When redoing hardwood floors, baseboard trim is typically an afterthought. However, adding baseboard trim, or replacing outdated baseboard moldings, can be an inexpensive way to change the look and feel of your home. With all of the available materials and styles, how will you know which will work best in your home? Here is an overview of the options, so you can make an informed decision when the time comes. [Read more…]
Green and environmentally sustainable wood flooring options used to be costly and limited in availability. However, as customers have become increasingly concerned with their environmental responsibility, sustainable wood flooring options have increased and the associated costs have become more affordable.
Wood floors are a beautiful addition to any home, but even the highest quality wood floors will start to show wear over time. Luckily, in most cases, you don’t have to replace the entire floor in order for it to look new again.
Refinishing wood floors will bring them back to life and save them from the further damage that can occur over time as the finish and stain wear away from high traffic and sun, among other causes.
Choosing the right method for wood floor installation can be an uphill battle for many people. If you are considering hardwood flooring for the first time, you should know the commonly used installation methods.
The three major ways to install hardwood flooring are glue-down, floating, and fastening, also known as nail-down. In this post, we’ll take a look at the installation techniques and pros and cons of each of these methods. [Read more…]
Wood flooring and carpet flooring each have their own redeeming qualities. However, when the time comes to select the appropriate flooring for your home, it’s important that you’ve conducted proper research so that you can confidently make a decision you’ll be happy with for the foreseeable future.
Today, many homes use a combination of flooring types, ranging from hardwood floors to carpet, tile, linoleum, concrete and other materials. Each type of flooring provides its own inherent benefits, as well as vulnerabilities. Let’s take a look two of the more popular flooring choices, wood and carpet, each of which are available in an outstanding selection of color and texture options to compliment any home.
Just like to other finishes in your home, such as the woodwork, cabinetry, hardware and overall décor, selecting a hardwood floor stain to compliment your style is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. In addition, the right floor stain can provide a functional benefits.
Whether you’re having new hardwood floors installed or planning to resurface existing wood flooring, it’s probably time to rethink your stain color. After all, floor stain trends do change over time. If you’re planning to sell your Chicagoland home in the near future or just want to give your home a nice update, selecting the right floor stain can increase your home’s perceived value and create a pleasing, updated look. [Read more…]
When you hire a new Chicago contractor it’s important to conduct the proper research and ask the right questions so that you can feel confident about your choice. While receiving a professional recommendation from a trusted friend or family member always makes the process easier, it’s still important to properly vet your contractor so that there are fewer surprises once the project is underway.
We get a lot of questions about the appropriateness of installing hardwood flooring the kitchen from our Naperville and suburban Chicago customers. While it may seem like exposure to water, spills or heavy foot traffic could be reasons to install an alternate flooring material, there’s are actually more reasons to choose hardwood flooring for your kitchen than there are reasons to avoid it. [Read more…]
Homeowners in Chicago and its suburbs are often conflicted about how to select the proper flooring material for their home. Luckily, with so many great options, the decision doesn’t have to be difficult.
But, before you decide between hardwood flooring and laminate flooring it’s important that you understand the pros and cons of each flooring type so that you can make the best choice for you and your home. Additionally, you should also think about the intended placement of the flooring alongside your aesthetic preferences, along with longevity, maintenance and eco-friendly considerations. [Read more…]
Hardwood flooring is a major investment and requires dutiful care and maintenance to prolong its lifespan and continued enjoyment. Although hardwood flooring is considered to be a rather versatile floor material, it is important that you are aware of the general do’s and don’ts of having wood floors in your home. No matter what you do, your wood floor will age over time, however there are numerous steps you can take to protect your wood flooring and keep it in pristine condition. [Read more…]