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Dustless Sanding Benefits to Denver Hardwood Floors


November 21, 2018

One of the necessary methods for refinishing hardwood floors and creating that like new look and shine involves sanding the original finish down prior to a new finish application. This process has historically been a long and daunting task, at times causing grief for both the workers and homeowner as dust created from the job required many preparations to a job site. The worker was faced with ventilation issues potentially leading to a hazardous work environment and homeowners worried the dust created would leave a mess to clean up in other areas of the house.

The method also caused many individuals to be displaced for an extended period of time as workers could only move so fast due to the restrictions created from the dust, causing delays and an inconvenience for those that were out of their homes for longer than originally planned. Fortunately, there have been many technological advances within the industry and now a dustless sanding process is available. 

The benefits of sanding hardwood floors are many and this new method has even more advantages over its predecessor including each of the following:
Less Mess

Obviously, the dust created from sanding hardwood floors caused issues for both workers and clients so removing the cause makes things significantly better. By eliminating the dirt and debris created from a thorough sanding process it leaves less mess for the homeowner to deal with in other areas of their home.
Less Time

Not only does removing the byproduct of sanding create a healthier environment all the way around but it also allows for workers to complete their jobs in less time. Instead of being delayed by having to take multiple breaks because of the dust, dirt, and debris created from sanding initially, workers can stay on task and focused on the job at hand, cutting down their time considerably.

Also, when workers previously completed any sanding job, then the clean-up process began. It often took nearly as much time to clean up an area that had been sanded as it did to sand the hardwood floors themselves. This extra time spent cleaning up is eliminated with the new dustless sanding system.

Less time at the jobsite transforms into homeowners being displaced for significantly less time overall. Getting back to normal, everyday living with brand new floors is the goal and now it can be achieved at a faster pace.
Less Expensive

All of the above also correlates to less money out of pocket as those completing the work can be finish faster and labor isn’t added in for any additional clean-up. By eliminating the need to spend time after finishing a job on ensuring that every piece of dust and debris is removed prior to finishing a floor and instead being able to move straight from sanding to finishing - it saves the homeowner money.

When you’re ready to improve the quality and value of your home or office then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees utilize a dustless sanding system that can save you the time and money as described. Serving the Denver area since 1990, TGB can assist you in determining the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that needs to be accomplished. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.
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Denver Hardwood Floors Reducer Benefits


November 7, 2018

Have you often looked around your home and wished you could change something in order to update the interior while increasing the property value? Ever vacuum the carpet and realized how much dirt and debris gets trapped in there on a daily basis? Wanted to improve the look of your floor plan making it feel more open, warm, and inviting? If you’ve ever thought about one or more of these things then it’s time to consider that hardwood flooring solution.

You may think that adding hardwood floors is too big of an undertaking or requires an enormous amount of work to rid your home of existing flooring surfaces but that is often not the case. Often, hardwood floors can be installed over existing laminate or maybe you already have hardwoods in some rooms but want to ensure all of your floors match and run smoothly together. Reducer, or transition pieces make certain there is no distinct rise, edge, or trip hazards once they are installed. In fact, the hardwood reducer has a number of benefits and can help you achieve the desired look for your home or office almost immediately.

What is a Reducer?


A hardwood floor reducer typically comes in two different styles depending on the application - flush mount or overlap. Used to make a smooth transition between floors of different heights, the flush mount butts up to the flooring surface and gradually slopes down to the already existing floor. An overlap hangs over the new floor surface and provides a similar transition depending on the flooring types already in place.

Adaptability


The reducer is extremely adaptable and can be used to transition from new hardwood floors to an existing surface or a new installation to carpet. The piece or pieces can also be stained to match the surrounding floor and do not stand out or create an eyesore regardless of their length.

Application


One of the most common applications for a hardwood floor reducer involves the removal of an existing wall - typically from a kitchen to a living or dining room in hopes of opening up the existing floor plan. 

For example, if you have a laminate kitchen floor simply placed on top of a subfloor and either existing hardwoods or carpet in the adjoining the room, often the two floor surfaces will not be of identical heights once the wall is removed. In this instance, the installation of a hardwood flooring reducer will create a smooth surface between the two where the wall once stood.

Aesthetics


There are a number of main benefits to hardwood floors and ensuring they maintain a quality look and the needed durability is key. A reducer can accomplish both as it blends in with the selected floor coloring and will not create a noticeable difference and only serves as a gradual rise to combat more of a step.

If professionally installed, often the difference will be unnoticeable after a couple of days walking from one room to the other.

When you’re ready to improve the quality and value of your home or office then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees have been serving the Denver area since 1990 and can assist you in determining the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that needs to be accomplished. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.
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What You Should Know About Denver Hardwood Repair Services


October 24, 2018

Hardwood floors are known for their beauty and their durability. But sometimes hardwoods can become damaged. When this happens, it’s time to call in your Denver hardwood floor repair services to keep your hardwoods looking their very best.
Here are some of the most common floor problems—and solutions—you might find yourself facing with your hardwoods.

Planks That Are Split or Cracked

Over time and from normal wear and tear, hardwoods can develop splits or cracks. Often these can be spot repaired with angled nails that are designed to keep the planks together, using a bit of wood putty to hide the repair. This is fine for small cracks; if yours are pretty big, you might want to think about having the floors completely refinished.

Planks That Develop Gaps

Wood expands and contracts over time, depending on humidity levels. Sometimes these are simply the result of the season and will go away when drier weather comes. You can judge thickness by using a dime. Compare the gap to the thickness in the coin; smaller gaps will likely vanish when the weather changes. Wider gaps might need the attention of a professional.

Planks That Are Buckling

When planks lift up from the attached subfloor, there is an underlying problem that cannot be solved with a cosmetic fix. It’s time to call in the pros so they can get to the root of the problem—and fix it for good.

Planks That Are Warped

Moisture is no friend to hardwoods, so if you notice warping, you need to get to the root of the problem as soon as possible. You might have a plumbing leak that needs to be fixed before you address the problem of the warped planks.

Planks That Develop Scratches

If you have pets or kids, you will probably end up with scratches on your hardwoods. For minor scratches, you can purchase hardwood touchup kits at most home-improvement stores. But if the scratches or other damage is beyond a DIY repair effort, you might need to call in the professionals for complete refinishing.
Be sure to keep your hardwood floors clean in order to cut down on potential damage from dust and dirt, which can grind into the floors and cause damage. For more information, take a look at what the pros at This Old House have to say about keeping your hardwoods in good condition: How to Protect Wood Floors—Top Tips for Keeping Your Hardwood Floors Like New.

Do you need hardwood repair services in your Denver home? Look no further than TGB Flooring. Our knowledgeable staff has an excellent reputation throughout the metro area for providing the ultimate in customer service. Why call anyone else? Because we have the best products available, we can take care of all of your flooring needs. Whether you are looking for brand-new hardwood installation or hardwood floor refinishing services, we can provide the best. 
We proudly serve following areas: Boulder, Denver, Cherry Hills, Aurora, Littleton, Wheatridge, Westminster, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Castle Rock, Castle Pines, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!
 
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Advantages of Denver Hardwood Flooring in Your Home


October 10, 2018

If you are a homeowner who is considering new flooring for your home, you might be torn on what kind of flooring to choose. Hardwood flooring is always in demand by homebuyers, so if you are thinking of selling your home any time soon, that should be a consideration. But there are other benefits to having hardwood flooring in your Denver home. You should consider these before making such a big investment.

Hardwood Floors Are Low Maintenance

If you want floors that are easy to keep clean and maintain, you need look no further than hardwoods. With a weekly mopping or vacuuming to get rid of dust and dirt, you are good to go. Unlike with carpeting, if you spill something, all you need to do is wipe it up. 
Hardwood Floors Add Warmth to Your Home
Nothing beats the warmth of hardwoods for enhancing the look of your home and creating a cozy feel. Spaces look bigger and more inviting with hardwoods.

Hardwood Floors Are Long-Lasting

Hardwood floors are easy to maintain and durable, and they also last for decades. When they become worn, damaged, or scratched, you don’t need to replace them because you can simply refinish them. Today, you can even get dustless refinishing so there is no airborne dust from the project to worry about.

Hardwood Floors Are Versatile

If your tastes change over the years, you don’t need to replace your flooring to update the style of your room. With new furniture, accessories, and throw rugs, you can completely update your home—without having to change the flooring.

Hardwood Floors Provide Better Acoustics

If you have a piano or other musical instrument in your home, a hardwood floor will make the sound more powerful. Even if you are not a musician, your home theater or sound system will also benefit from the good acoustics of hardwoods.

Hardwood Floors Never Go Out of Style

Hardwood floors stand the test of time by maintaining their popularity. They continue to be one of the top items homebuyers look for when they are searching for a new home. 

If you want to stay on trend, before deciding on the new hardwood floors you’ll put into your home, check out this article on the latest trends for 2018. From dark to light, from wide plank to narrow, your options are practically endless.
Contact TGB Flooring when you are ready to replace your flooring with hardwoods. Our expert staff has more than a quarter century of experience and is respected throughout the Denver area for satisfying customers with our superior and personalized flooring services. Why call anyone else when we can handle all of your custom woodworking needs, we have access to the best products available, and we would be glad to provide hardwood floor refinishing services that can enhance the exceptional quality of your home. We are proud to offer our services to the following areas: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheatridge, Westminster, Boulder, Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!

 
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Some of the Latest Trends for Denver Hardwood Floors


September 26, 2018

Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular features homebuyers are looking for these days. This has resulted in a number of hardwood flooring knockoffs that are designed to look like hardwood flooring but isn’t hardwood flooring; these include tile, laminate, and so forth. Since most Denver homeowners prefer genuine hardwood floors, when you are updating your home, you might want to consider getting the real thing. But just because you opt for hardwoods doesn’t mean you have to go with the status quo.
There are some new designs and styles of hardwood floors that are trending this year. You can see some of these trends in our hardwood floor project gallery. Read on for a discussion on some of the other popular hardwood flooring trends.

Darker Toned Hardwoods

In decades past, many people opted for lighter-colored hardwoods, but in recent years, darker stains have become popular. The darker tones might show crumbs, fur, and dust more readily, but with a small amount of extra maintenance, they can be a beautiful addition to your home. For more information, you can check out this article: My New Favorite Tool for Keeping Dark Floors Clean.

Wire-Brushed and Textured Hardwoods

This type of hardwood is etched with a subtle detail to enhance the look of the wood. It gives wood a vintage look and makes it look worn in a spectacular way that appeals to many homeowners. It can be a great way to mask both wear and tear and normal dirt that builds up on floors.

Wider Planked Hardwoods

In the past, most hardwood floors were the standard 2.25-inch strips; this was popular for decades—from the 1930s to the 1990s. Today, most new hardwoods that are installed are a full inch wider. Unless you need to narrow planks to match the rest of your house, you can’t go wrong installing the wider planks.
Gray and Whitewashed Hardwoods
It can be tricky to refinish your hardwoods with a gray or whitewashed look, but this trend is continuing to grow in popularity. The key is to find the right contractor for the job—before you get started. Gray hardwoods offer a very different look to traditionally stained hardwoods, and it can add a rustic touch to your home that is highly unique. 
Are you ready to update your Denver home with hardwood flooring? Contact TGB Flooring when it’s time. Whether you want to go traditional or trendy, our expert staff has more than a quarter century of experience and is respected throughout the Denver area for satisfying customers with our top-notch and personalized flooring services. Why call us? We can handle all of your woodworking needs, we have access to the best products available, and we would be glad to provide hardwood floor refinishing services that can enhance the exceptional quality of your home. We are proud to offer our services to the following areas: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheatridge, Westminster, Boulder, Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!

 
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