Sub Floor Installation

What goes underneath your floors is as important as the finish material. Not all types of joists and subfloors are appropriate for all types of floors. Sub floor is very important while doing your floor. Most hardwood floors is nailed to a plywood or subfloor over wood joists or a wooden foundation. Hardwood floors is either […]

What is a screen and re-coat

I just got called today by a customer looking for a buff and coat, also known as a screen and coat. Some people refer to this process as a “light sanding.”  There is no such thing as a “light sanding.”  A flooring professional can either sand the floor, which means sanding off the top layer […]

How You Can Save Your Hardwood Floor

How Cleaning Your Gutters Can save Your Hardwood Floor You may not think that the gutters on the outside of your home can have an affect on your wood floors, but the two are closely related.Properly maintained gutters and landscaping around your home will let water flow away from your home, not towards it.Gutters that […]

Bring Your Floor Back To Life!

Sometimes all you need is an expert to show you what you have.At NYC HARDWOOD FLOOR we dare to say: “new is not always better.”We specialize in reviving those old, scratched, worn, chipped, or dented, hardwood floors that are shadowing the beauty of your home. Refinishing is an excellent and affordable means of restoring the […]

How Long Does It Take For Refinishing Hardwood Floor

It is always best to plan ahead for a hardwood flooring project as you may have to be out of the house (and probably should be!) while the job is underway! Besides the overall size of the job, another important factor is the type of polyurethane that you pick.  Oil based polyurethane takes twice as […]

Red Oak Vs. White Oak Hardwood Flooring: Which is Better

Oak is the most popular choice of hardwood flooring here in Long Island and in the United States in general.  Oak is a very practical choice for hardwood flooring as it is a very durable wood that can last well over 100 years, as well as being readily available – it is grown and milled […]

Prefinished Vs. Unfinished Hardwood Floor

Many of our customers ask us whether prefinished or unfinished hardwood flooring is better, and my response is usually that both have their advantages!  From an aesthetic perspective, it is our strong opinion that there is no comparison to the beauty and warmth of unfinished hardwood flooring that is sanded and finished on site by […]

Oil Based Vs. Walter Based

Another one of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers is, “What is the difference between water based and oil based poly?”  Both oil and water based polyurethanes are like a coat of armor for the hardwood floor below, protecting the wood from damage.  Each type of polyurethane is a sacrificial layer […]

How to Remove Carpet

1. Start Pulling Up Carpet From One Corner The first step is to pick a corner of your room and start pulling up the carpet, making sure to avoid the prickly tack strips around the edges. A tack strip is a thin piece of wood, studded with nails or tacks, used in the installation of […]

Ways To Protect Your Hardwood Floor

The first scratch is always the worst.Whether your car, your shiny iPhone, or your new hardwood floors, a scratch or gouge can make you feel like the whole thing is ruined.For a while, a few more marks of “wear and tear” get added in. Then slowly over time you accept that your brand new floor […]

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