Hardwood Flooring Blog

Why is oak the best type of wood for hardwood flooring?

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People have been using various types of wood in hardwood flooring for centuries. Common choices include maple, cherry, walnut, ash, mahogany, and even bamboo (though, technically speaking a grass, not a type of wood). However, despite all of the innovation and experimentation, classic oak remains the best all-round choice.  But why? That’s what you’re about…

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4 Important Things to Know Before You Buy Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood floors have a classic style that looks beautiful in just about any home. They’re more durable than carpet, and they’re easier to clean and maintain, too. However, before you pick a stain and order your hardwood flooring, there are a few things you should know first. What Kind of Subfloor Do You Have? First,…

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5 Reasons Hardwood Floors Are Better Than Carpet

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Hardwood floors are becoming increasingly popular as an option for your home. Often, when we think of luxury flooring, we imagine ourselves sinking our bare feet into a soft, thick piled carpet. This, however, doesn’t have to be the case. Next time you are considering changing your flooring, why not consider a good quality hardwood…

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6 Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips for Summer

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While hardwood flooring makes an elegant and lasting addition to any home, you should remember that regular hardwood floor maintenance is key to keeping your flooring in tip-top condition, particularly during the summer months. As the climate changes, wood floors have a tendency to expand and contract along with temperature and humidity levels, and, if…

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How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Old or Damaged Hardwood Floors

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Whether you have just moved into a home with old hardwood floors, or you have been living with your hardwood floors for years and have noticed that they are starting to look their age, you may be facing the dilemma of whether you should refinish your floors or tear them up and put in new…

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How to Avoid Damage from Humidity to your Hardwood Floors this Summer

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Hardwood floors are extremely durable and with proper care and maintenance your hardwood floors may last for the life of your home. One of the conditions that can damage your hardwood floors and potentially decrease their longevity is humidity. Any kind of water or moisture can damage hardwood floors, but fluctuations of humidity in the…

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Top 10 Amazing Benefits Gained From Having Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors can provide benefits that simply can’t be gained from other types of flooring. Hardwood floors are:      Attractive While looks are a matter of opinion, hardwood floors are considered by many to be the most attractive flooring option. In many areas across North America, hardwood floors are the traditional and most desirable type…

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6 Ways To Maintain Your Hardwood On A Budget

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A hardwood floor can be a beautiful addition to any home. While hardwood floors can easily last a lifetime, they do require periodic maintenance in order to stay looking their best. Keep it CleanSand, dirt and grit are tracked into your home regularly. If your floor is not cleaned regularly, the dirt will rub against…

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