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janka rating

Understanding the Janka Rating Scale

If you’re buying hardwood floors you should understand what you’re buying. One of the elements to any type of wood flooring is the hardness of the wood itself. The hardness will determine how the floor will stand up to pets, toys, moving furniture and your everyday life. All wood, whether it’s used for décor, flooring...
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bamboo flooring florida

Why Bamboo Flooring Isn’t Perfect

Some families tell us they want bamboo for their real wood flooring because it’s affordable and a quickly renewable resource. Admittedly, bamboo flooring has a lot of great characteristics, but it’s far from being a perfect flooring material. In fact, we don’t recommend it to our customers. In other parts of the country, it might...
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choosing flooring

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing New Flooring

There are a lot of things you should consider before choosing new flooring. Of course, for many homeowners, budget and choosing the right flooring installer are two of the biggest decisions. Beyond that, we recommend you ask yourself these questions before you make your purchase. 1. How Long Do I Want the Flooring to Last?...
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The Wear and Tear of Hardwood Flooring

When your hardwood flooring was first installed, it was beautiful. Over time it’s developed some scratches and other imperfections. Now you’re trying to decide if you want to call a hardwood floor refinishing company or live with the imperfections. There’s no right or wrong answer but if yours are just starting to show their age,...
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wood-look tile

Choosing Between Wood-Look Tile and Engineered Wood Flooring

If you have decided that real hardwood floors won’t work for your family but you don’t want laminate, there are other options that still look like wood. In our previous blog, we discussed laminate versus engineered wood. Because wood-look tile is growing in popularity and tile is a common choice for Pinellas County homeowners, we...
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laminate engineered wood floors

Choosing between Laminate and Engineered Wood Floors

When hardwood flooring is out of your budget or doesn’t make sense for the space, two popular alternatives are laminate floors and engineered wood flooring. Although both come in many design options, they are very different flooring options. Available in many different finishes and styles, these two flooring materials have very different features. Material Although...
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hardwood floor refinishing

Choosing Your Floor’s Stain Color

Unlike paint where you can get several samples and put it up on the wall, choosing the right stain for your floor can be a bit more difficult. The stain you choose for your hardwood flooring is a bigger commitment because it can’t just be painted over like your walls. Going into the finishing or...
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flooring estimate

What Goes into a New Flooring Estimate?

Some flooring companies offer free in-home estimates while others ask for the room’s dimension and provide an estimate but don’t guarantee that price until after you’ve signed a contract. It’s logical that the actual cost of the material is included in the new flooring estimate, but your flooring company will need to account for additional...
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Considering Engineered Wood Flooring? Here are 5 Questions to Ask

Engineered wood flooring is a good alternative to hardwood flooring if you want the look of wood without the price. Because engineered wood flooring is made up of more than a piece of hardwood, it can be more resilient to humidity and temperature changes making it a good option in our area. Before you take...
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choosing hardwood flooring

Tips for Choosing Your New Hardwood Flooring

If you’ve decided that hardwood flooring is the option you’re choosing for your new floors, you want to choose a floor that you’ll love, will look great, and will last. There are many decisions you’ll have to make when choosing your hardwood floors including the wood species, board length, and board width. All influence the...
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