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Do Hardwood Floors Provide the Best Return on Investment? Bt Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors LLC

Hardwood floors are durable, easy to clean, and look great. But will installing hardwood floors actually pay off when it comes time to sell a home? Real estate professionals affirm that this type of flooring is highly desirable for many buyers. “Most buyers nowadays are expecting hardwood,” says Andy Ross of All Hardwood Floors a Hardwood Floor installer and refinisher in Norwalk,

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Tips to Avoid Home Improvement Contractor Scams

The home improvement business is rife with scam artists as well as contractors that fail to follow local, state, or industry rules and regulations. Many prey on homeowners to make a fast buck. Within the hardwood flooring industry, these bad actors often do things like using inferior or even watered-down finishing stains, so that floors

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Choices in Dark Hardwood Flooring Colors

Andy Ross of All Hardwood Floors has observed a trend where dark woods, which were very popular a century ago, are experiencing a comeback. Decorative Sophistication and Drama Hardwoods that are stained a very deep, dark color make a powerful, elegantly formal impression. Think of the beauty and sophisticated impact of an almost black, gleaming

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Yes, You Can Change Your Floor Color

Lots of people  ask if they can change the color of their hardwood flooring, and the answer is absolutely, yes you can. There are some basic criteria that need to be met, but if your floors meet those then you’re good to go. All Hardwood Floors can help you choose just the right color and

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The Latest Data on Regional Floor Stain Popularity

By Andy Ross All hardwood Floors llC   I recently analyzed more than 500 floor installations over the past 12 months, in Connecticut and Westchester County New York. What I identified were some interesting trends in terms of what kinds of stains homeowners have been choosing. The trends might surprise you…and give you some inspiration

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Trends in Hardwood Floor Finishes

By Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors   Based on a significant sample of 500 homes in the New England and New York area over the past year, I observed some trends regarding the most popular hardwood floor finishes. If you’re in the process of selecting a finish for your floor, it can be a big

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Can You Use Hardwoods in a Kitchen?

The answering is a confident “yes”…which is why the use of beautiful hardwoods in the kitchen is experiencing a resurgence. Once upon a time, virtually every kitchen floor in New England was made of wood. But unlike the hardwood floors your great-grandparents may have used in their kitchen, today’s are much more spill-resistant and easy

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The Unintended Cost of DIY Floor Refinishing

Andy Ross of All Hardwood Floors offers expert refinishing services, and they can bring an old hardwood floor back to life in a gorgeous way. But a professional-looking refinishing job can be easier said than done. Sanding Hazards The main problem with DIY refinishing is that hardwoods are unforgiving, even if you make a simple

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Traditional Hardwoods vs. Engineered or Laminate Flooring

By Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors LLC Homeowners often want to know the differences between genuine hardwood and synthetic products like engineered or laminated flooring. In this guide, I offer some professional insight and answers to help you make an informed choice. Natural Hardwood Flooring Authentic hardwood is cut from actual pieces of hardwood harvested

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REFINISHING HARDWOOD FLOORS: The Secrets to Success!

WHAT’S THE PROCESS OF REFINISHING HARDWOOD FLOORS? First, you need to determine what sort of hardwood floors you have, because not all floors can be refinished successfully. Bringing in a professional can help you make the decision as to whether it’s worth refinishing your current hardwood floor rather than replacing it.   Solid vs Engineered

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