Kimminau Wood Floors - Installation and Refinishing

Do we move appliances when refinishing hardwood floors?

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Chances are if you look down in front of your fridge that you will see some indentions in the floor caused by the wheels on your refrigerator. 

It’s amazing to me that in the twenty-first century, with all of the modern technological advances that appliance manufactures haven’t figured out a way to design refrigerator wheels that won’t leave these impressions in your floor. 

In order to have your refinishing project completed correctly, we will need to pull out your fridge, disconnect the waterline and move it across your floor.  There’s no need to take everything out of your fridge, we will keep it plugged in to make sure your food doesn’t go bad.

Why do my appliances need to be pulled out? 

If you get a new appliance after your floors are refinished it may have a different depth (counter depth for example).  If you didn’t have the floors sanded underneath the appliance, you will have an ugly line suddenly visible where the old unfinished floor remains. 

The Airsled machine allows us to move your appliances without damaging the floor.  Here’s how it works:  

  • has two inflatable sleds that slide underneath your appliance 

  • inflate the sleds with a small air compressor and this will gently lift your appliance off the floor.
  • The sleds easily glide across the floor and your appliance can be slid into place without those dreaded wheel marks  

These machines aren’t cheap but they’re worth every penny.  Professional contractors spend money on professional tools to make sure the job is done correctly.  If the contractor you’re considering doesn’t own an airSled, you may have to consider if they may be skipping out on other important tools as well. 

One last consideration, many of our clients will need to slide their fridge out in order to clean behind it.  They may not realize they’re putting these indentions into their floor.  If you don’t have access to an airSled, go to your local hardwood store and grab some thin masonite.  Put it down in front of the appliance before you pull it out.  This will keep these marks from happening.

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As flooring professionals, we strive to stay educated on the various flooring systems available on the market. We stay at the forefront of new advancements in the flooring industry through continued education and training courses provided by the National Wood Flooring Association. Our knowledge enables us to educate our clients on the pros and cons of various hardwood solutions.  Our job is to listen to our clients and provide solutions that best fit their lifestyles. We provide easy and stress-free installations by staying informed, prioritizing clients’ needs, and setting proper expectations.

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Ben Kimmnau

Ben graduated from Avila University in 1998 with a degree in Information Science and played basketball for all 4 years.  He began his career at Sprint in 1998 as a software engineer.  Ben spent 18 years with the company and eventually left his role as an application architect in 2016 to run Kimminau Floors full time.   

Ben was introduced to the hardwood flooring industry in 2004 when he and a buddy decided to buy into a hardwood franchise while working their corporate jobs.   That initial business went through many transformations over the next few years and eventually became Kimminau Floors in 2011.   

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