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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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The Anatomy of Wood Flooring

Posted on May 30, 2017 10:39:00 AM

We’ve all hiked in the woods or seen a fallen tree in a park and looked at its rings. One common bit of knowledge passed on to us since we were kids was that if we count that tree’s rings we’ll know its age. Had an infomercial announcer been on-hand, he’d have said, “But wait! There’s more.”

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

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

Advantages of Natural Oil Wood Floor Finishes

Posted on May 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM

We understand there are many wood flooring and finish options to consider: engineered or solid wood, prefinished or site-finished flooring, penetrating oil or surface-build finish.

Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized, Wood Floor Care, Wood Floor Finishes

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Topics: Designer Education, Homeowner Education, Uncategorized, Wood Floor Care, Wood Floor Finishes

How to Fix a Squeaky Floor

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Squeaky floors. Do they drive you crazy, like fingernails on a chalkboard (when those still existed)? Maybe you block out the noises now, having tolerated them for years. Maybe you avoid walking over those especially creaky areas in your house, winding your way from the living room to the refrigerator during quick episode breaks when binging on the latest, greatest Netflix Original.

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

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

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