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:
- 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
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The best stains, finishes and techniques for whitewashed hardwood flooring Whitewashed hardwood floors are stylish again and quickly growing in popularity. These floors give a light, fresh and airy look for coastal decor, contemporary, modern farmhouse, Scandinavian...read more
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Savvy Hacks to Organize Your Bathroom on a Budget Of all the places in the house, few can get quite so cluttered or cramped as the bathroom. Getting ready for the morning sets the pace for the rest of your day, and clutter and disorganization can only help to disrupt...read more
Holiday and Christmas Decor that is tasteful and elegant Christmas is such an eventful season of the year. Although the family visits and gift exchanges can be heartwarming, there is also a certain amount of stress that comes along with all of the activities and...read more
Home Improvement Projects that you can tackle easily over a weekend I don't know about you, but sometimes I see so many wonderful homes online that it can make me feel a bit jealous. And, when I look at all the things I want to do around the house to make it look and...read more
Keeping your home organized can be a pain, especially when you take into account the cost of organization containers and supplies. There are some worthwhile dollar store organization hacks if you know where to look, but it’s not always easy to find them. The problem...read more
If you’re into farmhouse décor, then you know that shiplap gives you the perfect finishing touch for your bedroom. I’ve written many articles on farmhouse style décor, including the perfect farmhouse style paint colors. I’ll link to all of my related farmhouse...read more
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The best paint shades to help you sleep better and make your bedroom feel like a relaxing sanctuary When it comes to choosing a paint color for your bedroom, you want to choose a color you love. It should be one that makes you feel relaxed and makes your bedroom feel...read more
Picking the right paint sheen and finish for each room When it comes to selecting paint finishes (or sheens), many people get confused and overwhelmed. Should it be flat, matte, egg shell, satin, semi gloss or glossy? Which looks best? Which is most durable? Which...read more