Northern Dutchess Hardwoods

845-758-2005 • 19 E. Market St., Red Hook, NY

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Teragren Bamboo Flooring: Beauty that Lasts

In recent years, bamboo has emerged as one of the most popular flooring types, and it’s easy to see why. Bamboo is beautiful, durable, and easy to maintain, making it ideal for just about any room. It’s also a renewable resource, making it an attractive choice for those who are eco-conscious. Teragren bamboo flooring comes in three main models to meet all of your flooring needs.

XCora Solid Flooring

XCora Solid Flooring is a strand bamboo that offers hardness, durability, and stability, making it perfect for those high-traffic areas in your home or office. It comes in five varieties, including wide-plank and solid-strip models, to match and enhance any aesthetic.

Pureform Solid Flooring

Pureform Solid Flooring is a prefinished bamboo flooring that lends an air of elegance to any residential space. Available in long-plank and solid-strip models and a broad range of decor styles, Pureform is both functional and chic. Whether you’re looking for a traditional look or something more contemporary, Pureform has the aesthetic you need.

Engineered Bamboo Flooring

Offering increased performance, durability and beauty, engineered bamboo flooring is ideal for most residential spaces. With traditional and contemporary aesthetics, Teragren engineered bamboo comes in three wide-plank styles to meet your design needs.

Learn more about Teragren bamboo flooring. Stop by our Red Hook showroom and check out some of our many samples today.

Hardwood Floors: Sustainable & Eco-Friendly

Chopping down trees to make your flooring might not exactly sound eco-friendly, but it turns out that hardwood floors are the most green, sustainable option for your new floor installation.

Sustainable forest management now makes it possible to harvest wood without any significant impact on the environment because, as stated by the US Environmental Protection Agency, “trees are a renewable resource that can be replaced time and time again”.

In addition to being a renewable resource, natural wood products are among the most energy-efficient to produce, since manufacturing is limited to running a saw blade and kiln drying. Many of the waste and by-products in wood manufacturing are reused or recycled. For example, sawdust is made into animal bedding, or is used as fuel to operate kilns, and tree bark is shredded into mulch. Energy-efficient without the waste? What more can you ask for?

The use of natural wood flooring products can also help to increase water conservation, since forests don’t require mechanical irrigation to regenerate. In addition, responsible forest management can help to create thriving eco-systems where forests can release slightly more water for up to a decade following timber harvest.

Besides being eco-friendly to produce, hardwood flooring can also improve the environment inside your home. Since hardwood flooring doesn’t collect dust or allergens like some other flooring types, you can enjoy superior air quality with minimal effort.

Hardwood floors are long-lasting, with lifetimes that can reach 100 years and beyond. Unlike other flooring types, hardwood is relatively easy to maintain. A scratch or ding can easily be touched up or concealed, and the floor can be refinished several times to bring back its original beauty. When a hardwood floor has reached the end of its life, it can be repurposed into other wood products or returned to the earth where it will naturally decay.

If you’re looking for a new flooring installation that is beautiful, long-lasting, and “green”, natural hardwood is the way to go. Stop by our Red Hook showroom for the area’s leading selection of hardwoods, from budget-conscious brands to rare and antique hardwoods. We look forward to seeing you!

We <3 our Community

We have so much pride in the community we serve. Whether it’s participating in Apple Blossom Day or just the work we do every day in people’s homes and businesses, we wanted to take a moment to thank our customers in Red Hook and all over surrounding area for their continued support.

We’ve installed hardwood from Poughkeepsie to Hudson, carpet from Rhinebeck to Pine Plains, luxury vinyl from Kinderhook to Hyde Park, and beyond. Whether you live in Tivoli, Chatham, Annandale-on-Hudson, Staatsburg, Pleasant Valley, Millbrook, or Amenia, we aim to serve you.

As a local business, we maintain close ties to the communities we serve, and we’re thrilled to have your ongoing support. You are the reason we’ve been in business for as long as we have, and we can’t express our deep gratitude enough.

Stop by our Red Hook showroom and say hi in person. We’d love to see you!

Why Wait for a Flooring Sale? We Give Great Deals 24/7

When searching for flooring specials, it can be difficult to sort a deal from a dud. There are so many confusing options! First you’ve got to find floor sales, or wait for a great floor promotion to come up. Since most companies don’t do flooring sales that often, you could be waiting awhile. Then you’ve got to worry about the quality of products on sale. Oftentimes, a company will use flooring specials to unload inventory that they can’t otherwise move. Finding the right flooring at a great discount can be a hassle!

Flooring Expertise

Don’t wait and wonder when it comes to your flooring. Come down to our Red Hook showroom! Our flooring expert Mike Flannery has decades of experience to answer any questions that you may have, and will get you a quote on the spot! Mike is always ready to give you a deal that will be competitive with any big box store, and can provide a personal experience that the box chains are missing.

Quality Service for Your Satisfaction

At Northern Dutchess Hardwoods, your satisfaction is our goal. We provide top-notch installation and superior customer service to make sure that you have the best experience possible. We also offer financing options, so you don’t have to wait around for a floor sale to make your flooring more affordable. We’ve got quality flooring at prices that will rival any flooring special, so what are you waiting for? Stop by our showroom today!

Top 3 Myths About Big Box Flooring (Why You Should Shop Local)

Home Depot. Lowe’s. Lumber Liquidators. The list goes on. They’re collectively known as “big box stores”. And unfortunately, most people don’t truly understand what it’s like to buy flooring from one until it’s too late.

To save you some trouble, we’ve compiled the top 3 myths about buying flooring from big box stores:

Big box stores always have better prices & what you want in stock

While big box stores are able to buy in bulk, they don’t necessarily have more availability than small businesses. We have all of the popular flooring types in stock and priced low–we even beat out some of the big box prices. Even better, we’re able to special order to your custom specs, so you can be sure you’re getting exactly what you need! Most products ship to us in days, not weeks, so you can enjoy your new flooring products right away.

Big box stores have more product choice

This is a myth that simply isn’t true. Big box stores have to limit their product line to focus on the products that are most popular, and get them the most profit. If you’re looking for something unique or special like antique hardwood or a custom tile mosaic, you’re better off visiting your local flooring business. We have thousands of flooring samples here in the showroom, and tens of thousands more ready to order!

Big box stores have experienced, competent installers

Big box stores love to advertise how reliable their installation services are, but in our experience, unprofessional installation is the #1 complaint we see from customers who went to a big box for their flooring. You can trust that our professional installers have the skills and know-how to get the job done right. With us, you’re much more than just a number–your satisfaction truly matters.

Don’t just take our word for it. Visit the big box store, then visit our showroom in Red Hook, NY. We’re confident the difference will be crystal clear.

3 Important Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Floor

At The Flooring Source, we’re always happy to answer any questions that you may have. We could talk flooring all day long, but we realize that your time is valuable (and often limited). To make things a bit easier for you, we’ve put together some questions that will help you to have a better idea of exactly what you want when you come to our showroom.

Who (and what) lives in your home?

Do you have babies crawling around on your floors? Do you have the high traffic of teens and their friends? What about older adults? Do you have pets scratching and scuffing things up?

While all types of flooring can handle all types of people and animals, there are some obvious (and some not-so-obvious) combinations to avoid. For example, if you have pets, you may want to avoid softer hardwoods in favor of durable vinyl, or carpet that can handle tough stains and odors. Children are prone to spills and can speed up wear and tear, so you may opt for tile or linoleum. If you have a young child who is just learning to walk, carpet can help to cushion falls. Walkers and wheelchairs can get caught in tile grout, so you may do best with tile or laminate if you live with someone who is elderly or disabled. We offer a wide variety of all flooring types, so no matter what your needs we’ve got you covered!

Which rooms are you putting new flooring in, and how are they styled?

When you’re selecting flooring, it’s vital to consider the function of the room. Tile and stone may seem like the obvious choice for the bathroom, but did you know that you can get tile that looks and feels exactly like hardwood? Most people want something that provides warmth underfoot for the bedroom, so hardwood and carpet are great selections. Kitchens floors get a lot of wear and may get wet, so linoleum and vinyl are frequent choices. We offer a broad range of flooring types in all styles, so you’re sure to find something that is both functional and stylish.

What is your new flooring budget?

Price varies widely across flooring types, so it is important to know your options. For example, hardwood can be expensive, but you can achieve the same look with vinyl or tile. Carpet has traditionally been mid-range in terms of cost, but now carpet tile allows you to get an even better deal. Vinyl and laminate are stylish and durable at a lower cost, making them ideal for smaller budgets. No matter what your budget, there’s a floor to match. The best way for you to price your project is to see us for expert advice and a fast, free quote.

We always have great flooring in stock and on sale, so come by the showroom today!

Karndean LooseLay Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Are you looking to re-energize your home with new flooring that is both hard-wearing and easy to install? Karndean LooseLay luxury vinyl flooring is for you!

Luxury vinyl flooring is stylish, long-lasting, and durable. It is warmer and softer under foot than tile, and more resistant to dents, stains, and scratches than hardwood.  Luxury vinyl is also moisture-resistant, making it an ideal flooring solution for almost any living space.

Karndean LooseLay luxury vinyl flooring offers a number of advantages over other flooring types. For example, it is

  • Durable
  • Quiet
  • Dust-free
  • Easy to maintain
  • Hygienic
  • Hassle-free
  • 100% recyclable

Karndean LooseLay luxury vinyl flooring comes in a variety of colors and patterns. If you want the look of hardwood or stone tile without the hassle, Karndean LooseLay is the way to go!

Don’t just take our word for it–stop by our Red Hook showroom. We’ve got many samples for you to try, and are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Get That Rustic, Vintage Look with Any Type of Flooring

While some trends come and go in the blink of an eye, the rustic look has proven staying power. The vintage, rustic aesthetic is all the rage, particularly here in the Hudson Valley. If you’re looking for a classic trend with elements of comfort and nostalgia that can easily stand up to wear and tear, the rustic look is for you. You may be surprised at how many rustic flooring options you have. Here are a few:

Antique Hardwood Floors

Antique hardwood flooring is the real deal. Typically reclaimed from previous installations, antique hardwood floors are unique and authentic–perfect for adding an element of character to any room.

Modern Hardwood Floors

Modern hardwood is sourced from eco-conscious tree farms, with modern technology that offers improved durability and style. Techniques such as hand-scraping or distressing, along with the use of certain stains and color-washes allow you to get the rustic look you desire.

Engineered Hardwood Floors

If you’re looking for the aesthetic appeal of the old combined with modern technology and affordable pricing, engineered hardwood is for you. Engineered hardwood floors are made using advanced technology to deliver greater durability, versatility, and longevity at a greatly reduced cost, and are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes, allowing for the best of both worlds.

Laminate Floors

If you love the rustic look but don’t quite have the budget for solid or engineered hardwood flooring, laminate is for you. Modern laminate materials use cutting-edge printing technology to approximate real rustic wood, and the cost fits even the smallest of budgets.

Vinyl Floors

Luxury vinyl flooring is also high-tech and low-budget. Easy to clean and maintain, vinyl flooring is perfect for those who are daunted by the requirements of hardwood flooring.

Tile Floors

Yes, it’s true, there are even tile floors that approximate the rustic wood aesthetic. Wood-look ceramic tile is ideal for those who are living in a more humid climate, or who seek to avoid the potential damage regular traffic and wear and tear can have on other flooring types.

To learn more about rustic flooring options, stop by our showroom. We’ve got a variety of samples on display, and can even send you home with some samples to try out for yourself.

Top Bathroom Renovation Trends for 2015

In 2014, we saw a complete change in kitchen decor, with open shelving, darker cabinets, and lots of metallic accents. This year, we’re looking at a complete overhaul of another room — the bathroom. If you’re considering a bathroom renovation, you’re in luck! Here’s a look at some of the top bathroom renovation trends for 2015.

Feature floor tiles

Forget those dull beige squares you’re used to. This year, it’s all about floor tiles that make a statement. Brightly colored or patterned floor tiles can add a touch of elegance and style to large and small baths alike.

Soaking tubs

There’s something about a free-standing tub that just screams (or whispers, as the case may be) luxury and relaxation. Soaking tubs also enhance the beauty of the bath with their sculptural design features. Get ready to ditch your shower curtain, and embrace the free-standing tub!

Strong neutrals

While neutrals never go out of style, we’re seeing a decline in traditional bathroom colors such as white and beige, in favor of shades of gray. As a matter of fact, the National Kitchen and Bath Association found gray to be the fastest-growing shade for the bathroom. Consider adding slicks of white or a splash of bright color to break up the moody hue.

Geometric tiles

Geometric tiles are an eye-catching solution for those who want to add depth and interest to a room without overdoing it.

Leggy sinks

Gone are the bowl sinks set into cabinets. Under-mounted leggy sinks are the hot new trend in bath decor. These airy sinks are undeniably elegant, and are an easy way to bring interest to your bathroom.

Sleek, black tiles

We saw kitchens take a darker turn last year, now it’s the bathroom’s turn! Black tile is a great way to add a touch of boldness to your bath, and looks especially striking with an accent of color.

Sustainable style

The use of recycled, reclaimed, and upcycled materials is particularly hot when it comes to bathroom decor. In addition to being “green”, sustainable materials look great when used properly.

Still need some guidance when it comes to choosing new flooring for your bathroom renovation? Visit our showroom — we’re happy to help!

What is Engineered Wood Flooring, and What Are its Advantages?

Its durability and wide range of products make engineered hardwood one of the best flooring choices on the market. Unfortunately, many people still don’t understand what engineered wood flooring is, or what its advantages are.

The first thing to understand is that engineered hardwood is real wood, made up of a core of hardwood, plywood, or high density fiberboard that is built in layers and bound together, and a top layer of hardwood veneer that is available in almost any hardwood species. Since engineered wood flooring takes on the characteristics of the selected wood species, its properties can vary greatly from one type to the next.

Engineered hardwood has many benefits over laminate and traditional hardwood flooring. For example, engineered hardwood is:

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Affordable
  • Easy to install

Whether you’re looking for something with superior stability for a high-traffic area, or you need a specific finish to match your existing decor, engineered wood flooring can help you achieve the look and feel of hardwood at a fraction of the cost.

Because the quality and characteristics of engineered hardwood can vary so greatly, it is important that you check out the product in person.  To learn more about engineered wood flooring, come down to our Red Hook showroom! We’ve got many samples so you can experience the benefits of engineered hardwood for yourself.

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