The Woodrights wide plank flooring blog

Keep up to date on all the latest wide plank flooring news and find great ideas and inspiration for your next wide plank flooring project. Our blog is the perfect place to spend some quality time with the Woodwrights team.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s that time of year again! Spring and cleaning generally go hand in hand; beautiful bright sunny days and crisp fresh air is the perfect opportunity to swing open those windows and breathe new life into your home that has been in hibernation all winter long. This...

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Humidity and Wood Floors

Wood flooring reacts to the environment it is in. Wood gains or loses moisture and correspondingly gets bigger or smaller based on the moisture content and temperature of its surroundings. Keeping your range near 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and about 40-60 percent...

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Hardwood vs. Softwood

Generally speaking, wood is usually placed into one of two categories- hardwood vs. softwood. What exactly makes a given piece of wood qualify as either hard or soft and how did those definitions come about? Perhaps the most important and misunderstood aspect of...

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Selective Cutting

Harvesting lumber provides logs for our sawmill but also enables forests to thrive and grow more efficiently. Selective cutting plays a crucial role in this process. The goal of sustainability is to harvest the trees in such a way that doesn’t destroy the overall...

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Rethink Your Ceiling

For most homeowners redoing a room, the ceiling is completely overlooked and usually treated to nothing more than a fresh coat of ceiling white paint. Leaving your ceiling a white void is a wasted opportunity to add warmth and dimension to your rooms. Rethink your...

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Engineered Flooring for Your Oceanfront Property

Oceanfront property is prime living. It’s hard to beat falling asleep to the fresh breeze and the calming sound of waves crashing. While this may seem desirable, there is a dark side to it all. Heightened moisture in the air will warp and distort things over time, and...

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Glue Down Method – Wood Flooring

At Woodwrights Wide Plank Flooring we know that using the glue-down method is the most effective way to install your wood floors. Glue-downs with a quality adhesive will create a dramatic difference in the outcome of your completed project, both short-term and...

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What Is a Maintenance Floor?

You’ve been considering investing in a new floor, one that seamlessly fits both your lifestyle and personality. As you begin the search for beautiful wood flooring you realize there are a considerable amount of options. Various terms are tossed around, one of them...

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Reclaimed Wood: Contemporary

For many people the term ‘reclaimed wood’ evokes thoughts of rustic style homes and log cabins. Decades ago this idea commonly held true; today modern reclaimed floors can be a harmonious counterpart to modern designs. They offer subtle character and warmth, which...

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Maintain Wood Floors in the Winter

Winter is finally here and the weather is not holding back; snow, wet footwear and ice can all take a toll on your wood floors. Maintaining your beautiful wide planks can be as simple as these few steps: Avoid Salting Your Front Steps Use Mats at all Entranceways Wipe...

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The Evolution Of Logging

Centuries ago loggers began the strenuous task of harvesting trees that would later be transformed into products; since the 1600's, the evolution of logging has been progressing. Devoted lumberjacks dedicated their lives to the process of logging, they lived in...

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Different Cut, Different Look

While investing in such a significant part of your space, there are several factors to consider that will contribute to the cost, quality and appearance of your floors. Some of these factors aren’t as apparent as the width and length of your plank. Have you ever...

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How Moisture Affects Wood

Wood flooring is a natural product that responds to its environment.  Humidity will cause changes in your planks by expanding and contracting even though the wood has been dried, cut and milled into flooring. Sometimes these variations are drastic enough to be...

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Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Five steps to make a small room look bigger Somewhere in your home there’s probably a room that feels so small it’s hardly worth counting toward your home's square footage. You’ve exhausted all the decorating tips to open up that space: light-color walls,...

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Practice Safe Heating

Are you considering installing a radiant heating system underneath a wood floor and unsure if it will damage the floor? If you select your wood floor wisely, there will be no need to sacrifice the beauty of wood for the function of radiant heat. Without a doubt,...

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