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We use only the best finishing products to guarantee that the work we do will enhance the warmth, elegance, and timeless beauty of nature and comfort to your home. The attention to details built into our craftsmen adds lasting value to your home, while assuring easy care and cleaning, exquisite style, and durability.
    We minimizes the dust generated in the process of sanding and wood finishing. You’ll appreciate that! We also use advanced equipment and products that have less harmful effects to people and pets, and the environment in general. We are here to assist you with selecting the perfect materials and finish for your home. From bleaching hardwood floors, to specially engineered wood floors, antique wood floors, and floors of bamboo or Exotic wood, or woods stained to look like the real thing, to custom hardwood flooring installation, our finished work only looks expensive.
     You will discover our expertise to be helpful with direct answers to your questions, and ideas and solutions for your needs. So pick up the phone and call us at 847-387-2353 for a free estimate or consultation. You may also email us at standabike@yaho
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Our Services Include:
Sanding
  New solid or hardwood floor installation
Staining
Tile installation
Refinishing
Custom design
Recoating
  Wood and stone medallions
Repair
  Stair installation and refinishing
Inlays
Custom kitchen cabinest
Borders
All your remoloding needs
How do I clean my wood flooring? As opposed to carpets, hardwood floors are easy to clean. Regularly sweep wood floors with a soft-bristle broom or vacuum to eliminate contact with sand, dirt and other abrasive agents that can cause dents and scratches. Clean your wood floors periodically with a professional wood cleaning product recommended by a wood flooring professional or manufacturer of your particular hardwood floor product. NEVER use a wax or wax based products over surface finishes.

How do I keep my wood floor for longest time?
lace a doormat outside entrances to your
home to keep people from tracking dirt and grit indoors. Better yet, instate a no-shoes policy, which will preserve the floors. If you can’t ban all footwear indoors, at least ask people to remove high-heel shoes; they can have an impact of 2,000 pounds per square inch, enough to mottle the surface of a wood floor over time. Use plastic or felt protectors under furniture legs to prevent scratches. When rearranging furniture, always lift pieces instead of sliding them. If you have a wood floor in the kitchen, place a mat in front of the sink and range to prevent steady foot traffic from wearing bare spots into the finish.
How can I maintain my floors with pets? Clip your pets' claws regularly to avoid scratching wood floors
Frequently asked questions
My wood floor was just refinished. When can I move my area rugs back? Area rugs should not be used for 2 weeks on water based finish and 4 weeks on oil based finish after a floor has been refinished. Extra caution should also be taken as floor continues to cure during this time.
Can I install solid wood flooring in basement? It is not recommended that you install solid hardwood flooring below grade only engineered hardwood flooring may be installed on all grade levels.

Can I expect my floor to have color variations? Yes. Hardwood flooring is a natural product. Therefore, you should expect there will be natural color variations in the wood. Although lower grades of flooring will have a larger number of character blemishes, you can expect color variations in all grades.
I have carpet on steps. Can I install solid wood flooring instead? Yes, after you remove your carpet you can install solid hardwood flooring on steps using stair tread and riser.
Do I need to acclimate my solid wood flooring before installation? Yes. Before installing your new wood flooring a recommended acclimatization period is required. Acclimatization is required as there can be dramatic differences in temperature & humidity between the products' origin and the installation environment your home. Here are our general recommendations: Solid Wood Flooring - 7 days minimum (14 days preferred) * Engineered Wood Flooring - Not essential (2 days preferred) * Laminate flooring - 2 days minimum
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