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Rift & Quartered Hardwood Floors

In recent years Rift & Quartered flooring in White Oak and Red Oak has become quite popular across North America. Some like the calm straight grained look of the rift boards, while others prefer the active, interesting look of quartered. Rift and quartered sawn is far less common than plain sawn, especially in hardwood flooring. 

Cascade Luxury Vinyl – Aqua Blue II WPC

This luxury vinyl is designed to last. With the strength of construction, you can worry less about scratches and water stains. Both scratch-resistant and waterproof, these durable planks make this floor a great option for households with pets and children. These floors can be installed in any room – kitchens, bathrooms, and basements alike. With

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Herringbone vs. Chevron

Often people don’t know the difference between a Chevron and Herringbone pattern. The difference is all in the zigzag, where Chevron patterns have a continuous zigzag design where as the Herringbone pattern has a broken zigzag design. Chevron This is a zigzag pattern that comes to a sharp point; imagine the letter “V” on repeat. For chevron

What Is Fumed Oak Flooring?

Today we are seeking out the most natural-looking finish possible, creating a floor that shows more of the natural variation. Fumed, or smoked oak is wood flooring which has been treated to change its color. To obtain such floors we use the technique of fuming/smoking which creates color from within the wood by causing reaction in

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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