While it is true that DeLeon floor specialists in Fort Lauderdale are pros in the art of bringing floors back to life, our services go far beyond just floors. Our professionals pride themselves in providing excellent cleaning services for your floors, carpets, walls, windows and lights. DeLeon provides cleaning services to several large corporate office buildings, like University of Miami and Bank of America, as well as some of the largest hotel chains, such as The Hilton and The Marriott. It does not matter whether your business is large or small, we can formulate a customized plan that will work for you.
What Sets DeLeon Apart?
We take pride in our services and guarantee your satisfaction. We design a unique plan for your unique space. Our products are selected to minimize odors and maximize cleanliness for a healthier clean. Our customer service team is available 24/7. If you have a question or concern at 2 a.m., we’re there for you. We do it right the first time, or we re-do it for free!
Bring Your Floors Back to Life
Hardwood floors are all the rage right now. If you watch real estate shows on TV, you will hear buyers repeatedly say that hardwood floors are high on their wish list. Use of the right type of wood makes hardwood floors not only beautiful, but durable as well. Both Brazilian Cherry and Red Oak score high on the hardness scale and will stand up to a fair amount of wear and tear, but eventually all hardwood floors will suffer some damage.
While solid hardwood is an investment and will increase the resale value of your home, it is a relatively expensive floor option (cost varies according to the type of wood). However, it can be sanded and refinished multiple times, cutting the overall cost with longevity. Where other types of flooring may require replacing after ten years or so, hardwood, when properly maintained, can last for decades. It is reasonable to expect, if it is refinished every ten to twenty years, that it can last at least a hundred years.
Using a restoration professional protects your investment. Although you can refinish your hardwood floors yourself, the process requires several steps that must be followed carefully to avoid irreparable damage. Complete restoration entails sanding down to bare wood, using progressively finer grit sandpaper, before applying stain and sealing. It is a messy business, generating a lot of dust. Some sanders are dustless, meaning they vacuum up most of the dust. Even with dustless sanders, the doors must be sealed off to confine dust to the one room.
You may save some money by doing it yourself, but it is not as cheap (or easy) as you might think. First of all, refinishing is very labor intensive, not to mention messy. Expect costs for the drum sander, sandpaper, wood filler and polyurethane to run between $125 and $250. A drum sander is a large piece of equipment that cuts a wide path, making it quicker, but be aware; you must use just the right touch or risk gouging the floor if you linger too long in one area.
The benefits of using a professional are clear. You can have confidence knowing DeLeon has years of experience and miles of hardwood under out sander’s belt to give you the best result possible. We are licensed and insured so you can feel comfortable in our ability to refinish your floors without damage, but should accidental damage occur, it won’t be your homeowners insurance going up due to a claim. We damage it, we fix it.
More than Just Wood
Of course, more than wood floors require refinishing. Marble floors are a beautiful choice and add elegance and sophistication. They are also extremely durable. The cost for a marble floor may be prohibitive for a large area, but it is often done as tile in small areas, like a bathroom or foyer. Average cost for marble flooring ranges from $9.33 - $13.75 per square foot.
Although the price is a bit steep, there are benefits to its use. Marble is a natural material, therefore eco-friendly, even if your remove and discard it. Marble is rock not rubbish so no adverse ecological impact. When properly sealed, your marble floor will be easy to clean. It’s scratch resistant (hard as a rock, you might say), moisture resistant and impervious to insect damage.
Since marble is a natural stone material it is porous; if not properly sealed and maintained, it can be subject to stains from spills. Marble should be sealed below and on the surface, creating a barrier below and a surface finish on top. To keep your marble floors looking new and beautiful and brilliant, you should expect to re-treat the surface once to twice a year.
Marble floors for commercial use are a good choice aesthetically and give your offices a high end look. Marble will wear well and last forever, but it must be maintained properly. Even if your floors have suffered from some abuse in the past, it is possible to bring them back to their original glory. If your floors are scratched and nicked from misuse the marble will need to be ground down to remove these imperfections. We are professionals in this area and we guarantee we can renew your floor to like-new condition. If your marble floor was not sealed when initially installed, we can add this important protection also.
After restoration, keep your marble floors looking new with regular buffing and polishing by a professional. At DeLeon, we are your floor’s best friend. We have the know-how and equipment to keep your marble floor looking new and prevent damage. Experts recommend a regular buffing schedule for marble floors to avoid problems down the road.
At DeLeon Floor Restoration and Cleaning Contractors in Fort Lauderdale we want to be your go to crew for your cleaning needs. We are passionate about cleaning and passionate about satisfying our customers. Contact us for a free estimate and assessment today. We can’t wait to meet you.