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Enjoy Laticrete Radiant Heat Under Easiklip Hardwood Floors

Enjoy Laticrete Radiant Heat Under Easiklip Hardwood Floors 0

You CAN put radiant heat under hardwood floors! But how, you ask? Read this how-to guide for instructions on installing the Laticrete Radiant Heat System underneath your Easiklip solid hardwood flooring.
Wood Floor and Subfloor Leveling Compound Technique

Wood Floor and Subfloor Leveling Compound Technique 0

A solid hardwood floor is only as good as the installation. And, a quality installation relies on having a level subfloor.

What good is a beautiful and expensive hardwood floor if it squeaks and creaks when you walk on it? What’s worse is if boards start to stick up, buckle or warp.

But, not to worry if your subfloor is less than perfect. We’ll discuss ways to handle the issue with both concrete and wood subfloors.

In-Demand Most Popular Hardwood Flooring Color and Styles

In-Demand Most Popular Hardwood Flooring Color and Styles 0

Have you ever walked into a freshly remodelled home? The first thing you notice is the floor. It’s the focal point of every room. Your eyes glance on the floor then move to the walls, furniture, and fixtures.

In this article, we’ll look at the preferred hardwood floor features that will help you make the right decision, look amazing and hold your home’s value.  

Flooring Services Near Me: Insider Tips for Choosing Your Best Option

Flooring Services Near Me: Insider Tips for Choosing Your Best Option 0

There are over 135,000 flooring contractors in the U.S. alone. Most are hard working honest folks. But a few bad characters make it hard to trust anyone. Cases such as poor quality of work, the contractor disappeared after receiving the down payment, dragging the job longer than what was agreed, or a subcontractor who never showed up for work is quite common. Contractor scams cost homeowners thousands of dollars. You can avoid the problems by doing some basic research.
Engineered Hardwood vs Laminate Flooring : Learn the Differences

Engineered Hardwood vs Laminate Flooring : Learn the Differences 0

If you are thinking about installing a new floor for your home, you need to consider the type of flooring that is suitable. Not only does it involve cost, but also time and effort, especially if you plan to install it yourself. The right type of floor can add value, beauty, and save money. Are you considering installing a laminate or an engineered wood floor to cut cost? Let’s make some comparisons to see if they’re worth using.
Is Your Home a Good Candidate for Hardwood Flooring?

Is Your Home a Good Candidate for Hardwood Flooring? 0

Whether your home is traditional, modern, craftsman or ranch style, all homes are good candidates for hardwood floors. Why wood flooring? Besides charm, beauty, and comfort, it’s durable, easy to maintain, adds more value, and the floor color tones work with all styles.

This doesn’t mean that you should fill up the entire house with wood floors. We’ll touch on this later. For now, this article is all about providing you with professional advice on wood flooring options, how to choose floor colors, suitable rooms, and tips.