Hardwood Floors and Pets – yes you can have both

Today’s hardwood flooring styles now make it possible to live in harmony with your beautiful new hardwood floors and your beloved canine and feline companions.  When shopping for hardwood flooring you don’t have to worry about the bubble above your head wondering about the havoc your pets can inflict on your hardwood floors.  That’s because the finishes on hardwood flooring these days are tougher than ever.  Combine this with a low gloss or matte finish as this minimizes the appearance of scratches and you can enjoy the beauty of hardwood floors in your home.  Note that the higher the gloss level – the more the scratches will appear as the light reflects off of it.



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5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Decorating!

The holiday season is the best time of the year . . . right? But it can be the most stressful time of the year too.   Often life gets complicated and the holidays are no exception. Your budget is stretched, your time is stretched, your belly is stretched. You feel like one more task might sap every last ounce of Christmas spirit right out of you.

If you feel like you are snowed under when it comes to holiday decorating, we have five tips to help you decorate for fun and eradicate the stress.

Young woman sitting next to Christmas tree holding entangled string of lights


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How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Shiny and Bright This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Everyone’s jingle belling and visiting and throwing parties. The season is bright with joy and merrymaking. But what can all that fun do to your hardwood floors?


Hardwood floors are among the most durable of flooring, far outstripping the life of carpet or sheet vinyl.  However, they still require maintenance and TLC to keep them looking great.

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National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) 2016 Award Winners

National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) 2016 Award Winners

Each year, the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) hosts an awards program at their annual convention. Since 1990, they have honored and recognized the creativity, design, and craftsmanship of the wood flooring industry. Over the years they have awarded more than 200 honors to the crafters and designers leading the industry.

In April 2016, the 2016 winners were announced giving out eight awards to the 51 entries of projects completed between January 2015 to January 2016. The award winners were originally reported on NWFA.org and in the June/July 2016 issue of Hardwood Floors magazine and featured the images used below. read more…