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.
I used to own my own Shop at Home Flooring Store in Westchester County, NY. I hope you find this flooring info useful. Be sure to check out our FAQ page.
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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
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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
Top rated steam mops for tile flooring Many customers ask me about "What is the best steam mop for tile floors?" Many also wonder about the advantages of using steam mops over a traditional mop and bucket. So I thought I would my share the steam mop that I recommend...read more
Here are my top 10 ways to upgrade your kitchen...without gutting or completely replacing it. For many, the kitchen is the most important room of the home and the room we spend the most time in. But, what can you do if your kitchen is ho-hum...or dated...and you...read more
Best places to purchase porcelain tiles that look like hardwood floors Wood look tiles are one of the most popular types of flooring these days, especially in warmer climate homes and in areas that are prone to water or moisture (e.g. kitchens, bathrooms, entryways,...read more
Black and white stenciled and mosaic tiles for a modern farmhouse styled bathroom and a classic vintage look These stenciled black and white tiles are so eye catching. In fact, some are mesmerizing. These tiles are stylish as they're both retro and contemporary at...read more
Whitewashed hardwood flooring for modern, farmhouse and shabby chic decor Whitewashed floors have made a huge comeback these last few years. The cool thing about the newer whitewashed floors is that they have a whole new look and feel vs what was popular 20-30 years...read more
Farmhouse style flooring for an authentic and stunning look Recently, I wrote an article on farmhouse style paint shades which has been extremely popular on pinterest, so I figured I'd also write a companion piece on farmhouse floors, as floors and walls need to be...read more
Sliding barn doors for farmhouse style decor If you're into farmhouse decor, then you know how super stylish sliding barn doors have become. They really add a dramatic finishing touch for a genuine farmhouse style look. One of the things that's cool about sliding...read more
Sell your house faster with these simple and affordable Do-it-Yourself projects Are you planning to put your house on the market this spring? Here are 7 easy DIY projects that will enable you to sell your house faster...and most likely at a higher value, too. The...read more
Useful appliances that new homeowners need - great for house warming gifts, too Are you a new homeowner? Or are you looking to buy a house warming gift for a friend or family member that recently bought a new home? Well you've come to right place as I've assembled...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