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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Can Your Pre-Finished Hardwood Floors Be Refinished?

  Pre-finished floors are extremely durable, and installation is a piece of cake for both the installer and the homeowner. But pre-finished floors have some limitations, too, especially when it comes to refinishing them. One of the selling points of pre-finished...

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About Trevor Hayden

Won First place entry in NWFA 2007 Extreme Makerover On the Advisory Board for the Central Community College Founder of the Wood flooring Program at Central Community College Instructor for the Decorative Flooring School in Florida in 2006, 2007, and 2008 Received...

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