Hardwood Floors are easy to clean, more sanitary than
carpet, offer an almost infinite array of styles, and outlast all other flooring types.
You should consider new hardwood floors from the time you
start thinking about decorating your existing or new house.
The species, color, and floor design will influence many of
your decorating choices including trim, cabinetry, and wall coverings.
Click here to view an informative
"grade chart" for various woods.
The minimum warranty is one year on job site finished
floors and up to 25 years on select pre-finished floors.
Always use a product that will not leave a wax or oil
residue on your floor, as these may cause a problem when you need to refinish your floor.
Judiciously utilize door mats and area rugs to reduce the impact of high-traffic areas and
outside dirt being tracked in. Also, be conscious of scratching from various sources such
as high heels, moving furniture, etc.
We recommend the BONA KEMI line of Floor Care Products,
which complement the BONA KEMI floor finishes used by Blesing's Hardwood Floors.
Because hardwood floors are sensitive to climate, seasonal
cracking is common. Humidity causes expansion and dryness brings contraction. To minimize
cracking, a humidifier can be used to balance out Colorado's environment by maintaining a
constant humidity level between 30% and 50%.
No. Engineered floors are actually more dimensionally
stable in that they move less than solid wood floors, can be used in a wider variety of
applications, and are less subject to moisture variations.
No. ¾" hardwood has less than ¼" of actual
surface that can be used before re-surfacing. ¾" also moves more than lesser
thickness' due to a bigger sponge effect. Traditionally, wood floors were made of ¾"
thickness because they were a structural element over a floor joists.
The sanding and finishing process, including all
coarseness' of sandpaper, only reduces the thickness by 1/64".
Most hardwood floors are now finished with urethane and
require no wax. In fact, wax will actually harm the floor by preventing re-coating.
Site-Finished floors shrink and actually allow water
between the boards which can cause permanent damage if not mopped up immediately.
Most all hardwood flooring is milled between 6% & 9%
moisture content and requires only 3-4 days in the area to be installed for temperature
and moisture acclimation. The critical element is completion of all wet surfacing and 48
hours of normal temperature settings preceding installation.
No. The subfloor does not have to be level, but must be
flat for a proper installation. In some case, even an uneven subfloor can be corrected.
Another myth. Engineered floors at Blesing's are actually
made better than their solid floor counterparts. They will shrink 75-90% less and,
depending on the manufacturer, have better warranties. Also, re-surfacing can be performed
just like solid wood floors.