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Brazilian Walnut Hardwood Flooring Information

Brazilian Walnut Hardwood Flooring Information

Brazilian walnut hardwood flooring is one of the toughest and longest lasting hardwoods available. The color is anything from a very dark rich brown to an almost orangey and yellow coloring where the wood has been cut from the heart wood of the tree. Brazilian Direct Brazilianhardwood.com has a well established reputation for quality hardwood [...]

3 Steps to Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors

3 Steps to Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors

Instead of replacing your hardwood floor, an excellent alternative can be to just refinish them. You don’t necessarily have to hire a professional. Refinishing hardwood floors yourself can be a rewarding experience, and can save you a lot of money. The investment of time can also be rewarding in the long-term, saving you from replacing [...]

Advantages of Black Laminate Wood Flooring

Advantages of Black Laminate Wood Flooring

Black laminate flooring is sleek, resilient, and looks absolutely spectacular. If you have been considering a wood floor, but don’t want the expense and difficulty of installation involved in placing a new hard wood floor in your room or in your entire home, then a great alternative is laminate flooring. It really is hard to [...]

What Causes Hardwood Floor to Crack?

What Causes Hardwood Floor to Crack?

Hardwood floors expand and contract naturally thereby causing cracks and warps. This is usually in response to changes in the immediate surroundings. Proper installation and preparation, as well as controlling the environmental factors will reduce the chances of this happening to your wood floors. Cracks mostly occur where the hardwood floors are not acclimatized to [...]

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Vs Laminate – Contrasting Features, Costs & Performance

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Vs Laminate – Contrasting Features, Costs & Performance

While high-end laminate floors successfully imitates the color and appearance of real wood, it’s not comparable to authentic hardwood floors. Contrary to this, engineered wood floors are somewhat similar to hardwood in looks and features nevertheless it’s harder to judge since all the details mimic realistic features of the wood. There are lots of similarities [...]

Best Product for Cleaning Old Hardwood Floors

Best Product for Cleaning Old Hardwood Floors

Wood flooring adds character to a home but when left uncared for over years, it develops buildup and residue that is tough to clean with normal cleaning procedures. You can use vacuum cleaners or dust mop to eliminate light dirt and dust but old floors that have sticky residue requires more sophisticated cleaning that cuts [...]

What is The Best Water Based Hardwood Floor Finish?

What is The Best Water Based Hardwood Floor Finish?

One of the main selling points for me when I purchased my house was its hardwood floors; however, while they were gorgeous they hadn’t been refinished since possibly the 60’s. My greatest concern however was the question of what to use as a finish, I’d researched a lot into both oil and water based floor [...]