Daves Floor Sanding | Minnesota Hardwood Floors

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.

Floor Refinishing Contractors: Ham Lake, MN

Country living at its best can be found in the town of Ham Lake, Minnesota.  Ham Lake is located 25 miles north of Minneapolis which puts it conveniently in a place to have the best of both worlds – amenities of the big city and small town country living.  Golf tournaments, community outreaches to benefit the town’s many organizations, as well as “An Evening with Will Rogers” all give Ham Lake the community feel that everyone loves. You can come out to any of the fun community events and reconnect with neighbors you haven’t talked to in a while, gather with old friends or make some new ones.  It can all happen no matter where you go in the lovely town of Ham Lake, Minnesota.

While there are many people who work to make sure the community outreaches are fun and exciting for everyone, all these events take time and energy to accomplish.  Your hardwood flooring needs time and attention, as well, to make sure it continues to add beauty to your home.  To maintain the beauty of your flooring, it does requires daily maintenance of sweeping and mopping.  Walking on dust and dirt that has been left on your hardwood can cause scratches that if not taken care of can cause more damage and standing water can not only damage the wood, but it can impact that entire look of your home.

If you have noticed your hardwood flooring’s finish isn’t looking as bright as it used to, why not give the experienced professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding a call.  Our floor refinishing contractors have decades of field experience and will be able to help you with any of your flooring needs.  Have a flooring project you’ve been considering, but you are not so sure which hardwood flooring will best suit your needs?  We would be happy to discuss it with you.  We have been helping to beautify homes in the Ham Lake and surrounding areas for over 35 years.  Let us do the work for you so you can go out and enjoy time with your family, friends and neighbors.

Floor Refinishing Contractors: Bayport, MN

When you hear the name Bayport, Minnesota, the first thing that comes to mind is relaxation.  With a warm and welcoming community in addition to parks, and recreational activities year round, Bayport is not only a lovely place to live, it is a great place to come “breathe” even if it is just for a weekend.  People who love the outdoors will enjoy swimming, tubing and boating on Lake St. Croix.  If hiking is more your style, there are trails and bird watching in the St. Croix Savanna Natural Area.  And if you want to get to know more of your neighbors, the Farmer’s Market is the place to go.  If you go to their booth, you may even get to meet some of the people who are making a difference in the St. Croix Valley.  Really, there is something for everyone in Bayport.

It’s always fun to meet new people and to connect with some you haven’t seen in a while.  What isn’t so fun is while getting ready to entertain you realize your hardwood flooring isn’t the beautiful show piece it once was.  Your first thought may be “How did it get this bad?” or "When did this happen?"

The daily wear and tear of family living over time can take a toll on your flooring.  You may be noticing some minor warping and sagging or splitting of some of the boards.  You may also see some water damage or stains, maybe even some scratches.  But wait!  Before you go run out and rent a sander you need to understand if you really don’t know what you are doing, you may be doing more harm than good.  There actually may be less expensive and less invasive solutions to your hardwood flooring problems.

Depending on the extent of the damage to your hardwood flooring there may be options available to you that you haven’t even considered and the opinion of a professional is the best way to know for sure.  The worst thing you can do is attempt to correct the problem yourself without the expertise or knowledge to complete the task properly. You could damage the grain or compromise the integrity of the wood flooring itself which could end up costing you more in the end – in both time and money.

The professionals at Dave’s Floor Sanding have decades of actual field experience and are more than qualified to provide you with solutions for any problem that you are facing.  We will take all the time that is necessary to answer all of your questions.  Let us help you take the guess work out of your hardwood flooring problems.