Category: "Hardwood Flooring"

The Right Sheen For Your Hardwood Floors

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Installing a new hardwood floor in your home? It’s not just the wood that will make a difference. It’s also the finish – the sheen – that will determine how it looks throughout your home. Polyurethane floor finishes typically come in four different sheen levels. A finish’s sheen level is determined by measuring the amount...

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The Differences Between Hardwood Floor Finishes

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Love your hardwood floors? Did you know there’s a number of different finishes? Each finish has its own unique factors and offers different benefits. Choosing the right finish can make you love your hardwood floors even more. Here are the most common types of finish you’ll find. Oil Based Polyurethane This is one of the...

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An Overview on Parquet Flooring

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There’s something nostalgic about parquet flooring. The word “parquet” dates back to 17th century France, where Parquet flooring became the floors of choice, installed in palaces throughout Europe. They are still known today for their ability to bring an old-world, distinguished charm to any space. Parquet is a decorative pattern that consists of wood strips...

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Stopping Illegal Logging and Promoting Green Building – A Guide To Today’s Hardwood Flooring

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Ready to install hardwood flooring? There’s more to it then simply selecting a grade of wood. Illegal logging is just one of many problems facing the hardwood flooring market today. Here in the US, there are several domestic standards we use regarding sourcing imported woods. These standards are important because they allow you to be...

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Choosing The Best Hardwood Flooring For Your Bathroom

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One of the most difficult rooms to choose flooring for is the bathroom. It’s susceptible to moisture, water damage, spills and stains. So naturally your mind drifts to making the best choice possible when making your final selection. Tiles? A good choice. Carpeting? Not so much. But what about hardwood flooring? Chances are you’ve already...

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What Do The Different Wood Grades Mean?

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Want new hardwood flooring in your home? There are many factors that go into determining which hardwood floor is the best to install for your new project, including the species, board size, and the finish. And while all of that matters, selecting the right wood grade can also make a difference in how well your...

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Protecting Your Hardwood Floors In The Summer

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Ahhh. Those seventy degree days are here, signaling spring and summer aren’t far behind. As much as you love the warm weather and being outside, it can bring unique problems into your home. Hardwood floors are susceptible to damage. Here are the three elements that pose the largest threat to the longevity of hardwood floors,...

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What If You Want Dark Hardwood Floors?

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Ready to have dark hardwood floors installed in your home? Dark hardwood flooring is very stylish. It’s sleek and gives your home a sophisticated look. And just like other hardwood floor options, there’s a number of ways of getting them as dark as you choose. Even ebony is an option. For most dark hardwoods, they...

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Using Cork Flooring In The Kitchen

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When you think of cork flooring, you think of a soft, cushiony, porous material. And many would argue that doesn’t make the best flooring choice for a kitchen where spills happen on a regular basis. Yet that isn’t true. Although there are guidelines for using cork in a kitchen, both cork tiles and floating cork...

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Living With Hardwood Floors Long Term

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Looking for a flooring choice that can last for years, stand the test of time, and look great in the process? Hardwood flooring is the answer. What makes hardwood flooring a great choice is you can live with them indefinitely as installed, or change them as you desire. Refinish them and you can change the...

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