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Top flooring articles for January 2017

Written by Posted On Sunday, 12 February 2017 19:08

I thought it would be helpful to compile my top flooring articles for the month of January 2017.


9 tools needed for a DIY hardwood installations - Most people hire professional installers for hardwood flooring.  Professional installers generally do a much better job (especially around the edges) and they can do this much faster.  But, if you are a do-it-yourselfer, here are the tools I recommend you use.


What types of hardwood are best if for kids?  I can't believe I haven't published an article this topic until now.  It's been on my "to do" list for a couple of years.  Of course, I do have an article on best types of wood for dogs, and generally the same principles apply - if you have heavy traffic, it doesn't matter if it's due to kids, dogs, adults.  This also provides advice to make your floors look better longer.


8 Advantages of Carpet tile.  This is a great do-it-yourself project and a great way to add some color to family or kids' playroom.  It links to places where you can buy carpet tiles online.



2017 Hardwood Flooring trends.  This is my annual Magnum Opus on hardwood flooring trends.  Get the trends right from the source.



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Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl

I'm known as The Flooring Girl, and I used to own my own Flooring store in Westchester County, NY.  I blog about hardwood flooring, sanding, carpet, other flooring options and home decor.


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