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Top Flooring Solutions for Busy Families

Having kids completely changes our lives. From the moment you bring the new baby home, you’re constantly assessing the safety of your home, adding safety features to cabinets and utilities, putting up baby gates, and more. Once your child starts to walk, tumbles and falls are on your mind. And once the danger of sweet baby heads getting bumped eases up, your home is affected in new ways, with kids tracking in mud and bringing home friends and new pets.

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Start the New Year Right with Refinished Hardwood Floors

It’s the first year of a new decade, and for millions of folks around the world, this occasion marks an ideal time to set new personal goals and start thinking about new projects. If you’ve been putting off maintenance on your dull hardwood floors, the new year is a good time to take on such a task. By planning ahead and starting early, you can enjoy a beautiful new floor for most of the year.

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Best Flooring Solutions for Family Pets

Pet owners understand that the family pet is as important as any other family member. To animal lovers, the idea of life without a beloved pet’s happy tail wags and snuggles are unheard of. Unfortunately, pets don’t understand the importance of protecting floors and furnishings, and they can end up causing serious damage to beautiful floors over time. The best solution for pet owners is to find a compromise by installing durable flooring solutions that stand up to active pets without sacrificing style.

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Three Beautiful Designs for Your Dining Room Floor

Your home’s dining room is, in many ways, the center of your home. It’s where your family comes together to share holiday meals and create beautiful memories year after year. Over the years, your dining table will see its share of family transitions and heartwarming moments from playing board games to helping your kids get good grades. There’s nothing quite like a welcoming table ready for a family meal, but it’s just as important to have a beautiful, practical flooring solution underneath it.

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Getting Your Floors in Shape for the New Year

The holidays are upon us here in the Twin Cities metro area, and that means you’re probably busy entertaining family and friends and rushing around getting ready for Christmas. But right around the corner is the new year, and this year is a big one. It’s the Roaring Twenties all over again, and it’s the perfect time to start off the year with great resolutions to get your home in order this year. As you’re making your list of holiday resolutions, don’t forget to consider your floors.

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Why Hardwood is a Great Option for Kitchen Floors

For many Twin Cities homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where most families start their day with a cup of coffee and a little conversation, and it’s where everyone reconnects after a long day away from home. Over the years, your kitchen will see parties, board games, and beautiful meals where friends and loved ones break bread and share in love and laughter. Whatever flooring solution you choose will serve as a backdrop for all of the memories you share, and it needs to be able to stand up to the test of time.

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What are the Biggest Benefits of Hardwood Floors?

Not too long ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see wall-to-wall carpeting installed in every home you visited. Carpet had a good run dominating the flooring industry, with homeowners gleefully tacking it down to the detriment of the beautiful hardwood underneath. While carpet is still a popular option with its own unique advantages, millions of homeowners are starting to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of hardwood once more. With homeowners peeling up carpet and refinishing their floors, you may be considering whether hardwood is the best option for your Twin Cities home.

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Engineered vs. Traditional Hardwood: Which is Better?

Hardwood floors are one of the most beautiful and enduring flooring options available for today’s homes. They create a timeless look that looks as elegant and attractive in an older home as it does in a contemporary home. However, it is also susceptible to moisture and wear and tear over the years, which means choosing hardwood also means choosing the maintenance that comes with it.

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Why Stairs are the Most Overlooked Flooring in a Home

When it comes to replacing the flooring in your home, there are plenty of considerations to keep in mind. Most homeowners will take into account the area they’re installing new flooring in when choosing the flooring. For example, if you’re getting a new floor installed in the bathroom or kitchen, you’ll probably consider installing a highly durable and moisture-resistant floor.

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Top Design Decisions to Make When Installing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of the most versatile and enduring flooring options for homes. They look just as fantastic in a modern home as they do in a hundred-year-old Craftsman bungalow. When you install hardwood in your home, you can be certain it will last for many years or even generations. That’s why it’s important to choose a design for your hardwood flooring installation that you’ll be happy with decades from now.

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