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Frequently Asked Questions About Hardwood Flooring

How do I prepare for hardwood floor installation?
You will need to m
ove furniture out of the work area.  If you need a hand, let us know.  We have vacuum systems and dust containment but it doesn't get rid of 100% of the dust.  So, we will hang plastic over doorways to keep any dust limited to the work area.  We will need access to 220 power when we sand. 

What is the process for installing new hardwood floors?
We cut and nail the wood floor planks, fill gaps and sand the floor.  Then, we will show you color samples on the floor itself, so you can pick stain colors based on your lighting and wall colors. We apply the stain, then follow up with 2 coats of finish, allowing drying time between coats.  Oil base finish take 6-8 hours to dry, water-base finish takes 1-2 hours to dry.  Both finishes are commercial grade and available in satin, semi-gloss and gloss.

What is the difference between a water base finish and an oil base finish?  Drying time is shorter with water base finishes.  It doesn't look as shiny as the oil, so if you want a less glossy or matte look, water base may suit your taste.  Customers who want a high glass look to their hardwood floors will want to choose an oil base finish.  Durability is the same.  Oil base finish will darken the wood to a warm, amber color, while water base finish will go on clear.  Also, water base finish has less odor. 

How do I clean and maintain my hardwood floor?
You can simply wash your hardwood floor with a mixture of vinegar and water.  1/2 cup of vinegar to 1 gallon of water is all it takes.  Vacuum often or use a dry swiffer to get rid of grit that can wear the finish. Never use a wax product on your floors - if you do, we won't be able to do a simple recoat when the time comes, a maintenance finish coat will not adhere.  If you have a question about cleaning products for your hardwood floor, feel free to call us!

How often will I need to sand or recoat my floor? 
A high traffic wood floor (like a hallway or kitchen) will need to be recoated in 3-5 years.  We lightly screen the floor and put down one coat of finish.  If you do this regularly, you may never have to sand and refinish your wood floor.

Isn't a solid hardwood floor more expensive to install than other kinds of flooring?   A hardwood floor is a 'forever floor' - it will give you lasting durability and beauty.  When you consider the expense to replace carpet or laminate over the years, a solid hardwood floor offers good value for your money.

 
 
 
 
 

  

 
 

Perrysburg Hardwood Floors is a family owned and operated business
serving the greater Toledo area, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  
We are members of the BBB with an A+ rating. 
For more information or to schedule a free estimate, please contact us: 
Email:  perrysburghardwood@gmail.com or call 419-276-1142 

 

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