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A New Lease on Life

In our showroom, which is an antique colonial in historic Kent, CT, we began some restorations projects and this one gave us a nice surprise!

When we decided to restore the kitchen flooring we knew there was some original Douglas-fir wood flooring underneath that we were sure was at least 95 years old. After pulling up the old vinyl floor and sanding off the glue and some water stains – this was the result!

A beautiful, “looks-like-new” wood floor.

So, as you can see, wood flooring truly is a lifetime investment in your home. With some sanding and a fresh coat of poly we had our old floor looking like a Spring Chicken! The minor damage was easily fixed and proves that wood flooring will last a very long time! Whether you’re building a new home, or upgrading some rooms in your existing home- consider wood flooring.

In addition to its longevity, wood definitely increases the value of your home, offers a much healthy alternative to rugs and can be easier to maintain if you have children, pets and a busy lifestyle.

Give us a call and we will get you on the right track to finding the perfect wood floor for your lifestyle.

Custom Furniture

Custom Furniture

Just the thought is scary! Custom furniture….hmmm. Sounds expensive. But, really, in fact, when most customers receive their final product which is exactly the size, wood type and stain they wanted and needed to fit their living space, they are surprised at how reasonable the cost is. Not to mention, it’s made of solid American hardwood – NO PRESS BOARD.

Call us today to start the conversation about the piece you need from a unique sized bed, side table, desk or television hutch – we’ve even make special cabinets for antique tea cups!  You will get exactly what you want and we promise to make the process painless.

What Type of Hardwood Flooring is Right for You?

What Type of Hardwood Flooring is Right for You?

What type of hardwood floor is right for you?

Which wood species is right for me?

Choosing the right species of wood flooring for you is strictly a matter of your style, budget and personal preference.

Do you like light woods like ash or maple? These species generally make a room appear more open and airy.

Do you like medium woods like hickory or oak? These species generally make a room appear more warm and cozy.

Do you like dark woods like walnut or mahogany? These species generally make a room appear more stately and refined.

Once you decide on a look, you should consider how your floors will be used. Are you a retired couple living alone you can purchase a softer wood like cherry as you won’t see as much traffic in your home. Or, if you are a busy family with young children and pets consider a harder wood like white or red oak?

Each wood species is rated for its hardness and durability using the Janka Hardness Scale (We can explain this).

What are the most common hardwood floors?

Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Hickory, Black Walnut, Cherry, Beech, Ash

What hardwood floors are the most durable?

The Janka Hardness scale  ranks wood for density and is a reliable indicator of floor durability in regard to hardness and denting. The higher the rating, the more resistant the floor is to dents, scratches and wear.

What is the cheapest wood flooring?

If you read our blog dated September 14th we detail three great choices for affordable plank flooring. Southern Yellow Pine and Eastern White Pine are our top choices for affordable and great looking floors. Next, is Character Red Oak followed by Character White Oak.  Most floors with character come with knots and color variation offering a unique and beautiful contrasting appearance.

Once you decide you want wood flooring in your home, we will help you make the right choices for you.  We have over 30 year experience providing consumers with stunning heirloom wood flooring for their homes. Let’s start the conversation today

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