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How to Prepare for Your Hardwood Flooring Installation

If you’ve invested in the help of the pros for your wood flooring installation, you’ve made a smart choice! Get ready for a beautiful home renovation courtesy of UB Hardwoods—completely stress-free. While we guarantee when working with us your floor installation will be hands-off, preparing yourself and your home for the installation ensures a quick and seamless process.

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Best Hardwood Floors for Busy Homes

If your home plays host to an on-the-go, rambunctious family, you’re wise to choose wood floors. With their unrivaled durability and long-lasting good looks, they can stand up to nearly anything even your crew can throw at them!

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What to Expect from a UB Hardwoods Consultation

Making a flooring decision isn’t something that happens instantaneously—usually, that is. While some people go into floor installation knowing exactly what they want, many times, there is a lot of talking with a professional, working out the kinks and making the way towards a flooring choice that fits the client’s needs.

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Picking the Right Flooring for Your Stairs

Stairs: we all jokingly love to hate how hard they are to climb up, but they’re a necessary part of many American homes. Building up is more space-efficient than building out, after all. And because they’re a fixture in your to-be-renovated home, you’re left with the task of finding the right flooring for them.

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What’s a Flooring Moisture Barrier, and When Should One Be Installed?

If you own wood flooring, you no doubt know that you want to keep water off the top of it. While there’s no need to treat it with kid gloves, you don’t want to encourage any warping or staining! Indeed, certain types of flooring and spilled liquid don’t mix—but no type of flooring does well with liquid beneath it, which is where moisture barriers come into play.

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How to Prevent Humidity Damage to Your Flooring

Minnesotan summers are well known for humidity so thick you can practically swim through it. While this may seem like just an outdoor nuisance, in reality, high humidity can wreak all sorts of havoc indoors too—namely on your flooring. Ask any veteran wood floor owner and they’ll tell you all about how improper moisture management can cause warping, buckling, and staining!

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Three Wall Colors That Go With Dark Prefinished Hardwood Floors

Flooring really helps to make a room shine, but your paint job can make or break its ability to do that. Dark hardwood floors, in particular, benefit from a conscientious wall color, as when improperly decorated alongside they can make a room appear small instead of stately—and who wants that? You deserve your dream home, and that’s why U.B. Hardwoods is here with a few recommendations on how to make your dark floors and the walls that surround them harmonize.

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Best Floorings for Basements

When it comes to interior design, you might not think your basement to be any different from your home’s other rooms. Sure, it might be a tad chillier or cluttered down there than usual, but that shouldn’t mean there are any special rules you need to consider while decorating, are there?

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Top Prefinished Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2021

Hardwood is meant to last for decades – any floor installation expert worth their salt will tell you that. However, even though this flooring type is in it for the long haul, there’s nothing wrong with seeking some inspiration from what’s currently in vogue. Luckily for you, U.B. Hardwoods has taken the pulse of the industry, and we’re here to talk 2021 trends for prefinished hardwood floors!

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Oak Flooring: What Potential Buyers Need to Know

If you’ve already armed yourself with hardwood-care knowledge, you’re almost all set to fully take ownership of this luxurious flooring choice, but there are still a few good things to know before you send your floor installation team to start laying the planks.

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