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Debunking Five Common Wood Floor Myths

Don’t let misinformation hold you back from investing in the timeless beauty of hardwood. Contrary to what you may have heard, classic hardwood is sustainable, durable and within your reach. Wood floors combine style and functionality to any home project, so come with us as we bust the top five myths regarding their care.

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Posted on January 21, 2020

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 January 21, 2020

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 January 06, 2020

So Many Options: How To Pick the Best Floor For Your Home.

You’ve probably seen the Sonic Drive-In commercial touting the 168,894 different drink combination’s they offer. So if you tried a new one every day you’d have to live 463 years to get through all the possibilities. That sounds daunting. However if I were to calculate all the different options we have available in wood flooring we would be at around 1,209,600 options. Sonic drinks, it turns out, are rather simple compared to the complexity of picking a wood floor.

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Posted on December 02, 2019

Protect Your Wood Floors From Extra Traffic

If you have family or friends planning to visit, for holiday festivities or just regular festivities, don’t forget to give your wood floors some extra care and attention. The added foot traffic means extra wear and tear on your floors. The following tips can help you make sure your wood floors are properly protected as you welcome guests into your home.

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Posted on November 25, 2019

What Is A Quality Wood Floor?

I see a number of forum posts asking the above question. What is quality, how can it be defined? Here is a brief overview of the different aspects of picking out a quality wood flooring product.

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Posted on November 18, 2019

Use Your Seasonal Personality to Pick Your Perfect Floor

Through the ages color has been used to shape the atmosphere of a space. From feelings of comfort and safety, to excitement, hunger and calm - colors emphasis mood and tone exponentially. That’s why designers rely on them so heavily when setting the stage of a new room. Color theory helps us determine which shade will complement our space, as well as who might be attracted to it. Color theory also tells us that people react differently to a room based on their personal preferences. Many times, they can be broken down into seasonal personalities. Find out how your seasonal personality translates to the perfect palette with our helpful guide.

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Posted on November 04, 2019

Revelarre - Revealing the True Character of Wood

In the world of wood flooring, traditional coloring methods are no longer the only options for your next floor. Traditional wood stains have been the standard for floors for many, many years, but Real Wood Floors has introduced Revelarre, a natural coloring process that enhances the unique beauty of every plank of wood. Revelarre reveals the true character of wood floors in dynamic ways and makes new coloring options available that stains can’t replicate.

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Posted on November 04, 2019

Weather Winter in Style: How to Keep Your Floors Looking New Through the Seasons

A little planning can go a long way when it comes to keeping your home looking its best. No matter what kind of weather you may be facing this season, plan to help your home stay in shape through the holidays and beyond. Check out our top five tips for keeping your floor looking great through the rain, sleet and snow.

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Posted on October 28, 2019

Wear Layers And Longevity

​We talk a lot about the thickness of the wear layer on our products. The wear layer is the usable surface on an engineered floor, the layer of hardwood that sits on top that gives the floor its unique appearance which is exactly the same as a solid 3/4” floor.

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Posted on October 21, 2019

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