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How Humidity (or lack of) Affects Your Wood Floor

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Aug 17, 2014

Generally when we talk about humidity we generally talk about the RH% (relative humidity) in a house, but the humidity and temperature outside play a big role in how high or low your RH is inside. Here are a few things to keep in mind on how humidity affects your hardwood floors. Hardwood Floors are […]

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Hardwood Flooring Trends

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Aug 16, 2014

Hardwood flooring trends tend to go in a circle, what was in will be out of style but will be back in style completing the style circle. A couple of current trends I’m seeing are -wide plank floors -dark stained hardwood -penetrating oil finish Wide Plank Hardwood Floors what is considered a plank? Any hardwood […]

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Why Steam Mops Are a Big No-No for Your Hardwood Floors

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Aug 07, 2014

I want to explain the reasons why using a steam mop on your hardwood floor is very destructive and how doing so can cost you more in the long run. Wood and Water Don’t Mix Have you ever left a piece of wood outside that got rained on? What happened to that piece of wood? […]

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Rubio Monocoat on Maple Hardwood Floor

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Jul 17, 2014

On this particular project the home owner decided to try and refinish the hardwood floors themselves. It seemed to be going okay for them until they applied stain, that is when they realized that they where way over their heads and had me come in and redo it completely for them. The type of finish […]

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Bringing Back the Beauty of this Hardwood Floor

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Jul 08, 2014

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5 Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Hardwood Floor

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Jun 27, 2014

Have a Hygrometer A hygrometer is an instrument that measures the relative humidity (RH). Ideally, you’ll want to keep this in a central part of your house. While it may not seem very important, it’s a key factor in helping to keep your floors looking great. You should try to keep the RH in your […]

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