Flooring: 3/4″ Hardwood

Originally posted here by Eric Whetzel Hardwood vs. Carpet In our previous home we made the decision not to use any carpet. Not only did we prefer the look of combining tile (for wet areas) with hardwood (living areas and bedrooms), we also knew these surfaces would be easier to … Continue reading Read more »

Wood Floors Are Green

The reason for this is clear: consumers are demanding the use of green products, but often don’t understand what green means. Being “green” is much more than just being a rapidly renewable material. To truly recognize a product’s “greenness,” one must look at its entire life cycle, from cradle to … Continue reading Read more »

Is Engineered Flooring Really Better Than Solid Plank Flooring?

First, let’s start with the definitions of Solid Plank and Engineered Plank.  SOLID PLANK is pretty self-explanatory.  Boards are sawn from a log and as such are one piece of solid wood.  After air-drying and kiln-drying, that board is milled into a plank of flooring with a tongue and groove … Continue reading Read more »

What Is the Difference Between Plain Sawn, Rift Sawn, Quarter Sawn and Livesawn Grain?

Wood flooring begins life as a log.  That log enters a sawmill and is sawn according to the grain pattern of the board desired.  And the grain pattern on the face of the board is determined by the orientation of the growth rings (as viewed from the butt end of … Continue reading Read more »