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.

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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Fall updates for your home

The days of basking in the warm sun and enjoying a soft beach breeze are behind us, and we're now in the season of turtleneck sweaters, light jackets and warm apple pie. Now that your wardrobe has changed to reflect the cool autumn weather, perhaps you should think...

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300 Years of Beauty

With autumn comes forests teeming with vivid color and fresh earthy scents. Deep within the heart of Germany lays the dense Spessart Forest, a beautiful sight to see this time of year.  Woodwrights derives our oak flooring – both clean and knotted – from a small...

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Keep Your Wood Floor Beautiful

To prolong the life of any wood floor, a certain level of maintenance is required. Tile, carpet and wood — you name it — all require a cleaning routine. An oiled wood floor requires the same standard level of maintenance, only with a highly specialized product —...

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Why Engineered Flooring?

It's that time of year again! The temperature drops. Darkness rolls in a little sooner each day. You’re sitting on the couch with your cozy slippers and a nice steamy cup of hot cocoa when you look down and realize your solid wood floor planks look like they shrunk....

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Change is Good!

For us, change can only mean one thing—progress! Our team is continuously creating new solutions that allow us to evolve. From our recent additions of many new, larger machines to the renovation of a well informed easily navigational website, we make it a priority to...

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Think Big!

Change things up with some large art. Much like the seasons, your taste and style will inevitably change. As the warm summer air transitions into a crisp autumn breeze, you may be looking for a little change to transform your interior space, brighten your mood and add...

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The Woodwrights team: our greatest asset.

“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” — Johannes Brahms All homeowners, architects and designers are guided by certain principles when approaching a design problem: Quality Consistency Color Shape Texture Focal point Just as each of...

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Walnut Wide Plank Flooring

Simply put, Walnut is a great for wide plank flooring. It's an intense wood with strong, grain patterns — and what sets it apart from many other woods is the depth of these patterns. When you look closely you'll notice that the varying widths and swirl of the grain...

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Douglas Fir and Pine: know the difference

Many people tend to confuse Pine and Douglas Fir. This is understandable because both are softwoods harvested in the northern hemisphere and are used extensively in the building trades to provide lumber and plywood for homes and as a base material for cabinets,...

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Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir, also known as Oregon Pine, Douglas Spruce and Red fir is one of the most valuable — and useful — timber trees in the world. And they have been an integral component in the forests of North America since the mid-Pleistocene age. In the building trades,...

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The Farmhouse Sink

The Farmhouse sink, otherwise known as an apron-front sink is a great addition to any kitchen or space where a sink is needed. These often plain looking fixtures reflect a long history of utilitarian purposes, from being used as a dog wash basin to a canning...

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Reclaimed Chestnut

Reclaimed wood floors are very popular today for both environmental and decorative reasons, and when most people think of reclaimed wood, pine or oak are usually the first species that come to mind, as they are the most popular. One type of reclaimed wood that is...

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