Monday, December 10, 2018
 

Hosking Hardwood Flooring: Year in Review

by Crystal Hosking, Hosking Hardwood Flooring

article_onlineHappy New Year! 2014 is just around the corner.

This past year was pretty busy for us at Hosking Hardwood Flooring. We introduced a lot of new brands to our website (MooseWood, Trillium Bamboo, etc.) and, unfortunately, saw some brands go (R.I.P. Award). There have also been some stand out stories on our site, which have helped our readers come to educated decisions regarding the purchase, installation and upkeep of new hardwood, laminate, vinyl, bamboo and cork flooring.

Here’s a recap of our top 10 clicked on links of 2013:

article_steve1Pets and Your Hardwood Flooring: Maybe it was just the picture of Steve, our charming office dog, but this article was one of the most clicked on links of 2013. A question we get quite often is whether or not hardwood flooring is an okay choice for homes with pets. Specifically, homeowners are most concerned about active dogs scratching or denting new hardwood flooring. In this article we highlight some of the most important hardwood flooring maintenance habits for homeowners with pets. Additionally, we offer some suggestions on which hardwood floors might work best in an active household.

Engineered Floor Review: Owens PlankFloor: Owens PlankFloor is definitely a favorite on our site. Customers love the wear layer thickness of Owens’ engineered floors and they are one of the first recommendations we make when homeowners are looking for an unfinished engineered hardwood floor option. This blog post expounds upon Owens PlankFloor, ultimately explaining why it’s such a premium product in the marketplace.

The Evolution of Muskoka Flooring: 2013 proved to be huge year for Muskoka, one of the premier hardwood flooring manufacturers in Canada, as they revamped their entire line of hardwood flooring. Streamlining their solid line and adding an amazing 3/4 IN. solid sawn structured (engineered) option, the new Muskoka hardwood flooring line offers premium hardwood products at an affordable price. Find all the details in this blog post.

All About Engineered Wood Flooring: When you think “hardwood flooring,” don’t just stop at solid hardwood. Engineered flooring got its foot in the door and is now flooding the market with its added benefits and its capability of being installed in virtually any room of the home. This article does well to explain everything you’d ever want to know about engineered hardwood flooring.

Radiant Floor Heating Systems: Hardwood flooring offers warmth (literally) with the help of radiant floor heating systems. This blog post gives you all the ins and outs of using different flooring options over radiant heat and offers suggestions on the best hardwood styles over heat.

article_waterWater vs. Wood: In this blog post, you’ll see some pretty disturbing imagery: hardwood flooring damaged by water exposure. It’s a travesty — learn here how to avoid these disasters and take precautions even before you install new hardwood flooring.

Hardwood and Laminate Floor Specials: Who doesn’t love a good sale?? This section of our website shows all of our top instock products at great prices. From solid hardwood to engineered hardwood to laminate specials — this is a great place to start your search for an affordable floor for your home.

flooringfinderFinding the Perfect Hardwood Floor: New hardwood flooring. How do you even choose?? Our Flooring Finder is here to save the day! This blog post guides you through the process of using our Flooring Finder to narrow down the 1000′s of hardwood options available. Just a few clicks and you’re on your way!

Safeglide Felt Floor Protectors: There’s nothing worse than that first scratch in a new hardwood floor. Chair glides will help prolong the newness of your hardwood flooring, preventing scratches and dents caused by chairs, tables and other heavy pieces of furniture.

Somerset Hardwood Flooring: Ever since Somerset Floors transferred all of their production to within the United States, interest has soared in the hardwood flooring company and its products. While the “Made in the USA” label certainly boosts consumer likability, it doesn’t hurt that Somerset is also manufacturing top quality hardwood flooring products.

 

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