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 […]

Tips for Protecting Hardwood Flooring During the Holidays

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If you have engineered or hardwood flooring, you want to keep them looking great. During the holidays, we tend to have more than just our own household coming and going, and that means a lot more traffic on your floors. Our immediate family often comes in through the garage and takes their shoes off (which […]

Dark Hardwood Flooring

Flooring trends regularly change and although grey floors are still popular, dark engineered and hardwood flooring is again gaining popularity. If you’re looking to install new floors or want to refinish your flooring, you may want to consider a dark finish for a few reasons. Beauty and Luxury The color of your flooring doesn’t impact […]

Things to Consider About Wide Plank Flooring

When discussing floor planks, we’re no longer talking about just hardwood floors. Tile, LVT, and wood floors all come in different styles of plank flooring. The term plank flooring originally referred to any hardwood floors wider than 3”, anything less was strip flooring. Homeowners who want a contemporary look often choose wider plank floors. Fewer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring for Homes with Pets

In some of our previous blogs we’ve talked about your family and lifestyle as being an important element in selecting the right flooring option for your home. When you have pets, especially large or active dogs, you want to find the right flooring that will last and look great for as long as possible. Of […]

Engineered Wood Flooring or Hardwood Flooring, Which is Best for My Home?

If you’re trying to decide which is best for your home and family, today’s blog may help you decide if engineered wood flooring or hardwood flooring is the right choice. Besides the obvious difference in price between the two, there are many other considerations when choosing the right flooring type for your home. Moisture from […]

Simple Hardwood Flooring Preventative Maintenance Tips

Preventative maintenance isn’t just for your car, your home needs it too. Many homeowners know to have regular maintenance performed on their HVAC system and often perform preventative maintenance to their roof, but what about hardwood flooring? Do you know that by following these simple preventative maintenance tips you can extend the time between refinishing […]