Why Hire A Wood Flooring Installer

Why Hire A Wood Flooring Installer 800 533 Roberto

Why should you hire a professional wood flooring installer? Especially when DIY is all the rage nowadays. It is true that typically do-it-yourself projects do save you a bit of money. However, some jobs just are not great for the average DIYer to take on. Wood floor installs are definitely NOT an average difficultly level task.

Consider replacing materials that are wasted because an inexperienced DIYer cut wrong. This will rack up the project price tag rapidly. Time is priceless. The average length of time professional wood flooring installers require is roughly 2 days. Start to finish 2 days. All answers point to: Save yourself time, headache and money and…

Hire a Professional Wood Floor Installer for Your Next Hardwood Installation Project

Here are some reasons why:

#1 reason to hire a professional to help you with your wood flooring project is the design.

There are so many options of hardwood flooring available. What type of wood should you use? What color or style of stain? Which direction should the planks be laid? Should you use thin or wide planks? Furthermore, a professional flooring company can help you answer all these questions, and give you options.

#2 reason to use a professional flooring installer to install your hardwood floor is the quality of the installation.

Also, you may be able to lay straight planks and nail them to the subfloor, but what about the edges? What do you do if your room is not an exact rectangle? What if a plank needs to be cut to fit into a space? And, speaking of subfloors, do you have one, and is the one you have adequate? Also, a professional hardwood floor installer will be able to deal with all these issues. And, the installer will have the professional tools needed to complete the job.

#3 reason to hire a professional flooring company to install your new hardwood floor is something most people do not consider, proper prep, disposal and clean up.

Have you even considered what to do with your old floor? You cannot just throw it on the curb and hope the garbage people will haul it away. You need to dispose of it properly. Also, a professional hardwood installation company will take the old floor away for you. And, a professional hardwood installation company will clean up the area after installing the new floor, leaving you free from that tedious chore.

Installing a hardwood floor in your home is a decision that you reap the benefits from for years to come. Do not take a risk with installation by attempting to do it yourself. You are committed to making the investment so make sure it is done right the first time.

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Are You Plagued with Scratched Hardwoods?

Are You Plagued with Scratched Hardwoods? 924 1232 Roberto

So you just put a scratch in your hardwood floors and I know you are thinking, “Oh nooooo”!  But the reality is, it happens and it’s ok. In this blog we suggest one way that you the homeowner can “touch up” your own hardwood flooring and not have to call a professional.

Scratched hardwoods are never fun, but it is important to note that restoring them is nearly always a possible.

The tips below are just tips and depending on the severity of the scratch, DIY repair may not be successful, but it’s worth a try. And if the DIY approach is not a success, know that hardwood flooring experts from Tri Point Flooring in Cary, NC can get your wood floor scratch fixed.

As the owner of wooden flooring, know that you should always keep MinWax stain pens available.

You do not need the exact same color, just a close match. Remember you are only trying to fix a scratch and not to completely refinish your entire floor.

So you’ve got the closest color match stain pen for your wood floor color, what do you do now? Simple. Be sure to first give the stain pen a shake for at least 30 seconds. This will properly mix the stain in the pen making it a consistent color. Then, simply rub the pen onto the scratch. The stain may not come out on 1st attempt if this is a new pen. However, continuing to press the tip of the stain pen gently will get the stain flowing. Once the stain does come out, let it sit in the scratch for a couple of minutes. After letting it sit for a few minutes you will take a cloth and gently wipe the area you just applied stain to. You should see that the scratch has absorbed the stain and now making the scratch less obvious. The scratch indentation may still be noticeable at certain angles but the white noticeable scratch should no longer be such an eye sore.

If this doesn’t work and you still seek wooden floor scratch restoration, contact us, Tri Point Flooring.

We will provide you with a free hardwood floor repair estimate. When you are ready for your restoration, just let us know and we will work with you to schedule your flooring repair appointment. We work hard so you don’t have to!

Trust the Wood Floor Experts, Tri Point Flooring

Wood Floor Sand and Refinish Obstacles

Wood Floor Sand and Refinish Obstacles 637 800 Roberto

One of the main obstacles when installing hardwood flooring as well as throughout the refinishing process is definitely furniture.

Prior to the Arrival of your Hardwood Floor Refinishers, Removing Furniture Completely is of the Upmost Importance.

This includes anything that is not permanently affixed to the floor. Unless otherwise noted, we do not move furniture. This is because we are expert hardwood flooring professionals, not movers. We want to avoid any risk of damaging your valuables. Which is why we choose to stick to what we are great at, hardwood flooring services. Note the most common area people forget about when removing obstacles is closet floors including pantry floors.

Refinishing Obstacle = Appliances

Ok so by now you are probably thinking, “what am I going to do with the appliances”? Well, the good news is, the dishwasher can stay in place. We do not need to remove the dishwasher in order to refinish your hardwood floors. We simply remove the front toe kick cover and sand behind it as much as possible. So that leaves the stove and the refrigerator. These two appliances aren’t easy to move. If you are not able to move them yourself we are usually able to work around them. This is contingent upon the layout of your kitchen, existing wood floor color and selected new stain color.

Please note, that for a complete and perfect sand all obstacles including large appliances need to be moved prior to our arrival.

If you have a gas appliances we recommend you contact PSNC to disconnect and reconnect them. When the time comes, whoever does move your appliances back in should be careful not to roll or drag the appliances on the newly coated hardwood flooring. They should be lifted and set in placed and never rolled on the fresh polyurethane.

Furry Loved Ones Are Great! But Please Remove This Obstacle Prior to Our Arrival

Although we love our pets, our pets need to be thought of as well when sanding and refinishing our hardwood floors for a couple of reasons. Mainly because we are dealing with wet product. Each coat of finish can take up to 4 hours for water based and 12 hours for oil based polyurethane to dry.

Choosing a superior water based finish like Bona Traffic HD is a great option for homes with medium to large pets. What used to be a full week cure time is now only 48 hours! The entire family, including furry friends, no longer have to remain displaced for an entire week waiting on the wood floor to dry!

Stain Color is NOT an obstacle so long as you preselect your favorite 3 colors. One of the coolest parts of sanding and refinishing your hardwood floors is that you have the opportunity to change the color of your stain.

As part of our process we ask that you preselect 3 stain colors from our Bona stain colors page, our DuraSeal stain colors page, or work with us so we can custom create the stain color your heart desires.

If you are planning to be away during your hardwood floor refinishing process and therefore not an obstacle, we can apply the stain samples before you leave. Please note, this additional service prior to your full service appointment, will incur an additional cost. Otherwise, stain samples are put down on day 1 of the refinish process.

When returning your furniture, attach felt pads the furniture where it comes in contact with the hardwood.

Using felt not only keeps the floor safe from scratches but felt also makes your furniture easy to slide and therefore not an obstacle when it needs to be moved in the future. For example, to reach an outlet. Keeping felt pads clean or changing frequently will help reduce grit build up. Protecting the flooring topcoat with CLEAN felt pads ultimately extends the life of the finish. For area rugs we also recommend using felt. Felt for area rugs can be purchased in three or four foot rolls and cut down to size as needed. Do not use rubber as rubber can break down and stain your hardwood.

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Cary NC
Raleigh NC
Apex NC
Chapel Hill NC

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Monday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday • 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday • 8:00am-6:00pm
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