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Below are my most popular Flooring Blog articles:
- 2018 Hardwood Flooring Trends
- Dark vs Light Hardwood Flooring – Pros and Cons
- How to Refinish Gray Hardwood Floors – The Right Way
- Coretec Plus Review – Looks like hardwood, but it’s waterproof
- Water based vs oil based polyurethane – Which is better for refinishing hardwood floors?
- How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?
- Can you change the color of your hardwood floors?
- What types of hardwood floors are best for dogs?
- Red Oak vs White Oak Flooring – What’s the difference?
- Hardwood flooring stain trends
Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl
Flooring Blog – Recent articles
Guide to selecting the most popular ceiling fans If you're looking for a new ceiling fan, you've come to the right place! I love ceiling fans both because they make your space cooler (i.e. much more comfortable) and save money on energy efficiency. Being...read more
Most popular shades of paint for cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom Hands down, when it comes to kitchen cabinets, white is the most popular color, and this is followed by closely by gray (as well as greige) and then navy. Cooler colors are most in style, so will...read more
What types of carpet are most stylish for 2018? Last updated: 6/23/2018 Over the years, there has been a much stronger (and growing) preference for hardwood flooring over carpet. Carpet has become much more of a design statement to complement the hardwood floors,...read more
Tile trends for bathroom and powder room flooring Bathroom flooring can make a big statement, whether it's a large master bathroom or a small powder room. It provides the foundation and tone for the room. Generally you want it to be pretty, stylish and...read more
Bright colored coffee makers that are functional, fun and affordable. Give your kitchen a nostalgic and stylish look. For those of you who know me, you know I really love coffee. In fact that would be the understatement of the year. Whether I'm at home, at...read more
Does your space look smaller if you have dark flooring? And, what can you do to make your space feel larger? I think most people understand that light colors reflect light and dark colors absorb it, so darks make a space looks smaller...in the same way that black...read more
Most popular wood stain colors for selling your home When it comes time to sell your house, many customers wonder what are the best hardwood stain colors. In general, you want to choose popular colors that also go with the style of home. In this article, I'm going to...read more
Choosing a powerful vacuum cleaner for pet fur if you have carpeting If you have pets (like I do), you know that our furry friends can leave pet hair on our carpets, and it's often challenging to vacuum up the pet fur. That's because the positive static charge from...read more
How to leverage the navy trend into your home decor In case you haven't noticed, navy is one of the hottest colors today. Yes,I recognize the irony in that statement as navy is a cool toned color. It's been rapidly rising in popularity. In fact, when it comes to...read more
9 Bathroom Vanity Trends to help you choose the best vanity for your space For most homeowners, the master bathroom has become their sanctuary - their personal space where they can relax and grab a moment all to themselves. If you're thinking about remodeling your...read more
Amazing coffee tables for your living room, family room or den I seem to be slightly obsessed with coffee tables. I'm not quite sure why, but I love them. I think part of it is that they can be the centerpiece of the room...and they other part is that coffee tables...read more
Affordable rustic and farmhouse style pendant lights A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about best pendant lights for kitchens and bathrooms. It seems to be very popular on Pinterest, so I thought I would do a follow up article about the best farmhouse style...read more
How to add farmhouse style to any room of your home Farmhouse style is all the rage these days, not only because it's a fun way to decorate, but also because it's more than just decor...it's a way of life and a way to entertain. Farmhouse lovers strive to achieve an...read more
11 Dark hardwood flooring options to transform your home into a stylish space In case you haven't noticed, dark hardwood floors are currently the most popular color, and they just keep growing in popularity. Dark woods add drama and they tend to go well with just...read more