Unique Wood Floors Blog

  • Choosing the Best Hardwood Flooring | Maple vs Oak

    Are you looking for an affordable, durable wood to finish your living space? Maple and oak remain the most popular domestic hardwood floor options. Understanding the pros and cons of each choice will help you make a wise decision in the maple vs oak debate. Pick the best option for your home by keeping these factors in mind. Continue reading →
  • How Designers Are Using Brazilian Macchiato Pecan

    Macchiato Pecan, also commonly known as Brazilian Pecan/Hickory, is a wood indigenous to South America specifically Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Its similarities to Pecan and Hickory are uncanny and often characterized by the variations in color. Continue reading →
  • Why an Increasing Number of Homeowners Are Choosing White Oak Flooring

    There are so many options from which to choose when it comes to household flooring. There are different materials, different styles, and different patterns, so you should be able to find the perfect fit for your home. White oak is one of those options, and it is an excellent choice that will work in any home. Here are some reasons why White Oak flooring might be the right choice for you. Continue reading →
  • Keep Your Wood Floors Shining With Osmo Liquid Wax

    A newly installed hardwood floor has a shine that simply cannot be beat. It looks fresh and new, and you can almost see your reflection. Being hardwood, you can bet that your floor will last for years to come. However, while the floor might last, that shine might not. Keeping your floor looking clean and shiny takes extra maintenance, and that is where Osmo Liquid Wax comes in. Continue reading →
  • Why You Should Consider Vent Covers For Your Hardwood Floors

    Heat rises and that's one of the reasons many homes have their duct vents in the floors. While this can be great for keeping your house warm on a cold winter day, the coated metal drop-in vent registers installed by most HVAC companies don't do much for your interior decor -- especially when placed in that beautiful prefinished wood floor that was just installed. Continue reading →
  • Part 3: When is Glue-down Installation of Hardwood Floors the Best Choice?

    As you have read in Part 1 & Part 2 there are multiple methods of installing hardwood flooring, both engineered and solid. In Part 3 we will examine the pros and cons of choosing the glue down method of installation. Continue reading →
  • Floor Muffler Ultraseal Underlayment Installation Tips

    When purchasing new flooring, one of the biggest determining factors for which type you choose is cost. A great way to reduce the cost of your new laminate flooring is by installing the Floor Muffler Ultraseal Underlayment yourself. Using Floor Muffler ultraseal underlayment will help protect your flooring from moisture and make your floor softer and quieter. Here's a quick guide to install it. Continue reading →
  • Part 2: Is Nail-down Installation The Best?

    Last week we examined the many uses of the floating floor installation in Part 1 of this series. But today let us see the benefits of another install type. Continue reading →
  • Part 1: Are Floating Floors the Right Choice For You?

    When a homeowner walks into a big box store or a carpet floor store, Oftentimes you are introduced to a floating engineered wood floor or a laminate floor at the beginning of your wood floor search. Continue reading →
  • Cabinets and Hardwood Flooring Before or After

    When doing a kitchen project the first question that comes up is should the¬†hardwood floors be installed before or after the cabinets? The correct answer is not as simple as it might seem. First we must consider how your hardwood flooring will be installed. Floating, nail down, or glue down? If installing a floating floor, the answer is simple. Install the cabinets first because heavy cabinetry cannot sit on top of a floating floor or it will restrict movement and increase the chances of flooring separation. However, when installing a wood flooring nail down or glue down, there are more factors to consider. Continue reading →
  • Best Flooring to Update Your Basement

    Want more room in your home for the kids to play in or your own private area for movies? Your basement doesn't have to be a creepy place filled with spider webs over cold hard concrete.¬†Contrary to popular belief, there are many great wood floors which are suitable for below-grade installation. These products are fully warrantied and backed up by the manufacture. Lets begin turning that old dreary basement into a cozy family room, media room, bedroom, or den. Continue reading →
  • Create a Dramatic Look by Upgrading your Stairway's Treads and Risers

    If you live in a two-level home, the interior stairway can often be used to create a dramatic accent for your interior decor and serve as an engaging focal point for anyone who happens to enter the front door. Whether you have a simple straight set of stairs, a 90 degree run with an intermediate landing, or a grand curved affair that sets off your foyer, your stairway can complement both levels of your house by conveying a sense of warmth and comfort or making a bold architectural statement. Continue reading →
  • 7 Ways Solid Hardwood Flooring Can Be Destroyed and How To Protect It

    Solid hardwood flooring, the traditional form of making wood floors, will provide years of value to your home if you take good care of it. Unfortunately, the lifespan can be cut short if a few precautionary measures are not taken. Here are some tips for maintenance: Continue reading →
  • WOCA Oil Refresher: How it Will Enhance Your Wood Floor

    There is nothing better for the look of a home than a dazzling hardwood floor. Of course, for all the benefits that come with hardwood, there is one drawback. Keeping that floor looking dazzling and clean at all times can be difficult. Staying on top of it is the best option. But sometimes, it is best to have a little regular maintenance to keep that shine. That is where an Oil Refresher can be useful. Continue reading →
  • Hickory Wood Flooring Will Add a Rustic Charm to Your Home

    The world is dominated by trends, and our lives are increasingly ruled by technology. Sometimes it is nice to have a refuge from the modern world. Making your home feel a little rustic is certainly a good way to do that. Hickory wood flooring, with its tree-colored tan to reddish shades, is a perfect option if you are looking to make your city home feel a little country. Here are some other benefits of hickory wood flooring. Continue reading →