5 reasons to install a hardwood floor in your home

Andersen Wood Floors is your specialist for refinishing or installing artisan hardwood floors in Omaha, Nebraska.

Natural hardwood floors add character and are the most durable choice in home flooring.  A wood floor is an environmentally friendly flooring choice that improves the air quality in your home, remains durable for a lifetime, and can be custom-finished to fit your home’s aesthetics and your personal style.   But that’s not all! 

If you are a homeowner in Omaha, Nebraska, there are many reasons to have Andersen Wood Floors install new wood floors in your home.  

Here are the top five benefits of our professional wood floor installation.

#1 Long-Term Value »

According to many realty experts, homes with wood floors sell faster and for more money than homes without wood floors - up to 10% more. Many home buyers will anticipate the cost of replacing the previous owners’ used carpet, and so they will pay more for a house that has existing wood floors. 

Natural hardwood floors can be refinished rather than replaced, which offers you a long-term value that other flooring options cannot. When maintained properly, your wood floors can last for literally the lifetime of your home.  If you decide to change the color of your wood floors, it is simple to sand and re-stain to match the style you want. Refinishing wood floors saves you a lot of money over replacing floors covered in carpet, tile or linoleum.

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#2 Natural Beauty »

Wood floors are available in a variety of wood types, colors and widths. Along with the beauty of their natural wood colors and grain patterns,  each wood floor adds unique character to your home. Hardwood floors offer a classic look that never goes out of style, making this flooring choice the best long-term investment to enhance the beauty and value of your house. 

There are a variety of wood species to choose from, including walnut, maple, oak, ash, cherry, hickory, mahogany, and more. Different types of wood flooring may feature more characteristics than others, such as knot holes, mineral streaks or grain variations, which add to the floor’s natural character and beauty.  

#3 Custom Style »

Andersen Wood Floors helps you choose from unlimited possibilities to customize your wood floors. We can offer recommendations for the type of wood, pattern, stain color, and sheen of the final finish. Our wood floor craftsmen will help you design and install the perfect wood floor to fit your taste, lifestyle and the aesthetics of your home. 

As a general rule, light wood floors, such as maple, make a room appear bigger and open. Medium wood floors, such as oak, add a feel of warmth. Dark wood floors, such as walnut, offer a stately and refined look. Wood floors can be stained in variety of colors from light to dark.  The sheen or finish you choose for your wood floor is also matter of personal preference. However, the less sheen, the less you will notice small scratches and normal wear. Andersen Wood Floors recommends water-based finishes for most floors because they are the most durable and will remain clear.

#4 Healthier Home, Healthier Planet »

Wood floors are inherently cleaner and healthier than carpet or other types of flooring, and can actually improve your indoor air quality. Thanks to its naturally hard, sealed surface, a wood floor does not harbor microorganisms, mold, nor harmful pesticides that can be tracked in from outdoors. Wood floors retain fewer allergens, dust and animal dander, making them a healthy flooring alternative, especially for those with allergies or asthma. 

Not only are hardwood floors better for your health, they are better for the environment. Natural hardwood flooring products are made from renewable resources.  Some wood flooring materials are made from fast-growing trees, so they are more sustainable than others. You can choose specifically designed eco-friendly and green wood flooring products as well.  Above all, wood floors produce less waste, as they are long-lasting and can be refinished, rather than replaced. 

#5 Easy Maintenance »

It’s simple to keep wood floors clean. With weekly sweeping, dry mopping or vacuuming to remove dust and dirt, most hardwood floors will only require a deep cleaning a few times a year. Wood floors are also more stain resistant than carpets because they resist spills.  

Over the years, all wood floors will show some normal signs of wear, and should be sanded and refinished periodically (every five to ten years) to keep them looking like new.  Your floor may also get scratched, but wood floors can easily be spot-repaired. The wood flooring professionals at Andersen Wood Floors are here to help, and can provide regular maintenance services that will keep your floor beautiful, and durable, for decades.    

Call Andersen Wood Floors to add long-lasting beauty and value to your home. 

The wood flooring experts at Andersen Wood Floors can help you choose the perfect wood floor type, color and finish for your home. Our expertly trained wood floor contractors install, sand and finish new wood floors for customers in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area. Call Andersen Wood Floors for long-lasting floors that you and your family will love to live on.


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The Benefits of Professional Wood Floor Refinishing

Choose Andersen Wood Floors for expert wood floor sanding and finishing in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area. 

Reveal the beauty of your existing wood floors with professional refinishing services by Andersen Wood Floors.  Loving your floors and enhancing the beauty of your home is well worth the investment to refinish your wood floors. You’ll be delighted with our quote – and our high-quality service.

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The cost to professionally refinish your hardwood floors is far less than covering or replacing them. Refinishing hardwood floors can sometimes be a DIY job, but too often, homeowners do not realize the many risks and potential hidden costs of doing the wood floor refinishing job themselves. DIY errors can result in a more expensive and time consuming task than the original plan. That’s why hiring a professional wood flooring contractor to refinish your floors is actually more cost-effective than doing it yourself.

The Benefits of Professional Wood Floor Refinishing

Here are the benefits of hiring the professionals at Andersen Wood Floors over doing the project yourself:

  • Our powerful machines get the job done faster. 
    • It takes a lot of skill to operate the heavy, powerful equipment such as drum sanders, edgers and specialty sanding machines.
  • Your one-of-a-kind floor won’t be scratched or gouged. 
    • Using sanding equipment you’re not familiar with can damage your floor by leaving inconsistent scratch patterns, deep gouges and too-thin floor boards.
  • Our refinishing experts are knowledgeable about making wood floor scratch repairs, sealing gaps and fixing any weak boards.
    • Not knowing what repairs are needed as you go can result in spending more money to do the repairs or re-do areas of your floor in the future.
  • We remove sawdust quickly and efficiently to ensure the perfect finish, and a cleaner, healthier home.
    • Renting DIY sanding equipment can be expensive, as well as heavy and difficult to handle. Homeowners who refinish wood floors themselves often take longer to complete the project, which results in more dust and debris that can settle into the final finish and linger for months. 
  • Proper application of finish results in a beautiful shine.  
    • DIY homeowners who use an incorrect application method or rush the drying time may have to redo their floors’ top coats altogether. 

The Andersen Way: Our Hardwood Floor Refinishing Process

Refinishing your hardwood floors periodically helps to retain their value and beauty. Andersen Wood Floors offers a highly-detailed sanding and finishing process that leaves minimal dust residue and ensures the highest-quality finish.

If your natural hardwood floors are hidden under carpet, or an exposed wood floor is beginning to show wear and tear, contact our artisan wood floor experts for a free hardwood floor refinishing estimate. We can bring out the natural beauty of your floors for long-lasting value and comfort.  From start to finish, most of our wood floor refinishing projects take less than a week. Andersen Wood Floors professionals sand with multiple passes to flatten and smooth the wood, repair wood floor scratches, and create the best foundation for a beautiful finish.

Unless you prefer the natural color of your existing wood floor, the artisan experts at Andersen Wood Floors can help you choose from a variety of stain and color options for your hardwood floors. 

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Andersen Wood Floors is a professional wood floor contractor serving the Omaha, Nebraska metro area.  

Floors that you and your family will love to live on.

Bring out the true beauty and elegance of your wood floor with a refinishing service by Andersen Wood Floors. Our local, experienced team takes great pride in revealing your floor’s natural beauty and protecting it. We pride ourselves on giving you the long-lasting quality and value you want from your home. Now, that’s happiness you can live on.   



Refinish the hardwood floors in your home without all the dust

For the best Dustless Refinishing service in the Omaha, Nebraska metro area, trust the artisan wood floor experts of Andersen Wood Floors. 

Andersen Wood Floors is a leading wood flooring contractor, refinisher and installer serving homeowners in Omaha, Nebraska and surrounding communities. Our Dustless Refinishing process for natural, hardwood floors combines the highest-quality products with an unmatched passion to deliver.

Our local, experienced team takes great pride in refinishing your wood floors for happiness you can live on.

Dustless Refinishing Achieves the Highest-Quality Finish

It’s important to maintain your hardwood floors correctly to retain their value and beauty. This includes periodic sanding and refinishing, especially if your hardwood floors see a lot of traffic, or if you have pets and children in your home.

Andersen Wood Floors is happy to offer you a cleaner, healthier, faster method using our Dustless Refinishing process for wood floors. While our traditional sanding process is highly-detailed to leave minimal dust residue, our Dustless Refinishing process achieves the highest-quality finish possible by removing the dust particles that can settle and contaminate the floor as the finish dries. Plus, it leaves your home clean and virtually dust free.

Sick of Dust? 

If you’ve had your hardwood floors refinished using a traditional sanding method, you know that the airborne dust generated can create a mess in your home. Even with protective coverings, not all the dust is contained. Airborne dust can still sneak through, settling onto furniture, windowsills, cupboards, air ducts, and even into your floor’s new finish. Because of the dust created, you and your family might opt to leave your house while the floors are being refinished. This, combined with the days of clean up afterwards, can be a real inconvenience. 

Dustless hardwood floor refinishing eliminates the issues associated with traditional wood floor refinishing by using a dust containment system attached to sanding equipment.

The Benefits of Dustless Refinishing 

  • A cleaner, healthier home. 

    Dustless Refinishing eliminates airborne dust particles, which is a great wood floor refinishing option for people with allergies or asthma.

  • A higher-quality finish. 

    Dustless hardwood floor sanding virtually eliminates the chance that dust will float into the floor finish when it’s drying later in the refinishing process.

  • A faster, tidier project.

    The result is an easier, cleaner and more efficient refinishing process than traditional sanding. The cleanup during and after the project is much more efficient compared to traditional sanding methods.

What You Can Expect

One of the first steps in refinishing hardwood floors is sanding them to remove the old finish, level the floor and remove serious scratches. Final passes are made with finer-sanding tools and buffers, and then your floor is cleaned and prepared for the staining/sealing process.  Andersen Wood Floors offers many color options for hardwood floors, whether you prefer a natural look, or want to match your home’s woodwork, cabinets or furnishings.  

During a Dustless Refinishing project, our expert wood floor refinishers attach powerful vacuums and hoses to the sanding equipment. Utilizing a dust containment system with a double filtration attachment, we sand your hardwood floors to reveal their natural beauty -  the clean, healthy and dust-free way! Airborne dust is contained in a sealed drum to reduce the amount  that would otherwise settle in your home and contaminate your floor’s finish.    

Happiness you can live on.

Bring out the true beauty and elegance of your wood floor with Dustless Refinishing services from Andersen Wood Floors. We look forward to creating beautiful, long-lasting hardwood floors that you and your family will love to live on.