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Everything you need to know about your wood floors

Wood floors are among the most beautiful and long lasting floors available, and when properly cared for, can last a lifetime and then some. We've compiled a list of key things that you will want to know about care and maintenance to protect your investment. Humidity control Wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning it gains or loses moisture with changing humidity levels. Wood will shrink in dimension when it loses moisture and expand when it gains moisture. This will result in seasonal cracks or gaps, which open in the winter and close in the summer.  This process is completely normal. In our climate, relative

Carver Hawkeye Arena Floor Time Lapse

Phillips' Floors is proud to have assembled, sanded, painted and finished the new floor for the University of Iowa.  Here's a quick video of the floor being reassembled at Carver Hawkeye Arena, courtesy of      

Can my floor be sanded?

That's a question that we get a lot.  Most often, a professional inspection is necessary, and even then, it can be hard to tell sometimes.  We tend to err on the side of caution, but there are certain things to look for that can help in that determination. How to tell what you have: The easiest place to see is inside a floor vent.  Here, you can determine the overall thickness of your floor, and (in that particular place), see the wear surface between the top surface of the board and the tongue and groove (in the case of engineered flooring
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