In most cases, stain selection should be made prior to project day. Colors may be mixed to achieve desired custom looks.
When applying darker stain colors, an alcohol treatment may be necessary to allow the stain to penetrate the wood and achieve the deeper colors. There is a nominal charge for this process.
It is impossible to “match” existing site finished wood to new site finished wood. We will do everything possible to best coordinate the colors to give you the desired result.
Drying time can be affected by different conditions including weather and the climate of your home. Please be flexible regarding the timing of being able to walk on your floor. Typical drying time after the last coat is 24 to 48 hours. You should only be on the floors in socks (no shoes) until the floors have completely cured.
Remember that sand and finishing creates significant noise, dust, and residual mess. Although our installers take great care to avoid damage, scuffs on risers, molding, etc. may occur.
The charge for furniture moving for hardwood finishing is typically higher than other installation projects. Removing and replacing furniture requires additional manpower and another site visit. You will need to provide a place to store furniture such as an adequate space in a garage or other room, or a storage pod during the entire sand and finishing process.
Visit HeathFlooring.com and choose the “Information” tab to select Hardwood Maintenance and find information to care for your newly finished hardwood flooring.