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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012



Everyone here at PTI Hardwoods would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!


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It's a time to be full of thanks, and we'd like to thank you for choosing us for your home remodeling!




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The Types of Hardwood Floors - WHITE OAK

November 14, 2012


Red oak and white oak are very similar. When choosing between the two, the decision usually comes down to the grain patterns and the cost. Red oak grain patterns are more pronounced, while white oak’s grain patterns are finer and smoother. Since wood is a commodity item and traded on the stock market, the price can fluctuate greatly in a short amount of time. This means that red oak could cost slightly more than white oak one day, and the next day white could cost slightly more than red.



BENEFITS:

  • Dense (denser than red oak) meaning it is less likely to be dented or scratched
  • Recommended for high traffic areas such as living rooms, hallways, entryways, and kitchens because of its density
  • Higher in dimensional stability than red oak meaning it is less likely to warp when it gains or loses moisture and other seasonal changes
  • Works well with any décor (naturally ranges from tan to medium brown hues, making it very neutral
  • Easy to stain and holds it well
  • Cheaper and widely available hardwood


LIMITATIONS:

  • Will have moderate color changes and will take on a slightly amber tone over time
  • Common wood flooring choice (though custom staining adds uniqueness)
  • Lower grade wood is more likely to have slight variances of color, grain pattern, and to contain knots (though some prefer these attributes


If you have any questions regarding hardwood flooring contact us! We are happy to help!
Check back soon for the last post of our "Types of Hardwood Floors" blog series. The last entry we will look at walnut!


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The Types of Hardwood Floors - RED OAK

October 19, 2012


Do you have wood floors? If so, there is a high probability that they are oak.  There are two types of oak. One is red oak and the other is white oak. Red oak usually has a pinkish hue, while white oak is often darker with a tan hue. They also have different densities, which means that the two can be stained with the same color stain and still not match. (WARNING! If you are trying to match a new wood floor with an existing one, be sure to have a professional assess what kind of wood the existing one is, or you could have an obvious mistake)

Red oak is the most popular type of hardwood flooring in the United States.  Here’s a quick guide for deciding if red oak is right for your home:


BENEFITS:

  • Cheaper type of hardwood
  • Abundant, easy to find
  • Grown in the US under environmental guidelines
  • Polishes and stains well, and it is easy to attain a custom color on it (the pinkish hue is less noticeable the darker the stain)
  • Has a pronounced wood grain which some view as adding character
  • Hides dents and scratches well due to its visible wood grain
  • Its sturdy wood works well in high-traffic areas
  • Great for people who have allergies since dust mites have nowhere to hide and it cleans easily of hair and dust (true for all kinds of hardwood floors)

LIMITATIONS:

  • Porous wood, so it is not recommended for bathrooms where standing water may be absorbed and cause the floor to warp or buckle
  • Common wood flooring choice (though a custom finish adds uniqueness)
  • Its prominent wood grain may be too busy looking for some
  • The lower the grade of red oak, the more likely it is to have knots and slight variations in color from plank to plank (some prefer this because it adds character)



If you have any questions regarding hardwood flooring, contact us! We are happy to help!
Check back soon for the rest of "The Types of Hardwood Floors" blog series. Next entry we will discuss white oak!


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Bathroom Remodels

April 08, 2012


Your bathroom is an extension of your personality and constantly in use. The bathroom is used for dressing, bathing, putting on makeup, shaving and much more. This means that your faucets, fixtures, cabinets and drawers will wear out quickly. Perhaps your tastes are different from those of a previous owner, or you just feel it is time for a change. One of the simplest ways to upgrade your home and your daily life is remodeling your bathroom.

 
Where to Start
Once you decide it is time to remodel your bathroom, you may find it difficult to know just where to begin. The first thing that you must consider is the style and design of your new bathroom. Take the time to browse online, flip through magazines, visit showrooms and talk to friends who have recently remodeled to get a number of ideas.

Take a moment to look at your bathroom with a critical eye. Consider any plumbing issues that may exist. Look at all of the light fixtures and determine if you need to address any electrical problems. Check the current items for mold or mildew damage, water damage and stains. Also, think about the appliances and accessories in the bathroom that you want to add or replace.

Now, think about the layout of your bathroom and the changes that will make your bathroom more functional, comfortable and accessible. For example, you may consider changing the location of the toilet or tub to better suit your daily life.

Make a list of the features in the bathroom that you want to change, such as sinks, toilet, tub, shower, faucets, cabinets, countertops and floor. By making this list, you will be able to begin gathering information on styles and costs. Not only will you be able to determine the exact changes that you want to make, you will also be able to determine how it will fit into your remodeling budget.

The Cost to Remodel
If you are working with a tight budget for your bathroom remodel, it is possible to save on the cost to get the job done. One of the best ways to keep more money in your pockets is by doing all of the work on your own. You should be able to find all of the materials that you need at your local home improvement store and enlist the help of family and friends to make the job progress quickly.

On the other hand, it may be necessary to hire a professional if your bathroom remodeling project is especially large or requires plumbing and electrical work. Even if you hire a professional, you can still save money by purchasing less expensive fixtures and accessories. For example, if you want marble tiles, but they do not fit in your budget, you can use travertine tiles. Travertine tiles look very similar to marble, but are considerably less expensive.

A Few Tips and Ideas to Consider
As you dig deeper into your remodeling project, you will discover several little details that will ensure your success. One example is using white tile and fixtures in a small bathroom to make the space appear larger. If you find white to be too asylum-like, bright colors such as yellow and light green will have the same effect. Likewise, you can open the space up considerably by choosing pedestal sinks and shelves over vanity sinks and cabinets.

Your bathroom remodeling project should encompass your own specific tastes and way of life. Remodeling your bathroom can be done as inexpensive or as costly as you like to achieve the look and feel that you want. Keep in mind that any remodeling project is an investment that will be long lasting and add value to your home if done properly.


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Kitchen Remodels

April 08, 2012


One of the best investments that you can make in your home is to remodel your kitchen. In fact, when it comes to home improvement projects, kitchen remodels are generally a top priority.

In most family homes, the kitchen is the central hub; therefore, it is important to do your best to make the room a stylish and enjoyable place to spend time. Organization and functionality are crucial in the kitchen to make an entire home run smooth. Even if your kitchen is a small one, you still have a number of options for upgrading.


Planning to Remodel

Kitchen remodels are very exciting, but can also be quite a challenge. It is important to have a kitchen that suits your needs, lifestyle and your personality. Remodeling your kitchen will increase the value of your home and add simplicity to your life, but you must have a good plan. From the cabinets to the floor, a successful renovation requires intense planning.
First, you need to decide on the scope of the remodel. For example, perhaps you want to replace just the cabinets or update the flooring. You must determine the changes that you want to make before you can get started remodeling your kitchen.
Look for ways that your kitchen remodel project can add balance to your lifestyle. Maybe you need to add a new stove or expand the dining area in your kitchen. Perhaps you want to change to a more contemporary design to suit your modern way of life. In order to ensure that your new kitchen is as functional as possible, you must consider all of the factors of your lifestyle and the influence they have on your kitchen space.


Choose Your Style
Think about the look that you want for your newly remodeled kitchen. Decide on the features you want to include and the colors that you prefer. Choose the appliances and finishes that will suit the ambiance of your remodeled space.
Take the time to browse the Internet, look through magazines and visit showrooms to find inspiration and find ideas. You will quickly discover that you have countless options for remodeling and decorating your kitchen to better suit your lifestyle and personality.
One main consideration is your kitchen appliances. Think about the size of your kitchen when choosing the appliances that you want. Browsing brochures, magazines, appliance stores and websites will help you decide which appliances will work best in your new kitchen. In addition to the overall look, the appliances that you choose should also enhance the functionality of your kitchen.


DIY or Pro
The next step in remodeling your kitchen is to determine your level of involvement in the project. Decide if you prefer to do all of the work on your own, or if you require the help of a professional. Even if you have the skills as a master homemaker or designer, you may not have the time or energy to complete the project on your own. Therefore, you may choose to enlist the aid of professional designers and contractors for your kitchen remodel.
If you do choose to hire a professional, be sure to hire the best one for the job. Ask your family, friends and neighbors for recommendations. You can also check with your local homebuilders' association. Look for a professional that you can trust to work around your schedule and design for the ideal kitchen.
At first glance, remodeling your kitchen may seem rather stressful. However, with proper planning and research the burden of remodeling can be simplified. When all is said and done, you will have a kitchen that you cannot want to share with your family and friends.


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Hardwood Floors

April 08, 2012


Now that you have chosen hardwood flooring for your home, you need to begin planning for the installation process. Being prepared will ensure less stress for you to get the beautiful hardwood floor you desire.


How Long Will It Take?
All hardwood flooring projects can vary in length. The greatest factor is whether you plan to install prefinished or unfinished hardwood flooring. In most cases, prefinished hardwood flooring takes less time to install than unfinished hardwood. However, every situation is different, but most homeowners want the least interruption time, especially if living in the home during the installation. Hiring a professional to install your floors will be quicker than doing it on your own. After all, professionals do it every day. In many cases, the real benefit will not be the amount of time saved, but the money you save on your hardwood floor installation.


Expect a Mess
When installing a hardwood floor, one major consideration is the mess. From dust created by cutting the boards to the glue used to strengthen the hold of installed boards and the scraps from the cut boards, such a mess can make a tough job even tougher if you do not know how to manage it correctly. The installation of new hardwood floors can create quite a mess inside and sometimes outside your home as well. Usually, the installer will collect the waste materials and dispose of it for a fee. Discuss this with your installer prior to the installation to know what to expect according to the terms of the agreement.


Acclimating the Wood
All unfinished hardwood products must be acclimated to their new environment for at least two weeks for concrete slabs to four weeks on pier and beam before the sand and finish to allow the natural material to expand or condense. Prefinished engineered flooring can in most cases be installed immediately upon delivery of the product. You should never overlook acclimation to the environment for solid wood floors to the installation site. Although it is not as important for engineered hardwoods because of the stability in the manner in which they are constructed, solid products will contract and expand significantly due to variations in relative humidity levels.


Staining Hardwood Floors
Installing hardwood floors can be a laborious and expensive project. You may want to save money by deciding to purchase unfinished wood and finish the floor on your own. If you choose to do it all by yourself, you can get still get a professional look; all it takes is a little planning.

To do to finish the floor yourself, you need keep a few things in mind:


  • Allow the wood time to rest on site before finishing.
  • Use plastic to seal off doorways to maintain consistent temperature and humidity levels.
  • Hardwood floors have to be sealed on all sides, so pre-seal areas that you will not be able to reach once the floor is installed. There is no need to seal the back of strip flooring, but for wide plank flooring it is recommended.
  • You need to sand hardwood floors a minimum of three times with increasingly finer grades of sandpaper. Be sure to sweep and vacuum the floor thoroughly following each sanding.
  • Use a rag or brush to generously apply the stain, and then allow time for the stain to sink in before removing any excess.
  • Once the stain is dry, brush on the finish coat and allow it to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Use 150 to 180 grit sandpaper, an abrasive pad or steel wool to sand the floor, and then wipe clean the surface.
  • Sand, clean and coat the hardwood floor again until you achieve the look that you desire.


All through history, hardwood flooring has set the standard for beauty and style in the most sophisticated homes. No other flooring provides the timeless quality of wood with undeniable warmth and comfort.


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Remodeling Projects: What to Expect

April 08, 2012


Remodeling projects can be exciting, but they can also be very stressful if you do not know what to expect before the work begins. In fact, if you are not prepared, remodeling may be nothing but total frustration. It is important to think your project through as much as possible before your project starts.

The Initial Consultation
Once you make contact with a general contractor, he or she will arrange an appointment to meet with you in person to discuss the project. This should be a free, no-obligation consultation. The contractor will ask you a few questions about the work you want done, take measurements and photos of the space to be remodeled. It is important that you ask any questions that come to mind, as this consultation is about understanding your needs.

The Estimate
When it comes to pricing your remodeling project transparency is crucial. The price on the estimate should be the exact amount you are expected to pay with no hidden fees. The written estimate is a contract that describes exactly what will happen with your project and how much each task will cost. It may be sent via email or presented to you in person. The contractor should follow up with you in about five to seven days.

Design Phase
After you agree to the estimate, you will need to meet with the contractor to finalize the contract. Next, the contractor will set up appointments with vendors to pick out tiles, fixtures, etc. After the initial consult to pick out features, some designers may provide 3D renderings for you to approve. On larger projects an architect or structural engineer may also be consulted. A construction manager will then be assigned to your job to be your main point of contact and should be present every day on your job site.

Site Preparation
The contractor should spend some time going over site preparation with you so you will know what to expect once the job begins. This may include such things as placement of portable toilets and dumpsters, workers' points of access and anything you need to do to prepare the space. All furniture and personal items should be removed from the renovation space. The work will create a lot of dust and the workers will be in and out constantly. Many contractors use plastic sheeting to cover floors and belongings in order to minimize the dust penetration.

Construction
Construction will begin once the site is ready. The length of the construction phase depends on the project, but these rough estimates will give you an idea of what to expect:

Additions: 1-2 months
Basement: 4-5 weeks
Deck: 1 week
Kitchen: 3-6 weeks
Guest Bath: 2 -3 weeks
Master Bath: 3-5 weeks
Screened-in Porch: 3 weeks

A typical workday should begin around 8-9 AM and end at 5 PM, Monday through Saturday. The general contractor should be there in person on the first day to introduce you to the construction manager that will be in charge your project. He or she should also check in at least twice a week to make sure everything is still on track with time and budget.

Job Completion
After construction is complete, the contractor should perform a homeowner walkthrough. The contractor should personally review the renovation and prepare a list of any minor cosmetic issues in need of repair. You may also want to add your own items to the list. At this time, the contractor will explain the new features to you. For instance, if a water shut-off valve has been moved or added, or a new water heater has been installed, you will be informed on how to use it. The work crew should take care of the items on the list in 5-7 days. Final payment should not be paid until this list is completed and you are completely satisfied with the renovation.

Remodeling projects are extremely exciting, yet they are inconvenient for the homeowner. There may be a lot of noise, dust, dumpsters and portable toilets in the yard and workers in and out of your house all day. If you have hardwood floors installed, it may be necessary for you to leave your house for 3-4 days once the finish is applied. Remodeling is not a walk in the park by any means and it is important that you be mentally prepared for it.


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Wood Floors Domestic or Exotic?

April 08, 2012


Whether you are building your dream home or simply replacing your old flooring, you must decide on the hardwood that you want to use. However, before you make any final decisions, you should know a few things about choosing between exotic or domestic wood.


The Difference between Domestic and Exotic Wood
Domestic hardwood floors are made from species of trees that are native to North America. On the other hand, exotic hardwood floors are made from species that are found in other parts of the world, such as Africa, Asia and Australia.

Trees used to create domestic hardwood floors include:

  • Ash
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Cherry
  • Douglas Fir
  • Heart Pine
  • Hickory Pecan
  • Maple
  • Mesquite
  • Red Oak
  • Walnut
  • White Oak
  • Yellow Pine


Trees used to create exotic hardwood floors include:

  • Bamboo
  • Brazilian Cherry
  • Brazilian Maple
  • Brazilian Teak
  • Brazilian Walnut
  • Bubinga
  • Cork
  • Curmaru
  • Cypress
  • Iroko
  • Jarrah
  • Mahogany
  • Merbau
  • Padauk
  • Purpleheart
  • Saple
  • Spotted Gum
  • Sydney Blue Gum
  • Tasmanian Oak
  • Thai-Burmese teak
  • Wenge

It is vital that you know the type of wood you use, including the species of tree and the part of the world from which it came. Even though one plank of wood may appear to be just like the next, when manufactured into a hardwood floor, the results are quite different. Hardwood floors have colors, patterns and visual textures that differ depending on the type of wood you use.



The Importance of Choosing the Right Wood

Each species of hardwood has different color variations, dimensional stability, grain patterns and hardness levels. Therefore, you have a wide range of choices when it comes to selecting the hardwood species that suits you perfectly.
These days, may people are choosing exotic wood for their floors. However, domestic hardwood floors are just as great. The reason exotic wood is becoming so popular as of late is an increase in the desire to have a hardwood floor that is unique. The species of domestic hardwood floors is easy to identify, but no so much when it comes to exotic woods.
Because of the increase in technological advances in wood harvesting, manufacturing, shipping and communications, there is little difference between the basic properties of domestic and exotic hardwood floors. All species of tree used in the manufacturing of hardwood floors these days are practically equal when it comes to beauty and durability.

The majority of the time, you will find that exotic hardwood flooring comes with a somewhat higher price tag than domestic hardwood flooring does. The reason being that exotic hardwood floors are more difficult to obtain.

In addition, many people are choosing to purchase domestic hardwood floors because they are better for the economy. Trees for domestic hardwood floors and the products made from them are local, which means the purchase of these products help to support American jobs.

Another reason more people are choosing domestic wood is that environmentalists claim that products made from North American trees are better for the environment because most come from managed, renewable forests. This means that the trees cut down to make domestic hardwood floors are replaced with new trees in most cases.

Make it a point to talk to your hardwood floor dealer and view samples of all of the woods that they have available in stock. Take your time to examine fully the appearance and properties of the various types of wood. When you are aware of all of the options that you have available, you stand a better chance to choose the hardwood flooring that suits you, your home and your family perfectly. Regardless of the type of wood you choose for your hardwood floor, it is important to keep in clean and well maintained so it will remain beautiful for many more years to come.


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Stone What's It All About?

April 08, 2012


Stone concepts are becoming increasingly popular in the custom project market. Unique and beautiful stone can turn any remodeling project into the ultimate finished design with such distinguishing qualities that everyone who visits your home will ask how they can get that same natural, comfortable feel for their own homes. 

A wide range of stone products are available to incorporate into any project, including floors, countertops, and walls, decorative - inside and out. The uniqueness of stone products make it possible to create a warm feeling in the larger rooms of your home that invites guests in and leaves them with feelings of comfort and ease in a natural setting.

In addition, distinctive stone items will also work in smaller of spaces to catch visitors' attention at first glance and seem as though the stonework fits the space perfectly, making the layout complete. The functional design of stone is exactly what you need to make your home unique.

Give your home a unique look that is long lasting, ageless and solemn. Natural stone makes any home feel special, providing an unforgettable setting that will make all of your visitors jealous. Make your living area compelling and make it exceptional by making it all about stone. From countertops and walls to subtle accents, from irreplaceable settings to classic looks, stone creates an air of specialty.


In the Kitchen

In recent years, the more conventional kitchen design concepts have been challenged by the desire to create unique design styles. One of the most tremendously popular trends in kitchen design these days is the use of natural stones.

Combining the natural, feel of stone floors with the elegance of suspended lights creates a warm atmosphere in your kitchen. Natural stone tiles have character and depth that you just cannot get from ceramic tile. Stone is a product of nature, which means that no two pieces are exactly alike. The inimitable natural shading and texture of each stone increases the exceptional beauty of accents, floor tile, listellos and murals.


In the Bath

Stone provides the bath with a natural element that is unlike any other material. The imperfect, rough look of stone tile gives the bath rustic character. The stone tile in the shower can be installed over a waterproof membrane to help withstand moisture effectively.

This high-quality material instantly adds elegance to any bath, introducing nature-inspired hues that provide a neutral color scheme that is as calming as a day at the spa. Wrapped in the beauty of natural stone, your bath will boast a sophisticated, traditional style.

Stone tile on the walls and floor provide textural interest in the bath and balances the vibrant colors of the cabinetry. Mixing colors and styles of stone will create a beautiful high-end look in any bath.

Natural stone has been around for centuries as an elegant and respected building material in the architecture of Rome, Greece and in famous structures such as the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Even today, stone is an illustrious material in construction because of its durability, environmental friendliness and visual appeal.

Stone such an incredible material due to the fact that it takes long to weather and erode, providing a solid foundation. There are several types of stone from which to choose, and it is available in many different colors, shapes and sizes to suit your project needs. Stone can be used throughout the home from fireplaces to floors; it can even be used to build an entire home. This material is one that should not be overlooked by anyone planning to build or remodel a home.


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The Clean, Care and Maintenance of Your New Hardwood Floors

April 08, 2012


The Clean, Care and Maintenance of Your New Hardwood Floors

It is very important to clean and maintain your new hardwood floor to keep it looking good for many years after installation. With the proper care, your hardwood floor will remain just as beautiful as the day you install it for several decades to come. Although the type of wood used does affect how will it will hold up to day-to-say use, but it all comes down to how well you take care of your new hardwood floor.

Type of Finish

Cleaning and maintenance depends on the type of finish you have on your new hardwood floor, not the wood type. This is where many mistakes are made when choosing cleaning products to care for hardwood floors. Hardwood floor finishes fall into two different categories.

The predominant type of finish for hardwood floors is a surface-sealed finish, including:

  • Urethane
  • Polyurethane
  • Poly acrylic (waterbase)

The other type of hardwood floor finish is penetrating seal-treated and oil-treated finishes, such as:

  • Wax, which is not as common today
  • Oil-based

Technically, floors with surface-sealed finishes in urethane, polyurethane and polyacrylic are more resistant to spills than lacquer, varnish and shellac. Therefore, they should be cleaned in the same manner as oil-treated or penetrating seal-treated floors.

If you are not aware of the exact type of finish you have on your new hardwood floor, put a small amount of water on it and let it sit for about ten minutes. If the water leaves a spot, then your hardwood is most likely wax or oil-based. If there is no spot, your floor is probably finished in urethane, polyurethane or polyacrylic.

Another test you can use to determine the type of finish you have on your hardwood floor is to run your finger across it. If your finger leaves a smudge, then it is finished with a penetrating sealer not a surface sealer.

Basic Care for All Hardwood Floors

One of the greatest advantages to a hardwood floor is that regardless of the finish, a number of cleaning and care techniques apply to all types. Here are a few simple everyday tips to keep your new hardwood floor beautiful for years to come

  • Doormats and Rugs

    Shoes carry dirt particles that will scratch the surface of your hardwood floor and result in faster aging. Place a doormat by the main entrance so everyone can wipe his or her feet before stepping on your new floor. You can also place a storage bin or small bookcase near the door and require everyone to remove his or her shoes upon entry into your home. For the high traffic spots, use non-staining rugs to protect the surface of your new hardwood floor. Never place mats or rugs near your dishwasher or sink, as water may be an issue in these areas.

  • Furniture Protectors

    You should put furniture protectors (felt pads) on the legs of all furniture to prevent scratching when the furniture is moved across your floor. This is especially important if you have sectional furniture that is moved frequently.

  • Regular Sweeping

    Sweep your hardwood floors daily to remove dirt, dust and debris, minimizing damage to the surface. You can also use a vacuum as long as it does not have a beater bar.

  • Spills

    Immediately wipe up spills as soon as they happen to avoid any excess moisture seeping into your floor. Never allow standing water to remain on your floor for any length of time.

Easy Steps to Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

It is possible to clean your new hardwood floor with a surface-sealed finish in three quick and easy steps:

  • Sweep with a broom or Swiffer® to remove any dust and dirt particles.
  • Mop carefully using a solution of water and dish detergent, or other solution made especially for surface-sealed hardwood floors. Remember never allow standing water to set on your floor.
  • Buff your floor with a clean, soft towel until completely dry.

Cleaning hardwood floors with any other type of finish is just as easy:

  • Sweep and vacuum to remove dust, dirt and debris.
  • Use a soft, dry cloth to buff away any stains or scuffs.
  • Use a liquid wax stripper designed for your particular finish, following the manufacturer's directions exactly. Then allow the floor to dry.
  • Use a wax formula made especially for your finish type by applying a thin layer according to manufacturer's instructions. Allow time for the wax to dry, and then apply a second coat if necessary.
  • Rent a buffing machine or use dry, soft towels to polish your floor to a nice shine.
  • Do not use any kind of wax finish on any urethane floor finishes. Once wax is used it must remain wax unless refinished.

Removing Stains

Depending on the type of stain to be removed, there are specific ways to protect your new hardwood floor:

  • Water – use sand paper or steel wool to remove, and then refinish
  • Cigarette Burns – dampen a piece of steel wool and use to remove stain
  • Heel Marks – rub vigorously with steel wool to clean floor
  • Ink – wash the area using steel wool and floor cleaner; if cleaning is unsuccessful, sand spot and refinish
  • Gum – harden with ice until brittle, then break off; clean with a cloth to remove any gum that remains

It may seem like a rather daunting task to maintain your new hardwood floor, but your efforts are worth it to be able to enjoy your beautiful floor for many, many years.


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