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Couple Replaces Carpeted Stairs with Wood

June 11th 2010 in Customer Testimonials, Hardwood Stair Treads

Replacing your carpeted stairway with wood stair treads is a great DIY home improvement project for anyone. We recently received an email and photos from a retired couple that replaced one of their two carpeted stairways with Red Oak stair treads.
Thanks so much for your input and patience with all my phone calls.  Both of [...]

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Say Goodbye to Carpet

June 8th 2010

More and more these days people are saying goodbye to carpet. There are many reasons for this;

Health Advantages. Carpet attracts dust mites, allergens, and can trap bacteria in its fibers. All of us living in homes with carpet are exposing ourselves everyday to these health hazards. Hardwood, on the other hand, is organic and does [...]

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Going Green

September 3rd 2009

In recent years, our society has adopted a different outlook when it comes to building materials and the overall effect on the environment. The actions that people are taking to change their behavior – due to this new outlook – has often been termed, ‘Going Green’.
For the past several months here at Blackford and Sons, [...]

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Blackford and Sons Stair Treads now available to purchase online

August 5th 2009

In April Blackford and Sons launched a new Stair Treads division website, and now we’re pleased to announce online purchasing of stair treads through the website with full shopping cart. We offer many different species of wood, including Red and White Oak stair treads, American Cherry, Hard Maple, Hickory, Poplar, and Black Walnut.
As a family [...]

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Distressed Wood Flooring

June 28th 2009

When choosing a wood floor, there are many different options available. One of the most distinctive wood flooring choices available today is distressed wood flooring. This unique wood flooring creates a look and feel that is unmatched by typical wood floors.
Creating a new wood floor that has a distressed surface isn’t easy, and making it [...]

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Walnut Wide Plank Floor

June 24th 2009

A Nashville, TN builder came to us looking for unique wide plank flooring for his spec home. He wanted a floor that would exhibit handcrafted characteristics but still complement the modern architecture of the home. The floor that our design team submitted was a character grade 9-inch wide plank Walnut floor. Walnut wood has a [...]

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Red Oak Wide Plank Flooring

June 8th 2009

We’ve just finished up a plank flooring project in a lovely custom home in Nashville, TN. The wide plank flooring in this Nashville home is 9″ Red Oak wide planks with hand scraped edges and a French bleed look. As you can see from the pictures, this floor suits the European castle-like style of this [...]

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Installing Wide Plank Flooring

May 4th 2009

One of the most frequent questions people ask about wide plank flooring is, “Will the wide boards cup?” This is a good question that many people ask, so I want to try and address some of the causes of undesirable movement in wood flooring, particularly in wide plank flooring.
Undesirable Movement

Cupping, warping, and bowing in wood [...]

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New Site Launched –

April 3rd 2009

We have created a new products division, along with its own website, here at Blackford & Sons Woodworking: Hardwood Stair Treads. Our goal with our stair treads division is to offer the highest quality stair treads at the very best prices in the industry – in fact, we’re even offering a lowest-price guarantee.

Currently we’re offering [...]

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