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Below are my most popular Flooring Blog articles:
- 2017 Hardwood Flooring Trends
- Dark vs Light Hardwood Flooring – Pros and Cons
- How to Refinish Gray Hardwood Floors – The Right Way
- Coretec Plus Review – Looks like hardwood, but it’s waterproof
- Water based vs oil based polyurethane – Which is better for refinishing hardwood floors?
- How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?
- Can you change the color of your hardwood floors?
- What types of hardwood floors are best for dogs?
- Red Oak vs White Oak Flooring – What’s the difference?
- Hardwood flooring stain trends
Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl
Flooring Blog – Recent articles
Brands of Polyurethane that I highly recommend When it comes to sanding and refinishing your hardwood floors, there are 2 main components: 1) The quality of the workmanship and 2) the quality of the materials (i.e. the polyurethane). In this article, I'm going to...read more
How to mix and match throw pillows I have to say that decorating with pillows is one of the easiest, most fun and least expensive ways to decorate a room and give it some new flair. And, it's a great DIY project that anyone can do. Please note that there...read more
The 5 Most popular hardwood flooring cleaners on Amazon. Which one is best? It's important to maintain your hardwood flooring with the best hardwood cleaning product. After all, hardwood is one of the largest assets and investments in your home. Hardwood...read more
How do you know when it's time to sand and refinish your hardwood floors? What are the signs? Hardwood floors are beautiful and can last for centuries. But, they do require care and maintenance. Periodically, they need to be sanded and refinished. But, how...read more
A guide to finding the best Navy blue area rugs that are stylish and inexpensive Navy blue area rugs have been growing in popularity, and they seem be the 2nd most popular color in area rugs (gray is #1). While darker blues are very stylish (and go well with...read more
How to protect your floors if you have pets I love dogs and cats, but they certainly can do a number on your floors. Pets can damage all types of floors - carpet, hardwood, laminate, you name it. Sometimes, this is due to their nails, or pet accidents. And, by the...read more
When you're buying a new home and want hardwood, what are the watch-outs and what should you look for? I get all sorts of calls from new home buyers (and realtors advising their clients) about their hardwood floors. More often than not, the questions are...read more
Design Tips for Hardwood flooring and refinishing Hardwoods are a central part of the home. They add beauty and warmth, and they can serve as a unifying device. I wanted to provide some design advice for those buying new hardwood floors or refinishing their existing...read more
8 Carpet, runner and area rug trends for 2016 Carpets, area rugs and runners play a big role in our homes from style, comfort to warmth. Over time, carpets and runners (which are fashion items as well as functional), styles and colors continue to evolve. Some trends...read more
Top 10 Most Popular Kids' area rugs on Amazon For those of you with hardwood floors, you may be interested in adding some area rugs to your kids' bedrooms or play areas. As kids can be rough on carpets, most people don't want to spend a ton of money on area...read more
High quality hardwood and flooring brands - The Flooring Girl's recommendations My blog gets traffic from across the country, and I get questions all the time about what brands I recommend. So, I thought I would share those brands with you. You can buy these...read more
Are you looking for stylish and chic gray area rugs that are inexpensive? Gray area rugs are all the rage now. I've collected some of the most popular gray area rugs that are under $200 all in one place. Most of these are based on 8 x 10 sizes and sorted from...read more
Where to find and buy Quatrefoil (or Moroccan Trellis) area rugs and matching accessories Yes, the quatrefoil design is everywhere! Have you noticed it? Or have you been living in cave? The design is stylish and sleek. It's what I would describe as transitional...read more
Floor registers and grilles Once you have your new hardwood floors or refinished your old hardwood floors, one of the first things you'll notice are those old, dirty and unattractive floor registers on the floor. Not to worry as it's easy to make a change - either...read more