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.

  • Floating Wood Floors FAQs | Sandable Wear Layer or Unsandable Wear Layer?

    What is the difference between solid wood floors and floating engineered wood floors? Most people would assume that solid wood flooring lasts longer, given that a worn hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished. The good news is that quality floating wood floors made with a sandable wear layer can also be refinished to stretch the lifespan of the floor significantly. Continue reading →
  • Why Prefinished Wood Flooring Can Be Your Best Choice

    There are numerous reasons for installing hardwood flooring in your home such as durability and increasing its re-sale value, but when it comes right down to it -- the primary reason is that there just aren't any other floor covering options that can rival its natural beauty. Hardwood conveys a sense of warm that no other flooring can come close to duplicating. However, if you're planning to have solid hardwood installed, there's still an important decision to be made -- should you go with prefinished flooring or the more traditional finish in-place variety? Continue reading →
  • Choosing Hardwood Floors for Your Home 101, Part 3 - Choosing Your Wood Flooring

      The decision to install hardwood flooring in your home is something you can take pride in. Not only are you adding to the value of your home, but you are also adding to the beauty and aesthetics of it as well. We have already covered why to choose hardwood floors, and we've covered understanding the needs of the space you'll be installing them in. Now it is time to consider what species of wood flooring you will choose, as well as determining factors like pre-finished solid hardwood, engineered or floating wood flooring, color, grain, hardness, and other relevant considerations. Continue reading →
  • Choosing Hardwood Floors for Your Home 101, Part 2 - Understanding The Needs of Your Space.

    The selection process of Hardwood floors can be a bit overwhelming for anyone. The first step in the selection process for your home is knowing the facts. This starts with the very space (room) you intend to install the Hardwood flooring in. Continue reading →
  • Choosing Hardwood Floors for Your Home 101, Part 1 - Why Choose Hardwood Flooring?

    One of the most time-honored flooring materials is the natural beauty of hardwood flooring. Hardwood floors add a beautiful, elegant, natural element to any home. The use of hardwood flooring is timeless. It enhances the warmth of any home and its natural colors blend with the decor of any room. Advances in technology have led to hardwood floors looking better, lasting longer, and easier to care for than ever. In addition, they add value to your home in the resale home market. It's also important to keep in mind how Hypoallergenic hardwood flooring is. Hardwood floors trap fewer allergens including dust, pollen, and dust mites than alternative flooring types. Furthermore, it is recommended by the American Lung Association to improve air quality in your home. Continue reading →
  • Wood Floor Glossary and Tips For Selecting Hardwood Flooring

    For nearly a decade Unique Wood Floors has been bringing the finest Hard Wood Floors and Green Renewable Resources like Bamboo and Cork Floors. Providing unbeatable prices for our customers without compromising quality. Starting in August we will be staring a blog series called Buying Hard Wood Flooring:101. It's our goal to help educate you about our products and the valuable investment you are about to make in the beauty of your home. Continue reading →
  • Wood Flooring - How to Select the Wood Floor That's Right For You

    There are several aspects to consider when selecting a quality Hard Wood Floor. Following is a brief step-by-step approach for a novice buyer. Start by selecting a specie and then find out what pattern, construction and finish. Different species have very different characteristics and attributes such as appearance (color, grain), properties (hardness, dimensional stability), workability (sanding, nailing, finishing), cost and availability. Continue reading →
  • Go Green and Go Beautiful With Bamboo Flooring!

    Bamboo can be an incredible choice for your homes flooring. What many people don't realize is that bamboo is a grass, not a tree. This means that its finished appearance is very distinctive. The reason for this distinctive look is the eye-catching pattern of slightly darker bands produced by its nodes, a feature that clearly sets it apart from wood. Bamboo has recently become one of the hottest choices in flooring. There may be many reasons for this popularity but one of the greatest is its environmental benefits. Continue reading →
  • Choosing Quality Floating Wood Floors For your condo, basement, radiant heat floors

    Floating wood floors are now installed on any hard surface with simple a click lock or tongue & groove system. All floating floors are bound to each other and not to the sub floor. This makes it possible to expand as one piece rather than individual boards. It's ideal for areas with higher humidity such as basements. Since floating wood floors will expand and contract as one unit, the chances of cupping or gapping between boards is greatly reduced, but be sure to leave space along the walls and cover them up with your baseboard as this allows for expansion. Continue reading →
  • Learn More About The Beautiful of Curupay Hardwood

    To anyone interested in adding a new touch in their homes’ flooring, why not explore the world of exotic hardwood flooring from us here at Unique Wood Floors. We stock a huge variety of prefinished exotic and domestic wood floors. In addition, we also have many different styles, finishes, and applications. Continue reading →
  • New Standard Released to Prevent Mold For New Construction Including Hardwood Floors

    Mold is not only ugly on your hardwood floors, but it can also damage them and cause health problems. Continue reading →
  • Why Finding Quality Hardwood Is Better Than Tile

    Tile is known for its water-resistant properties and is often used in wet areas such as entryway and bathrooms. Major tile manufacturers have developed a patent-pending glaze technique for tile that provides protection against odor-causing bacteria and stains. Why bother with this when you can find a good deal on some hardwood floors for your home? Hardwood and Tile are both exceptional options but you might find a hardwood to have additional value. Continue reading →
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