Caring for Your Hardwood Floors during the Summer

Caring for Your Hardwood Flooring in the Summer With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing for the warm, sunny days. We take steps to protect our skin during the summer months, but many people don’t realize that it’s also important to protect your hardwood floors from the sunlight, heat, and humidity. With these […]

Preventing Hardwood Flooring Gaps and Separations

A common issue with hardwood flooring is gaps and separations between planks. Hardwood flooring is a natural product that is affected by variations in temperature and humidity. During warm, humid summers hardwood absorbs moisture and expands. Conversely, dry winter weather causes hardwood to lose moisture and contract. Gaps and separations often concern homeowners, but this […]

What is Hand Scraped Hardwood?

The technique of hand scraping hardwood flooring was originally used in the 1600s to even out the difference between planks, but it is a style that is making a big comeback and has quickly grown in popularity over the past decade. Homeowners love the old world character and rustic warmth it brings to their home. […]

Janka Hardness Scale

As homeowners are shopping for hardwood floors for their home, something they will most likely come across is the phrase “Janka Hardness Rating”. Each species of hardwood is assigned a Janka hardness number and this number can tell some important information about the floors being considered. So what is a Janka rating and how should it influence your customer’s […]

Hardwood Flooring Pre-Installation Considerations

There are many things to consider when installing hardwood flooring. We have outlined the top 4 things you should think about before making your decision. Choose the appropriate type of hardwood flooring Not all flooring types are right for all situations. A simple rule of thumb is… do not install solid hardwood below grade (ground […]

8 Things You Should Know About Engineered Hardwood

There is no denying, engineered hardwood is quickly becoming a very popular choice for homeowners looking for quality hardwood flooring. There are so many great benefits to engineered hardwood and a few big differences between engineered and solid that we think homeowners need to be aware of, so we have compiled this list of the top […]