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Are You Using Eco-Friendly Hardwood Flooring?

By Smart Sites | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
Eco-Friendly Hardwood Flooring

As of late, you may have heard the following terms referred to: responsibly forested, eco-friendly, and sustainable. What do all of these terms refer to? What do they have to do with flooring? If you have looked into eco-friendly hardwood flooring, you’ve likely come across the terms listed above, and many more. Though rarely specifically…

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4 Ways To Install Wood Flooring

By Corrine Bernard | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
Install Wood Flooring

Wood flooring is recognized for its beauty and durability. When one installs Engineered Wood Flooring, it is important to ALWAYS follow the manufacturer’s installation recommendations. The next thing you need to note is that not all wood flooring installation methods are recommended for all types of wood floors. If you are planning to install solid…

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Types of Subfloors

By Corrine Bernard | July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

So you decided! It’s time to replace the floors. Before you install… It is essential to know the type of subfloor to further determine what installation method that is best.  Plywood, oriented strand board, particle board, and concrete are the four standard types of subfloors. The two most recommended subfloors are concrete and Plywood What…

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The Anatomy of a Dust Bunny

By Corrine Bernard | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is a dust bunny?  Simple, it is the dirt, dead skin cells, pet dander, food waste, allergens from dust mites, cooking oils, and dyes all rolled up by pet and human hair.  Cute right? How are these dust bunnies born?  The main culprit… pets, open doors and windows. But also, us! We track in…

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Engineered Wood Floors vs Solid Wood Floors: Both Real Wood!

By Corrine Bernard | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The most frequent question we hear: are engineered wood floors real wood? Yes! Engineered wood is all real wood; made of different species to combat the instability of solid wood flooring. Solid Wood Flooring Solid wood flooring is made of an individual piece of wood throughout. It can be used in any room that is…

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MDF as a construction material…. What is it?

By Amanda Cicarella | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard. Yes quite the mouthful! Thus the abbreviation. A commonly used construction material is an engineered product composed of small wood fibers bonded together with a resin binder and wax using high temperature and pressure to complete the process. It is very versatile and fairly durable. Used for furniture, shelving,…

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Common Myths about Hardwood Flooring Debunked

By Amanda Cicarella | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to a home. Many homeowners and decorators find these floors a great alternative to carpeted floors. However, there are various myths surrounding floors made from hardwood, which discourage people to go for this type of flooring. Let’s debunk some of them: 1) They are Expensive… Yes and no. Since…

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Chevron and Herringbone: On Trend and Making a Come Back

By Amanda Cicarella | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the world of design Herringbone and Chevron patterns have been booming back to popularity in textiles, fashion, prints, and flooring! Walls and ceilings too for that matter. This is not a new thing! It is actually a classic thing, used heavily over the centuries. Part of a genre of flooring called Parquetry. Think Parquet…

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Radiant Heated Floor: Do I Need That?

By Amanda Cicarella | June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Radiant Heat Over My Existing Floor? Are you considering adding a radiant heated floor over your existing floor? It could be one of the best decisions you make. A radiant heated floor means no more radiators clanking in the night and no noisy vents. No longer will you have a dust-spewing ductwork that triggers any…

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