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Sharp Wood Floors Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you fix my hardwood floors?

Yes.  We will come to your house and look at your current flooring.  Once we decide a course of action, we will give you a free quote.  We fix many type of flooring, so please contact us for more information.  

Do you refinish old hardwood floors?

Yes.  We love to stain old hardwood floors in homes because it creates so much character and warmth in your home.  Especially in places like South Lae Tahoe, old repurposed floors can take on a whole new life!

What is solid wood?

Solid wood is a term used to tell the difference between ordinary lumber & engineered wood, but it also refers to structures that are absent of hollow space. Engineered wood products are manufactured by fusing together wood strands, fibers, or veneers with adhesive products to form a composite material. Engineered wood includes plywood, oriented strand board(OSB) and fiberboard. The fact that a product is made from solid wood is often touted in advertisements. However, using solid wood has its advantages and disadvantages.

What is engineered wood?

Engineered wood, otherwise known as composite woodman-made wood, or manufactured board, includes a wide spectrum of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives to form composite materials. These products are manufactured to precise design specifications which are rigorously tested to meet American standards. Engineered wood products are used in a variety of projects including home construction, commercial buildings, and industrial products.  The wood also can be used for joists and beams that replace steel materials in developer building projects.

How many times can I sand my floor?

This depends on what kind of wood you have, and how bad the hardwood floor damage is that you are trying to remove. Have a professional inspect your wood floor to ensure no further damage is done.

What should I do with my dull hardwood floors? 

Start by giving it a good cleaning. If the result is not satisfactory, you may be ready to have your wood floor screened and re-coated (the application of one or two coats of finish).

When will I need to sand and refinish my floor?

A hardwood floor that is properly maintained should never have to be sanded and refinished. Watch for the signs! When your wood flooring has lost its original shine, it may only need what the industry calls a screen and re-coat - the application of one or two coats of finish. This is much simpler than a sand and refinishing. If your wood floor has deep scratches or if your wood floor has dents, and areas where the dirt has been ground into the open grain of your floor.

What wood makes the best floor?

Woods have a hardness factor and high traffic areas will be better served with harder woods. Aestetic factors also play a roll and often the final choice is a matter of taste.

What about changing my floor color?

If you want to change the color of hardwood flooring, it is time to have your wood floor sanded and refinished.