Commonly Asked Questions About Hardwood Floors In Minneapolis

If you want a beautiful floor that will last for many years, hardwood is an excellent choice. In addition to its durability, hardwood has many other benefits as well. Read the answers below to some of the most asked questions about Hardwood Floors in Minneapolis.

Q.) I work full time and I don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning and scrubbing my floors. I love the look of hardwood, but isn’t it high maintenance?
A.) Cleaning your hardwood floors is one of the least time consuming and easiest household cleaning tasks there is. Simply sweep your hardwood floor with a broom or use a vacuum without the beater bar to quickly clean your hardwood floor. Occasionally, you can go over it with a damp mop for a more thorough cleaning. If you have a spill, wipe it up immediately with a damp cloth. You should never use chemicals, waxes or abrasive cleaners on your floors.

Q.) Will the installers have to take up my old flooring material before installing my hardwood floor?
A.) This all depends on what type of existing flooring you have and the condition of your subfloor. The installers will evaluate your old floor and determine if it should be taken up before installing the hardwood. After removing the old flooring material, your subfloor will have to be inspected to make sure that it’s level. If not, the installers can level it or replace the subfloor if there’s too much damage.

Q.) What types of hardwood flooring is available in MN and how do I know which type to choose?
A.) Hardwood flooring is available in solid planks, which is solid wood, or as engineered. Engineered hardwood has a plywood core with a layer of solid wood on top. Engineered hardwood is less expensive and it lasts better in some applications. Hardwood floors in Minneapolis are available in many color choices, grains and hardness. When choosing your hardwood, you should factor in your budget and your personal style to select the color.

Galaxie Floor Stores can take care of all of your flooring needs including carpeting, hardwood, tile, stone and laminate. Visit their website at for more information on their products and services in MN.

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