1. Glue Down, Staple Down, Nail Down, and Floating Floors

    When you've decided to install hardwood floors in your home, it might seem that all there's left to do is pick a type of wood, a stain color, and that's all. While those two aspects are very important, there's also the question of how your floors will be installed. Each option presents its own benefits, and at Hardwood Perfect Flooring in NYC, we can handle glue down, staple down, nail down, and f…Read More

  2. Restore Your Company’s Hardwood Floors

    When people talk about hardwood floors, the first thought is often about residential floors and how to keep them looking pristine. However, in New York City, many former residences are now locations for small businesses such as boutiques or art galleries, and the original hardwood floors were one of the factors that appealed to the business owner. If you own a business in NYC that has hardwood flo…Read More

  3. Replace That Old Carpet with New Hardwood

    Carpeted floors can be soft and comfortable, but vacuuming them regularly and having them professionally cleaned once or twice a year can be a hassle. On top of that, they can begin to look dingy and absorb dirt, debris, and odors, even with regular upkeep. Hardwood floors can be much easier to maintain, and you won't have to worry about the hidden dirt and allergens lurking in your carpet. If you…Read More

  4. Pet Damage to Hardwood Floors

    If you’re a pet owner, you love spending time with your four-legged friends, but if you have hardwood floors, your dog’s or cat’s claws can do a number on the floor surface. The click-clack of their nails hitting the wood might be a cute sound, but when you think about what those nails are doing, the cute factor can quickly disappear. Your dog or cat might also scratch your floors when stres…Read More

  5. Repairing Your Hardwood Stairs

    Your hardwood stairs take the brunt of foot traffic every single day, as your family goes up and down them, the kids drag their backpacks down them, or your dog runs up them to jump on your bed after you've left for work. All these feet, paws, and objects can leave marks on your stairs, and may even scratch the hardwood surface. Over time, the steps will begin to look worn and weathered, and resto…Read More

  6. Preparing Your Home for New Hardwood Floors

    Once you've decided to put new hardwood floors in your New York home, there are some things you need to do to prepare for installation. At Hardwood Perfect Flooring, we want the process to be as simple and easy as possible, and by properly preparing the room or rooms that will be getting new floors, installation can be a cinch. We've put new hardwood into homes of all sizes and designs, and unders…Read More

  7. A Guide to Subflooring

    All new hardwood floors have to be placed on some kind of subfloor. The subfloor provides the necessary support and foundation for the hardwood to last as a quality floor option. It keeps the floor level and lends strength to the flooring material. There are a number of options in subflooring and some will work better for your home than others. Here’s a brief guide on the different types of subf…Read More

  8. Refinishing or Screening? Which Should You Choose?

    Hardwood floors get scratched and damaged over time--it can’t be helped. The more traffic a room sees, the more likely it is that damage will occur. When you start to notice a buildup of scratches, you have a couple choices. You can completely refinish the floor or your can screen and coat it. Which should you choose? Here’s an overview of the two processes.   Refinishing Refinishing invo…Read More

  9. The Pros and Cons of Oil-based Polyurethane Finishes

    Choosing the right finish for your hardwood floors depends on the type of wood and the look you’re going for. Some finishes work best for different woods, but oil-based polyurethane offers a versatile finish suitable for most residential floors. Here are a few of the pros and cons of oil-based polyurethane finishes.   The Pros: Oil-based polyurethane finishes typically last longer than wate…Read More

  10. Vinegar and Water? Just Avoid It!

    While green cleaners are taking over in popularity, it’s important to note that they may not be ideal for all surfaces. One of the most popular green cleaners is a homemade concoction of vinegar and water. While this is a fantastic all-purpose cleaner, it can actually damage your stained hardwood surfaces.   How does it damage them? When you clean your floor, you’re cleaning the stain and…Read More