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  • How Long Should You Acclimate Wood Floor Before Installation?

    Proper wood floor acclimation has been a question in many home owners and contractors’ mind prior to installation. Since wood flooring projects are major investment, it is wise to understand the true meaning of acclimation. Under certain circumstances, to wrongly acclimate your wood floor can lead to installation issues. Such as to potentially cause buckling or gapping which the manufacturers’ warranty will not cover.

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  • What Everyone Should Know About Selecting Prefinished Wood Flooring

    Are you thinking about updating a room in your house? Finished basement or office space? Consider the varied options in prefinished wood flooring. Prefinished hardwood is pre-sanded, stained, and coated with finish in a factory confined space before being packaged into boxes. These floors are finished in a controlled environment which allows the finish to cure evenly and last 150% longer before needing to be refinished. With an array of wood floor options from exotic to domestic to eco friendly, you really can't go wrong.

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  • Hardwood Floors and Pets

    I love hardwood floors but we have a very active young Golden Retriever and this dog can grow to be 70 pounds. What are some of the concerns which I should have for choosing the right hardwood floors for pets? Continue reading

  • Why Engineered Wood Floors Are Not Made Equal

    One of the most commonly asked questions in a wood floor showroom by homeowners is as follows. “What should I choose for my house engineered hardwood or solid hardwood floor?”. It is a big mistake for a sale person to respond with a definite answer without taking all of the following into consideration. Lifestyle, home structure, and even budget. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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