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Hardwood Floor Care

Removing Stubborn Stains from Hardwood Flooring

Removing a stain from carpeting is bad enough -- but what do you do if your hardwood flooring gets stained? Hardwood floors, even when polished, do have a somewhat porous surface. If stains are allowed to set, they can be very difficult to remove. It's important to act quickly when a stain does occur... and to call the professionals if needed.

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The Five Biggest Dangers to Hardwood

So, you’ve installed a new hardwood floor. While your hardwood flooring is durable, laminated and looks great, you’ll need professional assistance to make sure it’s cared for. Unfortunately, hardwood floor care isn’t enough. Whether you’re planning to invest in hardwood floor refinishing, a new installation or other flooring option, you’re better off preventing damages—rather than repairing them. Check out the five biggest dangers to hardwood flooring below, and safeguard your investment before it’s too late.

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How Installing Hardwood Floor Adds to the Resale Value of Your Home

Three things clearly add value to a home, which are appreciated by almost everyone. They are modernizing the kitchen, upgrading the bathrooms, and installing hardwood flooring. Of those three, the most dramatic one is installing hardwood flooring. Imagine what your friends will say when they walk into your home and see your brand new, perfectly polished hardwood flooring. The effect is quite astounding and creates a wonderful reaction from visitors because hardwood flooring is both elegant and comforting.

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The Durability of Hardwood Floors

The durability of hardwood flooring is amazing. We are so proud to be a family-owned business in the state of Minnesota that has such an excellent tradition in homes with hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring literally lasts for generations.

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What is the Difference between Hardwood and Softwood?

Many may have heard the term “hardwood,” yet they do not know exactly what it means. They would be hard-pressed to name more than a few varieties of hardwoods and might be stumped if they have to decide about bamboo and redwood.

This guide will help you understand the different types of woods used for flooring and the characteristics that make each one distinct, but first, let’s talk a bit about science.

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When Should You Refinish Your Hardwood Floors

Are your hardwood floors starting to look a bit worn down by the traffic over the years? Every little bit can take its toll on formerly pristine boards. Refinishing the floor is an extensive and disruptive task, so it's important to only take that option when you absolutely need it. This is particularly true for engineered hardwood flooring, as you can only refinish it a handful of times before you're through the veneer. 

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How to Properly Clean your Real Hardwood floors

Hardwood floors can be a beautiful addition to any home, but there are some maintenance challenges of which to be aware. Like tile and other solid surfaces, hardwood floors are typically more sanitary than carpet, but they still need to be cleaned properly.

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4 Flooring Types that will Stand up to Small Children

Whether you’re doing a full remodel or just trying to spruce up a dated room, new flooring is a great way to breathe new life into your home. But when you have kids, it is important to know what flooring types will hold up best and to keep installation practices in mind.

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Preventing Furniture Damage on Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors can be a significant investment. In order to keep them looking brand new, homeowners need to avoid scuffs, scratches, and dings. That can be very difficult when managing heavier or larger pieces of furniture. Homeowners need to be proactive about the care of their hardwood floors if they want them to last a long time.


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Why Installing Hardwood Flooring is a Better Deal than Carpet

First, we need to put this in proper perspective. We can install some of the most beautiful carpet in your home that creates a stunning look. Many of our clients like vinyl flooring installed in the kitchen, carpet for the living room, and hardwood flooring in the dining room or other rooms. We are happy to do that.

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