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    Don’t Use Tape on Wood Floors!

    You should not use blue tape or any other tape on your wood floor when painting. Tape can peel off a weakened finish and leave adhesive residue behind.
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    Wood Floor Water Damage and Repair

    Is your wood floor suffering from water damage? Here's Mr. Floor's guide to dealing with warped, buckled or discolored hardwood floors ruined by water.
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    Balls of Polyurethane Finish Popping Up on Your Floor

    For many, summer means concerts at Millenium Park, margaritas on the deck and bubbles in the pool.  When we think of summer at Mr. Floor, we think about the dozens of calls we receive from homeowners who are watching bubbles of finish pop up between the cracks of their...
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    Chicago Winters and Your Wood Floor

    From Naperville to the North Shore, the 2014-15 Chicago winter has been a doozy! While we all wait for Spring, your floor may have suffered the consequences of the coldest winter in recent memory. First, you already know that salt, dust and debris are the enemy of your beautiful...
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    Lumber Liquidators 60 Minutes Story: The Price Versus Quality Equation in Flooring

    The Price Versus Quality Equation in Wood Flooring There’s nothing more frustrating than hearing one of our potential Chicago clients tell us that they have a quotation for wood or laminate flooring that is half of our price. We’ll do our best to educate a prospect on the difference in...
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    From the Forest through the Factory to Your Floor

    One of the truisms about the flooring industry is that most flooring contractors purchase the flooring that will go in your home through a distributor or local retailer. Especially for smaller contractors, this makes economic sense because they don’t have the physical facilities or financial foundation to purchase directly...
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    Mr. Floor team caring for the floor at United Center

    We are very proud of our four year relationship with the Chicago Bulls from 2012 through 2016. Here is a screen shot of the ESPN homepage that was sent to us by one of our clients in 2015. Those are “our guys” on the sideline with D Rose from a...
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    Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago Grand Staircase

    Designed in 1916 by the firm Shepley, Rutan & Collidge, the Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago began life as a women’s gymnasium and social center. Lovingly maintained for nearly 100 years, the magnificent interior of the building features decorative oak wainscoting, a molded plaster ceiling with medallions...
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    Chicago Lakefront Remodeling Project

    One of the truths about Mr. Floor is that our business is fueled by the satisfaction of and referrals from happy Chicago clients.  A referral is exactly how we met Sandy Kurtz, a wonderful woman who was looking to downsize in space from her city home while upgrading to a downtown life in...
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    A Day in the Life of a Wood Floor Installation Project Manager

    The day starts like any other day with the alarm chirping at six a.m. I shut the alarm off and begin my daily routine. The first thing is grab a cup of coffee from the kitchen and immediately check my cell phone for any late night messages, calls or...
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    Steam Cleaners for Your Wood Floor?

    You’ve seen them on Sunday morning television. They’re the miracle shark-like steam cleaning mops that clean, sanitize and even disinfect! What could be better than a wood floor so clean you could eat off of it? Here’s what’s better . . . a floor that still looks like new....
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    Cleaning and Maintaining Marble Countertops

    Cleaning and Maintaining Marble, Limestone and other Calcareous Stone Countertops There are two broad categories of stones used in countertops. The first is siliceous. Siliceous stone is made largely of silica a quartz-like mineral. Examples of Siliceous stone include granite, bluestone, slate, sandstone and quartzile, which has become very...