Engineered floor vs solid wood flooring, which is best, this is an ongoing battle! With both types of wood flooring there are benefits and disadvantages. There are unlimited styles to select from in both engineered and solid wood floors. From the surface of the floor you will not know the difference but there are differences that you need to be aware of. [Read more…]
Wood and Laminate Flooring
Hardwood flooring, bamboo, flooring and laminate flooring facts from manufacturing, installation, maintenance and care to wood, bamboo and laminate problem solving.
Wood Flooring Grades Good, Bad, Beauty, Ugly
There are different wood flooring grades (be it on room or shower) offering a variety of characteristics to wood floors. There is beauty and there is ugly in wood flooring. These perceptions can be the same wood flooring grades and the same pieces of wood within those grades. With wood flooring, what one person sees as ugly another person sees ase beauty. Examples of this would be Cabin, Character and Premium wood flooring grades. [Read more…]
Wood floor cupping is a common problem that occurs with both solid and engineered wood floors. If you think you can escape cupping by installing a bamboo or laminate floor you can’t for they can also cup. [Read more…]
Bamboo flooring performance is much like that of a hardwood floor. Like wood, bamboo flooring performance will not be the same with every installation. You could install the same product from the same shipment in two houses sitting side-by-side with different performance results. Bamboo flooring performance is based on many factors from the product to installation, site related and maintenance related conditions.
Wood flooring problems are usually unexpected and most often preventable. Wood flooring is the real thing, unlike laminate which is a photograph of wood. Being a product of nature there will be occasional wood flooring problems. Wood flooring problems will usually be prevented through proper milling, installation and care once it has been installed. The information in this article also pertains to bamboo flooring. [Read more…]
Decorating with bamboo flooring is a popular way to update a home with a fresh new look and elegant style. As you begin to update the look and feel of your home, you can make the right selection to add the right look to your home with wood. This can be with a sophisticated appeal of bamboo wood floors that will add quality to your home. It’s about making the right choice for your home and leaving a lasting impression with the elegant look with the right flooring. [Read more…]
Refinishing hardwood floors is an adventure that some avid do-it-your-self individuals will take up on their own. If your hardwood floors are in dire need of refinishing, get a few estimates from professionals. You may be surprised at the figures. You may want to sit down when they tell you it will cost you $1200 to have your living room redone. For many homeowners refinishing hardwood floors is a job they would prefer to have the pro perform. While you could carpet over your hardwood for less than refinishing hardwood floors, carpeting over beautiful hardwood floors seem, well, wrong? [Read more…]
As with any product, a bamboo flooring problem could occur. A bamboo flooring problem may be as a dinged plank, discovery of several blemishes or a moisture related concern. At Bamboo Flooring Pros and Cons we have listed an overview as to the types of bamboo flooring problem seen by inspection companies such as The Weinheimer Group. [Read more…]
For years the two most common bamboo flooring colors were natural and a dark brown color that was created through carbonizing the bamboo. Today bamboo flooring colors are practically unlimited from off white to gold, tan, ash, oak, orange, amaretto, pecan, wenge, chestnut, black, blue or just about any other color you might imagine. [Read more…]
Bamboo flooring care not only includes proper cleaning and maintenance, it includes the prevention of problems such as controlling moisture, the number one cause of complaints with bamboo, wood and laminate flooring. In this article we discuss bamboo flooring care and prevention of problems through proper maintenance. [Read more…]