Update The Look And Feel Of Your Room
Whether you are installing new floors, or refinishing your existing ones, our mission is to provide you with the best outcome and look.
Wood Floor Refinishing
When done properly, this will restore the natural graining of your existing wood. First, we remove 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 sanding your floor, we use an industrial grade machine with a built-in vacuum to collect dust and particles. After the floor has been smoothed and thoroughly vacuumed, a stain may be applied, tailored 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, which we recommend discussing with the project refinisher. The entire process 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, and more. Solid wood flooring is typically installed using nails or staples, and can come pre-finished (stained and sealed planks) from a factory or mill. Alternatively, the planks can come unfinished, and can be finished in place. When a floor is finished in place, it is installed unifinished, and stained and sealed in your home.
A layer of real wood called a wood wear layer is glued and pressed on the top surface of alternating layers of plywood, or a core material such as MDF (medium density fiberboard). One of the main benefits of using engineered wood is that it is designed to be installed on concrete surfaces, and as a result, are resistant to higher and lower moisture levels that you would find in basements and condominiums. They can typically be installed by using direct glue-down planks over concrete slab or nailed and/or 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 rotary cut where the veneer is peeled off of a log using a bit lathe. That said, 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.
Laminate flooring is a plastic, foil, or paper surface, printed with photographs of wood grain patterns, and bonded to composite such as particle board or MDF. While cost-effective, laminate flooring is 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.
Carpet is a heavy fabric for covering concrete and wood sub-floors, and is usually made of woven wool or synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, or SmartStrand Triexta. These are attached to backing and installed over padding for extra support and comfort. Carpets come in many different colors and varieties, including plush, Berber, low-pile, and more. Typically, the length of the manufacturer’s warranty is between 10-25 years, and is a good indication of product quality.
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