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.
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.
October 27, 2018 - Unique Wood Floors
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 Bamboo has evolved as a flooring option, and as such much of the information is outdated.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.
October 19, 2018 - Unique Wood Floors
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.
October 4, 2018 - Unique 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.
September 27, 2018 - Ebtissam
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.
August 17, 2018 - Unique Wood Floors
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.
June 25, 2018 - Unique Wood Floors
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.
May 16, 2018 - Unique 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.
January 15, 2018 - Andrew
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.
January 5, 2018 - Unique Wood Floors
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
December 30, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
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.November 17, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
Tongue and groove ceilings present a clean finish and create a warm atmosphere in any room. Have you considered the benefits of using wood flooring for this project? Designers, contractors, and homeowners across the country are taking advantage of the affordability, durability, and ease of installation that wood flooring products offer.September 30, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
In part 1 we compared some of the pros and cons of different constructions of floating wood floors, specifically click lock and tongue and groove styles. Today we will continue and focus on Tongue & Groove.September 28, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
Not all floating wood floors are alike. Many use the same design principles and appear to be of the same quality, but the reality is that certain types of engineered wood floors are better than others.September 13, 2017 - Unique Wood Floors
Are you looking for an affordable, durable wood to finish your living space? Maple and oak remain the most popular domestic hardwood floor options. Understanding the pros and cons of each choice will help you make a wise decision in the maple vs oak debate. Pick the best option for your home by keeping these factors in mind.