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  • How to Prevent Gapping In Your Hardwood Floors

    It is important to remember that wood, no matter its species or its hardness rating, is an organic product and made of fibers that absorb nutrients and water. The fibers within wood are constantly changing in tension, flexibility, and solidity.  Continue reading →
  • How Designers Are Using Brazilian Macchiato Pecan

    Macchiato Pecan, also commonly known as Brazilian Pecan/Hickory, is a wood indigenous to South America specifically Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Its similarities to Pecan and Hickory are uncanny and often characterized by the variations in color. Continue reading →
  • Cabinets and Hardwood Flooring Before or After

    When doing a kitchen project the first question that comes up is should the hardwood floors be installed before or after the cabinets? The correct answer is not as simple as it might seem. First we must consider how your hardwood flooring will be installed. Floating, nail down, or glue down? If installing a floating floor, the answer is simple. Install the cabinets first because heavy cabinetry cannot sit on top of a floating floor or it will restrict movement and increase the chances of flooring separation. However, when installing a wood flooring nail down or glue down, there are more factors to consider. Continue reading →
  • Create a Dramatic Look by Upgrading your Stairway's Treads and Risers

    If you live in a two-level home, the interior stairway can often be used to create a dramatic accent for your interior decor and serve as an engaging focal point for anyone who happens to enter the front door. Whether you have a simple straight set of stairs, a 90 degree run with an intermediate landing, or a grand curved affair that sets off your foyer, your stairway can complement both levels of your house by conveying a sense of warmth and comfort or making a bold architectural statement. Continue reading →
  • Snap Together Wood Flooring Makes Home Designing Easy

    Snap together wood flooring eliminates your need for adhesives, nails, or screws of any kind. All you need to do is apply a little pressure to the planks in order to join them together and you're on your way to enjoying a new and beautiful wood floor in a fraction of the time it takes to install more traditional flooring options. Continue reading →
  • 5 Warning Signs of a Bad Contractor

    Every home improvement project carries with it a bit of stress. However, the right contractor should act as a guiding hand and sooth you through the process. Hiring the wrong one could mean plenty of headaches and a waste of your hard earned money. Here we will look at some common signs of an unprofessional or unethical contractor. Continue reading →
  • How Long Should You Acclimate Wood Floor Before Installation?

    Proper wood floor acclimation has been a question in many home owners and contractors’ mind prior to installation. Since wood flooring projects are major investment, it is wise to understand the true meaning of acclimation. Under certain circumstances, to wrongly acclimate your wood floor can lead to installation issues. Such as to potentially cause buckling or gapping which the manufacturers’ warranty will not cover. Continue reading →
  • Why Engineered Wood Floors Are Not Made Equal

    One of the most commonly asked questions in a wood floor showroom by homeowners is as follows. “What should I choose for my house engineered hardwood or solid hardwood floor?”. It is a big mistake for a sale person to respond with a definite answer without taking all of the following into consideration. Lifestyle, home structure, and even budget.  Continue reading →
  • Oil Finish Hardwood Flooring Trends Of 2016

    Oil finish hardwood flooring has taken the United States market by storm in 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down in 2017 and beyond. Here are some of the most common questions we have regarding oil finished trends: Continue reading →
  • The Truth About Your Wood Flooring Warranty

    Shortly after you start researching on your wood floor projects, you should realize how many years of finish and structural warranty is attached to each product. It is common to find a floor that boasts 25, 50, or even 100 year warranties. The goal of today’s article is to help you understand what you really get from your wood floor warranty. Continue reading →
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