Dr. Sara Austin, Author at FlooringStores

Author: Dr. Sara Austin

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Douglas Fir Flooring: Is it Right for You?

August 6, 2020 Douglas fir is one of those subtle-but-amazing types of wood flooring that you don’t hear about too often. But these days, people are starting to realize just how lovely Douglas fir flooring can be—and we think that’s great! Douglas fir trees are among the most essential timber resources on the planet. They’re […]

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Is Teak Flooring Right for You? Teak Pros & Cons

July 22, 2020 Teak flooring. Ooh la la. Of all the types of wood flooring you could choose, teak is one of the most elegant. With a deep brown tone and a long, even grain, teak just looks like luxury. Imagine waking up on a yacht. The boat rocks gently as waves lap at the […]

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7 Quintessential Wood Floor Patterns

July 17, 2020 People have been creating wood floor patterns for thousands of years—and it’s easy to see why.  From the classic look of horizontal strips to the elegance of herringbone parquet, patterned wood floors are absolutely stunning!  However: some of the most gorgeous wood floor designs can be tricky to install. Cutting and laying […]

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Pine Flooring: The Pros and Cons

July 8, 2020 Are you pine-curious? We don’t blame you. Pine flooring is a classic, timeless flooring choice. In fact, pine floors date back all the way to Colonial America, when early colonists used wide-cut pine boards to cover their floors. These floors were made up of regional pine species—Eastern white pine and pumpkin pine […]

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Can You Bleach Wooden Floors? Yes! Here’s How.

June 26, 2020 Can you bleach wooden floors? You betcha! We know, you might be surprised to hear that most types of wood flooring can be bleached. It’s an easy method to correct water stains and discoloration—common issues for even the most durable wood flooring. But unless you’re rocking some type of super water-resistant wood […]