Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A New Spin On The Common Tree-House

If you ever had, had access to, or dreamed of having access to a tree-house when you were a kid, then forester/architect Roald Gundersen should be your hero. Gundersen is pioneering a new style of green architecture that the New York Times has said could "revolutionize the building industry". The concept? Using whole trees as structural elements in residential and agricultural buildings.

According to an article on HardwoodFloorsMag.com, Gundersen and his organization Whole Trees Architecture & Structures use roundwood pieces to build homes and buildings without milling. According to Gundersen, the resulting wood structures are much stronger than sawn wood.

Take a look at an example of their work:

whole tree houses

"Trees have an engineering structure developed over a very long time," Gundersen told Hardwood Floors Magazine. "We have a lot we can learn from them."

What do you think of this building style? Is it something to keep an eye on, or is it just a fad? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Monday, August 22, 2011

What's Hot In August? Sweet, Sweet Maple

What's the hottest new product at Fantastic Floor this month? Why, Maple, of course!

Maple flooring is a bright, attractive hardwood that has been a standard in homes across the country for years. It is the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, West Virginia, and New York. Its bright tones lighten up any room, making your home feel more open and expansive. Maple is also a very durable species, and with basic maintenance will last for years.

Take a look at a few of our beautiful new Maple hardwood flooring products:

maple hardwood flooring

maple hardwood flooring

maple hardwood flooring

maple hardwood flooring

Visit us online at www.Fantastic-Floor.com for more information, or call us at 888-448-9663.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Give To Us Your Leather, Take From Us Our Lace...

..wood flooring, that is!

Hi everyone! Thirteen-time Grammy award nominee Stevie Nicks here, and I'm here to talk to you about an amazing hardwood flooring product just in at Fantastic-Floor.com: Lacewood.

lacewood hardwood flooring

Many people know me as much for my personal fashion style as they do my prolific music career. I've always chosen sheer, silky, flowing garments to accent my spiritual and ethereal approach to music. One of my favorite clothing materials, naturally, is lace. That's why when I heard Fantastic Floor was featuring delicate, visually-striking Lacewood hardwood flooring, I couldn't wait to talk about it.

Like me, Lacewood is attractive, versatile, and unique. The wood's conspicuous flecking is what gives it its name. The intricate flecking patterns create an eye-catching, delicate appearance that you will just love. It can be used to complement a simple, bare room decor, or be integrated into a complex, wild design scheme. The possibilities are endless.

If you have questions about Lacewood hardwood flooring, call me personally at 1-800-STE-V-NIX. If someone other than me answers, hang up immediately and call the good folks over at Fantastic Floor at 888-448-9663. You can also view all their beautiful Lacewood products at www.Fantastic-Floor.com.

This playful fictionalization of Stevie Nicks is in no way intended to be an accurate representation of the artist's feelings about Lacewood hardwood flooring or Fantastic-Floor.com. We heart you, Stevie.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thirsty? Grab A Kaltes Bier!

Is there anything quite as refreshing as the first sip of a tall, cold beer? We don't think so. And nobody makes a refreshing beer quite like the Germans. Well, now you can have that same feeling of refreshment every time you step into your home!

No, we're not offering you a beer. We are, however, offering you amazing savings on a flooring product inspired by the ancient art of German beer brewing. Shamrock Flooring's Gasthaus Series (or, "German Pub Series") features products with brilliant stains inspired by German beers. The Dunkel, Maibock, and Pilsner products are rich, beautiful hardwood flooring options available for rock-bottom prices until the end of August. Check them out:

hickory flooring
hickory flooring
hickory flooring

These amazing sale prices won't last for long. Visit www.Fantastic-Floor.com today to learn more, or give us a call at 1-888-448-9663.

This Hickory Gasthaus Dunkel is sure to satisfy your thirst for high-quality hardwood flooring!
hickory hardwood flooring

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions: What is the difference between Clear, Select and Better, and Common / Rustic grades?

The difference between the various grades is the amount of character marks, color variation, sap allowance, and open or closed defects allowed. For example, you'll find the most amount of character (knots, mineral streaks, pin holes, etc.) in the Common / Rustic Grades. As you step up in grade, color is more uniform in appearance and fewer character marks are allowed. The clear and select grades are hand selected for uniformity, and the pricing generally increases with those grades.

This Maple hardwood flooring is a good example of the uniformity common with clear-grade flooring products:
This character-grade Maple hardwood flooring features more color variation and a rustic look:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Exotic Purpleheart Flooring Will Leave You Breathless

It's not often a new flooring product comes along that takes our breath away. The new line of Purpleheart hardwood flooring we recently received, however, is just that kind of product.
Purpleheart is world-renowned for being one of - if not the - most exotic-looking species of wood flooring available. The wood gets its unique color when its freshly cut heartwood is exposed to air, rapidly turning from a rich brown to a deep purple. Over time, prolonged exposure to light will cause the color to deepen even more until it has reached an incredibly rich, dark purple-brown shade. Purpleheart is also a very stable and durable wood, so you can forget having to replace boards year after year.

Most online flooring stores have Purpleheart hardwood flooring priced at $6 - $7/SF. At Fantastic Floor, we're offering our beautiful Purpleheart flooring line for the amazing price of only $4.20/SF. That's 40% off the average retail price!

Visit www.Fantastic-Floor.com for more information on Purpleheart hardwood flooring, or give us a call at 1-888-448-9663.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Blowout Sale from Fantastic Floor!

Fantastic Floor is featuring an amazing Summer Blowout Sale this month only, with 99 products on sale till the end of August.

We've cut prices on almost all of our well-known and well-loved hardwood flooring species, from Acacia to Ipe to White Oak. Check out some of these great deals:

Acacia - was $5.59/SF, now $3.15/SF!

Para Rosewood - was $6.59/SF, now $5.15/SF!

Santos Mahogany - was $7.69/SF, now $6.70/SF!

Visit our Sale Items page to view all of the 99 products available during the Fantastic Floor Summer Blowout Sale.

Questions? Call us direct at 1-888-448-9663, or visit us online at www.Fantastic-Floor.com.