What wood floor installation & restoration services do you provide?

Wood Floor Services

  • Hardwood Floor Installation
  • Wide Pine Floor Installation
  • Staircase Installation
  • Antique Wide Pine Refinishing
  • Sand free Wood Floor Refinishing
  • Dustless (dust-free) Wood Floor Finishing
  • Stair Refinishing
  • Painted Borders
  • Painted Medallions
  • Painted Designs
  • Floor Inlays
  • Medallions
  • Deck Refinishing
  • GREENGUARD-certified products
Craftsmen FAQ: Preventative Care for Your Wood Floors

Preventative care

  1. While most food spills will not harm the surface of hardwood floors, it is advisable to promptly wipe them with a dry or damp cloth or paper towels.  The spill should then be cleaned with a recommended hardwood floor cleaner.
  2. Never clean your hardwood floors with water. (Wet-mop)
    • Never use products such as soaps, detergents and oil soaps to clean your hardwood floor.
    • Never use wax or any chemical on the floor.
    • Never use household wood cleaners.
    • Never use petroleum-based cleaners on water-based finishes.
    • Never use a water-based cleaner on wax floors.
    • Never use water-vinegar on waterborne finishes
  3. Place area rugs or mats at doorways and in front of the kitchen sink to help catch dirt, grit and water.  Never use rubber or plastic backed as it may damage your wood floor.  Solid cotton is highly recommend.
  4. Never use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products for hardwood floor cleaning.
  5. Spiked heels, cleats and work shoes can be damaging to wood floors.  Even a person of average build with spiked heels on can exert 2000 psi. when walking.
  6. Humidity control is highly recommended. To reduce excessive shrinkage in the winter, a humidifier is recommended while air conditioning or a dehumidifier is recommended for the summer.  The relative humidity should be between 35-55%.
  7. To move furniture properly across a hardwood floor it should be picked up, not dragged.
  8. Narrow glides and certain types of casters can damage hardwood floors.  It is recommended to change to the wide type to help prevent damage.
  9. Felt pad protectors are a must for all furniture legs. This will help prevent scratching and dents in all hardwood floors.
  10. Most finishes of hardwood floors should not be waxed or polished.  Please ask a professional or manufacturer.
  11.  Keep pet nails trimmed regularly.  Try to keep animal play on your wood floors to a minimum.
  12. Try to keep potted plants off of your wood floor. This will prevent condensation build up which can damage your floor.
  13. Children’s plastic push toys can scuff the surface of wood floors.  It will help to keep this to a minimum.
  14. Follow a recoat schedule. When floors lose their luster, it’s time for a recoat, or a deep cleaning and refresher.
Wood Flooring FAQ: How To Maintain & Clean Wood Floors

How To Maintain & Clean Wood Floors

Protect your hardwood floor investment One question that we are asked almost every day is, “How do I care for my wood floors?” Wood floor maintenance or proper wood floor cleaning practices are important. Preventive maintenance for wood flooring today involves protecting the finish from scratches, spills and moisture. It is important to remove grit and dirt from hardwood floors. Dirt and grit are the biggest enemies when it comes to scratching or scouring the floor finish. Depending on the amount of traffic in your house, you may only have to clean hardwood floors once a week. An extra precaution used in order to maintain clean hardwood floors may be to have people remove footwear when they enter the house. By doing this, you may limit the amount of heel marks imprinted into the floors and the maintenance required in the future.

Below are the steps we recommend. Daily: Sweep, dust mop or vacuum your hardwood floor daily to remove loose dirt and grit before it can scratch the surface of your floor. (Use only vacuums that have a special hard-surface setting). Thoroughly clean your kitchen hard wood floor twice as often as other areas of your house. Weekly: Vacuum, then clean your floors with a general neutral hardwood floor cleaner. We recommend Bona® Hardwood floor cleaner with a microfiber mop.

If there are worn patches, do not use water, or water and vinegar as the liquid can penetrate the wood and cause warping

6-12 mths: Have your floors professionally cleaned at least once a year. Regular mopping just doesn’t reach the stubborn dirt that lies deep in the pores of your wood grain, but with our commercial grade rotary scrubber and commercial grade wood floor cleaner we can deep clean your wood floors and bring back the beauty —you’ll be amazed by the results, and unlike other methods, our process is low odor and non-toxic.

12-18mths: Have your floors professionally cleaned with a rotary scrubber and a professional strength wood floor cleaner, and have a coat of Bona refresher applied over the surface every 12-18 months depending on the traffic your floor receives. (This will help protect your floors and add year to their life).

This Bonakemi® hardwood floor cleaning kit comes with a MicroPlus mop head, 4 x 15 mop pad, dusting pad, microfiber towel and telescoping pole. Also included is a 32 oz bottle of Bonakemi® hardwood floor cleaner and a How-To-Guide for cleaning wood floors.

Preventative Care
  1. While most food spills will not harm the surface of hardwood floors, it is advisable to promptly wipe them with a dry or damp cloth or paper towels.  The spill should then be cleaned with a recommended hardwood floor cleaner. We highly recommend Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner.
  2. NEVERS!
    • Never use products such as soaps, detergents and oil soaps to clean your hardwood floor (i.e., Murphy’s Oil Soap, Lestoil).
    • Never use wax or any chemical on the floor.
    • Never use household wood cleaners.
    • Never use petroleum-based cleaners on water-based finishes.
    • Never use a water-based cleaner on wax floors.
    • Never use water-vinegar or ammonia cleaners on waterborne finishes.
  3. Place area rugs or mats at doorways and in front of the kitchen sink to help catch dirt, grit, and water.  Never use rubber- or plastic-backed as it may damage your wood floor.  Solid cotton is highly recommended.
  4. Never use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products for hardwood floor cleaning.
  5. Spiked heels, cleats, and work shoes can be damaging to wood floors.  Even a person of average build with spiked heels can exert 2000 psi when walking. (Oak floors have a resilience of 700 psi). It’s often quite comfortable to wear socks, slippers, and even bare feet while at home.
  6. Humidity control is highly recommended. To reduce excessive shrinkage in the winter, use a humidifier. Air conditioning or a dehumidifier is recommended for the summer.  The relative humidity should be between 35-55%.
  7. To move furniture properly across a hardwood floor it should be picked up, not dragged.
  8. Narrow glides and certain types of casters can damage hardwood floors. We recommend changing to the wide type to help prevent damage.
  9. Felt pad protectors are a must for all furniture legs. This will help prevent scratching and dents in all hardwood floors.
  10. Urethane hardwood floor finishes should not be waxed or polished, unless they are waxed floors.
  11. Keep pet nails trimmed regularly.
  12. Keep potted plants off your wood floor. This will prevent damage-causing moisture/condensation from building up underneath the pots.
  13. Follow a regular recoat schedule. When floors lose their luster, it’s time for a recoat, or a deep cleaning and refresher.
How do I care for my beautiful wood floors?

Wood floor maintenance or proper wood floor cleaning practices are important. Preventive maintenance for wood flooring today involves protecting the finish from scratches, spills and moisture. It is important to remove grit and dirt from hardwood floors. Dirt and grit are the biggest enemies when it comes to scratching or scouring the floor finish. Depending on the amount of traffic in your house, you may only have to clean hardwood floors once a week. An extra precaution used in order to maintain clean hardwood floors may be to have people remove footwear when they enter the house. By doing this, you may limit the amount of heel marks imprinted into the floors and the maintenance required in the future.

Below are the steps we recommend:

Daily: Sweep, dust mop or vacuum your hardwood floor daily to remove loose dirt and grit before it can scratch the surface of your floor. (Use only vacuums that have a special hard-surface setting). Thoroughly clean your kitchen hardwood floor twice as often as other areas of your house.

Weekly: Vacuum, then clean your floors with a general neutral hardwood floor cleaner. We recommend Bona® Hardwood floor cleaner with a microfiber mop. If there are worn patches, do not use water, or a water-vinegar mix, as the liquid can penetrate the wood and cause warping and discoloration.

6-12 months: In heavily used areas like the kitchen, have your floors professionally cleaned at least once a year. Regular mopping doesn’t reach the stubborn dirt that lies deep in the pores of the wood grain, but with our commercial grade rotary scrubber and commercial grade wood floor cleaner we can deep clean your wood floors and bring back the beauty — you’ll be amazed by the results, and unlike other methods, our process is low odor and non-toxic.

12-18 months: Have your floors professionally cleaned with a rotary scrubber and a professional strength wood floor cleaner. Then have a coat of Bona® Refresher applied over the surface every 12-18 months depending on the traffic your floor receives. This will help protect your floors and add years to their life.

If necessary, depending on the wear, recoat with Bona Traffic urethane finish. High traffic floors, such as the kitchen, may need a recoat in a year or two. Some floors, such as bedrooms, may not need recoating for years.

As always, you can call us if you have questions or are not sure what level maintenance is needed on your floors.