1. Which type of hardwood flooring is right for me?
Picking the right type of hardwood for your property can be complicated as there are so many options and different types of hardwood flooring to choose from. Solid wood flooring is one of the most popular options due to style, budget and personal preferences. One of the benefits to working with Modern Floors Inc. is that we will help you choose the hardwood flooring that is right for YOU!
2. What is the difference between prefinished and unfinished hardwood flooring?
Prefinished hardwood flooring is matched with a micro-beveled edge and has coats of aluminum oxide finish. Unfinished hardwood flooring has square edges and must be finished on either side.
3. How do I keep my hardwood floors looking new?
Regular maintenance is recommended to keep your hardwood flooring in the best condition possible. Sweeping, dusting and vacuuming will help remove dirt and grit from between floor boards. We do not recommend to use wet mops or steam as this can dull the finish to your hardwood floors.
4. How do I remove hardwood flooring stains?
We recommend that you use recommended cleaner for the specific brand and style of your hardwoods, then use a soft cloth to scrub and clean the stained area.
5. Why hire a professional to install my hardwood flooring versus doing it myself?
At Modern Floors Inc, we work to make sure your hardwood installation is completed accurately, efficiently and affordably! Rely on us to make sure your hardwoods are installed so that they can be used for long term. We are expert flooring contractors who can install sub-floor materials first to assure no moisture issue will happen years down the road.
6. Can I have a flooring contractor install hardwood flooring in my home when I have pets?
Bamboo is one of the best hardwood flooring options to install when you have pets in your home. The natural hardness makes it more stain and scratch resistant than traditional hardwood floors.
7. Should I install hardwood flooring in my kitchen or bathroom?
You can install solid hardwood flooring in your kitchen or bathroom area. Highly moist environments and high traffic zones do require to make sure that your hardwood flooring is installed correctly to prevent any issues from occurring down the road. This is why it's important to have an experienced flooring contractor install your hardwoods for you in your kitchen or bathroom area.
8. Why does my hardwood floor make noise?
Hardwood flooring naturally expands and contracts dependent upon temperature levels. Sometimes this causes a cracking or slight noise when you walk over your flooring.
9. Can engineered hardwood flooring be refinished?
Yes, in most cases. Thicker top hardwood layers can be sanded like wood and allows you to erase scratches or dents. Engineered floor with a 3-millimeter top can handle two refinishings on average.
10. What are edge treatments?
This is a finishing detail on the top edges of hardwood boards. There are many different types like square edges, scraped edges and pillowed edges.
11. Can I install hardwood flooring in high traffic areas throughout my home?
Usually in high traffic areas like your main hallways, foyers and entryways, you may want to consider installation laminate flooring. However, you are able to install hardwood flooring in these areas. Just take into consideration the type of hardwood flooring refinishing you may need in order to help with scratch and wear resistance.
12. Does the hardwood flooring color change over time?
Most hardwood flooring species can change color over time, this is called patina. Color change to your hardwood flooring can be caused by sunlight.
13. How can I prevent discoloration under my rug area above my hardwood flooring?
Areas of your hardwood flooring that are covered with a rug or any type of furniture will not darken as quickly due to the lack of sunlight that hits these areas of your hardwood flooring.
14. Does hardwood flooring dent?
Hardwood flooring is very durable, however it still has the chance to dent. Your hardwood flooring can be scratched or indented if something heavy is pushed or dragged over the surface. This is why your surface finishes is very important. These finished can help prevent wear to your hardwood flooring.