Heartland Wood Floors can help you choose the best hardwood floor for your lifestyle and space. We specialize in custom installations for pre-finished wood floors. Our experienced and certified crew sets the stage for your interior style. Our team of experts is dedicated to offering an impeccable flooring inventory, backed by excellent flooring installation services at fair prices. To make you confident about your choice, we even feature flooring samples in our expansive showroom.
You can have the warmth and beauty of hardwood in any room in your home with products ranging from 3/8″ to ¾” thickness in engineered as well as solid wood flooring. Because of higher moisture in bathrooms and laundry rooms; wood flooring is not recommended. Wood floors are an investment in your home for years to come and can be refinished instead of being replaced. They are available in a variety of different species, colors and can be nailed, glued, or floated over a variety of existing surfaces. We offer two types of wood floors, which are custom wood floors and prefinished wood floors. Visit our showroom and compare them side by side.
Custom wood floors allow you to personalize your floor. You can specify your species, thickness, width, color, and sheen. Your options are limitless!
Custom wood flooring is the most commonly used type of flooring in new construction and remodel projects. It is unfinished wood that requires installation, sanding, staining, and finishing on site. Since custom wood flooring is sanded onsite; the floor has a flat surface over the entire area.
This is the process:
Prefinished wood flooring is factory-finished wood flooring that requires the only installation. This is a great option for existing homes – no sanding so less dust and less time from start to finish. Since prefinished wood flooring is not sanded onsite; there is a defined edge between each plank.
If your floor is showing considerable wear or perhaps you would like to change the color; your best option will be refinishing. One of the real advantages of wood floors is that they can be refinished many times before needing to be replaced.
As your floor begins to show wear or does not clean easily; a recoat is recommended. Depending on the traffic on the floor, you should recoat your floor at least once every two to five years. Recoating will add valuable protection in high traffic areas that wear out before the rest of the floor and will prolong the life of the floor. By maintaining your floor with a recoat every few years, you will avoid the time and expense of refinishing.
The recoating process begins by lightly buffing the floor with an abrasive pad or screen which may cause minimal dust. The floor is then cleaned thoroughly to remove dust and any contaminants. A final coat of finish will seal your floor.
Depending on the size of the floor; it can take between 2-4 hours to buff and recoat your floor. The flooring then must be allowed the proper drying time of 8-10 hours before you can access your floor.
Three days after the recoat has been applied; you can return your furniture into the recoated areas. Felt protectors will need to be placed on all chairs and furniture before placing them on the wood floors.
After 30 days of curing, area rugs may be put down in the recoated area. Any rug, cloth, runner, etc. left lying on the floor for several days during this period will leave an imperfection in the finish.
If your floor does not clean easily or has a residue that prevents the floor from being recoated; a deep cleaning with the Bona Scrubber is recommended.
The Bona Scrubber is also recommended for regular cleaning on commercial floors. It removes the toughest dirt and surface contaminants from all types of floors.
The deep cleaning process begins by exerting a vigorous mechanical brushing action on the floor to remove the dirt. Then the machine evenly spreads the wood floor cleaning solution on the floor. The squeegees suck up the washing water and enable the damp floor to dry.
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Please remember your new floor is wood, a natural product that is subject to seasonal changes. During the colder months of the year when your furnace is running, some separation in your floors is normal. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, in solid 2 1/4″ wide strip oak floors, dry time cracks may be the width of a dime’s thickness (1/32″). Wider boards will have wider cracks and the reverse is true. Humidifiers will help reduce the amount of separation that will occur. You may also want to use a dehumidifier if you have excess moisture in your home to reduce cupping (individual boards with raised edges). Most separation that happens during dry seasons will close up during the more humid seasons. The suggested percentage of humidity in your home is 40% to 50% and the suggested temperature in your home is 65° to 75°. To maintain the suggested humidity and temperature levels, avoid adjusting your thermostat when away from your home.
Area rugs should not be placed on your newly finished wood floor for at least 30 days after the last coat of finish has been applied. After the initial thirty days have passed, avoid rubber-backed or other non-ventilated rugs which can trap moisture under them causing damage. Perforated rug pads should be placed under all rugs to allow the wood floor to breathe. Throw rugs are recommended in front of your sink, stove, and at each outside door to protect your wood floor from spills, sand, and grit. Rugs should be moved periodically, so the wood floor can age evenly.
Wipe up food and other spills immediately using a slightly dampened cloth or paper towel. For regular cleaning, vacuum with a soft-bristled brush attachment (vacuum heads with beater bars may damage the finish) or use an untreated dust mop to pick up dirt and large particles and then use a cleaner specifically for wood floors. Vacuuming or dust mopping regularly will keep the sand and grit off of your wood floor that may cause scratches or premature wear. Cleaning your wood floor once every 1-2 weeks is recommended, depending on the amount of traffic on your wood floor. Wood floor cleaner and a wood floor cleaning kit are available to purchase in our showroom or over the phone and shipped.
The use of wax or other household cleaners, i.e., oil soaps, dust treatments, is not recommended on your wood floor. If wax or other treatments are applied, recoating may not be possible. The use of steam cleaners are not recommended on your wood floor. If steam cleaners are used, the finish may peel, whiten, or become cloudy. Also, gray lines may appear along the edges of the boards.
Furniture should not be put back into the room(s) for two to three days after the last coat of finish has been applied. Protect your wood flooring investment by using felt floor protectors on your chairs and furniture. Floor protectors provide an excellent buffer to keep chairs and furniture moving across the wood floor easily, reducing the possibility of scratching or marring. Felt protectors should be replaced when worn (approximately six months to one year depending on usage). Floor protectors are available to purchase in our showroom or over the phone and shipped.
Do not walk on the wood floor with stiletto-heeled shoes or cleats. They put excessive amounts of pressure in small areas and may cause denting. Keep high heel shoes in good repair. Heels that have lost their protective cap can cause indentations in any floor surface – even concrete.
Pet nails can scratch or mar the finish. Keep your pet’s nails trimmed regularly to avoid deep scratches. Also keep your pet’s paws clean of gravel, grease, oil, and stains. Clean up accidents immediately using a slightly dampened paper towel and hardwood floor cleaner.