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.

  • 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. Continue reading →
  • 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. Continue reading →
  • 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. Continue reading →
  • 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. Continue reading →
  • Tips on Using Click Lock Wood Flooring on the Ceiling

    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. Continue reading →
  • Click Lock Floating Wood Floors Vs Tongue and Groove Style | Part 2

    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. Continue reading →
  • Click Lock Floating Wood Floors Vs Tongue and Groove Style | Part 1

    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. Continue reading →
  • Choosing the Best Hardwood Flooring | Maple vs Oak

    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. 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 →
  • Why an Increasing Number of Homeowners Are Choosing White Oak Flooring

    There are so many options from which to choose when it comes to household flooring. There are different materials, different styles, and different patterns, so you should be able to find the perfect fit for your home. White oak is one of those options, and it is an excellent choice that will work in any home. Here are some reasons why White Oak flooring might be the right choice for you. Continue reading →
  • Best Flooring to Update Your Basement

    Want more room in your home for the kids to play in or your own private area for movies? Your basement doesn't have to be a creepy place filled with spider webs over cold hard concrete. Contrary to popular belief, there are many great wood floors which are suitable for below-grade installation. These products are fully warrantied and backed up by the manufacture. Lets begin turning that old dreary basement into a cozy family room, media room, bedroom, or den. Continue reading →
  • Hickory Wood Flooring Will Add a Rustic Charm to Your Home

    The world is dominated by trends, and our lives are increasingly ruled by technology. Sometimes it is nice to have a refuge from the modern world. Making your home feel a little rustic is certainly a good way to do that. Hickory wood flooring, with its tree-colored tan to reddish shades, is a perfect option if you are looking to make your city home feel a little country. Here are some other benefits of hickory wood flooring. Continue reading →
  • What Everyone Should Know About Selecting Prefinished Wood Flooring

    Are you thinking about updating a room in your house? Finished basement or office space? Consider the varied options in prefinished wood flooring. Prefinished hardwood is pre-sanded, stained, and coated with finish in a factory confined space before being packaged into boxes. These floors are finished in a controlled environment which allows the finish to cure evenly and last 150% longer before needing to be refinished. With an array of wood floor options from exotic to domestic to eco friendly, you really can't go wrong. 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 →
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