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An Insider’s Guide to Hardwood Floor Care

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Sep 05, 2014

Here’s a guide on how to keep your hardwood floors looking great for years to come. Here are a few of the topics I will cover: Cleaning                                      House Hold Sprays Furniture Rugs Spills Humidity How to Tell When to Re-Coat Your Floors Cleaning   Keeping your hardwood floor clean helps it last longer because you’ll […]

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5 Great Examples of Hardwood Floors

Posted by Aaron Schaalma on Aug 28, 2014

Here are 5 great examples of some hardwood floors I’ve done along with what makes them unique in there own way. Each job is a one of a kind, and there are so many different things that go into making them look like a piece of art. 1. Existing Maple Floor with Added Brazilian Cherry […]

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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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