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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
Clever and affordable organizing hacks for your kitchen The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it's one of the most used rooms - whether you spend time cooking, gathering or spending time with your family. We are actively using the space, constantly opening and...read more
Summer is here, and the dog days of summer can be brutal. So, I wanted to share several ways to keep you and your home cooler this summer. These tips can help you stay cooler without the need to blast the AC. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. ...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
Stain color trends for hardwood floors When it comes to hardwood flooring in Westchester NY, dark and light are in - both extremes. Light stains gives the room a nice warm, airy and welcome look; dark stains hardwood gives the room a more formal and sophisticated...read more
Bathrooms and powder rooms with farmhouse decor for a rustic style Farmhouse style decor has become so popular these days, and it's so much fun to give your bathroom a makeover using rustic and shabby chic decor. There are 3 reasons why farmhouse style works so well...read more
The 7 best Sherwin Williams Shades for north facing and low light (or poorly lit) rooms Contrary to what most people think, white is usually a poor paint color choice for north facing and poorly lit rooms. I know that this sounds counter-intuitive, but hear me out. ...read more
What are the best cool grays for painting walls? When it comes to painting, gray is by far the most popular paint color - whether it's for walls or cabinets. It adds depth and dimension to room (especially when compared to white). It's stylish, soft and neutral...the...read more
How to refinish hardwood flooring to make it black and where to buy pre-finished black hardwood floors Black hardwood flooring is all the rage these days...not just dark hardwood floors, but black hardwood...or as close to it as you can get. There is no better way to...read more
What are the best warm grays and greiges when it comes to paint colors? Gray is currently the most popular paint color. It's soft, stylish and neutral...the perfect combo. Gray also works so well with dark hardwood floors (the most popular) as well as light hardwood...read more
When it comes to painting trim and base molding, which is the whitest white to use? Did you know that both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams both have over 100 shades of white? In fact, I think it's over 150! Pretty crazy, right? I know, it makes things tricky...read more
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