Data and research from the Wood Floor Covering Association report that flooring trends for 2016 are running towards the use of wider wooden planks in richer tones, a more natural, vintage look and feel that showcases the inherent grain and texture of the wood, and reclaimed wood options. These trends are being impacted by green initiatives and human safety; they offer today’s hardwood floor consumer an entirely new arena of design possibilities and more options than ever before.
As the administrator for Greg Garber Hardwood Floors I want to have qualified answers for our customers questions. Often I’m asked; “Hiring a contractor to install my new wood flooring is expensive, why can’t I do it myself?” I went to experts, “The National Wood Flooring Association,” for the answer and this was their response:
Installing wood floors is more complicated [Read more…]
How do I know if my hardwood floor can be sanded and re-stained?
Here is a helpful little TIP!
If you see nail heads showing on the seams of the boards, like they are in this picture, its a sure sign that the floor cannot be re-sanded without falling apart.
These are the tops of the small casing nails that were driven into the side of the strips to hold them together!!
This Floor has had its last sanding!!! [Read more…]