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Who would have thought that a live Christmas tree and your hardwood floors would not get along like cookies and eggnog?  As it turns out, scratches, water damage and sap stains could put a damper on your Yuletide cheer.  Here are a few precautions you’ll need to take to keep your hardwood floor in tip-top shape throughout the holiday season:

Hardwood floors are a very popular, classic flooring choice for many homes today.  They are stylish, eco-friendly, and amazingly easy to clean and maintain.  With a few simple habits and the right tools at hand, you can keep your floors looking their best and lasting a lifetime. 

Homeowners are always looking for way to maximize their home’s usable living space. This can be for a variety of reasons, including needing more room for a growing family, needing additional entertaining space, and increasing the home’s value. The one area that fits all these needs is the basement. V3 3-ply Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring is a valuable addition to any home, and is ideal for a below-grade installation.

Not all engineered floors are created equal.  A large majority of engineered floors are plywood-backed, with only a thin layer of actual hardwood on the face.  In fact, we hesitate to even refer to our premium V3 3-ply Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring as “engineered”, because there are so many low-quality products on the market that have given engineered flooring a bad name.

Michigan is the Great Lakes State.  We have water – lots and lots of water.  Summertime in Michigan means fun in the sun, with folks spending lots of time at the lake, both vacationers and year-round residents alike.  Lakefront homes are a wonderful investment, and having hardwood floors in your lakefront home is most definitely an option.

We sometimes take it for granted that everyone knows and understands the terminology used in the lumber industry.  In this post, we will break down the three basic cuts of lumber – Plain Sawn, Quarter Sawn and Rift Sawn. 

The old adage “you get what you pay for” has been tossed around for generations.  Typically you hear it uttered when a cheap product doesn’t hold up or perform as well as expected.  On the flip side, just because something is more expensive you can’t automatically assume it’s of better quality or more valuable, right?  A smart consumer knows to dig a little deeper, to find out the real value of the product before parting with any hard-earned money.

Hardwood flooring is a classic and timeless flooring option that brings a great return on investment. Within the last several years, there’s been an uprising trend in adding hardwood flooring throughout the whole home. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular North American Species: Red Oak and White Oak…