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5 Reasons to Hire UB Hardwoods to Install Your Flooring

UB Hardwoods, based in Plymouth, Minnesota, is a family-owned business. If you're considering a new floor for your home -- or if you're looking for a company to install the flooring in your brand-new home -- you should consider hiring UB Hardwoods. Here's why: 

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Removing or Stripping the Stain from Hardwood Floors

One of the major advantages of hardwood floors is the ability to refinish them and make them look like new. But what if there's a deep stain on your hardwood floor that you want to remove? You may want to make your hardwood floor lighter, stain it again, or get rid of a bad stain job from previous owners. Here's what you need to know.

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Flooring Transitions: Connecting Multiple Types of Flooring

If you're using multiple types of flooring throughout your home or business, you're going to be left with some areas that require a flooring transition. These are edge pieces that are positioned between different floors for a polished appearance and an easier-to-clean surface. There are multiple options for flooring transition, depending on the look that you want to achieve. Here's everything you need to know.

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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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Dealing With Temperature Warping in Hardwood Floors

Older hardwood floors may begin to display issues with warping, especially when the temperatures are fluctuating. New hardwood flooring, whether solid or engineered, is pressure treated and chemically treated to prevent significant warping (though it still has to be acclimated to your home). Older hardwood floors, on the other hand, may buckle or bend as the temperature changes, creaking, settling, and sometimes even cracking.

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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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5 Advantages of Switching to Hardwoods You May Not Know About

Most people understand the obvious advantages of switching to a hardwood floor – especially the luxurious appearance and the durability of wood flooring. But there are also other advantages, benefits that not everyone realizes at the time. Here are the top unexpected features that hardwood floors bring, and why they should influence your decision.

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Why Installing Hardwood Flooring Throughout a Home is a Great Idea

If you are considering an upgrade to install hardwood flooring, here are some tips to get the most benefits in the long run. If you install hardwood flooring in your entire home, even if some of the rooms will also have carpeting, this adds value for resale and is more beneficial in the long run to allow for potential changes in the use of each room.

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