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Next time someone gives you crap for not going along with the rest of society, just look at them dead in the eyes and say, “Your ignorance might be bliss for you but it’s giving those of us with a brain a headache.
A lot of people come to mind when I read this..
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This doesn't have anything to do with flooring but I find it very interesting
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This is a video of a hardwood floor we did in Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida. We removed all the old ceramic tile and installed a beautiful engineered hardwood floor. The house is located in the Fairfield subdivision. We have done many floors in that area and many more to come. Visit my website http://www.theflooringcraftsman.com
Call today for a free estimate (904)891-8340
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When choosing a floor there are many things to consider. A lot of times people wonder if they have a dog what type of floor will work for them. Or how a floor will react to kids. Rest assure there is a floor for all situations. If you have older carpet that probably needs to go. Especially if you have pets. A lot of dust and allergens embed themselves in the carpet and padding. Depending on how old the carpet is will determine how much trouble is hiding under your carpet. You can replace the old carpet with new. Make sure you get rid of the old pad too. If you decide to good with carpet again there are thousands of types and colors to choose from. The best thing to do is give me a call and I will help you decide which carpet is best for you (904)891-8340 . If you are out of my area I would suggest a smaller type flooring store. You will get a more personalized experience. You won’t be treated like a sale. Sometimes in the bigger stores you won’t get that. The little money you save won’t be worth the trouble they put you thru. Also always check out warranty issues when you do chose a store. A lot of the bigger stores have huge warranty problems.
If you decide on hardwood we will have to find the best one for what you need in a floor. Some wood floors with a high shine are not very good if you have large pets. The finish will stay, but you may get scratched in the polyurethane . In Florida we mostly use engineered hardwood. That means there are a few different layers. This illustration show the different layers. The high gloss floors have a very eloquent look and can be very durable. Some Hardwood floors look very nice and can be bought at a very good price, later to find out that the wear layer was very thin or only 2-3 coats of polyurethane were applied. It is my opinion with hardwood you truly get what you paid for. This is not saying you can’t find a bargain or a good sale , but be careful and ask question. You may want to go with a hand-scraped distressed hardwood. These floors are very durable and can take some punishment. A good one can be purchased for $4.00-$5.00 sq ft. They do have higher end hand-scraped wood, but you will be very happy finding one in this range. These hand-scraped hardwoods are still engineered and have the same layers. They just have the wear layer gouged and etched to give a truly unique look. Most of these floors have a mat finish. This means it is not shiny. They usually match well with your kitchen cabinets and existing ceramic tile. Which ever way you go we can find the perfect hardwood floor for you.
Now if you want ceramic tile or stone tile we can find which is best for you. Tile and stone a virtually indestructible. Not to say you can’t break one but it is very hard. If you do break on we can take it out and replace it with a new one. Same holds true for hardwood flooring. Now if you have a child that likes to ride their bike or skateboard in the house ceramic tile is right for you. Again as with all flooring there are many types and styles to choose from. Also many different sizes of tile. The best thing to do with tile is to narrow your search down to a few tiles. Then bring those samples to your home and see how they look with all the other things in the house. You know furniture, walls, existing floors , and even the lighting you have. Also if you have an old floor down we can rip that one out. I always try to make remodels in a house as convenient as possible.
You may also like to go with a laminate floor. The flooring industry has gone to great lengths to make laminate more than just imitation hardwood. Reputable companies like Mohawk, Armstrong, Pergo, and Shaw have given laminate flooring the look and feel of a true hardwood, while still maintaining its durability. It’s becoming more popular with not only the budget minded shopper, but those who demand aesthetic appeal and design along with the comfort of knowing their floor is safe to be lived on.
So if you have had it with your old flooring or carpet . Or if allergies are getting worse. Give me a call (904)891-8340 or visit my website : http://www.theflooringcraftsman.com I am available in Jacksonville Florida and surrounding areas.
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Today hand scraped hardwood flooring is becoming extremely popular in Jacksonville Florida homes and other homes around the country,
as well as in some commercial properties. Although this type of flooring has only recently become fashionable it has been around for many centuries.
Certainly before the invention of modern sanding techniques all floors where hand scraped at the location where they were to be installed to ensure that the floor would be flat and even. However today this method is used instead to provide texture, richness as well as a unique look and feel to the flooring.
Although manufacturers have produced machines which can provide a scraped look to their flooring it looks cheap compared to the real thing. Unfortunately the main problem with using a machine to scrape the flooring is that it provides a uniform look to the pattern of the wood. Because of this it lacks the natural feel that you would see with a floor which has been scraped by hand.
When done by hand, scraping creates a truly unique look to the floor. However the actual look and feel of each floor will vary as it depends on the skills of the person actually carrying out the work. If there is no control in place whilst the work is being carried out this can result in disastrous look to the finished product.
Many manufacturers who actually provide hand scraped hardwood flooring will either just dent, scoop or rough the floor up. But others will use sanding techniques in order to create a worn and uneven look to the flooring. The more professional teams will scrape the entire surface of the wood in order to create the unique hand made look for their customers.
Many companies will allow their customers to choose what type of scraping takes place on their wood. They can choose between light, medium and heavy. The companies who are really good at hand scraping will be able give the hardwood floor a reclaimed look by including wormholes, splits and other naturally-occurring features within the wood.
If you decide that you want the Hand-Scraped look you can find some high quality floors as low as $4.99 sq ft. Visit our website http://www.theflooringcraftsman.com
Or call (904)891-8340
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This is a video of a ceramic floor I did in Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida. I removed the old carpet and installed a beautiful new tile floor. The tile goes through out the whole house. I removed some old tile from the kitchen and laundry room. What a good way to start off the New Year.
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