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Hardwood flooring layout and positioning

Hardwood floors can create special effects, appearance, feeling and presentation by the position of the wood planks and layout when installed in your home. There are a few ways this can be done. Let’s take a look. Parquet This non-linear style can installed in various directions which can create a geometric design in your room. […]

Laminate Floor and Engineered Hardwood

Laminate Floor laminate floor may satisfy your needs when a solid hardwood floor has been eliminated as a feasible option. Laminate flooring is durable, scratch- resistant, and designed for high traffic areas. It is also very easy to maintain, with an attractive quality that separates it from other flooring options. But here is where it […]

How were engineered hardwood floors invented?

Prior to the second world war most homes in America had solid hardwood flooring. Homes were built on raised wooden sub-floors which allowed for solid wood to be installed by nailing the planks into the sub-floor. When World War II ended in 1945 all the young vets were coming back home. They were getting married […]

Cleaning and caring for your wood flooring

Cleaning and caring for your wood flooring is simple. But there are a few guidelines you should be aware of to keep your investment in tip-top shape. DO consult with an installer, the finisher or the manufacturer if there is any doubt of the kind of floor finish. DO place mats and throw rugs at […]

Wood floors–How to prevent and fix water damage

We all love the look of newly installed wood floors. Of course there is maintenance that goes into keeping your floors quality, but what happens when water damage becomes an issue? If there is major damage, like a flood, the floor may need to be replaced. This can obviously be highly expensive. At the site […]

The Benefits of Oak Wood Floors

Wood flooring is a commonly selected as an upgrade from carpet that visually expands the size of a space and adds an increased value to your property should you need to sell your home in the future. Oak flooring, with its fine grain finish, has a timeless quality that is complimentary to any style or […]

Tips for Maintain Your New Hardwood Floors

When you’re thinking of new flooring for your home, there is nothing more beautiful than hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are often the most attractive feature in any room. Hardwood flooring in good condition can add warmth to your home and contribute to the total value of the house. Keeping hardwood floors in good condition, however, […]

Eco-Friendly Flooring for Your Home

Healthy, beautiful, and sustainable hardwood floors are perfect for the environmentally conscious consumer.Green, renewable flooring options are popular for home flooring installation with laminate and vinyl woods, and laminate tiles. Laminate Wood – Laminate flooring yields stunningly realistic visuals and textures just like real wood. As a synthetic material, any wood can be replicated at […]

Best Rooms for Hardwood Flooring

You’ll love the rich beauty of wood floors in these rooms, and you can install them without performance worries if you take a few precautions. Living room: Hardwood communicates the lifestyle homeowners enjoy sharing when hosting gatherings of family and friends. It stands up well to traffic, even if you forego a no-shoes policy when […]

What About the Hardwood Flooring in the Kitchen?

Homeowners who love hardwood flooring, especially those with open floorplans, want to know if hardwood is OK for the kitchen. Go for it, with a couple of caveats – Consider engineered hardwood because its plywood base layers handle moisture better than solid hardwood Clean up spills promptly, like an NFL lineman diving on a fumble […]