Entries by Gurbir

What To Do If You Spill Water On Hardwood Floors?

Two weeks after you have moved into your dream home, you pop out to do some shopping. On your return, you find Cookie and Fudge, your two Labradors, lapping at a pool of water on the pale golden wooden floor of your dining room. What should you do to clear up the spilled water on […]

How to Remove Haze From Hardwood Floors

Figuring out how to remove haze from a hardwood floor can be frustrating. You might have applied various methods to return your wood floors to their former beauty. Yet, each attempt seems more disappointing than the last one. You might be wondering if your hardwood floors are actually getting hazier despite your efforts or if […]

How to Stagger Wood Floor Planks

Installing a hardwood floor is all about protecting your investment with good techniques. No matter how nice of hardwood material you buy, even a simple mistake installing the floor can throw off the beautiful, seamless look of a new hardwood floor. The easiest way to make your new floor look more professional is to do […]

Cleaning Old Hardwood Floors Without Refinishing Them

As soon as a floor is installed, day one begins. The fact that day one might have been a long time ago doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything wrong with your floor. A well-maintained floor can last for generations. A timeworn floor is another matter. Floors not properly maintained can get old in a hurry. Where […]

How To Fix Scratches On Engineered Hardwood Floors

Exuberant kids running all over the house, your pet Labrador pawing at the floor in a fit of pique, mischievous teens dragging furniture across the floor to hide broken china. These are just a few factors that can cause scratches on your engineered hardwood floors. Is it possible to get rid of those blemishes and […]

Which Direction To Lay Hardwood Floors?

As you plan for a new hardwood floor, you have a lot of choices to make. From the species of wood to the color of stain, there are endless possibilities. Some homeowners overlook one of the most important aspects, which is choosing the proper direction to lay hardwood flooring. This guide will help you understand […]

How to Install Glue-Down Hardwood Flooring

A glue-down hardwood floor is one of the strongest and most durable floor materials you can choose. These floors are made of engineered wood, which is thin layers glued together for maximum strength and stability. Gluing down a hardwood floor is a lot of work and requires some special knowledge. This guide is here to […]

How to Remove Glue-Down Wood Flooring

If you need to remove glue-down wood hardwood floor, you are in for some hard work. Unfortunately, water damage to your wood floors or other situations might give you no choice but to rip out the old flooring. Glue-down hardwood floors are one of the strongest, most durable floor coverings and are made to last […]

Advantages & Disadvantages of Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered hardwood floors happen to be a relatively recent invention compared to solid hardwood surfaces. They came into use about a decade after the Second World War when solid hardwood was largely replaced by linoleum floors due to the rising popularity of concrete slabs. This development meant that manufacturers had to come up with flooring […]

Floating vs. Glue-Down Wood Flooring

If you are shopping for a new hardwood floor for your home, you have probably noticed the options to either “float” or glue down your hardwood flooring. But how can you tell which one is better for your space? It depends on several factors which we will cover in this guide. Below you will find […]