| How does hardwood compare to other flooring materials?|
Other floor covering materials simply can't compare to the natural beauty of
hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors outperform and outlast almost any other floor
covering material. And hardwood floors are just as easy to care for as any other
Are hardwood floors expensive?
Hardwood floors are much like other flooring materials in that there are
many different price points. There are inexpensive hardwood floors and there are
more costly hardwood floors. But...when you compare the life cycle of hardwood
floors versus other floor covering material, then you realize just how
inexpensive hardwood floors really are. Most hardwood floors will last a
lifetime while the average lifespan of carpet is 7-9 years. So you could replace
carpet 3 or 4 times in a 30-year period, while simply maintaining one hardwood
What's the best finish for a hardwood floor?
All Robbins floors have either ForEver II or ForEver II Satin finishes. Both
finishes now include Aluminum Oxide which provides a tough, wear resistant
finish. ForEver II ( average gloss level is 70%) and ForEver II Satin (average
gloss level 35%) are made using aluminum oxide crystals suspended in multiple layers of ultra-violet cured urethane.
This is the finish even a laminate floor would envy. You can now have REAL wood floors with
the durability of a laminate floor. Aluminum oxide combined with urethane also
makes maintenance fast and easy, while allowing the beauty of hardwood grain
patterns to show through. Full Finish Warranties for Premium Collection products
is 25 years, Standard Collection products 15 years and Value Collection products
Are hardwood floors easy to care for?
Yes. In fact, hardwood floors are just as easy to care for as any other
floor covering material. Normal care such as sweeping or vacuuming to remove
dirt and soil is generally all that is required. For specific care instructions,
please refer to Care and Maintenance.
Where can hardwood floors be installed?
Hardwood floors can be installed almost anywhere in the home. Solid products
can be installed on or above the outside soil line while engineered products can
be installed on, above, or below grade, including basements. The only place
Robbins does not recommend hardwood flooring is in wet areas of the bath.
Can I install hardwood floors myself?
Of course. All it takes is a little planning and a free weekend. Complete
installation instructions are packed inside each carton of Robbins Hardwood
Floors. Installation can be glued-down, nailed-down, or even stapled-down in