Dan Peterson describes his specially formulated Diamond finish to a visitor at our GreenBuild Expo booth. There is still time to come and enjoy the show. Don’t forget to download your FREE expo pass!
It’s always heartwarming to be able to help a client who purchased a floor from us over 20 years ago. George and Cyndi Watkins wanted to take the wax finish off their River Recovered® Heart Pine floors, then stain and coat them with a water-based polyurethane. The Watkins are discerning clients who know what they […]
We sometimes deal with potential customers who are debating between installing our wood flooring, or using an inferior product. Sometimes the cost of our flooring is a bit higher than other options. However, the durability, longevity, and alluring beauty of our woods cannot be ignored. And, with proper upkeep (which amounts to regular sweeping and cleaning) our floors eventually pay for themselves:
- No need to replace our flooring in the future. Unlike carpet, tile and vinyl, our species never go out of style and last forever.
- Wood floors add value to your home. Don’t take our word for it…the National Wood Flooring Association and HGTV host Scott McGillivray seem to concur!
- Most wood floor owners will agree they are easier to maintain and keep clean because they do not accumulate a lot of dirt and dust.
- Reclaimed wood is durable and can withstand more wear and tear than other types of flooring.
- Our reclaimed flooring is not only green, but healthy, too! Carpet fibers and tile grout lines are havens for pet dander, dust, pollen and allergens. Wood floors promote good air quality inside your home or office.
One of the many myths about wood floors is that they are difficult to clean and maintain. That may have been true long ago, but now, with the high quality finishes available, wood floor upkeep is quite simple. In fact, it is no more laborious than cleaning any other type of flooring surface. Many people […]
You can expect your wood floor to change over time. Our Production Manager, Miguel Scannone, is happy to explain:
Almost every hardwood floor changes color over time. Most floors become a darker shade, caused by exposure to direct or indirect sunlight. The changes seen in the color of the floor happens more quickly during the first weeks after installation. This color change depends on the amount of exposure to sunlight, but tends to slow down while still continuing to change for about two years.
If you place furniture and rugs on a new or recently sanded hardwood floor, those areas shielded from the sunlight are going to have a different intensity in color than the rest of the floor. If you then arrange your living room in another layout after a few months, there will be apparent differences in color.
Modern finishes can provide protection that allows your floor to last for many years in great shape. There are also finishes that can, to some extent, block the effects of the sunlight, slowing down the rate of change, but most hardwood floors will develop intense, deep, and beautiful tones as the floor ages. If you follow the finish manufacturer’s guidelines for use, care, and cleaning of the surface; while making sure to repair and refinish the floor when necessary; your hardwood floor is going to look better and better every year.