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Bamboo versus hardwood flooring

What are the differences? Is bamboo even considered a type of wood? How do you install bamboo floors? We answer all of these questions and more. How does bamboo compare to conventional hardwood floors? Bamboo is not a tree; it is a type of grass, and it is harder than most conventional hardwoods. The Janka hardness

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Another one of the most frequently asked questions we get from our customers is.

I often get asked  “What is the difference between water based and oil based poly?”  Both oil and water based polyurethanes are like a coat of armor for the hardwood floor below, protecting the wood from damage.  Each type of polyurethane is a sacrificial layer that will show scratches and wear marks over time, and

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What is the difference between water based and oil based poly?

I often get asked “What is the difference between water based and oil based poly?” Both oil and water based polyurethanes are like a coat of armor for the hardwood floor below, protecting the wood from damage. Each type of polyurethane is a sacrificial layer that will show scratches and wear marks over time, and

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Stay Warm this Winter with Genuine Hardwood Flooring

Folks who live in log cabins know a secret that you, too, will learn if you have hardwood flooring installed in your home. Real, organic wood actually absorbs warmth, providing its own unique kind of insulation. For that reason, logs that are used to build rustic cabins or upscale ski lodges generally have four times

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Do Hardwood Floors Provide the Best Return on Investment? By 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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