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January 2019 | Tamalpais Hardwood Floors

Solid vs. Engineered Wood Floor Facts & Misconceptions

Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring: Facts & Misconceptions

Many consumers are under the impression that solid hardwood flooring is superior to engineered hardwood flooring and may even refuse to consider engineered flooring for their home. Having spent 25 years as a flooring contractor and the past 4 years as a retailer of both engineered and solid hardwood flooring, I have found that there are a lot of misconceptions about both types of floors. I would like to share the following information and my experience so that you can make an educated decision about the best floor for your project.

Hardwood Floors with Character

If you are looking for a pre-finished hardwood floor with a unique look, search no further. The Olde Charleston Collection from UA Floors features absolutely stunning hardwood floors with lots of character. This rough textured look harmonizes beautifully with any décor from rustic to modern, making a decision very easy. Our True Reclaimed Heart Pine have

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Hardwood Refinishing: How to Do it Yourself

Your new hardwood floor needs to be finished to protect against scratches, scuffs, and other surface blemishes. Also, the finish can provide extra shine and color to the surface. But, over time finish will wear off, so you will need hardwood refinishing. Hardwood refinishing involves sanding the surface of the floor to remove any excess

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Radiant Heat and Hardwood Floors

With new building and remodeling practices, the demand for using in-floor radiant heat has increased dramatically within the last years. Radiant heat provides an even warmth with no cold spots within a room and provides comfort. You cannot replace it with any other type of heating system.  Radiant heat is a system using electric coils or

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Types of Wood Cuts for Hardwood Flooring

The angle at which a board of solid hardwood is cut, or how the veneer for engineered flooring is cut is important because it affects how the finished product looks, performs, and how much it costs.  Different types of wood cuts produce different qualities in timber. Choosing the right cut for your project can make

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Wood Flooring: How to Maintain

Wood flooring are always in style, now seemingly more so than ever. Taking proper care of hardwood floors is essential if you want them to last a long time. You have to know what impact wood flooring to keep it looking warm and welcoming. Here you can find some ways to prevent damage.   What

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Flooring Companies Revive Wood with Oil

Oiled finish wood flooring has become an increasingly popular choice for most homeowners and flooring companies. It is easy to apply, gives almost foolproof results, require no applicators beyond a rag and leaves wood looking both rich and natural. Flooring companies love the oil because it adapts perfectly to finishing wood still turning on the

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Wood Floor Restoration in San Francisco

Historic buildings by nature are fragile and delicate, purely due to their age. They can take on many different shapes and sizes, dependant on the era of their construction and can be all over the world. One of the most important things for historic buildings is to maintain them and restore them when damaged. Unlike

Exotic Hardwood Floors

Exotic hardwood floors are sourced from regions outside of North America and are known for their extreme hardness and unique beauty. These floors handle high traffic with ease and can last for generations. Whether you have a dog or wild children on roller skates, this floor is durable and can handle it all. Usually exotic

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Recoating

It’s a fact, your hardwood floor is going to get scratches and dull look general wear and tear over time. It’s best to recoat your floor while it still looks good. It prolongs the life of your floor and reduces the number of times you have to do hardwood floor refinishing. Recoating will revitalize the

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