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Flooring Guide

 

Flooring Guide

 

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW about hardwood flooring & moisture

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Care and maintenance guide

Do’s & Don’ts of Flooring

 

A HOMEOWNER’S GUIDE TO FLOORING GAPS

As the seasons change, you might notice changes in different aspects of your home.  During the winter, some fine lines and cracks start to appear in your furniture.  You may even see this in your kitchen cabinets.  During rainy or humid months, your windows and doors stick a bit more than usual.  Like the rest of your home, your wood flooring is vulnerable to these weather changes.  But fear not—it’s perfectly normal for wood to react to these seasonal shifts.

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CURING TIME VS. DRYING TIME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOTH

Once your new floors are installed, you’ll have two questions: “When can I walk on my new floors?” and “When can I move my rugs and furniture back into the room?”  While the answers to these questions may vary depending on your specific circumstances, cure time and dry time provide some applicable guidance. Read More

PLAIN SAWN, QUARTER SAWN, AND RIFT SAWN LUMBER: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

When selecting your hardwood floors, it’s important to choose an option that fits the design aesthetic of your home.  But it’s also important to understand the types of lumber that you’ll choose from.  Lumber is usually cut in one of the following three ways—plain sawn, quarter sawn, or rift sawn. Read More