Category Archives: Hardwood Floors

View blog posts about hardwood flooring from the experts at Designer Wood Flooring in San Antonio, Texas. Showroom in Spring Branch.

5 Winter Wood Cleaning Steps to Maintain Your Floors

When the colder air of the winter settles in, your hardwood flooring will need even more TLC than you usually give it, due to all that dirt tracked in from muddy shoes and less moisture in the air. The less moisture in the air, the greater chance of developing gaps in between planks. Here’s a […]

Installing Hardwood to Make Your Home Child-Friendly

If you have small children and need new flooring, consider installing hardwood for its kid-friendly appeal. Yes, that’s right – we said kid-friendly! No longer is hardwood relegated to the fanciest room in the house. It’s not as fragile as we all once thought. In fact, it’s pretty darn durable. Installing hard wood is beneficial […]

5 Fresh Choices in Bathroom Flooring

From wood and tile to concrete and even glass, bathroom flooring is an industry that’s ever-evolving. You just have to take a few protective measures to ensure your flooring choice stays beautiful underfoot while gelling with your bathroom’s style. You don’t have to stick with traditional vinyl and ceramic tile. Check out these trending materials. […]

How Does Moisture Threaten Your Hardwood Floors?

While hardwood floors are durable and long-lasting, they need proper care and maintenance. It’s also important to understand the effects that moisture has on wood, so you can keep your floors looking beautiful and new throughout their lifetime. You may not realize this, but wood stores water even after it is cut, with fibers acting […]

Why is Spring the Best Time to Replace Your Flooring?

Sometimes you can’t pick and choose when you replace your flooring. You may have no choice but to tackle this remodel in winter or summer. However, if you have a choice as to when to remodel your home and floors, plan for spring. Why? In a nutshell, the extreme temperatures of winter and summer can […]

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Floors

Spring is here, the birds are chirping, the sun is out and the flowers are blooming. It’s a time of rebirth and rejuvenation – no wonder why so many people take this opportunity to throw open the windows and clean house. You likely have many different types of flooring throughout your home, from hardwood to […]

4 Ways to Prepare for Professional Wood Floor Installation

If you have hired professionals to install hard wood flooring in your home, there are some steps you should take to prepare for the job. By engaging in some simple preparations before they arrive, you can prevent a lot of dust buildup, as well as damage that can occur to the rest of your home […]

The Best Wood Flooring for a Dining Room

Dining rooms tend to be a bit more formal than every other room in the home. Usually featuring more ornate tables and chairs, hutches, China cabinets and fancy décor, dining rooms also usually boast nicer flooring as compared with the kitchen and living areas. However, the flooring should also be able to take spills and […]

What to Look for in a Hardwood Flooring Specialist

So you’ve made the decision to install hardwood flooring: great choice! Now comes the hard part: finding the right hardwood flooring specialist to install them. Not all contractors are created equal. They should have vast experience installing the type of hardwood flooring you want, backed by the credentials and skill that will give you peace […]

How to Prevent Gaps in Your Hardwood Floors

Despite its species or hardness rating, wood is essentially an organic product made of fibers that will absorb nutrients and water. Those fibers are constantly changing their solidity, tension, and flexibility. That’s because trees by nature are designed to extend further into the atmosphere to gain as many nutrients as they can through their leaf […]