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How to Soundproof Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are a popular choice for many homeowners because of their classic beauty and excellent durability. Despite all their benefits, the main downside to hardwood floors is that they don’t absorb sound very well. Even if your household doesn’t have pets or children, the simple act of walking across . . . Read more

How to Choose the Perfect Hardwood Flooring Underlayment

Whether you’re installing hickory or maple flooring, underlayment is essential. Underlayment may not be visible underneath your beautiful wood floors, but this material offers many key benefits. Along with providing added support and sound protection, underlayment also improves durability and helps your flooring last longer. To get the most out . . . Read more

Hardwood Species

Hardwood floors have been prized for centuries for their beauty and wearability. Traditionally, they represent wealth, taste and style, with each grain pattern and texture bringing a unique masterpiece of natural splendor to the indoors. Each species of hardwood has distinct patterns, colors and properties. A better understanding of hardwood . . . Read more