Did You Know? All About Radiant Heating for Hardwood Floors

Did you know that radiant heating is an option for homes with hardwood floors? A way of warming the home through the floors, and perfect for those that like to walk around barefoot, radiant heating has numerous benefits in the home. How does radiant heating work? Radiant heat underneath hardwood flooring involves tubes installed under

Eco-Friendly Flooring Design Option: Leather!

Sure you’ve heard of leather jackets, leather purses and leather wallets, but did you know leather floor tiles are also a reality? A sustainable option for homeowners, leather flooring is an eco-friendly option perfect for cozy bedrooms, media rooms or even walls. “Custom size tiles, colors and designs are available…let your imagination run wild!” Leather

Kitchens are a Great Place for Hardwood Floors

Given that moisture is hard on wood floors, is it wise to put hardwood flooring in the kitchen? You might be surprised to know many homeowners actually prefer a hardwood floor in their kitchen for several reasons: Hardwood floors provide more cushioning on the feet than other popular flooring materials like tile. Your feet will definitely

Expansion and Contraction of Wood Flooring: What it is and How to Avoid It

Although there are many benefits of hardwood flooring, it is important to note that expansion and contraction of the wood is to be expected as weather changes throughout the year. As mentioned in a previous post, moisture and hardwood floors don’t mix well; wood naturally expands in moisture (such as when air is warm and humid) and contracts

Meet the Manufacturer: EcoTimber

EcoTimber, one of our featured manufacturers, specializes in a wide range of gorgeous, eco-friendly and exotic hardwood and bamboo flooring including prefinished engineered and floating floors. Thanks to companies like EcoTimber, purchasing eco-friendly wood products does not mean sacrificing beauty, durability or ease of installation. Bamboo flooring is a “green” option for homeowners that want to

Wood Flooring – Solid, Engineered, Laminate, Oh My!

There are a lot of flooring choices for homeowners, even when it comes to those that want the classic, timeless look and warm feel of a hardware floor. Solid hardwood, engineered wood and laminate flooring are three options to consider: Solid Hardwood Flooring is one piece of wood, from top to bottom, with no additional materials

Expert Hardwood Refinishing – A Cost-Effective Solution For Beautiful Floors

Want to add value to your existing hardwood floors? Refinishing your floors is a fast, cost-effective alternative to installing brand new floors. How does hardwood floor refinishing work? The process includes sanding, staining, and finishing (or sealing) the wood. As with other types of home maintenance, doing it yourself is always an option, although hiring a professional

Want to Invest in Your Home? Hardwood Flooring Increases Value!

Did you know that hardwood flooring actually increases the value of your home? The National Wood Flooring Association surveyed real estate agents across the country. They noted that wood floors make a significant difference in the value in addition to the amount of time it takes to sell the house; houses sell faster with hardwood floors

Caring for Your Hardwood Floors – Five Simple Tips

Five Simple Tips Hardwood floors are more durable than carpet and easier to clean than tile. Follow these five simple tips to keep your floor clean and beautiful for decades to come! With a new hardwood floor install or refinish, always check with the contractor for specific cleaning materials. Different finish applications require different cleaning