Hardwood Floors Repair and Installation
Professionals involved in the manufacturing, distribution and installation of flooring materials are trained to provide the best possible service and workmanship. Wood floors are designed by engineers to balance form, function and appearance. Wood floors are available in a variety of materials, including oak, pine, maple, cherry and walnut. Each type of wood has a different hardness, grain line and color, which adds a unique touch to a home or business. Laminate flooring, which is a synthetic multi-layered product sealed to create a hard surface, is also available to the consumer looking for a cheaper alternative to traditional wood flooring.
Contractors and other home building and home repair experts are knowledgeable about finishes and stains to protect new floors and restore old floors to their original beauty. Finishes, stains and varnishes serve a variety of purposes. For example, they can protect wood surfaces from moisture and vapors, which can seep into wood and cause it to rot or soften. Contractors are trained to properly prepare the wood for finishing and repairs, including sanding to create a smooth, level surface. In addition to wood floors, these professionals are trained in the design, construction and installation of other wood surfaces, including stair rails, baseboards and cabinetry.
Experts in this industry work with designers and engineers to make sure they provide the best possible experience to homeowners and other clients, from design and installation to refinishing, repair and restoration. Home improvement stores offer all the products contractors and designers need to create beautiful, clean looking and long-lasting wood and laminate floors.