Hardwood Bargains Blog

  • How To Get a Matte Polyurethane Finish on Hardwood Floors

    When it comes to the finish on your hardwood floors, you have two options. You can pick a shiny finish that will make your floors gleam or a matte finish, which lacks the shininess but looks just as lovely.  If you choose the latter and want a matte polyurethane finish...
  • How To Fix a Floor: Step by Step

    Everyone wants a beautiful, gleaming wood floor. But what happens when that floor becomes damaged? Since wood is a porous natural material, it's not impenetrable. You can easily end up with a floor that's scratched, dented, scuffed, or cracked. While some people love these imperfections and think they add character...
  • Which Vinyl Glue Is Right for You?

    When you’re planning a home improvement project, such as installing a new vinyl floor, it’s vital to pick the best adhesive. The one you choose needs to work well with both your vinyl flooring (no matter which type you pick) and your existing subflooring. Picking a type of glue that’s...
  • When a Wood Strength Chart Comes in Handy

    While most people don’t walk around with a wood strength chart in their pockets, those who need this handy reference do indeed keep it around. As it turns out, there are many reasons why you need a wood strength chart, from choosing hardwood flooring to making furniture. However, before you...
  • Waterproof Flooring Options Everyone Should Know About

    Whether you live in a flood-prone area or simply want a type of flooring that can stand up to an abundance of water, waterproof flooring is a good thing to consider. Designed to not buckle, crack, or come up from the subfloor when covered in a few inches (or feet...
  • Oak vs. Maple: What’s the Difference?

    When it comes to choosing flooring, there are so many different options out there that it can be tough to make a decision. However, since wood flooring can last for decades when it’s cared for properly, it’s important to pick the best type of wood for your needs. Understanding the...
  • How To Install Stair Nose Trim on a Floating Floor

    Many people choose to continue their wood flooring all of the way up (or down, depending on your point of view) their stairs. This means that in order for the flooring to look complete, as well as keep people from tripping, stair nose trim must be installed. Small pieces designed...
  • How To Fix Gaps Between Hardwood Floor Planks

    Since hardwood floors are designed to last for decades, if not centuries, depending on how well the floors are cared for, it’s evitable that some problems will arise. For example, as wood floors are not impervious to shrinking and expanding depending on the weather, from time to time, gaps may...
  • How To Do a Laminate Floor Repair

    There’s nothing worse than finding out that your laminate floor has been damaged. Small issues, like scuffs and minor scratches located around the sides of your floor or near the walls, can be covered up with furniture or simply ignored since they are difficult to see. However, those in high-traffic...
  • DIY: How To Repair Water-Damaged Wood Floors

    Wood flooring is one of the most popular flooring options out there — for a good reason — but there is something that can worry homeowners: wood flooring visibly shows water damage. Whereas damage from water may hide under carpets or fix easily when replacing a laminate tile, wood floors...

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