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:
- 2017 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
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
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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
Hardwood floor alternatives that are less expensive and won't break the bank For those of you who follow my blog, you know that hardwood flooring is my favorite, but hardwood doesn't work for all circumstances nor all budgets. So, I wanted to provide my top 5...read more
Pendant lighting ideas for kitchens, islands and dining rooms One of the easiest ways to add a new flair or finishing touch your kitchen or dining room decor is to add pendant lights. They are a real signature piece that can define a room and light it up at the same...read more
How to design a kitchen backsplash and 20+ Neutral tiles for kitchen backsplashes When it comes to designing a kitchen, the backsplash is usually the finishing touch. It helps unify the space and add a bit of flair. And, of course, it provides a functional purpose...read more
When it comes to hardwood floor refinishing and water-borne poly, what number of coats should you use? This question comes up often when people are sanding their hardwood floors with water-borne polyurethane, especially as these coats are thinner...and many brands of...read more
Hardwood flooring cleaning guide and the best products and tools to use I wanted to share the best cleaning practices, products and tools for hardwood floors. Not everything you read online is true, so I wanted to set the record straight since there is a lot of...read more
Gray hardwood flooring for a modern, farmhouse and chic look Gray hardwood floors have been growing in popularity for the last 5 or 6 years. They are stylish and chic and you tend find them in higher end homes. They really make your home unique and up to date. And,...read more