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Choosing the Right Cut for Oak Flooring

Wood Oak Flooring  Wood Oak Flooring is used in many different design styles (from contemporary/modern to ultra-rustic), which makes oak an ever-popular choice for hardwood flooring. One of the biggest contributors to white oak’s versatility is the different cuts oak can come in. Which type of sawn oak should you use for your project? [...]

Introducing Texas Post Oak

We’re excited and proud to introduce you to Texas Post Oak—our newest product line at Hardwood Design Co. The Texas Post Oak can is found in East and Central Texas. This Oak is extremely hard and durable, which has earned it the nickname of “Iron Oak.” HOW IT ALL BEGAN Currently all our Post [...]

Engineered Wood vs. Solid Wood Floors

When deciding between engineered wood and solid wood floors for your project, it’s important to know the differences. What environments they each are best suited to. The type of subflooring at your site and what level of the home they are being installed in. Ground floor, second floor, or basement is an important factor [...]

Style Choices for Your Hardwood Floors, Part I: Surface and Edge Treatments

Because we manufacture our own floors, our clients are afforded many options when it comes to how they would like the surface of their floor to feel or look once installed. Since the conception of Hardwood Designs, we have dedicated ourselves to not simply follow what everyone else in the industry is doing, but to [...]

Style Choices for Your Hardwood Floors, Part II: Low VOC Finishing Options

Stain and finishing are an important part of the final look of your floors. Especially when using a wood with a blank slate like oak hardwood floors, the color you choose for finish will greatly influence the look of the finished product. This blog will focus on the different finish options available. Be sure [...]

The Pros and Cons of Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood has steadily grown in popularity over the past ten years. Many designers and architects have been implementing it into designs for flooring and accent work throughout their projects. It’s always important to use a reputable company when installing hardwood floors. This is especially important when installing reclaimed wood, because the industry was [...]

Being Better: How Hardwood Design Company Began

Hardwood Design Company is a business that didn’t start with a business plan. It didn’t start with projections or profit margins or ideas about marketing. In fact, Hardwood Design Company didn’t start with much logic or business sense at all. Instead, it simply started with two guys thinking there had to be a better way [...]

Authentically crafted: the importance of being earnest in hardwood products

It almost feels strange to explain why every one of our products being authentically crafted is of paramount importance to us. Perhaps it’s because it is hard to understand why it isn’t important to every wood manufacturer, or every client looking for hardwood products for their home or building project. Living in Texas, we are [...]

Origin story: why locally made matters in authentic hardwood products

To us, locally made is about truly knowing and understanding what we are manufacturing and offering – authentic hardwood products. To customers or purchasers, we think it’s about being certain that what is being offered to you is truly what it claims to be. As a consumer, buying locally made products gives you the you [...]