804-467-7925
2919 Oak Lake Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23112
newfloors@HFIva.com

​​​​Specializing in Hardwood Flooring  

Howdyshell

Flooring

Inc

Can you do repairs to my existing wood floor? 

I can't get to your showroom, can you bring samples and an estimate to my home?

Do you offer free estimates?

Do you accept credit cards?


Certainly. In fact many homeowners are finding the warmth and beauty of wood extending into these rooms is the best floor covering choice available. Wood that is kept clean and maintained can provide excellent service in your kitchen and bath. 

Yes, we accept Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express.

Hardwood refinishing does create a fair amount of dust and smell with the polyurethane finish. Some of our customers schedule their refinishing project with a vacation so that we can perform the service and you return to a completed project. You can opt for our Dust Reduction Sanding system which traps up to 75% or the airborne dust created from sanding, and doorways, counter tops, and cabinets can easily be covered with plastic to help minimize the spread of dust into inconvenient areas. However there will still likely be some light cleaning required afterward.

We would be glad to bring our wood and stain samples to your home where we can discuss the details & choices for your project. Upon making selections your estimate can be delivered, e-mailed, or faxed for your convenience.​​

How long after finishing before I can walk on my floors? 

When you sand my floors should I expect any clean-up afterward?

HOWDYSHELL FLOORING INC

804-467-7925

2919 Oak Lake Blvd

Milothian VA 23112

newfloors@HFIva.com

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, we would be glad to arrange a visit to your home and provide an estimate for work.

I want a custom look with some exotic wood choices...can you help me with that?

Yes. Removal of old floor coverings is something we would be glad to handle for you. We routinely do this as part of a complete floor make-over. Whenever a layer of flooring is removed there is a chance of finding repairs that need to be done to ensure a quality installation. If this is the case, we will contact you to discuss repair options.

Most manufacturers recommend 2-3 days before furniture and 7-10 days before putting down area rugs. Again, if your project utilizes prefinished floors, you can use them immediately.​​

When can I move furniture back in place?

Yes, we maintain a current license in Chesterfield County as well as adequate insurance.

My floors have some gaps between boards, is this normal?

We know the decision to install wood flooring in your home is a big decision, and with so many options available it can be confusing. One of the biggest questions that arise is whether prefinished wood flooring, or solid unfinished flooring which is sanded and finished on site, is right for you. 

Newly sanded or refinished floors can withstand light foot traffic one day after final coating. Prefinished floors can be walked on immediately after installation.

How long will the install & finishing process take? 

To some extent, yes. Wood flooring expands and contracts with temperature and humidity changes, so therefore it is perfectly normal to notice gaps due to shrinking in the dry seasons of winter. These should close-up somewhat or disappear in warmer months.

The time greatly depends on the size of the project, however for most residential jobs the install is 1-2 days. If you are having your floors sanded and refinished, you can expect 3-5 days.

What are the differences between the traditional wood flooring that gets sanded and newer prefinished floors?

Yes, we routinely perform repairs as separate projects or as part of a larger re-finishing job.

Is it OK to put wood floors in my kitchen or bathroom?

Yes, we have acess to an enormouse selection of woods, corks, bamboo etc., many of which we have samples right in our showroom. 

FAQs

Can you remove my old carpet and vinyl floors?