Hardwood Headaches

As you all may know, we are remodeling our kitchen at home.

Part of the project is redoing our hardwood floors. We have a very specific color that we are trying to get on our floors. We have gone online and forwarded photos to the floor guy.

When I spoke with the floor guy, I let him know what I wanted, he quickly replied, “I know exactly what you want, I’ll stain a sample of it on a small piece of the floor.”

He would then send me a picture of the sample and I’m thinking, “this is not what I want.”

I called Ramiro and told him, “Ramiro, the picture you sent me of the stain on our floor does not look the same as the stain in the photo that I sent you.” Then he replied, “Yes, yes, I understand. I’ll redo the sample.”

We’ll probably go through this back and forth a few more times until we nailed the color. It’s something that I completely expect and its part of the process.

The most difficult part of a cosmetic case is the plan. And getting the right color, shape and size of the teeth is the most important part of the process.

The size and shape of your teeth are not universal with each person. A set of teeth that look good in your smile may look ridiculous in my mouth.

Also the whiteness of teeth is also different between patients. If you put super white teeth on a 20 year old they may look natural but if you place that same whiteness on a 70 year old, it may look completely out of place and FAKE.

Having a natural healthy looking smile is always my goal when doing cosmetic work. I dislike the huge, super white, Hollywood smile. They may look good in front of a camera but they don’t always look so great in person.

Having a game plan and trying out the proposed smile before moving forward with the final, is the key to a successful outcome. The least amount of surprises the better.

If you are looking to improve your smile and would like to see what an enhanced smile would look like, please call 773-292-1911 to schedule your appointment.

PS: I was actually getting frustrated with the back and forth with the floor staining and called one of my friends Alan Zucker. He is a floor stain expert and probably the best in the city.

Alan owns Niles Color Center. I showed him the color that I wanted and he explained that I needed to mix two colors to get what I want. He gave me the exact colors and proportions. He nailed it. If you ever have any hardwood floor questions, he’s the guy.

Floss like a madman!

Emilio “New Floors for Moonwalking” Couret

World-Class Chicago, IL, Dentist, Dr. Emilio Couret for Exceptional Dental Care
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