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Everything You Need to Know About: Hardwood Floors

Finding the right hardwood floor for your home can be a difficult process. But with Tish Flooring’s help, we can hopefully make it a little less difficult and stress-free for you! We’ve rounded up a couple of our recent blogs with the goal of helping you not only pick the best and most fashionable floor but keeping it safe and protected to last many years to come. You’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers you need. So, let’s get started!


What is Engineered Hardwood?

We want to educate you on all your options to ensure you make the flooring choice that is best for you. That’s why Tish Flooring wants to tell you about a great inexpensive and easy to install and protect alternative to real hardwood known as Engineered Hardwood. As a matter of fact, about 40% of all prefinished hardwood flooring sold in the U.S. is actually engineered wood flooring.

The Hottest Hardwood Trends of 2016

The year may be nearing the final stretch, but it is never too late to get in on the hottest trends. Make sure the hardwood floors you pick for your home are the best of the best. Whether it is finding the best plank width, choosing the best updating options or the coolest styles, we’ve got you covered on everything you need to consider to have the trendiest floors.

Protect your Hardwood Floors from Cold Weather

Once you have your floors installed it is important to protect them. This is especially relevant with hardwood, as the changing of the seasons can be especially brutal on hardwood. Cold weather can cause quite a bit of damage if you’re not prepared. Don’t worry, with our help, your floors will perfectly handle the season.

How to Protect Hardwood Floors from Pets

Love your pets, but hate what they do to your floors? When you have a hardwood floor, pets (especially dogs) can cause some problems. Since most warranties don’t cover pet damage to your hardwood, what’s a pet-loving homeowner to do? Don’t worry. We’ve got a few simple ways to balance your love for your pooch with the great look of hardwood flooring.

Tips for Caring for your Hardwood Floors

We’ve told you how to handle your hardwood in the fall and winter and how to protect it from your four-legged friends, but what about year round care and upkeep? Of course, you know the traditional cleaning tactics, but there are several not-so-well-known preventatives to keep your floors looking healthy and great year round. I’ll bet you never thought about our first tip!

Urethane or Oil? The Best Finish for your Hardwood Floors

It’s important to apply a finish to your hardwood floors. The two most popular finish options are a water-based urethane finish and an oil finish. There are benefits to each, but ultimately it’s up to you to choose which is right for your home and lifestyle. Learn the ins-and-outs of each so you can make the best decision.


Congratulations, you are now armed with a wealth of knowledge about hardwood! Ready to bring hardwood flooring into your home? Well, there has never been a better time! Give us a call today or schedule you free, in-home consultation with Tish Flooring. We will bring samples to your door to make sure you know exactly how your new hardwood floors will look.