Refinish Worn Hardwood Floors

by Sorin Giurca on June 29, 2018

refinish worn hardwood floorsRefinish Worn Hardwood Floors; An Affordable Alternative to Replacement

It should be no mystery, when to refinish worn hardwood floors. A gorgeous hardwood floor disguised as a scratched, gouged, dirty set of wood planks is easy to spot. If your hardwood floor wasn’t finished professionally the first time, spills and scrapes and general use will take their toll too quickly.

Some people believe that carpeting will solve those issues, but we have a better solution: Solid plank hardwood floors are designed to last for generations. They only need to be maintained properly. Professional refinishing of your worn hardwood floors can breathe new life and vitality into your home, lasting for years to come.

The Key Is Knowing When to Refinish Worn Hardwood Floors

Traffic, furnishing style and even the kind of yard or driveway you have will all impact when to refinish worn hardwood floors. We even factor in where in the Reno/Tahoe area your home or business is located, as well. Humidity and temperature extremes, UV exposure and a number of other issues can all play a part.

The general rule is simple and clear: If you think your floors need refinishing, it’s time to call an experienced flooring professional to come examine your floors.

Artisan Hardwood Floors has zero interested in selling you work you don’t need. We intend to keep you as a valued customer for many years to come, happy to recommend us to all your friends and family. If you and I together decide it’s time, my craftsmen will do all the heavy lifting; leaving your floors gorgeous and renewed at a very affordable rate.

Sometimes, You Really Do Need New Hardwood Floors

If you’re having a new home or office built in the Reno/Tahoe area, installing hardwood flooring isn’t even a question. We love crafting beauty into buildings of every description, from the start. Homes and offices with professionally installed hardwood floors hold their value better under every circumstance.

There are also times when old, poorly maintained floors are simply beyond repair. Older composite flooring covered with linoleum can develop hidden water damage. Termites or other insects can wreak irreparable damage. Times like those are when our experience and artistry really come into play.

Artisan Hardwood Floors Has You Covered

We offer a wide range of affordable options. Your new floor will be exquisite, whether we refinish it or replace it completely.

I would love the opportunity to speak with you personally about when to refinish worn hardwood floors. Please contact me right now so we can set a convenient time.

Sorin Giurca

Owner, Artisan

Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors – Reno/Tahoe

by Integris Marketing on May 25, 2018

hand-scraped hardwood floorsHand-Scraped Hardwood Floors Aren’t Just a Fad

The tradition of hand-scraped hardwood floors dates back to the 1800s, when all homes had solid wood floors. It has remained a very popular option for people who desire a unique look, coupled with lasting durability.

Back in the 1800s, there were no prefinished or engineered wood flooring options. Hardwood floors were made from freshly hewn lumber, which gave the wood an authentic, rustic feel. Hand scraping brings out natural heavy graining, mineral streaks, knots, and each tree type’s unique personality. As fads go, it’s lasted over 200 years. And counting.

All About That Texture

The perceived quality of hardwood flooring is no longer just about the grain or color of your hardwood floors. Texture and personality is rapidly becoming the new measure by which hardwood floors are judged. Texture has a large impact on the look and feel of the floors in your home or office. Hand-scraped hardwood floors add a dimension of texture and color variation which cannot be duplicated by other wood flooring types.

It’s The Best Camouflage

Hand-scraped hardwood floors have the ability to mask everyday wear and tear much better than the smooth flooring options. A perfectly milled, lustrous, flat cherry floor will shine like a beautiful dark mirror. Showing every dent, scratch and scrape it ever endures. If you have pets, children, high traffic or just expect guests who will refuse to take off their shoes, hand-scraped hardwood floors are far more forgiving.

Vintage That Never Gets Old

Hand-scraped hardwood floors provide a beautiful look and feel, giving your space character and vibrance. When your floors have the lasting beauty of that vintage vibe, every piece you place on it, art or furniture, seems to fit perfectly. It’s hard to go wrong when your floors are so right.

Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors Are An Art

At Artisan Hardwood Floors, we have the experience and talent necessary to create exactly the right look and feel from hand-scraped hardwood floors to suit your tastes perfectly. We are, as the name implies, Artists in our chosen craft.

I would love the opportunity to spend a short few minutes discussing your needs. Your initial consultation is always free, and you’ll be amazed at how affordable your new hardwood floors will be.

Contact me right away, while the idea is fresh in your mind.


Sorin Giurca

Master Craftsman, Artisan

Climate Affects Hardwood Flooring – Reno/Tahoe

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Investment Property Value – Hardwood Flooring

March 27, 2018

Investment Properties Benefit From Hardwood Flooring Hardwood flooring increases investment property value in the Reno/Tahoe area, whether you like to fix & flip, hold for rent, or rehab and sell for retail. The warm glow or bright shine of  beautifully finished hardwood flooring increases the worth of a home, both in perception and in actual cash value. […]

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Matching Hardwood Stairs to Your Floors

February 26, 2018

Matching Hardwood Stairs to Hardwood Floors in Your Reno/Tahoe Home Once you’ve decided to install hardwood flooring, it’s hard not to think about matching hardwood stairs as the perfect accent. Because your hardwood flooring is the foundation of the overall design in your Reno/Tahoe home, you’ll want them to be as warm and attractive as […]

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Matching Hardwood Flooring and Furnishings

January 26, 2018

Choosing the Right Furnishings Can Make Your Space Pop Matching hardwood flooring  and furnishings only makes sense. Conceptually, your floors are the “fifth wall.” The type, width and tone of your flooring are a design element in your Reno/Tahoe home, as much any paint color or art on the walls. Hardwood flooring has proven to be […]

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Match Cabinets to Hardwood Flooring

December 21, 2017

Creating Gorgeous Living Spaces What is the best approach to match cabinets to hardwood flooring? The beauty and durability of your hardwood floors can be matched wonderfully on your kitchen cabinets, if you do it right. Many of us feel inspired to lavish that gorgeous look on both the cabinets and floors in our kitchens. […]

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Wall Color for Hardwood Floors

November 30, 2017

The Best Combinations of Wall Color and Hardwood Flooring are Beautiful Hardwood flooring and wall color combinations can be beautiful, if you pair them properly.  Finding colors that complement each other before having your new hardwood flooring installed, can make your Reno/Tahoe home really stand out. Today I’d like to discuss some of the best […]

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Hardwood Floor Colors and Stains – Reno, Tahoe, NV

October 27, 2017

Currently Trending Hardwood Floor Colors and Stains for Reno/Tahoe It should come as no surprise that the Reno/Tahoe area sets the trend for hardwood floor colors and stains. This area is known for beautiful landscapes and gorgeous homes. We take our interiors seriously around here, and our out-of-town guests tend to take our ideas home with […]

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Laminate Flooring Compared to Hardwood Flooring

September 29, 2017

Laminate Flooring is Often the Choice for Reno/Tahoe Homeowners Laminate flooring allows you to own the look and feel of hardwood floors, without as much outlay. Many homeowners here in the Reno/Tahoe area are taking advantage of the exceptional affordability and flexibility that laminate flooring provides. With that in mind, I would like to discuss […]

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