Wood Flooring is Great in Kitchens

hardwood floors in the kitchen

Most communities from Clearwater to Sarasota think first of tile as the right flooring for kitchens, even if they’re putting wood flooring elsewhere in the home. And, although tile is an option, it’s not the only option. For many, it’s not even the best option. Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing […]

Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips

caring for hardwood floors 2022 07

Hardwood floors can last for decades, or even centuries. However, if they’re not properly maintained they won’t look good beyond a few years. Hardwood floor maintenance isn’t any more difficult than maintenance required by other types of flooring. It’s just different. Here is what you can do to help your wood floors look great and […]

Hardwood Floors in the Bedroom

hardwood floors in bedroom

Hardwood floors are common in the main living areas of homes. Whether you have them in your living areas now or are considering wood floors throughout your home, you may be having a hard time picturing hardwood floors in a bedroom. That’s not uncommon, but they are a great option throughout your home, for many […]

Hardwood Flooring Finishes – Part 1

hardwood floor finishes

There are three general classifications of hardwood flooring finishes: water-based, oil-based, and wax. Although water-based are the most popular choice for homeowners today, all have different advantages and disadvantages. Because water-based is the most common, we’re going to cover it in today’s blog and the other two in our next post. Why We Often Recommend […]

Should You Choose Engineered Wood or Hardwood Flooring?

choose engineered or hardwood floors

Although both engineered wood and hardwood flooring offer the advantage of being able to refinish them, they aren’t quite the same. There are differences that you should consider before you choose one or the other. Let’s look at some key differences and why they may make a difference in what you ultimately choose. Materials Of […]

Choosing Your Hardwood Flooring Plank Width & Length

hardwood floor plank width and length

Once you decide that hardwood flooring is the right flooring material for your home, you have many more decisions. Two that you’ll need to make early in the process are the plank width and length. Today, the most common option is a 3” board width. For length, the most common is what the manufacturers refer […]

Why Hardwood Flooring is an Investment in Your Home

hardwood floor home investment

Hardwood flooring seems trending these days, even with homebuyers in Belleair, Dunedin and Palm Harbor. While tile is still a viable option, many buyers and homeowners are requesting hardwood floors instead throughout the living areas of their homes. This is for good reason! If you’re planning to sell your home in the future, hardwood floors […]

Protect Your New Wood Floor Installation

New Wood Floor Installation 020722

If you’ve chosen new wood flooring for your home, we recommend making a plan for how you will protect your floors prior to installation day. Based on your specific flooring and finish, there are recommendations tailored to your situation. This could include considerations such as the amount of time you will want to allow the […]

When Engineered Wood Flooring Is a Good Option

Engineered Wood Flooring 121321

Although we offer many flooring products, we haven’t spent a lot of time talking about engineered wood flooring recently. Some people classify it as hardwood flooring. Others put it into a synthetic flooring material category. However, engineered wood flooring is not entirely either of those. It is in a category all of its own and […]

Laminate or Luxury Vinyl Tile—Which is Better?

Laminate or Luxury Vinyl Tile 101921

In our last blog, we shared answers to some of the frequently asked questions about luxury vinyl products. One of those questions was regarding laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tile or plank (LVT/LVP). Which one is better? Both are growing in popularity, and they each differ significantly from the products of a decade ago. Many […]