FAQ2018-01-12T20:51:39+00:00

How do I choose the color of stain for my floor?

“Many stain complaints don’t involve problems with the stain itself or with how the stain was applied. Rather, they’re caused by a difference between the color the customer expected and the color that’s on the floor. While the little color samples supplied by stain manufacturers allow a general guide as to which colors a customer may like, that color on an actual wood floor can be affected by numerous factors: the wood species, the abrasive sequence, the lighting in the room, the color of the paint on the walls, and more. That’s why Vaz Hardwood Floors helps customers choose their stain color by wiping sample colors on the actual floor after the second sanding. This allows the customer to see the actual color of the floor in the room where it will be installed. Once the customer decides on a stain color, they will sign off on their color choice.

Custom stain colors usually can be created by mixing different colors of the same manufacturer’s stains together, as long as the contractor carefully records the exact ratio so the color can be reproduced.”

stain-sample

How long do I need to wait to walk on my new floor?

“This depends on what product is used for finishing.

With Bona Products:
You can walk on the floor lightly 3-4 hours after the final coat is laid.
Note: You can ONLY use socks (no bare feet or shoes) for the first week.

With Poloplaz Products:
You can walk on the floor 10-12 hours after the final coat is laid.
Note: You can ONLY use socks (no bare feet or shoes) for the first month.”

When can I move my furniture and rugs back?

“Again, this depends on what product is used for finishing.

With Bona Products:
Furniture may be installed after 2 days.
Rugs and carpets can only be installed after 1 week.

With Poloplaz Products:
Furniture may be installed after 5 days.
Rugs and carpets can only be installed after 1 month.”

How do I care for my hardwood floor?

“There are several important things to know about caring for hardwood floors.

  • All furniture should rest on felt protection at all times. Change felt tabs on chair legs every 2-3 months, or as needed. We can provide 100 ct. bags of felt tabs, if desired, at an additional cost. All furniture should always be carried, not dragged into place.
  • NEVER roll or slide heavy appliances across floors without the use of an appliance dolly. If pulling refrigerator out to clean behind, roll out onto 1/4” thick plywood.
  • Floors should be cleaned daily with a dry dust mop or vacuum. Surface grit will scratch finish. The cleaner your floors, the less surface wear you’ll encounter.
  • Wet-clean your floors with a well-wrung cloth, hand sponge or sponge mop. We highly recommend a professional hardwood floor cleaner- such as a Bona Cleaning Kit or AquaShine Hardwood and Laminate Floor Cleaner. Contact a Bona representative with any questions or concerns.
  • NEVER use any oil or wax based cleaners or polishers on your floors. These types of cleaners will contaminate your finish.”