Which Wood Floor Fits Your Lifestyle? (Part Two: Finishes)

As we take a look at choosing the right floor for your home, we focused the previous blog on wood type and style. Colors are always fun to talk about, so now we'll guide you through some things to think about as you select a finish for your wood flooring.


Which Wood Floor Fits Your Lifestyle (Part One: Wood Type and Style)

If you want a truly custom floor in your home, real wood is the way to go. From style to species, there are a lot of choices. So, how can you figure out which wood floor is best for your home? Read on for tips on selecting wood type and style!


School's Out - Protect Your Investment

School's out for summer! That also means kids and dogs are probably spending more time outdoors and tracking more of the outside into your home. Don't worry, though. Whether the dog is digging in the backyard or pool party guests are tracking water inside, the following tips from the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) can help you keep your real wood floors looking their best.


The Health Benefits of Wood Floors

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you may wonder when you'll find relief. People with spring, fall, or even winter allergies might catch a break during their off seasons, but for those who experience allergy symptoms year-round, it's a constant battle.


Spring Cleaning: Top Tips for Caring for Wood Floors

Spring is in the air. Birds are singing, the temperatures are getting warmer, and many homeowners are ready to make a fresh start after being cooped up all winter. As you find the inspiration to tackle some spring cleaning, here are some helpful hints to maintain your wood floors like a pro this season and beyond.


2019 Essential Trends: Color and Style Forecast

What, you may ask, does 2019 have in store for design trends, especially those that will impact our hardwood flooring choices? Here, I will share some very important and exciting insights that might just surprise you.


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It's Easy to Keep Wood Floors Clean - Even During the Busy School Year

School is back in session and that means calendars are quickly filling up with soccer games, band practice, and homework. The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has some tips on how to keep wood floor maintenance simple and part of your regular routine.


Get Beautiful Wood Floors During Summer Vacation

For homeowners thinking of having wood floors installed, refinished, or recoated, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) recommends contacting a wood flooring professional now to schedule for the summer.


What Home Buyers Want in 2019

NAHB surveyed nearly 4,000 home buyers, those who have either recently purchased a home or plan to purchase a home within the next three years, ranking 175 features based on how essential they are to a home-purchasing decision. The top 10 features also included home-storage needs, such as garage storage and walk-in pantries, as well as hardwood flooring, a patio and exterior lighting.


What’s Trending Now in Wood Flooring

From white-washed bleaches to pretty patterns and wide planks to going gray, the top trends in wood flooring offer an exciting degree of variety for homeowners considering a remodeling project. Two-thirds of American homeowners said they would choose to have wood floors in their dream home, according to a recently commissioned survey by the National Wood Flooring Association. With so many other options, why does wood flooring continue to attract attention?


The National Wood Flooring Association Launches “Real Wood. Real Life.” Campaign

The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is launching a new effort to help homeowners learn more about the characteristics and benefits of real wood floors. The "Real Wood. Real Life." campaign provides information on choosing the right wood floor, selecting a professional for the job, and conducting maintenance properly.


Here's Exactly How To Maintain Wood Floors

Every season brings new problems for your hardwood floors. Winter comes with snow, ice, and salt, spring brings rain and dirt, summer adds on chlorine and salt water, and fall brings more dirt and leaves. Despite all the upkeep, though, wood floors are simply too stunning to skip. This is exactly what your hardwood floor maintenance routine should look like, according to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA). Yes, they exist, and you had better listen to their advice if you want to maintain your floors for years to come.


How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Fantastic

Caring for hardwood is a little trickier than other floor types. New hardwood floors, or restored old ones, can be a beautiful addition to your home. But they're also a huge investment. You can make that investment last longer with some simple care tips. Here's how to keep your hardwood floors looking great, long after the installation or renovation.