Hardwood floors are durable, long lasting and beautiful. The natural colors and patterns found in natural wood create a comfortable and inviting living environment.
Absolutely. Carpeting attracts and holds many allergenic spores, dust-mites, bacteria, fungi, animal dander and other unhealthy microbes. These disturbing irritants are dispersed every time you vacuum.
When properly maintained, hardwood floors can last a lifetime. The average carpet needs to be replaced every 10 to 12 years.
Red Oak is the most preferred hardwood for use in homes.
Check our maintenance page for floor cleaning details.
Humidity in your home should be kept at approximately 45%. An extremely dry house during the heating season will cause wood flooring to shrink, which will create linear cracks between the flooring slats. On the other hand too much humidity will cause the flooring to swell and could cause the boards to cup or crown.
We recommend our professional floor refurbishers. We have all the equipment and experience to do the job efficiently. Please call our shop for details.
All quotes, proposals and estimates are Free of Charge, “Always Have Been Always Will Be.”
Generally from 1 to 3 weeks out. Consult our office for an exact time.
We generally visit your site to give you an accurate time and cost estimate for Hardwood Floor installations.
Normally sanding & finishing is a three day process, but allow four in case the finish isn’t dry from one day to the next, depending upon weather conditions.
There will be a fine film in the sanded areas. To keep dust from penetrating other areas of your home, we recommend applying plastic to doorways using 3M blue tape and thin plastic film. The plastic and 3M blue tape is available at your local hardware or home supply store.
Yes, however access to the floors will be restricted because of the need for a certain amount of drying time each day.
A coat of oil base poly takes 8-12 hours to dry â€” a coat of water base poly takes 4-6 hours to dry.
68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal, if your home is too hot or too cold, it could cause the finish to dry incorrectly and delay the job.
Recommended 24 hours after the final coat is applied (with protective felts under all furniture). Large area rugs need to be kept off the floor for the first 30 days. Use a breathable perforated rubber pad under rugs. We sell protective felts; the perforated rubber carpet pads are available at most carpet stores.
You have a choice of a satin, semi-gloss or high gloss finish for your floor.
No, due to liability concerns that is an option left to the homeowner.
Generally most installations or refinishing jobs are started between 8:30 am & 9:00 am in the morning. Smaller jobs are sometimes started in the afternoon. The application of polyurethane varies from day to day depending on the finishing crew’s route, and will be decided at that time.
We require 1/2 down to start the job with the remainder due upon completion. We accept all major credit cards or checks. No payment plan is offered.
Yes. We can give you a rough estimate over the phone or we can travel to your site and calculate a free in-home estimate. We give free estimates from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
We offer a one year limited warranty on all our floor installations and refinishing jobs.
We are one of Minnesota’s largest hardwood floor refinishing and installation companies, and are fully bonded, licensed and insured.