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Refinishing hardwood floors – Use a flooring contractor not a GC

When you’re refinishing your hardwood floors, hire a flooring contractor (rather than a general contractor), even if it’s not us. When you are refinishing your hardwood floors in White Plains NY, I’d always recommend that you hire a professional…and hire someone who specializes in hardwood floors (rather than a general contractor or handyman) Yesterday, I …

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Green flooring options – Ecofriendly floors for Westchester NY

Going green with your flooring is now easier than it’s ever been.  It’s becoming increasing more popular and many Westchester homeowners are proactively asking about green flooring products.  This really makes me happy.  Sometimes it’s easy to find a solution; other times it’s challenging to find something that is green but doesn’t cost too much …

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Carpet runners for steps. Why are they important? Video blog

Carpet runners.  Why are they important for steps? Westchester NY. I hope you enjoy this quick video on carpet runners and when they can make sense for your steps.  Below the video, I’ve included a close up of the wool runner I showcased.   What types of carpets are best for steps? Wool carpets are …

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Hardwood floor refinishing FAQ's frequently asked questions

What is engineered hardwood? Is it real?

What is engineered hardwood? Is engineered hardwood real? Many customers get confused about laminate flooring vs. engineered hardwood flooring. Which is real? Which is fake? What is the difference? First, laminate flooring is fake. It usually looks like hardwood but it’s not real. It’s a picture of hardwood covered by a melamine wear layer and …

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Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring-Westchester NY

Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba Hardwood Floors Brazilian Cherry hardwood grows in Brazil (obviously) and is often referred to as Jatoba, its Spanish name.  Due to the climate and growing cycles, Brazilian Cherry is much harder than the typical oak you traditionally see here in the US.  On the Janka hardness scale, Red Oak is a 1290 while …

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Do you have hardwood under your carpet? Refinish or recarpet?

Do you have hardwood under your carpet?  You may have just found a nice gift.  Consider yourself lucky as you have options and may be able to improve your home’s value and save money at the same time!   Most customers prefer hardwood flooring – it looks nicer, it improves your home’s value, it lasts …

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Tile flooring – is this a good Do-it-yourself project?

Many homeowners think they can install themselves.  But, should you really install tile yourself? Out of all the flooring surfaces, tile is the one that so many do-it-yourselfers think they can install themselves (or they have a friend who can do it). And, more than any other surface,  tile is the one where I see …

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