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12 Days of Christmas
10
Dec

12 Reasons to Celebrate the LIFECORE Hardwood Collection this Holiday Season

Christmas is almost here, and we’re celebrating all twelve days of Christmas with a few reasons to love LIFECORE engineered hardwood floors this holiday season—twelve to be exact. On the First day of Christmas LIFECORE gave to me (engineered) hardwoods from an oak tree.  On the Second Day of Christmas LIFECORE gave to me two plank widths, and hardwoods from an oak tree. On the Third Day of Christmas LIFECORE gave to me three certifications (for…

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how to protect hardwood floors holidays
05
Dec

Holiday How-To: ‘Tis The Season to Protect Your Hardwood Floors

It’s coming: The snow, the salt, the boot-wearing foot traffic. Yes, it’s that time of year when havoc can be wreaked on our floor’s finish while we’re caught up in all the festivities. But don’t worry, we bring you good tidings! These five simple, preventative steps can protect your hardwood flooring so that it remains beautiful for seasons to come. 1. Let it Snow…But Outside First and foremost, you’ll want…

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winter allergies cold weather
01
Dec

Winter is Here and So Are The Cold Weather Allergies

When most people think of winter, they think holidays, a roaring fire, and comfy sweaters. But, winter’s cold weather also brings the less than ideal imagery of mold spores, wood smoke, and even wool fiber allergens. True, not the most festive vision, but when it comes to indoor air quality, minimizing allergy triggers will help you enjoy this winter season. Below is a list of common indoor allergens that are…

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How to Prep Home for Holidays
05
Nov

How to Prep Your Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is fast upon us, but is your home ready? From designer tips, and preparing for increased foot traffic, to dealing with the impact having a live tree in the home can have on hardwood floors and indoor air quality, we have a few ways to help you get ready. Holiday Decorating Tips Choose décor that fits the look and feel of your kitchen and dining spaces. If…

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reasons to be thankful
01
Nov

9 Reasons to Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and at LIFECORE this is a time for gratitude. We’ve had a big year launching our nine LIFECORE Hardwood Collections, so we’ve put together a list of nine reasons to be grateful this holiday season. 1. Gratitude Rewires Your Brain Before going into what to be thankful for, there’s one big reason to express your thanks: it’s good for you. Counting your blessings isn’t…

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Indoor Air Quality Month
09
Oct

LIFECORE Indoor Air Quality Calendar

October is National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month, and for most us, this time of year means air conditioners off, windows closed, and more time spent indoors. That makes October the perfect time to turn our attention to the quality of the air that our family breathes in every day. Most people don’t realize just how much your surroundings affect you and your family’s wellbeing. Does anyone in your home…

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how to clean hardwood floors
03
Oct

How to Clean Your Hardwood Floors

We were going to call this “How to Clean Your Hardwood Floors” but realized that it would be the shortest blog in history. That’s because there are really only a few items that should touch your prefinished hardwood flooring, but we’ll get to those later. First, we want to make sure that you are aware of what not to use to clean your hardwood floors. This is actually a more…

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Lifecore Flooring Certifications
13
Sep

Flooring Certifications: When Being Certifiable is a Good Thing

If you’re making a flooring decision with the environment or your health in mind, then certifications are a great way to know what products meet your needs. But what do certifications mean to you, the homeowner? And how do you know a product lives up to what the company claims? We’ve got a few tips. What Does "Green Certified" Mean? First, it helps to understand how a product is certified.…

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LIFECORE Flooring Warranty & Installation Guide
30
Aug

A Cheat Sheet to Understanding Your LIFECORE Warranties

They come in every box, those lengthy, legal-sounding pages commonly known as your flooring's Manufacturer Warranty.  It's easy to file them away simply as an assurance that your floors were built to last.  Read a little closer, however, and you'll see that they are more like insurance that your investment will be protected should covered issues arise. As mentioned, they can be long and filled with legalese, making it easy to lose interest a…

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Flooring Installation Checklist
02
Aug

The New Floor Survival Guide & Installation Checklist

So you've made the decision—it's time to update your floors. You did not come by this lightly. You've crunched the numbers, did the research and cleared your schedule. Everyone's on board and you've snagged the best-rated installer in town. You're ready to buy the floors and schedule the appointment. But wait… Because flooring is the LIFECORE® wheelhouse, we thought we'd provide some good information to help you prepare for what…

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