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5 Common Wood Flooring Installation Mistakes

Wood floors are a great investment for many homeowners. They look stylish, feel great underfoot, and can add to the value of your home. While you can add many types of wood floors to your home with a DIY installation, homeowners can succumb to many pitfalls during the process. Learn . . . Read more

Wood Flooring Issues: Delamination

As gorgeous as hardwood floors are, they’re also expensive, which is why many homeowners opt to install laminated wood flooring instead. Engineered flooring so closely resembles genuine solid wood that it’s practically impossible to tell them apart. Plus, it’s much less expensive. However, that doesn’t mean you can throw it . . . Read more

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

Wood Flooring FAQ

  Can I install a solid wood floor over a concrete slab? What wood floor can I install over a concrete slab? Can we install a hardwood floor over an existing vinyl floor? What do I do to remove scratches in my wood floor? Can I install a hardwood floor . . . Read more

Wood Flooring Glossary

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ A top Above Grade Any floor lying on above ground surfaces. Acrylic Impregnated Acrylic is injected into the wood’s cellular structure to increase hardness and strength. Acrylic Urethane A urethane solution made with acrylic to produce the same benefit as a polyurethane coating. Adhesive Glue used to secure tongue . . . Read more

Wood Flooring Buying Guide

Wood flooring offers a wide range of species, colors, grains and styles to choose from. Whether you’re looking for solid hardwoods, reclaimed woods more than a century old, or the new technology of dimensionally stable engineered woods suitable for any humidity level, BuildDirect has the answer. We have ecologically sustainable . . . Read more