Category Archives: Hardwood Floors

What is JAS Certification?

JAS stands for Japan Agricultural Standards and JAS certification is a process that quality checks a variety of agricultural products, including lumber, originating in Japan. 

How and Why to Choose Parquet

Parquet flooring, also called block flooring is a mosaic design design of hardwood pieces across an entire floor. Parquet flooring is a great way to add a unique and personalized touch to any room, depending on what you’re seeking in your flooring options.

Engineered v. Solid Hardwood Flooring

When choosing your new hardwood floors, it’s important to do your research. Engineered and solid hardwood flooring both have their merits, depending on what you’re looking for in your new floors.

How to Maintain a Hardwood Floor

So you took the leap, chose your very own beautiful hardwood flooring and had it installed in your home or business. What now? Hardwood flooring care differs greatly from other flooring types in that hardwood is meant to last longer but can only do so when properly maintained.

Hardwood Flooring: The Eco-Friendly Choice

  Eco-Friendly may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “hardwood flooring,” but evidence shows that it has a positive impact on the environment and is one of our most recyclable and reusable resources.

The History of Hardwood Flooring

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 […]