Cork – An Eco friendly and Green option

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Cork flooring is a popular and ecological option for those wanting to remain green. Because of the cork’s inherent makeup, it provides the homeowner with a natural cushion when it’s stood upon. Cork is also Mother Nature’s sound barrier. It muffles music, footsteps and other noises that the mere act of living generates. Cork flooring contains a natural hypoallergenic property … Read More

Reclaimed Elm Wood flooring

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Reclaimed wood flooring is not only a responsible re-use of precious lumber resources, but also a simple way to ensure your flooring is as unique as it is attractive. This is especially true for Reclaimed Elm, a truly resilient wood flooring. Reclaimed Elm features a long, straight grain pattern and holds up well against foot traffic and moisture. Even though … Read More

Sand, Sun a beach house and hardwood flooring

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Sand and sun are wonderful to get a suntan, but can play havoc on hardwood flooring. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re planning to install hardwood floors in a beach house that can’t help but have a few grains of jagged edged sand and moisture. Polyurethane finish is a wonderful option. But if that … Read More

Red Cross for Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood Flooring is beautiful and durable, but it does have its weak points, points that can be defended against with a few helpful hints: 1) Scratches, dents and dings – These usually occur over time once the protective finish wears off. To slow this process down, do not wear high heals or hard soled shoes in the house, install protective … Read More

Everything you ever wanted to know about waterproof WPC or Wood Plastic Composite flooring

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WPC is a 100% waterproof premium multilayer hyper-realistic vinyl flooring that combines the strength of hardwood and the maintainability, resilience and affordability of PVC. Embossed textures on the planks replicates the grain textures almost exactly. The foam backing inhibits bacterial grown as well as smoothes out imperfect subfloors. Clean up is a breeze; with a damp mop keeping the flooring … Read More

How to deal with the issue of prefinished floors and curved stair nosing

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A client came into the store asking what she could do about getting a radius nosing for her prefinished floor. Her installer told her that prefinished floors don’t have prefinished nosings, but that one could be created out of smaller pieces of wood nosing. However, this would create wood grains that flowed in different directions. That wasn’t acceptable. We told … Read More

Hardwood Flooring issues when dealing with slab foundations

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When the designer of a contemporary home was searching for just the right flooring to accentuate this fabulous Encino hilltop home, which was built upon a slab foundation, there were issues to consider. Although solid flooring would have been a wonderful choice, its installation would have necessitated a plywood subfloor, which would add to the cost. There would also be … Read More

The mystery about the different grades of wood flooring

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When shopping for something as important and long lasting as hardwood flooring, it’s important that you understand the different grades of wood. For Unfinished hardwood flooring there are predominantly 5 grades you need to understand; * Clear Grade is considered the most consistent grade; with few color variations, and little to no visible knots or pinholes. * Select or Better … Read More