Tip of the Week
March 30, 2012
by Ron Call, your Urbanfloor Guy
When purchasing your new hardwood floor it’s a real good idea to make sure when the job is done you have a few extra boxes left over as an insurance policy. I have replaced many floors over the years because of a small amount of flood damage caused by a dishwasher or a washing machine that leaked. Although the damage was limited to a small portion of the kitchen or the hallway, the entire home had to be replaced because the homeowner had no left over material from the original install. Manufacturers are constantly changing products, colors and styles of flooring from year-to-year. If your hardwood floor has been discontinued by the manufacturer and you cannot match the original floor you may be forced to replace hundreds of square feet because of damage to a very small area. Having a few left over boxes of wood stored in your attic or basement could save you thousands of dollars in the future. So when your job is done if you have very little left over material go to your retailer and buy a couple extra boxes of wood. This is cheap insurance for your very expensive investment.