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What Do You Get with Bona Certified Wood Floors?

Bona Certified Craftsman LogoAt SVB Wood Floors, we’re Bona Certified. So what does that mean to you, our customers? In a nutshell, it means you get quality results from knowledgeable trained craftsmen and professional products. But to really appreciate the advantages a Bona certified wood floor dealer offers, you have to know the level of dedication involved to achieve this status.

Why Choose a Bona Certified Craftsman for Your Hardwood Floor?

To become Bona certified craftsmen, our employees go through rigorous training by the experts at Bona. Here is a list of the requirements they must meet:

●       Complete 30+ hours of hands on/classroom training dedicated to best practices when sanding, refinishing, and caring for hardwood floors.

●       Pass a 100+ question written test on technique and product application.

●       Use Bona approved dust containment equipment during all sanding processes.

●       Continue education with Bona through job-site visits and training several times a year.

●       Carry enforced liability insurance coverage and workers compensation insurance required by law.

●       Be an established business in the industry for a minimum of five years.

Bona Certified Craftsmen Give You the Best Results

When you hire SVB Wood Floors to install, repair, refinish or install your wood floors, you’re getting a Bona certified craftsman. With Bona certified craftsmen, you get proven, top level professionals, trained and certified by Bona who use the complete Bona system on your hardwood floors. Not only that, but they voluntarily undergo continued Bona training to keep up to date on the industry’s “best practices” and are rigorously tested by Bona to ensure the most beautiful and durable results possible for your hardwood floors.

The Bona System Combines the Best Products with the Best Practices

To be a Bona certified company, you have to know the Bona best practices and use Bona products. We love the fact that we use Bona products, because they have the best wood floor products on the market. Their Atomic Dust Containment Systems are the most advanced and powerful dust containment systems in the world. They remove the dust from sanding your floors and deposit it in a container outside so there’s no mess in your home.

Related Read: All Dustless Sanding Is Not the Same

Trust our Bona Certified Craftsmen with Your Wood Floors

Bona certified wood floor companies have the training and the experience. They are insured and licensed and don’t take shortcuts. They use Bona products and trust the Bona system of high quality products. From the best stains and topcoats to the best dustless sanding system on the market, you’ll get all of the advantages with a Bona certified company. All of our installers have taken the course and will ensure your floor turns out perfect. Our Bona Certified Craftsmen are an elite group of professionals ready to create the floor of your dreams.

If you need new hardwood floors installed, hardwood floor repair, or just want to sand them and change the color, give SVB Wood Floors a call at (816) 965-8655.


All “Dustless Sanding” Is Not the Same

Dustless Sanding PictureMany people have their hardwood floors refinished. It’s a great way to repair worn or damaged floors, or just to change the color if you’d like to update. If you’re considering having your hardwood floor sanded or refinished, there are a lot of companies out there who advertise dustless hardwood floor sanding. But, be careful. Not all “dustless” sanding is the same.

Not Just Dust Containment…Dust

At SVB Wood Floors, we have the BONA Atomic Dust Containment System. This system features a trailer mounted dust evacuation system. Powerful vacuums are attached to all equipment and the dust is evacuated to a sealed container mounted to a trailer outside your home. Since the dust is whisked away, out of your home, there is no chance you will have dust floating around, left in your heating and cooling ducts, or settling on furniture. It’s simply gone.

What You Get with Other Companies’ Dust Containment Systems

Other companies have smaller units that don’t collect as much dust, have less suction power, and the collection container is inside your home. These systems will collect most of the dust, but your home will not be dust free. Don’t settle for dust containment. Ask for dust evacuation.

Benefits of SVB’s Dust Evacuation System

There are several distinct benefits of our dust evacuation system:

No need to vacate the home
No need to board pets
Faster job completion (no time-consuming hanging of plastic, cleanup, etc.)
Higher quality results (no  dust to settle onto the finish)


Related Read: Why Summer Is a Great Time to Install Hardwood Floors


If you want to refinish your wood floor, insist on truly dustless sanding with the dust evacuation system from SVB Wood Floors. Your floors will look great in no time – without the mess.

Call us at (816) 965-8655 for a free quote on hardwood floor refinishing.

Will Adding Hardwood Floors Help You Sell Your Home?

Home with For Sale Sign PhotoSpring is traditionally the best time to sell your home. So we started with a simple question; Will adding hardwood floors help you sell your home? Now, we are a hardwood floor company, so naturally, we would promote adding hardwood floors, right? That’s why we searched the Internet for some unbiased information from other trustworthy sources about adding hardwood floors. Here is a compilation of what others say about adding hardwood floors for resale. If you’d like to read the entire article, just click on the source name. – Is Replacing Carpet With Hardwood Always Worth It?

Thinking about replacing your floors? Especially if you have carpet, the choice seems clear: Hardwood floors are preferred by home buyers and renters across the United States. In more traditional markets, tastes still lean toward oak floors, but some owners of more contemporary homes are choosing to stain their wood floors in different colors. Other trends in hardwood include wider planks, the use of reclaimed wood or hand-scraped wood that looks antique and exotic species of wood such as hickory or walnut.

Related Read: 5 Hardwood Floor Trends for 2015 – When Selling, Hardwood Floor Beats Carpet

If you have carpeting covering up your hardwood floors, consider ripping it up before selling it. And if you don’t have wood floors, installing them might be a smart move. That’s because most buyers today want them — and they might be more likely to pass up homes with wall-to-wall carpet

USA Today11 Home Features Buyers Will Pay Extra for

Some 25% of buyers under the age of 35, and 28% of those between 35 and 54, considered hardwood floors “very important” when looking for a home. Only 17% of people ages 55 and up felt the same way. In previous generations, homes with carpets were considered better in order to conserve energy. Even today, older people are more likely to feel more comfortable with carpeting because the insulation makes the home a little bit warmer. But for younger people looking to have many guests at the house and for people with children, hardwood floors are desirable because they are easier to clean than carpets.

Style at Home10 Best Home Upgrades for Resale

Especially on the main floor, hardwood is perennially popular with buyers. If your floors are refinished but worn, have them lightly sanded and resealed. If they’re very beaten up consider replacing them.

There you have it. We figured this would have more value to you if it came from someone other than SVB Wood Floors. We hope that if you are selling your home and you want to install, repair, or refinish your wood floors, you will give us a call at (816) 965-8655.