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  • Tips For Your Hardwood Floors

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    Do you have beautiful hardwood floors in your home? Wish you could take better care of them, or are you thinking of ripping up that carpet and installing some for your bedroom or family room? Here are some tips to help you:

    If your place doesn't have hardwood floors, you probably wish it did. Wood makes great flooring. It's beautiful, long lasting and easy to clean. The Victorians weren't too fond of it (they covered with rugs and oilcloths the same floors people are now refinishing), and I seem to remember wall-to-wall carpeting everywhere in the '80s. But hardwood floors have almost always been in style for the last couple hundred years, so they remain a smart investment.

    If you are planning on installing or refinishing your existing floors, read on for some insight from a contractor that will help you get the most out of them. The area where you will lay the floor affects the type of floor that can be used. If you have hot-water or electric radiant heat, you can install wood flooring, but you must follow the manufacturer's instructions, and you will probably be limited to engineered wood.

    Main living areas like the first floor, kitchen and family room benefit from a harder wood, like oak or ash. In a bedroom or on a third floor, a softer wood (such as pine) will hold up just fine.

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