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Spring Floor Care: Pets and Your Hardwood Flooring

Winters in Minnesota can get very long, so when spring enters the picture you can almost guarantee your hardwood flooring needs a little help to get back into shape.  

If you take a look at high traffic areas you may notice damage, not only due to the high foot traffic, but what comes along with those feet – salt, dirt, mud, water and snow that turns to water, and overall grime.  While the adults and children can be taught what to do with boots, shoes, wet clothing, etc., your pets are another story.  They may have brought in snow and ice on their paws in the winter and in the spring another enemy to your flooring is added, and that is mud.  If not taken care of immediately these elements can do damage to the staining and can even act as an abrasive, damaging the finish and luster of your flooring.  And the longer you put off taking action, the more it will cost you down the road as the damage spreads to other portions of the flooring and down into the sub-flooring.  

But wait!  Don’t allow these issues to cause you to walk away and shut the door.  Ignoring it won’t make it better or cause it to go away.  It may not be as big of a job as you are imagining, so why not allow the experienced refinishing specialists at Dave’s Floor Sanding tackle the job for you.  With over 35 years in business we know how best to tackle even the most difficult hardwood flooring project.  Our experts can work with you to determine the best option for your home and your budget.  We’ll help direct you with the best outcome for the needs of your flooring, your family, your finances, and your four-legged friends.

Spring Floor Care: Maintaining Your Floor’s Finish after the long winter.

After a long winter and everything that brings into your home, spring is a wonderful time to revive your hardwood flooring and give it that much needed lift!  If you have been putting it off, don’t wait another second.  Leaving maintenance on your flooring go one more year or even one more season can be doing more damage that will not only cost you more money but can compromise the beauty and worth of your flooring.

How often you need to maintenance your hardwood flooring really depends on the type and finish you have as each style of wood floor has its own requirements.  Some wood flooring is meant to have that aged look so you may allow more time to go by before you even consider having your floors refinished.  Many of the other types of flooring require you to do maintenance on them fairly regularly.   And with some of the thinner flooring's being mass produced today, sanding them prior to refinishing would actually destroy them.  You will also need to take a look at the finish on your floor.  Not all floors are sealed alike.  Some of the finishes are very difficult to touch up and require sanding which means special equipment, knowledge, and time.

Why not let the professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding take the guesswork out of this task for you.  We have refinished and installed hardwood floors in thousands of homes and commercial facilities in the Minnesota area for over 35 years.  We have the experience, the equipment, and the know-how to tackle any hardwood flooring project.  Since spring is a time of renewal, allow our team to give your hardwood floors a refreshing which can increase the life, durability, and worth of the floors throughout your home.

Spring Floor Care: Cupping, Buckling, and Crowning

With the end of winter comes the beauty of spring and with that, spring cleaning.  If you have been diligent throughout the long winter months and maintained your hardwood flooring, there really won’t be much to do in that respect.  Unfortunately, many of us are so busy on a daily basis that it’s hard to keep up with everything else, let alone maintenance of our hardwood flooring.  If not taken care of as it happens day to day, adding to that the snow and ice of winter, can take a toll on your flooring. 

While you may notice the effects of winter with its water and moisture on other parts of your home that are made of wood, such as your doors and windows, you may not have taken time to consider that your hardwood flooring, being made from wood as well, reacts to the humidity and moisture in the same way your doors and windows do, such as swelling with excess moisture or cracking and shrinking with excess dryness.  Any problems that this creates to your flooring such as cupping, crowning, or buckling, needs to be taken care of as soon as possible, and spring is a great time to have this fixed.  If left for “later” this could cause further damage to not only your flooring but your sub-flooring as well.  And further damage costs you more money in repairs.  The best way to know exactly what will get your floors ready for the spring and summer months is to contact a reputable hardwood flooring expert.

Our knowledgeable flooring contractors at Dave’s Floor Sanding have the experience necessary to come into your home and make an assessment of the situation.  They have all the equipment necessary to make any repair or take care of any problem area so you don’t have to take the time and energy to rent the equipment to get the job done.  Allow our contractors to do the job for you while you enjoy the beautiful spring weather with your family.  We will do what is necessary to make your floors forget the long winter and be ready for warmer days.

Spring Floor Care: Giving Your Floor a Good Cleaning

Spring is finally here, but the effects of winter may still be seen on your hardwood flooring.  Dust, dirt, water puddles and salt from the winter months can cause scratches that will eventually do additional damage and can end up costing you more down the road.  For the life and durability of your hardwood flooring, it is a great idea for you to give it a good cleaning.

The type of sealing used on your hardwood floors will be the difference as to the cleaning products you can safely use.  Often the product recommended for use by your flooring manufacturer is not the cheapest, but it is important that you use the appropriate product. Using the wrong chemical based product can cause more damage that may result in the need for a complete floor refinish, which is a far more time consuming and costly project.  You also need to be careful when using floor cleaning products as well since if not used properly and with the proper safety equipment, you can also get a very bad chemical burn.

That’s why our flooring team at Dave’s Floor Sanding are ready to help.  We have the knowledge and experience to determine the best course of action regarding your hardwood flooring needs.  We know how to safely get the job done, for not only ourselves but for you and your family.  We will discuss every step with you and, as always, will give you a written estimate that will not change along the way.  Allow Dave’s Floor Sanding professionals to spruce up your hardwood flooring so you can enjoy every minute of the beautiful spring season.

Spring Floor Care: Don't Wait! Get it done this spring.

Windows open, children and pets running in and out of the house, entertaining along with drinks, food, and fun, can all add up to problems for your hardwood flooring.  Scuff marks, stuck on food, spilled drinks, spiked shoes not left at the door, and the occasional pet accident can leave your flooring looking less than lovely and your nerves feeling less than calm.  If you have ever lifted up that damp rug only to see the ugly black stain the dripping shoes and boots have left behind, you know how overwhelming and disheartening it feels even thinking about what it will take to fix this.  

One of the worst decisions you can make regarding your hardwood flooring problems is to think you can deal with it “later”.  Many times issues can be quickly and easily handled when they are dealt with immediately.  Leaving scratches and stains on your flooring for any length of time can cause even more damage not only to the hardwood itself but to the subfloor as well, adding additional time and expense to correct it.  And as each passing season goes by without correcting the issues, the value of your flooring decreases.  Many times we don’t want to deal with the problems because we don’t have the time, the energy, or the equipment and really just don’t know where to begin.

This is why it is always good to get the assistance of a seasoned professional hardwood flooring expert.  Because our experienced team at Dave’s Floor Sanding have over 35 years of experience, we have seen it all!  And we know exactly what to do to make your hardwood flooring shine like new again.  Allow our team of professionals to come and make an assessment and give you a written estimate of what it will take to add years to your flooring.  Let us do the work so you can go out and enjoy the sounds and smells of spring in Minnesota.