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Monthly Manufacturer Spotlight: Triangulo

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From Brazilian Cherry to Tigerwood to everything in between, you are sure to find the perfect Triangulo Exotic Hardwood flooring for you

Triangulo Exotic Hardwoods offer both engineered and solid hardwood flooring. For the engineered hardwood selections, Triangulo uses only the best quality engineering process to ensure that their product is the best. To help produce strength and durability in the floors, Triangulo glues under layers of real wood together in different directions using pressure.

Due to this cross-ply method of contracting the flooring, the engineered hardwood flooring is much more stable than solid hardwood. One factor in the stability of Triangulo flooring is environmental conditions effecting the shrinking and expanding of the hardwood. Due to this extra stability, Triangulo engineered hardwood floors can be installed in ways that a solid hardwood floor cannot, such as in multiple applications and over a matured concrete slab.

Triangulo also offers Exotic Solid wood flooring that is ¾” thick and has tongue and groove sides to help join the boards together. No solid hardwood floor will look alike due to the random nature of the product so you will be able to say there is no other floor like yours! To ensure maximum durability and to enhance the beauty of the solid hardwood flooring, Triangulo uses a crystal pre-finishing process that applies as many as nine coats of Aluminum Oxide.

If you are looking for beautiful hardwood floors, check out Triangulo. All of the engineered and solid hardwood options are spectacular and with such an array of woods to choose from, from Brazilian Cherry to Tigerwood to everything in between, you are sure to find the perfect Triangulo Exotic Hardwood flooring for you.

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Hardwood Flooring or Laminate Flooring?


While these two flooring options offer the same look, there are plenty of factors to consider when choosing between the two.

Homeowners love the look and feel hardwood gives to their home. Hardwood can warm any room and add value to your home, but laminate flooring is competing with hardwood more than ever. In recent years, laminate floor manufacturers have produced laminate floors that mimic the look of hardwood for a fraction of the price.

So which is better? Hardwood flooring or laminate flooring? While these two flooring options offer the same look, there are plenty of factors to consider when choosing between the two.


Due to the variety of hardwood floors available, from the type of wood—maple, bamboo, or engineered wood, for example—to the finish, stain, and special effects like distressing, hardwood flooring comes in a range of pricing options. Laminate flooring, on the other hand, is generally made of plastic and is thought of as a picture printed onto fiberboards. For this reason, laminate floor can imitate almost any hardwood floor, and its material is more budget-friendly. This is not to say laminate cannot be expensive. In fact, laminate also comes in a range of prices from inexpensive to high-end laminate. In general, however, laminate tends to be much more cost effective. The downside? Laminate does not add value to your home like hardwood does.


Laminate floors are durable and soft so they do not warp and crack when the floor comes into repeated contact with moisture like hardwood does. Laminate floors also fair better in humid environments. Laminate floors, unlike hardwood, are resilient to stains and their finish does not require polishing or treatment. They also make clean up a breeze and do not have cracks where dirt and crumbs can escape into.

Feel and Appearance.

Hardwood is often preferred to laminate because hardwood is known to not only deaden sounds like foot steps and echoes, but hardwood is known to feel warmer than other flooring options. Hardwood is also designed to have many layout options, including diagonal, straight lines, and artistic styles. Laminate, on the other hand, is not as versatile, and because it is essentially pictures printed onto a tile, laminate repeats itself rather than varying strip to strip.


Laminate floors can be an easy DIY project if you are up to the task and require little work to prepare the subfloor, while hardwoods may require a professional. Hardwood flooring can be nailed or glued, but may require a special subfloor depending on the moisture levels of the subfloor. This moisture factor also affects where hardwood can be installed. Laminate floors are much more versatile and can be installed in many areas of your home where hardwood may not hold up so well.

So how do you decide between the two? The option is really up to you. Consider the amount of maintenance and longevity you’d like to get out of your floor, as well as the area you will install the flooring. If you are still on the fence, take a look at both options. Either way, you’ll be sure to find flooring that fits your home.

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Monthly Manufacturer Spotlight: Anderson Floors

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Anderson Floors has a unique and broad range of options to choose from.

When it comes to flooring, hardwood is America’s number one choice and Anderson Floors offers the best selection of hardwood floors in the market. Founded in 1946, Anderson Floors began as a small family business that has flourished into a respected brand, well known for its craftsmanship and quality hardwood. Today, Anderson Floors continues to thrive as one of the nation’s leading hardwood manufacturers.

Anderson Floors has a unique and broad range of options to choose from, ensuring that your hardwood floor is distinct and just right for your home or business. From distressed hickory to smooth maple, Anderson Floors offers a wide variety of hardwood species and a distinguished collection of beautifully surfaced hardwood, including pebbled, hand scraped, and wire-brushed. With innovative and vibrant designs, Anderson Floors definitely has the hardwood floor to suit your needs and unique style.

Anderson Floors prides itself in being an American manufacturer, producing quality hardwood products right here in the states. Hardwood’s inviting and rustic good looks make it one of the most desirable flooring products around the world. But more than just beauty, hardwood’s durability make it a practical and smart investment that can increase the value of your home. Whatever the nature of your project, Anderson Floors can help you transform any space into a stunning work of art. If you are looking to update the look, feel and style of your home, Anderson Floors’ exceptional craftsmanship can make your vision a reality.

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Pet-Friendly Hardwood Floors

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beautiful flooring can also be pet friendly!

Do you love your four-legged companion? Do you love hardwood floors? Are you afraid you will have to choose one over the other? Don’t sink your tail between your legs just yet because there are plenty of pet friendly hardwood floor options out there – you just might have to do a little digging.

When picking your pet-friendly hardwood floors remember that it needs to be durable enough to withstand nail scratches and it can’t be warped by the occasional potty accident. The best option is Brazilian Walnut, which is hard and dense, and Hard Maple, which is typically used in basketball courts so if your pet is running across, it will be like child’s play.

There are a couple of conditions you should look for when picking your pet friendly hardwood. The wood should be pre-finished so it is stained and sealed with layers of aluminum oxide-impregnated urethane finish. Second, obviously be sure to choose a hardwood rather than a soft wood like pine or fir. Soft woods will not be able to protect against your furry friend’s claws.

Finally, make sure your hardwood is solid hardwood and not engineered wood. Engineered wood is laminated wood with a real hardwood veneer on top and can fall prey to your doggies’ clawed feet. The engineered wood may be able to be sanded back to life once, but after that there is a risk of exposing the structural wood underneath all the eroded layers.

Of course, another alternative to a real hardwood floor is a vinyl or laminate floor that looks like real hardwood. Laminate floors have a protective finish that helps protect against scratches, stains, and soiling. A vinyl floor is a durable and long-lasting material that also protects against soils and stains as well as moisture and abrasions.

No matter what wood or other material you use, your pet will love your floor as much as you do!

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Monthly Manufacturer Spotlight: Mirage Floors

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Mirage Floors, a leader in eco-friendly practices.

Mirage Floors strives to empower homeowners to express their unique sense of style. From African mahogany to yellow birch, Mirage Floors offers a wide-ranging collection of beautiful hardwood species. With exotic styles and colorful designs available in solid or engineered wood, Mirage floors has the hardwood floor that’s the perfect fit for your home.

Mirage’s new groundbreaking finish uses nanotechnology to enhance and strengthen your hardwood floors, completely redefining prefinished hardwood. Armed with this cutting-edge technology, Mirage Hardwood Floors are five times more resistant to damage than the competition. That means you get superior quality hardwood flooring that is every bit as beautiful as it is durable and a little piece of mind to boot.

Mirage Floors is also a leader in eco-friendly practices, offering VOC-free hardwood flooring and other environmentally sound alternatives to help you do your part while improving your quality of life. Additionally, all Mirage wood floors are produced in North America, which also helps to keep environmental impact at a minimum.

As North America’s #1 hardwood flooring brand, Mirage Floors offers only the best. With its indelible quality and exceptional durability, Mirage hardwood flooring is the perfect investment for your home.

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