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08
Nov

Trends in Hardwood Flooring: Colors Trending Now

If there’s one thing that’s true about the home décor industry, it’s that styles and trends come and go. As hard as it is to believe, hunter green really was a good choice for kitchen color in the late 90s. And today it seems crazy that a few decades earlier everyone put ugly shag carpet over their beautiful wood floors. If you’re in the market for new hardwood flooring (or…

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01
Nov

The Best Flooring Types for Rental Properties

Do you own rental properties in the Orange County area? If you’re considering renovating a rental property in the near future, you’re likely working through a long list of questions about what’s best for rental properties. Among others, you may be wondering about the best flooring types for rental properties. Best Flooring Types for Rental Properties At Best Flooring Orange County, we work with many landlords and property owners, and…

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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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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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26
Jul

How Is Engineered Flooring Different from Hardwood?

One question we get a lot at Best Flooring Orange County is about engineered flooring compared to hardwood flooring. Everyone has at least a basic idea of what hardwood flooring is, but how is engineered flooring different? Here are a few of the differences. Basic Composition First, understand that engineered wood flooring is real wood. It’s made of a thin layer of true hardwood and a thicker base layer of…

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21
Jun

How Long Does It Take To Properly Acclimate New Hardwood Flooring?

There are a few essential steps that can’t be skipped when you’re installing new hardwood floors in your California home. And perhaps the most important thing you'll need to do with hardwood is let it acclimate before installation. The process is what it sounds like: hardwood must adjust to the moisture content and environment of your home. Without proper acclimation, your floor’s planks could shrink, expand, distort, or even be…

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13
Jun

Hardwood Flooring Myths: Wood Coloration Becomes Inconsistent and Unsightly Over Time

As we continue our series on hardwood flooring myths, we’ll look today at some of the confusion surrounding hardwood flooring coloration. Some people think that the wood coloration degrades over time, becoming unsightly and inconsistent. Let’s look at the merits of this point. Myth: Wood Coloration Becomes Inconsistent and Unsightly Over Time The thinking goes that wood, as a natural product, will have an inconsistent look and fade over time.…

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08
Jun

Hardwood Flooring Myths: Wood Floors Are Too Hard to Maintain

This month we are continuing our series dispelling popular myths about hardwood flooring. This week we put to rest the notion that wood floor maintenance is especially difficult. Myth: Hardwood Floors Are Too Hard to Maintain This myth is a persistent one, perhaps in part because of all the images of damaged or rotting wood floors we see on cable TV home repair shows. Wood floors that aren’t maintained can…

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