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Living Room with hardwood floors
Are Hardwood Floors Hard To Maintain?  How do I keep my wood floors looking good? Like many aspects of homeownership, parts of it are hard (pun intended) but worth it. Read on for some basic tips to keeping your hardwood floor in great shape. If you are a new homeowner in the Minnesota area or...
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Multi Colored Area Rug On Wood Floor
Should My Home’s Floors Match? We get this question all the time. Should your home have the same flooring throughout? What if you want different flooring in your kitchen, but you have an open floorplan? If you have beautiful hardwoods in one part of your home and are now doing the rest of the rooms,...
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Wood Floor
Relative Humidity Can Affect Wood Floors. Wood floor manufacturers recommend keeping the relative humidity level in your home between 35% and 55%. At the same time, Window manufacturers recommend keeping the relative humidity level (RH) under 30%, especially in the winter month in northern climates like Minnesota. The ideal relative humidity based on the temperature...
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Flooring Contractor At Work
Cupping, crowning, buckling, and peaking are used to describe warping and damage caused to both wood floors and engineered hardwood floors due to moisture or changes in humidity. It’s essential to keep these changes in mind during installation. Cupping When excess moisture saturates the underside of your floorboards, a typical result is cupping. The sides...
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Area rug and wood floor
Area rugs offer a beautiful, easy way to protect your hardwood floors, especially in high-traffic areas. There are also some caveats that homeowners should know to keep their floors looking as beautiful as the day they were first installed. Okay, that may be a tall order, but you can certainly keep them in tip-top shape....
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Woman Sneezing in Home Office
Many people suffer from allergies. There are a lot of reasons why someone would install hardwood flooring in their home. They are beautiful, easy to clean, and never go out of style. But there is another reason to love wood flooring. It’s much healthier—especially if you are one of the 20 million adults and 6.1...
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Couple Lying Together On The Hardwood Floor P6vefka
Like many homeowners, you may have pulled up old carpeting intending to replace it with new carpeting, only to discover that you have hardwood floors underneath. This might leave you wondering if you should cancel your carpet order and take advantage of the benefits that hardwood floors have to offer. Then, you see the paint...
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Wood Work Table With Copy Space
The beauty of hardwood floors is undeniable. Plus, hardwood floors have the benefits of being a better choice for people with allergies, durability, and easy maintenance. Because of this, it would be tempting to install hardwood floors throughout your home–including in your basement. Unfortunately, if your basement floor is below grade (beneath ground level), hardwood...
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Carpenter Works On Woodworking Machine Lumber
  Oak—The King of Hardwoods. Oak is the most popular choice for hardwood floors and with good reasons!  Starting around $2 per square foot, It is also affordable. This is thanks to Its wide availability. With proper upkeep, it can last at least 25 years. Many oak floors have lasted longer than a century! An...
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Dog Laying On Wood Floor
Many homeowners love the look of hardwood floors, but they have a dog. Does that mean hardwood flooring is out of the question?  Definitely not. Your dog can live harmoniously with your hardwood floor as long as you review and consider the following factors: Prefinished vs. Unfinished Hardwood Flooring Whether you have a dog or...
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