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FAQ

Q:How Long Will It Take For My Hardwood Floors To Be Sanded And Refinished?

A-The average project is typically two to three days. Stairs or anything over 1,500 square feet may add an extra day to the project.

Q: How Long Should I Wait Before Walking On Floors After Refinishing?

A-Finished floors should be dried within 24 hours for walking and gently placing furniture (no dragging). Allow at least two weeks before placement of area rugs. Finish won’t dry in cold temperatures, so make sure heat is functioning during winter months.

Q: Can I Stay Home While My Hardwood Floors Are Being Refinished?

A-Please keep in mind that finished floors cannot be walked on until they are completely dry. This may or may not prevent you from staying home. Polyurethane emits an odor that some may find strong or unpleasant. Cracking windows may help with this problem.

Q: I want to get my floors refinished but what about the dust?

A: we always treats your home as if it was our own. We know the head-aches of home improvement often include the mess, construction can leave behind. Wix Flooring always protects any furniture, televisions, and doorways with plastic. We secure the areas we are working to keep the others clean. Once the work is finished, we make a point of vacuuming and wiping down the dust created so it was as if we were never there.

Q- Which type of polyurethane is better for refinishing hardwood floors – oil-based or water-based ?

A:We offer both options, but I usually recommend oil based over water based because:It looks better, It lasts longer, It costs less.

Water based in the other hand: dries faster, doesn’t smell as bad, is better for the environment

Q: What am I going to do with all my furniture while refinishing hardwood floors?

A: Unfortunately, furniture moving is a liability for us because we are not insured as movers, only as wood floor refinishing contractors, the best you do is to get quotes from your local movers, tell them what you are doing and need an “In House Move”

Q. I’m having my floors stained, how and when do I choose my stain color?

There are many varieties of stain ,each floor takes the stain differently, so after our crew sand an area on your house we can apply samples of the colors to show on your own floor how is truly going to look like, in our experience we have found that this is the best way to choose stain colors.

Q: Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Floors?

A: Choosing between engineered and real hardwood flooring can be a tough decision. Engineered floors are made from real wood, unlike laminate flooring. There are multiple layers manufactured, cross-bound, under heat and pressure, called ‘plies’. Engineered flooring can be less susceptible to symptoms of moisture and humidity then solid wood. Often, home-owners will opt for Engineered flooring for lower levels of house which are often damper spaces. Hardwood floors are milled completely from real wood in a much simpler process. Real wood is often thicker than engineered, which can ensure the floors in your home survive longer and can be sanded and refinished more times. It is in fact, possible to sand and refinish Engineered flooring, depending on the thickness of the boards.

Q: Pre-finished vs. Un-finished

A: Pre-finished flooring has had its finish or veneer sprayed on by the manufacturer before instillation. Un-finished wood floors are instilled first and refinished after. This allows the owner to choose between more custom colors and finishes. Pre-Finished flooring will come in a variety of colors and textures but aren’t as customizable.

Q: Will the decreased humidity in the winter affect my hardwood floors?

A: In many cases, wood floors respond to the lower humidity by contracting or shrinking. If the wood contracts significantly, small gaps may appear between the boards. This is normal, but can be prevented with proper precautions. One of the best ways to ensure that your wood floors will maintain their original look and shape is to make sure your home has proper humidity controls in place. This means using a humidifier to maintain optimal moisture levels in your home. Keeping levels above 40% in the winter will help prevent gaps from appearing in your hardwood floors.

Q- What is the easiest way to set up an estimate?

we have been doing our estimates for floor refinishing over the phone, by text, or chat, our customers love it because it’s easy,convenient and saves everyones time,what you need is 10 min, measuring tape and a caculator

Measuring length x width determines the rooms square footage. Simply put…a 10’ x 10’ room = 100 sq feet.

We ask you to measure your floors the best you can, but don’t worry if you’re not 100% accurate. We will verify the measurements with you the day of the job, most people are within 20 sq. feet.

also we may need you to snap pictures with your phone and send it to us.

If you prefer Feel free to call us at 973-336-0927 to set up a free estimate in your home today!