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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