Classic & Timeless
Many homeowners and designers agree that hardwood floors add classic elegance and warmth to every home. It is also believed hardwood floors give the illusion of a larger space. The combination of these elements provides a lasting first impression for your guests and a comfortable environment for you and your family for decades.
Living with hardwood floors in your home is very easy and when care for regularly, they harbor less dust, pet dander and stains. For daily care hardwood can be swept or vacuumed to remove dirt or debris. When you encounter a liquid or food spill, simply wipe the area clean immediately. Hardwood floors do not trap dust, animal dander, pollen, particulate matter or other common allergens like carpet will. This also allows you to significantly improve the indoor air quality of your home.
When you choose hardwood floors, you can add value to your home since many home buyers will pay more for a house with hardwood than carpet. Homeowners often prefer hardwood flooring in general or even when intending to install their choice of fresh carpet. Because it’s a feature often sought out, hardwood flooring may even help sell your house faster!
The long-lasting quality of hardwood makes them a cost-effective flooring option. Although it may be a little more upfront, it will save you money in the end. Call or visit us to explore hardwood flooring for your home!
Care & Maintenance:
Care and maintenance will vary depending on use, wear and tear, and lifestyle. Below is a general overview of what to expect with hardwood floors.
- Daily – Sweep or dust mop
- Weekly – Vacuum using bare floor setting
- Monthly- Clean with recommended wood flooring cleaner
- Every 4-6 years – Maintenance coat (new coat of finish)
- Every few decades – Sand and refinish
Routine cleaning requires sweeping, dust mopping, or vacuuming using the bare floor setting to remove dust and dirt. Clean spills immediately with a dry or slightly damp cloth. Do not allow liquids or moisture to remain on your hardwood floors for a prolonged period of time. If or when your hardwood requires a deeper clean, it’s best to use a cleaner made specifically for your hardwood finish.
If over time your hardwood floors start to look a little dull, they can be easily revived! This involves simply recoating your floors with a fresh coat of finish. This can be done as many times as needed and does not require sanding. Should you wish to change your finish, your hardwood floors can be completely sanded and refinished to your liking at any time.
Installing hardwood flooring can involve carpentry tools, specialty nailers, and felt builders paper or underlayment. Ordinary carpentry tools—table saws, power miters saw, jigsaws, and circular saws—are used to cut the hardwood planks. Prior to nailing the planks into the subfloor, felt builders paper or the chosen underlayment is laid to prevent the two hard surfaces from making contact and noise. Next, hardwood flooring is most often nailed down diagonally through the side tongue as each plank is installed. This allows the nails to be completely hidden from view as the groove on the following plank covers up the previous tongue. Specialty nailers snug up the planks at the same time they drive the nails, allowing the installer to work more efficiently.