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Hardwood Flooring

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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5 Advantages of Switching to Hardwoods You May Not Know About

Most people understand the obvious advantages of switching to a hardwood floor – especially the luxurious appearance and the durability of wood flooring. But there are also other advantages, benefits that not everyone realizes at the time. Here are the top unexpected features that hardwood floors bring, and why they should influence your decision.

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Why Installing Hardwood Flooring Throughout a Home is a Great Idea

If you are considering an upgrade to install hardwood flooring, here are some tips to get the most benefits in the long run. If you install hardwood flooring in your entire home, even if some of the rooms will also have carpeting, this adds value for resale and is more beneficial in the long run to allow for potential changes in the use of each room.

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Adding a 'Special' Room Turns a Regular House Into A Luxurious House

Brand new and elegant hardwood flooring can turn a drab room into an excellent space for more enjoyment of your home. This may also result in a higher resale value if you choose to sell the home in the future. This guide gives some creative ideas about the types of special rooms that you can consider to make your home really wonderful, including a ballet/dance studio, exercise/yoga place, a private chapel, and a sunroom.

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How to Mix & Match Different Types of Flooring

At UB Hardwoods the choices are not limited to just hardwood flooring. Of course, we love hardwood flooring; however, we also install carpeting, vinyl flooring, and tile/stone to create a complete, beautiful renovation of a home or commercial property. Here are some suggestions about how to mix and match the floor covering choices to achieve the best results.

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