Hardwood Floor of the Week

Chicago’s Love Affair with a Classic Hardwood Floor

With a wood flooring market trumped only by the Big Apple, Chicago is the second city of wood flooring.  Chicago’s undying love for 2 1/4″ Select & Better solid red oak floors stays strong today as seen in Rue Magazine co-founder and editor-in-chief  Crystal Gentilello‘s north side apartment.  Vintage floors such as these are  refinished to their original glory regularly in addition to the new 2 1/4″ red oak floors that are installed daily in the Windy City.

Solid red oak floor

2 1/4" Solid red oak floor as seen in the Sept/Oct 2010 issue of Rue Magazine

As noted in the Sept/Oct issue of Rue Magazine “the unfussy decor allows the unique architectural details of the building – like the stone fireplace and hardwood floors – to stand proud.”  Red oak floors particularly in this traditional narrow width grace interior stylings from Traditional to Arts  & Crafts and from Formal to Mid Century Modern.

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