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Can You Use Hardwoods in a Kitchen?

The answering is a confident “yes”…which is why the use of beautiful hardwoods in the kitchen is experiencing a resurgence. Once upon a time, virtually every kitchen floor in New England was made of wood. But unlike the hardwood floors your great-grandparents may have used in their kitchen, today’s are much more spill-resistant and easy

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Traditional Hardwoods vs. Engineered or Laminate Flooring

By Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors LLC Homeowners often want to know the differences between genuine hardwood and synthetic products like engineered or laminated flooring. In this guide, I offer some professional insight and answers to help you make an informed choice. Natural Hardwood Flooring Authentic hardwood is cut from actual pieces of hardwood harvested

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REFINISHING HARDWOOD FLOORS: The Secrets to Success!

WHAT’S THE PROCESS OF REFINISHING HARDWOOD FLOORS? First, you need to determine what sort of hardwood floors you have, because not all floors can be refinished successfully. Bringing in a professional can help you make the decision as to whether it’s worth refinishing your current hardwood floor rather than replacing it.   Solid vs Engineered

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Not Your Grandparents’ Hardwood Floors

What’s trending in Hardwood Floor Finishes?                                                    Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors LLC   My earliest memory of hardwood floors was in my grandparents’ 1910 colonial in Norwalk, Connecticut. The wood had a beautiful luster, and as a boy the living room floor looked to me like a glistening lake. The idea of wooden floors

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Pros and Cons of Water-based and Oil-based Polyurethane

By Andy Ross Water-based vs. Oil-based Water-based polyurethanes provide a clear finish and have low odor. You can recoat them in two hours and clean your tools with water. If you start early enough in the day, you can apply the recommended four coats and sleep in the room that night. Oil-based polyurethanes leave an amber glow

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What is Hardwood Penetrating Oils?

At one time penetrating oil systems were one of the most common wood floor finish options. When polyurethane (both oil-based and water-based versions) came onto the market, penetrating oil took a backseat. Nowadays, penetrating oil like those offered by WOCA are becoming more fashionable once again. But what’s the difference? Why do some people prefer penetrating oil

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How dirt damages Hardwood Floors

Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors LLC   Dirt and dust on any surface are messy, but when it’s on Hardwood Floors, it can be damaging. I have listed some interesting facts on how dangerous it can be and some preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk of permanent damage.     So what’s

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Health and environmental benefits to Hardwood Floors

Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors LLC     Environmental Benefits Wood floors not only look stunning, but did you know they also have some very healthy benefits. Environmentally wood floors offer a variety of environmental benefits. They are a renewable flooring option because trees can be replanted to replace those harvested. In the U.S. for

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Why Hardwood Floors are Trending in 2017/2018

October 3, 2017 – Hardwood Floors LLC.Com, (203) 641-4666   We know one thing is for sure, carpet is out and Hardwood Floors are in. The type, size and color are another altogether interesting and informative subject.   Between 1990 and 2016 over 100 million square feet of new, replaced or refinished hardwood has been

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So you want your hardwood floors refinished?

POSTED BY ANDY ROSS All Hardwood Floors LLC The story is almost always the same. “I just bought this house and we pulled up the old carpeting and realized we have hardwood floors. They are in bad shape can you come out and see what can be done?” Of course there are hundreds of other reasons

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