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Wood Floor Cupping: Why is it happening and how do I stop it?

If you are here, then you probably already have an idea of what wood floor cupping is. Chances are, though, you are either wanting to learn more or are trying to figure out what to do now that you are faced with a problem. Wood floor cupping is a scary concept for almost everyone. A home-owner who has recently installed beautiful new floors into their home, only to discover 4 months later that their wood floor is starting to look

Spruce Up For Spring

  Jessica of Cote and Daubert Interiors for Impressions Flooring Collection Spring is coming!  It is a time for renewal. With that comes an opportunity to freshen up and lighten your load. Here are some quick tips to freshen up your home. They will give you big impact but won’t break the bank. 1. Paint the walls a light bright color. Paint will cover all the old imperfections. Choose a color that evokes happiness and light. I always tell my clients to pick a

Yale Study: Save Forests by Planting, Cutting More Trees

Cut down the trees and you’ll save the forest. A new study led by Yale University concluded that using wood, rather than employing steel and concrete, in building and bridge construction would significantly prune the levels of global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption. To an outsider, this may seem illogical. Cutting down forests, especially when those forests are located on public land, has received heat in the media. If trees store carbon, getting rid of them would unload destructive

Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba): What you see is not always what you get!

Everyone loves the rich natural beauty of Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) hardwood flooring; however, it is a product that requires some education in order to avoid problems later on. Northern Brazil is where most of the Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring originally was harvested but now many harvesters have moved to Peru where the wood has different characteristics. Over the past year or so the coloration of Jatoba has changed. This has to do with the region in which the logs are harvested. For