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Considering Inlays?

There is nothing quite like the look and feel of a hardwood floor. But what if you also like the look of ceramic, marble, or even stone? Why not combine the richness of hardwoods inlaid with other materials to give that favorite room – or your entire home – a true one-of-a-kind look, its own s ... More!

Engineered Hardwood Floors Suitable for the Basement

Imagine the comfort and style a hardwood floor would add to your basement. Engineered flooring can make that vision a reality. In basements – below ground level – moisture can cause solid hardwood floors to expand excessively. Since engineered wood floors are made of several layers of hardw ... More!

Have Allergies?

Doctors often recommend hardwood floors over other floor coverings because they trap less animal dander, dust, pollen, mites and mold – all of which can trigger allergic symptoms and respiratory problems.     If you are an allergy sufferer or know someone who i ... More!

Considering Radiant Heat?

Thanks to advances in the heated floor industry, you can install hardwood floors over radiant heat - with confidence. That means you can enjoy the natural beauty of oak, ash, cherry, maple, hickory, walnut and other fine hardwoods and the comfort and efficiency of radiant heating. ... More!

Have Pets?

You don't have to choose between your beloved pet and beautiful hardwood floors. Actually, hardwood floors are a great choice for homes with pets. Unlike carpeting, wood floors don't harbor animal dander, fleas, ticks, mites or other allergens. Plus, many pets prefer to nap on wood floor ... More!

What Finish For Your Hardwood Floor?

Choosing the right finish for your hardwood floor will enhance its beauty for many years. A finish protects your floor from everyday wear, dirt, and moisture, and provides color and luster that give your floor its own personality. You can choose from two types of finishes: surface ... More!

Pre-finished or Site-finished Hardwood Floors?

Your decision to purchase hardwood flooring pre-finished at the factory or finished at the time of installation will depend on different factors. The type of project, your budget, and the experience of your builder or installer are just a few of the more important factors, and there are many o ...More!

What Grade of Hardwood Floor?

When it comes to hardwood flooring, the term "grading" is sure to come up. Grading refers to the system used by manufacturers to assess the appearance of hardwood floors. NOFMA: The Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association grades emphasize color, grain pattern and other markings that occur in woo ... More!

What Type of Hardwood Floor?

Hardwood floors are environmentally friendly and they add to the value of a home. A recent survey of real estate agents estimates that hardwood flooring can add as much as $7,000 to $10,000 to a home's resale value. Solid Wood Floors Solid Wood flooring comes in three basic type ...More!

A Priority Checklist for Family-Friendly Hardwood Floors

Shopping for a hardwood floor? Be sure to ask yourself these questions as you consider all your options. Are kids and pets a factor? With today’s tough polyurethane finishes, hardwood floors stand up to the wear and tear of active households – even in the kitchen. Hardwood ...More!

Factors To Consider When Shopping For A Floor

The look, feel – and even the sound – of a floor are important. So are these practical considerations: --Health effects. Doctors often recommend hardwood floors when their patients have allergies to dust and pet dander. --Longevity. Can the floor be refinished and – if so – about h ... More!

Caring For Solid Hardwood Floors

How To Care For Solid Hardwood Floors Repair And Cleaning Tips BY THE HARDWOOD MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION   Living with Natural Hardwood Floors   Solid hardwood floors repay a little care with a lifetime of value. When you fi ... More!

Choosing The Right Floor For You

For most people purchasing a new wood floor is something they may do only once. In knowing this, we believe that we must help you make a well educated purchase. You must decide what type of product best suits your lifestyle and your budget.  Taking all of this into consideration, we will ... More!

Unfinished Vs. Prefinished

We here at Quality Floors Direct get asked all the time which we prefer.  Our simple answer is this.  We (that is our installation team) cannot duplicate or warrantee the finish on a traditional sand and finish floor the way a factory finish can.  A sand and finish floor is beau ... More!