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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 30
Carpet runners for steps. Westchester NY. This quick video blog explains what carpet runners are and when they can make sense for your steps. Below are close ups of the wool carpets I shared in the video.   Wool carpets are much stronger than nylon or polyester carpets, and this is especially imp...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 12
I got this idea from Susan Emo to highlight my top posts for each month.  First, I thought it just might be fun to see which ones rose to the top (sorted by clicks), second, over time I will get some good learning on what is working/what isn't, third, for my readers, you may find an interesting p...

By J. Philip Faranda, Broker-Owner
(J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY)
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Discovering Westchester County is like peeling an onion-anyone that views "the 914" as an amalgam of bedroom communities slumbering while all the action takes place south of us in Manhattan is missing out. For the last 37 years, Broadway has had an outpost right in Elmsford at the Westchester Bro...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 11
Carpet Trends - Westchester NY - August 2011 1.  Neutrals - Beiges, taupes, grays are in for carpet.  After all, going neutral opens up all sorts of other possibilities for decor.  I'd rather have the eye focus on walls, window treatments, paintings, pillows then the carpet (esp since it will get...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 18
Flooring Trends  - Westchester County This begins my series on flooring trends in the market for Westchester county.  As I don't have data for the category, I can only provide this based on what I'm seeing and the calls I'm getting. 1.  Refinishing hardwood floors, especially before moving in - B...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 33
When we refinish hardwood floors in Westchester NY, we often come across pet stains in the hardwood - from dogs or cats or both.  Sometimes we see this during the initial estimate; other times there is carpet there, and we don't see the stains until after we rip up the carpet.  Unfortunately, if ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 3
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Elmsford NY 10523? 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 Co...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 29
Out of curiousity, do you prefer dark hardwood or light hardwood.  More often than not, my customers seem to prefer one extreme or the other.   Also, if someone has their house on the market, would you recommend dark hardwood or light?   I certainly have my own opinions on this, but I'd LOVE to h...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 19
A customer recently asked, "Which type of carpeting is better for a rental in Westchester NY - nylon or PET (polyester)?" I think my response surprised him.  My answer was "Neither; you are probably better off with laminate flooring for a rental."   Background and disclaimers Laminate flooring lo...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 37
4 years ago I took the plunge.  I left Corporate America to start my own flooring company.  I had a very successful career as a Marketing Director at top companies including Procter & Gamble, Cadbury Schweppes and Revlon.  I traded it all in and bought a franchise called Floor Coverings Internati...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 11
Floor Coverings International of Westchester NY (Elmsford) is featured again in Westchester Magazine.  We are featured in The Best of Everything 2011 issue.   Here is our snippet. Shop at Home—It’s not often a female flooring expert comes to your home to show you samples of tile, carpet, laminate...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 26
With this post, I have officially completed the May 31 day challenge.  Yes, I did complete the original 30 in 30, 31 Days of Dec and 31 days of January.  Wow, that's a lot of blogging. How many made it through?  How many had a minor snafu (I've read a bunch). Did you find it has helped you get in...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 87
Sweet.  I just hit 300,000 pts...and exactly 300,000 thanks to my friends here at Active Rain.  You guys rock.  Thx for the support on the last post putting me over the top. I can't believe what a whirlwind it has been.  Such an amazing community, such amazing learning. I've been here just slight...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 2
Are you looking for tile flooring and installation for your home in Elmsford 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 ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 44
Since it's Earth Day, I figured I would share some info on cork flooring.  In the last few weeks, I've had more and more requests for cork flooring which is so cool.  As you can see, cork flooring has really come a long way...see the variety of options out there. By far, the most popular spot for...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 14
Floor Coverings Interational of Westchester NY/Stamford CT has been rapidly growing. Last year we won the Angies List 2010 Super Service Award and 2010 Silver growth award two years in a row with 48% growth this past year.  Are you stirred by style? Intrigued by texture? Have a talent for transfo...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 3
Are you looking for laminate flooring for your home in Elmsford 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 ...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 10
Lately I've gotten a lot of nice comments on my blog posts and many Active Rainers saying the wish I lived closer.  And, believe me, I wish I did (or vice versa).  I have to tell you that means so much to me and makes my day. But, you never know...you may be in luck...Floor Coverings Internationa...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 0
Are you looking for carpeting for your home in Elmsford 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? W...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 6
Here's the 9th installment of some of my older flooring posts. There are some funny ones in here.  At the end of this post I've added links to Parts 1-8 , in case you missed them or want to bookmark them. 1.  Funny flooring Story - you never know what could happen  This is a true story. 2.  Helpi...

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