NHance vs Traditional Wood Floor Refinishing

Potential clients call me to have their worn, dented and scratched floors brought back “like new”, the way they looked when they were first installed. That takes place by removing the top layer of wood which includes the old finish and stain but it also removes all the discolorations, dents, scratches and gaps between the boards. If the floor had distorted due to various moisture issues that is resolved during the sanding process. The color can also be changed to meet the new design of the homeowners lite remodel. This is called Traditional Hardwood Floor Refinishing. You can see my refinished floors on the “Refinishing” link and read those client reviews on the houzz.com link on each page. I currently have 48 five star reviews as well as 13 five star reviews on the Google My Business link.

Another process that I perform is the Recoating of existing Hardwood Floors. This is the NHance Technology that you are seeing recently being sold in Southern Utah. There are very few floors that this method will achieve a satisfactory result. It is exclusively for floors that are in very good shape. Meaning they have no unsightly worn areas, dents or scratches. It works very well for floors where the luster has dampened. It will bring back the original even shine across the floor. One reason that I rarely perform a Recoat is adhesion problems. Since most lived on floors acquire contamination from spills, foot traffic and cleanings that disperse layers of dirty cleaning solutions across the floor, it becomes a problem attaching a new finish to that surface. Although every effort is performed in removing those contaminants, there is no way to really know if one has removed it all. There are also many products out in the stores that have silicone and acrylic additives in their cleaning solutions. When that gets in the pores of the wood one cannot completely remove them. Consumers have also been told irresponsibly to “Wax” their floors. Again a huge damaging contaminant. If the new coating begins to peel the only solution is to perform a traditional refinish. That is why I do not direct my potential clients towards the NHance Recoating Method or Recoat Method as it is generally called by the National Wood Flooring Association of Licensed Contractors.

The NHance website says in order to open a franchise one does not need experience. I can tell you from the personal experiences of many Hardwood Floor Contractors, including myself, that it takes several years of on the job experience to become proficiently skilled to perform your first job unsupervised by a skilled mechanic. The NHance Method or Recoating of Wood floors is not an easy process. It takes years of experience to determine whether the floor can accept a new coating through various tests of the existing surface for contamination. Then having the skills to apply the new coating seamlessly without leaving drips, flow lines and applicator marks on the floor. Selling my potential clients methods that do not achieve an excellent result with the potential of contamination failure at their expense is not something I want to be involved. It is Buyer Beware!

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors performs services in Washington County, Iron County and other Surrounding Counties of Southern Utah.

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors Awarded “Best of Houzz 2018”

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors of Southern Utah
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Palo Alto, CA. January 10, 2018 – Greg Warren Hardwood Floors of Cedar City, UT has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Greg Warren’s 35 years of service was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2017. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2018” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors motto is “Hardwood Floors that last the life of the house”. By applying his own guidelines of exceeding all the specifications of the National Wood Floor Association he can deliver a floor that can withstand generations of trouble free service for the homeowners that live on those floors.

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About Greg Warren Hardwood Floors
A Dealer of Hardwood Floors, Installation, Finishing and Refinishing

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors in Santa Clara, Utah

I am finding many homeowners calling me from Santa Clara to buy new flooring or adding on to their existing Hardwood Floors. Many are also electing to refinish their existing Hardwood Floors to a more contemporary color as the natural color has a dated look in their opinion. I am available for all these choices. With free estimates every Friday I can help you create a new vision for your home at prices that are lower than retail flooring stores. With that I give you the benefit of my 35 years in the Hardwood Floor Business as well as the experience I will be applying to the installation and finishing of your new hardwood floors. I don’t send installers and finishers to your home because I “am” the installer & finisher. I usually bring along a helper that is fully supervised by me the entire day that works along side me. Call me if you would like to discuss your project. I take call Monday through Saturday.

Greg Warren   (435) 691-4250

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors in Santa Clara, UT

How To Buy A Hardwood Floor

I sell Hardwood Floors from Cedar City to St George and the surrounding communities. There is a fair amount of travel involved working in such a large geographical region. Since my showroom is in Cedar City many of my St George clients will look at my manufacturer websites and pick floor choices off of thumbnail pictures. Once I know what they might be interested in I have the manufacturer send a UPS delivery of those sample choices for personal inspection. That is a free service. That is where the process starts. Once a floor has been picked out I can come to the project address and estimate the cost of that floor based on the square footage, existing floor covering removal and any moldings that might be needed to finish off the walls.  I always have a list of other trades that the client might need to hire to perform baseboard installation, painting and existing floor covering removal. As far as the price, I sell Hardwood Floors to my clients at distributor cost. You can have the invoice. The reason is that I am only interested in receiving income from the labor side of the transaction. For the most part you will save at least one dollar per square foot on my bid vs a bid from a local flooring store. The other benefit of hiring me is that I actually perform the installation, finish or refinish of your floors. I do not have employees without my full supervision all day nor do I hire sub contractors. Therefore my 35 years of experience is handling the entire process. That eliminates all the potential problems that can happen with less experienced hands that routinely install floors within the retail flooring stores. I have a vested interest in maintaining very high quality levels in my installations and my Five Star Reviews on houzz.com prove this out as posted by my former clients. To date I have 38 Five Stars you can read by just clicking the houzz link on every page of my website.

Give me a call for a free telephone discussion and an on site estimate.

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors in St George, Utah

St George is a fast growing location in Utah that is thriving with many families and retired people moving from outside the state to enjoy the climate, beauty and the lower cost of living.  Considering all this explosive growth much of my Hardwood Floor business is in the St George region.  I can have flooring samples shipped to your home for free off of picture chips online with my manufacturers. My favorite manufacturers are Somerset, Rewards, Shoega and Monarch Plank. All of these manufacturer’s make solid and engineered hardwood flooring in prefinished and unfinished with polyurethane and oiled finishes. There is also a demand for refinishing of existing hardwood floors in the St George region as there are few hardwood flooring contractors supplying that aspect of the trade. I have been refinishing hardwood floors since 1983 and I supply it with Dustless Technology. Read my 49 Five Star Reviews from former clients on the Houzz link on this page. I also have 15 five star reviews on Google My Business. Call or text me for a free estimate.

Greg Warren  (435) 691-4250

Greg Warren Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floor Contractor for St George, Utah