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Understanding Flooring Terms – Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part blog series. If you missed part one, click here. Once you’ve chosen your desired material and style, your flooring installer will talk to you about the installation process. Depending on the flooring material and the location in your home where the installation will take place, you’ll hear...
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Flooring Terms

Understanding Flooring Terms – Part 1

If you’re looking at any type of wood flooring – engineered wood, laminate or real hardwood – you should understand the terms you may read about or hear before making a purchase. Because many homeowners don’t, we decided to help with a mini blog series to help define and simplify these common flooring terms. Some...
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Wood Look Tile Flooring

Choosing Your Wood-Look Tile Flooring

Wood-look tile flooring continues to grow in popularity. Manufacturers have noticed and make more styles and colors than ever before. If you know that real hardwood isn’t right for your home but want the look of wood, here are some tips for choosing the right wood-look tile. Begin your decision-making process with the item on...
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Hardwood Flooring

Choosing the Right Flooring for Each Room

If you’re considering new flooring in your entire home, you may be wondering what is the best material for each room. Although hardwood flooring can be a great choice for much of your home, it’s not the best option for your entire home. Of course, the right flooring option for your family, lifestyle, taste and...
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5 Decisions You Need to Make About Your New Flooring

When you start looking at new flooring for your home, you quickly realize you have many decisions to make. Because new flooring is a significant investment, you should take the time to make the right decisions. At the beginning of the process, most homeowners think that the only real decisions are the type of flooring...
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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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