Posted on 10/19/2020 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
If you’re like a lot of people, you see vinyl flooring as the “economy” option. Perhaps you associate it with your grandma’s kitchen dining room, or with your neighbor’s always-muddy entryway. Certainly, you might think, vinyl floors are far from the picture of class and luxury of wood floors. Why on Earth would you want it in your home, let alone freely choose it over other floorings?
Posted on 8/24/2020 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
Luxury vinyl has taken the flooring world by storm, owing to its beautiful, potentially wood-look appearance at a fraction of the price. Homeowners everywhere also covet it for its water-resistant properties and low maintenance nature.
Posted on 6/22/2020 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
You want new flooring. Your home is ready for an upgrade. Perhaps your old flooring has stains in it, or perhaps you’re dealing with water damage. Maybe you just seek a change or flooring that fits your lifestyle better. On the other hand, though, you’re also eco-conscious. You respect the planet and all its inhabitants and have adopted a waste-not-want-not mentality when it comes to home improvements. When you do renovations, it’s with a scrupulous effort to use the least amount of natural resources possible.
Posted on 5/25/2020 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
Hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring, carpet – whatever it is, you’ve finally settled on a flooring type, color, and style, and you’re ready to start renovations. That’s great! UB Hardwoods would like to congratulate you on how far you’ve come. Flooring renovation can be a complicated process, especially if multiple parties have to be on board. It’s time to take a deep breath and give yourself a pat on the back!
Posted on 5/11/2020 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
The English language contains many negative phrases about stone. Somebody’s heart can be “cold as stone,” and “a rolling stone gathers no moss,” for example. But when it comes to flooring, stone really rocks! Stone flooring stands up to spills and brute force alike, and its regal appearance lends itself to a great deal of decorational styles.
Posted on 2/3/2020 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
If you’re a carpet owner, you know all too well how much softness and style the flooring type brings to your home. From making any room feel a tad more comfy to creating an aesthetic statement of style, your carpet does it all, no doubt rendering it an integral part of what makes your home feel like, well, home.
Posted on 1/6/2020 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
Carpet has a long and nuanced history in the United States, one that perhaps speaks to its versatility as a flooring type. From nylon to polyester (PET) to triexta, carpet can be a suitable flooring type for countless different households, even those with kids and pets. Plus, it has a soft feeling underfoot that makes it ideal for people who crave a little more comfort in their day-to-day lives.
Posted on 12/23/2019 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
Winter is finally here! Frozen streets and holiday cheer abound. If you’ve done a proper winterization of your home, your flooring should keep going strong throughout these colder months, be it hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring, or even stone and carpet.
Posted on 12/9/2019 1:45 PM By UB Hardwoods
With snow falling all around and holiday music mumbling in the background, a perfect, picturesque winter’s night is the best time to curl up and get cozy. If you’re thinking about replacing your flooring right about now, you’re in luck. With the right flooring type, you could make a cozy winter’s night even cozier! Certain flooring types transmit heat better than others, while others simply feel soft and comfortable underfoot.
Posted on 11/18/2019 4:00 AM By UB Hardwoods
It’s finally fall in the Twin Cities, which means leaves of red and gold are falling all around and creating a breathtaking autumn landscape. But all of those beautiful autumn leaves are also falling onto your home’s roof and into your gutters, where they can end up creating clogs. What starts off as a minor clog today can end up leading to a serious problem down the road with foundation damage or even roof damage from ice dams. That’s why it’s important to think about keeping your gutters clean long before cold weather hits.