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Hardwood Floor Care

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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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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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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