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Best Way to Resurface Hardwood Floors

Best Way to Resurface Hardwood Floors

The verdict is in, and you’ve decided it’s time to do a full resurfacing of your hardwood floors. Although it’s a time-consuming job, the effort is well worth it. Cared-for hardwood is gorgeous and ups the value of your home! And if you plan to live in your home for some time, resurfacing will also [...]

How to Remove a Surface Scratch From a Hardwood Floor

How to Remove a Surface Scratch From a Hardwood Floor

Uh oh. The dog went tearing across the living room floor and left scratches in his wake. Or without thinking, you moved the sofa to retrieve a toy, and now there’s a nice white mark on your cherry floor. Don’t worry! Unless the scratch is deep, a few at-home techniques can restore your floor and [...]

How to Clean Hardwood Floors Using Steam

How to Clean Hardwood Floors Using Steam

Hardwood flooring is a common preference for those who love natural beauty, quality, and durability. With proper care and maintenance, it can last a century and without going out of style. It is also the best choice for those suffering from allergies because it does not trap dust, and other particles that may trigger an [...]

Types of Wood to Use For Hardwood Flooring And Their Benefits

Types of Wood to Use For Hardwood Flooring And Their Benefits

When I went looking for new hardwood flooring for my home, I had no idea I’d need to consider the wood’s “personality.” I thought I’d just need to pick my favorite grain pattern or color. Not so easy! The number of available wood types is mind-boggling. Do I want maple? Pine? Ash? Fir? Oak? Bamboo? [...]

How to Get Pledge Off Hardwood Floors

How to Get Pledge Off Hardwood Floors

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Moved into my new apartment, a charming 1920s duplex with hardwood floors. They looked a tad dull, so I thought, Pledge furniture polish! It made my dining room table gleam, why not the floor? I sprayed it on liberally and rubbed the floor with a [...]

How to Clean Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

How to Clean Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

Back during the modernization craze of the 1950s, my grandmother — rest her soul — put down carpet and linoleum on top of the original, unfinished hardwood in her turn-of-the-century farmhouse. Needless to say, my mother decided to undo that abomination and restore the floor to its rustic beauty. But then again, she does have [...]

How to Fix And Clean Worn-Out Hardwood Floors

How to Fix And Clean Worn-Out Hardwood Floors

You’ve finally saved enough to put a down payment on that gorgeous Victorian house down the street, the one with the stained glass in the front door and the huge porch. And the vintage hardwood floors! Oh dear … those floors … If it looks like the prior owners held break-dancing sessions or food battles [...]

Quick Ways to Get Rid of Mold From Hardwood Floor

Quick Ways to Get Rid of Mold From Hardwood Floor

A friend of mine lucked out and bought a turn-of-the-century farmhouse that had been repossessed. She got the house at a great price, or so she thought. Then she found the mold spots on the otherwise beautiful hard pine floors. Mold is a perfect example of why moisture is bad, bad news for hardwood floors. [...]

Tips For Installing Wooden Floor Over Tile

Tips For Installing Wooden Floor Over Tile

The Surface, The Covering, And The Work As long as a tile flooring is secured, hardwood can be installed over it. How to install it is the more interesting part; it is much less tedious or arduous than you might think. It doesn’t involve great physical or mental ability, great effort, too much labor or [...]

Key Difference Between Engineered and Solid Hardwood Flooring

Key Difference Between Engineered and Solid Hardwood Flooring

You might remember this scene from a horror movie of not too long ago: A rustic cabin in the misty woods of the Pacific Northwest. The main character knocks over a vase, spilling marbles onto the cabin’s old hardwood floor. The marbles all roll towards the center of the room. The character and her boyfriend [...]