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Can hardwood flooring be steam cleaned?

Clean hardwood flooring in a Wilsonville, OR home
Maybe, but you must be sure your hardwood floor is sealed, and even then, you should proceed with caution. For expert advice about wood floors in Portland, OR, visit Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouses. What is sealed hardwood?The protective coating on hardwood flooring is polyurethane, aluminum ...
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Dark or light-colored hardwood flooring?

Light-tone hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR home
It's a matter of personal preference and the overall decor of the room you plan to install. A hardwood flooring installation (or any flooring, for that matter) is a significant investment and also an expression of your style, making color choice also a somewhat daunting task.Feel free to come into ...
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Does hardwood flooring need to be acclimated?

Acclimated hardwood flooring installation in a Lake Oswego, OR home
Yes, always if it’s solid hardwood flooring. Some manufacturers even recommend it for engineered wood floors, even though they are more stable. Manufacturer suggestions will vary, so check with the professionals in our flooring store in Portland, OR, to follow the proper guidelines.What does ...
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Why random width planks are so popular

Mixed width hardwood flooring installation in a Portland, OR home
Not so long ago, design trends were driven mainly by layout and, when it came to hardwood flooring, the rule was "the bigger the space, the wider the plank." Alternatively, the smaller, narrow room got the more compact board. Wider planks are trending today with their beautiful traditional and ...
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Does hardwood flooring have natural knots and grain?

Hardwood flooring installation in a Portland, OR home
Yes, knots, grains, swirls, and growth rings add color variations and give your hardwood flooring installation character and distinction. It's almost impossible to find wood floors without these characteristics, but some are more subtle than others. Some people like an abundance of these ...
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Does hardwood flooring add value to a home?

Beautiful hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR home
Hardwood flooring adds significant value to your home, and for many reasons. In addition to adding superior durability, personalization choices, and a nearly unrivaled lifespan, these floors also offer easy maintenance and other benefits you will make use of for years to come, so read along with ...
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What is tongue-and-groove wood flooring?

Tongue-and-groove wood floors in a Portland, OR home
If you've been researching hardwood flooring, you've probably come across the term tongue and groove flooring. But what is it, and how can you put it to use in your home?That is a great question that many homeowners ask, and we’d like to address it in today’s post. Follow along for more details....
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What hardwood species are native to our area?

Hardwood flooring species native to Oregon
If you're looking for hardwood specific to Oregon, some species are ash, aspen, birch, and western redwood. If you expand it to the Pacific Northwest in general, you'll see Douglas Fir, Oregon white oak, big leaf maple, and some spruces, pines, and cedars. Whatever you choose, make sure it's ...
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How to choose hardwood flooring

Light tone hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR home
Selecting flooring is a basic yet essential decision you make for your home. For one, it’s a significant investment. Second, it sets the tone for the entire house and expresses your style. You’ll never go wrong with a professional hardwood flooring installation, but choosing the right one isn't ...
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What species are used to make wood floors?

Oak trees, a common source for hardwood flooring in Portland, OR
All hardwood isn’t the same, so it's essential to understand the properties, including color, grains, hardness, processing, and finishing, so you can determine if it's best for your hardwood flooring needs.  There are about 800 species, with the most popular, for either solid or engineered flooring,...
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The difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR master bedroom
When it comes to the differences between these two types of floor, the adage that “it’s what is underneath that counts” holds. The top quarter of solid and engineered floors are precisely the same. It’s the bottom three quarters that make engineered materials different.A need addressed with ...
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How is hardwood flooring installed?

Installing hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR home
There are two versions of hardwood flooring, solid and engineered. The only difference between the two is the construction, which has no impact on aesthetics but influences functionality and installation. The installation is an integral part of any flooring, affecting appearance, performance, ...
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How long does a hardwood flooring installation take?

Hardwood flooring installation in a Portland, OR home
Every hardwood flooring installation takes a specific amount of time. However, based on several factors, it’s hard to pinpoint what that exact amount of time will amount to.Certain things must be considered, and we’d like to take the time to tell you about them right now. We hope you’ll feel more ...
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What are the installation options for hardwood flooring?

Professional hardwood flooring installation in a Portland, OR home
You have two installation options for hardwood flooring. One is the tongue and groove, and the other is the floating floor. Each depends upon the type of wood flooring you select.Tongue and groove installationWith solid, there's only one technique, the tongue, and groove, a method of connecting ...
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Can hardwood floors be installed over concrete?

Hardwood flooring installed over concrete in a Portland, OR home
The answer to that question depends upon the type of your hardwood flooring installation. If you are installing solid wood flooring, the answer is no. If you are using engineered hardwood flooring, then the answer becomes yes.Why solid hardwood cannot be installed over concreteSolid hardwood can ...
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Can you install hardwood in a basement?

Engineered hardwood flooring in a finished Portland basement
Many homeowners are incredibly drawn to hardwood flooring, and understandably so. However, some of those homeowners have basements that need flooring and wonder if you can install hardwood in a basement. In the simplest terms, solid wood flooring should never be placed in a basement, but that doesn’...
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Can hardwood flooring be installed over particle board?

Professionally installed hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR home
Today, we’re going to review substructure materials for use in installations, specifically particle boards in a wood flooring project. Oftentimes, when carpeting is removed, a subfloor-type structure is left behind. Homeowners don’t always know what to make of it and may believe they do not require ...
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Preparing for your hardwood flooring installation

Hardwood flooring installation in a Portland, OR home
Getting ready for your hardwood flooring installation is an exciting time. Knowing all the benefits and beauty you’ll get from these floors, and the extensive amount of time you’ll get those benefits is worthy of excitement!There are even some things you can do that will help hasten the process. We ...
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Hardwood flooring installation is a specialty of ours

Gorgeous hardwood flooring in a Portland, OR home
When it’s time to install that gorgeous hardwood flooring you’ve picked out for your home, you want to take advantage of the professional installation we offer as well. This process can do so much, both for your flooring and your peace of mind.It not only protects your investment by assuring that ...
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Hardwood flooring installation in detail

Hardwood flooring installation from Marion's Carpet & Flooring Warehouse in Portland, OR
You can find hardwood floors in the finest historic homes in the United States, including Portland, Oregon's Pittock Mansion. This type of floor looks perfect whether it is installed in a palatial manse or a tiny house. Marion's Flooring Superstores carries a huge selection of hardwood and other ...
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Cupping, crowning and the hardwood installation

Hardwood flooring installation from Marion's Carpet World in Portland, OR
Hardwood is an installation you shouldn't try to DIY.  It requires special skills and tools, and sometimes there's extensive subfloor work that needs to be completed or even replaced before the surface floor can be placed. Protect your investment and hire a service that will even evaluate door ...
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Will my pet’s nails scratch my hardwood flooring?

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Not if you keep them trimmed. Pet nails can be fine on hardwood as long as they don’t get too long. You should also avoid wearing stilettos on the flooring, as they can cause dents.  When vacuuming, remove the beater bars first (rotating brushes) and of course, use protective pads if you’re moving ...
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Is hardwood flooring for me?

Hardwood Flooring | Portland, OR
Yes, it is if you want something with classic beauty that will add value to your home. Hardwood flooring does all of these. Moreover, when the flooring is coordinated with walls, furniture, and accessories to bring out the wood's gorgeous undertones the resulting installation can be breathtaking....
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Hardwood flooring + a rainy locale = your home

Hardwood in Portland
It’s true that some floors can shrink or contract to adjust to the weather, and it’s also true that excess water can damage a hardwood flooring installation, but there’s no reason to deprive yourself of this rich, elegant material; all it takes is a little extra TLC, such as the easy process of ...
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