Do we move appliances when refinishing hardwood floors?

Airsled to move furniture

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?

Should we sand under toilet

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 […]

Paint touch-up expectations after your floor service

Kimminau makes expected paint touch ups

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 […]

Closing out your project with Kimminau Floors

closing out wood floor project

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 […]

How to select wood flooring stain color?

Once you’ve decided to move forward with getting new floors installed or your existing ones refinished, probably the most exciting or anxious moment about the project is selecting a new stain color and sheen.  Hardwood floors have a significant advantage over other floor coverings since they can be refinished several times and each time a […]

The importance of subfloor preparation explained

hardwood subfloor prep

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 […]

How long will my hardwood project take?

When it comes to our flooring services, one of the most common questions our clients ask us is how long the service will take and whether or not they need to leave their house during the process. Kimminau Floors provides four services: hardwood installation, hardwood refinishing, staircase or end-cap installations, and maintenance applications. The answer […]

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 […]

How do we fix pet stains on hardwood floors?

remove pet urine stains

One of the most common questions we get from homeowners is, “Can you remove these pet stains?” Pet stains are a disgusting reality that many hardwood floor professionals face quite frequently.   The urine from pet stains will soak into the wood and turn it very dark.  It also leaves a nasty smell.  Sanding a […]

Hardwood Clean & Coat Service Explained

clean coat explained

What is the single most important thing you can do to extend the life of your floor?  Probably the most unadvertised and neglected service in the hardwood floor industry.    Gym floors do it every summer, but homeowners rarely do it.  We’re on a mission to change that.  Let’s dive in and see why more […]