Hardwood Floors

Video: Repairing Hardwood Floor Damage

Posted on July 10, 2019 by James Florence

CAMERON PARK — Host, Sarah Rutan: The biggest challenge of repairing hardwood floor damage is getting the repaired area to match the rest of the floor. Today we’re in Cameron Park with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Jason Stergion of Just Hardwood Floors to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Jason Stergion: A tip for the homeowner would be, in the case of a spot sand, if you have any damage from, like, urine or water – planters in the middle of a room – and we gear our clients away from doing just that area. We encourage our clients to do the entirety of the room, due to the fact that when you’re sanding just a little area, Read more

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Repairing Hardwood Floor Damage

Posted on July 08, 2019 by James Florence

CAMERON PARK — Has an area of your hardwood floor been damaged by moisture or scratching? You’ll be glad to know this damage can likely be repaired with refinishing. However, the challenge will be getting the refinished area to match the rest of the floor.

What makes spot refinishing a hardwood floor so challenging is the compositional differences between new and old finish. As finish ages, its complexion changes, usually by yellowing a bit. While this change may not be particularly noticeable, once you refinish an isolated section of the floor, the difference will be quite apparent. Since the new finish hasn’t aged like the floor’s existing finish, the refinished area will look lighter than the rest of the floor. Read more

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Video: Choosing a Wood Flooring Product

Posted on March 01, 2019 by James Florence

DANVILLE — Host, Sarah Rutan: When choosing a wood flooring product for your home, you need to take several factors into account. To learn more, we’re in Danville with Tyler Zimmerman of Danville Hardwood Company Incorporated, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dan Yorke.

Tyler Zimmerman: So, you’ve decided that you want some new floors, but you don’t know what to choose. I mean, there’s thousands of different samples at dozens of different price points, so what’s the right floor for you and your family? If you’re a family of five with, you know, two dogs at home versus a retired couple living on their own, you’re going to want to take a lot of different considerations in terms of how you make your decision. Read more

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Video: Choosing a Hardwood Floor Cleaning Product

Posted on March 01, 2019 by James Florence

DANVILLE — Host, Sarah Rutan: Prior to cleaning your hardwood floors, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right product. To learn more, we’re in Danville with Scott Peck of Danville Hardwood Company Incorporated, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dan Yorke.

Scott Peck: Installing hardwood floors is a big investment, so proper care and maintenance are important. Whether you’ve installed a solid hardwood floor or a durable engineered, it’s important to know which cleaning product to use. It’s also important to know which finish was used on your floor. Then you would know which cleaning product to use. We have three different finishes for our floors: urethane, Read more

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Video: Preparing for Hardwood Floor Installation

Posted on March 01, 2019 by James Florence

PITTSBURG — Host, Sarah Rutan: Before installing a new hardwood floor in your home, you’ll need to make sure its foundation is well-prepared. Today we’re in Pittsburg with Diamond Certified Expert Nikolaos Margaritis of Kyvos Construction to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert, Nikolaos Margaritis: When you want to install hardware floor in your house, if your subfloor is wood, plywood, of course you have to clean the area very well from the staples, from everything; a couple screws on the joints. You have to make it for sure level.

If you don’t make it level, you don’t have good results. So, you have to make the floor level. Read more

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Preliminary Steps for Hardwood Floor Installation

Posted on February 25, 2019 by James Florence

PITTSBURG — When installing a hardwood floor, proper procedure is critical. This includes preliminary steps like preparing the subfloor and assessing interior climate conditions. Be sure to observe the following preliminary steps for your hardwood floor installation project:

Preparation of the subfloor

Whether you’re starting from scratch or replacing an existing floor, it’s crucial to properly prepare the subfloor. Any previous flooring materials will need to be completely removed to make way for the incoming floor, including things like nails and staples. If the previous floor was glued down, this may make preparation more difficult and time-consuming.

Levelness of the subfloor

Any type of hard floor requires a level subfloor, Read more

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Choosing the Right Hardwood Floor Cleaning Product

Posted on February 08, 2019 by James Florence

DANVILLE — A hardwood floor is a big investment, and the best way to protect that investment is by employing proper care and maintenance. However, just any maintenance won’t do—it needs to be appropriate for the type of floor and, more importantly, the type of finish you have.

There are three major finishes used on hardwood floors: urethane, UV oil and oil-based. Each of these finishes requires a different cleaning product (or set of products). Urethane is the most low-maintenance of the three. For cleaning a urethane-finished floor, Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner is a good choice. Simply spray your mophead with the cleaner and wipe the floor clean.

On the other hand, Read more

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