Frequently Asked Questions on Flooring

Our hardwood flooring professionals are always ready to help you answer important questions before deciding on the best flooring styles for your home or office. Here are some top flooring questions and popular answers that might help in your deciding making process. Please feel free to stop by our showroom and ask a friendly representative more questions on hardwood floors, laminates, and tiles.

Why choose hardwood flooring over other flooring systems?

Hardwood flooring has a natural beauty that will give any room a very warm feeling. When building a new home, adding an addition or just taking up old carpeting that doesn’t have a hardwood floor beneath, you should look at the wide variety of wood flooring available.

Unlike carpet, 3/4″ thick wood flooring can take wear and tear and last well over 100 years with minimum maintenance (see our maintenance FAQs). When the surface finish wears, or gets scratched over time, you can recoat or sand and refinish the floors to make them new again.

The variety and colors of wood flooring available today, make it easy to find one that will compliment any design ideas you have. Hardwood Flooring is also the only floor covering that will add resale value to your home.

General:

Q. Do you move and replace furniture or appliances?
A. Yes.

Q. How do I care for my hardwood floor?
A. Dust mopping with the proper treatment.

What are the health benefits to hardwood flooring?

Carpets gather dust, animal dander, mildew, mites, pet urine, pollen and other irritants that can cause respiratory difficulties and are also harmful to those suffering from asthma or allergies, properly maintained hardwood flooring is extremely resistant to penetration from irritants.

One of the most common reasons for ripping out old carpets and installing hardwood floors or refinishing the existing hardwood floors is to get rid of the billions of dust mites that infest wall to wall carpet. Dust mites are little bugs that live off of dead human skin cells, which we all shed. The mites’ feces is what humans are actually allergic to. Dust mites love carpets. It gives them so many opportunities to meet other dust mites and breed.

For people with allergies wood flooring is one of the best types of flooring to have. Dust mites thrive and dirt and pollen build up in carpet even with constant vacuuming and washing. Dust and pollen are simply vacuumed or dry-mopped from a wood surface. Area rugs can be removed for more affective cleaning of the rug and the floor beneath.

Is hardwood flooring more expensive than carpeting?

A high quality wall-to-wall carpet often costs more than hardwood flooring products. Looking at flooring as a purchase that will last for generations with proper maintenance, it is clearly a better value.

Once hardwood flooring is laid down it doesn’t require expensive steam cleaning and may only need an inexpensive re-coating after a generation of use (depending on maintenance and wear and tear). Comparing this to carpeting which needs expensive deep cleaning every year or two and replacing after only a few years, hardwood is obviously the better value and much less expensive in the long term.

Costs vary from $6.00 sq. ft. to $30.00 sq. ft. installed, depending on the product.
On average, approximately 300 to 400 sq. ft. per day.
Costs vary from $1.90 sq. ft. to $3.50 sq. ft.
We use Dura Seal for all our stains and polyurethane coatings.
On average, 2 to 4 days, depending on square footage. This is one of the most important stages of a project and we take careful attention to make sure the sanding is done right so the finish turns out perfect.
The most durable finish on the market.
Sanding does create dust, but our machines have dust bags and we contain as best as possible.