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Loba-Wakol: The Answer Is Yes- Now What Is the Question?

Posted on Oct 4, 2019 4:09:17 PM

German engineering is renowned and respected worldwide, and when it comes to the hardwood flooring industry it has a major foothold. Brands like Lägler, Stauf, Bosch, and Fein are revered by craftsmen the world over. The same can be said for LOBA-WAKOL, a company that seamlessly connects finish and adhesive products to produce floors that perform the way they should while looking stunning to boot.

Additionally, LOBA-WAKOL has a unique caveat when it comes to hiring their team members: in order to be in the field representing their products, it’s required you have a background in hardwood floor installation. To shine some light on LOBA-WAKOL and their team, we talked with their marketing manager Amanda Bartik as well as Micah Loberg, our local rep who has been in the hardwood industry since he was 17.

Topics: Contractor Education, Wood Floor Care, Wood Floor Finishes, Loba, Wakol

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Topics: Contractor Education, Wood Floor Care, Wood Floor Finishes, Loba, Wakol

Born in the U.S.A.-American Manufacturing Partners

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 11:28:12 AM

Every July, Americans across the country take the opportunity to celebrate the birth of our independent nation on the Fourth of July. All month long, we've highlighted many of our manufacturers who were founded in the U.S., and have grown to be trusted partners not only to Palo Duro but to contractors and flooring professionals around the country. To put the love in one place, we made a non-exhaustive list of some of the American products our customers have come to know and trust. We have more of course- but you'll just have to give our team a call at 303-375-0820 to find out more!

Topics: Aacer Flooring, Hearthwood Floors, Muscanell Millworks, WD Flooring, Powernail, Bostitch, PolyVar, 3M, Absco, Graf Custom Flooring

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Topics: Aacer Flooring, Hearthwood Floors, Muscanell Millworks, WD Flooring, Powernail, Bostitch, PolyVar, 3M, Absco, Graf Custom Flooring

Hooked On A Feeling: Muscanell Textures

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 8:42:18 AM

To put it bluntly, hardwood flooring can be “temperamental” in dry, arid climates. Therefore, it sometimes comes as a surprise to Colorado flooring professionals that we have a mill right in the southwest corner of the state that produces some of the best quality products available in this part of the country.

Muscanell Millworks out of Cortez, Colorado not only prides itself on factors like precision milling, long lengths, and their meticulous drying processes, but they also are at the forefront of design trends- we’re talking textures. Not only did they see a heavy demand for textured flooring from their client base, they also saw what other manufacturers were producing and just knew they could do it better.

Topics: Featured Product, Muscanell Millworks, Solid Wood Flooring

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Topics: Featured Product, Muscanell Millworks, Solid Wood Flooring

Absolute Coating's Journey to the West

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 12:33:01 PM

For hardwood floors, the importance of good stains and finishes can never be overstated. From an aesthetic standpoint, they can set the color tone for a space or highlight the natural character and grain in the wood itself. When it comes to function and practicality, finish is the knight in shining (or matte or satin) armor that protects the floor from everyday use. 

Topics: Site-Finished Wood Flooring, Wood Floor Finishes, Wood Floor Sheens, Wood Floors Contractor

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Topics: Site-Finished Wood Flooring, Wood Floor Finishes, Wood Floor Sheens, Wood Floors Contractor

First Annual DOMOTEX USA Recap

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 9:21:22 AM

In 1989, the first-ever DOMOTEX World of Flooring convention took place in Hanover, Germany. The event has grown massively in scale over the years, with the number of exhibitors, attendees, and locations continually expanding. After being in production for thirty years, DOMOTEX finally made landfall in the United States at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and a handful of Palo Duro Hardwoods team members were there to see it all come together.

Topics: Eugen Lägler GmbH, Wood Flooring Expo, DOMOTEX USA

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Topics: Eugen Lägler GmbH, Wood Flooring Expo, DOMOTEX USA

Beyond the Boards: Hardwood Flooring Moldings

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 3:22:59 PM

When it comes to putting hardwood floors in a home, many first timers might not know that there’s more to it than simply deciding on a specie, color, or texture.

There are many other factors that go into laying the floor, from the type of underlayment to staples, nails, or adhesives. Thankfully, your trusted installer can handle most of those technicalities. Another decision you and your installer are going to have to make is what kind of moldings are going to be used at doorways, staircases, and even windows. These decisions will contribute to the finished look of your project. These elements, while seemingly small, play a big role in both form and function for the room. With wood being a natural element, it expands and contracts on a regular basis. Oftentimes, these moldings are used to cover your expansion gaps that are around the perimeter of the room.

Read on to see some of the profiles commonly offered:

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Stuck on STAUF

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 4:21:44 PM

If you agree with the saying that ‘longevity is the key to success,’ then there’s no doubt that the STAUF brand of adhesives is an absolute triumph.

Before the invention of the typewriter, telephone, or airplane, there was STAUF. Originally founded in 1828, this family-owned business has been experimenting with chemicals and processes to create some of the most reliable adhesives, sealers, and tools in the flooring industry.

STAUF USA was established in Memphis, Tennessee in 2002, and Palo Duro is proud to distribute their products to wood flooring professionals in the Denver and the surrounding areas. STAUF has a whole arsenal of adhesives and products available for any project you can think of, but our customers have been particularly fond of SMP960 One-Step and PUM950 Power-Mastic. Watch these videos and read the facts below to find out why:

Topics: Stauf USA, Wood Floors Contractor

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Topics: Stauf USA, Wood Floors Contractor

Is Your House Hardwood Ready?

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 6:05:34 PM

Congratulations- you’ve made the decision to put hardwood floors in your home!

Wood flooring is a beautiful and durable building material that not only increases the value of a home, but can be customized to your lifestyle and design preferences. Hardwood floors are a serious investment, both for style longevity and for your wallet, so there are a few things you should keep in mind before starting the process. Thankfully Palo Duro created the Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring for a full rundown on what to keep in mind before you begin your install.

Topics: Homeowner Education, Radiant Heat, Relative Humidity, Wood Flooring Acclimation

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Topics: Homeowner Education, Radiant Heat, Relative Humidity, Wood Flooring Acclimation

Let There Be Light: PDH Celebrates 50 Years of the Iconic HUMMEL®

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 4:23:46 PM

Here at Palo Duro Hardwoods, we like to think that we carry some of the most quality hardwood floors in the game, and so it goes without saying that the tools and machines we sell need to be of the same caliber.

For several decades, PDH has proudly maintained a relationship with one of the most esteemed manufacturers of sanding technology in the industry: LÄGLER GmbH.

Topics: Eugen Lägler GmbH, Lägler North America, Site-Finished Wood Flooring

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Topics: Eugen Lägler GmbH, Lägler North America, Site-Finished Wood Flooring

The Mountains Are Calling: Expanding the Colorado Mountain Collection

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 7:34:46 PM

 

In 2016, Palo Duro Hardwoods launched its exclusive Colorado Mountain Collection line of premium engineered wood flooring. We started out with six colors, and after a successful couple years, realized we needed to keep on climbing. Now, we’re excited to say we’ve added six more “peaks” to our mountain roster: Bierstadt, Blanca, Castle, Dotsero, Ouray, and Quandary.

Topics: Colorado Mountain Collection, Engineered Wood Flooring

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Topics: Colorado Mountain Collection, Engineered Wood Flooring

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