Hardwood Floors are easy to clean, more sanitary than carpet, offer
an almost infinite array of styles, and outlast all other flooring
You should consider new hardwood floors from the time you start
thinking about decorating your existing or new house.
The species, color, and floor design will influence many of your
decorating choices including trim, cabinetry, and wall coverings.
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chart" for various woods.
The minimum warranty on a Rock Solid Floor is one year on job site
finished floors and up to 25 years on select pre-finished floors.
Always use a product that will not leave a wax or oil residue on your
floor, as these may cause a problem when you need to refinish your
floor. Judiciously utilize door mats and area rugs to reduce the impact
of high-traffic areas and outside dirt being tracked in. Also, be
conscious of scratching from various sources such as high heels, moving
We recommend the BONA KEMI line of Floor Care Products, which
complement the BONA KEMI floor finishes used by Rock Solid.
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Because hardwood floors are sensitive to climate, seasonal cracking
is common. Humidity causes expansion and dryness brings contraction. To
minimize cracking, a humidifier can be used to balance out Colorado's
environment by maintaining a constant humidity level between 30% and
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No. Engineered floors are actually more dimensionally stable in that
they move less than solid wood floors, can be used in a wider variety of
applications, and are less subject to moisture variations.
No. ¾" hardwood has less than ¼" of actual surface that
can be used before re-surfacing. ¾" also moves more than lesser
thickness' due to a bigger sponge effect. Traditionally, wood floors
were made of ¾" thickness because they were a structural element
over a floor joists.
The sanding and finishing process, including all coarseness' of
sandpaper, only reduces the thickness by 1/64".
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the finishing process...
Most hardwood floors are now finished with urethane and require no
wax. In fact, wax will actually harm the floor by preventing re-coating.
Site-Finished floors shrink and actually allow water between the
boards which can cause permanent damage if not mopped up immediately.
Most all hardwood flooring is milled between 6% & 9% moisture
content and requires only 3-4 days in the area to be installed for
temperature and moisture acclimation. The critical element is completion
of all wet surfacing and 48 hours of normal temperature settings
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No. The subfloor does not have to be level, but must be flat for a
proper installation. In some case, even an uneven subfloor can be
Another myth. Engineered floors at Rock Solid are actually made
better than their solid floor counterparts. They will shrink 75-90% less
and, depending on the manufacturer, have better warranties. Also,
re-surfacing can be performed just like solid wood floors.