Installing Wood Floors – It’s Not an Expense, It’s an Investment!

We sometimes deal with potential customers who are debating between installing our wood flooring, or using an inferior product.  Sometimes the cost of our flooring is a bit higher than other options.  However, the durability, longevity, and alluring beauty of our woods cannot be ignored.  And, with proper upkeep (which amounts to regular sweeping and […]

A Conversation Piece…

Touching history is something we do everyday at Goodwin Company. From the axe hewn ends of a thousand year old bald cypress tree to the double cat face on a five hundred year old longleaf pine, it is never lost on us that our hands weren’t the first to handle these precious treasures; the once […]

Goodwin Company Featured on ABC “Made in America” Series

Special thank you to Emily Burris and the ABC TV 20 (WCJB) team for featuring Goodwin Company for their “Made in America” series. Check it out:

Can I Install Wood Flooring Over Concrete?

One of the most common questions we receive from both homeowners and professionals alike is if wood flooring can be installed over concrete. The answer is, YES! In fact, many homes are built on a concrete slab rather than a crawl space. So, if you want wood floors and are dealing with concrete, don’t worry. […]

Aren’t Wood Floors Difficult to Clean?

One of the many myths about wood floors is that they are difficult to clean and maintain. That may have been true long ago, but now, with the high quality finishes available, wood floor upkeep is quite simple. In fact, it is no more laborious than cleaning any other type of flooring surface. Many people […]

Taking the Stress Out of Distressed Flooring

Pros and Cons of Choosing This Rustic Option

Goodwin receives numerous requests for distressed flooring. We achieve this more “rustic” look by using various staining, scraping and contouring techniques on our already beautifully aged antique woods.  Some companies scrape newer woods to achieve this look, but Goodwin guarantees all of our solid flooring is at least 200-500 years old.

Goodwin’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrew St. James, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a distressed wood floor:

Advantages:

  • A well-made, precisely handcrafted distressed wood floor adds ambiance to any room of the house.
  • Distressed products are handcrafted to achieve a variety of interesting looks.
  • A lower grade of wood can be used, translating to some cost savings.
  • Genuine antique products (such as the wood used in Goodwin’s distressed flooring) possess a quality that is just not obtainable with newer wood products.

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Another Great Floor by Goodwin

  • Goodwin Company, is a family owned and operated business specializing in the finest of reclaimed and sustainable hardwood flooring .

Since 1976, Goodwin Company has earned the reputation as an industry leader in manufacturing luxury solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring utilizing reclaimed wood, including river reclaimed antique heart pine and original-growth heart cypress. Goodwin’s clients include homeowners and businesses throughout the country. Building professional; designers, architects and builders rely on Goodwin Company for unsurpassed quality and  distinctive design.

How Will Your Floor Look in a Few Years?

You can expect your wood floor to change over time. Our Production Manager, Miguel Scannone, is happy to explain:

Almost every hardwood floor changes color over time. Most floors become a darker shade, caused by exposure to direct or indirect sunlight. The changes seen in the color of the floor happens more quickly during the first weeks after installation. This color change depends on the amount of exposure to sunlight, but tends to slow down while still continuing to change for about two years.

If you place furniture and rugs on a new or recently sanded hardwood floor, those areas shielded from the sunlight are going to have a different intensity in color than the rest of the floor. If you then arrange your living room in another layout after a few months, there will be apparent differences in color.

Modern finishes can provide protection that allows your floor to last for many years in great shape. There are also finishes that can, to some extent, block the effects of the sunlight, slowing down the rate of change, but most hardwood floors will develop intense, deep, and beautiful tones as the floor ages. If you follow the finish manufacturer’s guidelines for use, care, and cleaning of the surface; while making sure to repair and refinish the floor when necessary; your hardwood floor is going to look better and better every year.