Welcome to my Flooring Blog where I share articles about commonly asked flooring questions. I share info on hardwood floors and refinishing, carpeting and carpet runners, tile and natural stone flooring, laminate, vinyl, linoleum and cork flooring.
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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
Best places to purchase porcelain tiles that look like hardwood floors Wood look tiles are one of the most popular types of flooring these days, especially in warmer climate homes and in areas that are prone to water or moisture (e.g. kitchens, bathrooms, entryways,...read more
Black and white stenciled and mosaic tiles for a modern farmhouse styled bathroom and a classic vintage look These stenciled black and white tiles are so eye catching. In fact, some are mesmerizing. These tiles are stylish as they're both retro and contemporary at...read more
Whitewashed hardwood flooring for modern, farmhouse and shabby chic decor Whitewashed floors have made a huge comeback these last few years. The cool thing about the newer whitewashed floors is that they have a whole new look and feel vs what was popular 20-30 years...read more
Farmhouse style flooring for an authentic and stunning look Recently, I wrote an article on farmhouse style paint shades which has been extremely popular on pinterest, so I figured I'd also write a companion piece on farmhouse floors, as floors and walls need to be...read more
Sliding barn doors for farmhouse style decor If you're into farmhouse decor, then you know how super stylish sliding barn doors have become. They really add a dramatic finishing touch for a genuine farmhouse style look. One of the things that's cool about sliding...read more
Sell your house faster with these simple and affordable Do-it-Yourself projects Are you planning to put your house on the market this spring? Here are 7 easy DIY projects that will enable you to sell your house faster...and most likely at a higher value, too. The...read more
Useful appliances that new homeowners need - great for house warming gifts, too Are you a new homeowner? Or are you looking to buy a house warming gift for a friend or family member that recently bought a new home? Well you've come to right place as I've assembled...read more
Finding the best shades of paint and home decor for a farmhouse look The easiest and simplest way to change your home decor is to change your paint color. So if you're looking for a farmhouse style home, I've gathered my favorite paint colors that will enable you to...read more
2018 Decorating trends - 11 stylish and growing trends for interior design Now that 2018 is here, I thought it would be helpful to share home decor trends for the new year. It's interesting because I've read a bunch of trend articles over the last few months,...read more
2018 Flooring Trend Report - Hardwood, Carpet, Tile, Luxury Vinyl and more Now that 2018 has rolled around, it's time to publish my annual report on Flooring Trends. This report covers all flooring surfaces including hardwood, carpet, tile, luxury vinyl and more. If...read more
Which wall colors go best with dark hardwood flooring? Dark floors are the most popular when it comes to hardwood flooring, so the next logical question my customers ask is, "What are the best paint colors to go with dark woods?" So, I thought I would share some of...read more
Best way to get rid of cigarette odor from the walls and ceilings while painting Did you just buy a home that smells from cigarette smoke? Sometimes it's so bad that it's hard to breath. And, those nicotine stains on the walls can almost make you sick to your...read more
Where to shop for the best and most affordable places area rugs You may have noticed that it's gotten much more challenging to buy area rugs in carpet and flooring stores. That's because most of these stores have discontinued showing these items in their store. It's...read more
The most common mistakes people make when DIY painting their walls Painting can make a big difference in how your home looks and it's one of the least expensive home improvement projects that you can do. It can save you a lot of money if you can do it yourself. ...read more