Wood Flooring Glendale, 818-748-8738, 100 N Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 90071

Glendale Hardwood Floor Installation

If you are a floor contractor or installer, would you agree to a homeowner’s request for you to come back and look at the hardwood floor installation you have done in their home? If you are a floor contractor for many years, common callbacks from homeowners are unavoidable. Wood flooring installation will sometimes go wrong no matter how easy or how expert you are installing them.

Here are common reasons for callbacks:

Change in Color

Some exotic species have many kinds of color change. One is when some parts of the flooring are covered for longer days and then you’ll find out that all the exposed part has turned dark while the part covered has lighter shade. Another is when floors are being temporarily covered for the time being during installation, and quick color change has happened in a short period of time. This raises problems with customers especially if they do not expect the color of the floor they desire to change into a different one.

What contractors will do:

You can never prevent the changing of the color of a wood. You have to tell the customer beforehand about wood species that change in time, changes due to sunlight exposure and those that change their color drastically. Show and provide them a sample of species unchanged and has changed so that they will not be surprised when changing of color happens.
Appearance of white spots

White spots will suddenly appear months after floors are installed, sanded and finished. The most common examples are Jatoba or Brazilian Cherry Tigerwood and Brazilian teak or Cumaru.

White spots are calcium carbonate that most likely to occur when using water based and oil-customized polyurethane finishes and do not happen with moisture-core urethane, shellac and varnishes which are solvent based finishes.

What contractors will do:

Contractors tell customers earlier about the spots which may occur but hoping against hope they don’t. Or maybe they will not install those woods prone to the appearance of white spots. If they really appear, contractors’ option is to replace the boards having white spots.

Lots of varying colors

After the hardwood floors are completely installed some customers don’t like the different look of colors in their floors and they tend to object. These are common to Timborana.

What contractors will do:

Make it sure that you explain clients an exact illustration of the kind of wood, not just a little sample. Be apparent on what the producer’s modest grading regulations so that you will know what you can be expecting from the manufactured goods you order. And be certain you’re purchasing a product from a highly regarded producer who has its own consistent grading standards.

Face checking

Check for cracks that run along the board’s length in engineering floors which occur when flooring is manufactured at higher moisture content and installed in an environment with low relative humidity. When veneer dries, it holds on to its place by the adhesive and breaks as it contracts. Some example is Chestnut and Brazilian Cherry

What contractors will do:

Buying hardwood floors again, from a trustworthy company adds up to a more stable installation of hardwood and remember if the flooring you buy is going to be installed in a low level of relative humidity, be sure to check if the woods are properly dried.

Explaining and educating customers prior to the installation of hardwood floors will prevent common callbacks from homeowners who have their floors installed.

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Administrative Office:

100 N Brand Blvd.,
Glendale, CA 91203
818-748-8738

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