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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…

Should I refinish my hardwood flooring or replace it?

Should I refinish my hardwood flooring or replace it?

Is it better to refinish hardwood floors or replace them with new hardwood? Well this depends on a number of factors including the condition/age of your hardwood, how much  you like your current hardwood and what your budget looks like.   If you live in Westchester County NY, I offer…

Red oak vs. White Oak hardwood flooring – what’s the difference?

Red oak vs. White Oak hardwood flooring – what’s the difference?

What is the difference between red oak and white oak hardwood? Oak flooring is the most popular species of hardwood here in Westchester County NY and the northeast in general. Oak is a very practical wood, is readily available (grown and made in the US), very affordable and very easy…

Carpet Color Trends – Westchester County NY

Carpet Color Trends – Westchester County NY

Trends in Carpet Color – Westchester NY – Winter 2011 The vast majority of carpets selected for homes in Westchester are neutrals – beiges and taupes.  These colors are practical and neutral as they go with almost all furniture and give you flexibility with paint color as well as ability…

What is a floating floor? When does it make sense to use a floating floor?

What is a floating floor? When does it make sense to use a floating floor?

What is a floating floor? Do you need a floating floor?   I get this question often from customers because someone has told them they need a floating floor. But, most customers don’t understand what a floating floor is. Do you?   What is the definition of a floating floor?…

Refinishing hardwood floors – Use a flooring contractor not a GC

Refinishing hardwood floors – Use a flooring contractor not a GC

When you’re refinishing your hardwood floors, hire a flooring contractor (rather than a general contractor), even if it’s not us. When you are refinishing your hardwood floors in White Plains NY, I’d always recommend that you hire a professional…and hire someone who specializes in hardwood floors (rather than a general…

How stain resistant is your carpet?

How stain resistant is your carpet?

How well does your carpet hold up to stains? When it comes to carpets for your home in Westchester NY, stain protection is important. In fact, its often the primary reason that carpets need to be replaced.   Well there is good news from Shaw.  They recently upgraded their carpet…

Green flooring options – Ecofriendly floors for Westchester NY

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…

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