Entries by Gurbir

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 […]

What Is Engineered Wood Flooring?

Engineered hardwood flooring makes it possible for you to experience the ambiance of sophistication wooden surfaces provide with additional benefits of durability, long-term cost-effectiveness, ease of installation, and an impressive range of choice. In this article, you will be able to find out what engineered hardwood flooring is and what qualities set it apart from […]

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 […]

How To Install Engineered Hardwood Over Concrete

If you own a home with a basement, chances are you’ve thought of putting it to better use. That ping-pong table stopped keeping the kids busy a long time ago and now, all it does is hold up a bunch of boxes. What’s stored inside them is anyone’s guess anymore.  If the space is truly […]

How To Fix Hardwood Floor Cupping

One summer afternoon you come down to lunch and you suddenly notice something is not quite right. When your sports magazine slips from your grasp and you bend to pick it up from the floor, you discover what it is. The smooth glossy hardwood surface seems somewhat uneven, dipping slightly in places. What is it and […]

How to Repair Water-Damaged Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are known for being durable and resilient, but they have one big weakness: water. Wood flooring can stand up to years of heavy use, but a little water over time can ruin the beautiful hardwood. Maybe you moved into a house with a damaged wood floor or maybe you have had a flood […]

How To Clean Unfinished Wood Floors

Whatever type of flooring you have in your home, you want your floor to look its best. To accomplish this, the floor has to be clean.  Yet, different flooring types call for different cleaning methods. For most wood floors, you need only be concerned with cleaning the wood finish and not the wood itself. But […]

How To Fix Hardwood Floor Buckling

Buckling is the term that’s used when one or more areas of a floor swell or lift upwards. In some cases, the floor might have only one swollen area whereas, in others, the floor might appear to be wavy or undulating as the floorboards can arch upward several inches. As you can imagine, the sight […]

How To Repair Scratches In Hardwood Floors

The rich, natural beauty of hardwood floors adds elegance and warmth to almost any room. So much that it makes the appearance of a scratch, scrape, or gouge look especially out of place.  Yet, as much as you try to avoid damaging your floor, it’s almost impossible to expect everyone else to be as diligent. […]