What are Wood Floors?
Wood floors are formed into planks or parquets, and may be either hardwood or softwood. Alternatives to wood floors are Laminates, Engineered, Bamboo and Cork. While the alternatives are cheaper and easier to maintain, hardwood can be much more durable and provide atmospheric richness and beauty. The depths of gloss attainable in wood floors are unparalleled. Using oil-modified urethanes, water-based polyurethanes, or various penetrating stains, there are a variety of ways to achieve the glistening eye-popping appearance most desired. Proper sanding will ensure an even and smooth surface, and then penetrating stains and urethanes can be applied. For Laminates and Engineered floors, sanding, staining and urethanes are not necessary; but eventual moisture will cause them significant curling or damage--making hardwood the long-term choice.
What is the Wood Floor Care Program?
- Wood Sanding and Reseal; New Finish and Stain
» Sand surfaces course and fine to remove old finish and splinters. Refinish and refresh stain on wood floors.
√ Recommended Frequency: As Needed
- Wood Scrub and Penetrating Finish with Stain
» #3 Steel wool scrub surface and remove old finish. Apply penetrating finish and refresh stain on wood floors.
√ Recommended Frequency: 2x Annually
- Laminate/Engineered Soft Scrub
» Soft scrub and recondition surface with manufacturer approved cleanser.
√ Recommended Frequency: 4x Annually
- Wood Regular Maintenance
» Manufacturer suggested cleansers only. Oil soaps should not be used to clean the floors.
√ Recommended Finish: OMU and WBP Vary (Manufacturers Specifications)