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Ways You Are Ruining Your Hardwood Floors, Without Even Knowing It

Ways You Are Ruining Your Hardwood Floors, Without Even Knowing It

It’s important to know all the possible ways you might be ruining your hardwood floors so you’re prepared to fend against any dent or scuff mark. So, let’s dive in and explore the ways you might be ruining your floors without even knowing it, and how to prevent it in the future.

Protect Your Hardwood Floors From The Summer Sun

Protect Your Hardwood Floors From The Summer Sun

Summer is definitely here in the Midwest. We know how humid it can be but we definitely know how sunny it can be as well. Everyone knows that they need to protect their skin from the sun's rays, but did you know that you should also protect your hardwood floors from the sun? The sun can do some serious damage to your hardwood floors. Discoloration is the largest culprit, but it doesn't stop there. We'd like the give you some tips so that you know what to do in order to protect your hardwood floors.

Hardwood Flooring Disasters: Pet Stains

Hardwood Flooring Disasters: Pet Stains

A lot of our customers have pets. It's a common thing in the United States. We even have pets ourselves! Unfortunately, pets and hardwood floors don't necessarily mix well. To be more specific, we're talking about urine stains from pets. It doesn't seem like it would be a huge deal, but it could wreak havoc on your hardwood floors. Read after the break to see why.

5 Reasons To Finally Refinish Your Hardwood Floors This Year

5 Reasons To Finally Refinish Your Hardwood Floors This Year

At Plus Hardwood Flooring, we take hardwood floors very seriously as you can imagine. Feel free to look at some of our past work to see what we mean. We love what we do and we love doing this work for our customers. We often have our customers remark on how enthusiastic we are about hardwood floors, and we tell them that we're only like this because we know that we're some of the top professionals in the Chicago area. We're giving you some reasons to consider refinishing or installing new hardwood floors this year.

Hardwood Floor Profiles: Maple

Hardwood Floor Profiles: Maple

This week, we're going to be focusing on maple hardwood floors. Maple has a very distinct elegance to it that immediately attracts homeowners that are looking to add a level of seriousness to their space. We love working with maple as it is a "regal" wood. It definitely has a richness and fullness that you're hard pressed to find in any other type of wood.

Hardwood Floor Profiles: Bamboo

Bamboo is wood that many people are familiar with, but they forget about how it looks on a floor. In recent years, bamboo floors have gained traction in the market and they are now a major seller with those seeking to create modern looks for their homes. We find bamboo to be a particularly fascinating wood choice which has obvious upsides as well as downsides. Read on to see what we're talking about.

We're So Close To 500 Facebook Page Likes!

We're So Close To 500 Facebook Page Likes!

The Plus Hardwood Flooring Facebook page is so incredibly close to acquiring 500 likes! It's been a long journey, but we're incredibly proud to have this many fans on Facebook. It wasn't too long ago that it would be normal for most small business to not have any online presence. The times have changed inconceivably over the past decade. Everyone is expected to have a website and some social media presence. We accepted the challenge and we're proud of what we've built.

Real Christmas Trees And Hardwood Floors

Real Christmas Trees And Hardwood Floors

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. If your family celebrates Christmas, you're going to have to worry about a Christmas tree. We love live Christmas trees. There's nothing like waking up to smell of pine every morning. There can be a problem though. Live trees can wreak havoc on hardwood floors. We've put together a step by step guide to help you this holidays season so that your Christmas tree is something you enjoy instead of dreading.

Hardwood Floor Dreams with Houzz

Hardwood Floor Dreams with Houzz

Every great home improvement project needs to start somewhere. A single piece if inspiration can lead you on a journey that will end up being a story that you tell for years to come. You could fall in love with the hardwood floors on you favorite coffee shop, or maybe you saw a a really fun idea on the internet somewhere. We want to give you a jumping off point so that you can think about your next flooring project. We love Houzz for that very reason.

Be Wary of DIY

Be Wary of DIY

Occasionally, a customer will share a wonderful piece of social media with us that has to do with DIY. We always get a kick out of any type of video or photo gallery detailing the struggle of an individual that decided to refinish his or her hardwood floors on their own. We'd like to say that it can definitely be done on your own, but it's going to be a lot more work than most people bargain for. With plenty of research and preparation, anyone can do their own hardwood floors. Unfortunately, the internet has spawned a type attitude that affirms the idea that all professionals in any trade are trying to rip you off. Hardwood floor professionals are charging astronomical prices simply because they can. It simply isn't true, but it's nearly impossible to tell these people otherwise. We've compiled a list of our favorite DIY projects that went terribly.