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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Best Time to Replace Flooring

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Is it time to replace your floors? If it is, then timing your replacement right is important to making sure the job runs as smoothly as possible, you save some money, and it doesn’t disrupt your home life too much. Let’s look at some of the factors that could decide the best time for you to replace your flooring. When your flooring needs replacing First of all, how do you know when it’s time for your floors to be replaced? The age of your flooring could indicate that it’s time for a revamp, but how long it will last depends on what kind of flooring it is and how well it is looked after. Carpets tend to have a shelf-life of around 10 years, while hardwood flooring and tiles can…
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Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring

Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring

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It’s a showdown between the two flooring giants, and a question that a lot of people ask themselves when renovating their homes – do you go for warm, soft carpet, or sleek, rich wood? If you’re pondering these two options for your home, then we’ve got a quick rundown of the pros and cons of each to help you decide. Carpet Pros Soft to walk on – The feeling of a soft, plush carpet under your bare feet is hard to beat and can be very comforting. Warm – Carpet also feels warm underfoot and can add insulative properties to a room, which could potentially reduce heating costs. Safe – Carpet is less slippery than wood or tile floors, meaning accidents are less likely to happen. Plus, it provides a…
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5 Flooring Trends for 2018

5 Flooring Trends for 2018

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What makes a great floor for your home? There’s obviously no universal answer to this question, but it helps to track the latest trends that are dominating flooring design. What’s in this year and what will be old news in a few months’ time? Let’s take a look at some of the top flooring trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Tile imitating wood Wood flooring generally isn’t a good idea for bathrooms as it doesn’t handle moisture very well. If you’re adamant about having that wooden look in your bathroom while remaining practical, then you’ll be pleased with the latest flooring trend that sees porcelain planks imitating the look and feel of natural wood flooring. This porcelain wood grain tile looks impressively like wooden planks and even mimics…
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Flooring and Interior Design

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Flooring and Interior Design Flooring can make up a major part of an interior design project. So, we thought we’d give you some guidance on the different material options for your flooring and the different properties they bring it a room. This should help you make a decision that will complement the design of the room that your flooring is being fitted in. All of the materials listed below are high-quality and each have their own advantages when used as flooring. The trick is choosing the one that suits your preferences and interior design style. Carpet Carpet is a soft, plush material that feels nice and warm underfoot. This can add a touch of luxury and comfort to a room. It is a popular choice for living areas where comfort…
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The Value of Hardwood Flooring

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The Value of Hardwood Flooring Hardwood floors are commonly sought after for home renovations because it is thought that they will increase the resale value of the house. But, is this really the case? Let’s look at the truth behind this claim and how much value hardwood flooring really adds to your home. Does hardwood flooring increase the value of a house? Hardwood floors are popular among homebuyers because they look great and can add a touch of luxury to a home. So, if that’s what homebuyers want, then surely you should install hardwood floors to make your house more popular, right? The bottom line is that there is no evidence to prove that hardwood flooring increases the resale value of a house. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t –…
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