Recent Wood Flooring Articles

How to Fix Creaky Stairs

Posted by Mel Sherman | Feb 07, 2017

I grew up in a house with creaky stairs. The stairs creaked when my parents bought the house in 1984 and they're still creaking today. My parents never had them fixed and we all...

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Build Stunning, Safe Wooden Stairs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 11, 2015

Wood stairs and railings are workhorses – built to get you where you want to go. But beyond this basic purpose, there are many different types, which can help to make your home...

A soft dust mop and a little water are all you need to clean a hardwood floor. (Photo: LukaTDB/

Tips from Flooring Contractors for Cleaning Wood Floors

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 19, 2013

Hardwood flooring is an investment that can last a lifetime. However, it needs tender loving care. You can preserve the integrity of both your floor's finish and the floor itself by...

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Hot Home Feature: Farmhouse Wood Floors

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 21, 2013

Nothing could be cozier than farmhouse wood floors. Reclaimed floor boards from a barn that's been torn down are the ultimate in sustainable wood beauty. It's sort of crazy to think...

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5 Home Improvement Products to Avoid

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Feb 15, 2012

Just as there's a right tool for every job, there are plenty of wrong tools for the same job, not to mention others that might work alright but should be used only in a pinch. Duct...

Pet Ownership: Pee on the Floor and Gouged Front Doors

Posted by Laura Foster-Bobroff | Dec 21, 2011

As a homeowner and lifelong pet owner, I know too well how the cute antics of a new puppy or kitten can turn into extensive pet damage. I've also been a remodeler for many, many years,...

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Easy Fixes for Uneven Table Legs

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Oct 03, 2011

There are two causes of a wobbly table: uneven legs and an uneven floor. Legs can become uneven from wear, from warpage (on any of the table parts) or from simply not standing straight....


End Grain Hardwood Floor Tiles

Posted by Kevin Stevens | Jul 07, 2011

When it comes to wood flooring, end grain tiles comprise a very small percentage of the millions of square feet installed. Part of that reason is due to its rarity, as this type of...