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Laminate Flooring vs. Hardwood: What’s Right for You?

Laminate Flooring vs. Hardwood: What’s Right for You?

Dear Angela, With so many types of flooring out there to choose from, it’s no wonder you’re overwhelmed! There is a lot that goes into the decision about which flooring is best for you. To help simplify the process for you, here are some of the most important factors you should consider. Design The look of your new flooring is ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Can I Store Hardwood Flooring in a Garage?

Can I Store Hardwood Flooring in a Garage?

Dear Meredith, How exciting! Getting new flooring can change the look of your home. We’re excited for you! It sounds like you made a smart choice in purchasing a little bit of extra material just in case something goes wrong during the installation. Having extra hardwood flooring on hand is a good idea so that no wrong cut or measurement ... Read More »

Do Hardwood Floors Need Moisture Barrier?

Do Hardwood Floors Need Moisture Barrier?

Dear Susan, You’re right. Moisture can do serious damage to hardwood flooring if you’re not careful. If you were to install your flooring below grade, we’d caution you heavily against it. However, on grade installations can be safe as long as you’re confident that the moisture levels won’t damage your floors. Moisture barriers protect your flooring from below. You are ... Read More »

Does Hardwood Flooring Go Under Cabinets?

Does Hardwood Flooring Go Under Cabinets?

Dear Elvia, Your new house sounds exciting! Putting hardwood floors in your kitchen will look luxurious. Great choice. When building your kitchen, we almost always recommend installing your flooring before adding any cabinetry or appliances. The only times when we might recommend installing cabinetry first is when you are installing the floor and cabinets at separate times with long intervals ... Read More »

Can Hardwood Floors Get Mold?

Can Hardwood Floors Get Mold?

Dear Tracy, Yes, hardwood floors can get mold. When it does, it’s dangerous. Mold poses a major risk to your health. Some types of mold are more dangerous than others. For example, if it’s black mold, you might want to get a professional cleaner to remove it. If you are able to remove the mold yourself, it’s important to do ... Read More »

Can You Install Hardwood Flooring Over Ceramic Tile?

Can You Install Hardwood Flooring Over Ceramic Tile?

Dear Bekki, How exciting! You’re going to give your house a whole new look with hardwood floors. Yes, you can install hardwood floors over ceramic tile, but with a few exceptions. Whenever you install hardwood flooring over any type of subfloor, you must ensure that it is completely level. If your ceramic tile has grout lines that give it texture, ... Read More »

Installing Hardwood Flooring With Dogs

Installing Hardwood Flooring With Dogs

Dear Savannah, Hardwood flooring is stunning. It has a rich finish and beautifully natural appeal. We can certainly understand why it’s your top pick for your house. Still, its natural allure does bring a few downsides. The wood itself is softer than most other flooring, so it’s easily scratched or dented. Unlike laminate or vinyl flooring that mimics the look ... Read More »

How To Get Stains Out of Hardwood Flooring

How To Get Stains Out of Hardwood Flooring

Dear Harry, Yikes! We hate to hear of brand new hardwood floors getting hurt. The good news is, there is something you can do about it without having to replace your flooring. You’re probably worried about how to clean your flooring because you know the dangers of moisture on hardwood. You cannot soak the stain in hopes that it’ll come ... Read More »