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Welcome to The Resource Lab. Here you will find informative material and helpful resources pertaining to hardwood flooring. For almost three decades we have focused our efforts solely on hardwood flooring which gives us a unique and exceptional level of expertise and we love being able to share that knowledge with you.

We invite you to learn about our PID Floors Trade Program, to sign-up for online classes, to shop our curated selection of wood floor related products, to browse our design professional directory, and to search our extensive online technical library. We also maintain a physical library of books and helpful reference guides at our flagship showroom in New York City. Consider this a standing invitation to stop by for a cup of coffee and to enjoy looking through our books about trees, wood, and all things hardwood flooring.

Our Commitment


At PID Floors we strive to achieve sustainable practices in an industry that is constantly evolving. Our current sustainable model includes supporting our corporate partners, Sustainable Harvest International and American Forests, maintaining FSC certification, and educating ourselves and our clients on environmental needs within the hardwood floor industry.

We believe Earth Day could and should be every day. We are rigorously committed to the ongoing health, protection, and well-being of both our clients and the environment.


We are rigorously committed to the ongoing health, protection, and well-being of both our clients and the environment. Our aim is to have as many PID Floors products as possible achieve GREENGUARD certification, FloorScore® certification, Cradle to Cradle Certification™, and to publish Health Product Declarations through the HPD-Collaborative.

Our staff is comprised of highly trained and knowledgeable flooring experts who guide customers through the design process, including LEED Green Associates. We are passionate about listening to all our customers’ unique and varied needs and delight in collaborating with our clients every step of the way.


PID Floors is dedicated to protecting the environment, health, and safety of our employees, customers and the global environments. We are in the process of developing a stringent sustainability business plan that will encompass the three tiers of the triple bottom line: Social Responsibility, Economic Development, and Environmental Stewardship.


Here you will find informative material on important and trending environmental topics in the Wood Flooring Industry.

Plant and Educate with PID Floors


PID Floors is a proud corporate partner with American Forests and Sustainable Harvest International. Our relationship with these outstanding companies provides PID Floors the opportunity to restore at-risk forest ecosystems and hinder deforestation within the United States and internationally.

In fact, we committed to plant 5,000 trees this year alone! Our clients and friends around the world have the option to join PID Floors by donating to American Forests or Sustainable Harvest International.


“American Forests creates healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. We advance our mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.”

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“More than half of the world’s tropical forests are already gone and we are losing the other half at the rate of one acre every second. As a result, more than half the species of plants and animals in the world are disappearing, along with carbon stores, which stabilize the climate.

Our proven model equips and empowers low-income farmers with the resources to implement alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture, sustain the land for future generations of farmers, halt tropical deforestation, and build strong, self-supporting communities through agribusiness.”

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>50% of drinking water in the U.S. comes from forests.
80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity lives in forests.
15% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are absorbed by forests each year.
2 acres of forest can provide enough oxygen for more than 500 people each year.


We understand that hardwood floors are an investment. No matter what type of hardwood floors you have, our goal remains the same: helping you to keep your hardwood floors in pristine condition for years of enjoyment to come. 

Winter Floor Care 
Wood flooring will perform best when the interior environment is controlled to stay within a Relative Humidity range of 35-55% and a Temperature range 60-80° F. During the winter heating season, Relative Humidity levels plummet and extra care must be taken to maintain an adequate environment for your wood flooring to perform optimally, i.e. without failure. Nearly every wood floor will have some seasonal separation between the individual boards – this is normal. However, excessive shrinkage from low RH levels can cause more serious, irreparable issues like cracking, cupping, delamination, and even buckling. This can be prevented by using a humidifier during the cold winter months.

Heat and Humidity Floor Care

Extremely hot and humid summer weather is not ideal for hardwood flooring. So, consider this your friendly reminder to turn those air conditioners ON! Keeping your AC units running throughout this intense heat and humidity is the best way to care for your wood floors! We recommend maintaining a temperature between 60- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity between 35% and 55%. Wood flooring performs best in the same conditions within which we are most comfortable. 

 Wood is a natural product. The wood floor you have purchased will contain numerous natural characteristics, as well as variation in graining and color tones, depending on the Grade of wood purchased. Even in Select grades, variations will occur from plank to plank. In Light Character grade, you will see knots and other natural characteristics, different color tones, and sapwood. In Character and Heavy Character grades, you can expect to see larger knots, cracks, and other natural features, along with unlimited variations and imperfections. No single sample, sample board, or full bundle of material can exhibit the full range of characteristics that an entire floor order will contain.


American Black Walnut is one of the softest hardwood species, as measured by the Janka Hardness Scale, the accepted industry standard for measuring a wood’s hardness and density. Walnut has a Janka Rating of 1010, which is approximately 22% softer than Red Oak, the industry’s benchmark. This may result in more dents from footwear, dropped or dragged items, or other forces of impact.

The acclimation process for wood flooring is critical to the long-term success of the flooring system.Acclimation is not a specific time of exposure of wood flooring to the environment, but instead achieving moisture content equilibrium of the flooring to the environment in which it will be installed. The wood flooring must acclimate inside the space under normal living conditions until the moisture content of the wood is in equilibrium with the environment. For proper acclimation, ensure the interior temperature is between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the relative humidity is between 35-55%. Equilibrium is typically reached within a few days when these conditions are met. If the wood flooring acclimates under improper conditions, it is much more likely to cause performance or visual issues over time with changing annual conditions.

PID Floors 30 Year Anniversary Video

PID is celebrating three decades of hard work, love, and craftsmanship and we are so excited to share with you our 30 year anniversary video!

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