Quality hardwood floors can add tremendous value to your home. If given proper love and care, these floors can last for over 100 years. There are simple things you can do to extend your floor’s lifespan and preserve its beauty.
- Add floor pads under your heaviest pieces of furniture.
- Avoid “sticky” mats. Find pads and mats that utilize a gripping texture, rather than an adhesive.
- When moving furniture, pick it up fully instead of sliding it across the floor.
- Dirt and rocks from your shoes can be pretty abrasive. Be mindful of what you are tracking in, or consider taking your shoes off at the door, and asking guests to do the same.
- Remember that the uneven pressure of high heels can be strenuous on the wood.
(Keep in mind: quality floors are durable. You don’t need to stress about any of this. Having guests over won’t ruin your floors by any means, but it is the small things we do every day that have the greatest effect over time.)
Making Time for Occasional Maintenance
- First, it is valuable to ask your contractor for specific practices that are best for your unique floor.
- Never use 409, ammonia, Murphy’s Oil Soap, waxes, or Pledge as these can all damage real wood flooring.
- It’s best to “sweep” your floors with a dust mop instead of a broom with sharp bristles.
- Only use a lightly damp mop when mopping your floors.
- Not that you would – but don’t let “accidents” or stains sit for too long.
- Consider placing a mat underneath your pet’s water bowl.
- Keep their nails trimmed to prevent scratches across the floor.
- Give them treats regularly – just because you love them. 🙂
Let Us Know How We Can Help
We are passionate about great floors. If you have any questions, we are here to help (even if you’re on the other side of the country, we are happy to pay it forward). Don’t hesitate to reach out!
Every year brings about amazing opportunities for new life and positive growth. At Select Wood Floors, 2014 has been no exception. The last 10 months have been filled with great projects, and even better clients. It has been an honor to work with and to serve so many people throughout the North Idaho and Spokane area.
The more people we meet, the more grateful we are for the “spirit of community” that we see in this region of the world. We absolutely love getting to know our clients, and meeting their needs every time. It has also been exciting to witness so many new houses being built, along with existing homes getting a fresh touch on their beautiful floors.
Here are a couple snapshots from a small handful of the projects we’ve been up to this year…
Make your old floors look new again! Take advantage of the warm weather to get some remodeling projects taken care of. Give us a call or email today to schedule a free estimate for refinishing or re-coating your existing hardwood floor or installing brand new flooring. Our summer specials can help any budget go further! We look forward to helping you get just the look you want.
The Lasting Beauty of Swedish Finish
Hardwood Floors with Handmade Tradition
Gozzer Ranch is a mountain lake community steeped in tradition, quality and textured by the elements of nature.
Select Hardwood Floors was was asked to create hand-made floors from historic barns that would bring the ultimate in comfort and lifestyle to each log cabin and cottage. With our 30+ years of craftsmen experience in hardwood floors, we painstakingly hand cut and hand finished each plank and stair to ensure the warmest feeling and perfect ambiance for each home.
Looking through our photo gallery, you’ll see the difference that quality, real hardwood floors bring to your life, your home and it’s lifelong value. Nothing even comes close to the feeling natural hardwood brings to your home and family.
60,000 square feet later, Gozzer Ranch homes boast unique floors from unique products. If you’d like to hear more about this project please call us and ask to speak with owner John Beals, and find out how your home can also have this type of quality, in time, and in budget.
Solid wood floors have been used for centuries and will never loose their charm and warmth. Solid hardwood flooring starts as a solid piece of hardwood and is milled into wood planks that are generally ¾” thick. Next the tongue and groove is added and finished according to whether the flooring will be unfinished or pre-finished. Because solid hardwood floors are more susceptible to moisture than engineered wood floors they are installed above grade over approved wooden sub-floors and must be nailed down. High quality solid wood floors can be sanded and refinished several times lasting a century or more.
Is a hardwood floor durable enough for my busy lifestyle?
Hardwood floors are one of the most durable floor coverings you can purchase. While carpet, vinyl and laminates will show wear and tear and have to be replaced after only a few years, hardwood floors will last a century or more. Need proof? Take a stroll through an historic home, church, or building built in the 1700 or 1800s. Many of them still have the same floor as when they were built. Hardwood floors can be refnished time and time again to a virtually New Floor finish.
We have an experienced staff available by appointment to give a free home estimate or meet with you in our showroom to make your hardwood selections. Please call (208)-659-5246 or email us at: SelectWoodFloorsID@gmail.com.
This is a fast, low investment way to add like-new life to your existing hardwood floors. Buffing and Coating will add a brand new sheen to your floors and will add life to them as well, ensuring your floors value is maintained.
The Buffing and Coating Process
The process involves a light sanding of the existing floor finish. After sanding with very fine paper the floors will be cleaned/vacuumed, damp cloth tacked and puttied where necessary using custom colored putties that match the floor perfectly, then finished with an oil base polyurethane or water base finish. Floors will be buffed to maximize the finish at this point. There is a small amount of drying time required for this process.
Right Now we have exceptional special for the summer/fall. Call us today for a LOW price quote and see your floor transformed in just a couple of days!
Call (208)-659-5246 or email us at: SelectWoodFloorsID@gmail.com