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The History of Flooring in the United States

The United States has come a long way from the dirt floors found in homes a few centuries ago. In this article, we explore the history of flooring in the United States, along with the most common types of flooring materials over the years. There are a few fascinating flooring trends that made their way into homes — and even government buildings — over the years.

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Nydree Newest Feature In AIA Virginia’s Inform Magazine

Nydree’s Elizabeth Woods, was once again invited to write a piece for Inform Magazine, this time focusing on design in education. The article discusses how today’s architects can design a high performing building that also meets the demand for a healthy learning environment.

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What Is the True Difference Between Laminate, Hardwood and Acrylic-Infused Hardwood?

When it comes to flooring types, three main materials are the general go-to in the commercial sector: laminate, hardwood and acrylic-infused hardwood flooring. We’ve created this guide, which can also be used as a student’s guide to flooring, for all industry professionals to become familiar with the technical and design details of laminate, hardwood and acrylic-infused hardwood.

by Jason Brubaker

Commercial Space Flooring Costs:


This complete guide illustrates how labor and materials play a role in the overall cost of your project.

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What Design and Architecture Students Need to Know About Flooring

When it comes to design and architecture, flooring is always a significant consideration. There are factors to take into account ranging from aesthetics to climate to durability. Understanding flooring types requires an in-depth understanding of all flooring types available, not just wood-based flooring. Here is a comprehensive guide to which students can refer back at any time.

by Jason Brubaker
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Hardwood vs. Carpet: Which Is Best & Why?

If you’re trying to decide between acrylic-infused, engineered hardwood vs. carpet in your commercial or multi-family space, it might help to see the benefits that visitors enjoy from both for a true comparison.

by Jason Brubaker
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Gain CEU Credits FREE of Charge with Nydree

Learn all about wood flooring and get continuing education credit with the NWFA from a Nydree representative, completely free.

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How to Remove Stains from Commercial Wood Flooring

Discover ways to remove stains from commercial wood flooring that won't damage the flooring.

by Jason Brubaker
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Engineered Hardwood: Solutions for Scratch-Resistant Flooring

Engineered hardwood ensures dog owners won’t sacrifice their flooring because of their family pet.

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Designing for Aging in Place: Choosing the Right Flooring

For older homeowners who want to remain in their home as they grow older, it is vital to use flooring that can stand the test of time in the design.

by Jason Brubaker
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Wood Floor Noise Reduction: How to Control Loud Indoor Spaces

We've researched and collected a few strategies to help you design a more acoustically pleasant space.

by Jason Brubaker