Our Products | Service | hardwood flooring Contractor AHF-All Hardwood Floor Ltd

By: Ahf-allhardwoodfloor  09-12-2011
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Our Products | Service | hardwood flooring Contractor AHF-All Hardwood Floor Ltd.

Our Products AHF-All Hardwood floor ltd offers all hardwood flooring services: Stair Installation, Hardwood flooring, Hardwood Finishing, Floors, floor refinishing,
hardwood restoration, floors sanding, hardwood floor resurfacing, Hardwood floor repairs, Hardwood sanding, Floor coating, floor recoating, hardwood floor replacement, Custom made stairs,
Exotic hardwood flooring, Full line Accra Alexandria engineered floating hardwood floors, radiant heated hardwood floor solutions


Just a few examples of our finished on site hardwood floors you can see a few more here
Call Ken Moersch now at 604 603 7317
AT AHF-All Hardwood Floor Ltd(TM) the emphasis is on creativity and master craftsmanship the production of the floors and stairs of your dreams, I believe that anything can be accomplished
Bring us your desires and ideas most of all give us the opportunity to create living art work with your hardwood floors and stairs, Beauty of wood floors that lasts a lifetime when executed  by skilled professionals . Please take a few moments to see what All Hardwood floor has done in the past
below is a few links to AHF _ All Hardwood Floor Ltd photos 

 Polished Professionals
Everyone loves the beauty of a polished hardwood floor. You can get that cozy elegant look from the experts at Allhardwoodfloor Ltd. They specialize in fine wood craftsmanship, and with over two decades in the industry, know what they are talking about. Admitted perfectionists, they’ll advise you on the best type of flooring for your needs.The Rich Beauty of Wood
The staff will be pleased to help you select from a range of grains and woods including maple, oak, ash, birch, beech, and walnut. Or choose a more exotic look such as mahogany, cherry, Brazilian, hickory, bamboo, or cypress. You’ll be able to determine whether you want flat, vertical or horizontal grain, depending on the type of wood. And for hardwood floors, the hardness of the wood does matter; especially where there is apt to be more wearing, such as children’s play areas or entrance halls.Customer Service a Priority
With attention to customer service from start to finish, the experienced professional installers will ensure your floor has just the right look and finish. And the service doesn’t stop with installation. They will also help you care for your new floor, and ensure that its beauty lasts. Tips for keeping your hardwood floors in top shape include keeping your home at a constant temperature and humidity to prevent warping, shrinking, or expanding of the floorboards. They also recommend protecting the floors by putting felt pads under the legs of your furniture and avoiding liquid spills that can damage the floor. Needless to say, dropping ice skates or bowling balls on the floor will not be covered under any warranty!

Transform Your Wood Floors

Staining and bleaching is an excellent way to make a real change in your home, without too much disruption or cost.

Here at All Hardwood floors Wood Flooring, we offer a wide range of options depending, of course, on the exact flooring you have installed.

One popular choice is to lighten the color of your wood – which we can do by bleaching it. This is an excellent way to change its appearance, and with no damage to the wood itself.

Once bleached, a stain is then applied.

Your floor will have a different tone, or shade, giving a whole new feel to the room.

Professional Solutions - Hardwood flooring staining

Every one opts for wood or hardwood floors to get the ultimate lavish appearance to their home. Mostly, the floors are durable and are not exposed to tarnish for decades. Sometimes, however, due to rough usage, any kind of floors will obviously get damaged with scratches. If you wish to make your floors clean and beautiful, Professional Staining is a custom solutions and is the ideal choice. Vancouver Hardwood flooring can be offered staining solutions in a professional way that enriches the beauty of the floors. Further, it adds a more luxuriant value to any kind of interior decoration. Staining is actually considered to be an internal process of hardwood floor refinishing. We stain the floors by buffing them and then by applying the finishing touch which makes the floors look more elegant with a glossy look. Our staining services are offered with two different concepts, which are staining the floors to completely change the color of the floors or cleaning them to offer a neat and tidy appearance. Oil based stains in the preferred color choices offer a greater glossy look. Yet, the process of staining is done with the ultimate objective and intention to enrich the value of your home.

Improve the magnificence of your home – Hardwood flooring bleaching

Most people look forward to renovating the home at various intervals, which typically includes refurbishing the wooden floors. Various methods of renovating and finishing treatments are offered by different companies. However, the radiance and magnificence of the home can undoubtedly be enhanced by wood flooring bleaching . Bleaching hardwood floors is the ideal and easiest method to use that will your home appear more refined. The wooden or hardwood floors can either be tinted to a darker shade or lightened. Lighter shades can transform the hardwood flooring of your home to have a more graceful pastel and pristine look that will match perfectly with trendy furnishings. Custom `professional Bleaching services assist and guide our customers to choose the appropriate shade for bleaching their wood floors. Further, we are extremely careful with the floors and never use any harsh chemicals or solutions for bleaching. This never spoils or damages the floors. Hardwood Floor refinishing resurfacing restoring and repairing services bring out the warmth of the flooring and make it appear classier. On the whole, bleaching solutions makes your floors smoother and gives them a magnificent look.

Every wood has its own natural color pigmentation. Staining is simply the process of adding or removing color to the wood, by a process known as bleaching.

Which will bring out the patina effects  and tend to look ultra even when the floor finishing curing process has matured

Wood flooring sanding Wood flooring sanding With The best American made work safe BC certified Dustless Floor sanding machinery

Refinishing wood flooring is quite a complicated task that requires a bit of patience along with the right amount of expertise in order to do it perfectly. If you are thinking about applying a new finish to the wooden floor in your house, you first need to go through the process of sanding your wood flooring to remove the old finish. Also, be sure to repair any old scratches and grooves. If you already have knowledge about sanding wood flooring, then you are ready to begin. If you don't have the required knowledge, it would be best to hire a professional that specializes in sanding wood flooring in the Vancouver area to get the job done for you. You can find a number of competent contractors that have knowledge about sanding wood flooring in North Vancouver. There are plenty of contractors available to get the sanding done and offer quality work at affordable rates. It is a good idea to rent a commercial grade wood floor sander in Vancouver because they make your sanding job much faster and easier. The procedure of Wood flooring sanding involves  of hammering down (setting) all of the raised nails and pulling out all of the staples from your flooring before sanding. Then sander is used on the wooden floor to slowly smooth the grain of wood. The old finish and sanding Dust is removed by our American made  Work Safe BC certified Dust containment system. That is how sanding is done before refinishing the wooden floor. More..

Wood flooring refinishing restoration, resurfacing – Giving beautiful look to your house

About our Hardwood flooring Refinishing and Sanding

Re-finishing and sanding your hardwood floors is necessary in order to preserve their quality and beauty. Re-finishing is carried out solely as a way of enhancing the wood’s natural color and to give it protection it from the elements.

The best time to sand and re-finish a hardwood floor is when moving into a new house or apartment, as all of the furniture, rugs, etc. will need to be removed from the flooring anyway. Carried out properly, a re-finishing should last around ten years. However, high traffic rooms will need to be re-finished more frequently.

Here at  All Wood Flooring , our floors come in two types:

Pre-finished Hardwood Floors

A relatively new, but increasingly mainstream, product. Pre-finished hardwood floors can be acrylic impregnated, engineered, or solid. They have a tough factory finish, which is the main reason for their popularity. They are also extremely easy to install and eliminate the need for messy sanding.

Most prefinished floors constructed within the last ten years are urethane- finished. If you’re unsure that you have this kind of floor, you can test it by placing a couple of drops of water on an inconspicuous area. If, after 15 minutes, it turns white, this is your finish

There is a dustless sand less system for all alum-ox acrylic . Finished floors called TY-Kote(tm)

A Basic Coatings product

Older floors, on the contrary, are likely to come in shellac or varnish finishes. Unfortunately, these do not work well with urethane and need to be completely removed before you can apply urethane. If you do decide to replace an older finish with that of urethane, you need to be aware that there is likely to be a certain amount of aluminium oxide in the floor.

Unfinished Hardwood Floors Installed to be Sanded and finished on site after the hardwood floor installation is complete

These can be both solid and engineered, but both kinds need to be finished entirely on site. They come in varying lengths and widths. Sanding and finishing can take anywhere from a few days to a week depending on the floor size, stain, and number of top finish coats required. Generally, finishes used are oil or water-based.

Our highest priority is to give you a beautiful floor, but at the same time protect the rest of your home. So whether you have chosen finished or unfinished floors, we will section off other areas and furniture in your home, to prevent sanding dust from spreading. Our dedicated and dependable crews are also experienced in using dust-containment systems, which limit the amount of dust that becomes airborne.

As with re-finishing, it is important to make sure there is as little air flow as possible in the area, not just to prevent breathing difficulties but because airborne particles can become embedded in a newly-applied finish. Something as simple as walking on the floor, or even turning on an air conditioner/heating system, can stir up a great deal of dust.

To avoid such problems, we make sure to allow as much time as possible to elapse.

If your floor has a limited amount of surface wear, we also offer screening (also known as buff and top-coating). In essence, this will give your wood surfacing a new lease of life, ‘freshening’ it up. Screening allows the wood to be given another coat of finish and frequent applications can minimize the need for a complete re-finishing.

Screening enables the surface to take another coat of finish, and frequent applications can reduce the need for complete re-finishing. However, if you have a waxed hardwood floor, screening is a difficult process to carry out, unless all of the wax is first removed from the floor.

Our re-finishing service is guaranteed to leave your floors looking absolutely beautiful. We guarantee your complete satisfaction, so call us now for a free, no-obligation estimate, at your home, with one of our crew.

Engineered Wood  Hardwood floors Made of several layers of different woods or different grades of the same wood stacked and glued together under heat and pressure. Engineered wood flooring is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and can be installed above, on, or below ground level. Some engineered wood floors with thicker top layers can be sanded many times. Unfinished wood floors: With a job-site finish you get a perfectly smooth finish. Unfinished hardwood allows you to match existing woodwork by staining it to blend. Custom colours, generally 2-3 coats of finish This can be fairly messy, takes several days Prefinished wood floors Usually installs in less than a day Less messy than job-site finish Limited to manufacturer's colours Manufacturers can apply 7-10 coats of finish Factory finishes are extremely wear resistant Some manufacturers add aluminum oxide for additional durability Today's factory finishes are much easier to care for than the old waxed finishes. Prefinished trims are not an exact match to the floor. Wood Finishes UV-cured: Factory finishes cured with Ultra Violet lights versus heat. Polyurethane: A clear, tough and durable finish applied as a wear layer. Acrylic-urethane: A slightly different chemical make up from Polyurethane with the same benefits. Aluminum Oxide: Added to the urethane finish for increased abrasion resistance of the wear layer. Ceramic: Advanced technology that allows the use of ceramics to increase the abrasion resistance of the wear layer. Acrylic Impregnated: Acrylic monomers are injected into the cell structure of the wood to give increased hardness and then finished with a wear layer over the wood. Squeaky boards can be fixed by driving a nail, at an angle, into the joist below. This will draw the boards down tightly onto the joist while angling the nail will prevent the board from riding up again. Boards that are badly split will need to be replaced. Firstly, drill into the broken section, and then cut out with a jigsaw. Ideally, the floor-board should be removed and rejoined at the center of the joist to provide the necessary solid support. To insert a replacement board you will need to remove the underside of the tongue, and then pre-drill the board ends to avoid splitting and creating more filling work. Sanding and Final Preparation The next step in your preparation for hardwood floor refinishing is to remove the existing finish. However, the idea is not to remove all of it, but rather to cut back only the top layer and produce a clean, scratch-free surface. For a large floor area, renting a rotary orbital sander makes the job much easier. However, the edges of the floor (adjacent to the skirting boards) are best done with an orbital sander which is much easier to control. For tight and little corners (such as around the base of architraves) a mouse sander is the most effective tool. When you are done with sanding all the dust must be removed completely. Do this by vacuuming and then washing down the entire surface with mineral turpentine. Lastly, Applying the Finish Before applying the new finish it is a good idea to check that it is compatible with the existing one. Determining what finish you have is not always easy. If you applied the original finish yourself it is OK, but if you don’t know what’s there at the moment you will need to do a small test. Most floors are finished with an oil-based polyurethane finish. If the new finish is not compatible you will immediately see a bubbling and blistering reaction. To apply the new finish use a lambs wool mop. With each stroke slightly overlapped you will avoid a "tram-line" effect. Keep coverage as consistent as possible and avoid letting the applicator dry out at the end of each pass. Keep the room and the flooring area well ventilated during the application and drying process. Read on the manufacturer’s recommended re-coating times, sand lightly and then apply your second and third coats while following the same procedure. ALLHARDWOODFLOOR LTD. Can Help If all went well then you have successfully completed your hardwood floor refinishing. Now, just take extra care not to scratch the flooring when moving your furniture back in. And of course, if this job seems too complicated to you or if you are not so sure about your skills we will gladly help.

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