logo-icon

Unique Wood Floors Blog

  • Asian Walnut: A Unique, Distinctive and Durable Option

    If you are looking for unique flooring options, a little research into today’s trends is surely worth the effort. There are a few unique options now reaching our markets that may deserve strong consideration. One of the more unconventional choices that are rapidly increasing in popularity is the Asian Walnut wood floor. Asian Walnut, or Acacia as it is sometimes called, is a very tough little tree common to the aridest areas of Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Australia. Its unique grain pattern makes it a perfect choice for open concept rooms and interior spaces. The wood’s distinctive grain pattern, large swirls, and loose grain structure give it one of the most unique appearances of any wood species.

    Continue reading

  • Pros and Cons of Cork Flooring

    The demand for cork flooring has boomed in the last few years, as more people look for environmentally friendly wood flooring and discover the many benefits of this beautiful material. An educated consumer remains the wisest shopper, and it helps all in the industry to discuss not only the advantages of cork flooring but also the disadvantages this material may bring to your living space. Consider both the pros and cons of cork wood flooring before you buy. You may find that this beautiful flooring suits your home.

    Continue reading

  • Facts About Hickory

    What is Hickory Hardwood?

    There are actually 19 different kinds of hickory hardwoods in the world. This domestic hardwood species is very hard, dense, and resistant to shock. Hickory hardwood has been used for tool handles, the spokes of wagon wheels, lacrosse sticks, golf clubs, and skis. The energy living in hardwood makes it very suitable for burning in wood stoves and fireplaces. It is often used to flavor meats such as barbecue.

    Continue reading

  • Oil Finish Hardwood Flooring Trends Of 2016

    Oil finish hardwood flooring has taken the United States market by storm in 2016 and shows no signs of slowing down in 2017 and beyond. Here are some of the most common questions we have regarding oil finished trends:

    Continue reading

  • Benefits of UV Oil Finish on Hardwood Floors

    Your hardwood floors need a durable finish that maintains the visual appeal and natural comfort of wood. Although polyurethane finishes remain popular, UV oiled finishes provide a variety of benefits that attract discerning homeowners. When you’re looking for something upscale and distinct, consider the benefits of UV oil finish on hardwood floors of all types.

    Continue reading

  • How to Choose the Best Wood Flooring for Small Spaces

    Decorating small spaces requires the same level of attention as decorating larger spaces, and choosing the best wood flooring requires some consideration. While basic rules of small space design apply to floors, you should also think about how the wood species, color, and width of your hardwood flooring selection fit into small space principles.

    Continue reading

  • Brazilian Teak Cumaru Flooring - Everything You Want to Know

    Brazilian Teak Cumaru hardwood appeals to a broad range of consumers, from tasteful homeowners looking for an exotic wood floor to commercial building designers seeking a highly durable, attractive product. This type of wood flooring provides several distinct benefits and creates a rich look echoing the timeless appeal of teak. Find out what you want to know about this hardwood type, rapidly growing in popularity across North America. Continue reading

  • Deciding Between Cleats Vs Staples When Nailing Your Hardwood Floor

    With high-quality materials available at affordable prices and increasing labor rates due to lack of experienced craftsmanship. Think you can take on this project yourself? Finding the optimum fastener can be confusing. Some hardwood flooring installers insist on using traditional cleats, while others only use staples to secure solid hardwood. DIY enthusiasts want to know which choice is best in the cleats vs staples argument.

    Continue reading

  • HGTV Bath Crashers featuring our French Oak Vintage Noir

    Our host Matt Muenster of HGTV's Bath Crashers transforms this mismatch into another beauty. The octagon-shaped space has 12 ft ceilings and a wall of windows which gives tons of potential. View the video below for a preview of how the natural oiled French Oak Vintage Noir really pulls the decor together with the new shower and black pebbles beneath the tub and creates another design masterpiece.

    Continue reading

  • The Truth About Your Wood Flooring Warranty

    Shortly after you start researching on your wood floor projects, you should realize how many years of finish and structural warranty is attached to each product. It is common to find a floor that boasts 25, 50, or even 100 year warranties. The goal of today’s article is to help you understand what you really get from your wood floor warranty.

    Continue reading

  • HGTV Bath Crashers featuring our Acacia Herringbone Natural

    Let us follow our host Matt Muenster of HGTV Bath Crashers on another epic adventure in home decor. In this episode Matt seeks out a lovely couple in your typical home improvement store for a total bathroom makeover featuring our Continue reading

  • The Hardest Wood Species - Ipe Brazilian Walnut

    The Ipe Brazilian Walnut has a natural durability and a profound beauty. It is a very dense, tropical hardwood highly resistant to rot and insects while carrying a Class A fire rating reserved for concrete and steel. It is no wonder why this species has been used for the boardwalk along the beach of New York City’s Coney Island and lasted 25 years which is astounding when considering the sheer amount of traffic and exposure to elements. It is classified as an exotic species from South America with colors ranging from olive green to brown. Due to the oily nature and high density, Ipe Brazilian Walnut is used for flooring, furniture, decking, footbridges, railroad crossties, tool handles, boardwalks, boat docks, and even piers.

    Continue reading

  • Best of Houzz 2015 Award

    Unique Wood Floors - Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

    Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World

    Continue reading

  • Domestic Lumber Trends 2014 and Beyond

    Hardwood can be an integral part of a home’s design and favorite woods, stains, and finishes go in and out of style, just like most other aspects of interior design. Domestic lumber, also referred to as North American lumber, is becoming increasingly popular and overtaking the bamboo craze that swept the nation a few years ago. Oak, maple, hickory, and walnut are the top four most popular domestic hardwoods and their increasing rates of installation, for a number of reasons to be discussed, also come with a few consequences which should be considered.
  • Uncovering Hardwood Flooring Myths | Are Beveled Edges Difficult to Clean?

    Consumers have the choice between beveled edges and square edges on hardwood flooring. Besides the price difference and installation concerns, many homeowners wonder whether beveled edge hardwood floor is difficult to clean and what type of special cleaning equipment is required to keep the flooring neat and attractive.

    Continue reading

61-75 of 146