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Which hardwood flooring is the most durable?

Durable hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA  home
Hardwood flooring gives you so much to love in a floor covering, including superb visuals and an outstanding lifespan. But there’s more to these floors than meets the eye.We are often asked about the most durable hardwood floor covering might be, and for most homes, Oak is a great choice. However, ...
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How is hardness measured in hardwood?

Hardwood trees ready to be made into flooring
When you hear the term "hardwood" flooring, you are likely to think that every product is extremely hard. However, there are different hardnesses among species, and we want to tell you more about how that hardness is measured.Measuring hardness in hardwood flooringThe Janka scale is a hardness ...
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2021 Hardwood flooring trends

Modern hardwood flooring in an Evans, GA home
Light floors, wider planks, engineered hardwood flooring, and textures are all trending for wood floors this year. Today’s modern homes often have open floor plans with one big room that includes both the living and dining space. They are light, open, and airy, usually with plenty of natural light,...
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Does engineered hardwood come with underlayment?

Hardwood flooring installation in Martinez, GA
If your engineered wood flooring features a floating floor installation, you’ve probably considered an underlayment, as these are often included in floating installations. But you might wonder if they come with this padding already attached, and we’re going to talk more about that right now....
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Do hardwood floors add value to a home?

Hardwood flooring in an Evans, GA home
One of the best ways to add lasting value to your home is to install hardwood flooring. These floors are renowned for an extensive lifespan, incredible durability, and timeless beauty that matches nearly every possible décor scheme.Add value with wood floorsThe lifespan of wood floors can easily ...
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Does width matter in hardwood flooring?

Narrow plank hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA home
Wood floors add warmth, charm, and architectural interest to a home, and plank width does impact tone, decor, and illusion. It’s one of the most significant decisions you'll have to make. Wide planks are generally four inches wide but can go as high as five or even 12 inches; there’s no set ...
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Four tips for choosing the perfect hardwood

Beautiful hardwood floors in a Martinez, GA living space
We’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn't love hardwood flooring. Wood floors add warmth and charm to a home with gorgeous natural designs that never go out of style; they work with any decor from modern to traditional and rarely need to be replaced. Choosing can be a little daunting, ...
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What color stain should you choose for hardwood?

Staining hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA home
There are hundreds of stain colors from which to choose, and that decision may be one of the toughest decisions you’ll make. It has a major effect on the overall design style of your home, and it’s something you’ll be living with for a long time. Seriously, though, it isn’t too difficult; ...
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Can hardwood flooring be steam cleaned?

Clean hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA master bedroom
It's essential to clean and maintain your hardwood floors to reach their maximum lifespan potential. But in that course of maintenance, can they be steam cleaned?This is a question that often comes up, and we'd like to address it in today's post. Read along to find out the most important facts ...
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Can hardwood be installed in a basement?

Engineered wood flooring in a North Augusta, GA basement
If it is engineered hardwood flooring, the answer is yes, but if you refer to solid wood, the answer is no.  The only difference between the two is construction, which plays a significant part in both where and how it is installed.Solid vs engineered wood flooringSolid is, as it sounds, one ...
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How to choose a hardwood flooring type

Hardwood flooring in an Evans, GA home
Choosing the perfect hardwood flooring requires a little more than merely stating that's the product you prefer. There are several options you'll need to decide to make sure you get a floor covering that suits your every need and preference.Some of these choices will affect your décor and interior ...
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Does hardwood flooring need to be acclimated?

Acclimated hardwood flooring in a Martinez, GA home
If you have solid hardwood flooring, then yes, you should acclimate it. Solid wood moves to adjust to the weather, expanding when humidity rises or contracting when the weather gets cold. Most of the damage occurs when the floors move. If you have engineered wood floors, you may not need to ...
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Can hardwood flooring be sustainable?

Sustainable hardwood flooring product in an Augusta, GA home
These days, it’s vital for hardwood floors to come from a sustainable source. But can hardwood truly be sustainable? That is an important question that we are going to address here today. Let's look at what it means and how you can choose hardwood flooring that meets this requirement.The ...
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Let’s talk tongue and groove wood flooring

Tongue and groove wood flooring in an Augusta, GA home
So, what is tongue and groove wood flooring and why is it such a big deal? Have you ever gotten a piece of lumber from the hardware store and accidentally left it out overnight in the rain? What does the board look like the next morning? Indeed, it is often twisted and bowed; a tongue and groove ...
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What hardwood species are native to our area?

The perfect hardwood species for this Augusta, GA home
If your question is specific to Georgia, the answer to that question is laurel oak; live oak; and longleaf pine. If you want to get even more specific, the yellow poplar grows in the Augusta area. It’s important to understand, however, that even though wood floors are classified as hardwood, they ...
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What color options are available with hardwood?

Hardwood flooring with gray tones in an Augusta, GA home
Two factors determine a wood floor’s appearance - grain and color. Almost all hardwoods have wood patterns that go with the grain. Further, hardwood is known for its brown to black grain lines. A&D Carpets & Hardwood in Augusta, Georgia, has the hardwood flooring that you are looking for, ...
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What is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

Engineered hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA kitchen
Hardwood flooring seems to always be in style, and homeowners seek it out often for its elegance, durability, and lifespan, as well as its many benefits. But what is the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?The easy answer is that solid wood is wood, through and through, while ...
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What is the most eco-friendly way to clean hardwood floors?

Cleaning hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA home
Being environmentally-friendly isn't just about buying green, it's about staying green.  That means using products that are non-toxic and free from chemicals when cleaning your wood floors. You probably already have them right in your pantry.There are many environmentally friendly cleaning products ...
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Can you get textured hardwood flooring?

Textured hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA home
Hardwood flooring adds beauty to any room. Planks are available in many textures, and one of them may fit in perfectly with the decor you’ve chosen for a room. A&D Carpets & Hardwood in Augusta, Georgia, offers wood planks in an array of species and textures. We also offer accent furniture and home ...
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Are hardwood floors hypoallergenic?

Hardwood floors in an Augusta, GA master bedroom
Hardwood floors are an excellent choice for many reasons, including the fact that they are hypoallergenic. They are a perfect addition to any home where you are trying to lower the number of allergen hiding places.We’re going to look at some of the features that make these floors hypoallergenic, ...
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Can hardwood floors be installed over concrete?

Hardwood flooring installation in progress in Augusta, GA
It depends! There are three types of hardwood flooring: solid unfinished, solid prefinished, and engineered. Both types of solid hardwood can be installed over concrete on or above ground level while engineered hardwood can also be placed below ground level. A&D Carpets & Hardwood in Augusta, ...
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Here’s why hardwood flooring can work for you

Beautiful hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA home
Hardwood flooring is a highly sought-after material, and it looks like a trend that is going to remain for quite some time. That's because this material is a timeless classic that not only brings elegance to every space, but that creates impressive durability as well.With a lifespan that can easily ...
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What should I do if my hardwood flooring gets wet?

Drying hardwood flooring after a spill in Augusta, GA
The first thing to do if your hardwood floors get wet is not to panic. Do keep in mind, however, that it needs to be handled quickly so you can minimize any potential damage.The following are some tips for handling wet floors.First, you must remove all wet objects on and near the floor, and that ...
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You should know how well hardwood can work in your home

Hardwood flooring in a classic Augusta, GA home
There’s no doubt that hardwood flooring is still one of the most highly sought-after flooring materials in the industry. There are plenty of good reasons for that, including an extensive lifespan, excellent durability, and some of the most stunning aesthetics available. When you consider these ...
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Hardwood flooring is a perennial favorite

Hardwood flooring in an Augusta, GA home
Hardwood has been the go-to flooring choice for generations. You can't go wrong with this durable flooring since it complements any type of decor. Select unfinished solid hardwood or choose to have the flooring prefinished in the factory with at least four coats of ultraviolet-cured urethane resin. ...
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Invest in your future with hardwood flooring

Hardwood Flooring | Augusta, Georgia
The truth is, hardwood flooring isn’t just another floor covering, it’s an investment in your future. In addition to adding great value to your home, it adds durability, gorgeous elegance, and a long lifespan when properly cared for and maintained.What’s more, it gives you great peace of mind in ...
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