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2020 Wood Flooring Color Trends

by birgit
Not a day goes by where we are not asked about the latest color trends in wood flooring. To answer the question for the 2020 wood flooring color trends, allow us to share an article with you we found here. “From traditional browns to fashion-forward grays and newer, warmer tones, those looking for a wood or wood-look flooring have an exceptional color palette to choose from. And no matter what your favorite shade of flooring may be, you are guaranteed a timeless, natural look and feel that will uplift a room just how you want it to. Whether you want […]
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The Benefits of Dustless Hardwood Floor Sanding

by birgit
One of the major drawbacks of having hardwood floors sanded and refinished is the dust the sanding generates….up until now. Dust No More Hardwood floor sanding is an extremely dusty process, creating a dust storm of sanded material all over your house. The dust particles would put a fine layer all over your furniture, linger in air ducts and damage electronic equipment such as stereos, home theatre equipment, computers, etc. Cleaning-up the fine particles can be a nightmare, one that could go on for quite a while. But, it hasn’t got to be this way with the use of dust […]

Oakwood Flooring – the Perfect Choice!

by birgit
Natural wood, including oakwood flooring, makes for a perfect building and finishing material, in both homes and offices. Wood finishing has a natural ambiance that promotes comfort, warmth, and coziness. There are many ways to use wood to finish a home, and one popular way is to use oakwood flooring. Using oak is an excellent choice, as it has a number of attractive features. Natural Beauty Oak flooring has a naturally warm and attractive appearance, enhanced by the wood’s oils. The texture and grain of oak are appealing to the eye. And with white oak, many kinds of techniques for […]
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New Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

by birgit
If only life were more like the popular home make-over shows.  Floors would be installed and rooms repainted in just an hour. Everything would go as planned, easy-peasy. No mishaps, no repeated runs to the hardware store, the new floor would end up looking great. Alas, reality is much different – especially when it comes to installing hardwood floors. If you’re ready for  new flooring, here are some considerations to help you decide if DIY or hiring a pro is the way to go. What type of floor should you choose? There are many flooring types to choose from. Laminate […]

What Are Hardwood Floor Medallions?

by birgit
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 […]

Hardwood and Pets

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Many customers come to us with concerns about their dogs and their floors. You may have been told that hardwood and pets don’t mix. While some species and finishes may not be ideal with dogs but there are some great options for hardwood flooring and dogs. 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 one of the harder species that is commonly used in the US. Softer species like American […]

Handscraped Hardwood Flooring

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Hand scraped wood flooring has a lot of benefits.It adds style and character to the flooring while adding function as well. Handscraped 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 a popular choice again especially for people hoping to give their home a rustic or craftsman look to their home. You may be curious if hand scraped hardwood is a fad that will only last a few years and if it has any benefits over other flooring types. Hand scraped flooring […]

How to Care for Hardwood Flooring

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Caring for your hardwood floors is very important. If you have recently had hardwood put in, refinished or moved to a home with existing hardwood you may be wondering what the best way to care for your floors is. There are a lot of different things you can do for your floors, prevention is one of the best things for wood floor. If you want to keep your floors looking good for years to come there are some important steps to take. Hardwood floors are generally revered as delicate but they are surprisingly resistant to damage. The environment of your […]

Hardwood Flooring: Economic Considerations

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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; however, if you consider the longevity, aesthetics, the home improvement value and resale value of the hardwood floor you will conclude that it is not. The Cost of Hardwood Planks The initial investment will be the cost of the hardwood planks. You can buy the hardwood new from a flooring manufacturer direct or a flooring store or Home Improvement chains like the Home Depot. Hardwood flooring planks are available in a […]

How to Pet-Proof Your Hardwood Floor

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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 room. Hardwood floors and pets, however, aren’t the best combination. 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 pet-proof […]