Choosing A Wood Floor Contractor

  • Get good references from family and friends
  • Get several estimates
  • Do they return phone calls?
  • Are employees friendly and polite on the phone?
  • Does he answer questions in a straightforward, honest manner?
  • Is he neat in appearance, with clean, professional looking clothing?
  • Does his van look clean and well maintained?
  • Is the office clean and well organized?
  • Is he on-time?
  • Does he have samples of different species, stains and finishes readily available for you to choose from?
  • Does he have a professional portfolio with photographs of his work? Are the photo's recent?
  • Does he have informational literature to leave with you about the different products?
  • Is quality emphasized over price?
  • Does the business check out with the Better Business Bureau?
  • Does he get the bid to you in a timely manner?
  • Does he have a list of professional references (such as distributors, designers and contractors) for you to call?
  • Is the business a member of a professional trade associations?
  • Is the business a member of local business associations, such as the Chamber of Commerce?
  • Does he have a license? In areas (where required?)

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Methods of Installation

Floating wood floor installationFloated: engineered wood floor products

Glue down wood floor productsGlued: engineered, solids of the proper thickness

Nail or staple wood floor installationNailed/Stapled: engineered or solids

Procedures for Installing Hardwood Floors

Installing Wood Floors

Installing Wood Floors

Step by step procedures, layout, design, specialty installation, handling, storage of material & proper nail sequence

Custom Wood Floors:

Installing Wood Floors

Step by step procedures, layout, design, specialty installation, handling, storage of material & proper nail sequence

Painted Wood Floors

Installing Wood Floors

Custom 1-of-a-kind, faux finishes painted onto wood floors, faux marble, brass inlays, exotic wood floor species, and painted oriental carpets

Finishing Wood Floors

Finishing Wood Floors

Step by step how to refinish old & new wood floors, types of finishes, application techniques, do's & don'ts

Exotic Wood Floors

Exotic Wood Floors

Imported exotic wood floors with more than 90 species, hardness, color samples

Plank Wood Floors

Plank Wood Floors

An old American tradition, wide plank wood floors of many species from 3" - 10" planks

Prefinished Wood Floors

Installing Wood Floors

gives you an insight of this factory finished product vs unfinished hardwood flooring, room setting photo gallery

Bamboo Floors

Installing Wood Floors

This wood floor product that can be laid on any proper subfloor including concrete. Prefinished or unfinished.

Engineered Wood Floors

This wood floor product that can be laid on any proper subfloor including concrete. Prefinished or unfinished.

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Domestic Species

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FAQ when Buying

Finishing Wood Floors

Hardwood Floors
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History of Wood Floors

Imported Hardwoods- Exotics

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Maintenance

Medallions

Hardwood Floors
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Moldings, Trim, Stairs

Pricing

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Recoating Wood Floors

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Styles/Types of Hardwood Floors

Problems & Cures
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Crowning - Cupping

Flooded Hardwood Floors

Gaps: Abnormal & Normal

Grading Problem

Greenhouse Effect

Insects in Hardwood Floors

Picture Framing ("Halo")

Radiant Heat Under Hardwood Floors

Problems & Cures
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Shellout/Dishing

Slivers/Splinters

Squeaky - Loose Floors ("Popping")

Sticker Stain

Types of Finishes

Wood Cuts & Grades

Wood & Water

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