World-Class Flooring Services
Are you searching for a contractor that offers exceptional flooring services? Look no further than Alpine Flooring & Design in Newtown Square, PA. Whether you want us to install hardwood flooring or vinyl planks, we promise to deliver nothing less than outstanding results.
Hardwood Floor Installation and Refinishing
Alpine Flooring & Design has been the premier service provider of hardwood floors across the Greater Philadelphia area for more than two decades. Our attention to detail and use of superb flooring materials have distinguished us from the competition. Considered an industry leader, we have been featured on the DIY Network and HGTV Home, as well as presented with the Best of Wayne, PA and Angie’s List Super Service awards.
The decision to hire a flooring company to install or refinish your hardwood floors is an important one. Here are some key factors to consider that make us a wise choice:
Atomic dust containment machines
Top-performing and durable polyurethanes available in a matte, satin, or semigloss finish
Virtually no odor polyurethanes
We consider ourselves as dark staining experts and have specialized training in European hard wax oil finishes, particularly Rubio, WOCA, and Bona. Also, we are known as specialists in wide plank reclaimed flooring. Our warehouse is full of reclaimed chestnut, heart pine, white oak, and cypress wood, among others. Along with our subsidiary, Antique Floor Works Co, we have created timeless reclaimed floors for many homes and businesses across the region.
Hardwood Floor Deep Machine Cleaning
We offer the Bona Deep Clean System. As Bona-certified hardwood floor professionals, our technicians are trained in the industry’s top cleaning system. The Bona Deep Clean System uses a dual-brush Power Scrubber machine that safely removes dirt, grime, and buildup on your hardwood floors. This system protects your investment and keeps floors looking beautiful. After the deep cleaning process, we can also apply a new coat of polyurethane to protect and restore your hardwood floors.
Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring is the fastest-growing type of flooring worldwide. This is because vinyl flooring comes in planks similar to hardwood flooring. Once installed, it replicates the look of natural wood with these added benefits:
Replace your old basement carpet with a new vinyl plank floor. You’ll love the way this floor will completely transform your basement!
We are the leader in deck refinishing in the Philadelphia area. Our experts can replace damaged boards that match the wood species of your deck for a seamless repair. Call us today to schedule a consultation. Our deck refinishing season runs from April to October.
Carpet Tile Installation
Alpine Flooring & Design installs high-performance carpet tiles designed specifically for high-traffic areas in corporate office settings, health care facilities, schools, retail spaces, and more. Our carpet tile line features:
Severe use appearance retention
Stain repel and assist
Wooden walls have a long and interesting history. In the early colonial times, boards were often installed over a house’s skeleton, forming interior surfaces that often had decorative beads or chamfered V-grooves. Today, wall paneling is in high demand. Alpine Flooring & Design installs wall paneling in commercial spaces, such as lobbies, conference rooms, and restaurants. We also install panels in residences, creating interesting dimensional effects in family rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
Hardwood Floor Maintenance and Care Tips
Sweeping or Vacuuming
Regularly sweep or vacuum floors to prevent dirt and dust from scratching the finish. Use only a brush or felt-type vacuum head. Also, make sure that the wheels of the vacuum do not damage the finish.
Fewer Scratches and Dents
To reduce scratches and dents, attach adequate protection, such as felt pads, to the feet of all furniture pieces before placing them on hardwood floors. When moving heavy furniture, place a blanket or a scrap of carpet facedown under each leg. After that, slide the furniture carefully. Also, whenever possible, carry the furniture.
Shoes and Paws
Keep your shoes in good condition. If they lose their protective caps, they will dent the surface. Also, avoid high-heeled shoes as much as possible.
Keep your pets’ nails trimmed and their paws free of dirt. We all love our dogs, but a 100-pound German shepherd going crazy around the house and digging his long nails into the floor will certainly damage your new floors!
Use area rugs in heavily traveled areas, especially if you have a large family. Place rugs at all entrances, as well as by the kitchen sink and dishwasher. To avoid changing the shade of your floors, avoid exposing them to direct sunlight. Also, periodically rearrange rugs and furniture to avoid discoloration from occurring.
Cleaning Methods to Avoid
Never use a wet mop or water to clean your hardwood floors—this can dull the finish or permanently damage your floor.
Also, never use the following:
Abrasive cleaning soap
Acidic materials, such as vinegar
Abrasive cleaning soap
Acidic materials, such as vinegar
Never use wax on a surface finish such as polyurethane. Apart from making your floor too slippery, it also interferes with subsequent finishes. Also, watch the hairspray and the furniture polish because they can cloud your floor’s finish. Wipe them up immediately with a damp cloth.
Remove spills promptly using a soft piece of cloth. Never allow water (or any other liquid) to stand on a hardwood floor for any length of time. Also, don't ever pour water on your floor because it can damage your wood’s structure and finish.
Our Recommended Product
We recommend Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner for all your hardwood floor cleaning needs! For interiors with solid hardwood flooring, maintain an indoor humidity level of 45% to 55% all year round. Wood floor dimensions will be slightly affected by varying levels of humidity within your home, so it’s important to control humidity levels within this range.
To protect your investment, follow these recommendations.
A humidifier is recommended to prevent excessive shrinkage in hardwood floors due to low humidity levels. Wood stoves and electric heat tend to create very dry conditions.
Humid or Wet Season
Proper humidity levels can be maintained by using an air conditioner or dehumidifier. You may also turn on your heating system periodically during the summer months.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Make a smart decision by going with the trusted name in flooring. Give us a call or send us an email for a free in-home consultation.