You may have heard that it's important to acclimate hardwood flooring before it's installed. If you haven't heard, let me confirm that acclimation is very important.
Acclimation is accomplished by allowing the wood to sit in the room, where it will be installed, for about a week. The wood will adjust - or acclimate - to the humidity and
When installing a new hardwood floor or refinishing an existing one, you will have to choose a stain color. Here is a list of considerations to help you make that decision:
Perhaps you've been thinking about getting your hardwood floors refinished. It's been awhile and they just look tired and sad. But every time you think about a refinish, you imagine billows of dust floating around and invading every nook and cranny of your house. And once again, you put it on the back burner
I feel your pain! But I can tell you that it doesn't have to be as bad as what you've imagined. Here are a few things to consider . . .
More than a few years ago I bought my first – and only – brand new car. I went to great lengths to avoid scratches and dings. I got a lot of exercise walking from the back forty of the parking lot to go shopping.
You might feel the same way about your new hardwood floor. So here are a few tips that will help:
You may have considered – or are considering – hardwood stairs for your home. If you have hardwood floors on the main level, it might make sense to carry that look up to the 2nd level via hardwood stairs. In most cases, the same stain color would be used to tie the two together.
There are often two considerations that hold many back – cost and safety. So let's look at these issues . . .