Monthly Archives: December 2006

St. Paul (Highland Park) MN Floor Refinishing Before and After Pictures by Voyageur Flooring

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St. Paul Floor Refinishing Voyageur Flooring Minnesota                  

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 St. Paul Highland Park MN Hardwood Floor Refinishing by Voyageur Flooring

Voyageur Flooring worked in this home in Highland Park (Saint Paul, MN) recently and this home is a prime example of how Voyageur Flooring takes pride in the details. You can see the yellow tint in the hardwood floor in the before picture (which again is a result of an oil based finish product), but also take notice of the radiator which is common in older Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN homes. Voyageur Flooring took its time to ensure that we sanded in and around the radiator to ensure that the hardwood floor underneath the radiator received the same amount of sanding as the rest of the hardwood floor. The hardwood floor turned out beautifully and the homeowner was thrilled!

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South Minneapolis, MN Wood Floor Refinishing Before and After by Voyageur Flooring

Wood Floor Refinish Minneapolis, MN by Voyageur Flooring

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Minneapolis Minnesota Hardwood Flooring Refinish Before and After by Voyageur Flooring

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Voyageur Flooring had a challenge on its hands when it refinished the hardwood floors in this South Minneapolis, MN home. This home’s wood floors had been neglected: look at the stains and build up in the before pictures. This hardwood floor also had a yellow tint which is a result of an oil based polyurethane finish being used the last time this hardwood floor was refinished. You can tell from the after picture that Voyageur Flooring took the time & really worked hard on the stressed areas of the hardwood floor. The stains and build up are gone in the after picture and the hardwood floor has returned to a more natural state.

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Minnesota Wood Flooring: Custom Flooring by Voyageur Flooring

Recently Voyageur Flooring worked with a homeowner in Eastern Minnesota towards Hudson, that wanted custom Wood Flooring done around their fireplace. Voyageur Flooring installed new wood flooring in their family room and also created a custom hardwood flooring border that is seen in the picture below. Voyageur Flooring likes to work on special projects such as this that use hardwood flooring in a way that’s a little different. If you are thinking of refinishing/sanding your hardwood floors or installing wood floors that are custom and unique like the picture below, call Voyageur Flooring today to request a FREE in home estimate (651.226.0093), or visit our website at www.VoyageurFlooring.com.

Wood Floor Installation Stillwater Minnesota by Voyageur Flooring

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Minneapolis Floor Refinishing: Before and After pictures of recent work done by Voyageur Flooring

Wood Floor shown PRIOR to Sanding/Refinishing

The above picture was taken at a home in an old Minneapolis neighborhood that Voyageur Flooring recently worked in. Often times in older Minneapolis, and St. Paul homes, you’ll find that homes have hardwood floors on the entire first floor and sometimes the second floor as well. This wood floor is a great example of a hardwood floor that needs to be refinished. You can see that the wood floor has received heavy traffic and you can also see a yellow tint to the hardwood floor. This tint comes from oil based finish that was used last time this wood floor was sanded and refinished.

      

Wood Floor now Sanded and Refinished. The finish on this hardwood floor is now a superior water based product giving it more natural look.

You can now see the difference between a hardwood floor that’s been refinished with a water based product versus an oil based product. This Minneapolis Hardwood Floor now looks more natural and is void of that yellow tint you see in the first picture of this wood floor. One of the major advantages of a water based finish is the odor. It is much less invasive and doesn’t have that “toxic” smell of an oil based product. In addition to that advantage, the wood floor has more pop to it. You can see the grain patters and details in the wood much more easily.

 If you would like information on refinishing/sanding your wood floors, Voyageur Flooring can help! You can go to our new website: www.VoyageurFlooring.com and request a FREE in home estimate, or you can call 651.226.0093.

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Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips for Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities and Minnesota Homeowners

Voyageur Flooring recently read an article on the website of the National Wood Flooring Association regarding Hardwood Flooring maintenance. This information is beneficial for homeowners in Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota that have hardwood floors. If you have questions and would like to consult wood flooring professionals, Voyageur Flooring is just a phone call away (651.226.0093) or you can visit us online at www.VoyageurFlooring.com.

  1. Do not use sheet vinyl or tile floor care products on wood floors. Self-polishing acrylic waxes cause wood to become slippery and appear dull quickly.
  2. Use throw rugs both inside and outside doorways to help prevent grit, dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors. This will prevent scratching.
  3. Do not wet-mop a wood floor. Standing water can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discoloring residue.
  4. Wipe up spills immediately with a slightly dampened towel.
  5. Do not over-wax a wood floor. If the floor dulls, try buffing instead. Avoid wax buildup under furniture and other light traffic areas by applying wax in these spots every other waxing session.
  6. Put soft plastic or fabric-faced glides under the legs of furniture to prevent scuffing and scratching.
  7. Avoid walking on your wood floors with cleats, sports shoes and high heels. A 125-pound woman walking in high heels has an impact of 2,000 pounds per square inch. An exposed heel nail can exert up to 8,000 pounds per square inch. This kind of impact can dent any floor surface.
  8. When moving heavy furniture, do not slide it on wood flooring. It is best to pick up the furniture completely to protect the wood flooring.
  9. For wood flooring in the kitchen, place an area rug in front of the kitchen sink.
  10. Use a humidifier throughout the winter months to keep wood movement and shrinkage to a minimum.

 *National Association of Wood Floors

http://www.woodfloors.org/consumer/maintReg.aspx

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing by Voyageur Flooring

Voyageur Flooring often hears from homeowners this time of year inquiring about our ability to sand wood floors in time for the holidays. Voyageur Flooring will do our best to accomodate your job so that its complete in time for your holiday party. Having people over and decorating for the holidays is one of the joy’s of home ownership and if having your hardwood floors refinished is a part of your plan this year, Voyageur Flooring would love to talk with you to determine if we can help. Voyageur Flooring works with homeowners in St. Paul, Minneapolis and the suburbs surrounding these two great cities. Visit Voyageur Flooring‘s website to request a FREE ESTIMATE or call us today (651-226-0093). 

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