Different styles of hardwood flooring

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What are the differences between vinyl and linoleum flooring?

Many people group vinyl and linoleum flooring together, however they are not the same. Both resilient and purchased as a sheet rather than tiles, linoleum is made from natural components like linseed oil, tree resin, limestone, and pigments. Vinyl is manufactured from vinyl, felt, fiberglass, and dyes.

How can I find a stain to match my existing hardwood floor?

Well, when you hire Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair, we can do it for you! But if you’re looking to do some hunting on your own, start by picking up a finisher’s color wheel from a hardware store. This way you can find the colors involved in the shade you’re looking for and start mixing and testing. Don’t go all out on the first try, stain in small areas and wait to see the results before purchasing a large tin of stain.

What is the difference between unfinished and pre-finished hardwood?

Pre-finished floors are more convenient. You can walk on them immediately, and installation is less messy. Unfinished wood flooring is beneficial if you already have wood in your home that you’re looking to match. Generally, unfinished wood will give you more options for customization if that’s what you’re looking for.

What are edge treatments?

Used to protect and decorate the edges of board or plastic laminates, edge treatments are seen at the edge of a floor where it transitions into another room.

How will I know how to clean and maintain my floor?

Mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming are all options for cleaning any floor. Fun fact: the proper way to mop is to use a good amount of water and only go over each area three times. Otherwise you’re just redistributing dirt. To maintain a floor, it depends what floor you have. Hardwood floors can require the removal of marks and, after many years, refinishing. If you’re uncertain, just give Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair a call and we’ll advise!

If I have an issue with my floor, what should I do?

Give us a call! If it’s something you’re uncertain about, it’s likely you need the help or at least advice of a professional. At Slaten's Flooring & Home Repair, we offer free in-home estimates for services with no-obligation. We’ll let you know what’s going on.

Do you give recommendations on the best flooring material to use?

Yes, we can. While flooring choice is up to the person who will be living with it for years to come, we are up on all the latest in design, and can recommend great options for every room.

How can I get pricing for various flooring options?

That’s simple—again, just give us a call. When we quote you for services we’ll also quote you for materials so you can price out anything you’re interested in and make a budget.

What are some sustainable flooring options?

Cork, bamboo, linoleum, concrete, and reclaimed hardwood are all amazing options that offer lots of variety for our eco-friendly clients.

How can I get a quote?

Pick up that phone and call us--we’re awaiting your call!

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