How Summer Humidity Affects Your Hardwood Flooring

You may be shaking your head at our blog today wishing these beautiful spring days would last, but we all know that come May, it’s going to be hazy, hot, and humid. We’ll sweat and make jokes about the 3 H’s. Did you know that the humidity we experience much of the year in Tampa […]

Your Flooring and Home’s Resale Value

Many home improvement companies tout the benefits of various home improvements on resale value. Your choice in flooring will also affect your home’s value when it comes time to sell. If you know you will be selling your home in the next five years you should consider what comparable homes in the area have for […]

The Difference between Red Oak or White Oak Hardwood Flooring

Both red oak and white oak are a smart choice and popular options for hardwood flooring. If your home already has an oak floor and it’s time for hardwood floor refinishing, you probably have red oak. If you’re considering installing new hardwood floors and someone suggests oak, they’re likely referring to white oak. How to Determine […]

Understanding the Differences between Engineered and Laminate Wood Flooring

Some flooring companies try to pass off laminate wood flooring as the same or similar to engineered wood flooring. There are differences in what they are made from, installation, useful life and many other aspects. We want to help make the differences in these two popular flooring products clear so as you make your new […]

Wood Look Tile Flooring

As much as we love real hardwood flooring, there are places in homes that real hardwood may not be the best choice such as laundry rooms and bathrooms. There are also homes where wood isn’t the best choice for a space because of the proximity to the pool or your family’s activities. When that is […]

Choosing How to Lay Your Tile Flooring

How you lay your tile flooring is best determined by the size of your space, the shape of the tile, budget, and your personal preference. Although patterns you can choose are virtually limitless, the most common ones include the straight lay, diagonal, checkerboard, brick, and herringbone. Within these main styles are many variations that we’ll […]

Myths About Wood Floor Refinishing in Tampa

Wood floor refinishing in Tampa Bay is about the same as refinishing wood floors anywhere else in the country. Over the years we’ve heard some interesting comments stated as facts that were indeed myths. We can only conclude that they come from misinformation spread by inexperienced sales people in big box stores, at least that’s […]

What are the Best Flooring Types for Kitchens?

When considering new kitchen flooring, there are many options from which to choose. The right option ultimately relies on your budget and the space itself. The most popular flooring types for kitchens are wood, tile, and some types of resilient flooring. Here are some considerations for each category. Hardwood and Engineered Wood The old school […]

Wood Floors in Tampa Homes

For a long time there were few options in flooring and almost every home was built with wood floors. Then came mass produced carpet, vinyl and tile. For the mid part of the 20th century rarely did anyone consider wood floors in Tampa homes, whether real hardwood or engineered wood floors. Today’s homeowners are shifting […]

Come See the Belleview Biltmore Reclaimed Wood at the Tampa Bay Home Show

We’ve talked about our excitement regarding this historic reclaimed wood and now is your chance to see it in person. Visit us at the Tampa Bay Home Show at Tropicana Field from January 27-29 in booth #505 and check it out. The home show is also a great opportunity to see other flooring options we sell […]