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The Best Pet Friendly Materials for Your Home

These days, pets are part of the family. It is no surprise that designers are relying on sensible solutions to make home decor more animal-friendly. Using durable fabrics, stain resistant furniture and long-lasting materials, watch as we pair substance with style to make your home a welcome retreat for humans and furry four-legged friends alike.

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Posted on October 14, 2019

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 October 08, 2019

Is Engineered Flooring Real Wood?

Some people have asked,“Is engineered flooring real wood?” The answer is simple, “Yes it is.” Engineered wood flooring consists of layered tiers of real wood pressed together to form a structure that has the same beauty of solid wood flooring, while allowing stability and options in installation.

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Posted on September 30, 2019

Flooring 101: Different Types of Hardwood Floors

It's oftentimes hard to know which flooring contruction type is under your feet simply by looking. There are three key types of hardwood flooring: solid, longstrip, and engineered.

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Posted on September 17, 2019

Flooring Insights from Our Leading Experts

The wood flooring industry, like product design and fashion, has ebbs and flows in style and trends. The pendulum swings to one side and, given enough time, it then swings to the other. With the speed of modern manufacturing and global production, these shifts occur over several years and flooring manufacturers can decide to stay in step or to keep producing the same products they always have.

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Posted on September 09, 2019

From Forest To Floor

Sure you know wood flooring is . . . wood. But how do trees become the flooring we walk and live on?

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Posted on September 02, 2019

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 August 19, 2019

ROI: Return on Improvement

From flea-market finds to bespoke designer pieces, find out which must-have items in your home are worth the splurge on the blog today.

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Posted on August 19, 2019

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 12, 2019

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 August 05, 2019