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10 Facts About Wood Floors And The Environment

Sustainable forest management has made the impact of the hard wood flooring industry almost non-existent to the environment because of the renewable resource of the trees can be re-used indefinitely for a lifetime. As the harvesting and planting efforts work in tandem to insure little to no impact on forests, here are 10 other ways hardwood floors are great for the environment.

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Posted on September 09, 2011

Which Direction Should The Floor Be Laid?

The direction that wood flooring is laid in a home has much to do with personal preference, however there are some basic pieces of advice to follow:

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Posted on September 08, 2011

10 Tips For Caring For Your Engineered Floor

Follow these helpful tips provided by NWFA (National Wood Floor Association) to provide preventive maintenance to your Real Wood Floors flooring. It will extend the beauty and lifespan of your investment in the home.

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Posted on August 29, 2011

Wood Floor Finishes

Wood flooring can be finished in numerous different ways. Some finishes are burnished into the wood, some are natural oils that harden over time, some are a top coating that actually builds a film of protective finish over the wood and others chemically bond to the wood fibers to seal the wood from being able to absorb moisture, dirt, etc.

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Posted on August 11, 2011

Are Random Width Floors Exclusive To A Specific Design Theme?

Question: Can a random width floor be utilized in a modern or contemporary design theme?

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Posted on July 22, 2011

Wood Floors Add Significant Value To A Home

In a survey conducted by the National Wood Flooring Association that involved real estates agents across the country, the agents noted that wood floors can add significant value to your house.

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Posted on June 14, 2011

Wood Floors and Humidity In Your Home

Anyone who is looking at putting hardwood flooring into their home should have a basic understanding of how humidity affects wood flooring. Many times the problems that can arise when wood floors come in contact with water or water vapor can be prevented if the flooring contractor properly educates the homeowner.

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Posted on June 13, 2011

Wood Floors and Pets

If you’re thinking of getting new wood floors and you’re wondering how well they will hold up under the traffic of your four legged friends, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The ability of a floor to hold up under the traffic of large pets will be determined by a couple of issues.

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Posted on June 13, 2011

Fix The Squeak

Two pieces of wood rubbing together are the cause of most squeaks in wooden floors. There are two reason this happens. In one case the wood floor has pulled away from the sub floor that lies beneath it. Most hard wood floors are installed by nailing the wood floorboards to a plywood sub floor which rests on the support beams underneath. The sub floor can warp or the nails used to secure the floorboards in place come loose.

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Posted on April 23, 2011

Water Doesn't Have To Ruin Your Floors

One of the most costly threats to your hardwood floors is water damage. Water damage can occur from spills, leaks and humidity and moisture in the air. Of course the best way to save your hardwood floors from water damage is to employ preventive measures.

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Posted on April 11, 2011

 
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