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General Question

Our core competence is in installing and maintaining hard wood floors for high end residences.

  • How suitable is hardwood flooring for a tropical country like India?
    Wooden floors have been used in India for centuries, in palaces and places of worship. Since timber has very low thermal conductivity, it is ideal for more..
  • How durable are wooden floors?
    A well-installed wooden floor is one of the most durable types of flooring you can have. This might sound counterintuitive when stacked against granit more..
  • How will I know that the subfloor prepared by me /my contractor/builder is suitable for wooden floor?
    We provide assistance to our customers when the subfloor is being prepared. This is especially true when we are involved in the project at an early more..
  • I see various species of timber mentioned on your website. How do I select the one right for me?
    There are multiple reasons why somebody selects a particular species of timber, the following being the most common:The colour and grai more..
  • I see that you have various sizes (width, thickness and length) for each species. Why is this? You also have different sizes for different species of timber. I am a bit confused.
    We agree that it is a bit confusing. When selecting a timber species, most customers are only concerned about two dimensions—the width and le more..
  • What do you mean by Random Length Flooring? Why cannot it be all of same length?
    When you select tongue and groove flooring, it is an industry practice that the flooring will be of random length. The floors are mostly done in a more..
  • Some of your floor sizes have tongue and grooves and others are just square blocks. Why is it so? I was under the impression that tongue and grooves are required to hold the floor to gether.
    We would slightly disagree with that. While you are correct that tongues and grooves are required for holding the strips together, this is true only i more..
  • Why do flooring strips have colour variation? Is it a defect?
    Wooden floors are made out of natural wood and as the name implies, it is made by nature. Even different trees of the same species of timber will have more..
  • Can I wet mop the floor?
    We would request you to avoid wet mopping. But you can use a damp mop, after wringing out the water well. If you feel that your floor has become dirty more..
  • Will I have scratches on the floor from moving chairs?
    We would strongly recommend that you use a high quality furniture felt pad under all chairs and other moveable furniture. This will easily protect you more..
  • How often do I need to repolish the floor?
    Westwood has been in the business of wooden floors for about 20 years now and so far we would have done over 7,000 houses. Out of all these, we have r more..
  • Will my floor look faded and worn out if I do not repolish it for 10-12 years?
    If your floor is looking a bit dull, you can avail a Deep Clean Service + Refresher Application from us, which will cost you only a negligible amount more..
  • Is re-sanding the wooden floora messy job? Will there be a lot of dust?
    We at Westwood employ a completely dust-free sanding system, where the sanding is almost 98 per cent dust free. You do not even have to remove the wal more..
  • Even if your sanding is dust-free, what about the fumes and odour from the product you use for refinishing the wooden floor? Are the fumes dangerous for children and the elderly?
    The entire finishing system we use is Green Guard Certified. This is the highest certification for indoor air quality. Our products are safe even for more..
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FAQ

Outdoor decking is gaining acceptance as a beautiful yet durable alternative to traditional forms of flooring.

  • How suitable is hardwood flooring for a tropical country like India?
    Wooden floors have been used in India for centuries, in palaces and places of worship. Since timber has very low thermal conductivity, it is ideal for more..
  • How durable are wooden floors?
    A well-installed wooden floor is one of the most durable types of flooring you can have. This might sound counterintuitive when stacked against granit more..
  • I have seen wooden floors with scratches, cracks at the joints, dirt in between the joints, and even loose pieces here are there. Will my floor be like that after some time?
    Some wooden floors do look like that. And they look terrible. This is where the experience of an expert comes into play. When we supply and install more..
  • I have young children at home and they are full of mischief. They walk around in shoes, play with toys on the floor, spill food and so on. Will that damage the floor?
    Small children running around the house playing is a wonderful memory that most parents will cherish when the kids move out. A wooden floor, in fac more..
  • Do I need to hire the services of an expert for installing a wooden floor? Why cannot a general service carpenter or the guy doing our interiors do the installation?
    Yes, you need an expert. Read on to understand why.It is often said that the success of the installation of a wooden floor is determined eve more..
  • I would like to have wooden floors in my house. At what stage should I get your company involved? In other words, at what point should I take a decision?
    The earlier the better. If we get involved at an early stage, we can help you decide on the levels of the adjacent floors, some inexpensive ways to pr more..
  • Why do you glue down the wooden floor? We have seen some wooden floors being installed over plastic foam. I never saw them gluing it down.
    There is a big difference qualitatively between a glued down wooden floor and a floor floating over foam. A glued down wooden floor will give a very s more..
  • How do I know which method of installation is best for me? Glued down on levelling compound? Or glued and nailed to frame? Or even glued and nailed down to plywood?
    There are several factorsthat decide what method of installation to adopt for your wooden floor.The width, thickness and length of the more..
  • I see lot of adhesive options mentioned on your website and also on www.bona.com. What is the difference between these adhesives and which one is suitable for my floor?
    An excellent question that normally very few people bother to ask when they select a wooden floor or when they compare quotes from different suppli more..
  • How will I know that the subfloor prepared by me /my contractor/builder is suitable for wooden floor?
    We provide assistance to our customers when the subfloor is being prepared. This is especially true when we are involved in the project at an early more..
  • I see various species of timber mentioned on your website. How do I select the one right for me?
    There are multiple reasons why somebody selects a particular species of timber, the following being the most common:The colour and grai more..
  • I see that you have various sizes (width, thickness and length) for each species. Why is this? You also have different sizes for different species of timber. I am a bit confused.
    We agree that it is a bit confusing. When selecting a timber species, most customers are only concerned about two dimensions—the width and le more..
  • What do you mean by Random Length Flooring? Why cannot it be all of same length?
    When you select tongue and groove flooring, it is an industry practice that the flooring will be of random length. The floors are mostly done in a more..
  • Some of your floor sizes have tongue and grooves and others are just square blocks. Why is it so? I was under the impression that tongue and grooves are required to hold the floor to gether.
    We would slightly disagree with that. While you are correct that tongues and grooves are required for holding the strips together, this is true only i more..
  • Why do flooring strips have colour variation? Is it a defect?
    Wooden floors are made out of natural wood and as the name implies, it is made by nature. Even different trees of the same species of timber will have more..
  • How difficult (or easy) is it to maintain a wooden floor?
    Wooden floors are one of the easiest to maintain. Here are some reasons why:Due to the very nature of th more..
  • Can I wet mop the floor?
    We would request you to avoid wet mopping. But you can use a damp mop, after wringing out the water well. If you feel that your floor has become dirty more..
  • Will I have scratches on the floor from moving chairs?
    We would strongly recommend that you use a high quality furniture felt pad under all chairs and other moveable furniture. This will easily protect you more..
  • How often do I need to repolish the floor?
    Westwood has been in the business of wooden floors for about 20 years now and so far we would have done over 7,000 houses. Out of all these, we have r more..
  • Will my floor look faded and worn out if I do not repolish it for 10-12 years?
    If your floor is looking a bit dull, you can avail a Deep Clean Service + Refresher Application from us, which will cost you only a negligible amount more..
  • Is re-sanding the wooden floora messy job? Will there be a lot of dust?
    We at Westwood employ a completely dust-free sanding system, where the sanding is almost 98 per cent dust free. You do not even have to remove the wal more..
  • Even if your sanding is dust-free, what about the fumes and odour from the product you use for refinishing the wooden floor? Are the fumes dangerous for children and the elderly?
    The entire finishing system we use is Green Guard Certified. This is the highest certification for indoor air quality. Our products are safe even for more..
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Blogs & Forums

High impact wooden floors are the best for indoor sports like basketball, squash, badminton etc.

  • Why should you glue down your wooden floors?
    When it comes to wooden floor installation, there are basically three ways to install the floor more..
  • Wooden Floors – Suitability for Kerala climate and lifestyle
    Wood has been used as an option for generations in Kerala – For e.g., traditional houses and tharavadu more..