Pre-finished Wood Flooring vs. Job-Site Finished Wood Flooring

Pre-finished Wood Flooring vs. Job-Site Finished Wood Flooring If you are researching what option is best for your wood flooring project, you will likely be limited to two options; Pre-finished Wood Flooring vs. Job-Site Finished Wood Flooring. After reading about pre-finished flooring, you will have learned that you are limited...
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Pre-Finished Solid Hardwood Installation Process

Pre-Finished Hardwood from The Master's Craft Durango Collection When installing Pre-Finished Solid Hardwood floors, we take great pride in our process to ensure you get the highest quality floor possible. We have divided the job into a multiple stage process for you that outlines everything that will be done in...
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Underlayment for Laminate Floors

With hundreds of products on the market, choosing the right underlayment for your unique application can seem an impossible task. First, let’s start with the basics Underlayment is a thin foam pad measured in different thickness' and typically made of polyethylene or polypropylene.  Most laminates require an underlayment for installation,...
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“How to Prevent Cupping and Worse in Summer Months”

In an article from the Wood Floor Business website, Craig DeWitte discusses the effects excessive moisture may have on your hardwood floors. "During the summer, even the most carefully installed wood floors tend to expand and sometimes cup or even buckle. These events occur because of wood's relationship with moisture...
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3 Hot Trends in Hardwood Flooring

Replacing your old carpet, tile, or laminate with new wood flooring is a smart investment, but selecting the style and color can become overwhelming. Fortunately, understanding some of the hottest trends in hardwood flooring can help make your decision a little easier. If you are considering adding appeal and value to...
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Wood Floor Inspiration in Dallas

BY Hunter Ross  February 26, 2018

The Dallas area is certainly blessed with its share of talented designers, contractors, and other professionals who make the spaces we use gorgeous. There is just so much eye candy out there! We’ve tapped some of these talented professionals to share their work and thoughts on design. They demonstrate just how great an impact beautiful […]

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Should You Choose Gray Wood Floors?

BY Hunter Ross  February 8, 2018

‘70s bell bottoms, ‘80s shoulder pads, and ‘90s grunge – all fashion trends that have come and gone. If any of these were part of your wardrobe in their respective decades, you were quite the trendsetter. Trends make fashion fun, and it’s easy and cheap enough to drop a dated item from your wardrobe to […]

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Choosing the Right Flooring Professional

BY Hunter Ross  September 14, 2017

Last weekend, I dragged my reluctant family to our local greasy spoon so that I could have tomatoes and grits with my breakfast, the kind of breakfast I grew up with.  While we waited in line to pay – yes they still do that too – I was busy looking at the sea of business […]

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Reduce, Reuse, RECLAIM!

BY Hunter Ross  June 20, 2017

Late one night, I was browsing my local online buy/sell/trade site and found the most unusual post I’d seen yet, a basketball court.  The maintenance manager for a small school outside of Frisco, TX, had recently replaced the hardwood courts and was looking to unload a bounty of maple tongue and groove boards.  All that […]

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“How to Prevent Cupping and Worse in Summer Months”

BY Hunter Ross  June 13, 2017

In an article from the Wood Floor Business website, Craig DeWitte discusses the effects excessive moisture may have on your hardwood floors. “During the summer, even the most carefully installed wood floors tend to expand and sometimes cup or even buckle. These events occur because of wood’s relationship with moisture in the air. Air with […]

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Formaldehyde: The scary word of wood flooring

BY Hunter Ross  May 3, 2017

With all the news surrounding formaldehyde and the harmful effects this chemical may cause to our families, many are wondering if hardwood floors are still safe. In 2014, a well-known nationwide wood floor retailer made national news over flooring that in tests exceeded the standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).  In two […]

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Underlayment for Laminate Floors

BY Hunter Ross  April 6, 2017

With hundreds of products on the market, choosing the right underlayment for your unique application can seem an impossible task. First, let’s start with the basics Underlayment is a thin foam pad measured in different thickness’ and typically made of polyethylene or polypropylene.  Most laminates require an underlayment for installation, and some even come with […]

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Why Engineered Hardwood?

BY Kristy Hundt  September 28, 2016

Engineered hardwood flooring is especially great for high traffic areas like entry ways and family rooms. There is also less opportunity for cupping and warping over the life of an engineered floor. The multi-ply construction also reduces expansion and contraction. Most engineered floors come pre-finished from a factory. This makes the top coat or finish […]

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Engineered Hardwood Story & Testimonial

BY Kristy Hundt  September 14, 2016

Jennifer S. | Handscraped Engineered Hardwood Allen, TX: During my initial consultation with Jennifer, I learned she wanted to replace the existing carpet all over her house with new hardwood floors. At first, she wanted to keep the small tile in her entryway but loved my idea of having continuous hardwood flooring throughout. I explained […]

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About Luxury Vinyl Plank

BY Hunter Ross  September 10, 2016

If you’re looking to get a new hardwood floor, but want something more durable, consider LVT, also known as, Luxury Vinyl Plank or LVP. Years ago vinyl plank was considered on the lowest end of the spectrum for floor covering. LVT has traditionally been used in commercial settings because of its durability.  That was before manufacturers started […]

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What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

BY Kristy Hundt  September 9, 2016

Confused about Engineered Hardwood flooring? Want to know if this hardwood flooring type is right for your home? Engineered hardwood is a wood flooring material which consists of a single-wear layer or veneer attached to a multi-ply hardwood core. The wear layer is the premium covering on top which determines what species of wood it is. The most common […]

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3 Hot Trends in Hardwood Flooring

BY Hunter Ross  April 19, 2016

Replacing your old carpet, tile, or laminate with new wood flooring is a smart investment, but selecting the style and color can become overwhelming. Fortunately, understanding some of the hottest trends in hardwood flooring can help make your decision a little easier. If you are considering adding appeal and value to your space, consider these hot […]

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Laminate Flooring FAQs

BY Hunter Ross  March 16, 2016

While everyone wants real wood flooring, not everyone can afford the expense. Laminate wood flooring is a great alternative. If you’re a homeowner who wants the look of a hardwood floor without all the expenses and maintenance, consider laminate flooring. It looks great, stands up to wear and tear, and won’t break the bank. But […]

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Wood Flooring Plano TX: How To Give Your Clients Floors They’ll Love

BY Hunter Ross  February 22, 2016

If you’re an interior designer in North Texas, then you’re no stranger to incorporating wood flooring Plano TX into your designs.  In addition to lending beauty and warmth to a home, wood floors are a solid, practical choice because they are generally easier to care for than carpeting and they are kinder underfoot than tile. […]

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Hardwood Flooring Plano TX: 4 Tips to Keep Dogs from Scratching Floors

BY Hunter Ross  January 20, 2016

The mail man is coming through your front lawn and before you can say a word, your Great Dane is lunging across your hardwood flooring Plano TX, paws and claws clattering, making you cringe. Doubtless you love your furry friend, but you also care about protecting the investment you made in your hardwood flooring. Here […]

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Hardwood Flooring Frisco TX: Why You Need Sustainable Flooring

BY Hunter Ross  December 22, 2015

When you choose hardwood flooring Frisco TX for your home, you’re choosing a product that will not only improve the look of your home, but that is also environmentally-conscious.  The most environmentally-conscious wood flooring is made from sustainable resources.  Sustainability means that the wood used in your floors comes from forests that aren’t destructively clear-cut […]

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Wood Flooring Frisco Tx: 4 Reasons to Choose Solid Hardwood Floors

BY Hunter Ross 

Hardwood flooring Frisco TX is a selling point for homes and apartments. Wood floors give residences a spacious, classy, uncluttered look, and it increases the value of your home. Since there are so many types of wood grains and colors, you can order a style that reflects your personality and way of life. You can […]

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5 Reasons to Choose Hardwood Flooring Frisco, TX

BY Hunter Ross  November 5, 2015

If you are trying to decide whether to go with carpet, tile, or hardwood flooring in Frisco, TX, it can be overwhelming. Which flooring creates the right home atmosphere? Which offers the most visual interest, and which will provide the best return on home value? These are all questions that need to be asked, and the […]

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Your Options for Beautiful Hardwood Flooring In Frisco, TX

BY Hunter Ross 

If you are considering installing hardwood flooring in Frisco, TX in your home based simply on the way hardwood looks compared to other types of flooring like laminates, carpeting and tile, there are a couple of hardwood flooring options you need to keep in mind when it’s time to purchase it and have it installed. […]

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Hardwood Flooring Frisco, TX Increases the Value of Your Home for Sale

BY Hunter Ross  October 23, 2015

From washing your home’s exterior and removing clutter to updating your home with hardwood flooring in Frisco, TX, there are many ways to increase the value and appeal of your home before selling. Although many tasks are simple to complete on your own, hiring contractors to install your new flooring is smart. However, you should […]

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