A. The prefinished hardwood floor is end matched with a tight micro-beveled edge, and has 9 coats of aluminum oxide finish. The unfinished floors come end matched with a square edge and must be finished on site. Our prefinished hardwood line has a 50 year Warranty.
A. Our hardwood flooring is a four-sided tongue-and-groove product that can be nailed directly to a wood subfloor. A hardwood floor cannot be floated. It is installed with a #15 felt and nailed or it can be glue. Please refer to NWFA guidelines before beginning an installation.
A. Let the flooring acclimate for 5 to7 days, with boxes opened and laid flat in the room where the flooring is to be installed. If you are in an area with high humidity,
A. Our minimum order is a 1 carton quanity. Each carton has a different square footage and our calulator will give you a total $ amount when checking out.
A. We distribute our products from a temperature controlled warehouse. Our hi definition photos are a great depiction of our product. If you would like to see the flooring in person, Our showroom is located at 8403 Thomas Unit B, Bridgeview, IL. Please call us at 708-598-5670 with any sample requests or to meet at our showroom.
A. We are an sales and installation company. We service the Chicagoland area and suburbs. We do not give recommedations to out of state installers.
A. Excessive moisture can lead to numerous changes to your floor, such as cupping, buckling or cracking. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you do not use water to clean your floors.
A. Our hardwood floors are kiln dried to a moisture content of between 6 and 9 percent. Hardwood floors will naturally expand and contract with fluctuations in temperature and humidity. However, hardwood floors perform best when they are within a temperature/humidity range of 6 to 9 percent. At this range, expansion and contraction can be reduced to its minimum.
A. No. It is highly recommended that you do not install hardwood flooring below grade. However, it is possible to install laminate flooring or engineered hardwood floors in these situations.
A. You should always be thinking of the best way to keep moisture away from damaging your hardwood flooring. Humidity is always a factor and your home or office should always be kept at the manufacturers recommended levels.
A. The best way to maintain your floor is to sweep, dust mop and/or vacuum the floors regularly. Hardwood floors also clean easily with a Swiffer or similar type dry mop. You should avoid excessive moisture. A slightly damp mop may be used to mop up a spill.
A. No. You should never apply wax finish to your surface type finishes. This will void your manufacturer warranty.
A. It is normal for hardwood floors that are exposed to sunlight to darken over a period of time. To eliminate the obvious tone differences, it is best to rotate rugs and furniture so that the flooring gets an equal amount of sun exposure. Any differences in light exposure will eventually fade away.
A. It is a good idea to implement a regular cleaning routine, as well at the use of throw rugs and felt or plastic floor protectors on furniture.
A. As a rule of thumb, add 7% to 10% for waste and cuts depending on your skill level and the layout of the area.
A. Hardwood floors are not covered by warranty if installed in a bathroom. Moisture can cause damage to hardwood flooring.
A. In order to maximize the durability and beauty of your hardwood flooring, we recommend the following practices as part of your floor’s normal care and maintenance.
A. Hardwood flooring is an extremely durable flooring product. It can be installed in virtually any room of your home that is above ground. There are several locations that are not recommended for hardwood flooring. Because hardwood flooring is a natural flooring product it is not recommended that it be installed in wet locations such as bathrooms, washrooms, saunas, enclosed porches or verandas, or anywhere that may require wet-mopping. Extended exposure to moisture of this type may cause your hardwood flooring to warp, swell or crack.
Please note that certain species of hardwood are softer than others. You should consider using these harder species for high traffic areas. Refer to the Janka Hardness rating for an indication of the species hardness.
A. There are several things to consider before you begin to install hardwood flooring. Careful preparation before beginning will make installing your hardwood floor a quick and easy process.
A.Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular types of residential flooring. Here are a few reasons why you should choose a hardwood floor:
A. There are products that can be applied to prefinished urethane floors that will renew the floor back to its original appearance. Use only manufacturer recommended products.
A. Yes. Hardwood flooring is a natural product. Therefore, you should expect there will be natural color variations in the wood. Although lower grades of flooring will have a larger number of character blemishes, you can expect color variations in all grades.
A. Yes. All of our prefinished hardwood floors have a micro-bevel edge to eliminate uneven joints between strips of hardwood. This tight micro-beveled edge also prevents the finish from pooling up at the edges of the boards during the finishing process, resulting in a nicer, cleaner finish.