Best wood and finish to tolerate urine/pee

Q: I’ve got 2 small dogs and a son with autism who pee on my carpets. I am sure by now that everything underneath the carpets are soaked in urine and need to be removed, even though I’ve had the carpet cleaned over and over again. What kind of wood floor and what kind of finish would you suggest? Continue reading Best wood and finish to tolerate urine/pee

Is one type of wood better than another (re:throughout seasons)?

Q: We have a cottage in NY, unheated in the winter. What kind of wood floor can we install? Is one type of wood better than another re: wood floors for cottages? Continue reading Is one type of wood better than another (re:throughout seasons)?

I prefer Maple; but is Black Cherry, Maple or Walnut better? How to Choose Wood Species for Flooring

Q: I am purchasing a home and don’t know which is the best, most durable wood to choose. I worry about wear and tear over the years.   Continue reading I prefer Maple; but is Black Cherry, Maple or Walnut better? How to Choose Wood Species for Flooring

Hickory has greater resistance to denting than red oak

Q: My hardwood floor is constantly having to endure things being dropped on it, creating dents. Is there some sort of finish that better protects floors from damage? Continue reading Hickory has greater resistance to denting than red oak

Hardwood flooring in front entrance?

Q: Is it wise to put good quality oak hardwood flooring in a front entrance ( 9′ x 7.5′) and up the 7 stairs to the main level? We have very expensive tile on the floors now and carpeting on the stairs and main floor. Continue reading Hardwood flooring in front entrance?

What type of hardwood to purchase

Q: I am trying to decide on what type of hardwood to purchase. In a previous home I installed dark cherry-stained oak. I have a dog and of course the scratches were very visible and after only a few months looked terrible. I also found it very hard to keep clean. Continue reading What type of hardwood to purchase

Beech on the hardness table

Q: We are remodeling our kitchen and considering putting a Beech floor down. Is this a good wood for wear and tear? We have two grandchildren and they tend to play in the kitchen. Will the beech show all the dents and scratches easily? Continue reading Beech on the hardness table

Hardwood floors in bath and laundry rooms

Q: We are currently remodeling our home and plan on putting wood flooring in both our master bath as well as our laundry room. I know wood floors are generally not recommended for these areas because of water, moisture, etc. However, we are unable to be perfectly happy with any other flooring. Is there any particular species that would be able to hold up better than the others? Continue reading Hardwood floors in bath and laundry rooms