Low- and No-VOC Hardwood Floor Re-coat: The Organic Milk of Hardwood Flooring

America has largely become woke to the facts about the harmful chemicals we come into contact with as we go about our lives. More and more, we’re opting for non-toxic cleaners, chemical-free produce, and antibiotic-free meat and dairy to protect our children’s health and better our own. Sales of organic foods to consumers more than doubled between 1994 and 2014. In 2016, a Pew Research Center survey found that 68 percent of Americans bought organic [...]

By |2020-01-16T17:19:07-06:00December 8th, 2019|Maintenance, The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

Give Your Floors the Gift of Shine with a Deep Clean

If you’re expecting guests over the holidays, you’re probably planning on giving your house a good, old-fashioned scrubbing ahead of time. And if you’re like many of our clients, you’re wondering how to make those hardwood floors of yours really shine again. You’ve come to the right place. Time and traffic do a number on hardwood flooring. Regular maintenance helps to keep your floors looking their best, but eventually, stubborn built-up dirt and grease and [...]

By |2020-01-15T17:25:03-06:00November 24th, 2019|Maintenance, The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

5 Ways a Hardwood Floor Recoat is Like a Salon Visit

  You wouldn't get your hair cut by an amature, why would you hire a 2nd rate flooring contractor? Just like a cheap haircut, budget hardwood floor re-coating can be disastrous. A bad hardwood floor re-coat job can really ruin your day, much like a bad haircut or sloppy manicure. The difference is that your hair and nails grow back, and even the most expensive haircut is far cheaper than the cheapest re-coat. [...]

By |2020-01-16T12:21:27-06:00September 11th, 2019|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

Pets, Kids, & Hardwood Floors: Top Five Things to Consider

Kids and pets are cute, and we love them dearly, but they’re the bane of a wood floor’s existence, thanks to Spot’s long nails, dripping tongue, and occasional accidents and Junior’s penchant for racing Tonka trucks across the smooth, hard surface. If you’re in the market for a new floor and you’re planning on allowing dogs, cats, and kids to walk on it, here are the top five most important things to consider. 1. Stay [...]

By |2019-06-22T00:06:51-05:00June 9th, 2016|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

Pet Problems: Man’s Best Friend May Be Your Hardwood Floor’s Worst Enemy

If you had to choose between pristine hardwood floors and your dog, we hope you would choose your dog. If you have to stop and think about it for a minute, you must have very beautiful floors, and protecting them from Bingo will be an obvious priority in your household. There’s no reason you can’t have a dog and gorgeous floors if you play your cards right, which involves a three-pronged approach: Keeping Old Yeller’s nails [...]

By |2016-06-02T09:45:33-05:00June 2nd, 2016|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

How to Properly Clean Hardwood Floors

It’s impossible to underestimate the vast importance of properly cleaning your hardwood floors. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been called in to perform a re-coat on a floor only to test it and find impossible-to-remove residue left behind by good-intentioned cleaning with the exact wrong products. Nothing ruins a homeowner’s day like finding out a simple, inexpensive re-coat has now become a major refinishing job.  The Wrong Products = The Kiss of [...]

By |2016-05-13T08:12:55-05:00May 13th, 2016|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

How High and Low Humidity Can Ruin Your Wood Floors

Wood is one of the most beautiful materials you can use for flooring, and it’s also one of the most durable. But that’s not to say that wood floors don’t need periodic maintenance and a few special considerations. One of those special considerations is your home’s relative humidity level. Both low and high humidity can wreak havoc on your floors, and knowing how to protect them is essential for keeping your wood floors in prime [...]

By |2016-05-06T08:38:47-05:00May 6th, 2016|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

The Difference Between a Refinish and a Recoat for Your Hardwood Floors

Over time, normal wear and tear takes a toll on the appearance of your hardwood floors. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that the only way to restore wood floors to their former beauty is to refinish them. The good news is that in many cases, you can save a whole lot of money and get excellent results with a re-coat. So what’s the difference between a refinish and a re-coat? The Refinish Refinishing a hardwood floor [...]

By |2020-01-16T16:55:28-06:00April 20th, 2016|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

A Recoat Gone Wrong & Two Hard Lessons Learned

A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from a distraught homeowner. It seems this nice young couple had chosen the lowest bid for a screen & recoat to refresh their hardwood floors, and now, just one day before they were to put the house on the market, the new polyurethane coat was peeling and flaking off like a nasty sunburn. As it turns out, the contractor they hired went in with the assumption [...]

By |2016-04-15T09:18:32-05:00April 15th, 2016|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments

6 Ways to Protect Your Hardwood Floors

After we install, refinish, or re-coat a hardwood floor, homeowners invariably ask us what they can do to preserve its pristine beauty for the long-term. Taking good care of your hardwood floors not only enhances the beauty of your home, but it also saves you money in the long run, since well-maintained hardwood floors rarely need refinishing unless you want to change the color. Poorly maintained floors, on the other hand, could need refinishing within [...]

By |2016-04-11T09:57:58-05:00April 11th, 2016|The Floor Doctor|0 Comments