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A few flooring trends

When you walk into the flooring store, you'll want something that suits your needs and style.Of course, you'll want the most up-to-date flooring fashions, but no fads, please! You want something current and stylish but also classic.Here are a few things you’ll be seeing this year.Bright colors and ...
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Looking for a long-lasting floor? Here are two options

Shopping for flooring is a significant investment in your home. So, not surprisingly, a top priority when you shop for new floors is that they last a long time.When taken care of and installed correctly, most floors can last 20, 25, or 30 years. But, of course, much of that also depends upon ...
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Commercial Carpeting

h3 { margin-top: 15px; }A commercial carpet is a great purchase because it has the ability to withstand the wear and tear associated with a high-traffic area. While this type of carpeting is used in businesses, it is also possible to install it in your home. Although carpeting is often considered ...
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Distressed Visual

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Distressed Visualdis·stressed vi·su·al\di-ˈstrest\ ˈvi-zhə-wəl\adjectiveThis is a term used in the design of flooring that refers to creating a deliberate aged look.The client asked for a distressed visual design to give the flooring an antique look.The ...
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Cross-Ply Construction

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Cross-Ply Constructioncross-ply con·struc·tion\ˈkrȯs\ plī\ kən-ˈstrək-shən\nounWhen engineered hardwood is constructed through the process of stacking planks in differing directions.Cross-ply construction was used in the flooring to ensure it was ...
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Blooming

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Bloomingbloom·ing\ˈblü-mən\nounA natural phenomenon that occurs during linoleum’s manufacturing process. Oxidation of the linseed oil causes a yellowish cast to appear on the surface as the material dries in the curing room.Exposure to natural light was ...
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DIY

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }DIYd·i·y\ˈdē- ī- wī\nounAcronym for do-it-yourself. DIY projects can be carried out without the need for a professional tradesman and can range from very easy to quite difficult.Although he wanted to try his hand at DIY, he knew that flooring was not a ...
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Knot

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Knotknot\ˈnät\nounThe portion of a branch that is surrounded by the wood’s subsequent growth. It appears on a sawed surface, but this is only a section of the whole knot and its shape depends on how the cut has been angled.The client couldn’t decide if ...
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Interlocking

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Interlockingin·ter·lock·ing\ˌin-tər-ˈläk-iŋ\verbA method of installation that connects laminate boards or engineered hardwood boards to each other with the application of glue to the ends or edges. A tongue-and-groove system is used to lock the boards ...
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Half Bathroom

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Half Bathroomhalf bath·room\ˈhaf\ ˈbath-rüm\nounA bathroom that doesn’t have a shower, spa, or bath and only contains a toilet and a sink.A half bathroom was the best option due to the relative lack of space available.The post Half Bathroom appeared ...
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Heartwood

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Heartwoodheart·wood\ˈhärt- wu̇d\nounThe central wood of the tree that is not alive. It is stronger than other wood, less likely to decay, and wood preservative chemicals do not penetrate it as easily as sapwood. Heartwood was used because it was deemed ...
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Grade Level

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Grade Levelgrade lev·el\ˈgrād\ ˈle-vəl\nounThe construction level of something relative to the ground that surrounds it. For example, on-grade is at ground level, above grade is above ground level and below grade is below ground level.It is important to ...
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Floating Floor

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Floating Floorfloat·ing floor\ˈflō-tiŋ\ ˈflȯr\nounRefers to a floor that doesn’t need to be glued or nailed to the subfloor. It can be installed over the majority of floor types, including concrete, wood, vinyl, and ceramic.The floating floor design ...
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Finish

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Finishfin·ish\ˈfi-nish\nounIn hardwood flooring, finish refers to the surface coating on pre-finished flooring and is normally UV-cured urethane with an aluminum oxide finish.The finish gave the flooring a polished and pleasant appearance. The post ...
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Engineered

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Engineereden·gi·neered\ˌen-jə-ˈnird\adjectiveRefers to hardwood construction. Boards made from engineered hardwood are created using a number of planks in a cross-ply construction. When the planks are installed, the top layer reveals the color and wood ...
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VOCs

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }VOCsv·o·cs\ˈvē- ō- sēz\nounAcronym for volatile organic compounds. These are gases that have the potential to trigger allergies, respiratory infections, and asthma.The responsible flooring company ensured its floors had very low VOC levels.The post VOCs ...
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Urethane

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Urethaneure·thane\ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌthān\nounA protective finish that keeps its almost new appearance without the need for polishing, buffing, or waxing.The flooring expert added urethane to the wood to give it a proper finish.The post Urethane appeared first on ...
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Texture

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Texturetex·ture\ˈteks-chər\nounRelates to the look and feel of the surface of flooring. There are a number of textures, ranging from silky smooth to distressed.The client wanted flooring with a hand-scraped texture for a more rustic look.The post ...
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Structural Integrity

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Structural Integritystruc·tur·al in·teg·ri·ty\ˈstrək-chə-rəl\ in-ˈte-grə-tē\nounA term used in the flooring industry in a warranty or guarantee. It assures customers that the composition or construction of a floor will remain intact for a minimum ...
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Random Length

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Random Lengthran·dom length\ˈran-dəm\ leŋ(k)th\adjectiveRefers to flooring sold in cartons where the boards are of varying lengths.The flooring company did not want to purchase random-length planks of wood.The post Random Length appeared first on ...
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Plank

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Plankplank\ˈplaŋk\nounRefers to wooden boards that are at least three inches wide.The job called for dozens of planks of extra-wide wood.The post Plank appeared first on Finishers Unlimited Monroe.
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Nail Down

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Nail Downnail down\ˈnāl\ dau̇n\nounA method of installing floors that requires the use of nails to attach the floor to the subfloor.The customer was hesitant to ask for the nail down method to install his floor for fear of the damage caused by nails.The ...
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Mineral Streak

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Mineral Streakmin·er·al streak\ˈmin-rəl\ strēk\nounThe mineral matter in wood that is created by sap; its visibility depends on the grade of the lumber.The mineral streak in the batch of wood was highly visible.The post Mineral Streak appeared first on ...
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Lock and Fold

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Lock and Foldlock and fold\ˈläk\ ən(d)\ fōld\verbThis is a hardwood installation system that is said to be one of the fastest and most effective in the industry. The lock and fold method has the ability to lock planks together without using glue, nails, ...
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Laminate Flooring

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Laminate Flooringlam·i·nate floor·ing\ˈla-mə-ˌnāt\ flȯr-iŋ\nounThis is hard-surface flooring which has a melamine wear layer and fiberboard core. It can be purchased in planks, blocks, or squares, and it can also be installed in single units.The ...
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Wood Stain

#posts .post > p { margin: auto !important; }Wood Stainwood stain\’wüd\ stān\nounA form of thin paint that is formulated to ensure the pigment penetrates the surface rather than leaving a film remaining on the surface of the wood. The stain is normally made with dye or pigment and solvent with a ...
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Acclimation

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Acclimationac·cli·ma·tion\ˌa-klə-ˈmā-shən\nounAdjustment of the flooring to its environment; humidity and moisture can affect a floor, so it needs time to adapt.It was essential to allow the acclimation process to be completed once the ...
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What Advantages Does Prefinished Wood Flooring Offer?

Prefinished wood flooring has a mess of advantages, such as ease of installation, finished are applied in the factory, plus it’s lifespan is excellent. If getting new floors in your home or office, consider this type as a less expensive option to solid wood.Prefinished wood flooring is a great way ...
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Laminate Flooring

Mohawk easy-care laminate flooring Designers say laminate offers an upscale look without the upscale cost. Laminate floors were in use in Europe long before they made their way into mainstream interior design in the States. Consumers can be glad they’’re here. They offer exceptional durability and ...
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Hardwood Flooring is a Popular Choice

Luxury room with hardwood floorsBoth homeowners and designers love it.A floor of authentic, rich hardwood adds an unmistakable air of elegance and charm to a room. That’s why this choice of flooring for home interiors is extremely popular. Both designers and homeowners love it.In a recent gathering ...
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Tarkett FiberFloor a Smart Choice

Remodeled kitchen with Tarkett FiberFloor Fiber Floor got its boost into the lime light when Debbie Travis featured this amazing flooring surface on one of her decorating shows. Discover what makes this floor covering very different from anything else on the market today. Now You Can Change Your ...
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