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Drop-In vs. Flush-Mount – Let the Venting Begin

Installing and refinishing wood floors involves a few detail-oriented decisions. One of those decisions is the kind of floor vents you want. Most homeowners haven’t given much thought to their floor vents, but you basically have two choices. To get you started thinking about which you might like, the experts at SVB Wood Floors have … Read More Drop-In vs. Flush-Mount – Let the Venting Begin

Hardwood Floors and Humidity

Water and wood floors is never a good combination. Wood floors are porous and absorb moisture. That’s why it’s important to watch the humidity level in your home. The humidity level, whether too high or too low, of your home can affect your wood floors. So how do you know if you have a humidity … Read More Hardwood Floors and Humidity

Keep Your Hardwood Floors Scratch Free with These 10 Moving Tips

No one likes to move heavy objects like furniture and refrigerators, but sometimes, it just has to be done. Unfortunately, many times moving heavy items results in terrible scratches on hardwood floors. At SVB Wood Floors, we get hardwood floor repair calls all the time when homeowners scratch their floors while moving furniture. Next time … Read More Keep Your Hardwood Floors Scratch Free with These 10 Moving Tips

SVB Introduces a Better Way to Shop for Wood Floors

If you haven’t visited our new gallery-style showroom in Grandview, Missouri, you’re in for a treat. It’s not like other wood floor showrooms. It features large samples of wood floors hung gallery-style in an open and spacious setting that allows you to get a better feel for the look of a particular type of floor. … Read More SVB Introduces a Better Way to Shop for Wood Floors

Not All Dustless Refinishing Is the Same

When you hear dustless refinishing from a wood floor company, be aware that not all dustless refinishing systems are the same. At SVB Wood Floors, we use the BONA dustless refinishing system. Why BONA? Where other “dustless” sanding systems empty the dust into a container inside your home where it can escape, our dust containment … Read More Not All Dustless Refinishing Is the Same

3 Hardwood Floor Refinishing Tips for Pet Owners

Hardwood floors are a beautiful feature in any home. When you have pets, however, they make keeping your hardwood floor looking their best a challenge. At SVB Wood Floors, we install and refinish hardwood floors for lots of people with pets, from Dachshunds to Dalmatians. The good news is that you can make some choices … Read More 3 Hardwood Floor Refinishing Tips for Pet Owners

The One Secret to Installing a Wood Floor in a Finished Basement

Finishing a basement is one of the most popular home renovation projects among homeowners in the U.S. It’s no wonder because basements house a large amount of unused space that can be turned into a wide variety of options to fit your lifestyle. With a basement renovation, it’s possible to add a family room, an … Read More The One Secret to Installing a Wood Floor in a Finished Basement

4 Design Tricks to Make Your Wood Floor Unique

Choosing new hardwood flooring for your home is an exciting step in the home renovation process. Perhaps you’ve already made those crucial decisions regarding species, size and finish, but now it’s time to talk design. If you’re looking for a simple way to dial up the wow in your wood floor, consider the angles. Check … Read More 4 Design Tricks to Make Your Wood Floor Unique

Top 4 Reasons to Replace Carpet with Hardwood Floors

Have you been considering switching from carpet to hardwood floors? You are not alone! While carpet has been a favorite for many decades and is lower in cost to install, there are many pitfalls that homeowners have to consider before officially committing to a carpet. Don’t stick with carpet! Here are our four reasons to … Read More Top 4 Reasons to Replace Carpet with Hardwood Floors

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors in 6 Simple Steps

One of the most wonderful things about hardwood floors is that they last forever. That’s because when the surface gets too marred by scratches, dents, and scrapes, you can fix it with a quick sand and refinish. At SVB Wood Floors, we have refinished hundreds of wood floors in the Kansas City area and made … Read More How to Refinish Hardwood Floors in 6 Simple Steps