Hardwood Floors Forth Worth FAQs
If you are considering hardwood floors or have visited our Hardwood Floors Fort Worth showroom, you know that hardwood offers comfort, natural beauty and value to your home or office. As the flooring investment of choice for discerning consumers, we hear many questions. Here are answers to some of the most popular.
Should I buy pre-finished or unfinished hardwood?
Because pre-finished hardwood arrives from the factory in stained, sealed and absolutely mint condition, it makes for a no fuss, clean installation, which saves you money. However, if you are attempting to match an existing floor scheme, an unfinished hardwood that can be finished on site, which is a time consuming, dusty undertaking, will cost a bit more. The sanding and sealant applications can be intimidating but let’s talk and see what we can do to make sure you understand all your options
What is an engineered hardwood floor?
Engineered hardwood flooring is composed of several sheets of hardwood that has been fused together into a single, double plank. Engineered hardwood floors are known for their outstanding stability and resistance to humidity and temperature change. Because engineered hardwood can be installed below grade, it is a popular choice for upscale finished basements.
Is do-it-yourself hardwood flooring installation possible?
Even accomplished DIYers can be challenged with hardwood flooring installations. Patience and knowledge are definitely required. If you have not installed hardwood before, be prepared to learn before you leap. It might be more prudent to bite the bullet and protect your investment and allow Hardwood Floors Fort Worth to install your flooring of choice.
What’s the best way to keep my Hardwood Floors looking their best?
To keep your hardwood floors healthy, clean and vibrant follow these steps.
- Sweep or vacuum with a brush or felt head regularly
- Use outdoor and indoor mats to collect dirt and moisture
- Clean any spills as soon as they occur
- Periodically apply our recommended hardwood floor cleaner
That will ensure a long, healthy life of your hardwood product. It really is as easy as that!
Is hardwood flooring a good choice for homes with pets?
Hardwood floors are the best investment you can make for your home. Yes, your pet and hardwood surfaces will be happy together as long as you take a few precautionary steps:
- Choose a durable wood
- Keep pet nails trimmed so as not to scratch
- Sweep or vacuum regularly with brush or felt head
- Regularly remove fur and grit
- Clean spills immediately
Follow these steps and your pet and your hardwood floors will be happy together.
Where do I find trim and moldings for my hardwood floors?
At Hardwood Floors Fort Worth, we aim to please. We offer a full line of coordinated trim and moldings for your hardwood selections. Talk with our staff about:
- Quarter round molding
- Reducer strips
- t-molding threshold
- Stair nose
These options are the finishing touches you wood flooring deserve!
How are my hardwood floors acclimated to the household environment?
We have found that the best way to acclimate the hardwood to the home is to first move packaged boards into the rooms where they will be installed a few days before work commences. We will open the cartons and elevate them slightly. This process allows the wood’s moisture to adjust to the room and home. Of course, our engineered wood floors do not require this step.
What maintenance do you recommend for polyurethane or similar finishes?
Care for these floor is about as simple as it gets. Follow these steps to preserve the floor’s appeal.
- Read the manufacturer’s instructions and follow
- Dust mop, sweep or vacuum regularly
- When the shine can no longer be restored, do not despair
- Recoat the floor with a surface finish
- Never use wax or vinyl care products on wood floors
Remember that the less traffic the floor faces, the less frequently it will need recoating.
Is recycled hardwood flooring available?
Our hardwood floor supply includes recycled floors made from wood salvaged from old barns, old factories and even wood reclaimed from riverbeds where logs sunk many years ago. Long-leaf pin recycled hardwood used in factories more than a century ago as well as recycled chestnut, hemlock, poplar, walnut and cypress are in demand.
If you still have question please give us a call or contact us and we will do our best to get it answered!