Unique Wood Floors Blog

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Hardwood Flooring

    South American exotic hardwood flooring is trending back into high-end homes but is it worth the extra cost? What is it about Brazilian hardwood that sets it apart from imported woods from other regions around the globe? Here is a quick guide to Brazilian hardwood that will help you decide. Continue reading →
  • What is Transition Molding, and Why do you Need it?

    Transition Molding is the buffer that helps one surface transition to the other so that there are no abrupt or unfinished edges in your home. While they often go unnoticed, they are essential both for the elegance and functionality of your floors. Transition Molding is also essential from a safety standpoint, as it is necessary to prevent tripping between walking from hard surface to carpeting. Continue reading →
  • Tape, Which is Best for Hardwood Floors; A Scientific Experiment

    Tape gets used on every job site, it could be duct tape, painters tape, caution tape, you name the project they probably have a tape for it. When it comes to hardwood flooring, fasteners are often used for holding the planks together while the glue dries in a floating or glue down installation. Choosing the right adhesive strip is an important factor in determining the satisfaction of the final product. 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 →
  • Flooring Dealer of Minnesota featured in The Wall Street Journal

    Woodstock, IL - Stylish Smoked White Oak Line purchased and installed in 2012 is featured in WSJ article titled Extreme Means to Clinch a Home Sale of the Oct 27th, 2017 issue. This article is authored by Amy Gamerman.  Continue reading →
  • 3 Wood Flooring Trends We Will See in 2018

    Wood flooring is a timeless option. Even with the incursion of simulated wood options, wood flooring will never go out of style. Read on to learn about the wood flooring trends we will likely see in 2018. Continue reading →
  • Five Tips to Keep Your Wood Flooring Clean in Winter

    Homeowners across the globe appreciate the beauty and character of wood flooring. But those living in northern climates need to deal with winter weather when snow, wet footwear, and ice take a toll on wood floors of all types. Find out how you should care for hardwood and engineered wood flooring to ensure the winter passes problem-free. 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 →
  • Removing the Baseboard Before Installation of Hardwood Floors

    So you are about to install your new hardwood flooring and are wondering if you should remove your baseboard first? There are a few factors you should consider before getting started: Continue reading →
  • Which Direction Should I Lay My Hardwood Flooring?

    Your wood flooring was delivered last week and your installer is scheduled to come over tomorrow morning to install your hardwood flooring. What seemed so intuitive at the store now seems overwhelming with the decision you must make on which direction to install your hardwood flooring. After all, this might be a decision you will have to live with for a long time. Luckily, we are here to help you make the correct decision. Continue reading →
  • How to Find the Best Underlayment for Wood Flooring

    As many wood flooring installation contractors know, choosing the best underlayment for wood floors makes a major difference to the finished product. Quality underlayment keeps moisture away and lessens sound issues.  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 →
  • How to Prevent Gapping In Your Hardwood Floors

    It is important to remember that wood, no matter its species or its hardness rating, is an organic product and made of fibers that absorb nutrients and water. The fibers within wood are constantly changing in tension, flexibility, and solidity.  Continue reading →
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