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Unique Wood Floors Blog

  • The Basics about Hybrid Solid-Engineered Wood Floors

    Solid hardwood flooring for their new builds or flooring projects is an excellent option in new construction or remodeling projects. However, it is not always the practical option. It may require special tools, and it may not work for lower levels of your home. Moisture can be a killer. Sure, you could go with vinyl but they do not offer the same natural beauty that real hardwood floors do. 

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  • Hardwood Stairs: An Introduction To Endless Possibilities

    So you are finally picked out your favorite floor from the showroom. Its probably taken a lot of thinking over all the different colors and wood types you can use. But wait, what is that you are missing? It is something you use every day without even realizing it is a part of your flooring. That’s right, it's your stair treads and risers. Looking at them you are probably thinking, how are those done? it looks so complicated. Putting in wood stairs to with your flooring doesn’t have to be a scary experience. Here we will walk you through some of the things to think about before installing your wood stairs.

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  • 4 Common Myths Regarding Bamboo Flooring

    Bamboo flooring has been getting more and more popular recently, but there are still many misconceptions floating around about it. It can get confusing, but much of the information online is incorrect or misleading. Bamboo has evolved as a flooring option, and as such much of the information is outdated. Here are some myths to debunk about bamboo flooring.

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  • 7 Advantages of Installing White Oak Hardwood Flooring

    White oak flooring both European and Domestic has been exploding in popularity in recent years. It may not be more popular than even red oak hardwood. There are many reasons for this. It has become obvious over the years that white oak hardwood provides a multitude of benefits that go over and above other flooring options. Here is a list of some of those benefits.

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  • 5 Benefits of Natural Oil Finishes For Your Wood Floors

    There are a lot of factors that go into choosing the right flooring and finish for your project. You could have engineered wood or solid hardwood for instance. When it comes to finished, you could go with a surface finish or penetrating oil finish.

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  • Cost of Ownership: Carpet vs Hardwood

    Its time to replace your carpet and you have a decision to make. Will you choose a brand new fluffy carpet or go with the luxurious hardwood? The first thing you might consider is the price. The average cost of a hardwood flooring plus installation is $10 per square foot. Whereas the cost of entry-level carpet can be half the cost around $5 per square foot. So why spend the extra money when you can spend it on a nice steak dinner instead? Let’s find out why so many Americans are now choosing hardwood over carpet and what financial implications there are to ownership.

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  • Flooded Floors Check List - Dealing With Insurance

    My first home was a condo with a dark oil finished engineered wood floor. The home was mostly modern décor. Several years after the floors were installed I was watching sports in the living room when my wife asked me why it sounds like there is a squishy sound on the wood floor. Turns out it was a flooded floor... Continue reading

  • High Gloss, Semi-Gloss, and Matte Finish... The Choice Is Yours

    Homeowners face several choices when installing hardwood floors. Besides opting for exotic hardwood or domestic wood products, they also need to think about color and profile. But one important factor often overlooked and affects the appearance, longevity, maintenance, and safety of your wood flooring. Will you install matte, satin, semi-gloss, or high gloss hardwood floors? Let us take a closer look.

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  • Designer's Tips for Selecting Hardwood Floors in 2018

    Seduced by its authentic character and its warm appearance, you have chosen a wooden floor. But you still have to create an atmosphere by determining a style and a finish for your first home. We've talked to some top Interior Designers and Decorators about tips to help you choose your hardwood floors.

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  • Should My Floors Match My Cabinets?

    Cabinets and hardwood floors in your home go together like salt and pepper, Romeo and Juliet, Batman and Robin… you get the idea. Picking out a floor or cabinet you like is an easy task and in the end, should work just as well together. However, it becomes increasingly difficult once you’ve already selected one and must make sure the other makes a good sidekick. After all, they’ll forever be an inseparable pair in the world of your homes décor.

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  • Dog Lover's Guide To Buying Floors

    We get a lot of questions from customers asking which floors are best when they have dogs. Here are a few tips to help pick wood flooring that will be great for both the homeowner and their dogs.

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  • The Celtics Home Court Advantage… That No One Talks About

    Next season Lebron James will join the LA Lakers. With Kyrie Irving starring on the Celtics, this breathes new air into the greatest rivalry in sports history. With Lebron’s migration to the Western Conference, the Celtics are poised to become the next big dog in the Eastern Conference in the 2018-19 season. But how does this relate to hardwood floors you might ask…

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  • Top 3 Benefits of Hand-Scraped Wood Flooring

    Hand-scraped wood floors add character to your family room, dining room, entrance way, and bedrooms. It creates a sense of warmth in any area of the home and also presents several distinct benefits consumers won't find with standard wood floor textures. Is hand scarped here to stay or is this a brief fad? Let us find out the benefits to see if this is something that will age well.

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  • 7 Elements of Scandinavian Design

    Scandinavian design has been more and more in vogue for several years now. There are good reasons why. It is a sleek and clean minimalistic design that highlights wood tones and a natural feel. A home that is designed in this way can look modern, but also comfortable. A big part of the design choice is the flooring that goes with it and accentuates the style. Here are some of the elements of Scandinavian design.

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  • 3 Tremendous Benefits of Matte Wood Floors

    When you have finally made a choice for wood species and color, one often overlooked factor is the gloss of your finish. Will it be high glossy or semi-gloss? Satin, perhaps? Or maybe it will be matte, which is a current trend. While gloss is the shiniest choice, matte reflects the least amount of light. Matte can help hide the imperfections and keep your floor looking better longer when compared to their shiny counterparts.

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