In thinking about sanding your hardwood flooring you may have thought, "That doesn’t seem too difficult. I can do this myself." Sanding your own hardwood flooring may seem like a less expensive choice but without the knowledge and experience of how to properly sand your floor, you may end up doing more harm than good to both your floor and pocketbook.
Sanding not only takes time but also requires you to take quite a few specific steps. Did you get the right equipment? Exactly which sander should I rent? What grade of sandpaper is the best? Do I need more than one grade as I have multiple issues on my floor? How many times do I need to sand….you mean I have to do it more than once? Can I ask my neighbor what he used even though our floors aren’t the same? Am I sanding aggressively enough or too aggressively? Am I doing further damage? These are just a few questions you might end up asking yourself.
Safety is another big ticket issue and not just your safety but the safety of your flooring. Should you sand without sweeping first or even choosing the wrong grade of sandpaper to use could cause costly damages to your hardwood floors. Using the equipment improperly or not letting the sealing sit for the proper amount of time could cause even more damage as well as a mess.
Why not hire a professional flooring contractor who not only has the knowledge and experience but has all the equipment as well? What could possibly take you days of try and retry, do and redo, can take a professional merely hours. Our team of experts at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation can do just that! We can do an inspection of your flooring and discuss with you the best course of action. We will also give you a written estimate. From beginning to end, we have the knowledge and the equipment to restore the life back into your hardwood flooring once again.
Plank wood flooring is becoming extremely popular, therefore manufacturers have come up with a less expensive form: vinyl planks. If you are on a budget and looking for a flooring option, for you vinyl flooring may be the way to go.
Vinyl plank was specifically designed to resemble hardwood flooring. It comes in strips in various styles of wood type such as oak, hickory, maple, etc. Because of the variety it is quite easy to find a color and type that works well your home’s décor. Vinyl is also a plus for those who are budget-conscious as the cost is well under that of regular hardwood flooring. Another great reason to choose this type of flooring is that it is water resistant, some options are completely waterproof so it is an excellent choice for wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. Drop a glass on vinyl and it is far less likely to break than on regular hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring requires daily and yearly maintenance to protect the wood itself and ensure its lifespan. But vinyl involves little effort as it requires only very basic routine cleaning to ensure its lifespan which can be up to 20 years. While vinyl flooring may not add as much to the resale of your home as regular hardwood flooring, the ease of daily care and maintenance along with other features makes this a viable flooring option.
With all the flooring options out there, it’s important to make a decision based on what is right for your home’s decor, your family’s lifestyle, and your budget. Our knowledgeable flooring contractors at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. have the answers for you. We will gladly sit down with you and discuss your flooring needs and together come up with a solution that works. Whether it’s regular hardwood flooring or the new vinyl plank option, we have what you are looking for and are ready to help you with choices, installation, and clean-up.
Any degree of water or fire damage to your home is devastating. However, in regard to your hardwood flooring there is no need to panic. A complete restoration may not even be necessary but damages need to be assessed as soon as possible so proper actions can be taken to save your flooring and your pocketbook. Depending on the amount of damage, there are methods that can be used to help restore your flooring to its original beauty.
In the case of water damage it is important to know how long the flooring has been wet. The longer water sits the deeper it will seep into the flooring. Sometimes this damage can be irreversible but with a quick response and assessment it might just need repairs to be fully restored to its original beauty.
There is a lot more to consider, though, when there is fire damage. Not all fires cause extreme damage to hardwood flooring, which is why a proper assessment is so important. Even if your flooring looks beyond repair it could be the surface was just badly scorched, which can be repaired. Other factors also need to be taken into consideration, such as smoke damage. Whether it is water or fire damage, it is best to have a professional inspect and assess the damages as soon as possible to potentially save you from replacing your flooring and instead have it repaired and restored.
It’s important to have someone you can trust inspect your floors, especially during times of disaster. Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. we have been in business for over 35 years, employing over 60 hardworking technicians who are here Monday through Saturday to answer all of your questions. You will receive a detailed, written price quote that will not change in the middle of the work. We understand how difficult a time this is for you and your family, and we will go above and beyond to make sure that you get the outcome you are expecting.
Winter. Shovel blades scraping against the wood. Ice, snow, extreme wind chills. Heat extremes, humidity. All these things work against the wood on your outside deck. And regardless of the wood that your deck is made of, it requires maintenance, and there is no exception.
Your deck needs to be maintained about every two years unless, of course, you live in areas with extreme weather conditions. Maintaining your deck requires equipment such as a pressure washer, sander or chemicals, time, and elbow grease. Deciding which deck stain or paint to use is important as well. Different types of stains and paint help protect your deck’s wood from the damaging effects of the elements. It’s important to pick one that not only matches your home but also gives you the protection your deck needs.
Our knowledgeable experts at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. have all the right equipment and know exactly what needs to be done to bring the life back into your deck and keep it protected no matter what the weather conditions are. We can make repairs and replace any broken or split supports. In addition, every precaution is taken to ensure that your siding and your plants are protected during the process.
With over 35 years in the business, we have a reputation for excellence. We will take the time to sit down with you and discuss not only your needs but the options that are available to you. Our goal is to give you a finished product that adds beauty to your home and yard so you can enjoy the days ahead!
When thinking about installing solid hardwood flooring, one of the things you need to consider is whether or not to install unfinished or prefinished flooring. For several reasons there is a big difference.
A nice thing about prefinished flooring is you can actually walk on your floor immediately. From start to finish, the installation time is significantly less. The flooring does not have to be cured. When it is down, it is done, and you can move your furniture right back into the room. Not so with unfinished flooring. Since it is finished on-site you may have to wait days or maybe even weeks before you can even move one piece of furniture back in the room. The reason for this is that while the flooring may feel dry, if not left to completely cure it is susceptible to scratches. It may also take weeks to cure due to multiple layers of the polyurethane as each layer must cure completely before the next is applied, making it extremely time consuming. But I do have to say if you are interested in any type of customizing such as inlays, medallions, or boarders, having the floors finished on-site is the only way to go. With prefinished flooring this isn’t even an option.
Factory applied finishes can be more durable than those done on-site and, with everything factored in, the final cost can be much less expensive. But if you have a tendency to want to change your floorings appearance, you will not be able to do this with a pre-finished floor. Even though it is initially more expensive, down the road the unfinished flooring will be much easier to sand and refinish to give your home a new look.
While both unfinished and prefinished solid hardwood flooring having their own advantages and disadvantages, you really must weigh everything in light of you and your family’s lifestyle. What will work best for you not only now but in the years to come? With everything there is to consider, why not let the professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. lend a hand. We have the knowledge and the equipment to not only help to guide you in making that decision but to see that any flooring need that you have is taken care of quickly and completely. Let our experts help to bring value and beauty to your home with new solid hardwood flooring.