Less Luster, More Longevity

Trends in hardwood flooring come and go as time ticks on, as they do in every industry. While many of these styles are more form than function, one trend can be beneficial in both commercial and residential settings. The current rise of popularity in the use of finishes with a lower level of gloss … [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...]

Buying An Existing Home With Old Wood Floors.

So you’ve found the home of your dreams but its floors are a nightmare. An outdated dingy carpet in one room, a hardwood floor with water damaged boards and a worn down finish in another, stains made by who knows what everywhere else. Don’t let the neglect of past owners deter you from living in the … [Read more...]

Do You Have Pet Stain Problems?

 Of all the things your hardwood floors must endure pets may be the toughest on them. Tracking in water and abrasives from outdoors, dings and dents from toys and knocked over décor, scratches from untrimmed nails, and the inevitable “bathroom” accident all take their toll on your flooring. Sweeping … [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...]