Our life can be so busy with its daily comings and goings. Foot traffic, pets, moving furniture, spills, messes, etc. all add up and over time take a toll on your hardwood flooring causing it to look damaged, dull, and less than new. Taking a good look you may even have noticed some staining or places where the boards have begun to pull away. One of the worst things you can do is ignore the problem as this will not go away but only create more of an issue and be costlier down the road. But don’t start looking into replacing your flooring just yet, not all damage or discoloration means your flooring can’t be fixed. Often times refinishing your hardwood floor can get it back to looking shiny and new again.
Our qualified, experienced flooring contractors can come to your home, do an inspection, and give you a written estimate. A little fix here and a refinishing there may be just what is necessary to bring the life back into your hardwood flooring once again. Because we care about our customers we will take the time to discuss every step from beginning to the final clean-up. Our company has been in this business for over 35 years. We have the equipment and the know-how to tackle any hardwood flooring project. Bring your concerns and your ideas and allow Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. the opportunity to make your hardwood flooring come alive once again.
If you have ever heard the term "screen and recoat" or "buff and coat" (which are actually the same thing), then you may know why this procedure is so vitally important to the life and vitality of your hardwood flooring and to your pocketbook.
Everything needs maintenance over its lifetime to keep it in tip top shape and doing its job. Your vehicles, your roofing, your yard, even your hardwood flooring needs maintenance and part of its regular program should be a buff and coat.
Polyurethane is a coating for your hardwood flooring that helps to protect it from the elements. However, over time that coating is removed by day to day wear and tear. Scratches signal a loss of coating and therefore a loss of protection. The longer you wait to take care of the situation, dirt, grim, and water can be damaging your hardwood flooring requiring more work and money than you first imagined to get it back to its original beauty. Just like a vehicle, if you would go to the mechanic when you first hear the brakes squeal, it can cost you around $100. Unlike if you ignore the noise, wait, and then go when you hear the grinding, we are talking hundreds of dollars as you are repairing more than just the original issue. This is why regular maintenance is a must to keep your hardwood flooring not only looking beautiful but functioning its best for you and your family.
Remember that the protective coating of polyurethane does wear off over time. Why not let the experienced flooring experts at Dave’s Floor Sanding & Installation, Inc. help keep your hardwood flooring protected before what could be a simple recoat turns into something much more.
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.