Buying or inheriting an old house can reveal several issues, particularly with hardwood flooring. Whether they are covered with carpet or are well worn, the question comes up: do you repair or replace the hardwood flooring?
Sick of your mother-in-law commenting about your lack of holiday design? Accentuate and protect your beautiful floors with these tips and festive decorating ideas.
Decorate your home for a festive family Thanksgiving and protect your floors while you're at it.
Near the holidays, people begin to think about how their home will accommodate guests and the best ways to decorate. However, an easy way to update your home (and impress friends and family!) is by refacing or adding a fireplace and redoing the flooring. They don't require tons of time or living in a disaster area, as a whole remodel would take.
Though summer is a fun and sunny season, the blazing heat and humidity are not fun to deal with. Depending on where you live in the US, the humidity is even worse. High humidity negatively affects certain things. Wood flooring, for example, can be damaged by too low or too high humidity.
Your hardwood flooring withstands a lot of action on a daily basis. It is pretty easy to prevent the day-to-day damages from completely ruining your hardwood. One type of damage you might have overlooked is much more insidious -- a termite attack.
Termites prefer the softer subfloor underneath your boards, where they can feast privately and more often. As a result, you could have a termite infestation without realizing it.
Wood flooring responds to humidity variations by expanding and contracting, sometimes the effects will be very noticeable. Now that warm and humid summer weather is rolling in, your wood floor will begin to expand. If you aren't sure what you're looking at or how to fix it, keep reading to easily identify the type of expansion and how to keep it under control.
Summer is traditionally a time people escape to the beach or maybe just a little stay-cation. Worries are on whether you packed your underwear and if you'll be able to hit every beach-side restaurant before the trip is over. It's not a time you want to spend thinking about how the many elements that make summer what it is can ruin your beautiful hardwood floors.
Flooring product manufacturers and dealers recommend professional flooring installation because it protects homeowners from bad results, unforeseen extra costs, and unnecessary delays. Not everyone can afford to hire a team to properly install and buy the flooring, luckily there is a service and product for every budget.
If you keep up with flooring trends, you're bound to love what's happening to hardwood floors in 2017. In addition to adding beauty to your home, this flooring increases its value. Anyone who is thinking of selling soon might consider upgrading from carpet to hardwood if they want to command top prices. To make the most of your new flooring choices, consider these top five trends.