Hardwood floors can be a beautiful addition to your home. But, much like the rest of your house, hardwood floors require maintenance. Perhaps you’ve gotten paint on the floors or accidentally scratched them. Maybe you’re new to hardwood and are curious about protecting them, or just need them installed! Whichever it may be, we have answers to your questions!

  1. How long does a hardwood floor take to install?

    This will depend on the size of the job. On average, hardwood floors take one to three days to install. Again, this will depend on the square footage you’re looking to cover and how many people are doing it. The bigger the project, the longer it may take. If you’re in the Princeton, NJ area, give us a call for quick estimate!


  1. How do you fix gouges in hardwood floors?

    If it’s just a minor gouge, you can sand over the hardwood and refinish. However, larger gouges will probably require the affected floorboards to be replaced. Per usual, the answer varies based on the severity, but an expert should be able to tell right away what your best option is.


  1. How do you change the color of your hardwood floor?

    Changing hardwood floors to a different color follows the same process as refinishing. You sand the floor to the bare wood, fix any imperfections, and prep for a new color. From there, you stain the floor with a color of your choosing and finish! Flooring experts can help make this a walk in the park.


  1. How do you remove paint from hardwood floors?

    To remove paint from hardwood floors, you can use a warm damp cloth. For more dried paint, scraping with a razor blade may be required. Once again, this falls into the realm of “it depends”. Its best to call an expert if you think you may need help with paint removal!


  1. How do you protect floors from furniture?

    There are a few different ways to protect your hardwood floors from furniture. You may use rugs, furniture pads, or plastic slides for metal furniture. Furniture pads are always a good idea to protect the floors from possible scuffing. Sweeping and damp mopping regularly can also help remove other abrasive sediment.

Whether you are new to hardwood floors, or have lived with them forever, accidents happen, and your floors will be walked all over (literally). To make sure they stay in tip top shape, it’s a good idea to understand what can be done to maintain and protect them. However, sometimes it may be time to refinish or even replace!

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