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Hardwood Floor Installation

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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Going Green? Consider These Eco-Friendly Flooring Options

Green building practices have been rising in popularity, and that includes more sustainable, eco-friendly flooring options. So if you are a environmentally conscience homeowner, considering installing new floors in your home. Here are some options you may want to consider to help you go green:

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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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How to Make Your Old House Feel Like New

If you have lived in your house for a long time, it may start to feel a little uninspiring or outdated. But before you remodel or move, consider doing one of these simple things to spruce up your home to make it feel like new again.

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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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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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