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Solid hardwood flooring never goes out of style and has vastly improved with technology. Solid wood floors are meant to be installed over a wood subfloor and are virtually a perfect fit for any type of home or office décor.

 

 

 

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Natural oak flooring has long been one of the most popular flooring choices and remains one of the world’s top selling floors, but new technology has allowed for bolder wood fashions that offer more design flexibility. Solid hard wood flooring is now available in a wide variety of stains and colors, hand scraped wood finishes and a variety of other visual effects that have given consumers more options than ever before. Hacienda only sells wood flooring that’s been harvested responsibly from well-managed forests to ensure a timeless supply for future generations.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

For a number of reasons, engineered hardwood flooring is the perfect option for many homeowners and businesses. First, engineered hardwood uses less of the premium hardwood making it more eco-friendly than most solid hard wood. Secondly, engineered hard wood flooring can be used in a floating floor installation over concrete, but can also be used in a glue down floor installation. The installation flexibility of these floors also adds an element of dimensional stability that makes engineered wood floors a perfect choice for heavily trafficked areas, or just about anywhere in your home or office. If you’ve been looking for the best price on engineered hard wood floors, you’re now only one click away from finding them.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring practically took over the flooring scene in the nineties and quickly became the alternative consumers were searching for. Laminate floors allowed consumers the option of having a wood floor without the maintenance usually associated with hardwood flooring (but even that's now changed, as wood floors are easier to maintain than ever). And because laminate floors are "floating floors" (not attached to the subfloor), laminate flooring could also be installed in some places hardwood couldn't. Today laminate flooring is also known as "click laminate flooring" and is installed by simply snapping two planks together, requiring no glue whatsoever. In fact, laminate was the first to offer a click locking system. Laminates literally changed the way we thought about flooring, and since they've become one of the most popular types of flooring in the world.

Regular Bamboo Flooring

In recent years, the popularity of solid bamboo floors has literally exploded. Today, you’ll find more bamboo flooring and engineered bamboo flooring in homes and offices around the globe than ever before. It’s because bamboo offers today’s consumer contemporary styling, functionality and value in one eco-friendly package, as bamboo floors are one of the most green floor options in the world. Hacienda has FSC certified Bamboo, meaning that they are certified to be sold as a green flooring product. Today you’ll find a vast array of these floors in a variety of styles such as solid natural bamboo, stained bamboo, hand scraped bamboo and engineered bamboo..

Strand Bamboo Flooring

With the popularity of solid bamboo floors it was only a matter of time until the next generation of bamboo flooring was developed and the result is known as stranded bamboo floors. The bamboo material is first shredded and then under extraordinarily high pressure fused together creating a floor that rivals even the hardest of hardwood floors. Strand bamboo offers a unique aesthetic combined with a toughness that can be used even in commercial settings. The new addition of innovative engineering methods, hand scraping strand bamboo floors and staining strand bamboo have created more options than ever.


Wood Maintenance

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Do’s:

  • Do vacuum and sweep your floor frequently, especially in high-traffic areas.
  • Do keep pets’ nails trimmed and their paws free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
  • Do use protective window coverings to block fade-causing UV rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly.
  • Do remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
  • Do use a humidifier during heating seasons to help reduce wood shrinkage and maintain proper relative humidity (between 35% - 55%).

Don'ts:

  • Do not wet-mop, damp-mop, or clean your floor with water or other liquids.
  • Do not use hardwood floor-cleaning or buffing machines or steam cleaners.
  • Do not use oil soaps, liquid or paste wax or other household products containing oil (such as citrus, lemon or tung oil), silicon or ammonia to clean floor.
  • Do not use harsh cleaning aids such as steel wool pads, any scouring pads containing metal or scouring powders.
  • Do not use 2-in-1 cleaners with polish that may contain acrylics or urethane polish to restore gloss.

Laminate Maintenance - 

Do’s:

Do dust-mop and vacuum your floor frequently, especially in high-traffic areas; only use a vacuum with a soft bristle brush. 

  • Do keep pets’ nails trimmed and their paws free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
  • Do use protective window coverings to block fade-causing UV rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly.
  • Do remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
  • Do avoid exposure to water as much as possible during inclement weather.

Don'ts:

  • Do not wet-mop or clean your floor with water or other liquid; for slightly damp maintenance, lightly spray laminate cleaner on a duster and wipe dry immediately.
  • Do not use any type of cleaning machine such as spray mops, steam cleaners/mops, power cleaners or buffing machines.
  • Do not use wax, polish, oils, soaps, detergents, shine enhancers, varnish, silicon or ammonia to clean floor.
  • Do not use harsh cleaning aids such as steel wool pads, any scouring pads containing metal or scouring powders.
  • Do not use 2-in-1 cleaners with polish that may contain acrylics or urethane polish to restore gloss.

A Clean Routine to keep your floor looking like new!

Vacuum or sweep with a soft-bristle broom regularly, especially before using floor cleaners, to prevent gritty dirt and particle buildup that can scratch the floor’s surface. Don’t use vacuums with a beater bar or power rotary brush head. Wipe up spills and spots immediately with a clean white cloth. Carefully remove stubborn stains such as paint, oil, markers, lipstick and tar with an acetone-based fingernail polish remover. Use ice to harden tough substances such as candle wax or chewing gum and then gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe area clean with a soft, slightly damp cloth.

Floor Mats Protect Your Floors

  High-quality floor mats at entrances and exits are key to reducing tile wear. They collect and trap all the corrosive substances that can be tracked in from outdoors, including dirt, sand, grit, oil, asphalt, or even driveway sealer. Also use mats in areas of constant pressure, such as in front of vanities, kitchen sinks and stoves.

Protective Pads On Furniture — A Good Idea

  Attach felt or similar protective pads to all furniture legs, particularly heavy pieces. When you’re moving furniture, appliances or other heavy objects, use a dolly; never slide or roll anything across the floor. If furniture has hard plastic or metal casters/wheels, use protective mats underneath or replace them with soft rubber casters.