Frequently asked questions

How long will it take to sand and refinish my wood floors?

A lot depends on the size of the project. You should plan for a full week if we’re sanding and finishing your floors. For most projects, this allows the time needed in order to apply the stain and finish coats, while returning all your furniture to its original location.

Some projects take longer if they are larger in size or if you’re installing upgraded finishes like Rubio Monocoat, or wire brushing. Keep in mind that the final coat does require a cure time. Typically it is 3 days for full cure if we are using polyurethane but may be different depending on the actual product used.

How often should I clean my hardwood floors?

Regular cleaning is the #1 way you’ll extend the life of your floors. Dirt breaks down floor finish, destroys the carpet fiber, and scratches luxury vinyl plank (LVP). You should clean your floors as often as possible and you’ll maximize their lifespan.

Each product has their own cleaning requirements so please reach out to us if you are not sure what to use and we will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction.

What’s the biggest difference between having a hardwood floor and a luxury vinyl floor (LVP)?

It’s no secret that LVP is a more affordable option than hardwood floors. Both options have their benefits, and it all depends on your wants and needs. Real hardwood floors cost more and can be less durable than LVP, but are considered a luxury. If you appreciate the feel and look of organic surfaces, a hardwood floor or engineered hardwood floor is your best option.

Talk to your sales professional about your budget and your lifestyle. We’ll help guide you toward the best flooring option that fits your needs.

How long will it take to install my new floor?

Installation timelines depend on the size of the project, what sort of prep work you want us to do, and what kind of material we’re installing.

For a 1,000 sq.ft. rectangular-shaped room:
- No moving of furniture off work area
- No demo of existing flooring
- No baseboard removal or reinstallation

➤ Luxury vinyl plank: 2-3 days
➤ Prefinished hardwood: 3-4 days

We’ll take care of all the project details so you can walk in and enjoy your new floor. During an onsite visit, your sales professional will provide you with a good idea of what you should expect for your specific project. Bear in mind, construction is all about problem-solving. Sometimes the problems we encounter take a little longer to solve than our initial projection.

When do I know it’s time to recoat my hardwood floors?

You’ll know it’s time to recoat when you clean the floor and it doesn’t look clean when your cleaning solution dries. BE AWARE OF THIS SITUATION, because if you wait too long, and dark gray areas start appearing in high traffic areas, then only a complete refinish will make your floor look beautiful again. A refinish is substantially more costly and disruptive to your life than a recoat.

If you’re not sure it’s time for a fresh coat of finish, then give us a call! We’ll be happy to come out and evaluate your floor while offering our recommendation.

How do I know which floor is the best option for my space?

Our carefully curated design process all starts in the friendly atmosphere of our showroom. From there, we’ll get to know you, find out what you’re looking for, and determine what your budget is. Our design team will take the reins and present you with flooring options that best fit your needs

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