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Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

Do I Have To Worry About Formaldehyde In Engineered Hardwoods?

Dear Elisia, While you don’t have to necessarily worry about formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood, you should be aware that there is formaldehyde in your engineered hardwood. We know that formaldehyde in your flooring can sound really scary, but unless the levels are above what the California Air Resource Board determined is safe, you have nothing to worry about. You can easily tell ... Read More »

What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

What’s The Best Way To Install Engineered Hardwood?

Dear Ali, The great thing about engineered hardwood is that it can be installed a few ways, depending on the situation! The three recommended ways is floating, gluing, or nail/staple installation. We will help you determine which installation type is right for your installation situation! Preparation Regardless of which installation type you choose, you should always prepare your subfloor and ... Read More »

I Live In Florida And I Want Hardwood Floors. Recommendations?

I Live In Florida And I Want Hardwood Floors. Recommendations?

Dear James, We’re really glad you came to us with this question! Since you live in Florida, you know the climate and the humidity can fluctuate drastically. Choosing the correct hardwood flooring type is essential to having a beautiful flooring that will last! Choose Engineered Hardwood Due to temperature fluctuations, we would recommend an engineered hardwood due to the stability and ... Read More »

What Are Some of the Dangers of Hardwood Floors and Moisture?

What Are Some of the Dangers of Hardwood Floors and Moisture?

Dear Sandy, Your sister is right. Moisture poses a huge threat to hardwood floors. Basements are especially prone to damage from water seeping through the subfloor or high humidity levels. Here’s why: Hardwood is moisture loving. If there is extra moisture on the floor or in the air, in the form of humidity, hardwood flooring will do it’s best to ... Read More »

What is the Moisture Content of Hardwood Flooring

What is the Moisture Content of Hardwood Flooring

Dear Alex, Arkansas is a beautiful part of the country. However, summer time can skyrocket humidity levels. When humidity makes the air so thick your pants stick to your skin and you never seem to fully dry off after your daily shower, you realize just how much moisture is in the air. You’re right to be concerned about how this ... Read More »

Can I Float Hardwood Floors?

Can I Float Hardwood Floors?

Dear Cameron, Great question! You’re right that floating floors is one of the easiest ways to install new flooring. However, not all floors can be floated. Hardwood is one of those floors. With hardwood floors, you can either install them using nails, staples, or glue. They cannot be floated above a subfloor. The only exception to this rule is engineered ... Read More »

How Should I Acclimate My Hardwood Floor

How Should I Acclimate My Hardwood Floor

Dear Felicia, Congratulations! We’re sure you’ll love your new hardwood floors. You’re right. Before you can see them laid down in all their glory, you need to give the wood a chance to acclimate to its new home. Why acclimate hardwood flooring?  Acclimation of hardwood floors is important. It allows the wood to adapt to the new humidity levels and ... Read More »

How is Engineered Hardwood Made?

How is Engineered Hardwood Made?

How is engineered hardwood made? Engineered hardwood is considered a real hardwood flooring option, but the biggest difference lies in the construction of the planks. Engineered Hardwood Core To engineer a hardwood floor to be more durable, resistant to moisture and climate changes, this hardwood flooring option is created by using a real hardwood veneer on the top surface, with ... Read More »

What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Out There?

What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Out There?

Dear Barbara, Hardwood is one of the strongest, most durable materials available. Even so, there are some types of wood that are softer than others. This type of wood is more prone to damage from foot traffic. High heels, pet nails, and other sharp edges can leave unsightly dents or scratches. To help maintain the looks of your hardwood floors, ... Read More »

What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood floors?

What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood floors?

Hardwood flooring is a timeless option that continues to gain popularity when remodeling or building a new home. The most common types of hardwood floors are solid and engineered. You may find yourself asking, what is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood floors? To help answer this question, we discuss the top five differences between the two types of ... Read More »