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Mohawk Hardwood TecWood

Mohawk Hardwood TecWood

No matter the personal style, hardwood has always been a trademark of sophisticated taste. Many home owners have been getting away from hardwood because it has some placement restrictions, but Mohwak has came up with TecWood that allows it to be installed on any level of a home. Enhanced engineered construction helps resist the expansion and contraction from moisture. This hardwood floor is great for kitchens, bathroom and basements. This floor can be installed by glue, staple or nail or float. Can also been installed over a variety of subfloor types.

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Labradors and Laminate

Labradors and Laminate

Dogs are the most popular pet in the U.S. but not all floors love them as much as we do. There may not be a “perfect” flooring for pets but there are some options that will work better than others.

Laminate is now waterproof which makes it perfect for puppy accidents. Quick Step Nature TEK Plus will stay nice through the life of your furry friend.

Dogs nails can scratch and gouge hardwood floors. Softer woods such as pine, American cherry, American walnut or carbonized bamboo are best to avoid. Soft woods will dent easier. If you want a hardwood, you may want to pick a distressed wood. The style of this look is made to look worn, this will help hide any new dents or scratches.

Vinyl flooring is a popular choice among pet owners. This flooring can come in the look of stone tile or hardwood. Luxury vinyl is durable, so it will hold up nicely against moisture, scratches and dents. This affordable option is also easy to install and maintain. This flooring is easy to clean in case your puppy does have an accident. This is a comfortable option for your pet since it is soft underfoot.

No matter what flooring you choose,try to help your pet the most you can by keeping their nails short. Putting area rugs down where they eat can also protect your floors. Giving them a doggy bed to sleep in can help keep them comfortable and protect your floors.

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Hardwood or Laminate

Hardwood or Laminate

Looking for flooring it can be overwhelming because you may know the look you want but may not be sure what option works best with your lifestyle. With so many different choices of flooring, colors, style and prices the experience can become stressful fast.

Cost

Hardwood floors are more expensive, to purchase, install and upkeep. Hardwood can increase the value of your home depending on the type of wood that you choose.  Laminate is normally about half the price of hardwood.

Maintenance

To stay in the best condition, both flooring types need to be regularly cleaned.  Hardwood floors must be waxed, polished and sealed to keep them looking new. Laminate floors do not have this up keep.

Durability

Laminate is scratch and water resistant. It will hold up better in a home with pets and children. Hardwood can be scratched and gouged but can be sanded and refinished.

Installation

Laminate has a tongue and groove edge that makes installation easier. Some hardwood does come in the tongue and groove edge for easier installation, but some does not. Special tools may need to be rented to install hardwood correctly. If not installed properly this could lead to problems in the future, leading to more expenses and may even shorten the life span of the floor.

Both choices are great floors that will make your living space beautiful, you just need to decide which one will fit your lifestyle best.

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