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:
- 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
15 trendy styles for hardwood floors - The definitive guide to most popular 2019 wood flooring trends Hardwood flooring continues to grow in popularity, and it is by far the preferred flooring type for homes. Ironically, this is followed by all sorts of products...read more
What are the advantages and disadvantages of hardwood floors vs Tile Planks that look like wood? I get a lot of calls and comments on my blog asking me whether I think hardwood floors or porcelain planks (that look like wood) are better? It's a challenging...read more
The highest rated vacuum to keep your floors spotless When you work so hard to have the perfect floors, it only follows that you’d want to give the very best care to that flooring. Whether working on hardwood, carpet, or a luxury alternative, it is vital that you take...read more
Pros and Cons of Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVP and LVT). And, what is Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring? What about Engineered Vinyl Plank? This article explains what Luxury vinyl is, the pros and cons for luxury vinyl, the different types/forms of the product as well as the...read more
The best and worst basement stair ideas When it comes to basements, finding flooring solutions for your steps is sometimes a bit tricky. That's because the basement steps are often concrete and constructed differently than rest of your home. Many basement...read more
Review of COREtec Plus | Waterproof luxury vinyl - Looks like hardwood and holds up to water What is Coretec Plus? Coretec Plus is the perfect blend of form and function. It's a high quality luxury vinyl that looks (and feels) real, and it's designed to hold up in...read more
Why Agreeable Gray from Sherwin Williams goes with everything! When it comes to neutral colors, one of my favorites it Agreeable Gray. Why? Well it's the perfect greige blend that perfectly balances gray and beige for a soft warm gray. And, it absolutely goes with...read more
2019 Decorating trends - 19 stylish and growing trends for interior design Now that 2019 is here, I thought it would be helpful to share home decor trends for the new year. It's interesting because I've read a bunch of trend articles over the last few months,...read more
How to declutter your kitchen cabinets and improve your storage space Cabinet storage is a pain. We've all been there. You have to move the pot lids to get at the frying pans, and the saucepans are stuck under the lip of the cabinet. It becomes a wrestling...read more
Finding the best shades of paint and home decor for a farmhouse look The easiest and simplest way to change your home decor is to change your paint color. So if you're looking for a farmhouse style home, I've gathered my favorite paint colors that will enable you to...read more
Genius hacks to declutter and organize your apartment that will revolutionize your space If you have ever tried to declutter and organize your small apartment, you know how tricky it can be. Making a small space look larger can feel next to impossible, and it's easy...read more
2019 Flooring Trend Report - Hardwood, Carpet, Tile, Luxury Vinyl and more Now that 2019 has rolled around, it's time to publish my annual report on Flooring Trends. This report covers all flooring surfaces including hardwood, carpet, tile, luxury vinyl and more. If...read more
How to choose the best memory foam pillow for a perfect night's sleep If you are looking for the best memory foam pillows for 2019, I am guessing you understand the benefits of using one of these pillows. I don't know about you, but I can certainly feel the difference...read more
11 Dark hardwoods 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 about anything from...read more