The history of hardwood flooring dates as far back as the Baroque Era (1625-1714). Of course, in Chicago the first permanent settlement wasn’t until the late 1770s, so the hardwood flooring in Chicago had no existence even at that time. But during this Baroque Era, wooden floors became an elegant feature and a decorative surface to the upper class. Since hardwood floors were expensive, only the wealthy people of Europe could afford this. Continue reading “The History of Hardwood Flooring”