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  • Before work begins, remember to remove all furnishings, draperies, paintings, and other items from the room. Be sure to cover electronics and place wiring out of the way to avoid damage. 



  • For some new installations, such as installations using solid flooring, the wood will need to acclimate to the job site. The time needed to acclimate will vary depending on the species and amount of flooring.



  • Whether the floors are prefinished or being finished/refinished on site, be prepared for some noise and disruption


  • Dust containment systems can minimize debris, but no system is 100% effective, so cover or remove any items you want to keep dust-free.


  • When the finish is applied, for finished on site flooring only, stay off the floors until it has dried. The time will vary depending on job-site conditions. Refer to your lead installer for further information regarding recommendations.


  • After the job has been completed, put felt pads on the bottoms of any furniture to minimize scratches and dents (See our Floor Care Page for more info). Place throw rugs at all entrances, avoiding those with rubber backs, which can discolor your floor.


  • Avoid walking on your floors with cleats or high heels in disrepair. Keep in mind that no two floor boards will be identical. Variations in appearance are normal.


  • As the floor ages, some color change can occur. This also is normal, but can be minimized by limiting exposure to direct sunlight, and periodically moving furniture and rugs.


  • Seasonal humidity changes may cause the wood to expand and contract. Gaps are normal and will appear and disappear between floor boards during seasons of high and low humidity. 

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