Hardwood Floors Magazine’s 2023 Year in Review

NWFA’s Hardwood Floors magazine would like to thank you for reading and supporting our publication throughout 2023. As this year comes to a close, we are sharing our most read articles. If you missed them earlier this year, catch up now on these popular stories. And, keep reading for a special thank you to all of the advertisers who supported Hardwood Floors in 2023.

Most-Read Stories of 2023

Plastic Flooring Installed on Top of Wood? 

A scenario no wood flooring professional enjoys is if a customer asks to install LVT, SPC, or other plastic surfaces on top of their real wood floor. However, this seems to be a common occurrence. So why has this become problematic for the wood flooring industry? Read More

40 Under 40

Hardwood Floors is honored to recognize 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the wood flooring industry. Meet the 2023 “40 Under 40,” whose accomplishments have established them as some of the industry’s brightest stars. Read More

Rethink Acclimation 

For decades, the wood flooring industry has taken this word and used it to acknowledge the preparation for wood flooring going in a home where it will be installed. Although this is partially appropriate, it isn’t accurate for our industry. This article is intended to show how and why the wood flooring industry has a misdirected perspective of what “acclimation” means and why we should rethink how we use the term. Read More

Leveling Subfloors

There are products designed to accomplish virtually every task and scenario for flattening subfloors. This article will talk generically about the practical aspects of “self-leveling” underlayment materials and when they should or should not be used. Read More

2024 Industry Outlook

The wood flooring industry is heading into 2024 with guarded optimism. The possible threat of a recession is looming over forecasts, with survey respondents preparing for evolving and somewhat unpredictable economic conditions. Read More

A special thank you to Hardwood Floors magazine’s advertisers in 2023

Publishing Partners



AHF Products
Albert International
Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring
Appalachian Lumber Co.
Aria Vent
Artistry Hardwood Flooring
Basic Coatings
Boen Hardwood Flooring Inc.
Bright Star Auctions
Buchanan Hardwoods Lumber & Flooring
Canlak Coatings
Corus Fastening
Delmhorst Instrument Co.
Derr Flooring
Domotex Asia
Floor & Decor
Floor Lord Industries
Hardwoods of Wisconsin
Hobo Data Loggers
Howell Hardwood Flooring
Lico Machinery
Mannington Mills
Maxwell Hardwood Flooring
Merrick Hardwoods
Mullican Flooring
Negative Air Systems
Nydree Flooring
Ogden Group
P&G Swiffer
Peachey Hardwood Flooring
Reliance Hardwood Flooring
RIVA Spain
Rubio Monocoat USA
Seneca Millwork
Sheoga Hardwood Flooring
Skudo LLC
Top Step Vents
Ua Floors
Union Tool Corporation
Välinge Innovation (Bjelin)
Virginia Abrasives
Wagner Meters

Get Ready for 2024!

Are there stories you would like to see covered in 2024? Do you have an interesting wood flooring project you want to share with our readers? Send your ideas to libby.johnston@nwfa.org.

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