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  • Make Your Home Cozier by Adding Oak Flooring

    We all want our homes to give off an aura of comfort, relaxation, and coziness. There are several ways to help you achieve this goal through your choices in materials, furnishings, and decor for your home. Part of that is flooring. It is often the most dominant aspect of a room, so if you are looking to promote a comfortable space, you must choose the right flooring. Oak is the perfect option for this. Here’s why.

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  • The Threat of Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl in 2019

    In 2018 Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Flooring has the market by storm. Within this category, you may have heard of terms such as WPC and SPC. All these are acronyms refer to different core structures within the Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl category.

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  • 5 Trends in Hardwood Flooring for 2019

    It’s always exciting to install new flooring. It can change the entire look of your home. However, you want to make sure that it is up to date with the latest styles and trends. Here are some of the top hardwood flooring trends for 2019.

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  • A Guide to Acacia Wood Flooring

    If you are looking for a flooring option that will provide a stunning and unique look to your home, then acacia wood flooring may be just for you. It looks unique and only fits into the designs of certain rooms and homes. However, many people are basing their home renovation decisions around installing acacia wood because it has a spectacular look unlike any other species of wood. Here is a complete guide to acacia wood flooring.

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  • Alternative Uses for Leftover Wood Floors

    When buying wood flooring its always a good idea to have just a little extra before installing. It gives you the option to pick through the boards for the right color, always having that right size that you need to pull together the look that will be in your home for a lifetime. 

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  • Flooring Tariffs after the Argentinian G20 Summit

    Amidst the trade war with China, President Trump has increased tariffs on everyday Chinese goods. On September 17, 2018 The White House announced its 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods beginning September 24, 2018 with intent to increase to 25% at the end of the year. This 10% increase in tariffs includes floor covering categories from hardwood flooring to luxury vinyl. It is estimated around 50% of the flooring sold in the United States each year is manufactured in China.

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  • 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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