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Wood Flooring
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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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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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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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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