Lynch Brothers Hardwood Flooring


Lynch Brothers Hardwood

Portland, Oregon


About Lynch Brothers

Lynch Brothers Hardwood Floors provides hardwood floor installation, refinishing and repair services for new construction and remodeling projects in the metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon.

Licensed, bonded, and insured in the State of Oregon, we specialize in hardwood floors with no wax and low VOC finishes. We are committed to offering the most dependable and highest quality value to home owners, contractors, and landlords, both residential and commercial.

Our clients can count on superior craftsmanship and customer satisfaction at affordable prices.

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How long until I can walk on my new hardwood floors?

After the finish is dry (usually the next morning), stocking feet for the next 2 days

What do I need to know about the 2 week curing process?

Wait 2 days before moving the furniture back on the floors and wait a week before putting down an area rug.

Keep temperature at around 65° F

Let outside air flow when possible.

If you decide to use fans, point them away from the floor

It will be mostly cured in the first week

Do not clean with water or detergent, you can use a dry Bona microfiber mop.

What should I do to protect my floor?

Use doormats outside room entrances and in front of high traffic areas like the kitchen sink and refrigerator to keep dirt and grit off your floor and to prevent damage and excessive wear. Shake clean or vacuum all rugs periodically to keep clean.

Lift and place all furniture whenever possible, do NOT scoot furniture.

Protect your floor from direct sunlight over long periods of time. Consider installing curtains or blinds that will limit your floors exposure to sunlight.

Use furniture protectors to avoid scratching and damaging the floor’s surface, place self-adhesive felt furniture pads under chair and tables legs that could damage the floor’s finish when moved across the floor. Replace the pads often, and keep them clean and free of dirt and grit.

Keep heels of shoes in good repair, especially high heels.

Do not walk on the floors with cleats or any type of sport shoe with metal or rubber spikes

Wipe up spills immediately.

Keep your pet’s nails trimmed, they WILL scratch your finish.

Ensure all your plants are in pots that won't leak or have a protective base to keep water from spilling onto the floor.

Consider taking off shoes at the front door.

What about long term? Will I need to have them sanded again?

Urethane finishes will eventually show wear patterns from surface scratching. When traffic areas begin to look dull, it is time to recoat your floors. Re-coating is a one to two day process, and cost much less than sanding/refinishing. You should plan on recoating hardwood floors every 3 to 5 years depending on traffic patterns and wear. Do NOT wait until you wear through the finish to the bare wood or sanding may be required.

What about general cleaning?

Here is a Printable PDF for you to leave for yourself and others


For an estimate, contact Patrick who will walk you through the process.

Please call 503-233-5667

Or email us outside of business hours