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Hardwood Floor Installation

4 Ideas for Updating Your Bathroom Without Busting Your Budget

Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most common rooms of a house that is slated for updating or remodeling. If you've been putting off tackling your bathroom because you're concerned about staying within budget, here are some creative ideas for doing just that.

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The Advantages of Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Traditional hardwood flooring is exceptional in its quality, durability, and beauty. That being said, there is another option to consider, engineered hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood flooring has two layers and are fused together permanently. The foundation (bottom) layer is a stable wooden core, and the top layer is hardwood. Engineered hardwood flooring is designed to resist expansion and contraction from changes in temperature and/or moisture.

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Maintain Your Beautiful Hardwoods For Years to Come

Did you know that there are many homes in the American Historical Register that have their original hardwood floors? With proper hardwood floor care, solid hardwood flooring can last for decades, even centuries! Some of the oldest homes in America that are listed on the historical register were built during the 1700’s. Many still have their original solid hardwood floors. These homes are hundreds of years old, and the hardwood flooring is as good as ever. The reason the hardwood flooring still looks good is that it has been well maintained over so many years.

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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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Creating a New Look with Hardwood Floor

Whether you’re complementing a new kitchen set, rearranging the living room or are removing the carpet, hardwood flooring is an awesome home addition. A floor remodel is a valuable project, and it can revitalize your home for the new year. If you’re considering a floor replacement, check out the great benefits below. UB Hardwoods is here to help, and it’s already making an impact across many homes.

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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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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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