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Hardwood Flooring

How to Create an Attractive Patterned Floor

Top interior designers like to work with hardwood and tile flooring in creative combinations. UB Hardwoods specializes in the installation of patterned flooring that makes a luxurious presentation.  

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The Best Flooring Options for Homes with Kids

If you have children in your home, the amount of usage of each room greatly affects the type of flooring you should choose. In bathrooms and kitchens, vinyl flooring may be the best solution. Other places like a children’s bedroom or family room may do better with carpeting. Tile can be used for rooms with heavy usage as well. Hardwood flooring can withstand quite a bit of traffic depending on the wood choice and the stain color used.

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Repairing and Refinishing Stained Hardwood Flooring

There are two types of stains to consider when thinking about new hardwood flooring for your home. One type of wood stain creates beautiful color for the flooring, whereas the other type of stain (the less desirable) is unintentional and caused by spills or water-leak problems that can create an unwanted colored spot or blemish on the flooring.

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4 Reasons Why UB Hardwoods Should Install Your New Flooring

New flooring instantly improves the look of your home. Not only will you find it easier to maintain and clean, your home's value will increase as well. Getting these benefits means you have to decide if you want to tackle the installation project yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. UB Hardwoods not only sells an array of flooring materials, we also provide top-notch professional installation of everything we sell. Here's why you should let UB Hardwoods install your flooring:

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5 Reasons to Hire UB Hardwoods to Install Your Flooring

UB Hardwoods, based in Plymouth, Minnesota, is a family-owned business. If you're considering a new floor for your home -- or if you're looking for a company to install the flooring in your brand-new home -- you should consider hiring UB Hardwoods. Here's why: 

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Removing or Stripping the Stain from Hardwood Floors

One of the major advantages of hardwood floors is the ability to refinish them and make them look like new. But what if there's a deep stain on your hardwood floor that you want to remove? You may want to make your hardwood floor lighter, stain it again, or get rid of a bad stain job from previous owners. Here's what you need to know.

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Flooring Transitions: Connecting Multiple Types of Flooring

If you're using multiple types of flooring throughout your home or business, you're going to be left with some areas that require a flooring transition. These are edge pieces that are positioned between different floors for a polished appearance and an easier-to-clean surface. There are multiple options for flooring transition, depending on the look that you want to achieve. Here's everything you need to know.

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Thinking About Heating Your Floors? Here's What You Need to Know

When the winter weather intensifies, you may find yourself considering options for keeping yourself warm. Apart from upgrading your furnace, there's also another step you can take: heating your floors. Heated floors produce radiant heat from below your flooring -- and the hot air then rises up, warming the rest of your home. Here's what you need to know.

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Dealing With Temperature Warping in Hardwood Floors

Older hardwood floors may begin to display issues with warping, especially when the temperatures are fluctuating. New hardwood flooring, whether solid or engineered, is pressure treated and chemically treated to prevent significant warping (though it still has to be acclimated to your home). Older hardwood floors, on the other hand, may buckle or bend as the temperature changes, creaking, settling, and sometimes even cracking.

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Hardwood Flooring vs. Engineered Hardwood

The two most popular options for home wood flooring are currently solid hardwoods and engineered hardwoods. A casual glance in the store won't tell you much about the difference between these boards, but it's important to know what each is, and how they are commonly used. Let's take a closer look!

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