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
Advantages of jute and sisal area rugs, and where to find the best and more affordable ones Sisal and jute are natural fiber rugs that have been rapidly growing in popularity. They look very similar, so many confuse them. While they have a similar appearance, the two...read more
Best Countertop Microwave for your Home If you don't have room for a built in microwave in your kitchen, don't fret. Having room on your counter means that you have more than enough space to add in a microwave to your kitchen area. When you're in the market for buying...read more
Best ways to get rid of the redness and orange tones in Brazilian Cherry, Mahogany, Tigerwood and American Cherry hardwoods. Do you have Brazilian Cherry hardwood floor? And, are you looking to drown out the redness of these floors (or other red, orange or cherry...read more
Top rated upholstery cleaners if you have dogs or cats If you have pets, you know the deal. We love them, they love us, and they enhance our lives in ways we can't even begin to describe. But, accidents happen. This is particularly true for households with puppies and...read more
KitchenAid mixers - best places to buy, best models and why they're so popular If you've ever shopped for kitchen appliances, you know that KitchenAid maintains a huge presence in the appliance market. Their brand focuses heavily on quality and consistency, and you'll...read more
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 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
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