Hardwood Flooring

  • What Is Floating Basement Flooring & Why Is It Used?

    A basement is a great addition for storage in your home. It is a perfect opportunity for many DIYers to take a space and shape it into whatever they like. From home gyms and mini-apartments to home movie theatres and game rooms, basements offer extreme customization options to fit your...
  • What Are Flooring Staples & How Do You Use Them?

    Are you building or renovating your home? Flooring is one of, if not the biggest, decisions you’ll make when creating the space of your dreams. Hardwood flooring is a valuable investment you can make to ensure your home has optimal resale value. Plus, it is easier to maintain than carpet...
  • The Pros & Cons of Rubberwood Flooring

    When you hear of “rubberwood,” you may imagine a piece of lumber that can be easily bent or even a fake bendable plank made to look like wood. In fact, rubberwood is not very flexible and is a real tree.  What Is Rubberwood? Rubberwood trees are where, you can probably...
  • The Pros & Cons of Brazilian Hardwood Flooring

    Have you ever walked into a home and been taken aback by rich-toned flooring that feels sturdy and reliable under your feet? Did you marvel at the way that it resists scratches from the paws of animals or evades stains from the drink your friend spilled? What you’re admiring is...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Flooring Staples

    When admiring a beautiful hardwood floor, it can be easy to forget that once upon a time, that living room, bedroom, or bathroom, may have been covered in something entirely different.  Perhaps it rocked an orange shag carpet in the 1970s that eventually grew out of style (or didn’t, we...
  • Cumaru Flooring aka Brazilian Teak: What're the Pros & Cons?

    There are many perks to exploring different types of hardwood, particularly those in a certain family. Brazilian hardwood is prized for its durability, incredible range of hues, and versatility in where it can be used in or outside your home.  Whether you are fascinated by the deep colors found in...
  • Wood Floor Layout Patterns: The Beginner’s Design Guide

    Wood floors are beautiful all on their own. The grain of the wood, the natural or stain-enhanced colors, and the shine on the boards all make them stand out in your home. However, if you want to make them even more attractive, consider laying those floors out in a pattern. ...
  • Water Popping: What Is It and Why Is It Done to Flooring

    Wood floors are popular for many reasons, including their resiliency and beauty. In order to make a wood floor look finished, stain is often used, followed by a topcoat. However, the manufacturing process for wood floors often makes this a bit difficult. Why? Because the grain of the wood isn't...
  • Underlay for Wood Flooring: Here’s What You’ll Need

    Not only do you need to take the time to find the best wood flooring for your home, but you also need to choose the best underlayment. The underlayment is there to protect your subfloor and ensure that you get the most out of your wood flooring, as it ensures...
  • Small Bedrooms With Wood Floors: Which Flooring Is Best?

    Wood flooring and bedrooms go hand in hand. A wood floor can bring a sense of warmth to the space, as well as some natural color, providing plenty of dimension. Plus, the right shade of stain on that hardwood floor can make the room look larger than it really is. ...