Through the Woods offers complete services for hardwood flooring from installation to cleaning. We promise you a floor that is beautiful and an experience that is smooth, worry-free and timely.
Whether you are wishing to match existing hardwood in your Tampa Bay home, or install your dream floor, Chris can help you choose the perfect wood. Visit our showroom (by appointment) to see a variety of superior products available in fresh light colors, medium traditional colors to dark, rich, almost black tones. Our finish lines are some of the most durable on the market.
We offer free estimates in your home. Or you can visit our showroom by appointment, to see woods from around the globe in many different types and styles. We can provide you with a floor that will not only enhance your home and your family’s enjoyment of it, but be utterly unique. There are many advantages to having wood flooring in your home.
Our installers are employed, trained and supervised by us; they are not subcontractors, hired by the job. Our stringent hiring requirements include making sure that anyone we send to work for you is respectful and courteous of you, your family and your home.
From ensuring that your foundation is correctly prepared, level and contains no excess moisture, to the final cut of the last piece of finish molding, they will deliver a precision floor that will increase the value and beauty of your home.
We also install custom staircases to compete our unique floors, in a matching or complimentary wood.
For your protection, we carefully screen all our employees and carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance.
Our equipment is state of the art, giving us the ability to create beautiful floors quickly and smoothly. We comb the market for the finest materials available to give you a unique floor with the best value for your dollar. Read more on wood floor custom installation.
Our carpenters are skilled at removing damaged boards and replacing them with new ones to create an invisible repair. For a prefinished floor, this is often the only step necessary. Generally, but not always, on an unfinished floor, refinishing is needed to blend the new wood.
Sanders are and difficult to control. In untrained hands, they can bounce along a floor, causing “chatter marks” or dig too deeply into the wood causing uneven spots and shortening a floor’s life. Our craftsmen are schooled well in the proper handling of these cumbersome machines to remove only the amount of material necessary to smooth the floor and prepare it for staining.
We offer dustless sanding, a real convenience if you are living in your home while the hardwood floor rejuvenation is being done.
One of our specialties is custom stains. A simple Oak floor can take on the look of the most exotic species through the application of a stain. There is no end to the looks that can be created through the mixing of pigments of different colors. Read more on Hardwood Flooring Repair & Rejuvenation.
We are ardent preservationists and strive to spare historic materials whenever possible. Using a gentle touch, we give new life to old floors, often saving floors that other companies have suggested demolishing. The patina of old growth wood contributes a warm glow that is impossible to reproduce. We keep supplies of recycled wood for patching and have many sources for Antique woods, both reclaimed from old buildings and from the bottoms of deep rivers. Read more on historic renovation of hardwood floors.
If your floor is losing its shine due to wear, we can scuff sand the top layer and add a coat of finish to renew its original look. This process does not repair damaged boards, nor sand out scratches, but does add protection to a floor that is in good shape to help prolong its life and beauty. A floor that is maintained by frequent recoatings could go for decades without needing to be sanded or replaced.
Wood and water donít mix. Prolonged exposure to water will damage a hardwood floor, causing cupping and sometimes even buckling. When wood is exposed to heat, water and humidity, the wood expands due to the increase in its moisture content. The wood boards become wider which often results in cupping or even buckling.
Immediate action is important so as to avoid prolonged exposure of the wood to moisture. Different drying methods can be done depending on the size of the area. Small water spills can be dried using soft towels. Air drying and the use of a dehumidifier are solutions too. You can increase air circulation by opening windows and doors or by using fans. Never use heaters for drying the wet area for it may cause permanent damage on the wood.
We offer deep cleaning performed by wood flooring professionals who understand the delicate relationship between wood and water. Water can cause damage to all wood, yet, it is a superior cleaning agent. Our special equipment allows us to lay down exactly the amount of water needed to thoroughly wash and rinse a floor so that it is squeaky clean, and pick it up again before it has the chance to permeate the floor’s protective finish.