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

How Proper Hardwood Floor Maintenance Saves You Thousands

Today, we’re talking about proper hardwood floor maintenance. Things that are meant to last more than a few years need to be taken care of, or there’s a price to pay. Your teeth, for example: Skip the floss and bi-annual cleanings, and you’re going to end up needing a root canal down the line. Neglect to change your oil for a few years, and soon enough, you’ll be in the market for a new engine. [...]

By |2020-02-02T10:07:08-06:00February 2nd, 2020|Maintenance|0 Comments

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