We understand that a new hardwood floor
or carpeting is
a major investment that is made with high expectations to last. It is our job to
help you make an informed decision to find the wood type or carpet that best suits your
We encourage our customers to view a
variety of wood specie
carpeting before making a choice. If you would like to touch, feel and
walk on different floors, we invite you to our
if you know what type of hardwood floor you would like, we will come to your
home or jobsite. Please call us or
contact us to schedule an appointment to meet
with one of our estimators.
Oak is one of the most popular hardwood flooring
material in use today, but there are countless other varieties of
hardwood floor types.
The most common dimension for hardwood flooring
materials is 2 ¼" x ¾", but other sizes are also available to achieve the design
style you are after.
We prefer to store new wood on-site for at least one week prior to the
installation to allow the wood to acclimatize to the temperature and moisture
conditions of your home. This acclimatization will help minimize
with expansion and contraction in the future.
We do insist that the jobsite be maintained at a
temperature no lower than 65 degrees Fahrenheit from the time the hardwood
flooring is delivered until the job is completed and new wood CANNOT be stored
in a basement or garage – any exceptions to these requirements may risk the
ultimate quality of the finished product, and will make it impossible for Weeks
Hardwood Flooring to fully warrantee such a job.
Most installations are of standard 2 ¼" x ¾" tongue and groove hardwood boards,
blind-nailed to the sub floor. A typical installation of two rooms totaling 400
square feet usually takes 4 days.
We also offer board repair & replacement mostly
due to poor installations by others and DIY's who get in over their heads. Some
of the most common problems we see happen after the fact and become costly
repairs to your investment:
Weeks nor any other knowable hardwood specialist
can unconditionally guarantee against cupping or shrinkage of newly installed or
previously existing floor boards; wood is a product of nature and as such reacts
to environmental conditions.
Newly installed floors may exhibit shrinkage
during heating seasons, due to increased temperature and decreased relative
humidity; areas directly above heating ducts will exhibit the greatest degree of
shrinkage. Newly installed floors may exhibit expansion and slight cupping
through the spring and summer months, when the relative humidity is higher; this
may be more pronounced if the floor was installed over an un-insulated basement
If seasonal climatic changes do affect your floor,
time is often the best solution; such problems are often alleviated through the
passing of a few seasonal cycles.