Top 5 Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2014

There’s nothing like kicking off the New Year with a list of some of the top hardwood flooring trends. Homeowners often choose hardwood for its rich, natural and timeless look. And authenticity is now a clear motivator that people are looking for in their new floor. An appealing look or style is not always enough. […]

Janka Rating Scale and Wood Hardness Ratings

Have you ever wondered what are the hardest types of wood? The Janka rating scale is the standard of measurement for determining the hardness of different wood species. Ratings are measured by the resistance of a wood sample to denting and general wear and tear. In determining wood hardness, the Janka Scale observes a variety […]

How Much Does it Cost to Refinish Hardwood Floors?

Determining how much it costs to refinish hardwood floors varies based on a number of factors. But the most important ingredient of refinishing is the quality of the job. Indeed, while paying unreasonable costs per square foot is going to be a decisive component, quality should be the endgame. After all, having to refinish a newly refinished […]

Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

 Choosing Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring When considering your new hardwood floor, you’ll be tasked with a number of mind-numbing decisions, one of those being whether you should install solid or engineered wood planks. Solid and engineered hardwood are in many ways the same — that is, they are both real hardwood products — but […]