HARDWOOD FLOORING FAQs
Q: Will My Hardwood Floors be Pet Friendly?
A: Yes! Our Hardwood Floors are OMG Proof Protected, meaning they are splash, spill and scuff resistant!
Q: Are Hardwood Floors Better and Healthier than Plastic Composite Floors?
A: Yes, natural materials, especially hardwood floors are ideal for anyone who is wanting to live for wellness. Many families that are combating asthma and allergies are concerned about VOCs and levels of formaldehyde in their homes, and rightly so. Our hardwood flooring contains no added formaldehyde, in fact there is nothing lower in the hardwood flooring industry with lower levels than ours. Our flooring exceeds all industry standards for indoor air quality. Our hardwood flooring products are CARB certified which means our products meet (*exceed) stringent formaldehyde emissions standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and our manufacturing facility has achieved ULEF exemption after passing consecutive indoor air quality tests for VOC and formaldehyde emissions. For more information, click here. Our hardwood is also Indoor Advantage Gold Certified and contributes to LEED points through this certification.
Q: Can I get a sample of this hardwood to see what it looks and feels like in person?
A: Yes! Text Emily2 to 900900 for two free samples and we will send it to you ASAP.
Q: How do I know how much hardwood flooring to order?
A: First have a professional installer measure your space for the square footage requirements as well as get their recommended square footage of additional material that is always recommended for any flooring project. We do recommend ordering slightly more than you’d expect for herringbone projects with styles like Tusker, Great Migration, Atlas R+Q, Constellation R+Q or Universalis R+Q Herringbone. We are seeing an average of 8 to 10% overage needed.
Q: How to find a certified hardwood installer?
Q: Why is Emily Morrow Home Hardwood better than all the others?
A: The wood is “premium,” and not just in name. Overall you get more wood, seven cross-plies of hardwood make it incredibly versatile and more dimensionally stable; Our products are thicker than the others at 5/8 inch thickness as compared to lesser 1/2 inch engineered products. Design is anything but ordinary; it is carefully researched to resemble looks that are timeless and yet contemporary; and did I mention it is sourced from 100 percent US responsibly forested hardwood? When you walk across these floors, they sound as if they’ve been there forever, making them authentic and luxurious…and they add lifelong value and charm to your home. All products are certified by HPVA Laboratories to meet the stringent ANSI/HPVA EF American National Standard for Engineered Wood Flooring, ensuring our products are made in the highest quality and consistently test within compliance.
Q: Why American made?
A: When you buy our American-made hardwood, you can be sure that you’re buying the best flooring possible at a value unmatched in the industry. You’re also investing in an American industry, and an all-American legacy.
That’s because buying American means more than simply buying hardwood products finished in the USA. It means buying exceptional value, precision quality products that were grown, harvested, designed and constructed in America, by skilled American laborers with pride for their craft. Today, American-made hardwood flooring is making a comeback for those very reasons – people, tradition and quality you can rely on.
Q: Why Engineered Hardwood?
A: At Emily Morrow Home, we believe in eliminating the traditional waste associated with solid wood floor production of slow growth species, while still finding a way to showcase their incredible beauty. To do this, we use a mixture of hardwoods to create a much more advanced flooring option – the engineered floor. Unlike a solid wood floor that is not multi-plies, an engineered (multi-ply) floor consists of at least two types of different hardwood products adhered together. This means that the top layer (what you see when installed) can be a highly desired species of wood, like oak, while the bottom substrate layer (what you don’t see when installed) can be those faster-growing tree species. Manufacturing floors in this way allows us to more sustainably harvest trees and also to produce more high quality floors with the same robust and luxurious feeling of solid wood flooring within the thickness of that top layer. When installed properly, an engineered floor is virtually indistinguishable from a solid floor – the very same look and feel with the added stability in a far more environmentally-conscious way. By cross plying the hardwood, there are major benefits over a solid wood floor: (1) there is very little movement within the all wood plank whereas a solid piece of hardwood is much more sensitive to changes in humidity AND (2) engineered hardwood flooring can be installed on basement and concrete slab floors as well as going over radiant heated flooring, all of which is not recommended application for a solid hardwood floor.
Q: Are these hardwood floors considered “sustainable”?
A: Emily Morrow Home hardwood flooring complies with a variety of sustainable product certifications and standards, including NWFA’s Responsible Procurement Program, which verifies that all logs used in hardwood flooring have been harvested in areas where the regrowth rate exceeds the cut rate. For more information, read this article published by NWFA Hardwood Magazine titled “Grown In Seconds” and also at The Ultimate Guide to Living A Beautiful Life blog site under the same title. Our manufacturer states: We only work from US raw materials because there are 50% more hardwood trees growing in the US today than there were 50 years ago. Made with sustainably sourced hardwood from North American forests, our products are third party verified so you can purchase with confidence. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification is available on some products.
Q: Are custom-matched trims, moldings and flush-mount vents important?
A: After a lifetime practicing interior design for residential and commercial projects and seeing the difference that details can make, we feel that offering the entire “suite” of options is what you need to have that highest level of professionalism in your projects, setting your interior apart from the masses. We have worked with the finest materials and the most skilled artisans in the industry to custom match each of our flooring colors with the very parts and pieces you’ll need for your projects. Flush mount vents, stair treads, risers, moldings and trim are not always easy to find in the sizes that you need and THEN you’ll be challenged to have each of these match your flooring. Our “white glove” concierge type service anticipates your needs oftentimes before you do and this is one of the many ways we can help you look your best!
Our Hardwood Flooring Information
Q: Do the Currey & Company chandeliers come with a canopy (ceiling plate)?
A: All Currey & Company chandeliers come with a canopy and chain that is finished to match the chandelier.
Q: Can I get extra chain for a Currey & Company chandelier?
A: Extra chains are available for chandeliers and comes packaged in 3′ or 8′ lengths. These lengths match the standard length of the chain provided with the chandelier.
Q: How do I know the correct size of a chandelier for a dining table?
A: A general guideline is to choose a chandelier that has a diameter equal to one-half the width of the table. The general appearance of the chandelier must be taken into account, too; that is, if it is a light airy piece it may be slightly larger than the standard.
Q: How low should a chandelier be hung over a dining table?
A: Generally there should be 30″ between the bottom of the chandelier and the top of the table in a room with an 8′ ceiling. If the ceiling is higher, the distance between the bottom of the fixture and the table should increase slightly. Remember that the chandelier should provide light for the table, but not be so low as to block anyone’s line of vision when they are sitting at the table.
Q: What guidelines should I follow in choosing a chandelier for a foyer or other room?
A: Add the room dimensions together. If the room is 14′ by 16′, add 14 + 16. The answer is 30, which means that your chandelier should be approximately 30″ in diameter. Again, remember that other factors such as the height of the ceiling may influence the proper size.
Q: How high should I hang a wall sconce?
A: Generally, sconces should be placed on a wall 60″ from the floor.