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Winter Hardwood Floor Preparation Tips

Floor preparation is an important part of any winter season.

Winter is upon us and that means a string of happy family gatherings, last-second shopping excursions, and frigid temperatures. All of that constant running around might let you forget about giving your hardwood floor some special TLC to prepare it for winter. Following these simplistic floor preparation tips will make sure that your precious hardwood floors maintain their glow through even the harshest winter weather.

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Tips for Taking Care of Hardwood Floors

Read on for more tips for taking care of hardwood floors!

The natural beauty of hardwood flooring is unparalleled. If maintained properly, this wonderful flooring can remain pleasing to the eyes for decades. Therefore, one of the worst occurrences in the flooring realm is finding scratches and dents in brand new planks. It only takes a little know-how about taking care of hardwood floors to maintain glistening, flawless flooring in your home. From protecting your floors to removing spots and stains, these tips will surely help you in keeping your beloved hardwood flooring beautiful for years to come.

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Choosing The Best Floor Style

Choosing your floor style can sometimes be complicated. This blog post will help clear up a lot of the confusion.

After deciding among engineered hardwood, laminate or hardwood, you have to choose a style. From dark to light colors to wire-brushed to hand-scraped textures, there is a large variety of different stylistic choices. Make sure to explore the entire array of flooring options so that you achieve the look and feel you desire for your home. In this blog post, we’ll review the most important factors to keep in mind when choosing your floor style.

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Floor Restoration: Replace or Repair?

Black and white tile floor.

Many times an all-out floor replacement is not necessary. You may be surprised to learn that many types of flooring can be repaired and made to look just as good as new. You can literally bring your floors back to life with floor restoration; make them look new, for a fraction of the cost over totally replacing the floor.

Floor Restoration Options

Hardwood Floors

The very best candidate for floor restoration over replacement are hardwood floors. Over years of use, hardwood can become scratched and damaged. Sometimes older homes have had the hardwood floors covered over with carpet. To bring them back to their former glory takes a lot of work, but the cost will be less than total replacement. It’s best to hire a professional to restore and repair hardwood than to try this project yourself. The results will be well worth it.

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Choosing Green Floors: Vinyl or Linoleum Sheet Flooring

Eco-friendly vinyl flooring.

One of the biggest trends in flooring today is choosing green floors. Everything from bamboo to cork floors are available as eco-friendly flooring options. One of the most popular choices, however, are vinyl and linoleum sheet flooring. These options are not only environmentally friendly, but they are wallet-friendly green floors as well.

What are “green floors”?

When it comes to flooring, green floors refer to using natural and sustainable materials. These materials come from natural sources instead of being chemically produced, and these sources are sustainable. Sustainable means that the materials come from sources that are either not destroyed during harvest, and that they regrow quickly.

Another aspect of the green flooring process is maintenance. It is a good idea to have eco-friendly cleaning products to clean your eco-friendly floors. Many of the mainstreem brand name cleaners are made with toxic chemicals that are both harmful to your floor and the environment. Choosing niche, high-quality, plant-based floor cleaning products, which can be found with a little bit of research on the Internet, will leave your floors squeaky clean & toxin-free.

What is the difference between vinyl and linoleum flooring?

A lot of people think that vinyl and linoleum flooring are one in the same. They are actually completely different. Vinyl flooring is typically made of synthetic materials, while linoleum is made of natural materials.

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Revive Your Home With New Flooring Ideas

Engineered hardwood flooring is a great option for renovating your kitchen.

If you are looking to remodel your home but don’t have the time or budget to allow for major renovations, you might want to look into some new flooring ideas. You can revive your home and give it an entirely new look with these innovative flooring options.

While you might not think about your flooring very often, after all, it’s something you walk on and not stare at; it does have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your home. It also seriously contributes to the comfort of your home and can have an impact on your overall health.

If you have old carpeting, it could be harboring millions upon millions of dust mites, dead skin cells, and allergens. If your carpet is over 20 years old or if it is ripped, worn, or smelly, it’s time to replace it and choose from some new flooring ideas.

There are so many flooring options available that it can be hard to choose.

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Popular Eco Friendly Flooring Options

Puppy on a rug.

If you are thinking about making changes in your life as far as your carbon footprint and are also thinking about doing some remodeling, there is good news. You can incorporate both of these lifestyle elements into your home. Eco-friendly remodeling is popular – not only because it is trendy but also because it really does save the environment. And it looks so gorgeous while doing so to boot. There are many options for eco friendly flooring that are not just limited to wood flooring. Many individuals prefer carpeting and there are options that exist there as well.

Carpeting

Many homeowners prefer carpets to wood flooring, but because of health issues such as allergies, carpets were not always a good option for those individuals. Now, however, eco-friendly carpeting is something that may be a viable option for all.

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Oak Hardwood Antique Flooring Styles

Smooth oak antique flooring

Are you looking for a classic, affordable, and durable antique flooring? Oak flooring is a perfect option for hardwood floors that easily go with all styles of furniture. This blog will cover two common types of oak woods and different construction and sizing options. You will walk away knowing exactly the kind of flooring to style up your home.

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Beautiful Top Quality Hardwood Flooring Ideas

Kitchen with full wood flooring.

Planning a remodel? Or perhaps you’ve found that perfect house with not-so perfect floors? No matter your reasons, hardwood floors are a stunning way to make one’s living space more aesthetically pleasing. While some wood floorings such as cedar, fir, and pine flooring can give a room a homey feeling, these woods are often not as durable as hardwood floors. If you want a wood flooring that will last and give your house a warm and inviting atmosphere, look no further. In this blog we will cover the various different beautiful top quality hardwood flooring available for that perfect, at-home ambiance.

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Raw Hardwood Flooring Finishes and Designs

Beautiful raw hardwood flooring

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Looking to make the most out of your raw hardwood flooring? Here are some ways to get that perfect and unique floor that you have always wanted.

Hand Scraped Raw Hardwood Flooring

Historically, raw hardwood flooring was made using special draw-knives to manually scrape planks smooth. Today, you can still purchase hand-scraped flooring. The blade used to achieve this one-of-a-kind flooring is unique. It is attached to a distinctive-looking knife that has a handle on either end. The carpenters draw the knife towards their bodies to take shavings off. The end result has distinctive scrape marks that do not have the uniform appearance of machine-scraped flooring. This results in an old-time, artisanal aesthetic that will be sure to compliment your living space.

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