Hardwood

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Benefits of Hardwood

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Real Hardness Ratings
JankaThe standard test for wood hardness is called the Janka test. The higher the rating the harder the wood is to dent. Because of our concrete floors and our humidity, solid wood floors are not recommended in our area. The problem is that most stores use solid wood Janka ratings instead of testing the actual engineered wood that they are selling. These are never correct.

 The core that is used in creating an engineered floor determines   its hardness. To increase profitability, or to be more compCore.jpgetitive, stores use a softer wood in the core which creates a floor easier to dent or scratch.

We test the actual wood floors and post the Real Hardness Ratings for our products as well as the box stores. Our tests have shown us that the same wood (sold hickory - 1820 rating) with different cores can test out to be really soft (Heritage Hickory - 881 rating) and really hard (Epic Plus – 2584 rating).
Better information helps you to make a better choice for your home.

Better & Healthier Installation Options
Glue Down:  A common adhesive used by our competition is Titebond 811. It has moisture protection up to 3 lbs. and a VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) rating of 28g/l.
Girl.jpg• Better – Our adhesive gives our customers up to 10 lbs. or 333% more moisture protection than one listed above.
• Healthier – Our adhesive has a VOC rating of .10 g/l or 270 times less Volatile Organic Compounds than the one listed above.

Floated: Floors for Living uses a combination of a moisture barrier and cork.
• Better – Our moisture barrier allows for air flow while not allowing for moister to penetrate from below. The combination of the second layer of cork gives you superior sold absorption that meets the specifications of the most rigid building codes.
• Heathier – Both the moisture barrier and the cork are very antimicrobial and resistant to mold and mildew.

Free 10 Year Hard Surface Maintenance Package
Cleaner-(1).jpgYour happiness level with your floor is directly related to the products you use to maintain it. Most cleaners leave residue behind that attracts dirt and makes the finish look dull. After 6 months of testing we found a cleaner that was easy to use, leaves no residue and is safe for your family and pets. Because we care about our customers we provide the best floor cleaner free of charge for the first 10 years. This is a $1600 value if purchased though Amazon. Click Here to learn more! 
 
Closed Order Compared to Open Order

Closed Order - an order that cannot change once the job begins.
Open Order - an order that the price can change once the job begins
Don’t Get Scammed – Don’t agree to or sign an Open Order
Example - Float or Leveling the Floor – This is usually set up by mentioning a price per bag for the leveling compound. The price they charge per bag and how many bags they use is determined by how much they under bid the job. We believe that it is part of a normal installation and should not be an extra charge. A store in Pearland charges $85 per bag or up to $2.83 extra per foot once the job begins. Another Houston store charged $2,500 for the flooring and the installation. One the job began they were charged an extra $2,500 for leveling. Because the customer signed an OPEN ORDER they ended up paying $1,500 more than Floors for Living was charging. Protect yourself. DEMAND A CLOSED ORDER OR WALK AWAY
 
The video below explains what to look for when shopping for a wood floor. It also displays the latest and upcoming design trends to assist you in choosing Your Perfect Floor.
 
 
To learn about Pet Friendly Wood Floors watch the video below.
 
 

What to make your best decision?
Thinking abour shopping around?
Click on the link below to download a free guide.
• Click Here For A FREE Wood Shopping Guide
 
 

Care & Maintenance of Hardwood

To protect your lustrous hardwood floor and preserve its gleaming beauty, there are a few things you need to do. But each step of recommended maintenance—from using the right cleaning techniques to placing protective pads under furniture—is simple, and we’ll guide you.

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• Shaw Hardwood Warranty & Care Download

Installation of Hardwood

We help you every step of the way after you’ve selected your new floor:  professional on-site measurement, removal of old flooring, and skilled installation that includes moving your furniture and replacing trim. We do it all expertly, so your floor will look amazing and give lasting satisfaction. Learn the particulars about hardwood installation here.

Lifetime Residential Installation Warranty
Installation is guaranteed to be professional and up to top industry standards. Should the original purchaser require service to correct improper installation (which has not been necessitated by improper cleaning or abuse or as a result of movement or settling of the installed structure ) at any time during the life of the floorcovering, Floors For Living will provide the service at no additional charge. If additional product is needed to complete the repair, Floors For Living will provide it. This warranty applies only to owner occupied residential installations and does not include outdoor installations.
 
Installation warranties are non transferable. If floorcovering is purchased for the sake of reselling the property, and the home changed ownership within 6 months, the new homeowner will receive all benefits of the original installation warranty. 

Five Year Commercial Installation Warranty
Installation is guaranteed to be professional and up to top industry standards. Should the original purchaser require service to correct improper installation (which has not been necessitated by improper cleaning or abuse or as a result of movement or settling of the installed structure ) at any time during the first five years of the floorcovering, Floors For Living will provide the service at no additional charge. If additional product is needed for the repair, Floors For Living will provide it. Click HERE to download Floors For Living Warranty

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Customer References

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Epic Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood is the fastest-growing segment of the hardwood market.