Unique Wood Floors Blog

  • 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. Continue reading →
  • 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 →
  • Top Five Wood Flooring Color Trends for 2014

    Wood flooring continues to be a popular and valuable choice for homeowners, whether they're building a new house or designing a home renovation. Besides the wide range of wood species available for both hardwood and engineered wood floors, consumers also need to choose the optimum color for their home. For the latest in design and interior decorating check out the wood flooring color trends for 2014 and choose a favorite. Continue reading →
  • How to Deal With the Top 10 Common Messes on Hardwood Floors

    much you try to avoid it, some of those messes end up on your hardwood floors. Learn how to extend the life of your wood flooring and keep this area of your home clean. Continue reading →
  • Five Tips on Choosing Wood Floors for Your Mudroom

    Mudrooms play an important role in the modern home, acting as a buffer between the interior and exterior of your home. Choosing the right wood floors for your mudroom makes a big difference to the look and function of this room. Find out how to add the beauty of wood flooring to your mudroom. Continue reading →
  • Tips on Choosing Between Different Types of Bamboo Wood Flooring

    Consumers love bamboo wood flooring for its natural beauty, durability and environmental benefits. Manufacturers have responded to the growing demand by introducing several types of bamboo floor, providing distinct finishes for varied tastes. Find out how to choose between these types and understand the different looks and textures available. Continue reading →
  • The Brief History of Hardwood Floors in America

    Oriental rugs and polished wooden floors are what comes to our mind when we try to envision the historic interiors. However, this picture is not entirely accurate because until the late 19thcentury finish hardwood floors or oriental rugs were not that common. Wood has been used for flooring for quite a long time but in a much simpler form than we might imagine. Continue reading →
  • Wood Flooring in the Bathroom

    Flooring inside a bathroom is as important as any other part of your house. Bathroom floors and the overall effort put into the designing of a bathroom add a lot to the overall ambiance of the house. The most basic thing to consider when choosing the floor of your bathroom is the moisture. While some people might think that placing a carpet on a bathroom floor is a good idea will eventually find that it is actually not the case. The moisture inside your bathroom and the carpet flooring is not a good combination as carpets tend to absorb moisture that can attract bacteria. Continue reading →
  • How to Choose Hardwoods For Your Home

    You need to use your imagination when you set out to buy planks for your hardwood floors. There are many kinds of wood you can choose from but you need to choose the one that is just the right size and color for your house. Following are some easy instructions that you can follow in order to choose the best wide hardwood planks for your floors: Continue reading →
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