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Refinishing vs Installing New Hardwood Floors

by birgit
Refinishing vs installing new hardwood floors is the question that hardwood floor owners will have to ask themselves when their floors are looking badly worn. Over time, even the most beautiful hardwood floor will show signs of wear and tear and it’s time to consider the advantages and disadvantages of refinishing vs. installing new hardwood floors.  Apart from its beauty, the best feature of hardwood floors is that they can be refinished, however, it’s not always the most cost-effective option. Before considering our options, it’s always good to Know What Kind of Floor You Have Is it solid hardwood or engineered? […]
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How To Get The Best Services Form A Flooring Company

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Selecting the right floor for your home is very important. Several aspects will need to be considered such as budget, material selection, choosing the right installer, floor longevity, and cleaning — just to name the most important ones. It’s up to you to decide how you want your home to look, whether you want it to look elegant, modern, or rustic. To help you with all of this, our design consultant at West Coast Floor Company in Vallejo or Napa is available to help you with material selection, the design and will give you valuable advice.   Here are some […]
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What Are Hardwood Floor Medallions?

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A quick perusal of social media or interior design websites will reveal that a lot of designers are showing off hardwood flooring medallions they’ve designed. Put simply, a medallion is a somewhat circular design in a hardwood floor. Typically, they’re octagons or hexagons, so they still have straight lines instead of actual curves. They’re flush with the rest of hte floor and basically just add an interesting design element. There are two kinds of hardwood floor medallions; some are premade and others are designed. Premade Hardwood Floor Medallions A premade medallion is a design made of hardwood that is supposed […]
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Homeowners Are Rediscovering Hardwood Stairs

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For many reasons, many homeowners have hardwood stairs in their homes that are made of the same material as their hardwood floors, but they’re covered up. There was a trend in the 1980s and 1990s to carpet everything. So, many homeowners put down matting and covered their hardwood stairs. Also, many chose to put carpet or tile over their stairs for the benefit of their children or pets. Whatever the case may be, many homeowners are rediscovering beautiful hardwood to match their floors. If you don’t have hardwood stairs, you should consider making the upgrade. Hardwood Stairs You have several […]
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Hardwood and Pets

by birgit
Many customers come to us with concerns about their hardwood and pets. You may have been told or even experienced that hardwood and pets don’t mix. While some species and finishes may not be ideal with dogs and cats, but there are some great options for hardwood flooring for our pet lovers. Scratch Marks When you get ready to replace your floors, first, look at the Janka Hardness Scale and look for a higher Janka rating. The higher the rating the more resistance to dents and wear. More resilient woods are a great option for homes with pets. Oak is […]
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Hand-scraped Hardwood Flooring

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You may have noticed a trend toward rustic scraped hardwood flooring. Hand-scraped hardwood flooring has a lot of benefits. It adds style and character to the flooring while adding function as well. Additionally, hand-scraped flooring can create a sense of warmth to your home. Hand-scraped floors were the only flooring choice for a long period of time but have become popular again especially by people with pets and people hoping to give their home a rustic or craftsman look. You may be curious if hand-scraped hardwood is a fad that will only last a few years and if it has […]
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Does Hardwood Board Lengths Really Matter?

by birgit
The Ins and Outs of Hardwood Flooring If you are starting the process of looking for new wood flooring you may have some questions about what elements of variables, such as does hardwood board length really matter? In reality, there are a lot of different elements to take into consideration and many of them are really important to ensure you will love your need wood floor. Some of the elements you are selecting when getting a new hardwood floor will affect how your family enjoys and uses your floor. Species and finish will affect how the floor wears and withstands […]
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How to Care for Hardwood Floors

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Wood floors are simply too stunning to skip and every season can bring a different set of challenges. Therefore, knowing how to care for hardwood floors is very important to keep them looking great for many years. If you have recently had hardwood put in, or moved to a home with existing hardwood you may be wondering what the best way to care for your floors is. Read on…. There are a lot of different things you can do for your floors, prevention is definitely the best strategy. Hardwood floors are generally revered as delicate but they are surprisingly resistant […]
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The Economic Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

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You may be wondering about the benefit of hardwood flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is considered to be one of the more pricey investments, but is it really? Yes, engineered hardwood and synthetic flooring options tend to be less expensive initially; however, if you consider the longevity, aesthetics, the home improvement, and resale value of the hardwood floor you will conclude that it is not. Read on to learn more about the economic benefit of hardwood flooring. The Cost of Hardwood Planks The initial investment will be the cost of the hardwood planks. You can buy the hardwood new from a […]
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How to Pet-Proof Your Hardwood Floor

by birgit
Hardwood floors are incredible, timeless additions that can make your home look great. They’re warm and inviting and help to tie a room together. Pets are also great additions to a household. They bring life and excitement to a home. Hardwood floors and pets, however, aren’t the best combination sometimes. Hardwood floors are slick and prone to scratches. Pets, especially dogs, don’t have the best traction on slick floors. Also, they have claws that can scratch up your floor. Your hardwood floor might seem incredibly hard, but dog claws are usually harder. Here are some things you can do to […]