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28
Aug

Solid Hardwood Flooring: A Starter Guide

Poor solid hardwood. At one time, it was the only game in town if you wanted wood flooring.  Then, simulations popped up, some better than others--engineered wood, laminate "wood" flooring, resilient tile mimicking wood, and more. Yet as the ads like to tout, nothing quite feels like real, solid wood flooring. It's sturdy, feels substantial under foot, and maintains value. What Is Solid Hardwood? First, let's look at its closest…

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28
Aug

Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring: How Do They Compare?

At first it would seem that solid hardwood--as long as you can afford it--is a better flooring choice than laminate flooring.  During the early, formative years of laminate, that was very much an easy decision. Laminate was the inferior wood-look flooring that you sheepishly bought when you were not able to afford real hardwood.  When your design-conscious cousin visited, you would make feeble excuses for your Pergo-floored kitchen.  Besides looking…

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28
Aug

Wood Flooring Basics: Engineered Wood, Solid, Laminate

If you're remodeling a home, chances are you want wood flooring in at least one of your rooms. Wood flooring has a timeless look, and it gives a house a warm feel. But there's almost too much information out there about wood flooring, making it hard to know what's what. Here are the basics of wood flooring. If you want wood floors, you have three main choices: 1.) solid hardwood,…

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