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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February 22, 2011 - Scribe
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.
January 10, 2011 - Scribe
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.
September 2, 2010 - Scribe
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.
June 9, 2010 - Scribe
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.
May 3, 2010 - Scribe
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.
February 18, 2010 - Scribe
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.
December 14, 2009 - Unique Wood Floors
You went out and bought the discounted solid wood flooring you've always wanted. Now, comes the fun part - installation. Believe me when I tell you that you don't have to hire an expensive contractor to install your new wood floor but there is a reason hardwood flooring contractors charge for their years of experience. With a few tips, you might just be able to DIY your next floor.
December 7, 2009 - Scribe
Mold is not only ugly on your hardwood floors, but it can also damage them and cause health problems.November 30, 2009 - Scribe
Tile is known to spawn millions of bacteria and stain easily. Major tile manufacturers have developed a patent-pending glaze technique for tile that provides protection against odor-causing bacteria and stains. But why bother with this new technique when you can find a good deal on some hardwood floors for your home?November 24, 2009 - Unique Wood Floors
This Christmas you are going to have the family get together at your house, so you want your home to be sparkling, starting with your solid wood floor.