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Installation of wood floors: Be prepared for a little noise, but well worth it. If installing a wood floor over an unfinished basement you could have small wood chips that occur from the installation procedure. To insure minimal clean up a thin layer of plastic is recommended to cover any items that need to be protected.

Most installations are completed in 1 day and can be walked on immediately. Remember to keep your humidity levels at around 45% to keep you wood floors movement to a minimum. In the winter time wood products can shrink if humidity levels fall below this percentage point creating gaps.

Sanding and Finishing

While sanding a hardwood floor dust is created. With our state of the art dust containment systems we collect over 95% and as much as 97% of the dust. Making our jobs the cleanest in the K.C. Area. Most jobs can be sanded, stained and finished in just 3 days with light foot traffic allowed the very next day. With our commercial grade water base finishes one can walk on the floors as little as 3 hours after each finish application.

Commercial Grade Products

At Armstrong-Citywide we take pride in giving the customer the absolute most durable products available in the world today.

For example, tires are all round and black, but we all know that they do not wear the same. Just as finishes look very similar when they are dry but they do not perform the same. That is why it is important for us to use commercial grade products on all of our jobs to assure the longevity of your wood floors.

Area Rugs & Furniture

Depending on the time of the year oil base finishes can have area rugs set in as little as 3 weeks. Our water base finishes are fully cured in just 10 days and rugs may be set then. It is recommended that all entrances have throw rugs to protect debris from entering you home. Furniture may be re-set after 72 hours with felt pads on the bottoms of the furniture to protect the floor from dents or scratches.

Floor Care Tip

No matter where you live whether it’s Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe or anywhere in the K.C. Metro area we all struggle with dust in our homes.

When cleaning your hardwood floors, we recommend using Bona X or Windex window cleaner without ammonia. A flat terry cloth changeable mop is your best bet. We suggest wetting the terry cloth mop with the Bona X or Windex to moist state, much like towel dried hair. Lightly mist your hardwood floors, straight out of the bottle either cleaner, so that your mop will glide easily across the floor. If you are leaving streaks you are using to much cleaner. Your floor should end up dustless and clean as a whistle. To check to see if you are getting your floor clean, spray a little cleaner on the floor and wipe dry with a white paper towel. If it is still white then your wood floors are clean.

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