• General Questions

    • Q: How do I care for and prevent damage to my hardwood flooring?

      A: To maintain your new flooring sweep regularly especially in high traffic areas. If your vacuum cleaner has a hardwood setting, this is more effective at removing dirt from your floors than sweeping. To maintain the appearance of your hardwood, use a neutral pH cleaner made specifically for hardwood flooring.

      Q: How do hardwood floors compare to other flooring materials?

      A: Hardwood outperforms and outlasts almost any other flooring, and no other material can compare to its natural beauty.

      Q: Can hardwood flooring increase the value of my home?

      A: Yes. Like all other home improvements hardwood can increase the value of your home. Research shows that 90% of real estate agents believe that homes with hardwood sell faster, and at a higher price, than comparable homes without hardwood flooring.

      Q: Is hardwood a good environmental choice?

      A: Yes. Hardwood floors are recyclable, require less energy to manufacture, and are a better insulator than other materials. All of our hardwoods are made exclusively from renewable tree sources. Highway Flooring Inc. is committed to protecting the environment and recommends hardwood as an environmentally friendly alternative to other flooring materials.

      Q: What is a single most important factor for a successful wood flooring installation?

      Q: What is a single most important factor for successful wood flooring installation?

      A: Are you surprised? It is not pneumatic or manual nail-gun, not cleat or staple, and not how to flip a chalk line.

      The single most important factor is the moisture content of your floors, because most wood flooring related problems are related to moisture, such as gapping, warping and bulkling up.

      Moisture problem could be disastrous. When wood floor is too wet, the gaps will show up after dry winter season. The gaps could be more than 4mm throughout entire floor, and will never go back any more. Then your "brand-new" floor becomes ugly ever since. There is no known cure for this type of problem, unless rip-up and start it from scratch.

      To avoid this happening, customer must buy quality floors from big manufacturers. Most big brand name factories have more consistent quality control system, better distribution channels and storage. When customers buy floors from small names, liquidating stores or small importers, chances are they shed all the responsibilities to customers and installers. Acclimation will not completely solve the problem, when wood floor is too wet. If we acclimate the floor for a month, after that the most of the wood floors are crooked after the drying process, putting them together will be quite a challenge.

      The opposite situation is installing decent wood floors in humid environments, such as the places by water or ocean, or in southern states. These places have high humidity level year around. An acclimation is required. Otherwise, the floor will buckle up later on. Again it will not flatten back any more.

      Again, purchasing reputable and time-tested brands is single most important factor for a successful wood flooring installation.

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Hardwood Flooring Starters

Installation Techniques

Styles, Types, Measuring




Basic Hardwood Flooring Starters

Undercutting Fireplace Hearths

Hardwood Floor Types

Species - Properties and Colors

Floor Layout. Which Way To Install Floors

Measuring Hardwood Floors


Rosin or Felt Paper?



Replace Hardwood Floors. Hard?



Lining Up Hardwood Floors Around Walls, Stairs


Advice. Everybody Is An Expert

Installing Carpet Against Hardwood Floors

Common Hardwood Terms


Weave In New Floors With Old


Remodeling: New Floors? Where?

Installing Quarter Round

Thresholds and Other Trims

Proper Subfloors

Coping Mitered Corners

Hardwood Flooring Grading


Making Returns & Mitered Seams

Hardness Ratings

Pricing, Shopping, Costs

Installing Herringbone Floors

Interactive Design A Room


Installing Floating Floors. Start To Finish

Black Hardwood Floors

General Hardwood Floor Pricing

Floating Lock and Fold

White Hardwood Floors

Consumer Concerns and New Floors

Floating Installations

Floating Hand Scraped Floors

"Ball Park" Labor Costs

Glue Down Installations Start To Finish

Hardwood Floor Finishing

Shopping Hardwood Floors

Solid 3/4" On Concrete


Laminate versus Hardwood Floors


Site Finished Floors

Best Cheap Hardwood Floors


Refinish Older Floors

Cabin Grade Hardwood


Restoring Old Hardwood Floors

Types Of Hardwood Glue

Pergo Hardwood Floors

Screen and Coat


Changing Hardwood Floor Stain Colors

Refinish Engineered Floors


Maple Hardwood. Gaps, Cracks

Staining Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors Versus Carpet

Bamboo Flooring Faq

Floor Filler

Hardwood Floors Versus Tile

Carpet Covered Over Hardwood

Aluminum Oxide Finishes

Installer Is Coming Soon. Can I Help?

Floating Floors Faq

Basic Knowledge Of Finishes

Hardwood Samples Look Different


Basic Knowledge Water Based



Remove Waxes From Old Floors




Hardwood Floor Color Changes

Hardwood Look-alikes


Buy Hardwood Floors Online?



Match Trim and Baseboard?

Vinyl Floors That Look Like Hardwood

Radiant Heat & Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Floors & Basements


Warm Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Flooring In Bathrooms

Special Design Elements

Fine Homebuilding Naples, Florida Job

Wood Floors & Kitchens


Sound Control. Introduction

Kitchen Cabinets or Floors First?

Stone & Tile Designs Into Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Versus Laminate Floors Pros & Cons

Green Building - Eco Friendly Flooring

Custom Hardwood Floor Medallions

Laminate Flooring Trends


Custom Hardwood Floors

Click Lock Laminate Floors


Hardwood Flooring Designs

Glued Laminate Floors


Border & Medallion Inlays

Remove Glue Down Floors

Hardwood Floor Gaps

Installing Tile & Wood Together. Designs

Hardwood Floors Sell Homes

Water Damaged Hardwood Floors


NWFA Convention 2008

Hardwood Floor Inspectors & Inspections

Do It Yourself

Sand and Finish Photos

Hardwood Floors Buckled


Prefinished Hardwood Floors Photos

Good & Poor Trim Molding Installations

DIY Introduction

Red and White Oak


Do It Yourself Navigation

Dust Control

Manufacturers Unfinished

DIY Easiest & Hardest

Moisture Testing


DIY Refinish Floors

Acclimating/Jobsite Conditions

Solid Stair Treads and Risers

Removing Carpet & Padding

Hardwood on Stairs Start To Finish

Stair Parts & Accessories

Installing Carpet Against Wood

Hardwood Floor Repairs

Owens Plank Floor

Hardwood Flooring Tools



Remove Tile Floors


Installation & Preparation

Bamboo Flooring

Prefinished Nail or Staple

Greenwood Bamboo


Racking Out The Floor

Bamboo Stair Treads


Expansion of Hardwood Floors



Wood Subfloors - Prep



State of the Industry(Installers)






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