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Hardwood floor and refinishing advice from The Flooring Girl. More at http://TheFlooringGirl.com
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10 Hardwood flooring Trends for 2015.

10 Hardwood flooring Trends for 2015. | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
2015 Hardwood flooring and Stain Trends. Hardwood trend report: 1) Hardwood Color preferences, 2) Hardwood style trends, 3) emerging areas for hardwood.
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What's trending in hardwood floors?  This article discuss the hardwood color and style trends for 2015.

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Kitchen floors - Is hardwood flooring or tile better?

Kitchen floors - Is hardwood flooring or tile better? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Comparison of hardwood flooring vs. tile flooring for kitchens in Westchester NY - pros and cons and costs
Debbie Gartner's insight:

Are you remodeling your kitchen?  One of the most common questions I get is whether tile or hardwood is better for the kitchen.  Related questions would be how practical hardwood is for the kitchen and what do new home buyers look for in kitchens?

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How much does it cost to refinish hardwood floors?

How much does it cost to refinish hardwood floors? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
There are many factors that impact the cost for refinishing hardwood floors, but generally, in Westchester County NY, the price will range from around $2.00-5.00 per square foot,
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One of the most common questions I get is "How much does it cost to sand and refinish hardwood floors?"  Of course the answer depends on your area of the country, the amount of area to be done as well as several other factors such as type of polyurethane, stain vs. natural, number of coats of poly and prep work. This provides some guideline and ranges that will help you better understand what goes into the costs.

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9 Ways You're Ruining Your Hardwood Floors (Without Even Realizing It)

9 Ways You're Ruining Your Hardwood Floors (Without Even Realizing It) | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Hardwood floors are basically synonymous with stylish interiors these days -- and you already know that they require special care compared to other flooring choices.
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Great advice on maintaining your hardwood floors.  Some do's and don'ts.  I give my customers very similar advice.

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What is the Best type of hardwood flooring for Dogs?

What is the Best type of hardwood flooring for Dogs? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Types of hardwood flooring that are best for dogs and advice on woods that will dent less and show scratches less. Includes info on species, color & finish
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This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get "What types of hardwood are best for dogs?" This article provides advice on best species, stain colors, finishes and styles so that you and your dogs can co-exist with your hardwood floors.

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What types of flooring give the best ROI if you're selling your home?

What types of flooring give the best ROI if you're selling your home? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Types of flooring with best ROI (return on investment) if you are selling your home in Westchester NY, Westchester hardwood flooring and refinishing
Debbie Gartner's insight:

When it comes to preparing your home for sale, many customers want to know which investments in their flooring make the most sense - which will give them the best return on their investment.


This is also an important question for customers looking to stay in their homes.  They want to do what's best for their enjoyment of the home as well as spend wisely to help them in the long run.


This article discusses the best Return on investment for flooring.

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Connor with HONOR's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:29 PM

Before you spend the money on hardwood flooring, you may want to have a look at this article reference to the types buyers love most, even if you don't want to sell your home. #realestateflooring #improvements #housingmarket

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Thank you so much for sharing this on Scoop.it as well as all the other social media. You're the best.
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FAQ's for Hardwood floor refinishing in Westchester County

FAQ's for Hardwood floor refinishing in Westchester County | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Hardwood floor refinishing - frequently asked questions such as how long does it take? How messy is it? What is hardwood floor buffing? FAQ's for hardwood.
Debbie Gartner's insight:

When it comes to hardwood floor refinishing, customers have lots of questions.  This collection of Frequently Asked questions should help answer the one that come up most often.


These posts may come in handy on hardwood floor refinishing:

Oil based vs water borne polyurethane


How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?


Hardwood floor refinishing - frequently asked questions

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Oil vs water based polyurethane:Which is better for refinishing wood?

Oil vs water based polyurethane:Which is better for refinishing wood? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Oil based vs. water based polyurethane : Which lasts longer and which is better for refinishing your hardwood floors? Pros and cons of both types.
Debbie Gartner's insight:

Oil based polyurethane? Water borne polyurethane? Which is better for your hardwood floors? This is one of the most common questions I get from my customers when they are sanding and refinishing floors. Some companies don't explain the difference and it's important to understand what you are getting as it can impact the look, longevity, cost and time to complete the refinishing process.


These posts may come in handy on hardwood floor refinishing:

Oil based vs water borne polyurethane


How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?


Hardwood floor refinishing - frequently asked questions

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Lynn Pineda's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:25 PM

Not sure what will work best for you?  Read this article from The Flooring Girl expert, Debbie Gartner, who zeroes in on the differences for refinishing wood. Hardwood floors are beautiful and you want to make sure you know the Pros and Cons and how it will apply best for you!  Debbie explains it very well here.

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Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2014 | Westchester NY

Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2014 | Westchester NY | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
2014 Trends for Hardwood floors - Westchester County, NY - What's hot and stylish in flooring. 8 trends for hardwoods from vintage to ultra chic ebony.
Debbie Gartner's insight:

Hardwood flooring is hot in the Westchester and New York market.  It's stylish, easy to clean and it stands the test of time. But, what types of hardwoods are most in style for 2014?

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Staining hardwood floors gray | Refinish wood with gray

Staining hardwood floors gray | Refinish wood with gray | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Refinish hardwood floors gray in Westchester., Believe it or not, gray hardwood flooring is in style! Here's how to get the gray look on your hardwood..
Debbie Gartner's insight:
Gray hardwood is chic and stylish, and it's one of the latest trend in hardwood flooring. Check out this new look - gray hardwood floors. They can be made lighter or darker gray. You can even refinish your existing hardwood floors to make them gray.http://theflooringgirl.com/blog/staining-hardwood-floors-gray-westchester-county-ny.html
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How long does it take polyurethane to dry on hardwood floors?

How long does it take polyurethane to dry on hardwood floors? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
When refinishing hardwood floors, how long does it take polyurethane to dry? How long does it take for the poly to cure?
Debbie Gartner's insight:

When it's time to sand and refinish your floors, it's important to plan ahead so you have enough drying time.  The floors need to dry for several days and it can take many more for them to fully cure.



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Dark hardwood flooring - it's hot!

Dark hardwood flooring - it's hot! | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Dark hardwood flooring in Westchester NY - dark species and dark stains - ebony, dark walnut, jacobean, royal mahogany, brazilian walnut, black hardwood
Debbie Gartner's insight:

Yes dark hardwood flooring is in baby!  Chic and stylish for sure!  The trend is the darker the better and this seems to work especially well with kitchens that have white cabinets.  Check this article out on how to get dark hardwood floors.  If you have oak already, you may be in luck as it is usually fairly easy to refinish it to a dark color.

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Hardwood flooring stain color trends - What's hot!

Hardwood flooring stain color trends - What's hot! | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
When it comes to hardwood flooring, light and dark stain colors are in - both extremes. Hardwood flooring stain color trends in Westchester County NY
Debbie Gartner's insight:

One of the great things about solid hardwood is that you can sand & refinish them to your taste.  You can go from light to dark or anywhere in between.  One of the questions my customers often ask is "What stain colors are most in style?"  This post answers that question

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Hardwood flooring - Can you change the color of your hardwood floors?

Hardwood flooring - Can you change the color of your hardwood floors? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Explains the process for refinishing hardwood floors and changing stain colors - Westchester NY
Debbie Gartner's insight:

Let's face it, different people have different tastes. Some like dark hardwood, some like light hardwood, some like brown tones; others like red tones.


Many homeowners and home buyers don't realize that it's usually simple to change the color of their hardwood.  Read more about it here:  Is it possible to  change the color of your hardwood floors?


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Connor with HONOR's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:27 PM

Good intel related to changing the color of your Hardwood Flooring. Maybe buyers in your current are looking for lighter shades - check this out. #flooring #realestate #buyersofhomes

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Red oak vs. White Oak hardwood flooring - what's the difference?

Red oak vs. White Oak hardwood flooring - what's the difference? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Differences between red oak and white oak hardwood flooring - color, graining, hardness, cost. Red oak vs. white oak hardwood.
Debbie Gartner's insight:

What's the difference between red oak and white oak flooring?  Is one better than the other?  If you are adding additional wood to your home and you want to match what you have, it's important to know which species you already have in your home.


Red oak or white oak hardwood

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Refinishing hardwood floors - how long does it take?

Refinishing hardwood floors - how long does it take? | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
Length of time to sand and refinish hardwood flooring. Oil vs water polyurethane- impact of drying time.Refinishing hardwood floors - how long does it take?
Debbie Gartner's insight:

How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get, and it's important to plan ahead on this, especially if you are moving into a new home. 


Really, there are 2 parts to the question - how long does it take to do the work and how long does it take to dry?  Read on for answers so that you can properly plan your timeline.


These posts may come in handy on hardwood floor refinishing:

Oil based vs water borne polyurethane


How long does it take to refinish hardwood floors?


Hardwood floor refinishing - frequently asked questions

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How to Rank: 25 Step SEO Master Blueprint

How to Rank: 25 Step SEO Master Blueprint | Hardwood Flooring Advice and FAQ's | Scoop.it
If you’re like most SEOs, you spend hours each week reading the latest SEO tactics and search engine tidbits. We spend hours learning, but does 90% of it change what we actually do - that is, the basic work of ranking a web page for search? To lend a hand, let me introduce the 25 Step SEO Master Blueprint.
Debbie Gartner's insight:

This is one of my all time favorite SEO posts.  Cyrus has created an epic post about key ways to improve your rankings online.  It's post that you may want to refer to over and over again. That's how good it is.

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Debbie Gartner's comment, March 30, 2014 1:08 PM
You're welcome, Bill. Now, all I have to do is figure out how to reclassify this since it's SEO advice and not flooring. LOL>
Debbie Gartner's curator insight, April 5, 2014 7:05 AM

This is one of my all time favorite SEO posts.  It is almost like a bible. Thank you Cyrus for this epic post.  Love it.