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Distressed Hardwood Flooring: The Hand Scraping Process

Do you have your eye on distressed or hand scraped hardwood flooring for your home? This style has become a popular choice for homeowners that want the look of an old, reclaimed hardwood floor that will last a long time and show minimum wear. What Exactly are Hand Scraped or Distressed Floors? This hardwood flooring is intentionally

Have a Dog? How to Pick Hardwood Floors for Your Home

Do you have dogs? A lot of pet owners want their floor to look nice, but worry about their furry friends leaving permanent marks. The good news is that owning dogs doesn’t mean you can’t have hardwood floors. San Jose Hardwood Floors can help you pick the best floor for you and your entire family – including the dog!

Linoleum vs. Vinyl Flooring: Benefits & Helpful Care Tips

Are you interested in floors that aren’t made of hardwood? Vinyl and linoleum flooring are two options many homeowners consider for the creativity they allow, such as creating a 20s-inspired kitchen. But a lot of people have no idea how these two materials differ from each other. About Linoleum Flooring Although it was commonly used in

Installing Hardwood Floors: To Glue or To Nail?

When it comes to installing hardwood floors, a common question we get is if they’ll be glued or nailed. Generally, we only glue solid hardwood flooring if the planks are 5 inches or wider, and for planks less than 5 inches wide we nail or staple. However, there are a lot of factors to consider, such

[Hardwood Flooring Guide] Where to Purchase Your New Floors

How much do you really save buying hardwood flooring (or really any type of floors) from a big box store or an online discounted website? Although your upfront costs may be less, how much will it cost you down the road? Ask yourself: did you really get the floors you wanted, installed perfectly and properly warrantied? Before buying

Are You Ruining Your Floors? 4 Hardwood Floor Care Tips

Wood flooring is common; unfortunately proper hardwood floor care isn’t. Are you inadvertently ruining your floors? The good news is we have 4 tips to keep your flooring beautiful for years to come. 1. Consider hardwood floor care when selecting décor. Maintaining your flooring is more than just cleaning hardwood floors regularly; it’s also preemptively protecting

San Jose Hardwood Floors Awarded for Customer Service

We’re thrilled to announce that San Jose Hardwood Floors has received a 2015 Best of Houzz award in the “Client Satisfaction” category! We’re especially honored as we pride ourselves outstanding customer service; it’s fulfilling to be recognized for it. Thank you to all our clients that contributed to this distinction! As a recipient of this award,

Respect & Your Hardwood Flooring Project

Selecting a contractor for your hardwood flooring project is a big choice. In addition to picking a business that can provide the floors you want within your budget, it’s important they have your best interest in mind – in all areas of the project. It all comes down to respect. Privacy & Your Wood Floors Project As

Hardwood Flooring Guide: Demystifying the Top 15 Terms

As you start thinking about new hardwood flooring for your home, it’s likely you’ll come across a few terms you don’t know. You’re in luck! Here are 15 common terms you’ll hear and what they mean in relation to your wood floors. Top 15 Hardwood Flooring Terms Sanding: This is the process we use to remove

Top 5 Flooring Articles

Want a quick overview of helpful flooring articles? We’re happy to share the five most popular posts on our site for your convenience. Top 5 Flooring Articles 1. Hardwood Flooring Patterns: Which is Right for Your Space? From random width and herringbone flooring to picture frame, parquet and diagonal flooring, this helpful post shares five common patterns