Everything you ever wanted know to
buy, install and clean a solid hardwood flooring.
What do you want
in a real Wood Floor?
Wood Flooring, whether it is a real oak floor, maple wood flooring or the cheaper white pine cousin, must not only look beautiful, but function as a useable -- durable floor finish, ...find out what you should know to make a more informed decision . Our hardwood flooring buyer's guide ..... or maybe you just want to find out which wood is the hardest: Janka Wood Hardness Scale
Is there a hardwood
floor that is more suited to lakeside property or up in the
... your local weather effects the home environment, and thus your choice of wood for a flooring. Find out which woods have the most dimensional stability and most likely to perform in difficult environments. What can you do to improve the situation?
If you find it
confusing to figure out what's what, maybe this will help....
A description of the various types of hardwood flooring on the market today, from parquet, to the classic strip flooring and on to the newest version of engineered hardwood flooring
If you've made a decision on which wood floor to buy, maybe now is a good time to learn all about installing a solid wood floor. Why does your warranty become invalid if you install your wood the wrong way? How come I have slivers showing up on the ends of a number of boards??.... and more .
Finishing the doorway,
carpet to hardwood, hardwood nosing?
Here's a little information designed to help you make smooth transitions from hardwood flooring to ceramic or carpet, and finishing off the drop downs with an appropriate hardwood nosing.
Keep it clean?
Lastly, when your floor is all down and looks beautiful, ..... take care of it the right way! Maintaining a wood floor, is easy, with a little knowledge. Why did my old oak floor turn grey?..learn the right way here.
Brands of Hardwood Flooring: