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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Prefinished Hardwood; Don't Be Hardheaded

    Most old solid oak wood floors can be sanded several times during its lifetime. However, if your flooring is over 20 years old it is best to double check to ensure enough wear-layer exists before attempting another sanding. When a wood floor's wear-layer is under 2 millimeter, you might consider a factory finished hardwoods for your next project. Prefinished hardwoods are also known as factory finished because they are finished at the mill rather than at your home making for a quick install and a tougher finished product.

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  • Snap Together Wood Flooring Makes Home Designing Easy

    Snap together wood flooring eliminates your need for adhesives, nails, or screws of any kind. All you need to do is apply a little pressure to the planks in order to join them together and you're on your way to enjoying a new and beautiful wood floor in a fraction of the time it takes to install more traditional flooring options.

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  • My Experience With UV-Oil Finished Floors

    If you are in the market for a new wood floor and haven’t heard about oiled wood floors yet, it is time to take a serious look at the options. You can be assured that this new trend is already here and it will be here to stay. Today we want to share our own experience with UV-cured oil floors (baked-in oil floor).

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  • Evaluating the Durability of a Hardwood Floor

    Durability is always one of the top concerns for homeowners when choosing the perfect floor. When discussing the durability of a wood floor hardness is the first thing buyers focus on. Although hardness does contribute to the overall durability there are several other factors which contribute to the overall durability. Including but not limited to the sheen, color, and finish.

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  • 5 Warning Signs of a Bad Contractor

    Every home improvement project carries with it a bit of stress. However, the right contractor should act as a guiding hand and sooth you through the process. Hiring the wrong one could mean plenty of headaches and a waste of your hard earned money. Here we will look at some common signs of an unprofessional or unethical contractor.

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  • Measuring and Calculating Square Footage

    When the time comes to replace your current floor covering with a new hardwood floors you might be eager to go talk to someone at the flooring store right away. However, you can already get started on your flooring project before ever visiting a flooring showroom. One of the first steps is measuring the entire area you are planning to install. This will allow the flooring store to give you an accurate idea of how much your project will cost once you find the right floor. It will also allow them to check on the inventory available to ensure there is enough quantity.

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  • Cleaning Oil Finished Hardwood Floors with WOCA

    An oil finish adds an unmatched beauty to the hardwood. Allowing the user to feel the natural wood grains with each step. Oil finished flooring is designed to enhance the wood and allow the wood to become better looking with age. Using the right floor care product is the most important concept for maintaining its beauty. Although more regular maintenance is required for oiled hardwoods, the simplicity is the main benefit.

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  • Choosing the Right Rug Pads for Hardwood Floors

    Area rugs are one of the essentials after the installation of hardwood flooring. One thing often debated is the use of rug pads underneath an area rug. Professionals have warned against the use of certain pads which might smudge the finish on wood flooring. In this article, we will examine the best type of pad for air quality, discoloration, and rug preservation.

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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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