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Should You Use Engineered Hardwood Flooring in a Bathroom?

by birgit
We are always on the look-out for answers to questions we get asked often and topics that would be useful to our audience.  Since the question of solid hardwood vs engineered hardwood for bathrooms is being asked of us a lot, we thought that we should share this post originally published here. Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood in a Bathroom This is such a great question! And we say yes! We love using hardwood, specifically engineered hardwood flooring, in our bathrooms and have done this in two of our homes now. We can’t speak first hand on solid hardwood in a […]
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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood?

by birgit
Thinking about installing hardwood floors in your home or office? This article might help you with how to choose hardwood flooring. The post How to Choose Hardwood Flooring appeared first on Invision. Solid vs Engineered Hardwood Flooring? So you’ve decided to install some hardwood flooring.  Congratulations! You’ve chosen a durable, good looking and timeless flooring material that will serve you well for decades to come.  But unfortunately, your decision-making process is far from over. You’ll still have to make some choices about the type of hardwood you ultimately install.  To guide you through this process we’ve come up with an article […]
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Is Pine Wood Flooring For You?

by birgit
Pinewood is a popular and classic flooring product. It’s affordable, durable, and can be readily finished according to your preferences. However, pine does not appeal to everybody and isn’t always a good fit for every situation. Read on to learn about the benefits of pinewood flooring… Pros: Attractive Floor that Can Last For the Lifetime of Your Home Pinewood flooring is usually selected for its cozy look and the ability to take on years of use, pine has the additional benefits of being more affordable and environment-friendly. Pleasing Appearance Pine can be purchased in varying shades of color from almost […]
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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.  Introducing: Dustless Hardwood Floor Sanding! Dust No More Hardwood floor sanding is an extremely messy and 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 […]
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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, the 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. […]
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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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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 […]
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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 […]