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The Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate

The Pros and Cons of Engineered Hardwood and Laminate

Dear Sandy, You’re making one of the toughest flooring choices homeowners have to make today – deciding between engineered hardwood and laminate flooring. Engineered hardwood is nice because it has a top layer of real hardwood flooring without the intensive maintenance and tricky care. Laminate is also ideal because it’s so durable and still offers the same aesthetic look as ... 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 »

Humidity and Laminate Flooring: What You need to Know

Humidity and Laminate Flooring: What You need to Know

You might already know that water and laminate flooring don’t mix, but what about humidity and laminate flooring? The wood materials in the laminate flooring expand and contract with moisture. Depending on how humid your home is, the flooring could change widths. Too much humidity could impact your floors integrity if it’s not installed correctly. Manufacturers generally recommend that you ... Read More »