Big Box Store Hardwood Floor Installation? Nope!

Big Box Store Hardwood Floor Installation Might Not Be Such a Great Deal The genuine cost of a big box store hardwood floor installation isn’t always the “great deal” they advertise. Don’t get me wrong; I shop at the Reno/Tahoe big box stores myself, and we’ve all seen them offering amazing prices on installations. However, when Read More

Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors – Reno/Tahoe

Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors Aren’t Just a Fad The tradition of hand-scraped hardwood floors dates back to the 1800s, when all homes had solid wood floors. It has remained a very popular option for people who desire a unique look, coupled with lasting durability. Back in the 1800s, there were no prefinished or engineered wood flooring options. Read More

Investment Property Value – Hardwood Flooring

Investment Properties Benefit From Hardwood Flooring Hardwood flooring increases investment property value in the Reno/Tahoe area, whether you like to fix & flip, hold for rent, or rehab and sell for retail. The warm glow or bright shine of  beautifully finished hardwood flooring increases the worth of a home, both in perception and in actual cash value. Read More

Hardwood Floors in Custom Homes

The Benefits of Hardwood Floors in Custom Homes Here in the Reno/Tahoe area, it’s no big secret that we love our custom homes and scenic views. The beautiful vistas afforded to those of us living in the Truckee Meadows and Tahoe National Forest, make life truly worth living. Whether you use your home as a Read More

Site Finished Hardwood Floors

Site Finished Hardwood Floors Offer Many Advantages There are several benefits to choosing site finished hardwood floors vs pre-finished. Site finishing your hardwood floors makes it possible to closely match existing flooring, or make your floors completely unique and personal. Color and gloss need not be guessed at or approximated as is the case with Read More

Hardwood Floor Installer: A Career Opportunity

Hardwood Floor Installer: A Great Career for the Right Person As a business owner in the current Reno/Tahoe economy, I am often approached by enthusiastic young people looking for a job. Sometimes even not-so-young people. And, while I am always on the lookout for someone who could be a talented hardwood floor installer, please understand it’s Read More

Professional Hardwood Floor Installation, Part 1

Choosing a Professional  for Hardwood Floor Installation If installed properly, your new hardwood floors will improve the quality of your life and increase the value of your home. The people you allow into your home to install your hardwood flooring, need to have more than just the tools. You will want installers who will be Read More

Hardwood Floors Help Sell Your Reno/Tahoe Home

Hardwood Flooring Adds Perceived Value and Makes Selling Easier There is no question but that we are living through a tough housing market here in the Reno/Tahoe area. The good news is, things are beginning to look better: Prices are on the rise and interest rates are still at record lows. The bad news is, Read More

Engineered Hardwood Flooring: The Real Truth

Engineered Hardwood Flooring can be an Excellent Alternative Engineered Hardwood Flooring is like everything else in Life: You Get what you Pay For. If your only experience with engineered hardwood flooring has been the cheap stuff, chances are you feel all engineered hardwood flooring is like that. The good news then, is that there are Read More

Patterned Hardwood Flooring Design Ideas in Reno

Patterned Hardwood Flooring Designs can add Unique Beauty & Elegance to Any Room Hardwood Flooring designs can be as intricate or subtle as you like. Where a simple, fixed straight line of matched grain hardwood flooring – lining up perfectly with walls of a building – can impart the idea of solidity and permanence, a Herringbone, a Parquet Read More