Christian Southards, Author at FlooringStores

Author: Christian Southards

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Wide Plank Wood Flooring 101: The Total Guide

January 15, 2020 What is wide plank wood flooring and why is it so popular? Great questions! Wood floor planks have traditionally been on the narrower side—because hardwood has the tendency to expand and contract depending on its environment. And the narrower the plank, the less prone to warping it is. However: modern advances now […]

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Parquet Flooring: The 2021 Guide

January 6, 2021 Of all the wood flooring types out there, parquet flooring may just be the most elegant.  But these days, the word parquet gets thrown around a lot—and to describe a lot of different kinds of floors. So what exactly is parquet flooring? How expensive is it to install? And most importantly, is […]

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What’s the Cost to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring?

December 18, 2020 How much does it cost to install vinyl plank flooring?  Let’s put it this way. Of all the types of flooring out there, vinyl plank is one of the more modestly-priced options. But like anything else, the final cost will depend on a lot of factors.  Are you going with a budget […]

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What is a Floating Floor: The Basics

December 4, 2020 If you’ve ever found yourself wondering “what is a floating floor?” You’re in the right place! This method of floor installation is great for DIY-ers and professionals alike.  Why? Floating floors are easy (and often cheaper) to install. They’re common with all types of flooring materials. They can even help to create […]

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The 26 Best Hardwood Species for Flooring

November 26, 2020 Everyone knows that hardwood floors are the best. They’re beautiful, they’re strong, and they can look great for ages with proper care. But with so many types of wood flooring available, it can be difficult to decide what hardwood species is best for you. But what exactly is a hardwood species? It’s […]