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Hardwood Flooring: Answers to Common Questions

Posted on January 19th, 2012 In: Articles

Consumers considering a hardwood flooring option sometimes have basic questions they need answered before they can proceed to details such as what species of wood they prefer.

Does Humidity Have an Impact on Hardwood Flooring?

The simple answer to this is yes. As trees are composed of natural cells that can absorb water, wood flooring can be affected by the humidity present in your home. However, very few people install wood flooring that lacks any kind of sealer. Most professionally finished floorboard materials have been polished and sealed with chemicals designed to help wood resist water. These finishes may need to be renewed periodically in order for humidity protection to remain strong.

What Should I do if my Hardwood Floor Gets Scratched?

Scratches are a fact of life when it comes to hardwood flooring. Even the most careful and diligent homeowner will not be able to completely prevent any and all scratches. Thankfully, neither are scratches a serious problem since there is no need for them to be permanent. Wood can be sanded down past the scratch level to reveal a fresh, clean surface that can be stained and sealed. The best way to do this is to hire a professional floor sanding services firm.

Why do People buy Unfinished Hardwood Flooring?

The usual reason to buy unfinished pieces of flooring is because you are adding additional flooring to an existing set and you want to be able to stain your new section to match the old.

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