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Green flooring options – Ecofriendly floors for Westchester NY

Going green with your flooring is now easier than it’s ever been.  It’s becoming increasing more popular and many Westchester homeowners are proactively asking about green flooring products.  This really makes me happy.  Sometimes it’s easy to find a solution; other times it’s challenging to find something that is green but doesn’t cost too much …

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Hardwood floor refinishing FAQ's frequently asked questions

What is engineered hardwood? Is it real?

What is engineered hardwood? Is engineered hardwood real? Many customers get confused about laminate flooring vs. engineered hardwood flooring. Which is real? Which is fake? What is the difference? First, laminate flooring is fake. It usually looks like hardwood but it’s not real. It’s a picture of hardwood covered by a melamine wear layer and …

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Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring-Westchester NY

Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba Hardwood Floors Brazilian Cherry hardwood grows in Brazil (obviously) and is often referred to as Jatoba, its Spanish name.  Due to the climate and growing cycles, Brazilian Cherry is much harder than the typical oak you traditionally see here in the US.  On the Janka hardness scale, Red Oak is a 1290 while …

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Do you have hardwood under your carpet? Refinish or recarpet?

Do you have hardwood under your carpet?  You may have just found a nice gift.  Consider yourself lucky as you have options and may be able to improve your home’s value and save money at the same time!   Most customers prefer hardwood flooring – it looks nicer, it improves your home’s value, it lasts …

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Is bamboo flooring hard or is bamboo flooring soft?

Bamboo flooring.  Is it hard or soft? Of course, this is never a simple answer.  Bamboo is technically a grass,  but it’s usually classified as a hardwood. If you search on the web for the Janka hardness scale (a rating meant to standardize the hardness of wood), you get all sorts of answers for Bamboo.  …

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