The flooring is one of the first things that a person will notice when entering your home or office. Hardwood flooring can be one of the most important aspects of a home as a lot more home buyers are looking for. Flooring isn't just something you walk on, there is more to it. For people passionate about the decor of their home, flooring holds an aesthetic importance. It makes a big difference in the way the home feels. The days of carpeted flooring in your home are over as hardwood is easier to clean and maintain than carpeting.
Old worn or dirty carpet can turn away a potential buyer and can also give the home a worn or dilapidated look. There are a number of ways with which you can enhance the otherwise dull looking floor, installing ceramic tiles or linoleum for instance. However, wood flooring is the most preferred choice as it gives an overall aesthetic appeal to the house.
Here are some of the different types of hardwood floors we offer:
Solid hardwood floors are nailed or stapled down on top of a wooden subfloor. There is a wax paper that is put under the hardwood floors prior to installation. This is no way a vapor barrier, or meant to be used as a moisture barrier as it is punctured with nails or staples during installation. This wax paper is put down to facilitate the sliding of the pieces into place during installation.
Baseboards, shoe molding or quarter rounds are installed after the completion of the hardwood flooring installation to cover the gap that is left between the wall and the hardwood floors to allow for any expansion that occurs during the summer months with the increase in temperature and humidity.
Since solid hardwood floor installation requires the existence of a wooden subfloor, it is suitable to be installed in first and second floors of most homes. It is not suitable to installation in basements, or apartments and condos due to the concrete subfloors found in these areas.
Engineered Hardwood Floors are more flexible in terms of installation processes. They can be nailed down like solid hardwood floors, or glued down to a subfloor such as a cork or plywood subfloor. They are also produced with a click installation system, which allows them to be installed as a floating floor system on top of concrete hardwood floors. This makes Engineered hardwood floors the most versatile hardwood flooring product as it can be installed on any type of subfloor which maintaining the look and feel of genuine hardwood floors. These floors can also be site finished and refinished if necessary.
The nail down installation process for engineered hardwood flooring is the same as the solid hardwood flooring installation. The glue-down process involves first gluing or nailing down a sub-floor, and then gluing the engineered floors to the subfloor. In both the nail-down and the glue-down systems the flooring is attached to the subfloor.
The floating floor system is the easiest flooring installation process. The flooring products that can be installed in this manner are manufactured differently. Instead of having a tongue and groove construction which allows for a lip to be nailed down, they have unique clicking system that locks them together once installed without the need for glue or nails. These systems are not attached to the subfloor and are therefore called floating floors as they sit on top of the subfloor. These types of floors require an under-padding to be installed underneath them to provide a moisture barrier and for sound-proofing the floors. These floors are easier to replace if damage occurs in a small section.
Laminate flooring are floating flooring systems that are installed using the “click” system. Made of a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process, laminate flooring simulates different types of wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear finish. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials. Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials.
We also install different types of commercial grade flooring such as Cork flooring, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Luxury Vinyl Planks and Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT). Call Floors & More today to schedule your free in home consultation.
Because wood is a natural product it tends to be prone to wear over the years. Restoring or Refinishing can breathe new life and bring back the natural beauty of your floors. Whether the floors were covered by an area rug or are located in a high traffic area of the home, Floors & More will ensure that your floors get a new lease on life. We also specializes in Flooring Repair and can correct damage of any kind.
A restoration begins with the removal of the previous finish. Ask any do-it-yourselfer, and you will quickly find out that this can be a daunting and messy task. Our expert craftsmen have the necessary equipment to ensure that all of the previous finish is removed without damaging the wood, and prepare the floor to accept new stain. The removal of the previous finish is accomplished with the help of specialized power sanders that are specifically designed for flooring applications.
After the sanding is completed and the previous finish is completely removed, the floor can now be stained or left natural, this is followed by buffing and application of polyurethane. When it comes to stain, there is a variety of available shades for any taste and style. Although having a color chart may be helpful, oftentimes paper does not capture the shade accurately, which can lead to confusion. Because using the same shade of stain on different types of hardwood floors creates different results, the process of selecting a stain for your floors can be frustrating and lead to unnecessary costs. We will be happy to assist you in choosing the right stain for your floor.
Here are some of the most popular colors we use everyday:
After staining the floor we start the finishing process by applying the finish.
We utilize the two most common types of hardwood floor polyurethane coatings. These are an Oil Modified polyurethane and a Waterborne polyurethane.
Both of these finishes are available in Gloss, Semi-gloss or Satin sheens.(Insert Image 2 here)
Wood Floors are a lifetime investment, and decisions concerning them should not be taken lightly Routine maintenance should include protecting the surface finish from moisture and heavy wear which creates scratches. This maintenance requires more than sweeping and vacuuming.
Always clean your wood floors periodically with a professional wood floor cleaning product recommended by a wood flooring professional and/or the manufacturer of your particular hardwood floor product. Not doing so may void any warranty or guarantee on the product.
Stairs in a residential or commercial property are one of the areas that receive the most foot traffic, therefore taking their share of wear and tear. For many spaces stairs serve simply as a function, a way to get up and down safely and quickly. As home design evolves, stairs are quickly becoming an architectural feature and are often the first visible element when you enter a home. Dark and narrow staircases are being replaced by wide, sweeping spaces adding a new dimension to multi-story structures. Modern materials with artistic and decorative appeal are becoming the finishing choice for stairs.
To tackle a stair refinish and install is a task that requires precision and knowledge. The goal when refinishing stairs is beautification. A grand staircase will add value to a home. Without the specialized skills and tools needed to attain such a goal the end result could be quite the opposite. There are many home improvement projects that can easily be done with a bit of education. The restoration and installation of a staircase is one project best left to the flooring experts.
Refinishing stairs and installing hardwood adds flair to any property. While the end result can be breathtaking, it’s cost effective and wise to hand the job over to a skilled professional. Floors & More will exceed your expectations and become your source for all your hardwood needs.
Carpeting can add the perfect touch of color and class that embraces the decor of a room. The advantage of carpet flooring is the wide variety of colorful plush-pile fabrics such as Berber and twisted Frieze. Advancement in treated carpeting makes for family-friendly coverings in high-traffic areas. Carpet fabrics can be durable, pet friendly and beautiful in appearance and texture.
We understand that choosing the best carpet for your home can be overwhelming. Our carpet professionals are here to help! We will match you with the best carpet based on your needs, budget, style and what is most important to you.
At Floors & More, our relationship with the country’s major carpet mills enables us to offer substantial discounts to the business community and general public. Our featured brands include:
When it comes to flooring, nothing gives you more options and opportunities to express your unique vision than tile. Choose stone, ceramic or porcelain, and arrange it in nearly endless patterns.
We use the term tile loosely to include ceramic tile, porcelain tile, quarry tile, mosaic tile, travertine and marble. Even though all of these products come in “tiles”, they are all different. The most common application is ceramic tile. Ceramic tile is a man-made material made from non-metallic components through heat and subsequent cooling, basically flat pottery.
Porcelain is made in a similar process, but with raw materials that make it tougher and stronger than a basic ceramic. Quarry tile is made of clay and shales and is also a durable product that can be used in interior and exterior applications. Mosaic tiles can be made of any of the aforementioned materials to also include glass. They generally come in much smaller sizes and are fixed to a mesh backing.
Travertine and marble are both natural porous materials. Marble can be used used in areas that require a durable material, but travertine, which is often rated as one of the most beautiful materials, is not known for its durability due to the natural pores and crevices that provide that beauty.
These materials are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes. The average life span for tile ranges from 25 years for marble and travertine to 50 years with ceramic and porcelain. Recommended cleaning methods include a mix of warm water and vinegar. Grout lines and porous materials should be sealed periodically to prevent stains from setting into the material.
Why choose tile?
Floor tile works from contemporary to classic. With so many colors, patterns and sizes to choose from, there are countless ways to make use of tile in your home. A long-time favorite in bathrooms, tile floor is just as suitable in kitchens for its ability to resist spills. And you can lend other living spaces throughout your home a touch of style, ranging from contemporary to traditional. Whatever your style.
No matter what your architectural style, there’s a tile solution to bring your vision to life. And tile isn’t merely a trendy choice, either. It’s been an admired flooring for years and will continue to be a great way to bring lasting beauty and value to your home.
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Remodeling your home is one of the best investments you can make in life. You’ve already invested so much into your home why would you want to leave it all behind and start again? Your home is almost perfect, we’ll help you complete it.
Your kitchen is where your family spends a lot of time. Shouldn’t it be elegant and beautiful to reflect your personality? Changing your flooring, lighting, cabinetry and counters will reflect your style and can better meet your family needs.
Our main custom kitchen services revolve around our ability to create a custom kitchen design, as well as custom cabinetry and countertop options. We offer the option of providing full service kitchen remodeling, from design to installation, or we can simply provide our design services and let you handle the rest. No matter what your kitchen remodeling needs are, Floors & More can handle them for you.
If you are having your kitchen remodeled, there is no doubt that you want to do it your way. We understand the process that goes into kitchen design and our experience completing hundreds of projects gives us the ability to provide recommendations and to build on your unique vision. Each project begins with us sitting down with you to discuss your preferences and unique vision. From there, we create a design that aligns with that vision, and we make any necessary changes to ensure your satisfaction. Our focus throughout the design process is on your complete satisfaction.
Whether you are simply looking to replace your cabinets with custom cabinetry or you would like to add further home decor to your kitchen, Floors & More is the company for you. We truly believe that our experience makes a difference in the final product, and we promise to be there to assist you every step of the way.
Get in touch with us today to set up an appointment for a free in home consultation!
Advances in materials and changes in family needs have meant that the bathrooms in our homes are no longer afterthoughts in the overall design. Today, a well-designed bathroom remodel can increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars over the actual cost of the work, so finding a contractor with experience designing luxury bathrooms and knowledgeable about the latest bathroom design trends is crucial.
Floors & More offers clients options for every type of bathroom remodel – whether you need a simple cabinetry update, or a total redesign and addition of space. Custom cabinetry and tiling projects, upgraded plumbing fixtures, and changes in floor plan are all available when you work with our professional remodeling contractors.
Contact us today to schedule a bathroom remodeling consultation.
Our cabinetry is custom designed and built to perfectly fit your home and crafted to perform for a lifetime. Quality is embodied in everything we create, from our detail driven design process, to our quality selected materials, right down to the careful construction & installation of each cabinet.
Floors & More is your local experts in cabinets for all of the rooms in your home. We carry a variety of lines and brands.
Manufactured by nature. A multitude of looks can be achieved with granite- from more uniform to highly irregular stone. Clarity of color and depth not found in any manufactured surface. A unique shopping experience because you visit a granite showroom to pick out your individual granite slabs.
We offer Cambria, Silestone, and Hanstone for our quartz surface line up. For those that want the look of stone but without the maintenance of sealing. A more consistent, manufactured look than granite.
We work with Corian to provide our solid surfacing. The inventors and the leaders in the industry, always creating new looks to stay current with today’s design trends. A counter top for those that desire a truly seamless appearance with the option of an integrated sink and backsplash.
We carry the four major brands of laminate: Formica, Wilsonart, Pionite, and Nevamar. Hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from, at an affordable price. Here are the links for some of our favorite vendors for natural stones.
Your home is a reflection of who you are and Painting your Interior with something exciting can bring enhancements into your home life. Floors & More can transform the rooms of your home into an aesthetically pleasing space with charm.
Our goal is to make your new walls look exquisite and also ensure that our work will endure the test of time. We understand that your Home is likely your most important investment and we take special care to protect your property. Our painters implement extra precautions such as complete masking of the floors and wall-to-wall plastic seal protection for furniture.
We provide Advanced Preparation that does take us more time, however we know for sure that it will result in a better paint job. As a museum quality painter, we would be honored if you entrusted us with the responsibility to restore, preserve, and beautify the interior of your home.
Do you know that the exterior painting of your home is the most cost effective home remodeling project that can be done? This is the best way to raise your property’s value and maintain your investment. As the paint products are constantly changing we will make it our personal mission to provide our customers with the most recent available products.
Pick your colors and lets start your project.
We are always looking for ways to expand our businesses and services to our clients. Give us a call if you are looking for services not listed here and we will put in touch with our vast list of business partners and help you accomplish the job you want.