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Find out more about Blesing's Hardwood Floors

Find out more about our new Showroom in Clifton, NJ

See some samples of our work

See some great hardwood styles

Discover the different species of wood

Tips on hardwood floor care
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Why should I consider hardwood floors?

Hardwood Floors are easy to clean, more sanitary than carpet, offer an almost infinite array of styles, and outlast all other flooring types.

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When should I consider new floors?

You should consider new hardwood floors from the time you start thinking about decorating your existing or new house.

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What is the relationship between my floors and my home decorating?

The species, color, and floor design will influence many of your decorating choices including trim, cabinetry, and wall coverings.

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What is the difference in grades of wood?

Click here to view an informative "grade chart" for various woods.

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What is the warranty on my new floors?

The minimum warranty is one year on job site finished floors and up to 25 years on select pre-finished floors.

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How do I maintain my hardwood 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 furniture, etc.

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What products are recommended for care and maintenance?

We recommend the BONA KEMI line of Floor Care Products, which complement the BONA KEMI floor finishes used by Blesing's Hardwood Floors.

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What about cracking?

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 New Jersey's environment by maintaining a constant humidity level between 30% and 50%.

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Is solid hardwood the best in all cases?

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.

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Is " hardwood the best in all cases?

No. " hardwood has less than " of actual surface that can be used before re-surfacing. " also moves more than lesser thickness' due to a bigger sponge effect. Traditionally, wood floors were made of " thickness because they were a structural element over a floor joists.

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Does sanding and finishing a floor take off a lot of wood?

The sanding and finishing process, including all coarseness' of sandpaper, only reduces the thickness by 1/64".

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Do hardwood floors need wax to restore the sheen when they become dull?

Most hardwood floors are now finished with urethane and require no wax. In fact, wax will actually harm the floor by preventing re-coating.

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Are site-finished floors waterproof?

Site-Finished floors shrink and actually allow water between the boards which can cause permanent damage if not mopped up immediately.

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What is the appropriate time period for allowing the wood to acclimate to the house?

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 preceding installation.

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Does the subfloor have to be perfectly level to install a hardwood floor?

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 corrected.

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Are engineered floors cheaper, less durable and impossible to re-surface?

Another myth. Engineered floors at Blesing's 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.

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