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01
Jun

Hardwood Flooring Myths: Hardwoods Aren’t Good for Kids or Pets

This month we’re continuing our series dispelling popular myths about hardwood flooring. Today we tackle the age-old question of the kid- and pet-friendliness of hardwood flooring. Myth: Hardwood Floors Aren’t Good for Kids or Pets People talk about how kids and pets are tough on floors, and that’s true. Your dog’s nails and your children’s toys have a high scratch potential, and kids and pets both aren’t the best at…

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25
May

Hardwood Flooring Myths: Hardwood Floors Accumulate More Dirt and Dander

Today we’re continuing our series on dispelling myths about hardwood flooring. For this week’s post, we’re putting to rest a myth about the accumulation of dirt and dander on your floor. Myth: Hardwood Floors Accumulate More Dirt and Dander This myth has a few variations. Stop us if you’ve heard one of these before: “Hardwoods always feel dirty.” “Hardwoods always look dirty.” “It seems like dirt and dander accumulates faster…

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17
May

Refinishing vs. Replacing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are a timeless choice for any home. They can last over a hundred years if properly maintained, and they add beauty and character just about anywhere they are found. If you own an older home, there’s a decent likelihood that you have hardwood floors somewhere. We’ve all seen those home improvement shows where people rip out old, nasty carpet to find beautiful hardwoods underneath. When hardwoods do fall…

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10
May

Why Quality Matters When Choosing Flooring

The decision to replace the floors throughout a home is substantial. No matter what materials you choose, replacing flooring is a significant financial investment. Because of this, many homeowners make this a race to the bottom. They seek to find the cheapest flooring material they can live with and have it installed as cheaply as possible, without much regard to quality. This is a mistake. If you’re on the cusp…

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03
May

Hardwood Flooring Myths: Hardwood Scratches Too Easily

Today we’re continuing our series on myths about hardwood flooring. There is a lot of bad information out there. It takes a professional to separate truth from fiction, and we’re here to help. Myth: Hardwood Scratches Too Easily This myth has its basis in fact, but there’s more to the story. Many of us have seen hardwoods somewhere in the world that are just scratched to smithereens. They look terrible!…

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19
Apr

Hardwood Flooring Myths: Hardwood Floors Are Too Expensive

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to take a look at a number of myths about hardwood flooring. There is a lot of bad information out there. It takes a professional to separate truth from fiction, and we’re going to help you do just that. Myth: Hardwood Floors Are Too Expensive Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: hardwood floors are just too expensive to be practical. You…

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13
Apr

Solid vs Engineered Flooring: How To Make The Right Choice For Your Orange County Home

Whether you just put a deposit on a new construction home or are updating your existing home to a unique style, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is your flooring. Gone are the days when everyone covered up floors with carpet, as modern wood flooring options provide an updated look and an easy-to-clean but durable surface. But you have to choose between more than just color or finish…

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07
Apr

Is Engineered Flooring Good For Your Orange County Home?

It’s not uncommon for a homeowner to hear “engineered flooring” and picture something manufactured and fake looking. But in reality, engineered flooring is wood flooring; it’s just created in a way that combines base layers of durable plywood with a top layer of wood of your choice — real wood, from top to bottom. As with any home product, the quality of your engineered floor matters. At a big-box store…

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30
Mar

5 Steps For Successful Floor Acclimation Before Install

When you’re having hardwood flooring installed in your Orange County residence, one of the most critical steps to take is ensuring your floor has been acclimated before installation. If you want your floor to have a long life with less risk of replacement needs and repairs, properly acclimating it is a must. What Is Floor Acclimation? Acclimating your wood will allow it to get used to its new home before…

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23
Mar

Looking For The Best Flooring In Orange County? It Might Be Under Your Feet

Drab and damaged flooring can negatively affect the entire feel of your home - which in turn can start bringing you and your family down. Scratches and dullness will draw the eye away from your other décor, and you’ll find yourself cringing every time you hear a piece of furniture dragged. Ripping up and replacing hardwood floors is expensive and resource-consuming, and shouldn’t need to be the only option when…

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