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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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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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NEW in Store! Bassano Parquet Hardwood Floors from Italy

Bassano Parquet hardwood floors are stunningly beautiful, wide planked, engineered floors imported from Italy. Wide planked floors are ideal for big areas, giving the space a beautiful, luxurious look. Bassano Parquet offer a variety of collections altering from a modern to a very rustic look. Check out samples here at Tamalpais Hardwood Floors.    

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Installation of Oiled White Oak

We did an installation recently in San Rafael, CA. This is a white oak oiled floor installed in a residence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_o4h9DvYT8