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  • Advantages of Today’s Bamboo Flooring

    Bamboo flooring has come a long way in recent years. When considering Bamboo flooring, some people still think of traditional “horizontal” and “vertical” patterns in which the grain pattern prominently shows the Bamboo’s unique growth rings or knuckles. While traditional bamboo is still a great flooring choice for many homeowners, the hottest trend in Bamboo flooring is Stranded Bamboo....

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  • Wood Trends to Watch in 2015

    Who doesn't love the warmth that hardwood flooring brings to any room? While there are many types of hardwood flooring to choose from, I wanted to give you a download on what's hot and trending in hardwood flooring for 2015....

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  • A New York State of Mind

    Do you love the look of historic city homes but find yourself trapped in a very-not-historic home? I’d like to introduce two tiles that are going to set your design imagination free. The New York glazed porcelain collection was designed to give you the beautiful look of antique bricks with all the convenience of porcelain tile....

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  • Understanding Wood Finishes

    Today I’m going to help you break down one of the most important aspects of wood flooring: the finish. The finish you choose for you hardwood has a major impact on the overall style. Along with color and stain, it’s one of the first things you will notice about the floor. Here’s your guide to the different types of hardwood flooring finishes....

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  • Advantages of Cork Flooring

    Cork floors are produced from the outer bark of the evergreen Cork Oak tree, typically found in Mediterranean countries. Similar to Bamboo, the tree is not hurt during harvesting, and, in fact, the bark regenerates for re-harvesting every nine to twelve years. A typical tree can be harvested for 200 years. Cork trees also help prevent soil erosion, absorb greenhouse gases, water table recharge, and provide a buffer against climate change and desertification....

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  • How the Wood Industry is Becoming Increasingly Environmentally Friendly

    In the past 10 years, many flooring manufacturers and retailers have adopted a corporate responsibility and sustainability approach towards the business. The motivation has been both new governmental regulations and a recognition of growing concern and consumer awareness for the health of our planet....

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  • What Makes Bamboo Eco-Friendly?

    Bamboo flooring is a “green” option because it is a highly sustainable, renewable resource. Bamboo, which is technically a grass, is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Some bamboo species have been known to grow as much as a foot a day! Furthermore, Bamboo plants can be harvested in 5 to 7 years on average, versus the 50 to 80 years required for most hardwoods....

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  • Shape Up in the New Year

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to get your home in great shape. The hottest tile trends make it easy to, literally, add fantastic new shapes to your backslashes and floors. Homeowners and designers can't get enough of all the tile choices, which range from classic penny rounds to new, modern geometrics. Here are some of the most popular shapes you'll start seeing more of in the coming year....

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