Friday, July 13, 2012

Protect Your Hardwood Floors from Summertime Traffic

Ah, the sounds of summer.  Hear the birds chirping, the sprinklers spraying, the children splashing, and ... the doors slamming! Outdoor fun and summertime go hand in hand, but outdoor fun is inevitably  brought indoors.  

Adults are happy to see the children in their lives getting fresh air and having fun outside. The problems  arise when the children run inside the house with their wet, muddy feet or even their beach shoes or sports cleats.  Plan ahead with just a few simple precautions and the dirt and damage can be kept clear of your beautiful hardwood floors!

  • The first line of defense is the weatherproof mat placed outside the door.
  • Then comes the decorative mat placed inside the door.
  • Place a mat or boot tray next to the door providing an easy on, easy off, easy storage area.
  • For extra protection, place runners in all high traffic areas.

Anything is more enjoyable when it is low maintenance and hardwood floors are no exception.  Enjoy your hardwood floors while preventing unnecessary damage or clean up.  For more tips on caring for your hardwood flooring, contact GR Flooring

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hardwood Floors With NO Downtime!

Hardwood flooring can be a beautiful addition to just about any space, whether in your home or in your office.  The downside is often felt to be the installation process. Many people just can't bear the amount of time it takes before they can walk on the new floor or place the rugs and furniture back, or the pungent smell. This can be quite an inconvenience at home and just plain impossible in the workplace.

What downtime are we talking about? Well, a water-based polyurethane coating requires 3 - 4 hours to dry before you can carefully walk on it.  Ok, not too bad. But, it can take from 8 - 9 DAYS to be fully cured which means no area rugs or furniture until then.  Now we see where the inconvenience might come in, especially in the work place. Then there is oil-based polyurethane coating.  This will require 6 - 8 hours before careful walking and 30 DAYS before it is fully cured and rugs and furniture can be placed on it.

Feel your dream of hardwood floors slipping away?  Don't!  GR Flooring has the answer for you! We are the only company utilizing Ultra Violet Curing in all of Long Island. How is this the answer for you?  Let's take a look.

 Sounds much better, doesn't it?  Ultra Violet Curing can be used on all types of hardwood floors, so you are free to choose whatever you desire. No extra time is involved either.  Depending on the size of the space, the process can take just one day!

GR Flooring is the only Long Island company who can make your hardwood dreams come true without all the inconvenience.  Give us a call to learn more about the Ultra Violet Curing process and how it can work for you!