LVT Flooring: A Healthy Choice for Healthcare

When you think about the safety and cleanliness of a hospital, assisted living, or other healthcare facility, what's the first thing you think about? Is it accessibility? Cleanliness? The smell?  You probably didn't think about the flooring, but you should. Some flooring is just not suitable for healthcare facilities. Flooring that is slick or uneven can cause falls. Hard to clean flooring can harbor bacteria and mold, and some flooring is not very forgiving to [...]

By |2021-08-05T10:10:59-05:00August 5th, 2021|Commercial, Luxury Vinyl Tile|0 Comments

Acoustical Underlayment: The Sound of Silence

Is the bass from your teenager’s music vibrating through the house? Are your tenants complaining about the upstairs neighbors’ stomping around? Or maybe it sounds like your ceiling is going to cave in when the kids play upstairs? It sounds like you should consider having an acoustical underlayment installed under your hardwood or LVT flooring!   What is acoustical underlayment? Acoustical underlayment is an additional layer between the floor and subfloor.  An acoustic underlay can [...]

By |2021-07-12T12:17:52-05:00July 12th, 2021|Luxury Vinyl Tile, Underlays|0 Comments

Commercial LVT Flooring: Why it’s Good for Business

If you love the look of hardwood, stone, or ceramic tile floors, but your budget says think again, commercial LVT flooring is for you. Commercial LVT, also known as luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring, is a waterproof and durable alternative to laminate and hardwood flooring with numerous colors and styles available. Commercial LVT can fit the space and budget of small boutique owners and large medical facilities alike. Many styles of LVT are waterproof, making [...]

By |2021-08-05T12:58:56-05:00June 25th, 2021|Commercial, Luxury Vinyl Tile|0 Comments

LVT Flooring: Durable, Affordable Flooring for Home and Business

When you think about luxury vinyl floors, what comes to mind? If you’re like many of the homeowners I talk to about LVT flooring, you harken back to those long-lost days of being a 70s, 80s, or 90s kid sliding across the “linoleum” kitchen floor in your socks. What we called linoleum back then was usually sheet vinyl, or later, adhesive-backed vinyl tiles. The adhesive back made it a popular DIY project, and many a [...]

By |2021-05-25T11:52:31-05:00May 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

High-Tech Hardwood Floor Maintenance for Gorgeous Floors

Hardwood floors are gorgeous and versatile, timeless and durable. If you take care of them properly, they’re economical and will literally last a lifetime. All hardwood floors need periodic recoating to replenish the protective layer of finish — typically every five years or so — but the better you care for them, the longer you can go between recoats and the longer your floor will last before it needs refinishing. These high-tech hardwood floor maintenance [...]

By |2021-01-25T10:53:45-06:00January 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wide-Plank Wood Flooring: What You Need to Know About the Install

Wide-plank wood flooring is gorgeous and popular, but wide-plank wood floors move—a lot. Especially during changes in humidity, a wide floor board has the potential to move anywhere from 3/32 of an inch to a half-inch. That’s why maintaining proper humidity in your home is so very important to the wellbeing of your wood floors. But almost as important as proper humidity control is making sure your wide-plank floors are properly installed in the first [...]

By |2020-10-15T12:11:14-05:00October 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Humidity Level for Hardwood Floors—and Why it Matters

Here in Eastern Nebraska, we’re accustomed to extremes in the weather. We can be frolicking in shorts one day and bundled up in a snowsuit the next—and there’s more than 100 degrees’ difference between the hottest summers and coldest winters. Along with temperature changes each season come changes in humidity levels. Both high and low humidity can damage wood, so maintaining a consistent, ideal humidity level for hardwood floors in your home—regardless of the season—is [...]

By |2020-09-21T09:03:28-05:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Slippery Wood Floors? The Solution is a Non-Slip Coating

Slippery wood floors can lead to unsteady feet and flailing arms at best, and they can cause falls and injuries at worst. If you’ve noticed that your wood floors are more slippery than you’re comfortable with, we’ve got the perfect solution: A re-coat with Bona Traffic Anti-Slip coating. Why is My Hardwood Floor so Slippery? A number of things can cause slippery wood floors. By nature, clean, dry wood floors aren’t particularly slippery, but they [...]

By |2020-08-24T11:37:55-05:00August 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For Commercial Wood Flooring, A UV Re-Coat Saves Time and Money

Commercial wood flooring sees a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis. The average business needs to have their wood floors completely refinished every one to five years, depending on the amount of traffic they get. With a regular simple re-coat, though, you can put off that big refinishing job indefinitely. Re-coating the hardwood floors in your business restores their shine and protects them with a new topcoat—the sacrificial topcoat, which wears down [...]

By |2020-08-05T13:01:27-05:00August 5th, 2020|Commercial, Recoat|0 Comments

Wood Floor Coatings: A Primer for Best Results

The coating on your hardwood floors protects the wood and brings out its natural beauty. But not all wood floor coatings are alike. Some are more durable than others, and they all have different qualities that affect how your floors look. But most contractors don’t talk a whole lot about the coatings they use on wood floors, and most homeowners don’t think to ask. Different contractors use different types of coatings, and they apply them [...]

By |2020-07-09T15:32:33-05:00July 9th, 2020|Coatings, Recoat|0 Comments