Premier Flooring Company in Raleigh-Durham NC
914 Danbury Drive, Durham NC
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Where can I install hardwood flooring?
Although solid hardwood can technically be installed over a crawl space or concrete slab, we recommend only installing over plywood subfloor.  Concrete has a lot of moisture wick, sometimes too much for solid hardwood.  We recommend using engineered hardwood flooring over concrete slabs.  Engineered is designed specifically to with stand more moisture than solid hardwood.

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How do I maintain my hardwood flooring?
The beauty of hardwood flooring is they’re relative easy to maintain.  We recommend cleaning frequently with a Bona floor cleaning kit.  This can be purchased from any big box store.  Having a rug or doormat and entry doors will reduce the amount of dirt coming into the house.  Dirt or sand can abrade the finish over time and cause the protective coating to wear down faster than a dirt free floor.  Removing shoes is also a good practice to reduce the amount of dirt coming into your house.  Professional, every 5 years or so, we can perform a “buff and coat” on your floors to increase its longevity and keep the floors looking new.  A “buff and coat” involves moving every thing off the floor, cleaning and abrading the hardwoods and applying a fresh coat of polyurethane.

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How long does it take to sand and refinish hardwood floors?
Generally, it usually takes 3-5 days depending on the size of the area to refinish hardwood floors with an oil based polyurethane. Humidity can also impact drying time. We’ve done jobs that have taken 3 days to 3 weeks for larger homes.

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What are the benefits of hardwood flooring?
There are many benefits to hardwood flooring.  Hardwoods add value you to your home.  Purchasing hardwood floors is  an investment that will pay for itself.  If one invest in solid hardwoods, you will have the option of refinishing the floors in the future for a fraction of the cost of a full replacement.  Most solid hardwoods will last a life time if installed correctly and maintained in a controlled environment.  Hardwood Flooring also esthetically is natural and beautiful, easy to clean and durable.

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Can I use a steam cleaner on my hardwood floors?
Avoid using water and vinegar, soap-based cleaners, wax or steam cleaners on your hardwood floor. Steam cleaners excessive water on your floor, which can lead to cupping and long-term damage. We recommend using a Bona cleaning kit which can be purchased from any big box store.

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What stain colors are most popular?
Right now customers are using a lot of dark espresso, gray, blonde and honey colors.  Dark, rich colors look elegant, giving your room an expensive feel, however can make the room seem smaller. Some homeowners are choosing a lighter finish to make the room appear lighter, brighter, and bigger. Blonde also gives you many decorating options.

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How much does hardwood flooring cost?
The cost of hardwood has a wide range and varies from product to product and house to house.  Two different cost is usually associated with a turn key install: the labor and hardwood flooring.

Hardwood flooring varies in range from $3-11 a foot.  The range is determined by many factors, which include: Wood species, width of planks, character of planks, finish etc…

The labor is determined by an estimate. At Creative Flooring Solutions we offer free estimates performed by the owner.  Factors that will affect the labor is the size of the job, location, product installing, and the condition of the existing floor.

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Can I put hardwood floors in my bathroom?
Moist environments are not good for hardwood floors. Since bathrooms have a lot of moisture, we recommend an engineered hardwood or vinyl plank which is made to look like wood but can be used in damp locations.

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What is LVP?
Luxury Vinyl Plank is made to look like natural hard flooring such as wood, stone, slate or ceramic tile and can be installed anywhere throughout the home — in the kitchen, bath, basement and beyond. It is made to look like real wood or tile but take abuse from scratches and water.  Learn more

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