Refinishing Parquet Floors – A Simple And Affordable Solution

Parquet flooring is a type of manufactured hardwood floor that differs from traditional solid plank flooring, but that enjoys some popularity due to its affordable cost and design flexibility. Unlike standard wood flooring, which is made of solid planks, a parquet floor is a wood composite created … [Read more...]

Engineered Wood Flooring: Overcoming concrete and radiant heat

Engineered wood flooring is normally comprised of a veneer of hardwood on several layers of plywood. This design grants freedom for installation in situations where you normally couldn't lay hardwood floors. Obstacles such as concrete slabs, radiant heat, and below grade sites that would pose a … [Read more...]

Reclaimed Wood: Yesterday’s best for a better tomorrow

Reclaimed wood became a popular material for flooring in the 70’s and has been on the upswing ever since. It is salvaged from the remains of old buildings, factories, warehouses, boxcars, water towers, and other pieces of our past then carefully restored by masters of the trade. It’s upcycled nature … [Read more...]

Unfinished Hardwood Flooring vs Prefinished Wood Flooring. The Advantages and Disadvantages

When deciding to go with hardwood flooring for your home, one of the big decisions to make involves whether to lay down unfinished or prefinished flooring. When weighing your options, you’ll find differences in installation method, finish, and availability of species and style. Each has it’s own … [Read more...]

Buying An Existing Home With Old Wood Floors.

So you’ve found the home of your dreams but its floors are a nightmare. An outdated dingy carpet in one room, a hardwood floor with water damaged boards and a worn down finish in another, stains made by who knows what everywhere else. Don’t let the neglect of past owners deter you from living in the … [Read more...]

Making sense of your flooring options.

With all the options available to today’s consumer and so many variables on the job site, selecting material for your new floors can be a confusing and almost overwhelming process. Let’s talk about a few of the difference between these options so that it doesn’t have to be.   Solid … [Read more...]

Water Base Vs. Oil Base Finish

Without some kind of finish to protect it from the elements, wood will become dry and lifeless over time.  Finishing a wood floor, whether you stain it or not, will give richness and depth to the wood while  at the same time, protecting it from the knocks and scrapes of day to day use and abuse.  … [Read more...]