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The Best Direction to Lay Hardwood Flooring

The Best Direction to Lay Hardwood Flooring

As a homeowner, updating your space with beautiful new wood flooring is one of the best decisions you can make. But, before you pick out the right style of wood and schedule the installation, it’s important to consider one final question. What’s the best direction to lay hardwood flooring? Well, it all depends on a few factors, which we will discuss below.

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How to Extend the Life of Your Hardwood Floors

How to Extend the Life of Your Hardwood Floors

So you’ve finally upgraded the look of your house with beautiful hardwood floors and you couldn’t be more thrilled! Hardwood flooring is not only attractive, but durable, long-lasting, and a great option for families with young children and pets. Now the question is, how do you keep those sparkling new floors looking as gorgeous as day one? Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to extend the life of your hardwood floors. Let’s take a quick look at the do’s and dont’s of hardwood maintenance. 

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Do Hardwood Floors Help Sell A Home?

Do Hardwood Floors Help Sell A Home?

A lot of factors go into how attractive a house is to potential buyers, but there is no denying that flooring plays a prominent role. They are literally in every room. So, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are looking into replacing their old floors with hardwood. Hardwood floors are easy to clean, durable, and eye-catching. But, do hardwood floors help sell a home? In a word, yes.

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Summer Humidity Meets Hardwood Floors – What You Need to Know

Summer Humidity Meets Hardwood Floors - What You Need to Know

There is no denying that hardwood floors are a beautiful addition to any home. Not only do they add home value but they can stand the test of time. However, it’s a natural product and with that, it responds to different humidity levels. Elite Hardwood Flooring is located in Maryland, so we know our fair share of humid summers. So, while seasonal movement is normal, here is what you need to know when summer humidity meets hardwood floors.

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Don’t Make These Mistakes With Your Hardwood Floors

Don't Make These Mistakes With Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is a durable option that can stand the test of time. Solid wood can be sanded and repaired over the years. It is also the best choice when it comes to pets and children, who can do a number on floors. However, there are other ways hardwood floors can become damaged. We want to go over the common mistakes people make that contribute to this. So, don’t make these mistakes with your hardwood floors:

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3 Cleaning Supplies That Are Safe on Hardwood Floors

3 Cleaning Supplies That Are Safe on Hardwood Floors

The best cleaning supplies for hardwood should not only keep your floors clean and disinfected, but also extend its lifespan. However, many floor cleaners contain abrasive ingredients that can damage the wood surface. And, surface cleaners aren’t always safe either as many of them are not optimized for hardwood floors. So, which cleaning supplies are safe on hardwood floors? Here are five supplies you can use to clean and disinfect your hardwood floor without damaging it:

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Wood Flooring Care Tips for the Winter

Wood Flooring Care Tips for the Winter

Just as we should take extra time for self-care throughout the colder seasons, our homes can use some extra love, too. Hardwood flooring is a beautiful and durable choice throughout the home, and an investment you’ll want to protect. Proper wood flooring care is your best bet to combat the seasonal changes and challenges of winter.

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Luxury Vinyl vs. Hardwood – Which One is Better?

Luxury Vinyl vs. Hardwood – Which One is Better?

When it comes to flooring upgrades, homeowners have more options to choose than ever before. Making the right selection of materials is critical to ensure your new floor enhances the appearance of your home, provides long-lasting results, and meets your budget. Want to spruce up a room, or an entire home- with the familiar warmth and aesthetic found in hardwood? You have a number of great choices available to you, including luxury vinyl and genuine hardwood.

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How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Clean During Winter

How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Clean During Winter

Love it or hate it, winter is here. Needless to say, salt, slush, and snow can be a nightmare for hardwood floors. While the moisture may be the most obvious culprit, it’s not your only concern. In fact, the chemicals found in the salt used to combat ice can destroy hardwood floors if left unchecked. Fortunately, with the right preparation, you can protect your  floors and keep them free from winter damages.

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