Global Hardwood Floor - Services
Hardwood floors has been the #1 choice for customers in the tri-state area and that is our specialty as we do a lot of custom work with wood. There are yet many flooring materials to meet various types of designs & budgets and Global Hardwood Floor is experienced in installing all types of floors. We’re going to describe here the various floor types, materials & services that we offer. In summary, we do all floor type installations as well as sanding, staining, refinishing and buffing of hardwood floors. We do demolitions and subfloor preparation, repairs and custom design wood work including stairs and rails.
Preparation for installation and sanding
Many flooring jobs in residences will be completed in 3-7 days. Once the day to begin work has been set, you can prepare for having the space cleared and not walked on for that time. Please relocate all pets to a safe place where they will be out of harm’s way during the job. Remove all furniture, appliances, hangings and belongings from the area. Please keep a clear path to the main entrance to allow workers to bring in materials. We can also take care of all this for an added fee, however most customers prefer to take care of this part themselves.
Strip Floor Systems
Strip flooring, using long narrow boards, is the most popular for hardwood floors. When we’re dealing with planks or strips, whether it be solid hardwood, engineered wood, or laminate, there are three ways to install the floor. One is the nail down method, where wood strips are fixed to the subfloor using securing cleats and a hammer or by a staple gun powered by a compressor. A wide variety of staple guns can be used. Then there is the glue down method where the proper bonding agent or adhesive is used to fit the flooring strips to the subfloor. The third method is called a floating system and is ideal for creating a solid floor over an uneven subfloor. In this method the flooring strips are not attached directly to the subfloor. A thin layer of padding is laid down on the subfloor and the flooring strips are laid over and attached together with adhesive.
Hardwood Floors Installation
Hardwood floors provide the ultimate in natural style, elegance and longevity. Hardwood is a most sensible choice being that it is so beautiful, easy to maintain and long lasting. There is a very wide variety of wood flooring choices in both species and design. Pine, maple, walnut, oak & cherry are some of the popular hardwood types offering a variety of textures and tones. In design options there is strip flooring, floor boards or plank flooring, wood blocks, parquet floors such as herringbone, stenciling, inlays, medallions & borders. Hardwood flooring materials come either prefinished or unfinished. Then there is also engineered hardwood flooring, a product made up of a core of hardwood, plywood or HDF and a top layer of hardwood veneer that is glued on the top surface of the core and is available in almost any hardwood species.
Custom Design Elements
Hardwood floors come in different styles and can be customized with a number of design methods:
Strip flooring – the most common type of flooring where wood strips are used which are generally no longer than 3 1/4″.
Plank flooring – solid wood flooring with wider boards which are anywhere from 3″ to 12″ wide. Mostly used in older properties and gives a rustic country flavor.
Parquet flooring – a mosaic pattern of inlaid pieces of wood blocks which can be laid out as overlapping rectangles as shown in the image here. One other popular pattern is called herringbone, which is a zig-zag type of pattern.
Medallions, inlays & borders – these are customized or pre-manufactured squares, circles, strips and other artistic shapes and designs which are seamlessly inlaid anywhere into the hardwood floors whether it may be a border or motif in the center of the room. These features are often composed of contrasting wood species. Adding these intricacies to your layout requires more planning and we will work with you to plan out a complete design to transform your space into one of class and elegance. You give us your ideas and or we will give you suggestions for your plan.
Stairs and Rails
We can refinish your existing stairs and rails or install them new. Upgrade your interior with classic or contemporary rails to add the finishing touch to your makeover. Choose a wood and finish to accent your floors. Let us walk you through the planning process step by step.
Refinishing - sanding, staining, sealing and buffing
We specialize in hardwood floor refinishing. Bring your old floors back to new. We can refinish any types of hardwood floors. Match the existing color or choose from many tones of stains. We also do bleaching and pickling, and use high quality stains eco-friendly, low odder stains and sealers.
Subfloor preparation and repairs
We’ll remove and dispose of your existing floor materials and install a new floor efficiently. We’ll inspect the existing subfloor to make sure it is suitable for a new installation and if necessary we’ll replace the subfloor boards or panels so that the subfloor is solid and even for a new installation. This way your floor will be squeak free and solid. Having trouble spots with an existing floor? We can repair it and save your existing floor.
Sports facilities and offices
We also service and install flooring for all sports facilities like gymnasiums, basketball and tennis courts, game lines and offices in general.