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  • 5 Top Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2020

    Hardwood flooring is always an elegant choice for a home. It’s timeless yet trendy, and if you invest in a higher-quality variant for 2020, it can last a lifetime. If you’re looking to renovate your home’s flooring, follow these hardwood flooring trends to create a beautiful look that will add value to your home.

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  • Minnesota Retailer - Monarch Plank Hardwood Floors

    Minnesota; Sept 3, 2019 -- Unique Wood Floors located in Hopkins and Bloomington suburbs of Minneapolis - St Paul metro area is now a displaying dealer of Monarch Plank Hardwood Flooring. In August of 2019 Unique Wood Floors took on the Monarch Plank flooring after discovering its appeal at the NWFA hosted event in Dallas/Fortworth.

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  • Buyer's Guide: Luxury Vinyl vs Hardwood

    Time to pick a floor for your room and you have your heart set on a hard surface. Hardwood floors have always appealed to you but the salesman at your local hardware store says luxury vinyl (commonly known as LVT or LVP) has really taken off in the flooring sector. Now you have a decision to make, what is the best option for me? To answer this we must explore your goals for this project and evaluate your lifestyle:

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  • Mercier Flooring Mill Tour

    The Quebec province of Canada is held in high regard for producing some of the finest hardwood floorings in the world. World renown brands such as Mercier, Mirage, and Lauzon are trusted brands in the flooring industry.

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  • Hopkins Minnesota Retailer Carrying Mercier Wood Floors

    Hopkins, Minnesota; April 24, 2019 -- Unique Wood Floors located in Hopkins, MN a southwest suburb of Minneapolis - St Paul metro area is now a displaying dealer of Mercier Wood Flooring. In December of 2018 Unique Wood Floors of Hopkins took on the Mercier line due to its reputation for high-quality domestic hardwood flooring; Mercier features species such as Oak, Maple, and Hickory.

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  • 6 Wood Floor Cleaning and Maintenance Hacks [Tips & Tricks]

    Wood floors are an extremely popular flooring option. They provide a natural beauty to the room, along with durability and strength. However, what turns some people away from wood floors is the maintenance they require. They get scratched, gouged, and stained, which can be devastating to a homeowner who just spent hard-earned money on them. However, here are some hacks that can help you keep your floors looking amazing, and protect them from future calamities.

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  • Best Flooring Styles for Selling My Home

    It’s no secret that a home with beautiful flooring makes an impression on potential home buyers. My clients will tell me “I love this floor but I’m worried someone won’t like this floor when I try and sell the house”. Flooring trends are changing rapidly with advancing technology in textures, structures, and a race to wider-longer planks. It can be difficult for even flooring professionals to keep up with all the changes. So what’s the right answer for balancing a flooring you love with flooring which will hold the highest long-term value?

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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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  • Bloomington MN Dealer Now Carrying CoreTec

    Bloomington, Minnesota; Feb 1, 2019 -- Unique Wood Floors located in Bloomington, MN a southwest suburb of Minneapolis - St Paul metro area is now a displaying dealer of CoreTec Rigid Core flooring. In November of 2018 Unique Wood Floors of Bloomington invested heavily into the Rigid Core Vinyl flooring market and brought in CoreTec as a result of its reputation for high-quality industry leading vision in the product category; CoreTec lines displayed include Pro Plus, Plus XL-E, Plus Premium, Plus HD EIR, and Plus Design.

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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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