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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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Not Your Grandparents’ Hardwood Floors

What’s trending in Hardwood Floor Finishes?                                                    Andy Ross All Hardwood Floors LLC   My earliest memory of hardwood floors was in my grandparents’ 1910 colonial in Norwalk, Connecticut. The wood had a beautiful luster, and as a boy the living room floor looked to me like a glistening lake. The idea of wooden floors

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Pros and Cons of Water-based and Oil-based Polyurethane

By Andy Ross Water-based vs. Oil-based Water-based polyurethanes provide a clear finish and have low odor. You can recoat them in two hours and clean your tools with water. If you start early enough in the day, you can apply the recommended four coats and sleep in the room that night. Oil-based polyurethanes leave an amber glow

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