Buyers’ Guide to Flooring: Hardwood vs. Luxury Vinyl

If you have decided to get new flooring, the first question you may ask yourself is: what kind? If you have your heart set on a hard surface as opposed to carpeting, you have two main choices: hardwood floors or luxury vinyl tile, or LVT for short. How do you know which is the best […]

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How Does Moisture Threaten Your Hardwood Floors?

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While hardwood floors are durable and long-lasting, they need proper care and maintenance. It’s also important to understand the effects that moisture has on wood, so you can keep your floors looking beautiful and new throughout their lifetime. You may not realize this, but wood stores water even after it is cut, with fibers acting […]

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5 Myths About Cleaning Tile and Grout

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Maintaining tile and grout isn’t always as easy as you think when you decide to install it. You have to give your tile and grout plenty of TLC just like any other surface in your home in order to prevent staining and deterioration over time. It can be a challenge to properly clean tile and […]

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Why is Spring the Best Time to Replace Your Flooring?

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Sometimes you can’t pick and choose when you replace your flooring. You may have no choice but to tackle this remodel in winter or summer. However, if you have a choice as to when to remodel your home and floors, plan for spring. Why? In a nutshell, the extreme temperatures of winter and summer can […]

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Floors

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Spring is here, the birds are chirping, the sun is out and the flowers are blooming. It’s a time of rebirth and rejuvenation – no wonder why so many people take this opportunity to throw open the windows and clean house. You likely have many different types of flooring throughout your home, from hardwood to […]

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4 Ways to Prepare for Professional Wood Floor Installation

4 Ways to Prepare for Professional Wood Floor Installation

If you have hired professionals to install hard wood flooring in your home, there are some steps you should take to prepare for the job. By engaging in some simple preparations before they arrive, you can prevent a lot of dust buildup, as well as damage that can occur to the rest of your home […]

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Flooring Trends You Should Know for 2019

Flooring Trends You Should Know for 2019

Keeping your home up-to-date starts with your floor. Here are some of the hottest 2019 flooring trends featuring style, durability and staying power. Trends across hard surfaces, such as wood, tile, vinyl and laminate, are staying consistent in the new year. Hard surface manufacturers continue to replicate natural wood and stone flooring. Timeless Versatility Carpeting […]

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The Best Wood Flooring for a Dining Room

The Best Wood Flooring for a Dining Room

Dining rooms tend to be a bit more formal than every other room in the home. Usually featuring more ornate tables and chairs, hutches, China cabinets and fancy décor, dining rooms also usually boast nicer flooring as compared with the kitchen and living areas. However, the flooring should also be able to take spills and […]

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What to Look for in a Hardwood Flooring Specialist

What to Look for in a Hardwood Flooring Specialist

So you’ve made the decision to install hardwood flooring: great choice! Now comes the hard part: finding the right hardwood flooring specialist to install them. Not all contractors are created equal. They should have vast experience installing the type of hardwood flooring you want, backed by the credentials and skill that will give you peace […]

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How to Prevent Gaps in Your Hardwood Floors

How to Prevent Gaps in Your Hardwood Floors

Despite its species or hardness rating, wood is essentially an organic product made of fibers that will absorb nutrients and water. Those fibers are constantly changing their solidity, tension, and flexibility. That’s because trees by nature are designed to extend further into the atmosphere to gain as many nutrients as they can through their leaf […]

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