Ralph's Blog

What Matters Most When Selecting Customized Hardwood Flooring?

Do Hardwood Floors Make a Home More Valuable?

Why Choose Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

The Advantages of Site-Finished Hardwood Floors

Gray Hardwood Flooring Remains Popular

“If ... Then ... Else” Until the Hardwood Floors of Your Dreams

Each Hardwood Floor Feels Different

The Artist’s Eye of a Hardwood Floor Installer

The Importance of Hardness in Hardwood Floors

A Card From Christmas Past

Raw Wood You Can Walk On

There better be a piece of Gran-grammy’s pie left!

The Importance of Stability in Hardwood Floors

See a Need, Fill a Need

Break Time With Ralph's Storytelling


Hardwood Floors For Your Home From Our Home

What Makes Handscraped Hardwood Flooring Unique?

The Forgotten Meaning Of Labor Day

Floor Protectors for Furniture

Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow

Area Rugs and Hardwood Floor Care

Working For The Weekend

Enjoying The Extra Mile

A day in the life of an installer

Can't make it to our showroom? Here's the next best thing

Ralph's does dancing...well, at least their floors

Going for a blue ribbon on every job we do

Ralph's is on TV!

Taking care of business to take care of our customers

Finishing Your Hardwood Floors to Get Just the Look You Want

The Road Back to Ralph’s

Bringing Worn Hardwood Floors Back to Life: Before and After

Make Hay While The Sun Shines

Preventing Damage to Your Hardwood Floors

The Deadmans

Caring For Newly Finished Hardwood Flooring

You’re Under Arrest! … Say What?!

What Is Hardwood Floor Stability and When Is It Important?

4 Tips For Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Treating Your Customers Like Our Own

Hardwood Flooring Trends: Brown Colors and Wide Boards

Super Floors for the Super Bowl

A Wisconsin winter and hardwood floors? No problem.

Local Businesses Unite to Spruce up Our Black Creek Home

'Tis the season for giving back

Your hardwood floors: a pick-me present for yourself

I Need To Vent...

The Spices of Fall

What's in a Name?

Ralph’s and Van’s: Keeping It in the Family

Setting the standard: The early days of Ralph’s

Where is your up north? Hardwood floors, cabins and vacation homes.

Producing Masterful Hardwood Floors: The Learning Never Stops

Movin’ on up

Hardwood flooring - It’s a family affair.

The Wheelhouse Restaurant: Delicious Food and Yummy Hardwood Floors

Cold ice, hardwood floors and the Mother's Day I will never forget.

“No Way That’s Not Real Wood”—Luxury Vinyl Tile Fools the Eye

In Search of a Few Good People

Your home may need a shade of gray

Welcome to your hardwood floor New Year’s Resolution

Deck the Halls

Does that coffee pot work?

Real Christmas Trees, Your Hardwood Floor…and some bad song puns.

With gratitude at Thanksgiving

Hardwood Floor Artisan - A great job and we`re hiring!

Showroom Transformation - A Photo Blog

The benefits of letting professionals install your hardwood floor

The real value of experience

Two hardwood alternatives that keep the beautiful wood look we love.

Thinking about our new showroom and favorite floors.

A few of our favorites

Time to Renovate our Showroom

From the forest to the floor – Part Two

From the forest to the floor – Part One

Sand on Site vs. Prefinished Hardwood – Myth Buster Edition

Who says a workout space has to feel like a sweaty gym?

Hardwood Flooring Trends: The Distinctive Look of Old-World Oak

All in the name of love...

A Long, Beautiful Life: Hardwood Flooring Sealed With a Swedish Finish

Friendly conversations lead to smart hardwood floor choices

How Important Are Long-Term Warranties for Prefinished Hardwood Floors?

A Smooth Flow: Hardwood Floors and Open Floorplans

Playing Matchmaker: Finding your one true love

New Shades of White: The Transformation of Whitewashed Hardwood Flooring

Thinking Long-Term: Customer Service and Hardwood Floors

Love at First Sight: Hardwood Floors and Kitchen Cabinets

Engineered Flooring Isn't What It Used to Be...It's Better!

Are Your Hardwood Floors Headed in the Right Direction? You Tell Us.

The Basic Characteristics of Hardwood Flooring: Engineered Wood

Walk On The Wild Side - Our Showroom

Taking Hardwood Flooring to the Next Level with Hardwood Staircases

The Magic of Hardwood Floor Medallions

Ralph’s is hiring! Do you know someone who’s the right fit for a great job?

Don’t Stress About Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors

The Beauty of Hardwood Floor Borders

Getting Just the Look You Want

Why It’s Important Who Installs Your Hardwood Floors

When Less Sheen Is More

Ralph’s wins another award for its customer service

Hardwood Floor Trends: Long Boards

The Romance of Hardwood Floors

Hardwood Flooring Trends: It’s A Wide World

Ralph's wins Best of Customer Service Award from Houzz

Gathering Around the Fire on Hardwood Floors

The Basic Characteristics of Hardwood Flooring: Cut

Getting new hardwood floors? Don’t go it alone.

The Value in Hardwood Floors

What’s wrong with being eclectic?

What Makes a Hardwood Floor Durable, and Why Does It Matter?

What’s on my mind this holiday season? Family, friends … and hardwood floors.

How Should I Clean My Hardwood Floors?

What’s in a good reputation? A lot of hard work.

Can I blend new hardwood floors with old hardwood floors?

Ralph's Review of 2015

Radiant Heating Under Hardwood

5 Reasons to Consider Natural Oil for Your Hardwood Floor

When life throws a curve ball...we hit the home run!

Popular Tree Species for Hardwood Flooring: Hickory

Popular Tree Species for Hardwood Flooring: Birch

We're all in it together

Popular Tree Species for Hardwood Flooring: Maple

When Ralph's Began

The Basic Characteristics of Hardwood Flooring: Finish

Popular Tree Species for Hardwood Flooring: American Walnut

Happy Days Are Here Again

Popular Tree Species for Hardwood Flooring: American Red Oak

Getting Just the Look You Want: Beach House

The woman behind our success

The Basic Characteristics of Hardwood Flooring: Sand-on-Site vs. Prefinished

Getting Just the Look You Want: French Country

What’s underneath your carpet?

The Basic Characteristics of Hardwood Floors: Stability

Getting Just the Look You Want: "Rustic Cabin"

Hardwood floors as interesting as the people who own them

Getting Just the Look You Want: "Victorian"

The Basic Characteristics of Hardwood Floors: Grade

Those floors are driving me up the wall!

Getting Just the Look You Want: "Urban"

Christmas In June?

The Evolution of Hardwood Floor Finishes

Getting Just the Look You Want: "English Pub"

Col. Sanders “secret recipe” was never about the chicken

What’s your dream floor?

Bye, bye winter; hello, new hardwood floors

A Ralph's Makeover

How far will Ralph’s go to please customers? All the way to Alaska.

Elegant Parquet Flooring Coming Back in Style

Oops, I didn’t see that dunk…I was looking at the floors!

Getting the job done on a snowmobile

Popular Hardwood Floor Characteristics Embodied in DuChateau Flooring

The voting is in, and the ugliest floor in northeast Wisconsin is…

Show your hardwood floors some love this Valentine’s Day by restoring them

Little Pads; Big Protection

Hardwood Flooring Trends in 2015

You Want Me To Grab the What?

Ralph's celebrates bittersweet 50th anniversary

Downton Abbey, Hardwood Floors, and Old World Style

Does Your Hardwood Floor Look Like It Hasn’t Been Finished in 50 Years?

Christmas trees and hardwood floors: Don’t settle for less than perfect

Ralph’s Celebrates Milestone Anniversary with Special Pricing

Hardwood Floors Guard Against the Wrath of Old Man Winter

The Hardness of Hardwood Floors: Does It Matter?

Is There a Turkey Under Your Table?

The Colorful Splendor of Fall—and Hardwood Floors

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hardwood Floor Care

Taking the “haunted” out of haunted houses

10 Tips for Having Indoor Pets and Beautiful Hardwood Floors

Harry Houdini and the Magic of Hardwood Floors

A world-famous architect, a tragic love affair, and a house thrice built

Young Children and Hardwood Floors – A Match Made in Heaven

Tips for Moving Furniture On Hardwood Floors

Bring the Best of Wisconsin Into Your Home

Why Swedish Finishes Are So Popular

Faster, Greener, Cleaner Hardwood Finishing

Hardwood Floors in The Sanctuary of Your Home

Hardwood Floors in a Masterpiece...Come and Be Inspired

The Driftwood…You’ll be tempted to vacation at home.

New Hardwood Flooring Cost: The Future Matters

Internet Surfing and Hardwood Floors...Gnarly Dude!

Is your floor a diamond in the rough?

Come Join The Fun!!!

Doing Right When Things Go Wrong

Hardwood Floors And Summertime...Tips For The Transition

College, Corduroys, and Hardwood Floors.

Different Finishes for Different Folks

Go With Your Heart: The "Cheaper Choice" Is Usually a Mistake

5 Tips for Using Rugs on Hardwood Floors

Kids and Dogs Don't Mind Mud, and Neither Do Hardwood Floors

Choosing Hardwood Colors in 5 Steps

Three Situations Where Engineered Hardwood Is the Best Choice

Get Your Groove On

Exotic Wood Floors...The "Wow" Factor!

Wants, Needs, The Rolling Stones, and Hardwood Floors

It’s not just smoke and mirrors – grey is beautiful.

"I had a horse on my hardwood floors"

Oak Flooring: Beautiful, Durable, and Timeless

Back in Black

Character That Comes With Age: How to Get It in Your Hardwood Floors

Why People Love Hardwood Floors

When the weather outside is frightful…

Buying New Floors? 6 Things to Look for in a Hardwood Floor Company

Don’t These Hardwood Floors Look Amazing?

7 Ways to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Great

Sleds, Xbox….Jetpacks?

To Refinish or Replace Hardwood Flooring? 3 Key Issues to Consider

Hardwood Floors Bring Beauty to Kitchens

Winning The Christmas Lottery!

Lasting Beauty: Six Ways to Maintain Finished Hardwood Flooring

Charlie Brown had nothing on us!

The Personality of Hardwood Floors and Their Owners

Realtors Have No Doubt About It: Hardwood Floors Help Sell Homes

Even the dogs are smiling about these hardwood floors…

5 Reasons Why DIY Refinishing Can Be a Big Mistake

Dimensions of Hardwood Flooring: One Size Doesn’t’ Fit All

The Appeal of Dark Hardwood Floors

I searched the world over and thought I found…

Smooth Service Experience, Just Like A Well Greased Machine.

Just ask my Mom—timeless is good.

Domestic Species

Exotic Hardwood Floors: Something Different for Every Taste

In business and golf - forget your opponents and play against par.

Color Adds Personality to Hardwood Flooring

Does your floor make the grade? - Defining wood floor grades

Domestic Hardwood Floors: The Beauty Right at Home

Finishing by Ralph's Hardwood, the final statement in excellence.

Using Color to Add Personality to Your Hardwood Flooring

Creating Character With Hardwood Floor Texture

Frequently Asked Questions About Recoating

Surprise! Pop Quiz.

The Appeal of Dark Hardwood Floors

3 Ways of Cutting Wood for Hardwood Floors: Which Is Right for You?

A Wide World of Hardwood Flooring

It's okay, honey. I... I was just talking to the cornfield.

The passionate birdhouse builder.

Free Shipping From the North Pole

How Hardwood Floors Are Used to Help Sell Homes

5 Factors in Creating the Feel of Finished Wood Floors

Hardwood Floors: No Lack of Choices

Comparing Hardwood Floors: Appearance

Comparing Hardwood Floors: Function

Our Thank You to Our Customers: A Free Hotel Stay

Building a partnership – Builders + Hardwood Floor Contractors

Comparing Hardwood Floors: Quality

5 Factors That Affect Installation of Finished Wood Flooring

Acclimating Hardwood Floors Isn't As Easy as You May Think

3 Facts You Should Know About Exotic Hardwoods

Hardwood Floors and Resale Value: Four Factors To Consider

To vote…Or not to vote…There really is no question

Borders & Medallions: Kicking Hardwood Floors up a Notch

Giving Hardwood Floors a Makeover

To Get the Look You Want, Pay Attention to How Hardwood Flooring Is Cut

Reclaiming the Past: Old Barn Beams Make Great Hardwood Floors

Walking on the Past: Hardwood Floors That Look Timeworn

Putting Together Your Custom Home Dream Team

No dust, no fuss. Sanding hardwood floors doesn't have to be messy.

Installing Hardwood Floors Is a Labor of Love

5 Factors That Affect Installation of Hardwood Floors

Where's Ralph? Find the Best Hardwood Floors in Wisconsin

A Closer Look at Prefinished Hardwood Floor Warranties

3 Fundamental Options for Hardwood Flooring

Finish Off Your Hardwood Floors with Style

Common Misconceptions About Engineered Hardwood Floors.

Hardwood Floors Are Good for Your Health.

Is bamboo the greenest hardwood floor choice?

When to refinish your hardwood floor.

5 Ways to Give Your Finished Wood Floors Extra Character

Take the Time to Get the Finished Wood Floors You Really Want

Flooring from Home: The Advantages of Wisconsin Hardwood

Caring for Your Hardwood Floor

Dreaming of the Perfect Hardwood Floor - A Ralph's Customer Story

5 things you need to know about recoating your wood floor.

Can You Steam Clean Finished Wood Flooring?

Ties That Bind (Hardwood flooring is a family thing).

Maintaining your hardwood floor.

Community…It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

Ralph's Hardwood Floors Congratulates Another Winner!

Exotic hardwood floors from A to Z

Understanding the benefits of dustless sanding.

More than maple - hardwood floors for any style.

Congratulations Jamie Valeri! Mrs. Wisconsin United States

Ralph's Hardwood Floors Congratulates the Winner of Our iPad Drawing!

An American, Englishman & Scotsman go into a bar...

High traffic hardwood floors can be beautiful too.

Green Bay Spring Showcase and Valley Parade of Remodeled Homes

Wood is good according to renowned environmentalist - and we agree.

Who says you can't stain maple?

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