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Everything You Need to Know About Carpet, Tiles, and Carpet Tiles

Flooring installations by UB Hardwoods in Western Chicago are possible using a mixture of carpeting, floor tiles, and carpet tiles that make the best choices for how the rooms are used.  

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Repairing and Refinishing Stained Hardwood Flooring

There are two types of stains to consider when thinking about new hardwood flooring for your home. One type of wood stain creates beautiful color for the flooring, whereas the other type of stain (the less desirable) is unintentional and caused by spills or water-leak problems that can create an unwanted colored spot or blemish on the flooring.

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3 Flooring Problems That Tiles Solve

Chances are your life is pretty busy. Whether you're a professional in the process of establishing yourself in your career, you have a growing family, or you're enjoying your retirement years, the last thing you want to worry about is if your flooring can keep up with your life! Tile is one material that can solve multiple flooring problems at one time!

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Focus on Flooring: An Affordable Way to Remodel Your Home This Spring

Many homeowners celebrate spring by tackling projects around the home, which often includes a remodel. While a bathroom and kitchen remodel continue to be among the most popular for homeowners, they often come with a hefty price tag that can make them rethink their strategy. 


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Tile and Stone for Outdoor Patios and Walkways

If you want to redesign your outdoor area, tile and stone is an excellent way to deliver both functionality and appearance. Renovating your outdoor area improves your property value and extends your livable space. But you need to select the right tile and stone options.

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4 Reasons Vinyl Flooring Should Be on Your Home Improvement List This Spring

Spring is quickly approaching. If you're like many homeowners, you've been thinking about what kinds of home improvement projects you'd like to tackle now that the weather is showing signs of thawing out in the near future. Replacing your home's flooring is one of the quickest ways of breathing new life into a particular room -- or even an entire house -- that's also affordable and practical. Vinyl flooring is quickly gaining in popularity as a solution for homeowners. Below are four reasons why you, too, should consider vinyl flooring this spring.

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Thinking About Heating Your Floors? Here's What You Need to Know

When the winter weather intensifies, you may find yourself considering options for keeping yourself warm. Apart from upgrading your furnace, there's also another step you can take: heating your floors. Heated floors produce radiant heat from below your flooring -- and the hot air then rises up, warming the rest of your home. Here's what you need to know.

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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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Adding a 'Special' Room Turns a Regular House Into A Luxurious House

Brand new and elegant hardwood flooring can turn a drab room into an excellent space for more enjoyment of your home. This may also result in a higher resale value if you choose to sell the home in the future. This guide gives some creative ideas about the types of special rooms that you can consider to make your home really wonderful, including a ballet/dance studio, exercise/yoga place, a private chapel, and a sunroom.

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5 Considerations When Choosing Hardwood Stain

Installing new hardwood floors is a big decision. There are a variety of choices, colors, and styles to choose from. Making the right selection is easier with the right company, like UB Hardwoods, and the knowledge they bring to you. Consider the following five tips to help you get started on selecting the right floors for your home or business.

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