What to Do if Your Wood Floor Gets Damaged-Part II

Can you spot the warning signs? Last week, we talked about gaps. So first check for cracks or separations between the wood planks. Buckling The most serious problem due to moisture is buckling. This happens when your wood floor actually separates from the sub-floor,...

What to Do if Your Wood Floor Gets Damaged Part I

Are gaps and cracks in wood floors a sign of trouble? On humid summer days, wood expands. During dry fall and winter days, it contracts. It’s a natural process, no matter what kind of wood you have, or the age of the wood. To ensure a wood floor that lasts 40 years or...

Refinishing your hardwood floors

Hardwood floors have a classic beauty and endless appeal that works well with any décor. When it gets worn or scuffed, you don’t need to replace it. Have it refinished. Should you refinish your floor yourself? Before making that decision, remember, mistakes on wood...

Does Wood Flooring Really Make Sense in High Traffic Kitchen Areas?

The days are finally getting warmer, the birds are singing and Spring is in the air in winter-weary New England.  Now that families are no longer tracking in sand, salt and snow, however, the awful condition of your beautiful wood flooring is even more apparent. ...

The Skinny on Wide Plank Wood Flooring

In the past the most commonly used plank width was 2-1/4″ partially because it is a more economical wood flooring material option.  However, in recent years we’re seeing more beautiful floors through the utilization of wider planks.  Here are the pros and cons of...

50 Shades of Grey and Other Color Trends in Wood Flooring for 2015

We’re not sure if the bestselling book and now blockbuster movie, 50 Shades of Grey, are to credit for the trend but grey is one of the hottest colors in wood flooring for 2015.  To help you sort out where wood flooring color is headed, here are the top two trends to...