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A Quick Guide to Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is becoming increasingly popular in homes across North Carolina for its affordability and durability. Here’s what you need to know

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December 20, 2021
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Considering Hardwood Floors for your Basement? Here’s What You Need To Know.

If you’re considering installing hardwood flooring in your basement, here are a few pros and cons to consider first.

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November 15, 2021

Why Isn’t Walnut Used More Frequently in Hardwood Flooring?

Walnut isn’t used very often in flooring and in this post, we are going to break down why that is.

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October 18, 2021

5 Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

There are endless possibilities for style and functionality, and hardwoods are often touted as the best flooring you can have. But why?

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September 20, 2021
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Everything You Should Know About Waterproof Hardwood Flooring

Real waterproof hardwood flooring exists, but it’s rare. Here’s everything you should know about waterproof hardwood flooring.

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August 16, 2021
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Best Flooring Options for a Kitchen

Choosing flooring for your home is always a big decision, but even more so when you’re considering new surfaces in your kitchen.

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July 19, 2021

4 Key Considerations When Buying Hardwood Flooring

Are you thinking about replacing the flooring in your home with hardwoods? Smart move; however, there are several questions you’ll want to ask your flooring specialist before making the commitment.

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June 21, 2021

Removing Stains From Hardwood Floors

Spills and messes happen, but when left untreated they can have a greater impact on your hardwoods than you might think.

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May 17, 2021

What to Expect During a Hardwood Floor Installation

If you’re considering having hardwood flooring installed in your home or space, you might be wondering what the process looks like. Here’s what you should expect during a hardwood floor installation.

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April 15, 2021

When is it Time to Refinish My Hardwood Floors?

Experts say the timeline for refinishing your hardwood floors is once every 7 to 10 years. But, there can be several other indications that you should refinish them even sooner.

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March 15, 2021

The Pros and Cons of DIYing Your Hardwood Floors

Let’s review all of the pros and cons of DIYing your hardwood floors so you can decide if you’re up for the challenge.

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February 12, 2021

3 Hardwood Floor Care Tips for Winter

Believe it or not, hardwood floors have different reactions to different climates, and there are specific ways to care for your floors to help them stay in their best shape.

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January 10, 2021

Dark Vs. Light Floors: The Pros and Cons

If you are considering adding hardwood floors to your home, you should know the pros and cons of both dark and light hardwood flooring.

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December 9, 2020

Six Options for Hardwood Floors

We are here to give our best recommendations for your style and budget needs. Let’s go over the 6 kinds of flooring we offer.

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November 5, 2020

What Kind of Flooring Should I Choose for My Stairs

Something that most two-plus story home-buyers and home-builders don’t immediately think of is their staircase and how to cover it. Luckily, there are several options that we recommend for your stairs.

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October 20, 2020

5 Mistakes We See Homeowners Make with Their Hardwood Floors

You might have already adopted specific cleaning and maintenance methods, which is great if they are the correct ones. However, there are behaviors to avoid when caring for your hardwood flooring.

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September 21, 2020
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How to Manage Gaps in Old Flooring

Gapping in old hardwood flooring is inevitable. Learn how to manage gapping and preventative methods to keep your flooring looking great.

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August 11, 2020
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The Dangers of Steam Mopping Your Hardwood Floors

Steam mopping may sound like an easy way to clean hardwood floors, but the damage can be severe. Find out how you could cause damage to your floors with steam mopping.

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July 20, 2020
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6 Fun Facts About Wood Floors

You might be wondering about the benefits of switching to hardwood floors. Check out these fun facts about hardwood floors- they might make your decision a little easier.

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June 24, 2020
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Two DIY Cleaning Solutions for Hardwood Floors

Maintaining hardwood floors can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be! Find out how common household items can make great cleaning solutions for hardwoods.

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July 15, 2018
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Hardwood vs Tile: Which Is Right for You?

Hardwood and tile are two of the top choices when it comes to flooring. They each have desirable features but which one will be right for you and your home?

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June 1, 2018
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Dark or Light Hardwood: What’s Right for Your Home?

What should you consider when choosing between light and dark hardwood floors? Here are some factors that you might not have thought about.

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May 15, 2018
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Hardwood Floors vs. Laminate Flooring

There is a lot to consider when choosing between hardwood and laminate flooring and it is important to decide your priorities beforehand. Learn about the differences between the two to help make your decision a little easier.

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April 15, 2018
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Factors in the Quality of Hardwood Floor Finishes

Choosing the right hardwood flooring for you isn’t as simple as picking a color. Here you can read about the different components of hardwoods and how they can affect your total costs.

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March 15, 2018
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Types of Hardwood Floors

Picking out hardwood flooring can be overwhelming so we have broken it down for you. From shades, finishes, and types of wood, the options are endless.

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February 15, 2018
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Should You DIY Hardwood Floors?

DIY projects are meant to be money-savers, but DIY hardwood floors could cost you in the long run. Here is what you need to know before attempting DIY hardwood floors.

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January 15, 2018
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Why Wood Floors Are Environmentally Friendly

If being environmentally friendly is at the top of your priorities, hardwoods are a great option when it comes to flooring. Discover more about how and why hardwood floors are eco-friendly.

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December 15, 2017

Hardwood Flooring vs. Carpet: Which Is Right for You?

The hardwood floor vs. carpet debate is about more than style. Always take into consideration cost, maintenance, and durability when making your decision.

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November 15, 2017
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3 Big Reasons to Hire a Professional to Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

Do your hardwood floors need refinishing and are you are thinking about tackling the project yourself? Here are three reasons why you should leave it up to the experts.

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July 11, 2017
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5 Signs You Need to Recoat Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors add a classic look to any home or business, but everyday wear and tear can make them look less than stellar. Recoating your hardwood floors may be a valuable option to those who don’t need the full service refinishing.

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June 23, 2017
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The Pros and Cons of Hardwood vs. Other Flooring

With so many options in today’s world, choosing the right type of flooring for your home can be overwhelming. You’ll need to consider your everyday lifestyle, maintenance, cost, and longevity of the floor materials.

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May 18, 2017