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The Roots of Hearthwood

Posted on Jan 8, 2018 4:50:00 PM

The roots of Hearthwood’s story run deep. They sprawl through the intertwined history of American manufacturing and the rise of the modern wood flooring industry.

Topics: Designer Education, Engineered Wood Flooring, Hearthwood Floors, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

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Topics: Designer Education, Engineered Wood Flooring, Hearthwood Floors, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

Wood Flooring Glossary

Posted on Oct 3, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Wood flooring has its own language. Some of the terms have to do with the appearance of the flooring, and those often are obvious. Some refer to technical aspects and are good to know when a contractor talks about how to make your wood floors perform well or how to fix those that need extra attention.

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized

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How to Clean Wood Floors | Dos and Don’ts

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Wood floors are durable and can last more than a hundred years when maintained properly. But not all cleaning really is cleaning when it comes to wood.

Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized, Wood Floor Maintenance

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Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized, Wood Floor Maintenance

How Wood Floors Affect Home Value

Posted on Sep 5, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Making upgrades to raise the value in your house often is a two-part thought process: now (while living in it) and someday (when selling it).

Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized

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Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized

Custom Wood Floor Design

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 2:32:00 PM

Wood floors make the room. Any room. Every room. Maybe that's biased.

Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized

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Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized

How Wood Cut Affects Floor Performance

Posted on Aug 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM

We talked recently about wood cuts: quarter, rift, plain and live. We also talked about the forest-to-floor process. We even got in the dirt of the forest with a recent tree anatomy guide and how that anatomy relates to wood flooring.

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Relative Humidity, Uncategorized, Wood Flooring Acclimation

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Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Relative Humidity, Uncategorized, Wood Flooring Acclimation

​Types of Solid Wood Flooring Cuts

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The cut of wood from a tree, the angle of how boards are cut when harvested, affects the wood flooring that will be made from that wood. It affects the costs of production and the final appearance of the wood flooring.

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

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Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

Advantages of Prefinished

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 2:27:00 PM

You’re busy and want convenience. Apps for this and that. A car that tells you how to avoid traffic while on the go. A drive-thru pit stop for a family meal between karate lessons and ball team practices on a busy weeknight. We get it.

Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Uncategorized, Wood Floor Finishes

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Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Uncategorized, Wood Floor Finishes

5 Steps of Wood | Forest to Floor

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 12:00:00 AM

It’s so easy to buy products without knowing where they came from and the path they took before they landed at our door step. Without really knowing where, knowing something deeper than a label that only says, “Made in ______.” Without knowing how the products were made, and how that sets them apart from similar products.

Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

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Topics: Contractor Education, Designer Education, Homeowner Education, How Wood Flooring Is Made, Uncategorized

Local Hero Project: 'Easy Call'

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Topics: Arboritec USA, Colorado Custom Floors, Community Service, Local Hero Project, Stauf USA, Uncategorized, WD Flooring

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