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Hardwood Flooring

Why You Should Stop Into Our Showroom

Getting new floors can completely transform your home, but there are many materials to choose from, including wood flooring, vinyl flooring, carpet, laminate flooring, stone flooring, tile flooring — the list goes on and on. And then once you have picked the material you like best, there are tons of colors, finishes, textures and styles to choose from.

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What is the Difference Between Hardwood, Softwood, and Other Wood Floors?

Hardwood floors have become synonymous with wood flooring, but it’s not the only type of wood flooring available to homeowners. So how do you know which type is right for your home?

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Tips for Cleaning Your Hardwood Floors the Right Way

It doesn’t look great when your floors have dust, debris, or pet hair on them, but that is not why you should make sure to vacuum or sweep your hardwood floors on a regular basis. When you walk on debris, it can create abrasions on wood floors, which can scratch the finish of the floors. If you choose to vacuum, make sure you do not use one with a beater bar attachment, instead use the floor-brush attachment or use the “bare floor” setting on the vacuum.

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The Benefits of Installing Wood Floors in the Winter

Long, cold winters can make us restless, so you may be looking around your house thinking you’d like to change things up. Installing hardwood floors is a great option to make a room feel like new without remodeling. Plus, it can add value to your home.

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Floor Protection Tips for the Holidays

As you’re getting your home ready for the holidays, don’t forget about your hardwood floors. They can take a beating, but there are ways to protect them. Here are several hardwood floor maintenance tips to keep your floors looking pristine through the holiday season:

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What Type of Flooring Should I Get For My Home?

Choosing the right type of flooring for your home is a big decision and can make your home feel brand new, but with so many options out there it can be hard to decide what the best option is for you.

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Protecting Your Hardwood Floors before the First Snow

Winter in Minnesota is harsh, and it can also do a number on your gorgeous hardwood floors. However, there are a few easy hardwood floor maintenance tips you can use to prevent lasting damage to your wood floors.

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Wood Flooring and Your Basement: Here's the Deal

Many homeowners who refinish their basements to create a new room or living space love the idea of updated flooring. After all, who wants to have a basement room with a cold cement floor? But if you want wood flooring for your new basement rooms, there are a few important things that you need to know first. Wood flooring has its limitations, and you should avoid any potential issues!

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Best Hardwood Floors For High-Traffic Areas

Laying down a new hardwood floor upgrades the appearance of any room, but if you are installing it in a high-traffic area, you need floorboards which can withstand scrapes, moisture, and excessive wear. Get the facts you need to know before investing your time and money in a project. Our guide will help you select a durable hardwood floor which looks stunning today and will still look great ten years from now.

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How to Create an Attractive Patterned Floor

One place to consider installing a patterned floor is the entryway. When guests come into a home, having a beautiful patterned floor makes an immediate good first impression. Because entryways are usually left uncluttered, this allows the patterned flooring to really stand out. The impression for guests is like observing artwork in a museum. There is a big “wow” factor.

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