Hardwood that holds up to the wear and tear cats bring?

Q: I have 4 cats, 1 of which is sick and has some accidents. I am looking to replace my carpet with hardwood floors. Friends tell me hardwood will be easier to maintain and will hold up better than carpet, with pets. Can you tell me what you would recommend in hardwood that would hold up to the wear and tear cats bring? Continue reading Hardwood that holds up to the wear and tear cats bring?

Brazilian Teak good choice of wood floor for someone with dogs?

Q: I was wondering what you think of Brazilian Teak as a choice for wood floor for someone with dogs. I have an American cherry floor all through my house that has been destroyed by the dog’s nails (I have two dogs). Continue reading Brazilian Teak good choice of wood floor for someone with dogs?

Difference in the stability of 1/2′ versus 3/4′ flooring?

Q: Is there any difference in the stability of 1/2′ versus 3/4′ flooring? We are planning to put hardwood in our dining room and have an existing oak railing. The 1/2′ will fit very well up against the railing, so we are thinking of going with the 1/2′ product for that reason. Continue reading Difference in the stability of 1/2′ versus 3/4′ flooring?

Durable, dent resistant engineered flooring with a super hard finish?

Q: Are there specific guidelines to help in selecting a durable, dent resistant, engineered flooring with a super hard finish that does not scratch with everyday traffic and chair movement? Continue reading Durable, dent resistant engineered flooring with a super hard finish?

Best wood for a concrete base?

Q: I am looking at installing some hardwood floors in my house in South Florida. I have several questions. What would be the best wood to use as the floors are currently a concrete base? What are some precautions you would recommend I quiz the installer to make sure he know what he is doing? Continue reading Best wood for a concrete base?

Wood flooring vs. tile in kitchen

Q: I am on the fence about wood flooring vs. tile in my kitchen. Is there a type you would recommend? We live in South Texas, it gets crazy hot; solid foundation for the house. I worry about spills with kids. Continue reading Wood flooring vs. tile in kitchen

Birch wood floors durability, dents and scratches

Q: We recently purchased a house. I noticed that the birch wood flooring has dents from sliding wheels on stools, and it has quite a few noticeable scratches in some areas. What do you recommend? Is birch wood floors durability below par? I don’t know if the floor is waxed or treated. Continue reading Birch wood floors durability, dents and scratches