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Wood Flooring Issues FAQs

Q. My floors are raised at the seams in one or more areas, creating a lump in the floor. What’s happening? A: If your floors even remotely resemble the photo above, it sounds like your floors are suffering from what we call “Peaking” or “Buckling.” This happens in wood and . . . Read more

How to Stain Hardwood Floors

Staining is a popular way to seal and safeguard hardwood floors. Staining is such a common option because it helps bring out the wood’s grain and texture, and it doesn’t peel and chip the way paint does. However, you need to apply stain properly for it to look nice, and . . . Read more

The 5 W’s of Handscraped Hardwood

Handscraping hardwood floors is the oldest way to sand a floor. But when modern finishing and sanding techniques were invented and smooth, shiny hardwood floors became desirable and sought after, handscraping fell out of favor. However, the look is now gaining popularity again, as people enjoy the casual, rustic, and . . . Read more