Welcome to my Flooring Blog where I share articles about commonly asked flooring questions. I share info on hardwood floors and refinishing, carpeting and carpet runners, tile and natural stone flooring, laminate, vinyl, linoleum and cork flooring.
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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
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Can hardwood flooring improve the resale value of your home? Do wood floors have a strong Return on Investment? Absolutely! Hardwood floors can help sell your home faster and for more money. Why? Because hardwood flooring is the preferred flooring choice and it...read more
Keurig Coffee maker substitutes for a quick and convenient brewed cup of Joe I think many of us can agree that we feel better after a nice cup of coffee. You may not always have time to make a full pot, and Keurig has solved this dilemma with the single cup...read more
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Holiday gift ideas you can give or make with mason jars If you want a unique present to give to a friend or loved one, you should consider purchasing or DIY'ing something in a mason jar. A mason jar is just the shell that holds what is inside, and the possibilities...read more
What are the best types of flooring for basements and damp spaces? Choosing flooring for basements is always tricky because there are a lot of trade-offs. Basements are notoriously dark, damp, cold and sometimes they get wet...or worse, they can flood. Most basements...read more
Cheaper iRobot Roomba alternatives that perform just as well Robotic vacuums are an amazing modern invention that are so convenient. They make vacuuming quick and easy - just fix it and forget it. Robotic vacuums making vacuuming super easy. Because of that,...read more
Where to shop for the best and most affordable hardwood floors When it comes to hardwood flooring, you can often find some good deals online. Many of the online retailers are able to leverage their scale to bring you lower costs. Also, unlike many retail stores,...read more
Why you need an area rug pad and what's the best one if you have hardwood flooring? Many people spend weeks or months trying to find the perfect area rug - the right color, texture, pattern and size, but then the area rug pad becomes just an after thought. Assuming...read more
High quality vacuum cleaners that are less than Dyson and better for hardwoods and carpets Dyson vacuums are top notch, but they are also very expensive. It also turns out that Dysons are not the best for vacuuming hardwood floors nor certain types of carpet...read more