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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…

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…

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