Hardwood floors are one of the most commonly used surfaces in our homes. Yet often, when building or renovating their homes, home owners leave their floor purchasing decisions to the last stages of construction or renovation. By then, their budgets are restricted, and they resort to purchasing discontinued products, the quality of which are compromised, or having to choose cheaper laminated floors over a hardwood floors. The discounted price is …Read More
Hardwood Floors and Humidity
If you have hardwood floors and humidity in your home is not within the the optimal range of 35-55%, your floors may be at risk. Wood is a porous material, and humidity levels have an impact on appearance and durability of your hardwood floors. A lack of moisture in the air, or low relative humidity, during the winter months, causes a loss of moisture in the wood, resulting in shrinkage, splintering or …Read More
Should I replace carpets with hardwood floors?
Is your carpet showing signs of aging? Are you planning to renovate your house? Is the air in your house stale, in spite of being recently vacuumed and aerated? Perhaps you suffer from allergies or are concerned about environmental toxins? If your answer is yes to any of the above, than you may want to consider having your carpet replaced with laminated, cork, or hardwood floors. Carpets accumulate dust and create …Read More
Water based finishes or oil based finishes?
Both water based finishes and oil based finishes have different and specific uses. For example, exotic hardwood floors such as jatoba, cumaru and sukupira, amongst others, contain a high percentage of naturally occurring oils. Since oil and water do not mix, these woods cannot be treated with most of the water based finishes, except for Bona Traffic finish. Also, you will not have any success with your floor refinishing if the water based finish is used on the thin and narrow …Read More
Should I go with Dustless Floor Sanding?
If you like a clean environment, are suffering from allergies, have recently painted your walls or just want your floor refinishing job completed in a timely fashion, then dustless floor sanding is for you. Traditionally, hardwood floor sanding is an extremely dusty process. It’s like a dust-storm in your home, with a never-ending clean-up headache, lingering dust in your air ducts, and comes with a potential health risk to you. Our …Read More