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Dark Tone Hardwood Floors

Dark Tone Hardwood Floors

Choosing the right color for your hardwood can be difficult; choosing between dark tone and light tones can be even more challenging sometimes. Before selecting a dark tone, here are some things you should consider:

The biggest issue with having dark hardwood floors is maintenance. Because of their color, scratches and dust can be easily spotted whereas, in light hardwoods, they’re not as easily seen. If you have pets or a busy home, opting for light hardwood would be the right choice. However, if you’re set on having dark wood, the best ways to clean it are hoovering, mopping, and dusting. You should hover it once a week and use a hardwood attachment to avoid scratches. When mopping, you should use a microfiber mop and a hardwood cleaner instead of water. Dusting is simple, and there are plenty of low-cost dusters out there.

It would help if you also avoided glossy finishes for darker hardwoods. The gloss will give the floor a more reflective look, which will only make dust and dirt more noticeable. Satin finishes are a more appropriate option for this type of color.

Another thing to note is that dark woods tend to make spaces look smaller, which is great for bigger areas but might not be so well for smaller spaces. To avoid this, you should consider painting your walls brighter colors and adding more lighting.

Regardless of higher maintenance, dark hardwood floors are a great option that’ll make your home much more stylish.

If you have any questions about dark hardwood, feel free to contact us at (408) 509-8627 or (408) 333-9771.
VOC's Dangers

VOC's Dangers

Violate Organic Chemicals (VOC), are chemicals found in various products like paints, dry-cleaned clothes, air fresheners, moth repellants, glue and wood preservatives like wax and finishes. When it comes to cleaning your home, you want to make sure that you’re using safe products, especially if you have children or pets. Finding products with zero VOC can be tricky, but it’s not too difficult.


VOC can have several health risks, short and long term.
Some short term effects are:
• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Nausea
• Visual disorders
• Eyes, nose, and throat irritation


Some long term effects are:
• Loss of coordination
• Damage to liver and kidneys
• Constant fatigue
• Cancer

 

VOCs are known to be used in the production of laminate, vinyl, and carpeting; however, there are laminate, vinyl, and carpeting options that emit low to zero VOCs.

Call us for more information on VOCs, it's relationship to flooring, and how you can avoid these health risks at (408) 509-8627- (408) 333-9771.

From Carpet to Hardwood Floors

From Carpet to Hardwood Floors

When it's time to decide and choose what kind of flooring type for your house, the first thing is you need to research about the advantage and disadvantage of each flooring types. Beside the function, you need to make sure about the durability, maintenance of the floors, and all other factors.

Carpet flooring was becoming on trend many years ago, but nowadays the carpet is not the best flooring choice especially if you suffer from asthma or allergies. Carpet tends to trap dust and skin cells in their synthetic fibers. It is crucial to routinely get your carpet cleaned if you have it in your home and you're suffering from allergies.

Hardwood floors are the ideal flooring type for those who suffer from allergies and asthma; the smooth surface doesn’t trap dust, mold, or other allergens and also it's effortless to maintain. With so many advantages of the Hardwood floors, that's why they prefer to choose Hardwood floors for their flooring surface option. Besides, the natural beauty and the elegance of Hardwood floors, it can be a good investment for the homeowner.

If you have any questions about hardwood floors and the installation as well, feel free to contact us at (408) 333-9771.

Hardwood Floors For Sports' Courts

Hardwood Floors For Sports' Courts

The hardwood floors are well known and used in sports courts, so if you plan to make a basketball court, volleyball, squash. If you are going to put a bowling alley or a dance hall, and it has cost you to find a company with experience in the installation of your hardwood floors. We recommend you to contact Evergreen Hardwood Floors as a licensed flooring installer. 

Why is the wooden floor used in this type of sports already mentioned?

Basketball, squash, and volleyball are a game that requires a lot of movement and fright on the part of the players and the ball itself, so they compete on wooden courts. Is packaged under pressure which makes the surface smooth, no cracks and counteracts accidents at the time of a union that provides a flat surface and without obstacles, other benefits are, for example:

- A decrease in force/impact.

- Control of information.

- bounced ball

- Decrease before uncontrolled displacement

- Behavior before rotation

A covered basketball court uses a maple wood floor or hard maple, this type of wood is what we can usually find in the stadiums of the NBA. For being a dense wood with fine fibers, so it is resistant and does not splinter, so it is durable and requires little maintenance. But hard maple is not recommended on outdoor courts.

Dancing on a hardwood floor

In artistic dances or ballet, Hardwood Floors are an option because they are soft, light and the acoustics are very good, for example, they have a tap, the wooden floor helps to have better acoustics, a better grip, and softness to avoid any injury. Floating wooden floors are ideal because they are placed without nailing, screwing and without touching the ground, so it is entirely smooth and ready to use. We give you options of finishes, for this type of flooring we usually give a semi-gloss or gloss finish, for its shiny finish but they are not the only options.

If you have any questions about commercial hardwood flooring product and installation, call us at (408) 509-8627 or (408) 333-9771.