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Stunning interiors enhanced by a gleaming new floor

Stunning interiors enhanced by a gleaming new floor

Stunning interiors enhanced by a gleaming new floor By Rachel Naud, For Postmedia News September 26, 2011   A gleaming new floor can not only update a space, it can actually transform it and make it feel like an entirely different room. If you want your home to make a big impact, look … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Furniture – Green Furniture – Eco Furniture – The Daily Green

Eco Friendly Furniture – Green Furniture – Eco Furniture – The Daily Green

EcoSystems Table It has gotten easier to find great furniture with style and value, and that also goes easier on the planet. For example, EcoSystems' Glass Table has ingenious Snug-It Connectors that allow for their high quality furniture to be shipped flat (saving space), and assembled without … [Read more...]

Mohawk Rolls Out Strand Bamboo | from the floors up

Mohawk Rolls Out Strand Bamboo | from the floors up

Bamboo has generated plenty of interest in flooring because of its green attributes, but traditional bamboo floors have shortcomings. Because it’s a grass, not a wood, traditional bamboo is relatively soft. Mohawk has addressed this problem with new bamboo flooring that’s harder than oak—and uses … [Read more...]

Wax On… Wax Done

Take a look at the photos of the wax job, the before and after are just nice. This is what floors need to look like! Here’s the “before:” And here’s the “after”: I spent 2 1/2 days working with the floors, doing my best to bring life back into them. The steel wool 2/0 pads are just … [Read more...]

Pets and Hardwood Floors, You Can Have Both! – Lumber Liquidators

Pets and Hardwood Floors, You Can Have Both! – Lumber Liquidators

Pets and Hardwood Floors, You Can Have Both! Over 60% of Americans have pets. If you're like me, they are part of the family. Sometimes, our four-legged friends make us consider what is best for our home, including our flooring. I was talking to our Tech & Install guys asking them about their … [Read more...]

Hardwood & Bamboo Flooring Color Change (Colorfastness)

Hardwood & Bamboo Flooring Color Change (Colorfastness)

The color fastness of hardwood flooring is the expected change in color over time as the wood ages, either from exposure to light or as it naturally oxidizes over time. Certain species show very little color change, while others show an extreme degree of color change. Wood flooring, furniture, … [Read more...]

Janka Hardness Ratings

Janka Hardness Ratings

The Janka hardness test measures the resistance of a type of wood to withstand denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28 mm (0.444 in) steel ball into wood to half the ball's diameter. This method leaves an indentation. A common use of Janka hardness ratings is to determine … [Read more...]

Hire your own Flooring Inspector

Hire your own Flooring Inspector

Before contacting a flooring inspector gather the information related to your floor; retailer/installer and manufacturer information, product, style, size (square ft, yards); then prepare a list of your concerns to discuss with the inspector. Conflict of Interest: Rule out conflict of interest by … [Read more...]