The herringbone pattern in hardwood floors emerged as a trend for 2017-2018. While some of the stain colors and wood species are different, the herringbone pattern is hardly a new concept. There is a rich history of using the herringbone pattern in both Europe and America. A popular variation of the herringbone, called Chevron or French herringbone, is prominent in many prestigious European Chateaus.
Water damage on beautiful hardwood floors can be one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares. Imagine coming home after a wonderful weekend get-away only to find that your dishwasher has leaked water all over the hardwoods in your kitchen. Or sometimes the water slowly sneaks in when you least expect it, like in the entryway of your home. Whether it’s a small amount or a lot, water on hardwood floors is a bad mix.
We have seen a rise in on site finished hardwood floors rather than prefinished floors. The biggest advantage of site finished wood is the customization. You have the ability to test and mix stains on you wood and look at them in your own home and lighting. You can also choose your desired finish and texture.
Wood flooring is one of the only floor coverings that, when properly maintained, will last for the lifetime of the home. Maintainance for your wood floors during the cold winter months includes monitoring relative humidity (RH) levels. What happens when the humidity drops too low? Your wood floors respond to changes in humidity by shrinking and showing gaps between planks.
Hardwood flooring is beautiful to look at, easy to take care of but can be nerve-racking when it comes to the holidays. You love your floors and you really want to keep the real Christmas tree as a part of your family traditions. Nothing brings tears faster than a wooden floor with water damage, sap stains, or deep scratches from the tree stand. With a few extra steps, you can keep your family traditions and keep your hardwood floors looking their best too.