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Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are a classic home building material due to their natural beauty and long-lasting durability. The combination of a distinguished look and excellent resale value makes them one of the most used materials for floors today.

With a wide variety of hardwood flooring options available on the market today, we want to provide our readers with useful information about selecting the perfect hardwood floor for your project, as well as the technical and aesthetic aspects of hardwood.

From classic hardwood floors to innovative new products, we offer valuable insight about the various styles of hardwood, as well as the finishes and construction uses for each. As hardwood floors are constantly evolving, we regularly update the section to keep our readers informed of new products and uses for the traditional wood flooring.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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