Grinding Concrete is dusty business every time it is done. We use vacuum equipment when possible and cover doors openings and furniture, however you can expect the home to have some dust on all surfaces when completed. It is best to plan on a house cleaning after work is completed as part of the cost of the project. Tile and hardwood removal often disturb the subfloor in the same way and creates a large amount of dust. With that said, at times our clients tell us “it was much less dusty than expected”. So if you are having this work … Continue reading FLOOR REMOVAL, GRINDING CONCRETE. WHAT TO EXPECT.
We often run into squeaky floors when installing a new one. At times we get a call about a new squeak after a new floor is just installed. Let’s go over a couple of issues we see on flooring projects. Before an install: Loose 2”x6” subfloor is common and can be screwed down rather than nailed. Screws do hold tighter and longer. Also if we can use glue or construction adhesive as well that will really make the correction last. Sometimes you need to add more support under the area to hold an area firm. This can be done by … Continue reading HOW TO FIX A SQUEAKY FLOOR!
Tile is a term used in a few different ways in the flooring industry. For the most part when I hear tile I think of ceramic or porcelain tiles. However you could also be referring to vinyl composition tiles … Continue reading PORCELAIN TILE VS. VINYL TILE
This old floor must have been in place for 60 years plus. In the heart of old town Paso Robles you expect to walk on old squeaky hardwood flooring. The challenge here was to find a floor that could hold … Continue reading VINTAGE WOOD LOOK USING VINYL PLANK.
We recommend the Bona Floor Cleaning System as the best way to care for your new Luxury Vinyl Flooring or Laminate. https://www.bona.com/Global/Countries/United%20States/Spec%20Sheets/2011%20Specs/Pro%20Series%20Stone,%20Tile%20and%20Laminate%20cleaner.pdf Any one of the Laminate or LVT Bona Cleaners or kits are a great way to care for … Continue reading HOW TO CLEAN WATERPROOF VINYL FLOORING!
We have started the project at the Nipomo Library. We are removing the glue down carpet and will be preparing the floor for a Luxury Vinyl Flooring. We noticed that all of the boxes of base were labeled correctly but … Continue reading LIBRARY FLOORING REPLACEMENT
Laminate flooring is designed as a floating floor system. There are times we glue them down solid. Most often we would glue down a laminate floor on stairs, stair landings or at a step at top of a loft type area. We glue laminate flooring down at times for safety reasons. We want steps and stairs to be solid and not have flex or movement in these areas. Along with floating or gluing areas of laminate we may have trim options at the stairs as well. The first photo here shows a flush type laminate trim (we used different color floor … Continue reading WATERPROOF FLOORING ON STAIRS – STAIRNOSE OPTIONS
Have you looked at LVT as a flooring option for your current project? Continue reading WHERE CAN I USE LUXURY VINYL TILES/PLANKS (LVT or LVP)
Wash your Bona duster and mop heads in the washing machine with detergent only. No fabric softener or bleach should be used. For they can damage the material. You can let them air dry (best) or put in the drier at low heat. Again not to damage the materials. The heat can deactivate or melt the fine fibers. Microfiber is a synthetic material with split fibers positively charged that work well in wiping up dirt, oil and grease which are negatively charged. It is a good idea to have more than one on hand at a time for large floors … Continue reading How do I clean my Bona microfiber cleaning pad, and my Bona microfiber dusting pad?
Tile can be messy and the traffic to complete the job is heavy as well. It is recommended to have all your tile and grout work done before carpet, vinyl flooring or hardwood installation. This is typically after any cabinet and painting work is completed. After tile is done we want to install sheet vinyl and laminate flooring if you have any. Hardwood flooring should be held to after all other trades finish there work. Any work that might need ladders like installing light fixtures and crown molding should be completed. We want to protect hardwood and install it at … Continue reading Which flooring should be installed first, or does it matter?