Laminate or Real Wood Floors

laminate vs real woodWhether you have just built a new home, or are considering a change to your current flooring, perhaps you are intrigued by the addition of wood. There is nothing more classic than hardwood floors. It is found in the most expensive of homes and lends a certain charm to every room. Real wood flooring, while beautiful, is also expensive. It may or may not be the right choice for you. This article will explore the terms laminate and wood flooring and why you should be familiar with their individual meanings. [Read more...]

Filling Gaps and Cracks in Prefinished Wood Flooring

filling-cracks-in-wood-flooringSmall gaps, cracks, dents and holes can occur in your prefinished wood flooring. These gaps are really not hard to fill and most anyone can do it with a bit of Wood Putty. This putty will neve fully harden and is available in colors to match just about any floor from a maple or white oak to a Brazilian cherry, black walnut or just about anything in between. When you are unable to find a color of Wood Putty that matches your floor you can actually take a couple of colors and with your fingers blend them together before use and come up with a pretty good match. Remember that when finished you will be viewing the job standing and not from your hands and knees so the fill should be pretty hard to see. [Read more...]

Factory Finished or Site Finished Wood Floor – The Pros and Cons

factory finished woodA troubling decision for many homeowners is the choice between a factory finished hardwood floor and site finished wood flooring. If you are planning on purchasing a new hardwood floor you too may be wondering if a floor that is finished on site following installation is best or are you better off with a floor that comes with a factory pre-finished. There are advantages to each and listed here are several pros and cons that should help you choose the hardwood floor that is best for you. [Read more...]