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    "Eric and his crew did a masterful job of painting the walls to perfection and making sure that our chestnut woodwork was protected. He oversaw the refinishing of our living room and dining room floor that now glows. He fixed all sorts of things that got our beautiful home ready for sale. All of this Eric did with heart!"

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  • Your Go To Guide For Hardwood Floors!

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    I'm a big fan of hardwood floors, and if you're fortunate to have them in your home...know how to take care of them! Looking to rip out the carpet and put in some hardwood? Call the Cleveland Contractors today!

    One of the fastest growing trends in wood flooring is a move toward reducing one’s carbon footprint, notes Mally Skok, the Boston-area interior and fabric designer and founder of Mally Skok Design.

    “A lot of people now want to know the origin of the wood and where the material is coming from,” Skok said. “They want to make sure that it’s not coming from the old growth of a forest [that’s in danger of disappearing], and that it’s sustainably harvested. That’s one of the reasons people choose bamboo. It’s hard-wearing, it’s fast-growing and it’s eco-friendly.”

    Recycled wood is also a popular choice among environment-conscious design consumers, according to Skok. “It’s more expensive,” said the designer, “but it’s a very beautiful look. Old barn wood, for example, has a much more dense knot to it because wood growth was so much slower in the old days due to a lack of fertilizer and nutrients in the ground. Old wood has a wonderful patina to it and looks really amazing in contemporary situations.”

    Because recycled wood tends to come in a variety of different board lengths, the end result appears far more organic than wood planks of the same cut and size. “There’s definitely a trend toward wider planks,” Skok said. “Wood manufacturing companies are cutting planks that look like recycled wood, applying to it a very soft, wax-like finish so that it doesn’t look fake.”

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