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Hardwood Floor Care

Proper Self-Maintenance for Hardwood Flooring

All hardwood flooring will need professional maintenance, like re-coating and sanding, at various points in its lifespan. It’s a fact of the flooring type! However, hardwood floors also require a good degree of maintenance on the part of the purchaser. Taking care of your hardwood floor ensures its characteristic durability for years to come, and doing so can also extend the time between professional maintenance sessions.

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How to Know when Your Hardwood Needs Professional Repairs

Despite the flooring cost, hardwood floors remain the king of the flooring world. Their stately appearance and decades-worth of longevity beat out all other flooring types hands down. Not to mention that keeping them looking their best—free of gouges and stains—is easy with professional maintenance. Plus, if you want to totally change the color of your wood floors, many staining options are available.

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Preparing Your Wood Floors For Spring

Vacuuming and sweeping are usually all you have to do to keep your hardwood floors looking fabulous because they’re such a low-maintenance flooring option. But as you contemplate spring cleaning, you should consider these tips to keep your floors looking beautiful this spring — and for years to come.

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Stain Color Trends for Hardwood Flooring

A great way to give your home a spring makeover is by giving your floors a fresh look. If you have wood floors — or are considering adding wood floors to your home — the options are endless for what colors you can stain your floors.

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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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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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