Hardwood floor refinishing FAQ's frequently asked questions

What is engineered hardwood? Is it real?

What is engineered hardwood? Is engineered hardwood real? Many customers get confused about laminate flooring vs. engineered hardwood flooring. Which is real? Which is fake? What is the difference? First, laminate flooring is fake. It usually looks like hardwood but it’s not real. It’s a picture of hardwood covered by a melamine wear layer and …

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Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring-Westchester NY

Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba Hardwood Floors Brazilian Cherry hardwood grows in Brazil (obviously) and is often referred to as Jatoba, its Spanish name.  Due to the climate and growing cycles, Brazilian Cherry is much harder than the typical oak you traditionally see here in the US.  On the Janka hardness scale, Red Oak is a 1290 while …

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Do you have hardwood under your carpet? Refinish or recarpet?

Do you have hardwood under your carpet?  You may have just found a nice gift.  Consider yourself lucky as you have options and may be able to improve your home’s value and save money at the same time!   Most customers prefer hardwood flooring – it looks nicer, it improves your home’s value, it lasts …

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Tile flooring – is this a good Do-it-yourself project?

Many homeowners think they can install themselves.  But, should you really install tile yourself? Out of all the flooring surfaces, tile is the one that so many do-it-yourselfers think they can install themselves (or they have a friend who can do it). And, more than any other surface,  tile is the one where I see …

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Cork Flooring – How is cork made and why is it considered green?

How is cork flooring made and how is it a green product? Cork flooring is becoming more and more popular in Westchester County, especially for Kitchens.  My customers love that it”s soft on their feet and it’s green.  But many ask, how come cork is green?  What makes it green?  Where does cork come from?  …

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Is bamboo flooring hard or is bamboo flooring soft?

Bamboo flooring.  Is it hard or soft? Of course, this is never a simple answer.  Bamboo is technically a grass,  but it’s usually classified as a hardwood. If you search on the web for the Janka hardness scale (a rating meant to standardize the hardness of wood), you get all sorts of answers for Bamboo.  …

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