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Hardwood Floor Installation

Thinking About Heating Your Floors? Here's What You Need to Know

When the winter weather intensifies, you may find yourself considering options for keeping yourself warm. Apart from upgrading your furnace, there's also another step you can take: heating your floors. Heated floors produce radiant heat from below your flooring -- and the hot air then rises up, warming the rest of your home. Here's what you need to know.

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Dealing With Temperature Warping in Hardwood Floors

Older hardwood floors may begin to display issues with warping, especially when the temperatures are fluctuating. New hardwood flooring, whether solid or engineered, is pressure treated and chemically treated to prevent significant warping (though it still has to be acclimated to your home). Older hardwood floors, on the other hand, may buckle or bend as the temperature changes, creaking, settling, and sometimes even cracking.

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Hardwood Flooring vs. Engineered Hardwood

The two most popular options for home wood flooring are currently solid hardwoods and engineered hardwoods. A casual glance in the store won't tell you much about the difference between these boards, but it's important to know what each is, and how they are commonly used. Let's take a closer look!

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5 Advantages of Switching to Hardwoods You May Not Know About

Most people understand the obvious advantages of switching to a hardwood floor – especially the luxurious appearance and the durability of wood flooring. But there are also other advantages, benefits that not everyone realizes at the time. Here are the top unexpected features that hardwood floors bring, and why they should influence your decision.

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Why Installing Hardwood Flooring Throughout a Home is a Great Idea

If you are considering an upgrade to install hardwood flooring, here are some tips to get the most benefits in the long run. If you install hardwood flooring in your entire home, even if some of the rooms will also have carpeting, this adds value for resale and is more beneficial in the long run to allow for potential changes in the use of each room.

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Adding a 'Special' Room Turns a Regular House Into A Luxurious House

Brand new and elegant hardwood flooring can turn a drab room into an excellent space for more enjoyment of your home. This may also result in a higher resale value if you choose to sell the home in the future. This guide gives some creative ideas about the types of special rooms that you can consider to make your home really wonderful, including a ballet/dance studio, exercise/yoga place, a private chapel, and a sunroom.

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5 Considerations When Choosing Hardwood Stain

Installing new hardwood floors is a big decision. There are a variety of choices, colors, and styles to choose from. Making the right selection is easier with the right company, like UB Hardwoods, and the knowledge they bring to you. Consider the following five tips to help you get started on selecting the right floors for your home or business.

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UB Hardwoods & Flooring Receives Prestigious"40 Under 40" Recognition!

Hardwood Floors magazine is proud to recognize 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the wood flooring industry.

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Guide To Help in the Decision to Repair or Replace Flooring

Making a good decision about whether to repair or replace hardwood flooring takes a number of factors into consideration. These include the age of the flooring, if there is any damage to the flooring, the thickness of the wood, the type of wood used for the flooring, as well as the aesthetic results desired.

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5 Benefits of Hardwood Refinishing

Hardwood flooring is a durable, natural material that adds striking beauty and value to your home. Over time, wear and tear can cause damage that detracts from your floor’s natural good looks. If you’re noticing scuffs and scratches in your hardwood flooring, you may be concerned that it’s time to replace it. Fortunately, in many cases simply refinishing your floors will restore them to their former beauty. Here are just a few of the benefits of having your hardwood floors professionally refinished:

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