Greenworks 24V Cordless Stick Vacuum

By John Peachey

Greenworks 24V Cordless Battery White Stick Vacuum w/ 4.0 Ah USB-C Battery & Charger If you own a home, you probably own at least one vacuum, maybe even more than one. Dirt, dust, pet hair, food crumbs, and other debris cover our rugs, our couches, and our hardwood flooring, necessitating a high-quality vacuum to keep…

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Ryobi ONE+ 18V HP SWIFTClean Mid-Size Spot Cleaner

By John Peachey

Ryobi ONE+ 18V HP SWIFTClean Mid-Size Spot Cleaner If you own a car with cloth upholstery, there is a good chance you have stains on that upholstery.  If you own a house with rugs, there is an excellent chance you have stains on those rugs, especially if you also have pets or children!  Dirt and…

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Open Seams In Hardwood Flooring

By Robert Robillard

Oak Floor Installed Parallel with Plank Subfloor – Results In Seams I recently looked at a house for sale with Oak floors. The second I walked into the house I noticed multiple open seams in the hardwood flooring. The weird part was that these seams were evenly spaced approximately every 7 to 8 inches. The reason…

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Caring for Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Caring for Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring We’ve used pre-finished flooring, like Shaw Epic PLUS, on projects in the past. Most recently on a third floor renovation. Read more about the hardwood flooring selection process here. Pre-finished or engineered flooring is not the same as traditional wood flooring, so after the installation, we are often…

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Choosing Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Choosing Hardwood Flooring and Shaw Epic PLUS with Stabilitek On a recent whole floor remodel we had the challenge of unifying about 800 square feet of space sporting FOUR types of flooring. The final touch on this project would be the continuous hardwood floor. We suggested Shaw Epic PLUS with Stabilitek. So we’ll be discussing choosing hardwood flooring…

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Gaps in Wood Floors

By Robert Robillard

Hardwood Floor Gaps Winter is the time that I get questions about gaps in wood floors showing up in solid 3/4-inch thick, wood floors. Gaps in wood floors are normal, and occur when the wood loses its moisture content. Several factors can lead to its cause. Humidity Wreaks Havoc on Hardwood Floors Often “gapping” is…

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