Bischof Hardwood Flooring
Care & Maintenance

Preparation for installation or re-finishing work should begin 2-3 days before work is scheduled to commence. In order for our flooring team to deliver the best service to you, we kindly ask that you observe the following guidelines:

Preparation for re-finishing work Please
• Remove all furniture, area rugs, plants, wall hangings, curtains/drapes
• Remove all debris
• Remove all items from closets Seal all kitchen cabinets with plastic and blue painters tape.

Note: We will seal off doorways whenever possible

• Removal of dishwasher is at the owner's discretion
• Removal of stove and refrigerator is required

Electronic equipment
• Please remove ALL computer hardware and software, stereo equipment, speakers and electronic equipment from the work area
• Please remove ALL compact discs (CDs), records (LPs), videotapes and video discs (DVDs) from the work area.

Each flooring job we do is unique. However, the following schedule is one you can typically expect for a wood flooring installation or re-finishing:

Day Polyurethane finish Stain &
Polyurethane finish
Water based/
acrylic finish
1 Sand and apply 1st coat Sand and stain Sand and apply 1st coat
2 Apply 2nd coat 1st coat poly 2nd coat
3 Apply 3rd coat 2nd coat poly 3rd coat
4   3rd coat poly 4th coat

• For oil-based polyurethane, drying time between coats is approximately 5 - 6 hours
• For water-based /acrylic, drying time between coats is approximately 2 hours
• Families with small children or pregnant women should make alternative accommodations, especially when stain or polyurethane work is scheduled
• Power required for refinishing equipment is 220 volts on a 30-amp circuit. Please ensure we have access to one of the following: a clothes dryer or stove outlet, or directly from the circuit breaker panel
• Homes with white baseboard trim can expect to do some touch up painting work as the edger rises along the baseboard trim.

We understand that you are anxious to resume your normal schedule and resume use of your wood floor. However, considering the investment you have made in your wood flooring, and to ensure the best performance from your new floor, we suggest the following post-installation schedule:

Number of days after installation Action
1 Okay to walk on floor with stocking feet
3 Minimum waiting period before replacing furniture and rugs
7 The best period to wait before replacing furniture and rugs. To prevent scratches to your new floors, we recommend that you use glide protectors under your furniture To ensure your family's safety, we recommend that you use non-skid backing under your rugs
8 Resume full use of your new floor

Clean up is best accomplished by vacuuming, not wiping floors
Dry Swiffer works well to clean dust off walls We recommend that, for families with dogs:

• The dogs stay off floors for 7 days to ensure that floors will properly cure
• Have the dog's nails trimmed

• All furniture should be picked up and placed into position. Do not slide furniture into position, even with rugs or towels underneath.

Bischof Flooring, LLC
64 Barnabas Road - Unit #2
Newtown, CT 06470
Tel: (203) 775-8822