"Can we stay in the house while you are refinishing the floors?"
It is definitely possible to stay in the house while the refinishing is being done, however, we usually do not recommend it. It usually works out better to have your floors refinished before you move in or if you will be gone on vacation. The biggest challenge comes in the fact that you must avoid the floors because they can not be walked on while they are drying. If the rooms that are being refinished can not be avoided then you will need to find an alternate place to stay during the process.
"Will there be a lot of dust?"
The sanding process definitely creates a lot of dust, but we tackle this issue by having spent thousands of dollars on state of the art sanding machines and dust containment systems. Generally the dust is 98% contained on the job site simply because the machines and dust containment systems can never be 100% effective. This means we will plastic off what is needed and wipe down all surfaces in the rooms we have sanded before we apply the final finish coat.
"What is Rubio Monocoat?"
Rubio Monocoat is an all-natural oil wood floor finish that is plant-based, VOC-free and a completely non-toxic oil finish of extraordinary durability. Available in clear finish and more than 40 color finishes, they all apply evenly in a single coating. All Monocoat finishes are easily maintained, and provide a subtle lustre that reveals and complements, rather than covers, the natural grain and patina of the wood.
"What is the difference between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood?"
A solid hardwood floor is 100% solid wood and composed of planks that are generally 3/4" thick. An engineered hardwood has a surface layer that is hardwood but the material below is compromised of several layers which are glued and laminated together (much like plywood). Engineered flooring is more stable than solid flooring and is preferred for installations over a concrete sub-floor.
"How do I clean my wood floor once you are finished?"
Keeping a hardwood floor clean and well maintained is a fairly simple process. Make sure to use felt pads on all of your furniture (this will help prevent scratches and denting from chairs, couches, beds, etc). Sweep and dust mop regularly so you are not leaving debris on the floor that could cause scratches and make sure to wipe up any spills immediately and do not let water sit on the floor. With film forming finishes we recommend cleaning your hardwood floor with a Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaning kit (do NOT use Bona Hardwood Floor Polish). If we have coated your floor with Rubio Monocoat, please use ONLY Rubio Monocoat products to clean your hardwood floors.