I started working at Ralph’s as a boy. It was my father’s business, and he..
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Many people who are building a new home with hardwood floors—or thinking about..
Concerns about climate change and nature preservation are increasingly causing..
Making sure your home’s hardwood floors stay in good condition involves not..
Because trees are a natural plant, humidity has a significant impact on..
The timeless beauty of solid-wood hardwood flooring can last for generations...
With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), killing germs on surfaces around the..
If you’re in the market for vinyl flooring, you may be wondering whether to use..
Customer service is supposed to be something that serves you as a customer;..
Hardwood floors have been the stuff of legend for a long time, and in the past..
Reclaimed hardwood flooring uses materials from dilapidated buildings to create..
A couple we served, Mark and Michelle, recently shared this nice message with..
If you’re looking to improve the overall value of your building (be it a..
Hardwood floors have been a staple of high-end and high-quality floors across..
I always look forward to The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas,..
One way to retain the natural beauty of hardwood floors is recoating, which is..
Installing hardwood floors in a room or your entire home always brings up..
When it comes to hardwood-floor options, you can choose to use either wide or..
For many people, formal is still important. Even though as a society we have..
When you're choosing the type of hardwood-floor boards for your floors, it’s..
I love it when Ralph’s can help restore old floors into flooring that looks..
In flooring, both hardwood and softwood are used, but many people don't know..
When building a custom home with hardwood floors, many people neglect to..
Every job is special to us, but some stick in my mind because of the nature of..
Oak is one of the most common North American tree species that’s found its way..
In my past two Out of the Woodwork posts, I discussed the history of hardwood..
Looking at pictures of the White House, the room we most often see is the Oval..
Homeowners often opt for tile flooring in the kitchen, but hardwood floors are..
Site-finished hardwood floors require sanding when they’re installed. Hardwood..
Mixing and matching different hardwood species and colors within a home can be..
Before you choose a species for your hardwood floor, you have an important..
A vacation home is a place where people go to relax and spend anywhere from a..
With its timeworn, antique look, distressed-looking hardwood flooring has a..
Every homeowner will have slightly different reasons to get hardwood floors...
You have so many decisions to make before you get to the part where you have..
Current home design trends can be an excellent guide for the undecided, but..
To DIY or not to DIY? It’s a question every homeowner inevitably asks..
It can be a long path from the customer’s consideration stage to the decision..
Building someone’s new home comes with a lot of pressure. Ralph’s is..
After you’ve installed your brand-new hardwood floors, it’s time to move on..
There’s always a debate between which type of flooring is the best. Since..
New hardwood flooring is a thing of beauty, and even more so when it fits..
When I went to college, I decided to major in computer science. I had been..
One of the many traditions I love about Christmas is the family food.
Are you thinking about a hardwood floor project? Magazines and websites will..
Dance teacher Marcia Fellows loves having a hardwood floor for her students..
Probably everyone has had an experience when “the lightbulb” goes off and..
Hardwood floor finishes protect the flooring, but they do much more than..
If your hardwood floors are getting old, they don’t have to be replaced. ..
“Stability” is a hardwood-flooring term that all buyers of hardwood flooring..
A clear trend in hardwood flooring is toward floor colors a bit lighter than..
Even after an installation or refinishing job is complete, Ralph’s..
Since my father founded Ralph’s Hardwood Floors in 1965, we’ve been located..
My family has a special Christmas tradition we look forward to every year: W..
In Wisconsin, many people will say they are going “up north” for the weekend...
I’ve been working in the hardwood floor industry since I was a little boy,..
In 1977, when Jeff Maiman bought the building he turned into The Wheelhouse..
I look forward to Mother’s Day every year. It’s a chance for me to express how..
Luxury vinyl tile is the new star in the flooring world.
Ralph’s has recently..
It's a brand new year and many of you have resolved to update your living space..
I love the smells of Christmas. Gingerbread, eggnog and even the smell of snow,..
The demand for hardwood flooring installers is growing. I know this firsthand..
Here at Ralph's, we believe you should take any opportunity you can to put..
Hardwood is what we do best at Ralph`s and most of the time it is the..
We are in the midst of renovating our showroom and I am really looking forward..
Here at Ralph's Hardwood, we love wood and we think all wood floors are..
Who says a workout space has to feel like a sweaty gym? All parts of a home..
For as long as I can remember, American red oak and American white oak have..
Without question, conversion varnishes—also known as a “Swedish finishes”—are..
Choosing the right hardwood floors for your home is a very personal thing...
Manufacturers of prefinished hardwood flooring like to tout the decades-long..
More and more new homes being built these days feature open floorplans, and..
Ten years ago, if someone asked us about whitewashed hardwood flooring, we..
There’s a tendency for customers to think of “customer service” as something..
Kitchens are a great place for hardwood flooring. They’re also a perfect..
It wasn’t so many years ago that I used to steer customers away from..
When we install hardwood floors, we occasionally get requests to orient the..
For centuries, you had to use solid plank hardwood flooring if you wanted..
A hardwood staircase is a wonderful accompaniment to a beautiful hardwood..
I’m happy to say that Ralph’s is busier than ever.
However, new business..
If you’re looking to install high-quality hardwood flooring in your home, the..
A few weeks ago, I wrote about us winning a Best of Customer Service Award..
At Ralph’s, we pride ourselves on first-rate customer service. Throughout our..
As trees are sawn into hardwood flooring planks, the way in which the wood is..