Category Archives: Hardwood Flooring

How Humidity Affects Hardwood Floors (And What You Can Do)

Hardwood flooring has a natural warmth and aura that is pretty much irreplaceable.  Unfortunately, humidity can ruin it by causing cracking, cupping, crowning or buckling.  When humidity is high, hardwood flooring will soak up that moisture, causing it to swell and distend; when low, the dry air draws moisture from your floor, causing it to shrink. While this expansion and contraction are normal, excessive change can cause long-term problems. The trick lies in maintaining the ideal humidity Read more [...]

Benefits and Drawbacks of Staining Hardwood Floors

Few flooring materials look as warm, natural and inviting as hardwood. But while many people love wood floors for their innate beauty, they often ask themselves: “Should I stain my floor?” Staining is an important decision for three main reasons. First, your choice of colour will have an impact on the overall aesthetics of your house.  Second, staining is permanent. Third, the process is time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, choosing the right stain colour isn’t difficult if we Read more [...]

5 Fun Indoor Activities Safe for Hardwood Flooring

Whether it’s raining, snowing or you simply don’t have the time (or energy) to step outside, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy indoors. If you’re looking for ways to keep yourself (and your family) entertained without damaging your hardwood floors, this post is for you. Fun Activities That Are Hardwood Floor-Safe It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or you’re simply reluctant to go out, there are times when you must stay inside. If you have kids at home, you may worry about how Read more [...]

Common Cleaning Blunders That Could Damage Your Hardwood Floors

Your floor is one of the most important yet overlooked elements of your home. Whether modern, rustic or contemporary, it adds warmth, beauty and functionality to any space. While there’s a world of flooring options available, nothing beats the charm and resilience of wooden floors. Since hardwood is quite an investment, it’s normal to want it to look like new for years to come. Proper cleaning and maintenance will greatly extend the longevity of your hardwood floors and avoid future replacement Read more [...]

Oil-Based vs Water-Based Finishes – Comparisons and Common Misconceptions

Your hardwood flooring project is slowly coming to a close, but have you decided on the finish yet? In order to achieve and preserve a rich, warm look, it’s important to apply a layer of polyurethane finish. Although its basic purpose is to protect your floors, not all its varieties are created equal. Basically, there are two types of polyurethane finishes, water and oil-based – both with their unique characteristics. In fact, there are major differences you should consider before choosing the Read more [...]

Interesting Facts About Hardwood Flooring You Probably Didn’t Know

As one of the best and most widely-used flooring materials, hardwood offers a range of benefits to homeowners. From making your home more attractive to providing better air quality and enhanced durability, there are several reasons why investing in hardwood floors is a smart decision. If you’ve been debating about whether to install wooden floors in your home, here are some lesser-known facts about hardwood flooring that you might find interesting. Lesser-Known Facts About Hardwood Flooring Deciding Read more [...]

Simple Soundproofing Tips for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood is an elegant, versatile and upscale flooring option that never goes out of style. But despite their many benefits, wooden floors can be noisy. Unwanted noise from echoes, high-pitched laughter, clicking heels and falling objects can trigger the body to release stress hormones like cortisol, which can make you angry, irritated and frustrated. Over time, stress and frustration increase blood pressure and even affect your gastrointestinal activity. These annoying noises are sound waves Read more [...]

How to Protect Hardwood Flooring from Damage

To keep your hardwood flooring in top condition, you need to take proper care of it. Otherwise, it will gradually fade and wear out. When your hardwood flooring endures, it adds beauty and value to your home. Do you want to know how to protect hardwood flooring from damages? This blog discusses the most effective tips and tricks. 7 Tips to Keep Your Hardwood Flooring Looking Great for Years Clean Your Floor Carefully Cleaning your hardwood flooring requires the right techniques. To remove Read more [...]

What Is the Most Effective Way to Refinish Hardwood Floors?

A newly finished floor instantly freshens up your home’s interiors. But getting your worn hardwood back to its original condition can get messy. When it comes to sanding and refinishing, there are many options, including sanding and refinishing, dustless sanding and sandless refinishing. However, customers get confused by all these terms. In our previous blogs, we explained floor screening and the benefits of sanding. But how effective is each process in replenishing hardwood flooring? Keep Read more [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Lumber Cuts for Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to hardwood flooring, solid wood takes up centre stage. Every decision you make, from the type to the cut of the wood, determines the beauty and strength of the end product. Depending on its origin, structure, density and appearance, wood can be of two types: hard and soft. Both have unique uses and prices. You may want to reference the Janka Hardness Scale to choose a suitable type for wood flooring. However, knowing how it is cut is just important as it impacts the characteristics Read more [...]
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