Category Archives: Repairs

Spot Refinishing Your Wood Floor Why We Won’t Do It

Dark Oak Flooring

If there’s a single type of call that we receive most often from homeowners it is a call about worn spots in front of high traffic areas – refrigerator, sink, range, or desk. They’re asking how much it will cost to spot refinish just a portion of their hardwood or engineered wood floor. Believe me. […]

Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago Grand Staircase

University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall

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 and marvelous oak flooring.  Today […]

Wood Floor Seasoning

Wood Seasoning: The Secret to a Great Wood Floor What’s most interesting is someone can purchase a truck, buy tools, print up some business cards, and consider himself a flooring professional. Generally if you were to ask that person to show you his Moisture Meter or his Thermo-Hygrometer the answer would be “What’s that?” It […]