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Hardwood Flooring Subfloor…When do you need plywood?

Do I really need plywood for my new hardwood floors? In most cases in Texas the answer is yes! Texas homes are generally poured on a slab foundation. A slab foundation, for those who are not familiar, is a giant slab of concrete 8-12 inches thick. Obviously it would be difficult to nail wood directly … Continue reading Hardwood Flooring Subfloor…When do you need plywood?

Refinish the Hardwood Floors? To Pop or Not to Pop That is the Question!

This week we are going to get deep. What is Popping the Grain? Why should I pop the grain? Well here is the short answer. Popping the Grain of your wood floors opens the pores. Much like shaving your skin. You can open up the pores of the grain. The long answer.... during the process … Continue reading Refinish the Hardwood Floors? To Pop or Not to Pop That is the Question!

Acclimation is Important for your Hardwood Flooring!!

Acclimating your new hardwood flooring is one of the most important steps in the process of your new floors. Depending on the type of wood and how wide it is, will decide how long it needs to acclimate. Before you start your sand and finish or refinish, you must let it acclimate properly! If you … Continue reading Acclimation is Important for your Hardwood Flooring!!