The modest beginnings of wood floors began in the Middle Ages, but they did not resemble what we have today. Those floors were rustic planks cut by axe and adz to measure the approximate same width and length. It was not until the Baroque Age that floors became more elegant and diverse.
Here is a list of seven unforgivable sins of hardwood floors you can avoid.
Using the beater bar on your vacuum when cleaning your wood floor. Regular vacuuming or sweeping is beneficial for your floors to prevent ground-in dirt and tracking. However, always use the brush attachment or a soft broom. The beater bar can scratch or dent your floor. There are also many dust mops made with microfiber or cotton that are excellent. We sell a Bona cleaning kit complete with dust mop at our store.
So you made the decision to go with wood floors in your home or office. Now the many choices come at you. Should I pick solid wood or engineered wood? What does that even mean? The first thing is both solid and engineered floors are real wood. Here are a couple of quick explanations to let you know more.
I have always liked to have the same type of wood throughout my home. It creates a flow from room to room. There are still ways to define each space or add a pop of interest. The pictures in this blog show several options with borders.
I have wood floors throughout my own home. Yes, I know I have a hardwood flooring business, but let me tell you why I love hardwood floors. First are the warmth and beauty the natural wood grains add to every area of the house, leaving a richly textured foundation which stands on its own, or can go hand in hand with your favorite area rugs.