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    Olde Wood "Unlimited" Web Series - Intro to Wide Plank Flooring and Reclaimed Woods

    Take a look the first video in our new web series, Olde Wood Unlimited! Through this web series, we want to give you an inside look at our company and how we provide our customers with the best wide plank flooring and reclaimed wood building materials. Learn about the characteristics of our engineered flooring in our first video, and what qualities make it a lifetime floor. Stay tuned in the next few weeks to learn more about our company, products, and processes!

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  • Characteristics of a Quality Engineered Hardwood Floor

    Characteristics of a Quality Engineered Hardwood Floor

    If you are in the market for wood flooring, you have a lot of options to choose from. Solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring are two very common profiles. Engineered wood flooring sometimes gets a bad reputation because of stereotypes surrounding it. However, every manufacturer produces their engineered wood flooring differently. We are here to help you identify the characteristics of a quality engineered wood floor.

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  • Talk Like a Pro - Wide Plank Flooring Terminology

    Talk Like a Pro - Wide Plank Flooring Terminology

    The wide plank flooring industry uses many terms that you may not have encountered before. To help simplify your research, we’ve compiled a list of wide plank flooring terminology that you may come across.

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  • Four Cuts of a Log – Live Sawn, Plain Sawn, Quarter Sawn and Rift Sawn Milling

    Four Cuts of a Log – Live Sawn, Plain Sawn, Quarter Sawn and Rift Sawn Milling

    There are many ways to divide a log into flooring boards, and while shopping for flooring, you’ll encounter them all. The key is to know what you’re looking at, what you’re looking for, and what you want. We’ll try to shed some light on the most common methods used and describe a little about each.

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  • The Buying Guide for Engineered Flooring

    The Buying Guide for Engineered Flooring

    Engineered hardwood flooring is becoming a popular flooring solution. But engineered flooring can be manufactured very differently. There are three factors that determine a high-quality engineered flooring from the rest.

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  • How to Clean Hardwood Floors

    How to Clean Hardwood Floors

    Cleaning hardwood floors has never been easier. However, there are certain products to avoid and particular processes to follow. This is a quick guide to help you keep your wide plank hardwood floors looking their best.

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  • Pre-Finished vs Unfinished Flooring - Texture

    Pre-Finished vs Unfinished Flooring - Texture

    When deciding whether to finish your hardwood floor on-site or order it pre-finished there are many factors to consider. One of the tricky factors that plays into the decision is texture. Sometimes it doesn’t matter at all. Sometimes it matters a lot. Let’s take a look.

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  • What to Know: Understanding Your Oil, Water and Natural Oil Finish Options

    What to Know: Understanding Your Oil, Water and Natural Oil Finish Options

    Nearly as important to the character of a room as the wood you put into it, choosing the right finish option is the all-important final step in creating your envisioned hardwood flooring experience. Finishes roughly fall into three categories: Oil-Based Polyurethanes, Water-Based Polyurethanes, and Natural Oils. We’re going line them all up and see how they compare in terms of look and feel, application, durability, reparability, cost, and environmental impact.

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  • Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

    Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

    In addition to the obvious beauty that a hardwood floor adds to any area, it also serves the homeowner as an investment that pays dividends in the long run. Once you have decided to invest in your home, it must be decided which type of hardwood flooring will be the wiser investment for your particular situation.

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  • Which Species is Right for You? Part 1: Learning the Lingo

    Which Species is Right for You? Part 1: Learning the Lingo

    There are many species of wood used for hardwood flooring. Navigating your way through the descriptions of each can be a daunting task. In this post we will take a look at some of the language used to describe the different characteristics of each species.

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