How Much Does It Cost To Refinish Hardwood Floors

If you’re like a lot of people with hardwood floors that are showing their age, you would like to take steps to renew them to their former glory but are concerned about the cost to refinish hardwood floors. At The Men With Tools, we understand your concerns. That’s why we’re glad to tell you that … [Read more...]

A Practical Guide To Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floor Cleaners And Maintaining Them Properly Hardwood floors are beautiful and durable, but they also come with their fair share of responsibility, too. In order to maintain their luster and shine over many years, it’s important to take good care of your hardwood floors. Sometimes that … [Read more...]

Hardwood Floor Refinishing: Reduce your moving stress

  Moving tends be an extremely stressful process. From the moment you make the decision til your first night fully unpacked, the anxiety and sheer number of things to do can be overwhelming. With so much to worry about, The Men With Tools can help ease some of the burden with a one day wood floor … [Read more...]

Unfinished Hardwood Flooring vs Prefinished Wood Flooring. The Advantages and Disadvantages

When deciding to go with hardwood flooring for your home, one of the big decisions to make involves whether to lay down unfinished or prefinished flooring. When weighing your options, you’ll find differences in installation method, finish, and availability of species and style. Each has it’s own … [Read more...]

I’ve Acclimated My Floor For A Week, Now What?

Before any successful installation there are a few necessary steps everyone should take to assure that your floor will hold up for years to come. Look around the internet; it's littered with unhappy customers that have experienced floor failure. Unfortunately many so called professionals skip … [Read more...]

Never EVER steam mop your hardwood floors.

We've all seen commercials portraying steam mops as though they’re perfect for hardwood floors. Interestingly enough, you can find contradictory information from your flooring or finish’s warranty, the internet, and unfortunately via trial and error. It’s hard to know who to believe in this debate … [Read more...]

Hardwood Vs. Carpet: Which is best for kids?

A topic I often see debated across the internet is the viability of having hardwood floors instead of carpeting with children in the house. Safety, cleaning, maintenance, and longevity of the investment are a few of the many valid concerns. With so many variables involved there may not be a clear … [Read more...]

Making sense of your flooring options.

With all the options available to today’s consumer and so many variables on the job site, selecting material for your new floors can be a confusing and almost overwhelming process. Let’s talk about a few of the difference between these options so that it doesn’t have to be.   Solid … [Read more...]

Water Base Vs. Oil Base Finish

Without some kind of finish to protect it from the elements, wood will become dry and lifeless over time.  Finishing a wood floor, whether you stain it or not, will give richness and depth to the wood while  at the same time, protecting it from the knocks and scrapes of day to day use and abuse.  … [Read more...]