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Is it really cheaper to buy your flooring at Home Depot?

Is it cheaper to buy your flooring at Home Depot? A few days ago, one of my friends called me and almost cancelled my appointment with her – she is redoing a whole basement and needs flooring for about 1,000 sq ft. Initially, from her “research” she wanted laminate (not…

Hardwood flooring: 5 reasons that hardwood is so popular in Westchester County

Hardwood flooring: 5 reasons that hardwood is so popular in Westchester County

Hardwood is the preferred flooring for Westchester County and it continues to grow. We get so many requests for hardwood flooring – either to add new hardwood floors or to refinish the hardwood floors that are underneath the carpet.  In case you hadn’t heard… hardwood is in style.  Here’s why…

Can you install hardwood flooring over concrete?

Can you install hardwood flooring over concrete?

Yes you sure can…provided there is not a moisture issue.  (You should never install hardwood when there is a moisture issue regardless of the subfloor).  I do get a lot of customers asking me about hardwood flooring over concrete, and there does seem to be a lot of confusion, so…

When is it time to refinish your hardwood floors?

When is it time to refinish your hardwood floors?

Refinishing Hardwood floors in Westchester NY. When is it time? Refinishing your hardwood floors is one of the least expensive ways to improve and change the look of your home.  It is especially impactful if you have hardwood underneath your carpet and/or if you change the stain color.   To…

How hard is hardwood? The Janka scale

How hard is hardwood? The Janka scale

The Janka hardness test measures the hardness of wood. It measures the force required to embed a 0.444 inch steel ball into wood to half the ball’s diameter. It’s a good measurement technique to determine the relative hardness across hardwoods. Please note that this article may include affiliate links.  You…

How to design a kitchen backsplash

How to design a kitchen backsplash

Designing a kitchen backsplash can sound overwhelming to some. Many of my Westchester customers call me and just don’t know where to start. It’s usually one of the last finishing touches of the kitchen.  I advise my customers to choose the other portions of the kitchen first – the cabinets,…

Patterned Carpets – Tone on tone carpeting

Patterned Carpets – Tone on tone carpeting

Tone on tone carpets (or patterned carpets) are the fastest growing segment of the carpeting market in Westchester NY.   Patterned Carpets – Carpets have really come a long way.  Tone-on-tone carpeting creates visual intrigue without adding lots of color. This enables you to still add color on the walls,…

Hardwood flooring – An AUTHENTIC part of our home | Westchester NY

Hardwood flooring – An AUTHENTIC part of our home | Westchester NY

In Westchester NY, hardwood floors are the preferred flooring.  It is beautiful, natural, authentic, timeless and just goes with everything.  It makes your space look larger and it is easier to clean.  In the long run, it will also save you money (vs. carpet that gets dirty and needs to…

Unfinished hardwood vs. Prefinished hardwood flooring | Westchester NY

Unfinished hardwood vs. Prefinished hardwood flooring | Westchester NY

Many of my Westchester customers ask me whether  pre-finished hardwood or unfinished hardwood is better and which costs less. We install both types of hardwood, and the truth is, it depends on which of below factors are most important to you. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links.…

Family Room Flooring Trends | Westchester NY

Family Room Flooring Trends | Westchester NY

Family Rooms are one of the most popular spots of the home in Westchester NY.  It seems that this is where the bulk of the “awake” time is spent and it’s a room that is fun and where the family just hangs out.   Because this room gets heavy usage…

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