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How to Find the Right Floor

As you are choosing a “look” for your home and determining your favorite style, you get the fun and exciting opportunity to tailor your inspired interiors to the personality of your unique family! When it comes to finding the right floor, it’s always wise to ask for help from flooring experts to ensure that your selections anchor your design scheme and provide the performance you need. Have you begun exploring different flooring materials, shades, visuals, and textures? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the wide array of gorgeous flooring options, or do you just need a little extra guidance in narrowing your focus? The Twenty & Oak flooring experts are here to help educate, offer valuable tips to find the right flooring, and help you stay true to your ultimate design vision!  read more

If you love the rustic charm of farmhouse décor or the soothing vibes of coastal chic interiors, you may need help learning how to buy hardwood flooring that will contribute to your preferred theme. To balance an active household with kids and pets with a sleek modern look or an elegant traditional design, explore how to buy laminate flooring with enhanced water resistance and scratch protection. Since transitional or eclectic room designs are all about mixing in layers with stand-out colors and textures, knowing how to buy LVT floors will help you maximize your design budget while capturing your favorite hip approach throughout an open floorplan. Ask our experts all the questions you have during a guided Twenty & Oak online showroom tour and gain the answers you need to bring your dream home to life.

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How to Choose Articles

How To Choose the Right Flooring Dealer

The most important decision in your floor buying process is selecting the right retail partner.  Here are five important questions to ask as you make your dealer selection.

How to Shop for Flooring Online

Shopping for flooring online has never been more convenient or easier than now! Check out a few of our favorite resources as you look for the perfect flooring for your home.

A Buyer’s Guide: 4 of the Most Affordable Flooring Options

When remodeling a home, it’s essential to factor in the cost of new flooring. One of the best things about new floors is that you can model a whole room around them, so it’s crucial to find beautiful, quality options.

A Definitive Guide to Different Types of Flooring Options

Ready to choose unique flooring types for your home?

Flooring Questions

With such a multitude of amazing flooring styles, materials, and manufacturers to choose from, even the most knowledgeable flooring shoppers can feel overwhelmed during the purchase journey. For the average homeowner, purchasing new flooring represents a sizable investment and has the potential to be a stressful process. However, asking the right flooring questions and furthering your flooring education will bolster confidence and minimize worry as you narrow down the right options for your household. If you have questions, our Twenty & Oak flooring experts have answers! Gathering the answers to your flooring questions will make selecting the correct floors exceptionally easier.  read more

It starts with determining your design budget and asking yourself what your objectives and expectations are from your new surfaces. Next, where are your new floors being installed? Since each room in the home experiences different levels of foot traffic and types of activity, it’s important to assess the type of flooring material that will meet the specific needs of each space. Do you need to address any subfloor issues beforehand? Does your favorite flooring product match the style of your home and pair well with your wall colors, cabinetry, and other design elements? Will your new floors suit the amount of cleaning and upkeep that you are willing to take on? The more flooring questions that you answer now, the greater likelihood that you love your new floors for years to come! We are ready to assist your flooring education in every way and help you become an expert as well.

 

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Common Questions Articles

Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring

The differences in these two options may surprise you.  Take an in-depth look at the construction of naturally beautiful engineered and solid hardwood flooring.  

The Definitive Guide to Floor Care for All Flooring Types

Flooring is, quite literally, the foundational design element of your home.  It’s one of the few interior design elements that could serve the space for more than a century.  If you want to keep your flooring looking spectacular and to protect your investment well into the future, you’ve got to know how to care for your floors.

The Ultimate Checklist: Everything You Need to Do Before a New Floor Installation

Ready for new floors? Maybe something a bit more modern and durable that fits your family’s current lifestyle?

How to Protect Hardwood Floors from Holiday Party Traffic

As much as we all love a good holiday party, there is no denying that they can be hard on our homes—especially on hardwood floors.

Installation Questions

Unless you have years of flooring experience under your belt, it’s not uncommon to have installation questions whether your new floors are being professionally installed or represent a DIY project. Even before the actual installation process, there are many steps to evaluating the conditions of your subfloor for proper budgeting, scheduling, and ensuring flawless results. Different subfloor materials require different moisture tests to prevent warping, misshaping, shrinking, separating, and staining down the line. Since tile, hardwood, and carpet tiles need to have a perfectly even subfloor, you may need prep work before installation. Also, is your subfloor structurally sound enough for the type of floor you want to install? It’s time to refer to Twenty & Oak flooring installation guides!
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In addition to learning more about how to install flooring materials in general, our installation guides cover specific topics that will help your process. Maybe you need to research what direction to lay flooring or investigate how to install for tricky floorplans. If you need the quickest installation possible to get your property market-ready in record time, make sure to research first! It’s even important to review how to properly clear a room for installation including removing items from the closets in the room and pictures from the walls. Successful flooring installation comes from following your manufacturer’s guidelines to maintain your warranty, creating clean or non-visible seams in the floor, and achieving a completely flat finished surface. Find the best answers to your installation questions now to ensure a pristine floor with premium performance for years to come.

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Installation Questions Articles

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors

When a buff and polish is not enough to refresh hardwood floors, refinish them and make them look as good as new. Here’s how to refinish hardwood floors.

How to Remove Hardwood Floors

Gather the proper tools and safety gear to remove hardwood floors.

How To: Install Engineered Hardwood Flooring on Concrete

There’s no better way to transform a cold, unwelcoming space than by installing cozy and warm hardwood flooring.

Which Direction Do I Install Vinyl Plank Flooring?

In today’s flooring landscape, vinyl flooring tiles and planks reign supreme for their durability, stunning realism and added design versatility.  Explore the options for making the most out of unique visual options with vinyl planks and tiles.

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Buying Guide

Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Flooring

The differences in these two options may surprise you.  Take an in-depth look at the construction of naturally beautiful engineered and solid hardwood flooring.  

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Getting Started

How To Choose the Right Flooring Dealer

The most important decision in your floor buying process is selecting the right retail partner.  Here are five important questions to ask as you make your dealer selection.

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