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    When Are Your Current Hardwood Floors Worth Saving?

    Last updated 20 hours ago

    Wood flooring is beautiful, natural, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, long-lasting, and a sign of quality in a home. Old hardwood floors offer the extra allure of charm and history, but the years often show. The question, then, is when should you salvage old hardwood flooring or just replace it? It really comes down to a matter of preference. If you don’t mind a bit of “character,” you can refinish your old hardwood floor and make it come alive again. However, homeowners who have old floors should not expect them to look brand-new. There is also the question of the floor’s structural integrity and condition. For example, floors with extreme movement between the boards are not good candidates for refinishing. Also, if it’s laminate floor, there may not be a thick enough wear-layer to sand and refinish.” 

    Whether you are replacing your entire floor or simply replacing a few old boards, come to Southern Lumber for all of your hardwood flooring needs. We offer a top-tier selection of hardwood flooring, including many rare and unique specialty woods. Contact us online or call us at (408) 297-9663 to speak with one of our hardwood flooring specialists.


    Designing with Cherry Cabinets

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Cherry is incredibly rich, making it a timeless favorite for homeowners who want to make a statement in any room. If you’re remodeling your home with cherry cabinets, you need to keep a few things in mind as you fill in the rest of the space with new appliances and new flooring. Here are some tips for designing with cherry to help you make a bold, beautiful statement with your new cabinets.

    Keep it Simple
    When it comes to the cabinet doors themselves, choose a simple door style to allow the beautiful grains and textures to shine through. Busy details like elaborate carvings or moldings will distract from the natural beauty of the cherry. If you are working with a small space, consider glass-front cherry wood cabinets to lighten up the cabinetry and help make a room appear larger.

    Brighten Your Backsplash
    While you don’t want to distract attention away from your beautiful cherry cabinets, a glass backsplash is a great way to add some contrasting lightness to the room by offsetting the dark tones of cherry wood. Metallic tiles crafted of copper or stainless steel can give a more modern, industrial look to offset the rich, natural beauty of cherry cabinets.

    Add Contrast with Light Flooring
    While we’re on the subject of contrasts, look to hardwood flooring to give your cherry cabinets that extra “pop.” Light-colored wood flooring draws the eye upward towards the dark cherry wood cabinets, while also making the room appear larger.

    Whether you’re remodeling your entire room or just replacing your old cabinets, Southern Lumber is here to help. We offer the most beautiful wood products for your home, including cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and moulding. Contact us online, call us at (408) 297-9663, or stop by and see us today to learn more about our cabinetry and flooring options

    Cambria's New Additions to the Waterstone Collection!

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Take a look at these new additions to the Cambria Waterstone Collection! Southern Lumber is a proud carrier of the Cambria granite countertop products, call us today at (888) 718-5450 to learn more or visit us online!

    Comparing Light and Dark Woods in Interior Home Designs

    Last updated 7 days ago

    The shade of wood you choose for your home can make a huge difference in the ambience and décor of your home. In most cases, a blend of wood tones looks best. For example, if you have wood beams in a medium shade, wood cabinetry and flooring with a lighter tone will provide an attractive contrast. Lighter wood does a great job of bringing light into the room, so it looks especially nice if you have large windows. Pairing lighter wood with dark countertops, dark furniture, or bright colors is another way to create a pleasant color combination. If you have white wood in your home, stained wood will provide excellent balance.

    There are endless ways to incorporate light and dark woods into an interior home design. If you’re looking for doors, cabinetry, moulding, and other wood products, call Southern Lumber at (408) 297-9663. Visit our website to learn about the specialty woods we offer. 

    Tips for Building Better Built-Ins from Kreg

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Check out this great newsletter from Kreg about better built-ins for your home! Have questions? Give Southern Lumber a call today at 888-718-5450.

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