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Replace Carpeted Stairs with Hardwood Flooring Adds Beauty And Value To Your Home

Ok look at your carpeted stairways long and hard. Are you in love with what you see? Of course you’re not! Whether it was you or the previous homeowner who opted for carpeted stairs, it’s really not a pretty site, now,  is it?

Face the facts: Carpeted stairs are akin to Gremlin autos of the 1970s. Google the auto if you’re not familiar with the Gremlin or can’t quite recall what they look like. Caution: don’t stare too long!

Whatever it took for you to wake up one day and to realize that you your carpeted stairs are not God’s gift to mankind, consider yourself lucky that it finally hit home.  That stuff has to go!

So what to do?  You can call Elegant Floors of Sunnyvale, a family-owned hardwood flooring contractor and installed. They’ve proudly served  the greater Bay Area for more than 25 years. They will offer expert consultation as “stairs’’  is one of their specialties. 

Plus, you’ll have choices with Elegant Floors; they’ll show you any number of beautiful species of hardwood flooring samples, and the same with waterproof LVT (luxury vinyl tile) and LVCF (luxury vinyl composite flooring); both LVT and LVCF have the appearance of hardwood but cost less, that’s just one of the reasons they are both becoming popular alternatives to hardwood floors.

Ever the stickler for details, if you need  particular wood and a custom stain so your new hardwood floor stairway will perfectly match a landing, you can count on Elegant Floors to the job you expected of them.

Note the work and beautiful wood stairs installed by Elegant Floors’ crews to homes in Los Altos and Palo Alto

For information and estimates call Teri or Scott at:

(650) 961-1330 or 408) 773-8624  |  https://elegant-floors.com

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The Beauty of Parquet Wood Flooring!

Are You Considering PARQUET FLOORING?

It’s The Perfectly Elegant Wood Flooring For Home Or Business

Are you looking to create a beautiful/and or dramatic aura to your home or business? Well, one sure way of doing just that is to make use of  parquet flooring, a unique wooden flooring that could instantly transform your home or business’s look.

Parquet flooring became popular in France in the 1600’s as a replacement for marble flooring and has gone on to be a feature of homes and businesses ever since.

Parquet flooring is created by weaving blocks of wood like a mosaic. Each parquet floor is an individually crafted masterpiece that will add style to any property.

In the past, parquet floorings were extremely artistic and artisan, however today, parquet designs are more subtle, less expensive and, thanks to advances in flooring production, much less expensive than the older parquet designs. Today, the most popular parquet flooring design is the herringbone style

Parquet flooring is created by weaving blocks of wood like a mosaic. Each parquet floor is an individually crafted masterpiece that would add style and tradition to any property.

Solid wood parquet flooring, as the name suggests is parquet flooring made from solid pieces of timber. Engineered parquet flooring on the other hand is made from layers of different types of wood, topped by hardwood

With care, your parquet floor should maintain its luster for 10 to 15 years, or longer. Over time, however, even the most well-kept wood floor can start to look a little dull, especially in high-traffic areas.

For further information about sales, installation or refinishing parquet flooring, please call Elegant Floors:  (650) 961-1339  or  (408) 773-8624

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A beautiful addition to any room, home or business.

Refinishing Hardwood Floors With That New Look Using Our Dust-Free Method

Hardwood Flooring Refinishing
Our Rx For Dust-Free Sanding

When it come to refinishing your hardwood flooring, Elegant Floors will do so but without creating a never-ending dust issue, one that goes on for years after the work is done.
That can happen if you’re dealing with a cheap or fairly inexperienced flooring contractor.

Elegant Floors is a locally, family-owned business. We’re located in Sunnyvale, and been serving residents and the business sector in the South Bay for more than 25 years. We’re committed to performing all flooring work in a quality manor, in order to make our clients happy. Us too! A big benefit to “wowing” our customers are referrals: meaning, if we do good work we get referrals which is always greatly appreciated!

3-Step Rx For No Sanding
If your wood flooring is lightly scarred or worn, we can use our dust-free sanding process.
Before the process begins, our special applicator checks your floor for contaminants, such as wax, that prevent adhesion of the urethane. Once your floor is free of contaminants, we begin the three step finishing process. Generally we can complete this process in only one day

STEP #1 – Virtual Sanding
Rx For Wood Floors no-sanding formula chemically “sands the hardwood floor.” Just like sanding, this unique formula rubs off the old finish to prepare the hardwood for beautiful new topcoat. It saves time, expense, and the mess of conventional sanding.

STEP #2 – Repairs
Elegant Floors professionals use Rx For Wood Floors repair products to make any necessary repairs to the surface of the floor before applying the final finish.

STEP #3 – Finishing
Rx For Wood Floors unique catalyzed wood finish is applied and permanently locking with the original finish for an attractive, clear finish that lasts.

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Hardwood Floor installation goes beyond just laying a floor down – it is about working with you, our customer, step-by-step, to find the right hardwood design that fits your budget and lifestyle. Elegant Floors is a National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) member and Licensed California Contractor, so you can be confident you are choosing a professional that has access to the most up-to-date industry information, as well as a wealth of hardwood floor experience at our fingertips.

Solid Wood Floors vs. Engineered Wood Floors vs. Laminate Floors

There are Three Main Types of Hardwood Flooring
Categories Available for Homeowners to Choose from

Solid hardwood flooring must be used at or above ground level, so the wood can be nailed to a sub floor. Solid hardwood flooring is available in a full array of wood species either unfinished or prefinished. Unfinished hardwood flooring must be finished and/or stained on site, while prefinished hardwood flooring is sold as ready-to-install wood flooring that comes sanded, stained, or finished. For both unfinished and pre-finished flooring, customers can choose from a wide range of grades, colors and sizes.

Engineered Hardwood Floors is made up of a hardwood surface glued on a plywood base. Engineered hardwood flooring was originally designed for installation in areas with variable humidity levels and heat, such as homes with radiant heating, homes on top of a concrete slab or in basements (although it can also be installed at or above ground like sold hardwood). Engineered flooring tends to be more stable than solid hardwood and is glued directly to the sub floor or concrete slab, or it is “floated” on a concrete slab or sub floor with a moisture barrier and underlay beneath.

Laminate Flooring is a type of flooring that is made up of laminated planks that only look like wood, and finished with a plastic polymer coating. Laminate flooring simulates a real wood species, comes in wide planks, and is an economical solution to real hardwood. It is durable and also easier to install.

Contact Elegant Floors today for your free hardwood floor installation estimate. Use
the contact form to the right, or give us a call now at (650) 961-1339 or (408) 773-8624

5 Common Hardwood Flooring Problems and How to Avoid Them

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Hardwood floors are a great investment for the home and one of the most popular flooring materials. However in order to maintain its value over the years, homeowners need to perform regular maintenance and learn more about what causes damage to hardwood floors. The following are some of the more common problems that crop up during and after installation. (more…)

How to Protect your Hardwood Floors When Hosting a Party

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Holidays and get-togethers are lovely, and hosting parties is always fun.  You get family time and meet many friends you missed for a long time. They’re usually even better when you get to host the party for your friends and family at your home. The fun never seems to end. You dance, sing your hearts out and drink a few bottles of wine. But then, you think about what your home will look like after it’s all said and done. (more…)