We invite you to please read information published by Great Flooring and Remodeling Service to find out more helpful tips on hardwood flooring installation, hardwood flooring care and wood floor repair. On our website, we are open to giving home owners advice on specific trouble areas, such as what to do when dealing with hardwood floors that have severe water damages, and how to take care of your flooring when owning a pet. At Chicagoland’s Great Flooring Company, we want to provide you with all the tools and information that you need to make an informed flooring decision.

Solid Hardwood
Solid hardwood is the best for floors that are on or above ground level. These types of flooring options are ideal for the Chicagoland area. This flooring type is very durable and long lasting, and can be refinished and re-coated over years. However, if you are the type of homeowner who enjoys the rustic look of minor dents, cracks and scratches in your flooring to add character to your home, you may prefer to leave them be. Solid hardwood shrinks and expands depending on the level of humidity, so it is very important to keep temperatures and humidity levels in your home to around 40% for the entire year. In order to achieve this, you may want to run a humidifier in the winter time, and the air conditioner on during the summer time.

Unfinished Hardwood
Unfinished hardwood gives homeowners more options when it comes to a precise finish and color selection. Unfinished hardwood flooring provides the homeowner with the ability to choose the staining and finishing style that he or she desires including a customer mix that may not be available with prefinished flooring. It is important to note that here at Chicagoland’s Great Flooring Service, we only use the best in technology, where other competitors may be utilizing outdated technology that can create a great amount of dust and mess while refinishing the hardwood floors. Chicagoland’s Great Flooring is one of the only flooring companies who employ a state of the art dust contaminate system which allows us to collect up to 95% of dust created during the sanding process.

Prefinished hardwood floor
Prefinished hardwood floor is one of the most common types of flooring chosen and for a good reason. If you decide to install a prefinished floor there is no extra time and work that goes into the installation process. It is recommended to hire professionals like Chicagoland’s Great Flooring Service to get great expected results and to get the job done as efficiently as possible and to. At Chicagoland’s Great Flooring Service, we pride ourselves on taking care of our clients to enhance the absolute correct installation process. We ensure that your money is spent as wisely as possible, and that your hardwood flooring will come with an extended factory finish warranty!

Laminate flooring
Laminate Flooring is also a flooring option worth considering. Laminate Flooring is a very durable and attractive flooring, without using any solid wood and heavy construction. Laminate floors are made of several synthetic materials which are bonded together under high pressure. These types of floors are very durable and are ideal for high traffic areas such as offices, commercial buildings, stores, etc. One of the most obvious advantages of laminate flooring is its price- it is much cheaper than other flooring options. If you decide to choose the laminate floor option, please be sure that the sub floor is flat, dry and smooth before starting; your best bet will be to call Chicagoland’s Great Flooring company to help you with your project.

Engineered wood flooring
Engineered Wood Flooring is actually made of combination wood and other organic materials, and is very different from traditional wood floors. The very thin top layer of an engineered wood floor is actual real wood. Since the layer is not extremely thin, not all types of engineered flooring can be sanded to the same degree as a traditional hardwood floor. Because of this, the appearance of deeper scratches, scuffs and dents will require the planks to be replaced more often.

One main attribute to this type of flooring is that they can easily be installed on a concrete sub floor, and is highly recommended for sky scrapers. If you are planning on doing the job yourself, please follow 3 steps to an ideal installation; float, glue down and then nail down. The nailing and gluing of materials can be extremely difficutl for one to do by themselves, so Chicagoland’s Great Flooring Contractors will be happy to do this job for you. Chicagoland’s Great Flooring is one of Chicago’s top flooring options. If you do incur an accident while installing floors yourself, feel free to call us, and we would be happy to provide you with the correct information, free of charge if you do not see the information on this website.

One major issue that homeowners have been warned upon when getting hardwood flooring is the issue of potential flooding and water damage. Although it is common knowledge that atmospheric moisture levels have an impace on wood floors, water spillages cause the real damage. Water on wood floors can create natural swelling and contracting which may warp floors. Even using certain chemicals while cleaning floors can affect the look of your wood. Overenthusiatic use of liquid floor cleaners, and not wringing a mop out properly are the easiest way to damage a floor when cleaning. Be sure to remove water as soon as possible if any is still present. After the floor is completely dry it should typically go back to its flat original shape, depending on how long the water has been submerging the floors. Time is dependednt from weather conditions and air humidity. Once your floor is flat again, as long as no staining has taken place, you should be able to fill and re-coat the flooring to perfection. If you do not have luck fixing the issue this way, please call Chicagoland’s Flooring Contractor for refinishing and repairing jobs.

Hardwood Flooring

Traditional Hardwood Flooring will survive the messiest of life’s situations- pets, kids, you name it! Hardwood floors take more abuse then any other decorating feature in your home. Pets race across the floor to attract attention from owners and kids drag toys across family rooms. Hardwood Flooring is well expected to endure all of this stress and still add beauty and class to any home improvement. Are you ready to challenge your floors?

Ease of Maintenance
The maintenance of today’s wood floors is easy! New technology in stains and finishes call for regular cleaning. Today, all you need to do is light sweeping and cleaning on today’s new technological stained floors. Please be sure to use a cleaning product recommended by your flooring manufacturer/installer or other wood flooring professional. This will ensure proper care for your floors.

Today, most wood floors are economically friendly, in which wood is a natural resource it is both renewable and recyclable. Many older wood items have lasted a lifetime, from wood ships, warehouses, barns and other structures, wood has been a top choice for many building models. Wood also does not collect any dust or allergens like carpeting does, and many leading health associations agree that wood floors are the perfect choice to ensure a healthy home.

Today’s wood flooring options are very affordable. Over time, wood floors maintain value, while other flooring options tend to adhere to daily ware and tear. Wood floors have evolved and come a long ways even within the past few years. Today, there are more styles, colors and species of wood flooring available than ever before. Whether you are looking for a traditional oak, rustic pine, exotic wedge or trendy bamboo look, you are sure to find the color and style that you are looking for to match the décor of your home. For years, many people have taken wood floors for granted. Recently, homeowners have become infatuated with resilient flooring styles such as linoleum, due to the cheap cost, impervious to spills, variety of colors and feasibility to clean. The other choice was carpeting; it was comfortable to walk on, warm, sound absorbent, safe and versatile. However, today people tend to choose the natural look of hardwood flooring. The subtle grain of oak, mellowness or maple, lightness of birch/beach, or the dark somber look of cherry entices homeowners to its beauty.

Now of days it is homeowners are eager to rip up carpeting and tiles to discover what beautiful hardwood floors are lingering beneath! In the past, floor coverings were installed to possibly hide floor defects or change style tastes. Wood floors still remain the most versatile covering, they are strong, durable and very attractive in modern homes. Even after possible years of neglect, many hardwood floors can be restored to their natural beautiful state.

If you are searching for the best professional wood floor installation experience, please contact Great Flooring Service Inc. We will be more than happy to work with you on achieving your home’s exact ideas. Our company provides professional wood and tile floor services, dustless sanding, custom floor staining, floor sealing, floor refinishing (on existing floors without dust), marble tile installation, granite tile installation, hardwood stair refinishing and installation of woodwork designs.