Removing Current Flooring
Last month, I went over a few of the items you will want to check off as you consider installing a new hardwood floor. Now that you have an idea on how to chose the people who will be performing the work, let’s go over the steps you will be observing.
Removing your current flooring, while perhaps not the most technically detailed part of the job, does require a good bit of finesse to be accomplished properly. By “properly” I of course mean the absolute minimum damage to the support structure, underlayment, surrounding walls and beauty work. Unskilled labor might assume brute force is necessary route, when simply using the correct tool in a professional manner makes the job almost effortless. That applies to carpeting and linoleum just as much as it does to older hardwood floors.
Artisan Hardwood Floors, as a member of the National Wood Flooring Association, has access to the latest and most modern tools as well as the most time-honored and trusted methodologies.
Prepping the Underlayment
Once your old flooring has been removed and disposed of properly, a thorough assessment of the beams and support structures under your floor will be undertaken. Dry-rot, moisture damage or insect damage can be appraised and dealt with in older structures. Uneven or unlevel floors caused by shifting foundations can be corrected. Loose joists can be tightened.
Ensuring that your new floor is a level, flat and without squeak as one of the most important jobs your flooring installer will perform.
Installing Your Hardwood Floor
This is easily the most fun step of hardwood floor installation; laying in and aligning the beautiful wood you have chosen for your new floor is almost as exciting for us, as it is for you. Whether you have chosen an intricate percale pattern or simple wide planks aligned perfectly with your walls, the opportunity to exercise our artistry and craftsmanship is why we chose this profession.
“Measure twice, cut once.” Every new floor is a challenge. Every new floor is an opportunity. Every new floor is a canvas we can sign and a new friend we will make.
Finishing Your Hardwood Flooring
Once we have completed the hardwood floor installation, we will seal the wood against spills and accidents with the product of your choice, then buff it to a mirror shine.
Ensuring Your Satisfaction
In truth, there are many good professional installers working in the Reno/Tahoe region. We are all fortunate to live in an area with a good enough economy to support a thriving community of craftsman. The way I have ensured that Artisan Hardwood Floors stands head and shoulders above the crowd is by investing personally in every job. I’m on a first name basis with all of my private clients. I live here in the Reno/Tahoe area, and I don’t intend to move. My reputation and the reputation of the work we perform is the single greatest factor in my continuing success.
I am not simply interested in your “satisfaction,” I will not rest until I have achieved your absolute delight. Contact me right now and I’ll explain how that works.
Craftsman, Owner, Artisan