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

Professional Hardwood Floor Installation, Part 2

Removing Current Flooring Last month, I went over a few of the items you will want to check off as you consider installing a new hardwood floor. Now that you have an idea on how to chose the people who will be performing the work, let’s go over the steps you will be observing. Removing Read More

The Hardwood Floor Design of Your Dreams

Imagine What Your Hardwood Floor Will Look Like When you set out to create the hardwood floor design of your dreams, the multitude of options available can be daunting, to say the least. Should you choose the simple, timeless elegance of a monotone wide plank floor, or would an intricate percale featuring 10 different colored Read More

Subfloor Prep for a Quiet Step!

Subfloor prep is serious business. Proper subfloor prep will make all the difference in the overall quality and longevity of your hardwood floor. There are different process for each type of subfloor, but the main ideas are the same, whether you’re in Reno or around Lake Tahoe: Level the subfloor Clean the subfloor Protect the Read More

Your Sub-Floor and You: What Lies Beneath

What is a sub-floor? Your sub-floor is what lies beneath your current flooring (carpet, tile, linoleum, hardwood flooring) throughout your home. There are several options, the most common are wood (or plywood), and concrete (prevalent in wetter climates, so not usually seen here in Northern Nevada). Why does my sub-floor matter? Depending on your sub-floor type, Read More

Hand Scraped Solid Wood Floors: Authentic, Rustic, Beautiful

  If you think that Hand Scraped Solid Wood Floors are just a fad, think again. This type of flooring has become a very popular option for people that desire a unique look and hard-to-beat durability. This hand-made tradition dates back to the 1800’s; a time when all homes had solid wood floors. During that Read More

Staircases – Worth the risk of a DIY?

Installing hardwood flooring over a staircase can be a very daunting task. There are several different steps of the installation process that a DIYer could get stuck, and even the smallest miscalculation would ultimately reduce the overall quality appearance of the home. Cutting your hardwood floor to fit is usually the hardest part of the Read More

Climate Specific Hardwood Flooring

Our Climate Can be Devastating on Hardwood Floors Our high desert climate requires specific considerations when installing hardwood flooring in the Northern Nevada community.  It is imperative to have an expert in our climate install your hardwood flooring in order to avoid issues like some of those discussed in the national magazine, Hardwood Floors, which is Read More