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Spring Floor Care: Winter Salt, Dirt, and Mud Problems

Winters in Minnesota can be long and harsh.  There is day after day and month after month of cold temperatures, snow, and ice that brings with it salt, winter mud, and dirt that can do damage to your hardwood flooring.  So while spring brings with thoughts of cleaning, we also need to consider adding maintenance of our hardwood floors to that “to do” list.

You may not have even noticed during the winter how much damage was being done to your beautiful hardwood floors.  Salt and dirt not cleaned up right away may have left behind scratches that have gotten deeper with time.  Melted ice and snow puddles have left behind stains and discoloration.  Now you are looking at your once beautiful hardwood floors and wondering when and how this happened.  Thankfully, damage done to your floor can be corrected, but the amount of work and money required depends on how much damage has been done and how long it has been left unattended.  Knowing exactly what needs to be done, what to use both in product and machinery, and the time and effort used to make these repairs can be overwhelming and is often best left to experienced professionals who will know how to expertly repair your hardwood flooring.

Dave’s Floor Sanding has been in business for over 35 years.  Not only that, but our customer service representatives have decades of actual field experience and can easily help direct you to the best solution for any problem you are having.  We have the equipment and the know-how to provide an environment of safety for our workers and for your family as well.

From our customer service reps to our flooring contractors, Dave’s Floor Sanding’s team of experts will work together with you to give you an outcome that will make you, your budget, and your floors happy and put the spring back in your step!

Spring Floor Care: Squeaky Floors

As spring brings with it the first robin and the sweet singing of a variety of birds in the trees, it also brings with it a sound that we really don’t want to hear…..that irritating floor squeak.   How did this happen?  Why does one part of the kitchen have a squeak but the one in the living room doesn’t sound the same.  What is going on with the flooring?

You may begin to notice these squeaks during seasonal changes as humidity level fluctuations naturally cause contracting and expanding of your wood floors.  The transition from the furnace being on and causing the air to be dry to the moisture that spring brings, causes fine cracks to develop.  Then add in spring and its moisture that enters into the wood, causing the wood to swell and the floor boards to rub together giving you that dreaded squeak.  You will notice it again when the wood begins to dry out which loosens the nails and the boards begin to move back and forth.  This accounts for the regular squeak you hear.  

One of the best ways to alleviate these sounds is to make the necessary repairs to your flooring and possibly your subflooring.  Contacting a reputable flooring contractor who can come to your home and evaluate the sounds of your flooring and offer solutions is important due to the fact that this is something you really don’t want to do yourself.  Using the wrong product or equipment can cause further damage that can cost you much more in the long run.

This is why it’s a good idea to leave this to the professionals, like our team at Dave’s Floor Sanding.  We have heard every squeak your flooring can make and know exactly what to do to take care of it.  From the knowledge and expertise, to the equipment, we can get the job done for you and can work within your budget.  We will gladly discuss all options, even giving you a written estimate that will not change during the course of the work.

So, leave it to our professionals.  Let us do the work so the only “music” you hear coming from your home is the one you are playing and not your hardwood flooring.