Categories for Hardwood Flooring

How to Save a Water-Damaged Wood Floor

June 22, 2021 2:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Water and wood are not a winning combination. When your home floods, your hardwood floors are bound to suffer. Sometimes a floor is too far gone to fix, but if the damage is less severe, you may be able to get away with hardwood flooring repair. Here are some tips you can use to save your water-damaged wood flooring. Removing the water The faster you can get the water off your floors, the better—wood’s cellulose fibers soak up water very quickly. Unfortunately, it’s a lot slower to dry. No matter how sturdy the floors and finish are, water can easily... View Article

Should You Refinish or Replace Your Hardwood Floors?

June 8, 2021 2:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hardwood floors can take a beating over time. Walking, playing, pets and moving furniture can all contribute to wear and tear. Your floor might look dingy, scratched or dull, no matter how well you keep up on flooring maintenance. Homeowners often ask whether they should refinish their hardwood floors or replace them with new hardwood flooring installation. In many cases, it’s cheaper and easier to simply refinish the floors, but this can only be done a few times over the floor’s lifetime. If you’ve refinished your floors several times already, you may need to replace them. Here’s how to decide... View Article

Hardwood vs. Laminate Wood Flooring

March 8, 2021 9:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When choosing flooring for your Santa Cruz, CA home, you may be struggling to decide between hardwood and laminate wood flooring. Upon first glance, they appear to be pretty similar, but there are some differences you should be aware of. One major difference is the price. Laminate wood flooring is less expensive than hardwood flooring. On the flip side, however, hardwood is often seen as more visually and aesthetically appealing. Here are some of the pros and cons of hardwood vs. laminate wood flooring in Santa Cruz, CA. Pros of laminate wood flooring More durable: Laminate flooring is more resistant... View Article

2021’s Hottest Wood Flooring Trends

February 23, 2021 8:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing more classic than wood flooring. From hardwood all the way to laminate and vinyl faux wood, there are countless ways to make your home look stylish and fresh with one of 2021’s wood flooring trends. As flooring technology improves, wood flooring manufacturers have increased the options they offer when it comes to materials, affordability and style. Here are some of the 2021 wood flooring trends you can expect to see in the Santa Cruz, CA area and beyond. Engineered wood Engineered hardwood flooring consists of a thin veneer of true hardwood over more resilient, manufactured materials like fiberboard... View Article

What Is Reclaimed Hardwood?

November 25, 2020 11:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you’re a seasoned renovator or just taking on your first project, the choices you have to make can seem overwhelming. Couple that with the desire to both achieve the right look and minimize your carbon footprint, and you can face some tough decisions. Fortunately, reclaimed hardwood in Santa Cruz, CA checks all of these boxes for many of our customers. Reclaimed hardwood is any lumber that’s been used for a previous building project. It might come from an old barn’s siding or from the floor of a century-old house, but it always provides a unique and comfortable look that’s... View Article