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
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Modern gray, greige and brown-gray stain shades for hardwood flooring Over the last 7 years, gray hardwood has become super stylish and continues to grow faster and faster. We've been getting more and more requests to stain hardwood floors gray. Some prefer lighter,...read more
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Refinishing hardwood floors gray in Westchester County Yes, believe it or not, gray hardwood flooring is in style! Higher end homeowners in Westchester keep requesting gray hardwood floors. Yes, gray! It's an up and coming trend. Finding pre-finished gray hardwood...read more
Brands of Polyurethane that I highly recommend When it comes to sanding and refinishing your hardwood floors, there are 2 main components: 1) The quality of the workmanship and 2) the quality of the materials (i.e. the polyurethane). In this article, I'm going to...read more