How to Clean Wood Floors | Dos and Don’ts
How to Clean Wood Floors | Dos and Don’ts
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wood floors are durable and can last more than a hundred years when maintained properly. But not all cleaning really is cleaning when it comes to wood.  

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Custom Wood Floor Design
Custom Wood Floor Design
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wood floors make the room. Any room. Every room. Maybe that's biased.  

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How Wood Cut Affects Floor Performance
How Wood Cut Affects Floor Performance
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, August 08, 2017

We talked recently about wood cuts: quarter, rift, plain and live. We also talked about the forest-to-floor process. We even got in the dirt of the forest with a recent tree anatomy guide and how that anatomy relates to wood flooring.  

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​Types of Solid Wood Flooring Cuts
​Types of Solid Wood Flooring Cuts
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The cut of wood from a tree, the angle of how boards are cut when harvested, affects the wood flooring that will be made from that wood. It affects the costs of production and the final appearance of the wood flooring.
 

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5 Steps of Wood | Forest to Floor
5 Steps of Wood | Forest to Floor
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

It’s so easy to buy products without knowing where they came from and the path they took before they landed at our door step. Without really knowing where, knowing something deeper than a label that only says, “Made in ______.” Without knowing how the products were made, and how that sets them apart from similar products.
 

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Local Hero Project: 'Easy Call'
Local Hero Project: 'Easy Call'
Adam Williams - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A floor guy, a dog and a horse walk into a house …
 

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The Textures of Traviata
The Textures of Traviata
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

For designers and homeowners, wood flooring can be an eye-catching fashion statement. For highly skilled craftsmen, wood flooring is the medium they use to create custom artwork.  

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The Anatomy of Wood Flooring
The Anatomy of Wood Flooring
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

We’ve all hiked in the woods or seen a fallen tree in a park and looked at its rings. One common bit of knowledge passed on to us since we were kids was that if we count that tree’s rings we’ll know its age. Had an infomercial announcer been on-hand, he’d have said, “But wait! There’s more.” 
 

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Advantages of UV Finishes
Advantages of UV Finishes
Palo Duro Hardwoods - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ultraviolet (UV) finishes bring the speed of light to floor finishing. They minimize disruption to an active family’s lifestyle, and can refresh the hardwood floors of a restaurant without causing even a moment of lost business.  

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Advantages of Natural Oil Wood Floor Finishes
Advantages of Natural Oil Wood Floor Finishes
Tom Ruekert - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

We understand there are many wood flooring and finish options to consider: engineered or solid wood, prefinished or site-finished flooring, penetrating oil or surface-build finish.  

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