Are Parquet Floors Making a Comeback?

When you think about parquet floors, there are certain types of flooring that come to mind. You probably think of the cheap engineered wood of the 1970s and 1980s. Others think of the imitation wooden flooring of the 1990s or early 200s. Whatever the case may be, the...

Can You Get Site-Finished Engineered Hardwood?

There are two basic kinds of hardwood flooring planks that you can buy: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood is exactly what it suggests; it is a solid piece of hardwood. An engineered hardwood plank is a layer of hardwood over several plies of a...

Old Racquetball Courts Can Be New Hardwood Floors

Racquetball was invented in 1950 to utilize American handball courts. American handball at the time was a very popular sport at YMCAs and Jewish community centers. Both games are designed to be played adjacent to basketball courts, and thus, they utilize hardwood...

Why Are Oiled Floors Growing in Popularity?

After a wood floor is installed, it needs to be protected in some manner. There are two basic ways to protect a hardwood floor: a penetrating finish or a surface finish. Surface finishes such as varnish and polyurethane sit on top of the wood and protect it by forming...

What Do You Pay For When You Buy a Hardwood Floor?

Hardwood floor consistently ranks as the favorite type of flooring for many homeowners. It is warm and inviting. It’s also classic, easy to maintain, and very attractive. A hardwood floor can significantly raise the value of your home if you intend to sell it in the...

What Are Hardwood Flooring Medallions?

If you’ve been looking through social media or if you’ve seen the floor of some buildings, you might have noticed that they have inlays in the floor. The inlays could be simple, such as a square or a circle of a different color that is seamless with the floor. They...

The Greige Trend Is Not Slowing Down

If you’ve been following trends in hardwood flooring and interior design, you’ve noticed the trend towards greige. A few years ago, gray entered the scene as the hot new color. It comes in a wide range of shades that can be adapted to many different design schemes....

: How Homeowners Waterproof Their Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is trending all over social media and in interior design spaces. The emphasis on hardwood flooring has run hand in hand with an emphasis on farmhouse and rustic designs. That means many homeowners or business owners are choosing to use reclaimed wood...

Which Lasts Longer, Prefinished or Site Finished Hardwood?

When it comes to hardwood flooring planks, there are two basic kinds: site finished and prefinished. Prefinished hardwood is also known as factory finished because it is stained and sealed by the manufacturer before it’s ever sold. Site finished hardwood is often sold...

How New Wood Floors Are Distressed

When you look across social media and other interior design spaces, distressed wood is everywhere. There are two basic ways to get distressed wood; you can buy genuinely aged wood that has been through years of stress, or you can buy new wood that has been distressed....