Caring for Wood Floors

To prevent hardwood floor damage, experts and manufacturers suggest numerous treatments. Yet even with regular maintenance, all hard wood floors will begin to deteriorate over time. Damage can range from fading, in high traffic areas, to extensive warping and cracking from moisture exposure. Treatment, whether by waxing or power sanding, ensures a good aesthetic, a sanitary floor and a safe, inhabitable space. Typically, maintenance depends on a few key factors: type of finish, wood grain and the extent of damage. Continue reading…

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Polyurethane Wood Floors

The most popular wood floor surface is polyurethane. Polyurethane is the only floor finish that can be used just about anywhere. The three main types of polyurethane used on hardwood floors are; oil modified, water based and moisture cured. Oil modified polyurethane is often applied over oil based stains. Water based polyurethane is usually applied over a water based stain. Continue reading…

Unfortunately due to gravity and the ease at which liquids disperse across floors it’s all too tempting to pour and spread various useless and potentially harmful materals on our wooden floors. In a misguided attempt to fill in scratches, make the floor shine or nourish the wood, and bring home miracle treatments, which accomplish nothing more than to further enrich the retail and petrochemical industry. Continue reading…