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13
Feb

Our Visit to a Hardwood Flooring Mill

HARDWOOD FLOORING MILLING PROCESS How ruff wood turned into hardwood flooring 1. Purchase Rough Cut Boards First the mill buys the rough cut boards from a saw mill. The process begins at this building where graders separate the lumber 2. The wood is dried. This facility takes the drying process from 4 month down to a few weeks. They are able to control temperature and humidity to ensure the woods…

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12
Feb

Is it good to wax a hardwood floor?

Is it good to wax a hardwood floor? I went out on a job last week to clean a floor and put another coat of finish on it. While we were cleaning and preparing the floor, I noticed that it turned white when it got wet, the sure sign that it had been waxed. I asked the customer about it, and sure enough she had been maintaining her floor with…

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12
Feb

What to do when a water-leak damages your hardwood floor

What to do when a water-leak damages your hardwood floor “My dishwasher/refrigerator leaked! What do I do?” The Cause: The Problem: Cupping When water is allowed to saturate a wood floor the result is a condition we refer to as cupping pictured here: This happens because more moisture is absorbed by the unfinished underside of the boards causing the bottom of each board to expand more than the top. The result is…

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12
Feb

Recent Floor We Refinished

Recent Floor We Refinished Here are some pictures of a floor we recently finished. The mark of a good refinish company is if they take photos that allow the light to reflect off the floor and reveal whether or not there are any imperfections. While this floor may not have been perfect, it’s as close as they come!

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12
Feb

The Freedom to choose

The freedom to choose There is one thing that sets human’s apart from the animal kingdom- self awareness. We have the unique ability to think about our values, our choices and even the power to change them. Between stimuli and response is the unique ability to choose that response. I admit this is very hard to accept emotionally, especially if we have had years and years of explaining our misery…

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12
Feb

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3 Tips for Hiring a Hardwood Company in Kansas City I’ve received at least two calls in the past week that got me thinking. (and a little frustrated to be honest) These phone calls went something like this, “Um, hello, my name is ______, and I received a quote from you a while back to do our hardwood floors. Well, we decided to hire another company and we are not…

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27
Feb

Angie’s List Super Service Award Press Release

Totta Hardwood Flooring Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service   Totta Hardwoods has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. “Only about 5 percent of the companies Totta competes with  in Kansas City are able to earn our Super Service…

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25
Nov

Getting Rid of the Gold

Giving the gold and update Golden Oak floors were really popular about 10 or 15 years ago. In fact, I go in some homes to find golden wood work everywhere. Gold is pretty much out now, and I often get asked if we can do anything to get rid of the gold. My answer is absolutely. There are almost unlimited looks you can achieve with the common oak floor. We…

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14
Nov

Is Waxing a hardwood floor bad?

I went out on a job last week to clean a floor and put another coat of finish on it. While cleaning and preparing the floor, I noticed the floor turned white when it got wet. This is a sure sign of wax on the floor. I asked the customer, and sure enough she had been maintaining her floor with a wax. Because the floor had been waxed, we were…

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