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A Guide to the Janka Hardness Scale

With the Janka hardness scale, you can easily compare the hardness of different woods, helping you to choose the best hardwood flooring for your North Chicago home. Let's take a quick look at the Janka hardness scale, including how it works and what you need to know about it. Purpose of the Janka Hardness Scale…
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A Guide to Hardwood Maintenance in North Chicago

When it comes to hardwood, maintenance is key—especially here in Chicago. For many homeowners, having hardwood installed is one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make in their homes. Below, the experts at Floor Coverings International North Chicago have outlined the steps to keeping your hardwood looking like new for generations. Immediate Priorities Unfortunately, spills and accidents on hardwood…
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When to Replace an Old Hardwood Floor

One of the many benefits of hardwood flooring is that it can be periodically refinished, allowing a homeowner to easily regain the beauty of new hardwood flooring without having to replace the entire floor. However, it is important to bear in mind that even top quality hardwood flooring won't last forever. Following are some telltale…
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3 Durable Hardwoods for Busy Homes

Hardwood is a preferred aesthetic in many North Chicago homes thanks to its warm and traditional feel. However, hardwoods are not always family-friendly, as some types can be easily scratched, dented, or damaged by moisture. There are some hardwood species, however, that are especially durable. Here at Floor Coverings International North Chicago, we have a large selection of hardwoods…
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The Many Advantages of Teak Flooring in Chicago

  Teak flooring can be pricey but provides top value for your money. Following is a helpful overview of what this wood has to offer so you can see if it's a good option for your Chicago, Lake View, Ravenswood & Lincoln Square home. Durability Teak can hold up to literally any type of wear and tear, which is why it…