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Hardwood Flooring

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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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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