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Five questions you should ask every hardwood flooring retailer

You’re just going to love your wood floors! They add warmth and charm to any home, are classic, increase your home’s value, never go out of style and, with the proper care, they’ll last for years, sometimes even up to 100!

Grande Floor Covering has a combined staff experience of 50 years. Owner John Grande has been in the flooring industry for over 20 years and is a certified installer of hardwood, as well as other floor materials.

We know how various furnishings effect flooring, so we provide complementary products, such as cabinets and countertops.

Our showroom is in Voorhees, NJ and we service Voorhees, Cherry Hill, Marlton, Berlin, Berlin Township. Come in to learn more about our products, services, and our free in-home estimates.

Give an elegant touch to your property with our quality hardwood flooring

Do you need beautiful and durable flooring for your property? Visit John Grande Floors right away. We'll fix you up with elegant-looking and long-lasting hardwood flooring which will transform the way your property looks.

You'll receive your flooring estimate within 24-48 hours when you contact us.

Why choose our hardwood flooring work

  • We provide solid and engineered hardwood
  • Get factory-finish hardwood flooring
  • We can also sand and finish on-site
  • Complete assistance from start to finish
  • We can remove anything and install your new flooring
  • WARRANTIES are available

Factory Finish vs. Custom sand and finish on site

You should feel comfortable with either choice. However, factory finishing offers many nice advantages. Factory finished flooring is inspected for defects at the mill so that you receive the first choice every time. On-site finishing depends on the quality of the workmanship that day.

Factory finished flooring can be usually installed more quickly and is free of the dust and odors that are mostly involved with on-site finishing.

Although factory finished flooring comes in a variety of colors, on-site finishing allows for a closer color match with the existing woodwork and cabinets.

Both factory finishes and on-site finishes are available in either high gloss or matte. Both types have exciting new finishes developed with space-age technology. These finishes are not like grandma’s old wood floors because they require no waxing.

Engineered products install where no solid hardwood dares to go. Before the development of engineered hardwood flooring, hardwood products could not be installed on slab or in your basement without a special subfloor system.

Now you can enjoy real hardwood flooring in those areas without all that fuss and expense. A special cross-ply construction eliminates the problem of expansion and contraction usually associated with solid hardwood.

Don’t become overly concerned with thinner or thicker top wood layers associated with engineered products because it’s the finish you are walking on. Generally speaking, you won’t need to re-sand and finish these products; just re-coat them unless you need to change the color.

Special considerations when selecting hardwood flooring: Direct sunlight can affect the color of hardwood stains, therefore closing curtains or shades during peak periods will reduce damage. Area rugs left in place for extended periods may expose a shading difference once they are removed from the remainder of the floor. Large pets with sharp toenails can also damage even the best finishes

When in the flooring store, ask:

  • Why is this the best hardwood for my home? You'll probably be asked a lot of questions, such as the size of family, frequency of the entertaining, amount of foot traffic, pet ownership and more.

    While all species are hard, you may need more or less, depending on your flooring requirements. Color is also a big consideration, so discuss your style; for example, if you’re airy and contemporary you may want a lighter shade; alternatively, if you’re traditional, maybe your desired hue is mahogany.

  • Can all hardwood be refinished? Yes, and there seems to be a bit of myth surrounding engineered wood flooring, and the store will need to clarify it immediately. Solid can be refinished five to six times; engineered, one to three or four, depending on overall thickness.

  • Will there be subfloor preparation? There might, since that will affect the final result of your installation, and hardwood, especially, requires a smooth, solid subfloor. Some are okay, but others are damaged and will need repair.

  • What does the warranty include? This is something you should ask the retailer since warranties often have exclusions, as well as some specific installation requirements. One wrong, seemingly inconsequential, the move can void the entire thing. This goes for hardwood or any other flooring.

Maybe the most important question

  • How will you handle any moisture problems in my home? There couldn’t be a more important question, especially since wood can warp and cup when exposed to excess water. You need to also ask about acclimation, as well as what you can do to protect the floors.