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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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hardwood pets

Best Hardwood Flooring for Pet Owners

With nearly sixty percent of Americans owning a cat or dog, it’s no surprise that we’re asked regularly about the best flooring for pets. If you have a dog or cat and really want hardwood for your new floors, there are some good options. There isn’t a hardwood option that won’t show some scratches or...
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How Heat and Humidity Affect Your Wood Flooring

It’s a surprise to some homeowners when they are told their hardwood flooring needs to acclimate to their home before installation. That’s because heat and humidity affect flooring. Flooring companies know to deliver the flooring to the home at least three days before installation for it to acclimate. If you’ve recently moved into a home...
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grey wood flooring east lake tarpon springs

Grey … a Popular Option for Today’s Floors

Grey finishes are very popular throughout the country, but especially so in Florida. The lighter tones work well in homes that are decorated in a beach house style, and white and grey harmonizes with the sand just outside our doors. Many older homes built in the mid-1900’s have original hardwood floors. They are full of...
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Mannington Brazilian Cherry Laminate floor palm harbor

Is Laminate Flooring Right for You?

Modern technology allows us to do many things, one of which is to replicate the luxury of hardwood flooring on laminate. If you’re looking for a durable and cost-efficient alternative to hardwood, tile, or stone flooring, laminate flooring may be the ideal flooring solution for your household! When considering laminate flooring, there are differences among products,...
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Belleview Biltmore Tampa Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Preserving History, One Board at a Time

We had the privilege of removing the heart pine flooring from the cottages on the Belleview Biltmore property. If you’re familiar with the “cottages,” you’ll know they were more like large homes at over 3,000 square feet each. Built between 1900 and 1915, the original hardwood flooring is of the highest quality. Some boards are...
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