Below are some key articles that provide tips for maintaining and restoring hardwood flooring for your home in Westchester County.  Hardwood floors are in an investment, and these articles provide tips on how to prolong the life and beauty of your hardwood.

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Yes, all hardwood scratches…eventually.  Here are some tips to reduce scratches so they will look better longer, and you won’t need to refinish them as often.

We come across pet stains often in the hardwood floors – those dark stains in the middle of the floor. And, yes, there is a way to fix those, if you are refinishing your hardwood floors.

This is one of the best kept secrets in the industry.  It’s a great way to both refresh your floors and prolong the length of time between sanding your floors – so you can avoid the mess.  Think of this as preventative maintenance.  It will only work if you do this periodically, before your floors need to be sanded.

 Yes, there is lots of confusion in the industry and many marketing terms out there.  So be sure to read up on this topic.  This may save you a lot of dust/mess, but you also want to make sure that you are getting a full job done (vs. a mere cosmetic bandaid).

There are times where sanding & refinishing refinishing is clearly the way to go as this is less expensive than replacing the floors.  Many customers don’t realize how well their floors can be restored and many will look good as new.  There are other times where it just makes sense to start from scratch.

color consultation for paint and stain colorsIf you live in Westchester County NY, I offer color consultations to advise customers on paint colors and stain choices. My designer discount at the paint stores usually more than offsets the cost for the hour consultation. Read more here.  Due to popular demand, I’ve started to offer phone consultations as well.

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