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Hardwood floors have been around for a long time.

Read below to learn about the different types of hardwood floors and which might be right you and your home.

Solid Hardwood Floors

They are generally 3/4” thick and can be purchased unfinished or prefinished. In addition, solid wood floors expand and contract with changes in temperature. In summer, humidity causes hardwood to expand, causing the planks to buckle. In winter, as the moisture decreases, the floor planks contract, leaving gaps. Solid hardwood floor is available in unfinished and prefinished. Unfinished wood will require sanding and staining after installation. We use long lasting, high quality stains and polyurethane (or the newer and friendlier water based) to coat our sanded floors.

Prefinished Wood Floors

They are typically 3/8" - 5/8" thick and can be floated, glued (over concrete) or nailed (over wood) to a properly prepared sub-floor. This is flooring that has been finished with polyurethane in a special factory. This flooring can be installed and walked on the very same day! Prefinished flooring is offered in a large variety of board widths, wood species and stain colors.

Engineered Wood

They are also called composite wood, includes a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding together wood strands, particles, fibers, or veneers with adhesives to form composite materials.

Maintenance Tips for Hardwood Floors

  • Do not wet-mop a wood floor because water can dull the finish, leave a discoloring residue or even damage the wood.
  • Wipe up spills immediately with a clean towel.
  • Use soft plastic or fabric glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scratching.
  • Use a humidifier during the winter to prevent wood movement and to keep shrinkage to a minimum and a dehumidifier in damp conditions to minimize natural expansion.
  • Use throw rugs inside doorways to prevent dirt from being tracked onto your wood floors.
  • Keep animal nails trimmed (for obvious reasons).
  • Do not roll or slide furniture, appliances and heavy objects directly upon the floor.
  • Use protective covering on your floor.
  • Protect the floor from direct sunlight. Use curtains on large windows and glass doors and periodically move furniture and big area rugs in a different spot.

Our Advice

  • Always clean your floors periodically with a professional floor cleaning product recommended by the manufacturer of your particular type of flooring. Not doing so may void any warranty on your investment.To help our customers to save time and money we can perform in-house inspections and provide the best solution to restore your beautiful floors.

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