Choosing the Right Color for Your Hardwood Floors

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  There are a number of things to think about when choosing hardwood floors. You’ve already made the decision to go with hardwood over other flooring options, which is the first big step. The next thing we’ll help you to decide is the color of your hardwood floors. The importance of flooring color The color of your flooring is almost all about the appearance you want it to have. So, you need to think about the kind of style you like as well as the room that it will be going in. You might like a particular color of hardwood only to realize that it doesn’t suit the design of the rest of the room. Another consideration is the amount of wear you expect your flooring to receive. If you…
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Does Insurance Cover My Floors?

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Repairing or replacing your flooring can be costly, but it is often an unavoidable task. Having this job covered by your home or commercial insurance would really help out, but do you know if your insurance policy does cover flooring? Let’s have a look at the different kinds of damages you might need coverage for and whether insurance policies are likely to cover them or not. What do insurance policies cover? Not all policies are made the same, so it is important to always check your own insurance policy to see what is covered. Most homeowner’s insurance policies will cover the floor and will likely state a list of causes of damage that are covered. Anything not listed will not be covered by your policy. One of the most common…
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Flooding Will Wreak Havoc on Your Carpet

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Much of North Carolina and Virginia has recently been hit with a lot of rain and summer storms and, unfortunately, subsequent flooding. Some areas have even seen power outages. These conditions are a perfect breeding ground for mold to grow in your home, especially in and under carpet flooring. Whether flooding occurs from storms or an internal plumbing issue, it’s important to dry your carpet quickly to avoid dangerous mold and mildew. According to officials at Red Cross, it is possible to get rid of and prevent mold growth after a flood in your home, but it will require an effort on your part. If you don’t arrange for a professional to asses and repair your damage, here are some tips to help keep your carpet and your home mold-free.…
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What to Know Before You Patch Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl flooring is a popular option for family homes can commercial spaces. It’s easy to clean and can withstand high traffic and damage from impacts. But while it may be known for its durability, many people know all too well the plight of a cut in their vinyl. Especially for softer, low-quality vinyl flooring, cuts and tears can occur from furniture, high-heel shoes, and pet claws. So what happens when you get a cut or tear in vinyl flooring? Time for a patch job! Here’s everything you need to know for that vinyl floor repair: Buy Extra Flooring To ensure your flooring will all match and look consistent, buy an extra square foot of vinyl flooring when you make your initial purchase. Or ask the flooring installers to leave large…
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Best Flooring for Your Office

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  Whether you’re renovating a home office or a commercial office space, the type of flooring you choose can make all the difference to the look and atmosphere of the room. You probably want something that is welcoming yet professional, stylish yet conservative. With so many options to choose from, we’ve put together some tips to help you choose the best flooring for your office. Things to consider when choosing office flooring Noise – Materials like hardwood floors, natural stone, and ceramic tile, for example, can add a great aesthetic to your office space, but make sure you consider how much noise will be produced. If your office experiences a lot of traffic, then footsteps on these kinds of floors can be noisy, especially if your employees wear high heels.…
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Prevent Water Damaged Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors add a touch of style and luxury to your home. They’re incredibly durable, but certainly not indestructible so it’s important that you protect your hardwood floors. Moisture is one their biggest weaknesses, and flooding or even spills can cause them to suffer from water damage. You don’t want that, so read on for our tips on how to prevent water damage for your hardwood flooring. How does moisture affect hardwood floors? Wood reacts to the environment surrounding it, including by absorbing the moisture in the air. So, even the air’s humidity can have an impact on your hardwood flooring. As it absorbs moisture, the planks start to swell and then shrink when they lose moisture. As this occurs over time, it can cause the planks to lose their…
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Restoring vs. Replacing Flooring

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If your hardwood flooring is fading away and needs a breath of fresh air to make your home shine again, then you have two main options – restoration or replacement. How do you know whether you should restore or replace your flooring? Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of each option to help you find out which one is best suited to you. Restoring your hardwood floors If you have old hardwood floors, then you might be able to restore them to their original glory by sanding them down, staining them, and then finishing them. The main argument for restoring your hardwood floors is that it works out cheaper than replacing them completely. This is a great option if it is feasible for your floors, but floors…
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Protecting Hardwood Floors

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You’ve spent money on your hardwood floors and you’re really happy with the way they look in your home, so you want to make sure they keep their good condition and appearance over time. If they’re not treated properly, then your hardwood floors can fade and weaken much quicker than you’d like, so it’s important that you take measures to keep them protected so that they maintain their value and appearance. Here are a few easy ways how you can protect your hardwood floors. Place area rugs Strategically placed area rugs can help to reduce the amount of wear your hardwood floors experience on a daily basis. If it’s a part of the house where people and animals frequently walk through with hard shoes or muddy paws, then rugs and…
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“Wood” Floor Options

“Wood” Floor Options

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Wood flooring is extremely popular for home renovations. It’s a timeless look that can be adapted to the style of the room and your own preferences. But, if you want the appearance of wood flooring, then you actually have lots of options available to you. Let’s look at your main options and help you decide which is the right one for you. Hardwood Firstly, the classic hardwood flooring. It’s extremely durable and high-quality, and it looks great in a number of rooms while also adding significant resale value to your home. Hardwood flooring also comes in a variety of styles, so you have plenty of stylistic choices within this category. Each species of wood (e.g. oak, ash, cherry, maple) will have its own price, appearance, and individual properties. Take a…
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4 Myths About Flooring

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Between hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and carpet, you’ve already got a ton of options to choose from when it comes to deciding what kind of flooring to place in your home. On top of this, people are always spreading myths and misconceptions about all these flooring types that might be confusing you even further. To help you out, here are a few of the most common flooring myths that we’re going to dispel for you today. Hardwood floors are cold Okay, so maybe hardwood floors don’t feel quite as soft and warm underfoot compared to carpet, but that doesn’t mean they’re cold. This myth conjures up the idea that you’d need excessive heating bills to keep your home warm in the winter if you place hardwood flooring, but that’s not true.…
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