When installing a new floor you should select a species of wood that has the look you desire without staining if at all possible. This makes it possible to forgo staining or other treatments that increase maintenance costs and possibly finishing costs.
There are thousands of species available. One will meet your design needs. That is where experience is helpful.This is where experience is paramount.This is where Artisan means something. This is where the experience of the person doing the work, not the age of the company matters most. I will put a quarter century of experience to work for you.This is where Artisan outshines the competition every time for every customer.
Stairs, Vents & Accents
Stairs are often times neglected during regular flooring upgrades and maintenance because they require skilled handwork that only an artisan can provide. We tread where others fear to go.
Whether you are looking to match existing stiles in your home or just want a truly flush vent you will not trip over and furniture will set straight on, We can help.
A wood floor can be more. Installing beautiful bursts or intricate inlays can be performed on new or existing floors and personalizes your home.
Additions and Repair
When Planning your addition consult a wood floor specialist for seamless results every time.
Damage to wood flooring is not planned and needs attention immediately. You need repairs done for the safety and convenience. Choose a professional and time responsive contractor. Repairs can usually be performed on off hours and very quickly.
Sanding and Re-finish
Whether you are having an existing floor or a newly installed floor sanded, this process is one of the most important. This is where the finish meets the floor. This is where experience is paramount. This is where Artisan means something. This is where the experience of the person doing the work, not the age of the company matters most. I will put a quarter century of experience to work for you. This is where Artisan outshines the competition every time for every customer.
The finishing process is important as it protects the wood from moisture and dirt penetration. As long as the finish holds up the wood floor is protected. When considering finish the site conditions, traffic use and look of the floor all must be taken into consideration. The industry standard is three coats over a freshly sanded floor. The three coats usually consist of a sealer and two top coats with the last representing the final sheen of the floor. The first coat is sometimes replaced with a stain/sealer that displays grain more prominently. All these decisions are easily made with the help of a professional during your consultation.
The finish on hardwood floors protects the wood from moisture and dirt penetration. As long as the finish holds up the wood floor is protected. When the finish wears out the dirt will become embedded in the wood grain and then can only be removed by sanding. Re-sanding is more expensive than re-coating, more time consuming and messy. To keep the finish from completely wearing out, you should have it buffed and re-finished. Signs that the wood floor needs a buff and coat, appear as heavy wear patterns in high traffic areas, after cleaning. The finish will take on a different sheen when it begins to wear thin in these areas. When this is obvious it is time to have the wood floors refinished. For refinishing a professional hardwood floor contractor should be hired.
Everyone should be aware of the ways to prevent excessive wear and damage to wood floors. There are plastic guides that can be used to slide or roll heavy displays that can not or should not be lifted. Cups or pads are used under the Tables and chairs. These inexpensive and easy to use items will protect the hardwood floors from deep scratches, dents, marring and the early depletion of the protective finish. If an accident does occur the damaged areas should be repaired as it will cause further wear and damage to adjacent boards. A safe and aesthetically pleasing look is easily maintained.
We have a variety of services including:
At Hardwood Floors by Artisan, we take care to provide our customers high-quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available to take your order 7 days a week.
- Install (Local and exotic woods. Pre-finished and unfinished)
- Sand (Existing and new floors)
- Re-finish (Buff and coat, oil and water based finishes)
- Wood stair (Treads and risers)
- Repair (Emergency 7 days a week response)
- Custom milling (Replace boards for floors no longer milled)
- Boarders and medallions (Custom and pre-manufactured)
- Specialty floors (Basketball, yoga, aerobics)
- Residential (Entire home)
- Commercial (Office, retail, hospitality and entertainment)
- Industrial (Our machines work around yours)
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