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Can Wood Flooring Be Installed in Kitchens?

Yes!  Wood flooring is beautiful in a kitchen space.  Although wood flooring is specified in many kitchen remodeling projects, some homeowners are apprehensive to put it in their kitchens.  Poor craftsmanship and inferior products can lead to serious problems.  However, when quality wood floors are installed by a seasoned kitchen remodeling contractor, the results are spectacular.

Here are some pitfalls to avoid when your kitchen remodel includes wood floors:

Cheap Flooring

Not all wood flooring is equal.  In fact, many big box stores pass laminate off as “wood”.  The kitchen is not only a high traffic area, but it is prone to spills and changes in temperature.  Using cheap wood flooring in your kitchen remodel could result in extensive cupping and buckling.

Substandard Installation

Substandard installation happens more often than you think. Often times, a homeowner does not realize that the wood floor installation was poor until a problem arises. When remodeling your kitchen, make sure your kitchen remodeling contractors are experienced, qualified, and pay attention to details.  Ask for references.  Read online reviews.  A lot happens in this space, and if the flooring portion of your kitchen remodel is not installed properly, you will be left with a mess.

Poor Quality Finish

If the finish on your wood floors is not suited for high traffic areas, then you could run into problems.  When discussing wood floors with remodeling contractors, make sure they use quality flooring AND finish products.

Houston Remodeling has been one of the areas premier remodeling contractors for more than two decades. Owner and operator, Tim Lassiter, is very particular about the craftsmanship and products he uses in home renovations.  Houston Remodeling proudly partners with Mirage Hardwood Floors to provide our clients with high quality wood flooring products.  Are you considering home renovations in the near future?  If so, give Houston Remodeling a call today.

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Home Renovations – Mirage Hardwood Floors

One of our goals as your design build contractor is to provide you with advice and relevant information to help you select the best products for your home remodeling project.  Many home remodeling contractors try to push products that have larger profit margins.  At Houston Remodeling, we want to make sure your selections fit your lifestyle and budget.  Your satisfaction is our top priority.

When it comes to home remodeling, we are proud to offer the quality, value, selection and longevity of Mirage Hardwood Floors.  This gorgeous flooring is designed and manufactured in North America.  It is eco-friendly and comes with a 35-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Mirage offers a variety of grades for your home remodeling project.  As your design build contractor, we sit down and discuss the different grades and show you samples so you can make an informed decision about what will best serve your needs both now and in the future.

Let’s take a look at different grades of hardwood flooring:

Character Grade

Character grades of hardwood flooring offer the look of nature and feature unlimited natural characteristics such as color variation, knots, mineral streaks, cracks, surface holes and milling marks.  Species include Maple, Red Oak, Hickory, Yellow Birch, White Oak and Walnut.

Exclusive Grade

Exclusive grades of hardwood flooring offer a range of color variation, often with pronounced and nuanced coloration.  Species include Maple, Red Oak, Yellow Birch and White Oak.

Select and Better Grades

Select and Better grades of hardwood flooring feature the most uniform natural coloration.  These grades are often lighter than Character and Exclusive grades. Species include: Maple, Red Oak and Yellow Birch.

Don’t trust just any home remodeling contractor with your home renovation project.  The experts at Houston Remodeling have more than two decades of experience helping discerning homeowners achieve the look of their dreams.  Give us a call today!

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Home Remodeling – Let’s Talk Mirage Hardwood Floors

Home renovations can be both exciting and intimidating at the same time.  Homeowners are excited about achieving a new look but are often apprehensive about the process it takes to get there.  Houston Remodeling has been the areas preferred design building contractor for more than two decades.  We take the anxiety out of home renovations by sitting down with our valued customers to help them choose the right products for their project and explaining our philosophy and overall home remodeling process.

When flooring is part of your home remodeling, one of the aspects we discuss is hardwood floor types. Houston Remodeling partners with Mirage Hardwood Floors to provide a beautiful and durable end product.  It is important to understand the different types of hardwood floors as they have varying installation methods and features.

Classic Solid

Classic solid hardwood flooring is comprised of genuine hardwood boards that are nailed or stapled over a wood subfloor.  The boards are ¾” thick and come in widths of 2 ¼’, 3 ¼’ or 4 ¼’.  Solid wood floors can be re-sanded multiple times.


Engineered hardwood flooring are boards that feature real wood with a plywood base. These boards can be glued down over concrete or glued, stapled, floated or nailed down over a  subfloor.  Engineered hardwood floors can be sanded an average of three to five times.


Lock flooring is made of hardwood boards with a high-density fiber core.  The boards are installed as a floating floor, so no nails, glue or staples are required.  These floors can be moved if desired.

Houston Remodeling is the area’s home remodeling contractor of choice.  Our attention to detail, focus on quality and satisfaction guarantee are what make us different from the typical design build contractor.  And, unlike many home remodeling contractors, we are very selective about the products we choose to offer our discerning clients.  Are you planning on making home renovations now or in the future? If so, give Houston Remodeling a call to schedule your personalized, in-home consultation.