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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…

Carpet runners for steps. Why are they important? Video blog

Carpet runners for steps. Why are they important? Video blog

Carpet runners.  Why are they important for steps? Westchester NY. I hope you enjoy this quick video on carpet runners and when they can make sense for your steps.  Below the video, I’ve included a close up of the wool runner I showcased.   What types of carpets are best…

Who is the Flooring Girl – Video – Debbie Gartner

Who is the Flooring Girl – Video – Debbie Gartner

I thought I would share this quick 60 second video so you can meet me. I hope to do some more video blogging (or vlogging) soon. Enjoy.   Video of The Flooring Girl – Debbie Gartner – Westchester NY Please note that this article may contain affiliate links.  You can…

What is engineered hardwood? Is it real?

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…

Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring-Westchester NY

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…

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

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…

Tile flooring – is this a good Do-it-yourself project?

Tile flooring – is this a good Do-it-yourself project?

Many homeowners think they can install themselves.  But, should you really install tile yourself? Out of all the flooring surfaces, tile is the one that so many do-it-yourselfers think they can install themselves (or they have a friend who can do it). And, more than any other surface,  tile is…

Introducing The Flooring Girl

Introducing The Flooring Girl

I’m the Flooring Girl. My name is Debbie Gartner, and I love flooring. I love transforming my customers’ homes from drab to fab. Whether it’s putting new flooring in a whole home or refinishing an existing hardwood floor, designing a kitchen backsplash or just replacing carpet in a room, I’m…

Cork Flooring – How is cork made and why is it considered green?

Cork Flooring – How is cork made and why is it considered green?

How is cork flooring made and how is it a green product? Cork flooring is becoming more and more popular in Westchester County, especially for Kitchens.  My customers love that it”s soft on their feet and it’s green.  But many ask, how come cork is green?  What makes it green? …

Hardwood flooring – which types are good for Pets?

Hardwood flooring – which types are good for Pets?

Can hardwood floors and pets live happily ever after? Many of my customers have pets, so I get this question often – which type of hardwood should I use for pets?  It’s a hard question to answer because truthfully all hardwood will dent and scratch over time – it’s just…

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