Did You Know Episodes

  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 10 – The Value of Wood Floors
    Episode 10 – The Value of Wood Floors In today’s flooring market, there are a flood of products either calling themselves wood, replicate wood or have a paper-thin veneer that consider themselves ‘waterproof’ wood. How is the consumer to decipher what product is the best for their home? […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 9 – Environmental Conditions Before, During and After the Installation
    Episode 9 – Environmental Conditions, Before, During and After the Installation There are many factors that can play into the performance of a hardwood floor. None is more important than how moisture can affect flooring. Hardwood flooring professional know that wood is a natural material and can absorb […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 8 – Engineered Wood Floors Have a Comfort Zone Too
    Episode 8 – Engineered Wood Floors Have a Comfort Zone Too. Hardwood flooring is manufactured in many widths and cuts to provide a multitude of design opportunities per species of hardwood. One design element we are seeing become more popular is wood flooring that is 6” to 10” […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 7 – Dog Nails and Their Ability to Damage a Wood Floor
    Episode 7 – Dog Nails and Their Ability to Damage a Wood Floor. Just as a woman’s high heels can dent and crush the fibers of a wood floor, a dog’s untrimmed nails can produce the same crushing action on the cells of a wood floor. As mentioned […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 6 – Long Term Hardwood Floor Care
    Episode 6 – Long Term Hardwood Floor Care. Today you can find many suggestions on how to maintain hardwood floors. While some old time remedies may still be relevant, it is best to follow these suggestions for the best performance of the investment. Understanding realistic expectations of wood […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 5 – Variation in Engineered Hardwood Flooring 
    Episode 5 – Variation in Engineered Hardwood Flooring. Wood is usually chosen as a flooring option because of the natural beauty, distinct color and graining characteristics. While a more traditional graded and sorted material is still marketed, a good amount of today’s factory finished engineered hardwood flooring is […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 4 – Nailer Recommendation for Engineered Flooring
    Episode 4 – Nailer Recommendation for Engineered Flooring. Within many flooring companies, it has become standard to install laminated flooring with a 20 gauge flooring stapler or ‘floor runner’. While engineered flooring may sometimes be confused with being “laminated”, they are different materials and cannot be installed with […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 3 – The Cut of Wood
    Episode 3 – The Cut of Wood. All wood flooring is not created equally. From the differences in species, to the tree, to how and where it is grown, to where it is sawn and how it is dried, to how it is milled and manufactured, many important […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 2 – Seasonal Gaps and Moisture Control
    Episode 2 – Seasonal Gaps and Moisture Control. Even though wood has been cut, dried and milled into flooring, it is still a hydroscopic material and can accept and release moisture. When doing so, it can expand and contract. In extreme high or low moisture conditions, a floor […]
  • ‘Did You Know’ Episode 1 – Adhesive Assist with Fastener
    Episode 1 – Adhesive Assist with Fastener. Hardwood flooring is manufactured in many widths and cuts to provide a multitude of design opportunities per species of hardwood. One of which is wide plank floors 4” and greater and is chosen for the beauty and presence it brings to […]
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