How to Pet-Proof Your Hardwood Floor

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...

Are Top-Nailed Floors Making a Comeback?

The answer is yes! Top-nailed floors are making a come-back and are very much in vogue. When hardwood floors were being installed originally the planks of hardwood were put over a dirt floor. Foundations and subfloors came much later and installers began to lay hardwood floors to a subfloor. This was done by hammering...

The Benefits of Odd Lot Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to buying hardwood flooring, many homeowners find the cost too steep. Others have the money for hardwood flooring but they have ideas about painting or altering the flooring to suit their style. For others, hardwood is simply too expensive to paint or alter in some significant way. However, that’s not always...

Unusual Hardwood Ideas for Flooring

There are many options when you’re choosing hardwood flooring. Obviously, there are unique types of wood that you can choose from. However, there are also some other options that could be even more unique; they could also save you some money. Here are a few ideas. Unique Patterns When you are looking for a...

How Is Hardwood Flooring Hardness Tested?

The hardness of your wood floor is determined primarily by the hardness of the species of wood you chose. That hardness is rated on the janka hardness scale. It measures somewhere between 100 and 4000, with 4000 being the hardest. There are several imported woods that come close to being around 4000 but they’re...

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