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Herringbone a New Trend or a Classic Revisited

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. 

What To Do When Water Damage Occurs

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.

Low Humidity Brings More Than Static Shocks!

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.

Protect Your Hardwood Floors From Real Christmas Trees

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.

Caring for your Hardwood Floors and Preventing Holiday Damage

Hardwood floors are a great investment. They add value to your home and provide a beautiful, long-lasting flooring solution. At Temple Johnson Flooring, we have been providing hardwood-flooring solutions throughout Oklahoma City for more than 90 years. We recognize the benefits of both engineered and solid hardwood, and we strive to help every customer find a satisfactory product.

Tips and Tricks for Fixing Scratches and Stubborn Stains

The solution for scratches and stains on your wood floors depend on the type of finish they have.  The National  Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and Floor Covering News recently posted the guide below for quick reference.   There are also guides from each manufacturer on their page which you can access through our Products Brands page.   

Why should you pay attention to warranties?

A manufacturer’s warranty on an engineered hardwood floor is a good selling point as long as you understand what is covered.  Since Hardwood floors are made of natural material, certain imperfections are expected and allowed in the flooring industry standards.  That can include finish imperfections, grading discrepancies, milling defects, color differences and general cutting waste.   If the flooring is found to be defective or damaged according to the specification of the warranty, the manuf


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