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  • How Using Floor Muffler Underlayment Improves a Floating Wood Floor

     

    Floating wood floors add warmth and value to your home. Using Floor Muffler underlayment with that durable, attractive flooring adds even more to the space. Many homeowners wonder if this closed cell product is worth the extra cost, when standard underlayment paper has been used for years with both hardwood and engineered wood products.

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  • 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.

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  • Why You Need a Flat Subfloor To Install Floating Wood Floors

    Most problems and issues with floating wood floors are a result of one particular glitch-an uneven subfloor. Although many people assume level subfloors are required under floating wood floors, the reality is a little more complicated. Having a flat subfloor ensures your floating engineered hardwood flooring fits well.

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  • Prefinished Wood Floors: Accessories Provide the Finishing Touches

    You already know the benefits of installing a prefinished (factory finished) wood floor in your home -- that's why you've been agonizing over which of the many selections is the best match for your interior decor. However, now that you've made your choice, there's one more decision to make -- which hardwood flooring moldings are needed to add the finishing touches to your room's transformation.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Proper Care and Maintenance For Your Hardwood Floors

    When considering purchasing a new hardwood floor for your home or workplace, it’s important to keep in mind what kind of upkeep it will require. Here are some care and maintenance tips that will help you keep your wood floors at their best for many years to come.

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  • The Growing Appeal of Cork Flooring

    The biggest question still holds true in most people's minds when they think of cork flooring. Can a piece of cork really last as long on the ground? The answer is yes. Your cork wood flooring is just as durable as other flooring alternatives. Some cork floorings, like Ipocork by Amorim, are finished with up to 6 layers of wear resistant technology.

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  • Radiant Heat and Hardwood Flooring

    With new technologies introduced in the last decade, it has become more of a reality to safely install radiant heat beneath your hardwood floors without worry of damaging the wood. The main advantage radiant heat has to offer is that you will receive even heat distribution throughout your home, adding comfort and value. With the great advantages that come with radiant heat hardwood floors, there are a few simple rules to follow in order to make sure you have a great HVAC and flooring experience.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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