Why should I spend money to restore my hardwood floors?
It is relatively inexpensive to restore hardwood floors, and it is cheaper than new carpet and longer lasting.

What are the benefits of having hardwood floors?
Hardwood is an ideal surface for people with respiratory conditions. Hardwood floors do not hold the dust, dirt and pet hair that carpets do. Hardwood floors clean easy and in less time than carpet. The less dust, the better you breathe. Hardwood floors also add value to your home. They never go out of style, and never decrease in value.

How messy is the process of refinishing?
When we sand a floor we first seal the room off so no dust can reach areas beyond the work zone. The sanding equipment have dust collection systems that contain 90% or more of the dust generated during the sanding process. After all the sanding is completed the area is throughly vacuumed to remove any residual dust. Then we can proceed to coat the floor.

How long can I expect my hardwood floor to last?
A hardwood floor that is correctly maintain should last an average of 20 years. Seldom used rooms and rooms that only see light traffic should last longer. Kitchen floors, which see heavy use, will last an average of 10 before they will need professional attention.

How do I take care of my hardwood floors?
The first advice I give me customers is to have a dehumidifier in the basement. A dry basement means more stability for your hardwood floor. Second, any furniture that will move on the hardwood floor (dining room chairs) I recommend putting stick-on felt pads on the bottom of all chair ad couch legs. This will prevent scratches from furniture appearing over time. Most of the time your hardwood floors will only need a quick dry-mop to pick up dust, I use a shop-vac with a soft bristle brush to clean my floors. When I need to wash them I use warm water with a small amount of white vinegar. Vinegar is a degreaser that leaves behind no residue. The less cleaners the better.

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