BEST FLOOR TO KEEP YOUR HOME CLEAN AND HEALTHY?

This question reminds me of an article I read a few years ago. The article was about commercial hospital flooring. Flooring, janitorial and hospital industries were working together to decide what was the healthiest environment for their patients recovery rooms. In the past hard surface flooring such as sheet vinyl was the only thought since…

HARDWOOD FLOORING REPLACEMENT

I was fortunate to be called out to a home in Arroyo Grande, Ca. I use the word fortunate only because I was blessed to meet this wonderful couple. They have been in this home since 1966 (The year I was born). It was an insurance claim and the couple did not have this project…

HARDWOOD FLOOR REPLACEMENT

We were notified about this project by the insurance adjuster.  We came the next day to see the damage. This kind couple lives in the Cyprus Ridge Gated Golf Community and have an immaculate home that has been well taken care of in every nook and cranny. From the garden to home decor the attention…

Which flooring should be installed first, or does it matter?

Tile can be messy and the traffic to complete the job is heavy as well. It is recommended to have all your tile and grout work done before carpet, vinyl flooring or hardwood installation. This is typically after any cabinet and painting work is completed. After tile is done we want to install sheet vinyl…

What can I do with hardwood floors to make them less slippery?

 Having a slippy floor is dangerous for anyone. I have walked myself into several rooms and almost gone arse over tea-kettle myself. If your hardwood floor is slippery it could be caused by something on the finish that can and should be removed. A good clean floor should not be slippery. The cause could be…

What should I take into consideration before flooring over ceramic tile?

At times I look at the option of installing a new floor coverings over existing ceramic tile. New flooring must be installed over a suitable underlayment that is solid, stable, dry, clean and smooth. Things I take into consideration are: Is the existing tile bonded well to the subfloor? We can’t install over a old…

Why glue down a new engineered hardwood floor?

Most enginiered hardwood floors offer the installation options of Glue Down, Floating or Nail Down. In my opinion the glue down method is preferable in most applications.  I often tell clients that “If we glue it down, you won’t be calling us back”. When you glue a hardwood floor the entire board is secured to…