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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…

Is bamboo flooring hard or is bamboo flooring soft?

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…

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