Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you charge?

The amount we charge will vary from project to project. Every project is unique by nature and will therefore require different amounts of time and resources. Please contact us for a free estimate.

Does wood flooring promote a healthy indoor environment?

Yes. Bacteria, dust and dirt do not embed themselves in wood flooring, as they do in other flooring options. Simple regular maintenance—such as dustmopping, sweeping, or vacuuming—keeps wood floors dust-free.

I suffer from allergies. Is wood flooring hypoallergenic?

Millions of people suffer from sensitivity to chemicals and toxins. Tests by leading allergists have proven that wood flooring provides a healthier environment for these allergy sufferers. Wood doesn’t harbor irritating dust and microorganisms.

What is the best way to clean my floors?

The best way to maintain your floor is to use a dust mop and/or vacuum the floors regularly. Hardwood floors also clean easily with a Swiffer or similar type dry mop. You should avoid excessive moisture. A slightly damp mop may be used to mop up a spill.

Is the natural environment protected during the harvesting and manufacturing of wood flooring?

Yes. Far from a depleting resource, hardwood is sustainable and commercially more available now than ever before. On the 486 million acres of forestland in the United States classified as commercial, substantially more wood is added in new growth each year than is harvested. For hardwood species, 90 percent more wood is added annually in net growth than is removed through harvest.

How can I protect my floor?

It is a good idea to implement a regular cleaning routine, as well as the use of throw rugs and felt or protectors on furniture.

Can I apply wax finish to protect my floors?

No. You should never apply wax finishes to your flooring.

What is the difference between prefinished and unfinished flooring?

The prefinished hardwood floor is end matched with a tight micro-beveled edge, and has multiple coats of aluminum oxide finish. The unfinished floors come end matched with a square edge and must be finished on site.

Where can I go for options in engineered, laminate and prefinished flooring?

Imperial Floors is a great option. We also install for Imperial Floors.

Once installed, how often must wood flooring be replaced?

Every hundred years or so. Simple care and maintenance keeps wood floors looking beautiful for a lifetime. Instead of laying an entirely new floor when the original is worn, wood floors can be rejuvenated with sanding and refinishing. When done by a wood flooring professional, wood floors need only to be refinished every 10 – 15 years during a floor’s life. When a wood floor’s useful life is over, it’s completely biodegradable.