What You Should Know About Hardwood Floors in Winter

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As we are nearing October, we are also nearing the season where humidity drops. With the lower humidity comes calls about “cracks” in hardwood floors. In reality, they aren’t cracks, the wood dries out as the humidity drops leaving slight gaps between the boards. In some installations and areas, this is more apparent than others. […]

How to Choose a Local Flooring Company for Hardwood Floors

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It may seem redundant to use the term local when looking for a flooring company, however, with so many national companies and the big box stores, it’s not. A local flooring company has its reputation to uphold so it usually does a better job and stands behind its work unlike some companies. So, how do […]

Choosing Your Hardwood Floors Installation Pattern

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As a flooring installation company, we find that one detail of hardwood floor installation that’s often overlooked is the flooring installation pattern. Everyone thinks about tile as the material that requires a specific installation pattern, but in reality, virtually all flooring types can be installed in various patterns. Choosing the right pattern is a matter […]

Wood Flooring is Great in Kitchens

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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 […]

Understanding the Differences Between Red and White Oak

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Oak flooring is one of the most popular flooring materials today in Clearwater and most of Florida. Many people considering new hardwood floors know that red and white oak flooring are both a great option. However, they don’t always understand the differences. In fact, as an experienced flooring company, we’re often asked which is the […]

Hardwood Floor Maintenance Tips

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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

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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 […]

Best Types of Wood for Your Floors

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Many wood species are great options for flooring. However, not all are right for every budget, lifestyle, or room in your home. The look you want for your new floors can also impact which type of wood, or wood species, would be best for you. As you begin to look at options for your new […]

Wood Flooring Finishes – Part 2

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Today we’re going to help you understand the pros and cons of oil-based and wax wood flooring finishes. If you missed our previous blog about water-based hardwood flooring finishes, click here. Oil-Based Finishes What surprises most homeowners looking at wood flooring finishes for the first time is that there are actually three types of oil-based […]

Hardwood Flooring Finishes – Part 1

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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 […]