Our Commitment to a Cleaner Refinishing Experience

At Kimminau Floors, we understand that dust can be a significant concern for our clients during hardwood refinishing projects. That’s why we are dedicated to employing advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to minimize dust and provide you with a cleaner and more pleasant experience. Here’s how we achieve dust-free refinishing: Dustless Sanding Vacuum Systems We […]

Kimminau Floors Sanding Process

In the world of hardwood floor sanding, every passionate floor expert has their own unique approach and equipment preferences. Much like avid golfers discussing their favorite types of golf equipment, hardwood flooring professionals will enthusiastically debate the superiority of their methods. Just as no two golf swings are the same, you probably won’t find two […]

Can I stay in my house while hardwood floors are refinished?

This is one of the most common questions we receive whenever we conduct our consultations.  I would estimate about a third of our clients stay in the home during the refinishing process.  The answer will vary and depend on the layout of your home. Fortunately, there have been several advances in the hardwood industry over […]

Paint BEFORE or AFTER hardwood floors are refinished?

Painters and floor contractors get along about as well as democrats and republicans.   Both trades can cause the other a lot of grief…. Let me explain. Whenever this question is asked to a painter, they will most likely say they need to go first.   If you ask the flooring contractor, he will tell you […]

What is an Airsled & why is it necessary?

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 […]

Do I need to remove the toilet to have my floors refinished?

Another topic that doesn’t have a clear-cut answer.  Let’s evaluate a few things to consider when making this decision. Does the area around the toilet already have water damage?  About 50% of the floors we evaluate have some form of damage around the base of the toilet.  I suspect the wax ring or flange breaks […]

Can I expect paint touch-up’s after my hardwood floors are refinished?

Whenever we meet with clients during the initial consultation, we like to follow the following protocol: Listen to what they want to have accomplished in their home Provide solution(s)…many times we provide several options Answer any questions they might have about our services Set the right expectations We will soon have entire blog category setup […]

Wood floors were just finished? Here’s what to do in the first week

Congratulations on your newly finished hardwood floors! Kimminau Floors only uses premium finishes that meet our durability and convenience standards.  These finish types have come a long way over the past decade.  You may have heard no area rugs for 30 days for example…. thanks to technological advances, it’s now 3 days.   You’ve made a […]

Wood Subfloor Preparation Explained

As I sit here and begin to write this blog, I can’t help but admit that my attitude towards subfloor preparation has dramatically changed over the past 20 years.   Early on we didn’t always give subfloor preparation the attention it deserved.   Years of training and a few bad experiences have fortunately corrected our […]

What is Hardwood Acclimation?

Acclimation is the process of delivering the wood before the scheduled installation start date and allowing it to adjust to the normal living conditions and environment inside the home.    The acclimation process starts by getting the home ready for the wood. It’s important to make sure that the project or jobsite is set up to […]