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Frequently Asked Questions about Hardwood Flooring

At Wayne Maher Hardwood Flooring, we've seen and done it all. Look no further if you're looking for a trusted partner to help you renovate your home with new flooring!

Which Hardwood Floor Type Should I Choose?
Consider the space that is getting the new hardwood floors first — are you upgrading the floors in multiple rooms or just one? The location makes it easier to decide the style best suited for the space. For example, the kitchen flooring needs to be scratch and stain resistant, but the living room could demand flooring with insulation properties.
How Much Should I Be Spending?
Budgeting is essential — quality flooring specialists help you make informed decisions you won’t regret down the lane. We give you a range of solutions that stick to the budget so you don’t end up breaking the bank with hidden costs popping up at the end. For those who prefer an expensive look on a smaller budget, we might offer them laminate wood flooring as it imitates the appearance of original hardwood without the hefty price tag. We also have finer options for those looking to add glamor and equity to their home. Whatever you need, we can match you and your home to a hardwood flooring solution within your price range!
Is There a Pet-Friendly Flooring Solution?

Flooring can be based on ease of maintenance, cleaning, installation, comfort, affordability, or longevity. If you have a pet at home that’s likely to damage the flooring with claws and toys, quality flooring specialists can recommend flooring that is stain, scratch, water, and chip resistant so your four-legged furry friend can enjoy it!

How Long Does Hardwood Refinishing Take?

The time needed from start to finish depends on the type of polyurethane in use — petroleum-based polyurethane tends to take 3 to 4 days with the additional time required for drying. In contrast, water-based polyurethane takes two days but dries faster. You should generally be able to access the floor within 24 hours of completing the job. The refinish should last you between 7 to 10 years. Polyurethane is an excellent choice for your floors. It's durable, easy to clean, and it looks great. You can even get different finishes to give your home a unique look.

If you want to prolong your finish on the hardwood floors, it’s best to take off your shoes and place felt pads under the mats and furniture to lessen the friction on the surface.

Does My Floor Need A Screen Along With A Re-Coat?
This cosmetic procedure includes a clear coating of polyurethane to the floors — also known as floor buffing. This non-invasive procedure corrects minor scratches and dullness through buffing. This treatment should only be performed on a floor with the present color in form. Overall, this is an excellent, inexpensive cosmetic method that can be used to create a glossy, satin, matte, or semi-gloss surface.
What Is Restoration Like?
Don't stress if your hardwood flooring is covered with vinyl, carpet, tile, or laminate. Our quality flooring specialists will help remove the flooring material on top of the hardwood floor and later move on to fixing and prepping the newly exposed hardwood flooring for restoration.

What Customers Have to Say

Thanks again for an excellent job. I love my floors. I also want to thank you for keeping the dust contained. I really appreciated not having to clean up dust. The floors look wonderful and everyone who has seen them comments on how great they look. My thanks again. — Adele Sandola
I appreciate Mr. Wayne Maher's great job for refinishing the wood floor for my house in New Windsor, NY. This is a family owned business, father and son are very nice and good at the hardwood flooring work. I trust them and love the job they did for me, I highly recommend them. — Ming Liu
Wayne is a very nice charismatic out going Guy! showed up on time! finished the job faster than expected. Would highly recommend him to anybody that needs their floors redone. — Anthony Maher
What Customers Have to Say