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Professional Pointers Before You Lay the First Plank

How to Clean Coffee from Carpet

If you like coffee as much as I do, check out this great little video…Some great tips!

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-clean-coffee-from-a-carpet

Home Show This Weekend!

Come visit Schmidt Custom Floors at the
Annual Home and Remodel Show this weekend. 

FREE parking, FREE admission!

Show hours:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
March 10th & 11th, North Exhibit Hall
The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland Colorado

Don’t forget to ask about Show Specials!

Sharpening the Saw

Super excited to head to Surfaces conference…the leading floor covering industry event, bringing together thousands of retailers, distributors, installers, designers and home builders for three days of face-to-face networking, education and product sourcing. You can bet we are going to find some amazing new products for your home.  Stay tuned for updates!

School House Rocks!

Over the winter SCF worked on an old school  house in Berthoud, CO.  When I initially looked at the floor the structure was under some serious construction.  There were areas that the previous owner had cut in plumbing, heating and a number of other “head scratching” areas.  The current owners had a vision to restore the history of the building while keeping as much of the original materials as possible.  New interior walls, insulation, windows and an updated laundry, master bath and kitchen were also in the works.

After the initial repairs and rough sanding were done the interior walls were put up and the place began to take shape…

Once all the finish work was done we came back in and finalized the flooring.  The owners really wanted to keep the color close to the old floor minus the wax and years of build up.  After some “customized” staining we got everything just right and applied the final coat.

Projects like these really make us proud of the work we do.  And now this school house… ROCKS!

 

 

New York New York!

Over the years we have worked on some really special projects.  From hand textured, patterned floors to refinishing old craftsmen bungalows, we have always enjoyed creating and restoring beauty.

This summer we had an opportunity to work with John Yarema  on the Kennedy Green House.  You can check out some of his work at www.johnyarema.com

Reclaimed flooring, patterns, intricate designs…you name it and this floor has it.

Working with an Artist is an experience in itself, however, working with an Artist who also happens to be a hardwood flooring craftsmen is as Visa says… priceless.

 

The home has been featured in several national publications and even has it’s own website!  www.kennedygreenhouse.com/index.php

 

 

 

Subfloor Prep is the Key!

Make sure your contractor knows what they are doing with your Materials!

Clean & Level Subfloor

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Appropriate Adhesives and procedures

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A Sound and Warrantable Installation

Last week I attended a 3 day class at the NWFA Training Center in St. Louis.  We learned to troubleshoot many scenarios that leave alot of flooring installers scratching their heads.  Whether it is a solid concrete floor, radiant heat installation or a combination of plywood and concrete; we have the methodology to tackle any problem and make it right!

Custom Hand Scraped Flooring

This is where the term “elbow grease” comes from!  Our guys getting after it out on the job!

Advanced Installation Training – St. Louis

Installers complete Advanced Installation Training

At the end of February, two of our installers completed a 3 day course on Advanced Installation techniques.  Learning new skills is important to us and we invest heavily in our employees.  The guys flew out to St. Louis and got instruction from one of the most respected installers in the country.  He also happens to own his own installation business.  This makes for very “real” and practical advice.

Here are just a few of the skills we picked up in our time in Missouri.

  • Complex Pattern and Border Layout
  • Making Custom Patterned Flooring
  • Mixed Media ~ Metal Inlays
  • Custom Parquet made from flooring scraps!  The ultimate “Green” floor!