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Health & Safety Update – March 16, 2020

For more than 70 years, Armstrong-Citywide has lived by the core value to take care of our clients and their properties. This enduring value guides us as we face the difficult challenge of responding to the coronavirus. Our hearts and

Do My Hardwood Floors Need Refinishing?

There’s a time when every homeowner wonders if the moment has arrived to have their hardwood floors refinished.   Let’s face it--flooring takes a beating, especially in our homes where we live life day in and day out. Unless you

Which Hardwood Floor Finish Is Right For You?

One important step not to be overlooked in the process of hardwood floor finish selection is choosing the best finish for your hardwood floors.  However, deciding on which topcoat is right for newly installed or refinished boards can be intimidating

How Much Does Refinishing Hardwood Stairs Cost?

The decision of refinishing hardwood stairs or not can sometimes feel daunting. The time, labor and money aspects of the job are all things you need to consider before hiring a team of professionals to take on the task. Armstrong-Citywide

Why Choose Us?

Armstrong-Citywide has been in the business of hardwood flooring for 70 years.  With our proven track record for excellence, we have the experience, know all the pitfalls, and have successfully circumvented and solved flooring problems for 7 decades--so we know

Why Spring is the Best Time to Refinish Hardwood Floors

Planning a home improvement project takes time – from budgeting, selecting materials and finishes, planning layouts and scheduling professionals to handle the job, there are many factors to consider. But did you know that you should factor the season into

Why Hardwood Flooring is All We Do

With a passion for hardwood flooring and a drive to be the best in the business, it’s no surprise hardwood flooring is all we do.  We’re committed to offering durable hardwood flooring in the Kansas City area while minimizing interruption

Spring Tips: Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors endure daily wear and tear – so cleaning hardwood floors regularly is a must. Imagine all of the dirt and debris being brought in from the outside on a daily basis. Add children and pets into the mix

The Top Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Brands

So, you’ve researched the pros and cons of prefinished hardwood flooring and you’ve decided it’s the best choice for your home flooring needs. Now your decision brings you to yet another choice…which brand to use.   With such a large and

How Does Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Work?

Prefinished hardwood flooring installation has been a growing trend among both residential and commercial customers in recent years. Prefinished hardwood flooring, or factory-finished flooring, have a coating of aluminum-oxide-infused polyurethane which is then cured under UV lights. This provides a

Common Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Problems

Prefinished hardwood flooring may seem like a great alternative to traditional installation, however, there are many prefinished hardwood flooring problems you should be aware of before choosing to go that route. Beveled Planks Factory prefinished hardwood flooring usually has beveled,

Dustless Hardwood Floor Refinishing vs Traditional Methods

    When it comes time to do something about those unsightly, worn wood floors, you have options. You can have the floors replaced (which is expensive) or, in many cases, have them refinished. Armstrong-Citywide offers the best option – an

The Cost To Refinish Hardwood Floors – Is It Worth It?

What is the cost to refinish hardwood floors? In order to find out there are several things to consider. As Kansas City's leading hardwood floor provider, Armstrong-Citywide has a lot of experience and expertise with installing and refinishing hardwood floors,

Refinishing Hardwood Floors Adds Resale Value To Your Home

Refinishing hardwood floors adds resale value and contributes to homes selling quicker and often for more money. That is because hardwood floors are the preferred flooring choice among prospective home buyers now more than ever before and homeowners who make

Wood Floor Refinishing versus Tile

Wood floor refinishing can be the best option for homeowners when the floors begin to lose their luster or have been damaged in some way. When trying to decide between refinishing your wood floors or installing tile, homeowners can have

Hardwood Floor Refinishing vs Carpet

What is your position on hardwood floor refinishing or installation versus carpeting? If you are considering putting your home on the market and trying to determine which would be the best choice for your floors – hardwoods or carpeting –

Dustless Hardwood Floor Refinishing Kansas City

The processes of dustless hardwood floor refinishing and traditional hardwood floor refinishing are essentially the same. They both generate a lot of dust. The traditional process leaves the dust in the air, even once the job is done. But now there

Sanding Hardwood Floors – DIY or Hire The Pros

Sanding hardwood floors is one of the most time consuming and least pleasant home repair projects you can choose to do yourself. Over the years we have seen flooring disasters when the homeowner or a handyman didn't have the skills

Refinishing Hardwood Floors Best Option

Refinishing hardwood floors is often the best option for homeowners when their floors have begun to lose their luster or have been damaged in some way. It is the most logical choice when you want to protect your investment and

Hardwood Floor Restoration Kansas City

Armstrong-Citywide is an expert hardwood floor restoration company that has been repairing, refinishing, and installing hardwood floors in Kansas City homes for more than 60 years. Hardwood flooring is an elegant addition to your home's décor and can represent a

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Kansas City

Hardwood floor refinishing is recommended when you have a structurally sound floor that just needs a new "sheen" in order to look brand new. Your hardwood floors represent a significant investment in your home, and you can protect the look

Dustless Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Dustless hardwood floor refinishing has several advantages over the usual method of sanding and stripping your existing floors. When the hardwood floors in your home have lost their luster and are showing signs of wear, you should consider dustless hardwood

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing – When and How

Homeowners who consider hardwood floor refinishing in Kansas City may not know when and how often this should be done. Some homeowners prefer the patina that floors acquire over a few years' time, but for homeowners who want to see

Install Hardwood Floors Kansas City Metro

When you install hardwood floors you are choosing to make a significant investment in your home that will have long-lasting benefits. The beauty and durability of hardwood floors increase the value of a home and is a great selling point

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Kansas City

Hardwood floor refinishing is an affordable way to repair and improve your wood floors. If you’re looking to update your home and there are hardwood floors beneath the carpeting, you can change the entire look of your home by removing

Wood Floor Care – Effects of Salts and Sand

Proper wood floor care following a harsh Kansas City winter is imperative in order to protect the floors in your home. When hardwood floors and tile surfaces are exposed to ice, water, and salt, the damage can be devastating. Even

Cleaning Hardwood Floors – Wet Weather Care

Cleaning hardwood floors after snow, wet shoes, and ice-melt have been tracked into your home is necessary. Armstrong-Citywide knows a few things about hardwood floors and we can help you care for your hardwood or engineered wood floors to ensure

Winter Weather And Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Hardwood floor refinishing after the effects of winter is common. Especially in Kansas City where the ice, snow and general wear and tear of winter causes hardwood floors to dry-out, crack or loose their luster. Sometimes all that is required