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25
Oct

Hardwood Flooring Myths: Wood Floors Are Bad for the Environment

This week on the Best Flooring Orange County blog, we’re back dispelling another myth about hardwood flooring. Have you ever heard that hardwood flooring is bad for the environment? After all, you have to cut down trees to make flooring out of them. More and more consumers are becoming eco-conscious. Maybe you yourself have wondered about whether hardwood flooring is the eco-conscious choice. Myth: Wood Floors Are Bad for the…

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18
Oct

Hardwood Flooring Myths: A Bad Investment if You Plan to Move?

We’re back this week with another hardwood flooring myth we want to dispel. One fairly common myth we run into at Best Flooring Orange County is that hardwood flooring is a bad investment if you’re not sure how long you’ll be living in your home. Let’s explore why people think this as well as why it’s not true. The Reason for the Myth The idea is that because hardwood flooring…

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12
Oct

Breathe New Life into Hardwoods by Changing Their Color

Do you have existing hardwoods in your home, but you aren’t pleased with the way they look? Then this week’s blog post is for you! Learn how Best Flooring Orange County can breathe new life into your hardwood floors by changing their color. Many Reasons to Change Hardwood Flooring Color There are all sorts of reasons you might want to change the color of your hardwood flooring. Your flooring may…

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05
Oct

Is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) the Best Flooring for Kitchens?

Here at Best Flooring Orange County, we get a lot of questions about what the best flooring type for kitchens is. Kitchens get a lot of traffic, and of course there’s plenty of opportunity for food and liquids to spill. For these reasons, the kitchen is one place where your flooring needs a little extra attention. Is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) the Best Flooring for Kitchens? Luxury vinyl tile, or…

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27
Sep

Best Flooring When You Have Dogs

One question we get a lot at Best Flooring Orange County is what kind of flooring is best when you have dogs in the home. Hardwoods Can Work First of all, we want you to know that dogs and wood floors can coexist. You’ll see lots of blog posts out there that tell you the opposite, but the truth is, most of them are from people who are trying to…

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20
Sep

Refinish or Replace? 3 Signs Your Hardwoods Need to Be Replaced, Not Just Refinished

Hardwood is legendary for its longevity. Properly maintained hardwood can last over 100 years— that’s a long time! To last that long, hardwood flooring needs to be well maintained. It also needs to avoid major, catastrophic damage throughout its lifetime. One reason hardwood can last so long is that it can be refinished a half dozen times or more in its life cycle. Refinishing is a great way to extend…

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15
Sep

Refinish or Replace? 2 Signs Your Floors Just Need Refinishing

One of the great traits about hardwood floors is their longevity. When properly maintained, true hardwood flooring can last over a hundred years! One way to maintain the longevity of your hardwoods is to have them refinished. Under normal wear and tear, hardwood floors should be refinished around every 20 years or so. If you’ve watched many home improvement television shows, you’ve probably seen some pretty terrible looking hardwood floors…

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06
Sep

Is Luxury Vinyl Tile the Best Flooring for your Orange County Home? A Quick Guide

If you’re looking for the best flooring type for your Orange County home, you may be wondering about luxury vinyl tile. Maybe you’ve seen it installed in a friend’s home or seen it on display at a store like ours. Is luxury vinyl tile the best flooring for your home? It just might be, in places at least. Here’s a quick guide on where luxury vinyl tile works best. The…

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29
Aug

Hardwoods and Heat: Keeping Your Hardwood Floors Safe in Warm Weather

Hardwood is an excellent flooring product. Its look, durability, and value are nearly unparalleled. That said, hardwood flooring can be a bit finicky if we’re honest. That’s certainly true throughout the warm-weather seasons of the year. When it’s hot and humid outside, you want to make sure you’re keeping your hardwoods safe. Keep reading for a few tips. Watch Out for the Sun Direct sunlight can do a number on…

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16
Aug

Luxury Vinyl Tile: Not Your Grandmother’s Vinyl Flooring

With so many types of flooring available these days, it’s tough to keep up if you’re not an industry pro. That’s why we’re here to help you learn! Today we’re going to take a look at luxury vinyl tile. One thing’s for sure: it’s not your grandmother’s vinyl flooring! What Is Luxury Vinyl Tile? Luxury vinyl tile, often abbreviated LVT, is a vinyl product. Vinyl, of course, is a manmade…

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