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Seasonal Expansion and Shrinkage in Hardwood Floors

If you have hardwood flooring, you’ve probably noticed that cracks seem to appear in the winter, and then disappear or fade away in the summer. This is not a sign of a problem with your flooring though, as this shrinkage and expansion is quite normal. In fact, wooden flooring that has been properly prepared and installed will indeed show seasonal cracks between the floorboards. The size and the severity of the gap, however, will depend on several factors. Homeowners should not

How to Clean and Maintain Your Summit Floor

  You’ve spent time, energy and money into picking out the perfect floor for your space and now you want to make sure you can protect it.  You want that new floor feeling to last as long as possible.  You want to know (not guess, KNOW) beyond any shadow of a doubt that you are doing the right thing to maintain and preserve your investment. So now you ask the question that has kept you awake at night, tossing and turning in

Powderpost Beetles? The Importance to Guard Against it

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” Source: E. O. Wilson If you’ve never heard of powderpost beetles, you are not alone. Moreover, you probably have no idea the amount of chaos these little buggers can cause. Second only to termites in terms of ability to damage wood, these tiny, destructive pests can do a

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Hardwood Floor

  You’ve spent time, energy and money into picking out the perfect floor for your space and now you want to make sure you can protect it.  You want that new floor feeling to last as long as possible.  You want to know (not guess, KNOW) beyond any shadow of a doubt that you are doing the right thing to maintain and preserve your investment. So now you ask the question that has kept you awake at night, tossing and turning in

Do’s and Don’ts for Maintaining Hardwood Floors

The holidays are right around the corner and we want to give you some helpful Do’s and Don’t’s to do while you are hosting and enjoying the festivities of the season! It’s always best to start with the Don’t’s: Don’t use oil soaps, waxes or furniture polishes. This will create a build-up on your floors that will actually hold dirt rather than giving the look and feel of a clean floor. Don’t use vinegar and water or ammonia-based products. These products break down

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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Spring Cleaning Tips

Its that time of the year! The days are longer, the sun is making more of an appearance, and hopefully that chilly weather is gone until the Fall. Its also a perfect time to take care of a few chores that might have gotten neglected in the past year. Here are a few spring cleaning ideas you can do to make sure your hardwood floors are staying in top shape! Clean baseboards (use a soft broom or old toothbrush to gently remove dust

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Holiday Hardwood Hazards

December 1, 2014 It is the most wonderful time of the year! …but not always for your hardwood floors. Between weather, hosting parties, and decorating, holiday festivities can take a toll on your floors. A great article by Daniel J. Praz of Mr. Sandless, points out 4 things to watch out for during the holidays, in order to protect your wood floors. Pictured: Impressions Classic Stout 1. Christmas Trees “Water is the enemy of wood, and if left sitting long enough in one

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Do’s and Don’ts for Maintaining Hardwood Floors

November 1, 2014 The holidays are right around the corner and we want to give you some helpful Do’s and Don’t’s to do while you are hosting and enjoying the festivities of the season! It’s always best to start with the Don’t’s: Don’t use Oil Soaps, Waxes or furniture polishes. This will create a build up on your floors that will actually hold dirt rather than giving the look and feel of a clean floor. Don’t use vinegar and Water or ammonia based products.

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