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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
5 common mistakes homeowners make that inadvertently harm their wood flooring Hardwood flooring can last a lifetime, but they also do require some maintenance to help keep them clean and in good shape. Over time, hardwood floors can scratch and wear down. The good...read more
Guide for selecting an air purifier if you have allergies or asthma According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies on the rise and appear to affect around 30% of adults and 40% of kids. And, believe it or not, according to Consumer Reports,...read more
The advantages of hiring a flooring professional for hardwood refinishing vs Doing-it-Yourself I feel like I could write a book on this topic as I've heard so many stories about hardwood floor refinishing jobs that have gone amiss. And, I could probably write a 2nd...read more
What are the benefits of White Oak hardwood? White oak flooring has been rapidly growing in popularity and seems to be outpacing red oak hardwood in terms of growth. Why is that? What is driving the stronger preference towards white oak and what are the key benefits...read more
Where to buy the best and most affordable flocked Christmas Trees Please note that this article may include affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure at the bottom of the page. If you’re curious (or in a hurry) This specific flocked Christmas Tree is the most...read more
The best way to paint pine and wood paneling Do you have dated wood paneling in your home? Here in Westchester County, we see it all the time - often in dens, family rooms or basements. And, they are a big turn-off, especially if you plan on selling your home. ...read more
The top paint shades when you are preparing to sell your Westchester County home Giving your home a fresh coat of paint is one of the most effective, easiest and most efficient ways to update your home. It returns a positive ROI (Return on Investment) and generally...read more
Most popular farmhouse style sinks and advice for selecting the best farmhouse sink for your kitchen Farmhouse sinks are all the rage these days. And, they aren't just for farmhouses...they seem to work for virtually all styles of decor. They've become mainstream as...read more
The RIGHT way to paint kitchen cabinets and how to do it yourself These days many new homeowners are opting to paint their dated kitchen cabinets rather than replace them. It's much less expensive and way faster as you don't need to worry about the cost of new...read more
My top recommendations for Ottoman Coffee Tables Ottoman coffee tables are rapidly growing both for their style and practicality. I would venture to guess that they are the fastest growing segment in the market place. They are a bit more casual than other styles of...read more
2018 trends for hardwood floors - 11 Trends to watch Hardwood flooring continues to grow in popularity, and it is by far the preferred flooring type for homes. Ironically, this is followed by all sorts of products trying to mimic the look of hardwood flooring,...read more
How to pick the best shade of gray and which grays are most stylish? Gray is now the most popular color for paint...in fact, it has surpassed white! If you look at Sherwin William's Top 50 paint shades, the #1 shade is a gray! In fact, among the top 50 paint shades,...read more
10 Tips To Make Dark Hardwood Flooring More Practical and easier to maintain Dark hardwood floors are all the rage these days. They are modern, bold and dramatic. But, yes, dark hardwood floors show dirt and scratches more, so here are some tips to help you maintain...read more
Tips for removing water and drying your hardwood flooring after a flood Water and wood just don't mix. If you've been following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma, this should come as no surprise. When water sits on top of hardwood floors, it can...read more