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

Think Your Textured Floors Can’t Be Re-Coated? Think Again!

The best thing about textured hardwood floors is their incredible beauty. They draw in the eyes to feast on unique, rustic details that give a room life and personality. The down side of textured hardwood floors? Well, let’s just say that these special floors—especially hand-scraped floors—are not cheap. Proper maintenance is crucial for keeping textured floors in tip-top shape. But although they hide wear and tear pretty well, there will come a time when textured [...]

By |2020-06-22T12:34:25-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Good Reasons to Choose Wood Floors for Your Home Office

Covid-19 has changed the way many of us work. Before the pandemic, around 14.6 percent of the U.S. workforce worked from home, according to an MIT survey. As of April 1, 34.1 percent of the workforce switched from working at a remote office to working from home. Currently, around half of the working population now calls home their office. This could be a trend with a long lifespan. Studies show that working from home has [...]

By |2020-05-26T12:53:21-05:00May 26th, 2020|Benefits of Hardwood|0 Comments

What UV-Curing with ProCoat Radcoat RX Means for Your Floors and Your Family’s Health

  Lifetime Hardwood Floors is the first flooring company in the Omaha area to offer UV-cured coatings. UV curing has been used in a variety of industries, like dentistry, for decades, but the technology has only recently been applied to coatings for wood floors. As it turns out, UV curing is a game-changer for homeowners and business owners who want an odorless, low-VOC floor coating that cures instantly. Since Lifetime Hardwood Floors uses only the [...]

By |2020-05-19T12:58:42-05:00May 19th, 2020|Maintenance, Recoat|0 Comments

New Wood Floors or a New Luxury Vehicle? A Comparison

Quality and craftsmanship are important factors in major purchases, whether you’re talking about buying a luxury car or installing new wood floors. But another important consideration is lasting value. And that’s where some things, like hardwood floors, out-rank others, like luxury vehicles. Just for fun, and for the sake of comparison, let’s look at investing in a new wood floor vs. buying a new BMW or Jaguar. Happiness is a New Wood Floor Luxuries can [...]

By |2020-04-20T10:35:04-05:00April 20th, 2020|Benefits of Hardwood|0 Comments

UV Floor Coatings Offer Better Indoor Air Quality

Our UV light machine cures UV floor coatings instantly, including ProCoat RX, a UV coating that's antimicrobial according to JIS Z2801 protocol. We’re living through strange times, and now, more than ever, it’s important to maintain good air quality in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air in the typical home is five times dirtier than the outside air. That’s because contaminants get trapped inside your home, from the chemicals [...]

By |2020-04-03T11:56:42-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Maintenance, Recoat|0 Comments