Hardwood Flooring Services in Manassas, VA
Our mission whether you are installing new floors or refinishing existing is to provide you with the best outcome and look. We will provide the highest quality and personal customer service one could ask for. There is a saying, "treat others as you yourself would like to be treated." This is a motto not just in your personal life but in business as well. This will ensure the longevity and growth of our company through repeat and referral business. Our goal is complete customer satisfaction in all areas including timeliness, attention to detail, and service.
Wood Floor Refinishing
This process involves: first, removal of existing shoe or quarter round molding, if applicable. Drum sanding your floor is next to remove surface coatings, deep scratches, stains, and to level uneven areas. When done properly, this will restore the natural graining of your existing wood. With our process, we use an industrial grade machine with a built-in vacuum to collect dust and particles from the sanding process. After the floor has been smoothed and thoroughly vacuumed, a stain may be applied. This is tailored for the look you would like to have for the foreseeable future. You can then choose either an oil-based or water-based polyurethane sealer. Both options have advantages and disadvantages. It is best to discuss this with your project refinisher. The entire process by this method will take place over a series of days, depending on the size of the project. This will be based on the time for curing and drying times which can also be factored by the type of polyurethane that is applied.
Each exposed part of the flooring is made of genuine hardwood and nothing else. Popular species of wood used for flooring are red and white oak, maple, hickory, Brazilian cherry, etc. These are typically installed using nails or staples. Another factor is these can come prefinished from a mill or factory (i.e. Bruce, Armstrong, Mirage, etc.) or unfinished and what is called "finished in place." This is where the floor is installed unfinished in the home. The installers will then stain the floor and then add the coats of polyurethane for finish and protection.
A layer of real wood called a wood wear layer which is glued and pressed on the top surface of alternating layers of plywood or some sort of core material such as MDF (medium density fiberboard). One of the main benefits of using engineered wood is it is designed to be installed on concrete surfaces. These are resistant to lower and higher moisture levels that you would find in basements and condominiums. They can typically be installed by using direct glue-down over concrete slab or nailed/stapled to wood subflooring. Engineered wood is cut in one of two ways: either sliced/sawn cut which shows the truer natural look of wood or it is rotary cut where the veneer is peeled off of a log using a bit lathe. Rotary cut products typically cannot be refinished. Wear layer thickness can greatly vary in quality and cost. For example, if you have a 4 mm wear layer, you could refinish this 4 – 5 times over the lifetime of the floor. Wear layer thickness can vary from .6mm to 6mm.
Surfaces of plastic, foil or paper, often printed with photographs of wood grain patterns, bonded to composite such as particle board or MDF. These products are not good with water or liquid spills. However, there are some higher end laminates that are water resistant.
Luxury Vinyl Plank
A vinyl product with core layer backing. It is the fastest growing category in the flooring industry. Most are completely waterproof which is great for installations in basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. LVP can give your floors the look of hardwood, tile, or natural stone. They can be glued down directly to concrete or wood subflooring but some have the ability to be floated using a click-lock system.
A heavy fabric for covering concrete and wood sub-floors. It is usually made of woven wool or synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, and SmartStrand Triexta. These are attached to backing and installed over some sort of padding for extra support and comfort. Carpets come in many different colors and varieties. Typically the length of manufacturer warranty is between 10-25 years and is a good indication of the quality of the product.