Daves Floor Sanding | Minnesota Hardwood Floors

Brooklyn Park Floor Refinishing Contractor

A thriving and prospering community, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota believes that their residents are their greatest asset and the key that makes their community great.  With 2,000 acres of parkland and 67 award winning parks, two golf courses, one known as the top public golf course in the United States and 120 miles of trails, Brooklyn Park, listed as a “Tree City USA,” makes sure the needs of the community come first in the decisions made.  They have a blended mixture of youth, adults and seniors which only adds to enriching this town showing that there are opportunities for all to thrive.

One business that has been able to add to this community in the area of home beautification is Dave’s Floor Sanding.  Our company has been refinishing and installing hardwood flooring in Brooklyn Park and surrounding communities for over 35 years.  We have the experience, the equipment and the know-how to salvage and refinish any hardwood flooring that is beginning to show its age.  Don’t think that you have to do a total floor replacement.  That isn’t always the case.  In 95% of instances, we can refinish your hardwood flooring, replace damaged floor boards and remove stains, giving your floors the face-lift they need.

Allow our customer service representatives, who have decades of actual field experience, the opportunity to discuss any problems you may have.  They will take the time to answer all of your questions so you can feel comfortable with the decisions you make.  Let Dave’s Floor Sanding make your hardwood flooring the beautiful main attraction of your home it once was.  

Hardwood Flooring: Walnut (Juglans)

When choosing a hardwood flooring there are a few factors involved in determining exactly which type will work for you, your family and your home.  Things to be considered in the decision making process are the color of your décor, where it is going to be placed and if that area has high traffic, to name a few.

Used throughout the world, Black Walnut (aka American Walnut) contains straight grains and has a rich, chocolate brown color with varying colors of light tan to medium brown.  This walnut is very beautiful and shines to a smooth finish.  Unlike Brazilian Walnut, Black Walnut is not recommended for high traffic areas but is a good choice due to its ease of use.  Throughout the aging process, this flooring develops a rich patina which darkens and grows more beautiful with time.  This is one of the reasons it is a choice made by homeowners as the natural color adds warmth to any room.  It is also a material that is very easy to install.

If you will be placing hardwood flooring in a high traffic area, you may want to consider a Brazilian Walnut.  Due to its high hardness rating on the Janka Scale it is widely chosen for its long lasting durability.  There are varying colors in this particular wood that range from medium brown to deep chocolate.  The grains have an irregularity which makes for an interesting visual pattern that can add a touch of warmth and elegance to any room.

Choosing a hardwood floor that best suits your décor and styles can be strenuous.  Let the professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding help guide you through the process of choosing and installing a new hardwood floor that will fit your home’s style to a tee.

Hardwood Flooring: Pine (Pinus)

While looking for the perfect flooring for you home, you may have come across some beautiful pine flooring.  You may have also noticed pine is considered to be at the far end of the hardness spectrum.  Despite being technically a ‘soft’ wood, pine may still be the perfect choice for your home.

Pine wood itself has a lot of personality.  It has knots and grain swirls which only adds to its popularity and charm.  It is important to know, though, what kind of pine you are getting when you go to purchase it for your floors.  The darkest and hardest part of the pine tree is found in the heartwood.  Heart pine flooring is more resilient to dents and deep scratches than pine flooring made from sapwood.  Heart pine floors are prized for their rich golden glow.  They don’t need staining (just a clear topcoat), don’t cup and crown due to humidity issues, will usually last quite a long time and age beautifully with a lovely patina.

Eastern white pine takes on stain very well and costs much less than the heart pine and is actually the best choice if you want the most authentic look and the widest planks that are available.  Many people use reclaimed pine flooring from old barns and factories making it less expensive than most other options.  However, it is important to know that while it may be a perfect fit for your home it is a softer wood so it does have a tendency to ding and dent, but don’t allow that to scare you away.  Properly maintained, any wood floor can stand the test of time, and in actuality as you walk on the floor it compresses and gets harder.  Eastern white pine has been used in homes for over 300 years, and there are many that are still actively being used today.

So, whether you decide on the heart pine or eastern white pine you will get the charm and beauty added to your home that only a pine floor can give.  Let the professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding help guide you through the process of choosing and installing a new hardwood floor you will meet your budget and give you the look your home deserves.

Hardwood Flooring: Oak (Quercus)

Do you have high traffic areas, children, maybe even a pet or two, but still want that beautiful look of hardwood floor without the scratches?  Oak hardwood may just be your answer.  Oak flooring is the standard for durability and one of the most popular flooring options you can buy.  It also is well known for complimenting any décor in your home due to its neutral colors and ability to take on any stain.  It adds warmth and beauty, as well as an appealing selling feature to perspective buyers.

Unstained white oak is a beautiful addition with its casual elegance making any space appear lighter and airier.  You can take a small space and open it up with this lovely flooring.  It is also a great option if you have black or gray accents in your home brought in by your sofa, windows, walls, doors, cabinets, etc...  Oak flooring is also resistant to moisture so you won’t have some of the humidity level issues that other flooring materials have.  

North American red oak is the most common flooring material and the most popular, right after cherry and maple.  Due to its hardness this flooring resists dings and dents so you can let the children in and the animals run free.  You don’t even have to use area rugs in the high traffic areas!  If you want your flooring screaming, “Here I am, look at me,” then red oak is absolutely the flooring for you as it is known for its strong grain patterns that come alive when stained.  And speaking of stain, red oak is also known for staining evenly and comes in a variety of colors.

Because wood is a natural material it is going to age and One thing to consider with any wood flooring is not only how beautiful it looks the day it is installed but how it will change over time.  with this aging comes color changes due to sun exposure, use, weather, etc., but this will only add to its charm.  Let the professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding help guide you through the process of choosing and installing a new hardwood floor you and your family will enjoy.

Hardwood Flooring: Maple (Acer)

Many times finding the right flooring that works with your home’s style can be a challenge.  Matching furniture patterns and colors, cabinet colors, lighting, etc. all need to be taken into account.  If you are looking for a subtle flooring that allows your décor to take center stage you may want to consider maple hardwood flooring.

Maple wood is found in the northern areas of North America and Canada and is rather pale with varying shades of brown and black throughout.  Some maple flooring contains graining known as "birdseye" which is a pattern of small marks resembling tiny eyes and is common in hard maple.  Hard maple is the hardest of all maple varieties found in North America.  It has an even, straight grain and a natural strength and durability which is why it is a great choice for hardwood flooring in high traffic areas.

Due to the fact that wood is a natural material your hardwood floors will go through an aging process which changes the wood’s color over time.  This can be a wonderfully unique process that gives your home additional character.  Maple tends to grow more yellow overtime which you need to consider when looking at this flooring.  Staining your maple flooring a darker color is not recommended as it is almost a completely non-porous wood, therefore it can’t absorb dark stains properly and can appear blotchy.  However, if you are looking for something that can hold up under the day to day comings and goings of family life or you want your décor to shine, maple hardwood may be just the floor for you.

Choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home can be challenging for any home owner.  Let the professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding help guide you through the process of choosing and installing a new hardwood floor that will fit your home’s style and be something worth showing off to your guests.