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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
What are the advantages of Oak Hardwood Floors for your home in Bedford NY? Oak is the most popular species of hardwood flooring here in Bedford NY. If you see hardwood in a home, chances are it's oak. Why is oak hardwood flooring so popular? 1. Oak flooring is very affordable since it's grown in the US and is  abundant. Oak hardwood tends to be less expensive compared to the other species (such as maple, hickory, brazilian cherry, etc). And, in Bedford NY, it's very readily available to get unfinished oak hardwood flooring. Often, unfinished oak flooring (that is refinished and stained on-site) is a bit less expensive than prefinished oak, especially as you go wider in the plank size.     2. Oak flooring is the standard of hardness, and oak tends to hide scratches well. On the Janka ha...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
 In Bedford NY, dark hardwood floors are very stylish. Many of my customers love the dark look...they even ask for Ebony. Dark hardwood is sleek and stylish, and it gives your Bedford home a sophisticated look.   How do you get dark hardwood flooring?   Most dark hardwoods are stained to make them darker. There are many species/types of wood that can achieve this look.     1. The most common dark hardwood flooring is oak that is stained with a dark brown stain such as Ebony (the darkest stain) or a slightly lighter with a Jacobean or Dark Walnut stain. Many customers who are seeking a dark stain want "pure" brown with no hints of red. And, these 3 stains seem to achieve that goal well. The above 2 pictures are ebony.   Even if you have red oak flooring, these dark stains will drown out ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Radiant heated floors | Bedford NY 10506 | Perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, basement and sun rooms Are your feet cold in the winter?  If you have tile floors or rooms that tend to be cold in the winter, radiant heat flooring may be a great option for you.  Heated floors provide a level of comfort and luxury and once you've experienced them, you'll never want to go back!  They are the perfect addition to your home in Bedford. If you are installing new floors for your home in Bedford NY, consider adding radiant heat.  Whether it's tile flooring (ceramic, porcelain, natural stone), hardwood, laminate and floating floors, cork or even carpet, radiant heated floors are a wonderful option.  The experts at Floor Coverings International can help you find the both ideal flooring for you and the ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
This is the 24th installment of my flooring posts.  It's a helpful way to find my higher quality educational posts as well as give them a bit more link juice.   What's the difference between vinyl flooring and laminate flooring? A lot of customers get these 2 terms confused.  These products are actually quite different.  One is waterproof/water resistant, the other is not!   Trends in Kitchen Flooring This shows the trends for kithen floors for our area.  Preferences may differ based on part of the country.   Can you install hardwood in a basement? This post explains when you can/can't install hardwood floors in a basement as well as the types you can use here.   Trends for Carpet runners in Westchester NY This discusses the style trends for carpet runners.  Carpet runners are becoming ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Selecting carpet for your home in Bedford NY has never been easier...now, you can Shop at Home for your carpeting in Westchester NY. Have you ever been to a carpet store and just felt lost and overwhelmed?  Sometimes, there are so many options that you don't even know where to start.  Sometimes, you may go into a store and find so many choices that you leave you more confused than you felt when you entered?  How do you know what's the best type of carpet for your home in Bedford NY?  What's the right one for your budget?  And, what's the right color?  Here's where we can help. We make shopping for carpet in Westchester fun and easy. Everything starts with the area you are looking to carpet.  Is it for a bedroom or a living room or a family room or basement or the steps?  Different rooms...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Radiant heated floors | Bedford NY 10506 | Perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, basement and sun rooms Are your feet cold in the winter?  If you have tile floors or rooms that tend to be cold in the winter, radiant heat flooring may be a great option for you.  Heated floors provide a level of comfort and luxury and once you've experienced them, you'll never want to go back!  They are the perfect addition to your home in Bedford. If you are installing new floors for your home in Bedford NY, consider adding radiant heat.  Whether it's tile flooring (ceramic, porcelain, natural stone), hardwood, laminate and floating floors, cork or even carpet, radiant heated floors are a wonderful option.  The experts at Floor Coverings International can help you find the both ideal flooring for you and the ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
 In Briarcliff NY, dark hardwood floors are very stylish. Many of my customers love the dark look...they even ask for Ebony. Dark hardwood is sleek and stylish, and it gives your Briarcliff home a sophisticated look.   How do you get dark hardwood flooring?   Most dark hardwoods are stained to make them darker. There are many species/types of wood that can achieve this look.     1. The most common dark hardwood flooring is oak that is stained with a dark brown stain such as Ebony (the darkest stain) or a slightly lighter with a Jacobean or Dark Walnut stain. Many customers who are seeking a dark stain want "pure" brown with no hints of red. And, these 3 stains seem to achieve that goal well. The above 2 pictures are ebony.   Even if you have red oak flooring, these dark stains will drow...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Yes, the fall is our busy season and it's already in full swing.   Every fall, we have customers in a rush...it's usually a week or so after kids go back to school.  They are out of the house (or in school...pending on their age), summer is over, and now it's time to get busy.  Time to put those plans into action.  Time to fix up your Westchester home before the holidays.   On Tues, we got a flood of calls and emails.  Many are booking appointments (I was very busy this week and almost fully booked for next week); others are placing orders, and others are coming out of the wood works and now want to get restarted.  (I have a few from the summer who now want to move, but in a different direction and upgrade the flooring; and I even have 1 from 2 years ago who now needs updated estimates)...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking to sand and refinish hardwood floors in Bedford NY?   It's amazing what a difference refinishing your hardwood flooring can make.  Your floors will look brand new and you even have the option to change the color.  You can go light, dark, mid tones, or red tones. It can really give your home (or room) a whole new look.   If you have hardwood underneath your carpets, we can restore the beauty of the hardwood underneath. It's amazing what a big difference this can make in your home.  And, believe it or not, it is usually less expensive to refinish your floors than to recarpet.  Refinishing your wood floors will also improve your home's value and it will be easier to clean and maintain.   At Floor Coverings International, we are a shop at home service.  We will bring the "st...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
I just wanted to collect the flooring posts from the latest challenge. It's useful to have them all in one place.   Hardwood Flooring Dark hardwood flooring in Westchester County Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring in Westchester NY Maple Flooring in Westchester NY Oak Flooring in Westchester NY   Carpet/Runners Carpet runners in Westchester NY | Carpeting for steps   Tile Reglazing Reglazing Tile in Westchester NY - Refinish and Resurface Ceramic   Refinishing hardwood floors Hardwood floor refinishing in Westchester NY   I'm still waiting for the 7000 bonus points.  It seems some people got them, but I'm still waiting.  Maybe because there were so many people who participated and I'm lower on the list.
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Refinishing hardwood floors in Westchester NY - Everything you ever wanted to know about sanding your floors. Refinishing your hardwood floors can have a huge impact on your Westchester home. You will be amazed at how refreshed your home will look...and the floors will look good as new. Many don't realize that when you sand and refinish the floors, you have the option to change the color - you can go from dark to light or light to dark or anywhere in between.   If you have hardwood flooring underneath your carpet, you are in luck. Usually, refinishing and restoring the hardwood will cost LESS than recarpeting. And, most homeowners prefer the look and feel of hardwood. Not only will it improve your home's value, but they are much easier to clean and maintain. How does the hardwood refini...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Yesterday, I had a missed call from an area code I recognized as the Atlanta area.  I called back and the person at the other end was surprised and said, "Yes, I heard you're the person to ask about Flooring questions."       I was surprised (and curious), so I listened.  She said that she found my blog and was intrigued not only because I explained things well (in a straight forward/easy to understand way), but also because I was a woman and she thought that was cool given that all the people she had previously spoken to about flooring were male.   She was trying to figure out what type of hardwood to put over concrete and came across my blog post.  She had been told by a contractor that she knew that you could put solid hardwood and glue it directly over concrete.  Her gut told her th...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
This morning I received an interesting call from a nice homeowner in California.  Unfortunately, she is having some problems with new and old floors.  It seems that she had some pickled oak floors in some areas of the home and was adding new hardwood to match and then refinish all the areas so that thye matched.  She interviewed several contractors and asked them about replacing some sections and starting from scratch vs. adding new and blending it in.  They opted for blending in, and I will say that on the surface, this probably was probably the right thing to do, and probably what I would have advised as well. However, her floors do not match.  Now, bear in mind, that I have not seen her floors, so all this info below is speculative based on her descriptions and I'm counseling her as ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Bedford NY 10506 10507? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple. We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a true estimate for you. And, third, of course it is more convenient this way. We provide guidance - Which is the best type of flooring for your environment and your budget? We'll help ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for tile flooring and installation for your home in Bedford NY? Whether it’s a kitchen floor, bathroom floors and walls, an entry way or mudroom, or even a Kitchen tile backsplash,we can help you at Floor Coverings International. We understand that it can be challenging to find the right type of tile for your floors, walls and backsplashes. What’s the right type of tile – ceramic, porcelain, tumbled natural stone, marble or granite? What’s the best style and color? What types are easiest to clean. Many customers seemed to get overwhelmed when they visit a tile store. Well here’s where we can help. Floor Coverings International makes it simple by “bringing the store to your door.” That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting and color coordinate with your cabin...
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By Stephanie L. Solano, Licensed Real Estate Agent
(J. Philip Real Estate LLC Westchester County NY)
I was lucky enough for my husband to surprise me with a great meal at The Bedford Post Inn for our anniversary. They have 2 restaurants (The Farmhouse and The Barn) and an Inn with 8 rooms and a yoga studio. The grounds are beautiful and rustic with a gravel driveway, arbors, stonework and nice plantings. It reminded me of Napa Valley. The dining room was also quite charming with a fireplace and nice decor. I understand that the fireplace gives nice ambiance, but in May it was too warm to have it on. The menu is not very extensive which is ok with me. I rather have the chef concentrate on a few items and execute them perfectly. We ordered off the a la carte menu, but there also is a 5 or 8 course tasting menu. Everything we ordered was excellent. We had the ravioli with chopped truffle ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for laminate flooring for your home in Bedford NY? We know it can be challenging to figure out which flooring is right for your space and whether a laminate floor is right for you. Which wood species and color will look best? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the laminate floors? What is a floating floor? Well here's where we can help. We make finding laminate flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll explain what a floating floor is and, we'll help you figure out whether laminate flooring makes sense for you and your budget. If you want, we can even show you hardwood ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for carpeting for your home in Bedford NY? Whether you're looking for carpeting for your bedroom, living room, family room or basement or even the whole house, we know it can be challenging to find the right carpet. How do you know which type of carpet is best for each setting? Which is right for your home and your budget? Which types are better for steps and high traffic areas? Which colors work best? Which ones last longer and which hide or repel dirt the best? Who should you have install your carpet? There's really a lot to consider and sometimes it gets overwhelming and more confusing when you go to a store. Well here's where we can help. We make finding carpeting simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for hardwood flooring for your home in Bedford, NY?  Sometimes it can be overwhelming when you go to a store...What's the right type of hardwood for your home?  Which species are best for your needs?  Which colors will look best (they do look different in your home vs. the store)?  Who can you trust to install your hardwood floors?  Well we can help you with all of these questions. We make hardwood flooring simple.  We "bring the store to your door."  That way you can see all the colors and styles in your own lighting and color coordinate with paint colors.  We'll help guide you to figure out what works best for your taste, your families' needs, your subfloor and your budget.  Many of my customers are pleasantly surprised on how easy and fun this is.  And, they are happy...
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By Nyc Country Homes Real Estate Group
(NycCountryHomes - Putnam & Westchester NY)
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