For hundreds of years, people have loved hardwood flooring as a durable, beautiful, and unique material. No two hardwood floors are identical. Although different floors may use the same type of wood, the type of grain you choose uniquely affects the floor’s aesthetic, durability, resistance to mold and other degradation and color scheme. Continue reading Why Is Hardwood the Best Option for New Floors?→
“Very pleased. They were timely, professional, pleasant, and the final product was better than I expected…” M. Chessman Portola Valley, CA
“Love, love, LOVE this company!” “Our floors were damaged by a flood under our home. We called quite a few places for estimates, but many places did not bother to call us back. Others warned us that we would have to move out of our home for seven days, which was not acceptable to us, since we have aging pets who need medication. Elegant Floors was the one company who offered the two non-negotiables we were looking for. First, we did not have to move out. In fact, there was only one day that we had to negotiate entrance to our upstairs via a window (funny). Secondly, there was NO DUST! We didn’t really believe this claim, but REALLY!!! THERE WAS NO DUST!! Our cleaners were even shocked by how easy their jobs were post floor resurfacing!”
Is White Line Syndrome the plague on everyone’s hardwood floors?
White Line Syndrome, also known as “WLS” in the hardwood flooring industry, refers to white lines that manifests between boards on hardwood floors. Over the past 5 to 10 years or so, the blogosphere has erupted with discussions about WLS, prompting some industry analysts to believe that it’s on the rise. So what exactly causes WLS? What can be done to prevent it? And what should you do if you suspect that your new or old hardwood floor is beginning to manifest these aesthetically unappealing (maddeningly so) lines? Continue reading A Plague for Hardwood Floors→
“I can’t believe the difference in the look of the property…I’m convinced it helped me to move the property quickly…This one day “NO-SANDING” refinishing service can’t be beat. Thanks to your professional technicians.” Terrie Masuda – Coldwell Banker Los Altos, CA
Outsourcing hardwood floor restoration and repair to contractors can be expensive, particularly if you face a complex job. With a little online education, however, you may be able to perform spot repairs yourself, assuming you take care and use appropriate tools.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Engineered Floating Floors
Floating wood floors are made from various wood materials that are formed into planks or tiles. These planks are connected with glue or by a groove on the sides of each plank. These planks or tiles are not attached to the floor; rather, they are laid on top of a structure called a subfloor. This affordable flooring option can help homeowners, developers and businesses achieve the look and feel of hardwood floors without the cost and hassle. Continue reading Floating Engineered Hardwood Floors Installation: Pros and Cons→