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Two DIY Cleaning Solutions for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors in high-traffic areas of the house need frequent cleaning if you want to keep them looking brand-new. However, commercial wood cleaning solutions can be expensive. If you’re looking for a way to keep costs down, you can make your own hardwood floor cleaning solution with items you probably already have at home. There … Continue reading “Two DIY Cleaning Solutions for Hardwood Floors”

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July 15, 2018

Hardwood vs Tile: Which Is Right for You?

When you consider your options for hard floors (as opposed to soft floors, or carpet), the two types that you might think of first are hardwood and tile floors. Each of these has its pros and cons. Here is a guide to help you decide between tile and hardwood floors in your home. Cost You … Continue reading “Hardwood vs Tile: Which Is Right for You?”

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June 1, 2018

Dark or Light Hardwood: What’s Right for Your Home?

When you are deciding which type of hardwood to use in your home, one of your main considerations will be color. Do you want light or dark hardwood? You might be surprised to learn that there are some pros and cons to each that go beyond personal preference (though that is, of course, one of … Continue reading “Dark or Light Hardwood: What’s Right for Your Home?”

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May 15, 2018

Hardwood Floors vs. Laminate Flooring

If you are in the process of choosing which type of wood floors you want to have installed, you might have considered laminate flooring in addition to traditional hardwood floors. What are the pros and cons of each? Read on to find out. Pricing While costs vary, hardwood floors cost more, sometimes substantially more, than … Continue reading “Hardwood Floors vs. Laminate Flooring”

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

When it’s time to choose a hardwood floor, you might be surprised at the different hardwood floor finishes and price points available. Why is one type of hardwood floor so much more expensive than another? The answer has to do with the species of wood, the grade, and the cut used. Take a look at … Continue reading “Factors in the Quality of Hardwood Floor Finishes”

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March 15, 2018
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Types of Hardwood Floors

If you are considering hardwood floors, you might be a bit overwhelmed by the variety available. From the types of wood used to the method that is used to actually make the flooring, you have quite a few options to choose from when you want to upgrade to finished hardwood floors or unfinished hardwood floors. … Continue reading “Types of Hardwood Floors”

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February 15, 2018
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Should You DIY Hardwood Floors?

In today’s technologically advanced world, it’s possible to look up how to do just about anything at all on the Internet. Need to make a copycat recipe for an appetizer you enjoyed at a chain restaurant? Surely there’s a blog post out there that will tell you exactly what to do. Do you have a … Continue reading “Should You DIY Hardwood Floors?”

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January 15, 2018
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Why Wood Floors Are Environmentally Friendly

Most people are at least somewhat concerned about choosing ecologically friendly materials whenever feasible. Whether you’re building or remodeling your home, one of your priorities might be to reduce your carbon footprint and make use of products that won’t harm the environment. Some people think that hardwood floors deplete forests or contribute to global warming, … Continue reading “Why Wood Floors Are Environmentally Friendly”

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December 15, 2017

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

If you are in the position to have new flooring installed in your home, you have a lot of options. The two most popular options for living areas are hardwood flooring and carpeting. Each has its own list of pros and cons. Check out this list of features for both types of flooring and find … Continue reading “Hardwood Flooring vs. Carpet: Which Is Right for You?”

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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? Are you thinking about tackling the project yourself? Refinishing may seem like the perfect project for the DIYer. However, the experts suggest otherwise.

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July 11, 2017