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Mike and Ben Totta at wood mill
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?

So, is waxing a floor a bad idea? 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.…

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12
Feb

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

The Cause: “My dishwasher/refrigerator leaked! What do I do?” 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 a wavy appearance and each course of wood is raised…

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12
Feb

3 Tips for Hiring a Hardwood Floor Company

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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White oak floor with brown finish
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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Hardwood before carpet
09
Oct

Matching Existing Floor when Replacing Carpet with Hardwood

Replacing carpet with hardwood floors can help with allergies. We recently did a project for a client whose son had a lot of allergies. Because of this, they wanted to remove all the carpet in the home and replace it with hardwood. They already had hardwood flooring on the majority of their first floor. they had carpet in 3 rooms on the first floor and on the entire second floor.…

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Laptop on Hardwood Floor
12
Sep

Replacing vs. Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Has your hardwood floors seen better days? If you've had your hardwood floors a while, they may have seen better days. To bring new life back into your floors, you’ve got a couple of options. Both of which can yield beautiful results.  Read on for the details. To Refinish or Replace — That is the Question Here are 3 factors that determine whether refinishing or replacing your hardwood floors is…

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10
Sep

Do You Want to Choose the Right Hardwood Floor for Your Home?

There is a wood flooring solution for every home, however choosing the right one for yours can be overwhelming.  Here are some tips to get you started. Tips for Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring 1. Type of Room How do you use the room?  Hardwoods are extremely durable and meant to last a lifetime or longer, but they do perform best in rooms that maintain a temperature between 60 and…

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26
Jul

Investment vs Disposable Flooring

Spend More Now to Save More Later When you’re looking to upgrade your flooring, the initial price of hardwood floors can look a little daunting compared to carpet.  But there are a lot of good reasons to invest in hardwood floors instead of carpet.  Read on to find out our top 3 reasons. #1: Hardwoods are an Investment; Carpet is Disposable Hardwood floors offer an excellent return on investment for…

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