A key component of choosing the right floor is the species.
Woods like red oak, white oak, Brazilian cherry, walnut and maple
provide a vast array of choices. Many times a thorough consideration
of the style of your home and an understanding of the behavioral nature
of the wood species guide our recommendations for the right floor for you.
What area of the home is the floor going into?
How is the floor to be used?
How does it transition to other areas?
Which is best suited for me in the long term?
Low sheen finish or high gloss?
is it ok to install hardwood in a kitchen?
At Mr. Sandman, great care and effort is taken to evaluate
the aforementioned issues so that together we combine our
knowledge and experience with your sense of style and
taste to create a wonderful enhancement of your home
quality of life for years to come.
Many times homeowners discover under their "no longer
welcome wall to wall carpet" a virtual fortune in
existing hardwood flooring. Other times what first appear
as worn, tired and neglected exposed hardwood floors can be
beautifully transformed through our complete refinishing
process into the defining statement of your homes style.
We are always amazed when a new homeowner discovers hidden
under the dingy, old carpet of the previous owner hardwood
that immediately adds quality and value. In many cases as
styles change the opportunity to infuse new color into an
existing floor provides the continuity in the updating of
your home that design so crucially needs for success.
A cared for hardwood floor will withstand the rigors of use and gracefully patina over time. Proper cleaning and recoating are key components of your floors longevity. We make available both the service of deep cleaning and re-coating
(Normally a 1 day service) and the products which clean without harming and protect against avoidable damage.
Dull section of floor area
Exposed or bare wood
Visible discoloration or damage
Non-responsive to normal cleaning
2-3 years in high traffic area since last urethane coating
Warping or water staining
By recognizing the early signs of wear, Mr. Sandman can replenish your floors
protective urethane coating through its one day deep cleaning and recoating
service and put back your floors original shine.
With the advent of solid hardwood kitchen cabinets defining
today's kitchen design, homeowners are enjoying the beauty
of wood not just in their floors but now in their cabinets.
To preserve and maintain the beauty of the kitchen cabinet,
Mr. Sandman recommends monitoring the condition of the
cabinets urethane coating and recognizing wear signs:
Sink area cabinets top edges delaminating
Cabinet door grab area discoloration
Signs of Sun and water damage to cabinet carcasses
Cooking oil and grease build up on cabinets
A timely call to Mr. Sandman may allow you to avoid more
costly consequences of cabinet replacement while preserving
the original look and feel for years to come. Remember
prevention coupled with preservation is always a more
pleasant experience than unnecessary and more extensive
One of the single most impressive details of a home is the
statement a beautiful, vibrant, wood front door makes. Look
no further to the inside side of a front door for an
indication of what your door once was and rediscover its
potential on the exterior side. Due to the exposure to the
elements, one of the most important things to do to a front
door is maintain it Ultra Violet protective urethane coating.
Mr. Sandman will replenish your front doors look and feel
through a vast array of recoating, rich color enhancers and
or complete refinishing. Instill quality and sizzle in the
first impression everyone feels as they enter your home by
making your front door all it can be.