1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Leave Refinishing to the Pros

    At Hardwood Perfect Flooring, we appreciate the DIY mentality. Everyone loves to get their hands dirty and experience the satisfaction of getting the job done themselves, but sometimes, doing it yourself poses more risk than reward. While it’s tempting to head to the hardware store and rent all the refinishing equipment you need to spruce up the hardwood floors in your New York apartment, it’s…Read More

  8. Choosing the Right Hardwood Stain

    Once you've had new hardwood floors installed, the next big decision is choosing the right stain color for your floors. There are a myriad of options out there for hardwood stain, and picking the right one can make all the difference. The range from light to dark is seemingly endless, and the experts at Hardwood Perfect Flooring can help you with your decision. We will also provide you with three …Read More

  9. Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

    If you’re considering replacing your home’s older carpet, you have several options. You could simply install a new carpet or you could completely change up the flooring in your New York home by adding hardwood to your room. Here are a few reasons that hardwood floors are the ideal option for your next flooring upgrade: Hardwood floors are easy to clean. Unlike carpet that requires professional…Read More

  10. Make Hardwood Flooring Part of Your Renovation

    Renovating or restoring your home is a time-consuming process, and as you begin planning each step, it's important to consider the cost and time commitment of each one. You might want to tackle some of the smaller projects yourself, like adding a new back splash in the kitchen or updating the faucets in the bathroom. For larger remodeling projects, such as removing a wall or installing new floors,…Read More