Mistakes That Bad Contractors Make When Installing Hardwood Floors

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Ah, hardwood. The simple, natural beauty of a beaming hardwood floor can inspire lust in almost any homeowner. It lasts forever, wears impeccably, cleans up easily, and requires the lower end of maintenance after installation. We can’t say many bad things about it.

 

However, we can say a few bad things about contractors who cut corners while installing hardwood floors. This is an art and a science, but some contractors don’t even know which direction to lay wooden flooring or anything about wood floor layout patterns. We wish more of our customers were more informed about the importance of quality, care, and attention during this crucial step in the process of a floor renovation.

 

In this post, we provide an overview of a few mortal sins committed by bad contractors. When choosing a contractor for your flooring, always make sure to ask for references and ask those references detailed questions. These tips may help you to narrow down your search! (And remember—we know a simply excellent contractor right in the Wallingford area if you’re in the market for someone who does CT whole house remodeling and your hardwood floors!)

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Tags: Choosing the Right Builder, Flooring, Home Materials

The Pros And Cons Of Bamboo Flooring

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Hardwood and tile flooring have made major comebacks in popularity recently. The reasons are not difficult to see: hardwood and tile floors are easier to maintain, harder to stain and much easier to protect than carpet. And because of changes in manufacturing processes and the supply chain, the cost of hardwoods and tile has been falling while the cost of carpet has climbed.

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Tags: Remodeling Tips, Flooring

Reasons For Installing a Stone Kitchen Floor

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When faced with the decision of what type of floors to put a kitchen, most homeowners opt for laminate, tile or hardwood. Savvy homeowners know there is another striking option that doesn’t get quite as much attention, but is definitely worthy of consideration: natural stone kitchen flooring.

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Tags: Kitchen Remodeling, Flooring, Home Materials, Home Maintenance

Why to Choose a Stone Floor

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When faced with the decision of what type of floors to put in their kitchens, most homeowners opt for the usual suspects - laminate, tile or hardwood. Yet there is another striking option that adds warmth and beautiful color which doesn’t get as much attention: natural stone.

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Tags: Kitchen Remodeling, Flooring, Home Materials, Home Maintenance

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