Unique Wood Floors Blog

  • How to Choose Wood Flooring for Your Bathroom

    Do you dream about the warmth of hardwood in the bathroom, but cringe at the thought of mixing wood and water? Although some designers shy away from wood flooring for your bathroom, innovations and expert installation can make this dream a reality in your home. Continue reading →
  • How to Choose Wood Flooring for Your Kitchen

    Replacing the flooring in your kitchen? Think long and hard about the ideal style of flooring for this area. While tile or vinyl may be common choices, wood flooring for your kitchen is also a great option. Find out the basics of hardwood floors for the kitchen, and update this busy hub of your home. Continue reading →
  • How is Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring Made?

    Not all bamboo flooring is made in the same manner, and consumers should understand the difference before investing in this product. Strand woven bamboo flooring provides a distinct appearance and above average performance, due to the unique way this eco friendly flooring product is made. Continue reading →
  • Natural Oil Finish vs UV Oil Finish for Your Hardwood Floors

    Hardwood flooring comes in a wide range of colors and stains. Either pre-finished or finished onsite after installation, hardwood flooring finishes provide protection, enhance appearance and increase durability. Consumers may be surprised at the choices available for finishing hardwood, including popular, eco friendly methods with an oil base. Deciding between natural oil finish vs UV oil finish on hardwood floors requires an understanding of the processes and benefits of each option. Continue reading →
  • What Tools Do I Need to Install a Floating Wood Floor?

    DIY enthusiasts need to be prepared when planning to tackle a floating wood floor installation. Besides purchasing a quality brand and reading up on the instructions, DIY fans need to gather the tools needed to install a floating wood floor. Check out this quick checklist before getting started on your project. Continue reading →
  • All You Need to Know About Bamboo Floors

    Bamboo floors are quickly gaining in popularity, highly touted for their strength and environmental benefits. But what do consumers really know about this product? And what should they look for when purchasing new bamboo flooring? Continue reading →
  • Get to Know Us at Unique Wood Floors

    Unique Wood Floors aims to be the leading expert of factory finished hardwoods in North America, providing expertise and a broad range of flooring related products to clients across North America. Our showrooms in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro provides clients with a chance to learn about everything that goes into a flooring project. While our popular website offers detailed information and the latest and greatest products available in the hardwood flooring industry. We also supply local flooring installation contractors, who have come to rely on our selection and value. Continue reading →
  • How Housing Trends Affect the Hardwood Flooring Market

    Both homeowners and homebuyers appreciate the look and feel of hardwood flooring. Shifts in the housing trends affect that level of appreciation and increase the popularity of certain wood flooring. Get an inside look at the hardwood flooring market by considering current housing trends. Continue reading →
  • Choosing Between Domestic vs Exotic Hardwood Floors

    Consumers need to consider several factors when shopping for hardwood floors. One of the most important decisions to make is choosing between domestic vs exotic hardwood floors. From color to hardness, durability and price point, the characteristics of each species can be vastly different, creating a distinct look in your living space. Continue reading →
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy Wood Floors Online

    Wood floors create a warm, comforting atmosphere in any room of your home, enhancing living space and improving property value. In the past homeowners traveled from flooring store to flooring store, searching for the ideal wood floors at an affordable price. Savvy shoppers can now buy wood floors online, saving time and money. Continue reading →
  • What Should You Expect From Your Newly Installed Hardwood Flooring?

    Hardwood flooring remains a popular choice for homes of all sizes, outlasting the latest home d├ęcor trends and improving the value of homes across the country. Consumers should consider this type of flooring as a lifetime investment, but performance, durability and appearance depend on product quality and installation methods. Be sure you know what to expect from your newly installed hardwood floor, and how to extend the life of this beautiful feature. Continue reading →
  • Does Your Home Need Minor Floor Prep or Major Floor Prep?

    Preparation is a vital component of flooring installation. Your contractor needs to ensure that ideal conditions exist on the subfloor, providing a clean slate for adhesives and flooring materials. Every project requires minor floor prep and the installation price should cover those costs, but major floor prep may be necessary for a durable installation, driving your installation cost higher and extending the schedule. Continue reading →
  • Benefits of Cumaru Brazilian Teak Wood Floors

    Stronger than domestic hardwood species, Cumaru Brazilian Teak is an exotic wood used for solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring products. Homeowners can benefit from several characteristics of this species, including the strength and distinct appearance. Although the cost is a bit higher than popular domestics like Red Oak and Maple, Brazilian Teak creates a stunning look that lasts in any home. Continue reading →
  • Choosing Between Solid Vs Engineered Wood Flooring

    Replacing carpets and other aged flooring with wood is a wise option for homeowners across North America. But consumers wonder which option provides the best value and ponder the question of solid vs engineered wood flooring. What are the major differences in these popular products? And how can you choose the ideal wood flooring for your home? Continue reading →
  • Pros and Cons of Radiant Heating for Your Home

    Homeowners and home builders should consider the pros and cons of radiant heating when deciding whether or not this heating method is an efficient, economical choice. Available for new builds and as part of your home renovation project, radiant floor heating uses tubes laid below your flooring to heat specific rooms or the entire house. Continue reading →
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