Posts Tagged ‘hardwood flooring’


Hardwood Flooring or Cabinets: Which to Install First?

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

kitchen-cabinetsHardwood Flooring First or Kitchen Cabinets: The Big Kitchen Renovation Dilemma

Are you considering a complete kitchen renovation? Are you thinking of changing the flooring as well as the cabinets and appliances?

If you are interested in a complete kitchen overhaul, one question will put you in dilemma: Should I install hardwood flooring first or kitchen cabinets?

Hardwood Flooring or Kitchen Cabinets: Is there a Solution?

The answer to the question depends on your situation. If you are undertaking a massive makeover in the kitchen, it is best to install hardwood flooring before fitting the kitchen cabinets.

Take a look at the list of compelling reasons that will help you to solve the dilemma of hardwood flooring vs. cabinets:

hardwood-flooring· The Benefit of Flexibility

Usually, hardwood flooring will last longer than the kitchen cabinets. Also, you may be tempted to change the layout of the kitchen and make changes to the cabinet footprint.

If you have such flooring across the kitchen floor, you will be able to change the placement of cabinets as well as appliances easily.

· The Height Issue

When you install kitchen cabinets and appliances on the sub-floor first, you can end up getting the height of cabinets wrong. You will then have to insert plywood risers below the cabinets to get the height right.

Instead of spending time and labor on plywood, why not install the hardwood flooring first?

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Hardwood Flooring Advantages and Maintenance Tips

Friday, April 29th, 2016

baraboo-wisconsin-furniture-hardwood-flooringHelpful Tips on Hardwood Flooring

Installing hardwood flooring is a huge financial commitment that pays off in a big way in the long run. With that in mind, it is important to be able to take care of your new flooring to have it in top condition for as long as possible. With proper care and maintenance, it is possible to have your hardwood flooring for many years; even a lifetime. Before getting into the helpful tips on hardwood flooring, it is only right to first explore why you would want to consider this kind of flooring in the first place.

Advantages of Hardwood Flooring

There are many advantages attached to hardwood floor which is why this is one of the most popular types of floor on the home renovation market today. Some of the advantages in this case include:

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Solid Oak Hardwood Flooring

Maintenance: as you will soon discover, hardwood floors are very easy to clean and generally care for. The inherent properties of the wood make it resistant to dirt and stains such that they don’t stick to the floor. Most of what is needed is regular vacuuming and mopping with a damp cloth or mop. In addition to this, unlike carpet, wood doesn’t fade and will retain its original color for a long time to come.

Health: because wood doesn’t trap debris in the way carpet does, the air in the house is usually fresher and cleaner. This is especially important for people with allergies or respiratory illnesses who need constant clean air in and around the home.

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Benefits of Wood Flooring

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

hardwood-flooring-careThe Advantages of Switching to Wood Floors

by Md Hogue

When thinking of changes that need to be made to our homes to make them more attractive and convenient, it is easy to overlook the importance of the ground beneath our feet. Despite the fact that we use it every single day, it is easy to forget the impact of our floors on our lives. The type of flooring we use affects many aspects of daily life, from the everyday cleaning that is built into our routines to our choices in décor. Therefore it is worth considering when making small upgrades to a household, since it allows a whole new avenue of design and comfort.

One of the main advantages that wood tiling has over its alternatives is the fact that it adds a nice nostalgic look to any room. Choosing décor for your house is one of the easiest ways to express your creativity and add a unique spin on how you are represented to house guests, and other forms of flooring wind up hindering the aesthetic choices you can make. Wood flooring is able to become a form of décor itself, depending on the grain and texture, allowing it to be another choice in choosing the style of the room it is in.

wood-laminate-flooringAnother advantage of wood floors is their increased durability over their competitors. Other forms of flooring can stain and even after a few years need replacement, yet wood floors are built out of naturally strong wood that is reinforced with a light finishing that allows them to last for years on end. Due to the simple nature of their components, they are also extremely easy to clean and repair, making them much less of a hassle then other conventional floors. Due to their hard surface not attracting as many allergens, for people with sensitivities to pollen or dander they are a great way to help cut back on their negative effects.

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Hardwood Flooring Care

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Care and Maintenance Tips for Hardwood Floors

Tips for taking care of your hardwood flooring

Hi I’m Chip Wade you might recognize me as a host, designer and contractor from TV.

Today we’re going to discuss the best care and maintenance tips from one of my favorite flooring types, hardwood flooring.

hardwood-flooring-careHardwoods are amazing performers in your home but they’re not indestructable following some great general guide lines will help you maintain the strength and lasting beauty for years to come.

First, vacuum and sweep your floor regularly with a soft bristle broom especially in high traffic areas, this will reduce grit and dirt buildup that can scratch the wood surface.

Make sure you use a vacuum that does not have a meter bar or rotary brush head. For spills wipe immediately and use Mohawk floor care essentials part wood and laminate floor cleaner. Apply directly to a clean white cloth.

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Hardwood Flooring | Tips to Keep It Looking New

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

mcgann-furniture-baraboo-wisconsin-hardwood-flooringTips to Keeping a Clean Hardwood Floor

By Dan J Delgle

Hardwood floors give your home a warm and classic feel. They appear bright and shiny at first but they can quickly acquire scuffs and scratches. If you want to keep your floors looking brand new, you will have to get polishes and restoration from time to time.

Here are some things that you can do in order to keep these cleaning services sparse and keep your floors scratch-free for as long as possible:

Use cleaning products specifically designed for hardwood flooring. Common household cleaning and dusting products can leave permanent damage on wood flooring. Make sure that you get products that are made for use on wood. Apart from that, there are a few chemicals that should never be used to clean hardwood. Ammonia should never be used on any hardwood floor. Also, be sure to never wax any floor that has a glossy finish such as urethane. (more…)