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Q: Should I sand my hardwood floors myself? / Should I install my hardwood floors myself?
A: While sanding or installation you hardwood flooring yourself may sound like a cost-effective option, you might not save as much as you think. To do a proper job you will not only need the right materials (wood, stain, etc.) but you will also need the proper tools like a sanding machine, table saw and more. Purchasing or renting these machines can be very expensive.
When doing your hardwood flooring project yourself, you also have to consider how much experience you have working on hardwood floors. Many handy people can do an adequate job on their hardwood floors themselves, but that doesn’t compare to someone who has over twenty year of experience working on your floors. Something as simple as staining the floor can be an art form to the hardwood floorsman. It takes a lot of practice to lay the stain flat without any incidentals.
Q: How should I clean my hardwood floors?
A: The best way to clean the hardwood flooring in your home is with a vinegar/water based solution. Take a bucket and fill it half with vinegar and half with water until you have enough solution to cover your floor. Mop the floor with the solution but do not let the solution sit on the floor. Make sure that it dries quickly. Do this to keep for cleans and to remove build up ( to remove build up, do this a few times a week).
Q: How should I choose a stain color?
A: Selecting a color is a matter of opinion and the only opinion that matters is the homeowner’s. However, there are a few things you will want to take into consideration when choosing your stain. First, the color of the existing woodwork needs to be complimented by the colors of your hardwood floors. For a cohesive look, you will want to keep the stains in the same color family. The second thing to consider is the color of your furniture and your rugs. Generally, you want your floor to be lighter than you furniture because there’s more of it. If you have a dark floor with dark furniture the room will feel smaller and heavier. Another thing to consider is that darker hardwood floors are like darker cars. They show dirt and wear more than floors that have lighter stains. Finally, you want to choose a stain that amplifies that grain of the wood used on your floor. Using the wrong stain would prevent your floors natural beauty from showing.
Q: Does Woodchuck Flooring serve my city?
A: Woodchuck Flooring provides hardwood flooring services to the following cities: Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Bloomington, Burnsville, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Eagan, Eden Prarie, Edina, Elk River, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Elmo, Lilydale, Little Canada, Mahtomedi, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Medina, Mendota Heights, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Mound, New Brighton, Oakdale, Orono, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Roseville, Saint Anthony, Shakopee, Shoreview, Shorewood, St. Louis Park, St. Paul,Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, Whitebear Lake, Woodbury.