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pets and hardwood floors
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Pets and Hardwood Floors

We all know the beauty of a hardwood floor but you may also have been told that pets and hardwood flooring don’t mix. While hardwood flooring may not be an ideal flooring for pets, but carpet, laminate, and a variety of other flooring types aren’t either, it can be a satisfactory choice as long as you take necessary precautions and care.

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What Makes a Hardwood Floor Look Antique?

If you’re looking to remodel your existing hardwood floor or buy a new one that looks antique, there are some things you should be aware of. When you walk into a colonial or antebellum home like you tend to see here in the Atlanta area, the floor will have a certain look that can be difficult to identify. What makes the floor look the way it does and how can you replicate it?

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Wide Plank Flooring: How Wide is Too Wide?

Wide plank flooring is a big trend and has been in style for a few years. A blank is any board that is wider than 3″ while boards under 3″ are referred to as strip flooring. Wide plank flooring has many different appealing qualities. It is not as common which is one of the reasons people like it but there are times when it is not the right flooring for a specific space.

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Homeowners Are Installing Hardwood Floor on Curved Stairs

If you have curved stairs in your home, you know how great they can look. They can provide movement and unique design opportunities for a home. However, if you have hardwood floor or want hardwood floor, you’ve probably been told that they can’t be done on hardwood flooring. You might have been told that it can be done but it will be very expensive. Either way, those are ideas from the past. Curved hardwood stair treads are very popular right now. As with every design trend, the demand has inspired many contractors to innovate new ways to meet the need.

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Categories Hardwood, Laminate Floors, Tile

Hardwood, Laminate, Tile…Which surface is right for my home?

We have all been there. If you own a home, you have probably replaced a floor at one time or another. The decisions are many. Plus, in some instances, the decision could include a pretty hefty investment, both in time and money. What do you do? Which surface material is right for your project? We will talk about three of the most common choices for residential flooring in Alpharetta & Roswell. We will look at the pros and cons of each and hopefully help you decide which is right for you!

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Mopping a hardwood floor
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Should You Mop Your Hardwood Floor?

Cleaning your hardwood floor is a fairly simple matter. You should sweep it from time to time to remove any loose dust and dirt. As long as you have a strong finish on the wood, it should be fine. However, you might want to clean it more deeply occasionally. On tile and stone floors, that usually means mopping with hot, soapy water. However, water is the enemy of a hardwood floor. So, should you mop your hardwood floor or do something else?

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Why is White Washing Becoming Popular Again?

If you remember your high school English class, you remember reading about Tom Sawyer tricking the other kids into whitewashing the fence for him. It’s a famous scene, and the term “whitewash” has come to mean many things. However, it also still refers to the original practice of whitewashing wood. It is an old practice that was popular in the 19th century, especially across the northeast and midwest. You may see it from time to time here in Sacramento. It went out of favor for many reasons; largely, whitewashing was replaced by newer practices that were said to be more attractive. As with many 19th century traditions, it is popular again. Whitewashing wood floors is experiencing a serious resurgence. Read More Why is White Washing Becoming Popular Again?

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