Caring for Your Hardwood Flooring in the Summer

With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing for the warm, sunny days. We take steps to protect our skin during the summer months, but many people don’t realize that it’s also important to protect your hardwood floors from the sunlight, heat, and humidity. With these simple tips, you can keep your floors looking beautiful all summer long. Protecting Your Floors From Sunlight There are multiple ways in which you can protect your flooring from fading due to sunlight exposure. If

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Preventing Hardwood Flooring Gaps and Separations

A common issue with hardwood flooring is gaps and separations between planks. Hardwood flooring is a natural product that is affected by variations in temperature and humidity. During warm, humid summers hardwood absorbs moisture and expands. Conversely, dry winter weather causes hardwood to lose moisture and contract. Gaps and separations often concern homeowners, but this seasonal movement is completely normal. However, there are some things you can do to prevent gaps and separations. The simplest approach is to address any existing

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Acclimating Hardwood Floors: How and Why?

June 1, 2015 Installing hardwood floors is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your home. More than likely you have spent hours doing research, asking questions, looking at samples, talking to your retailer or contractor, and finally, you have decided on the perfect floors for your home. After all that work, we’re sure you are more than ready to get your floors installed and enjoy them! But before you do, there is one very important thing you

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When is the Best Time to Install Hardwood Floors?

When is the Best Time to Install Hardwood Floors? Original article found on   It can take time for a home improvement project to take flight–from budgeting, picking your paint colors, selecting materials and finishes, planning layouts, and scheduling professional help like hardwood flooring installation, there are so many steps to completing a successful renovation. But did you know that you should factor the season into your home improvement plans? You should ask yourself questions like “When is

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