Hardwood Floors

Video: The Impact of Floorboard Length

Posted on May 30, 2018 by James Florence

DANVILLE — Host, Sarah Rutan: When choosing a hardwood flooring product, one often-overlooked attribute to consider is board length. Today we’re in Danville with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Dan Yorke of Danville Hardwood Company to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Dan Yorke: One thing that is often overlooked in choosing a hardwood floor is the board lengths. A lot of the prefinished hardwood floors come as long as 48 inches, or only up to 48 inches. At Danville Hardwood Company, we have manufacturers that have random length to 12 foot long.

When you see a house that has long boards in it, it makes such an impression when you walk in. Read more

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Video: Wood and Faux Wood Flooring Options

Posted on April 03, 2018 by James Florence

SAN RAFAEL — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning to install wood flooring in your home, make sure you know the full spectrum of your options. Today we’re in San Rafael with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Steve Villa of Rafael Floors, Abbey Carpet Center to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Steve Villa: Wood-like floors are very popular these days. And so, today I want to discuss the various options, of which there are several. And the first and probably the most obvious option is real hardwood floors. With real hardwood there are 2 options. One would be an unfinished wood floor, which we would install, sand, and finish in your house. Read more

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Wood and Faux Wood Flooring Options

Posted on March 23, 2018 by James Florence

SAN RAFAEL — If you’re thinking about installing a wood or faux wood floor in your home, you’ll want to know the full spectrum of your options. Here’s a summary of these options and their benefits:

Authentic wood flooring

The authentic wood flooring family consists of two types of products: unfinished and prefinished. An unfinished wood floor is installed, sanded and finished in the home. This option offers three main benefits:

1. Since an unfinished wood floor is sanded in place after installation, it provides an opportunity to get the smoothest possible finish.

2. An unfinished wood floor affords a virtually unlimited range of custom color and stain options. Read more

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Video: Tips for Choosing Hardwood Flooring

Posted on March 02, 2018 by James Florence

PLEASANT HILL — Host, Sarah Rutan: When replacing your home’s hardwood floors, take the time to choose a quality product that meets your needs. Today we’re in Pleasant Hill with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Bojan Milosevic of European Hardwood Floors to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Bojan Milosevic: When choosing the hardwood floors for your home, your condo, or your place, please visit the local store, making sure that you select the floors that you really like. And they can feel the floors and hold it in their hands. Most of the people, they like to step on the floors to feel it, how it feels with their bare feet. Read more

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Questions to Ask When Choosing Hardwood Flooring

Posted on February 23, 2018 by James Florence

PLEASANT HILL — When choosing hardwood flooring for your home, make sure you’re getting a quality product that’s also right for your home. One of the best ways to do this is to ask plenty of questions. Here are a few to consider:

“Where is it made?” Since different countries have different regulations for harvesting and manufacturing flooring materials, it’s important to find out where flooring products come from. For instance, while the United States has strict regulations regarding sustainability and safety, China’s lack of regulation leaves room for unsustainable harvesting practices and unsound manufacturing methods. In fact, some Chinese-made flooring products have been known to off-gas toxic fumes, due to the materials used in manufacturing. Read more

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The Long-Term Advantages of Solid Hardwood Floors

Posted on November 14, 2017 by James Florence

SAN JOSE — A commonly asked question about hardwood flooring is whether solid or engineered wood is a better choice. Each has its advantages—solid hardwood is durable and allows for customized color and design, while engineered hardwood is affordable, easy to install and moisture-resistant. However, when it comes to long-term value, solid hardwood remains the undisputed champion.

The main thing that makes solid hardwood a better long-term choice than engineered hardwood is its extensive lifespan. Even at 50 or 60 years old, many solid hardwood floors are still going strong, and some have even passed the century mark. What’s more, even when a solid hardwood floor appears to be in poor condition, it often takes a mere bit of refinishing to make it look new again. Read more

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Video: Hardwood Floor Acclimation

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

CAMPBELL – Host, Sarah Rutan: While natural hardwood is a great flooring product, there are some things you should be aware of prior to installation. Today we’re in Campbell with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Mike Goldberg of Lawrence Flooring & Interiors to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Mike Goldberg: So there are a few things you should be aware of before the installation of your new hardwood flooring. One would be the moisture that’s existing currently both in the air and as importantly in the existing floor.

Number two would be the acclimation process. Acclimation is a process by where the wood is pre-delivered to your home and the moistures are allowed to warm up in the wood to the climate of your home. Read more

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