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Unique Wood Floors Blog

  • 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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  • Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About WPC Vinyl Flooring

    WPC vinyl is quickly becoming one of the most popular flooring choices with the fastest growth in the flooring sector in 2017. This product is revolutionizing the future of flooring. WPC stands for wood polymer composite. It is completely waterproof, including having a waterproof core. The visuals are stunningly real in the ultra-high definition and require very little maintenance. It might be the perfect flooring option for you. Here is what you need to know about WPC floors...

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  • A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Hardwood Flooring

    South American exotic hardwood flooring is trending back into high-end homes but is it worth the extra cost? What is it about Brazilian hardwood that sets it apart from imported woods from other regions around the globe? Here is a quick guide to Brazilian hardwood that will help you decide.

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  • What is Transition Molding, and Why do you Need it?

    Transition Molding is the buffer that helps one surface transition to the other so that there are no abrupt or unfinished edges in your home. While they often go unnoticed, they are essential both for the elegance and functionality of your floors. Transition Molding is also essential from a safety standpoint, as it is necessary to prevent tripping between walking from hard surface to carpeting.

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  • Tape, Which is Best for Hardwood Floors; A Scientific Experiment

    Tape gets used on every job site, it could be duct tape, painters tape, caution tape, you name the project they probably have a tape for it. When it comes to hardwood flooring, fasteners are often used for holding the planks together while the glue dries in a floating or glue down installation. Choosing the right adhesive strip is an important factor in determining the satisfaction of the final product.

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  • 6 Great Benefits of Choosing Cork Flooring for Your Home

    Cork flooring consists of a natural and renewable material that’s harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. Cork Flooring has experienced an uptrend in popularity in the U.S. because of its sustained durability, an increased selection of looks, and eco-friendly appeal. Here are some reasons why you should consider cork flooring as a viable option for your home or office. Continue reading

  • Looking Closer at Tigerwood Flooring

    Exotic wood flooring remains a popular choice for homeowners, and Tigerwood flooring is one of the most sought-after styles for South American exotic woods. Tigerwood offers dramatic color and excellent durability, perfect for making a statement.

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