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Thursday, March 07 2013

Discovering how efficient hardwood floors are can be a relief. But what about color? Color can make or break any room. Color stains on wood can update your style or date your style. Some people like a weathered look, others want a glossy finish. The great thing about hardwood flooring is its ability to change in color without having to re-install it. And, did you know because of each type of wood's natural finish- each stain goes on differently?

Each one of the below photos has a Mahogany finish stain. Hardwood floors can stain differently because of the type and texture of the wood, previous treatments, layers of the new stain and the type of product being used for the new stain.

We here at Fabulous Floors can help you navigate changing the color and appearance of your current hardwood floors. Let us know what style, look and even texture you have and want to achieve. We are here to help!

Posted by: JumpStart Ink at 4:24 PM AT 10:55 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, February 23 2013

The top two trends this year in hardwood flooring are hand-scraped floors and wide-width planks.

Through the 1800s, hardwood finished surfaces were commonly worked by hand with draw knives. The trend requires the pulling toward the craftsman (or woman) who could scrape thin layers of wood off a piece of lumber. This allowed the top surface to become smooth. However, the scrape marks were left behind, proving for generations to come that a piece of wood had been worked by hand. Now, what was once a flaw is now a treasured trend! Handscrape marks are commonly seen in flooring reclaimed from old structures. These "beauty marks" allow for a distinctive to walk on with your barefoot!

Another trend from the past is wide-width planks. Also from the 1800s, floors that range from 5 to 8 inches wide are making a come back. No longer are the 2-3 inch planks popular. The reason is easy to understand. The larger boards allow a more retro look, which can add value to a home.

Fabulous Floors can help you pick the right style and shade of wood for your home. You don't always have to go with a trend, but know that you do have options when it comes to installing or refinishing hardwood in your home!

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Brian Radesic, Owner
16348 Drake Rd.
Strongsville, Ohio  44136
Office:  440-823-1414