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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
11 Dark hardwoods to transform your home into a stylish space In case you haven't noticed, dark hardwood floors are currently the most popular color, and they just keep growing in popularity. Dark woods add drama and they tend to go well with just about anything from...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
Home decor advice that will take your room from drab to fab I can't believe 2018 is almost over! As the year comes to a close, I thought I would do a round up of my favorite hardwood, painting and home decor articles so you can check them all out in one convenient...read more
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
How to organize and decorate your home office for maximum efficiency Keeping an office organized is hard in the best of times, so we wanted to give you some home office organization ideas to help you deal with the clutter that is sometimes seems inevitable if you...read more
Best products and methods to clean your grout If you have landed here because you want to know how to clean your tile grout, you certainly aren’t alone. It’s a definite pain point among homeowners and renters alike. But, once you learn how you can achieve the good as...read more
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...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
Which type of polyurethane is better for refinishing hardwood floors - oil-based or water-based polyurethane? We offer both options, but I usually recommend oil based polyurethane over water based because: 1. It looks better 2. It lasts longer 3. It costs less. So, it...read more
Guide for selecting an air purifier if you have allergies or asthma According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies on the rise and appear to affect around 30% of adults and 40% of kids. And, believe it or not, according to Consumer Reports,...read more
The Very Best Dollar Store Home Decor Money Can Buy We all want a nice looking home, but home décor items can become pricey rather quickly. Personally, I always like to try and find the best deals. Even on sale, home décor is still expensive. I wanted to find...read more
The 5 Most popular hardwood flooring cleaners on Amazon. Which one is best? It's important to maintain your hardwood flooring with the best hardwood cleaning product. After all, hardwood is one of the largest assets and investments in your home. Hardwood...read more
Can hardwood flooring improve the resale value of your home? Do wood floors have a strong Return on Investment? Absolutely! Hardwood floors can help sell your home faster and for more money. Why? Because hardwood flooring is the preferred flooring choice and it...read more
What types of carpet are most stylish for 2019? 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, especially when it's used...read more