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What is Natural Hardwood Flooring?

Most flooring sites market their solid hardwood flooring as natural hardwood flooring. But are those the same thing? What’s the difference, if any, between solid and natural hardwood flooring–and where does engineered hardwood flooring factor in?

Solid vs Engineered Hardwood Flooring

One of the most important decisions you’ll make in your home is flooring. Whatever you choose, it will have to hold up to wear and tear, and will be the heart of your home. Have you ever noticed how much you use your floor? Every single day, you walk across it countless times. It’s the […]

Solid Hardwood Flooring no Longer Popular Choice

engineered hardwood floor in a kitchen instead of solid hardwood flooring

Every Year, Houzz releases a list of the top kitchen trends. In “Top Kitchen Trends of 2019,” Houzz states that increasing numbers of people aren’t using solid hardwood flooring anymore. But why not?

How to Prevent and Repair Water Damage on Your Hardwood Floor

Water damage on your hardwood floor can be a nightmare. Even though hardwood floors are extremely durable and can last for decades when maintained properly, water can negate that in a matter of minutes. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips and tricks to prevent and repair water damage on your hardwood floor.

Refinishing vs. Replacing Your Hardwood Floors

When your once beautiful hardwood floors start looking old and tired, it’s probably time to do something about them. But what? It can be difficult to determine whether to refinish or replace a hardwood floor. Here are some questions you should be asking yourself.

Why Your Floor is Squeaking

You get home from work one day, tired and cranky, and take off your shoes before crossing your hardwood floor to the kitchen. And then you hear it. The dreaded squeak. How could this have happened? The floor wasn’t squeaking a day ago. Here are some possible causes.

The Difference Between Engineered, Hardwood, and Laminate

These three flooring types are very common and each has its merits, but it’s important to understand their differences. Solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and laminate flooring may appear similar to the naked eye, but they’re very different from one another. So what makes them different? Does it matter which one you choose to use in your […]

Which Hardwood Species is Right for You

PurezaWood of Chicago carries a variety of hardwood species, but how do you decide which one is right for you and your needs? Well, if you already perused our gallery of hardwood flooring species, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed.

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. 

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.