How Energy Efficient Windows Make Cold Winters Easier To Cope With

Replacing your existing windows with energy efficient vinyl windows is no longer a luxury. It has become one of the most basic and easy to justify upgrades a person can make on their home – something that is especially true when harsh winter storms roll into town. By their very nature, modern energy … [Read more...]

Dark boards? When Hardwood Floor Repairs Are Necessary

The benefits of having hardwood floors are many. The look. The longevity. The ease of maintenance. All are big positives. If there is a negative it’s that you can’t simply tear them out and replace them if your floor is damaged the way you can with carpeting, tiles or linoleum. The good news is, … [Read more...]

Restore Your Wood Floors The Easy Way

Hardwood floors are probably the most beautiful, timeless and durable type of flooring out there, but that doesn’t mean they are impervious to aging. Even the best of hardwood floors that received plenty of loving care will eventually need wood floor restoration in order to retain their initial … [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...]

Reclaimed Wood: Yesterday’s best for a better tomorrow

Reclaimed wood became a popular material for flooring in the 70’s and has been on the upswing ever since. It is salvaged from the remains of old buildings, factories, warehouses, boxcars, water towers, and other pieces of our past then carefully restored by masters of the trade. It’s upcycled nature … [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...]

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...]