As I mentioned in my intro post, my apartment came with dark, Wenge floors, which are not ideal for a space surrounded by windows (fading). Plus, dust and dirt show up so easily on them. So, I decided to lighten the floors. I searched around and found an expert who could take the dark wood to a whitewashed, driftwood tone. Craig Margolies, of Haywood-Berk Floor Company, Inc., came highly recommended and said that while it is an unusual and difficult process, lightening my floors could be done through a series of sanding, bleaching, staining and sealing.
While Craig had a great reputation, I decided to check out the workshop in Brooklyn for myself and spent some time touring the shop. Impressed with what I saw and heard (his knowledge and understanding of wood is incredible), I decided that his team was hired.