The Latest in Hard Floor Design Techniques: Wire-brushed wood

Hardwood floors have been the rage for quite some time. Homeowners love the natural beauty of wood, and appreciate the various stains and textures available to compliment any interior style.  One of the more popular trends in hardwood flooring over the last few years is wire-brushed floors.   So, what is a wire-brushed hardwood floor?  To explain it simply, wire-brushing is a finishing technique where the wood planks are scraped with a hard-bristled wire brush- creating a distressed surface.   If you thought the

The Advantages of Six Side Seal Flooring

Protected by Patented Technology Choosing flooring is one of the most important decisions a homeowner can make. While there are a wide variety of options, hardwood flooring is considered a superior choice because of its beauty and the value it adds to a home. However, it’s important to realize that not all hardwood flooring is created equal. Selecting a hardwood flooring product is about more than choosing a preferred color. It’s also important to consider factors that can affect the durability and

What is the Best Hardwood Flooring for Kitchens and Why?

Choosing the right flooring for your kitchen may seem like a difficult decision. Your choice will depend on your style preferences and practical considerations. After all, the kitchen is a high-traffic area that must be able to withstand the daily demands of a busy family. Considered by many to be the ultimate flooring option, hardwood never goes out of style. The following tips will help you choose the best hardwood flooring for your kitchen.   Why choose hardwood for your kitchen? Few


Prefinished Floor Finishes vs Site Finished Floor Finishes

March 1, 2015 Hardwood flooring is a wonderful addition to any home! Before you start considering your options with regard to color and style, make sure you understand the difference between finishes that are commonly used on prefinished and site-finished floors. The finish is a protective top coat that seals a hardwood floor against damage from everyday wear-and-tear, moisture, and stains. Prefinished floors have the finish applied during manufacturing. Unfinished floors have the finish applied on-site – at the customer’s

I want hardwood floors, but where do I start?

I want hardwood floors, but where do I start? Hardwood floors are a great way to add beauty and value to your home. Deciding to add or replace hardwood floors in your home is a big investment that could pay dividends of both years of enjoyment and in dollars returned if you choose to sell. However, there are LOTS of factors that go into this decision. Some factors are more superficial and only impact the overall appearance, others are