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Interior Design Ideas for Your Home and Incorporating Denver Hardwood Installation


July 19, 2017

Are you looking for ways to improve the inside of your home? Even with a few small changes, you can make a few quality changes that can provide huge changes to the overall look and feel. These changes can be to make it a space that fits your style or changes for staging for a sale. Learn how color, light, and space impacts the interior of a home, top types of décor and art to incorporate, and premier benefits of Denver hardwood installation in your home.

Color, Light, and Space

Color, light, and space play a large role in the look and feel of your home. For small rooms, choose lighter color schemes to paint the walls and decorate. Find ways to bring in more natural light as well. When brightening a small space, you can make it look larger than it is. Bring pops of color into rooms by adding them in areas like curtains, lamp shades and décor items. Adding mirrors strategically can also help make a room look larger.

Décor and Art

Finding art that fits your home can be difficult if you are new to décor. It is important to find colors and styles that fit your style. When choosing décor, use it strategically and avoid adding too much. You do not want to clutter a space. Art is a great way to add personality to a space. Hanging the art properly is important. Use Home Goods’ 10 picture arranging tips, tricks, and try’s on how to properly arrange the art on your walls. Another go-to way to liven up a room is with wallpaper. Today’s wallpaper is not the same as the ones from the 70s and 80s. You can find styles and textures that are great to use for an accent wall.

Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

As you are finding ways to ramp up your home décor, hardwood flooring is a great addition. Not only is it easy to maintain, but also creates an atmosphere that can be easily changed—much easier than changes in traditional carpeting. You can choose a lighter shade that you can re-stain later down the road to change the color. Hardwood flooring is one of the best investments you can make for the overall value of your home. They are also a go-to way to stand up to the test of time.

As you revamp the interior of your home, hardwood flooring is a great investment to make. To help you find the best finish for you, TGB is your local hardwood flooring company that can help. By taking advantage of our hardwood floor installation services, we can install unfinished flooring, which is the raw wood that can be stained, or pre-finished flooring, that is ready to go. You can also install floating flooring, which is a laminated flooring. If you have existing hardwood, we can also help you with our hardwood floor refinishing services for you to add to your interior decorating project. For your free estimate, call us today at 303-738-9910.  
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Make Your Home Unique with Denver Custom Woodworking


July 5, 2017

Did you know that you can add custom solutions to your home through Denver custom woodworking? Premier woodworking is a great way to make a home your own with styles and designs that fits within your own décor and styles. Woodworking in your home can recreate rooms and areas. Learn more about top ways to reinvent your stairways, go-to ideas to enhance baseboards, and some of the best ways to add borders to your home.

Reinventing Stairways

When homeowners think of custom solutions for their home, stairways is not always the first change that comes to mind. However, one of the ways you can change your home in a unique way is through a custom stairway. Do you like an open look? Instead of having a solid stairwell, create an open one. You can have designs added in that still serve as a barrier but they will create a unique and open appearance. You can haven narrow or circular wooden columns added in for a traditional look, or steel for a more industrial appearance. For a grand appearance, you can have woodwork done on your stairwell to have larger bottom steps that gradually get more narrow.

Ideas for Baseboards

While they may seem small, baseboards play an important role in one’s home. They can add just the touch of character you need as the final touch added to your room. Whether you have existing baseboards that could use some attention or you don’t have much of a baseboard at all, this is a great project to work with a local flooring company on. When it comes to baseboards, you can choose a simple appearance that can match all rooms, or more complex if other areas in the home are toned down. Ideally, you will also paint your baseboards a different color than the wall, traditionally white, to help it stand out.

Adding Borders to Your Home

Looking for a quality way to make a change to the appearance in your home? Add a border! Wood border is designed tiles of wood that you can match to existing styles or a great way to make a boring room pop with personality. A great way to add them is in conjunction with updated baseboards. You can take the time to work with a woodworking or flooring company to create designs that best fit you. Woodworking is a great classic addition to any home that can be dramatic for flair, or simplistic. Are you looking for living room trimwork ideas? Try these from Better Homes and Gardens.
 
To create personalized and custom solutions for your home, custom hardwood woodworking is a great way to accomplish this. From stairways and bordering and inlays to special designs and decorative borders, there are many options we can assist you with. As you explore ideas, learn more about TGB Flooring to see what other wood solutions we can help you with. To get started, call us at 303-738-9910 today to see how we can help you create custom solutions for your home.
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How to Protect Your Denver Hardwood Floors from Accidents by Pets and Children


June 21, 2017

Whether your hardwood floors are two months old or 20 years old, you want to be able to protect your investment. Hardwood flooring is great for your home’s value and is such a staple to your home. While there are many accidents that can happen with floors, some of the most common accidents happen due to children or pets. It is best to make sure you are properly caring for your floors and taking the best precautions with children and or pets to maintain your floor’s quality. From protecting your floors from pets and keeping children from damaging flooring to overall maintenance and prevention tips, learn how to protect your Denver hardwood floors.

Protecting Floors from Pets

If your pets have claws, one of the common accidents that happens are scratches in your hardwood. When your pets have untrimmed nails, even a simple dash from the dining room to the door can leave scratches in your flooring. One way to solve this issue is to make sure they are trimmed. If you are not able to trim your pet’s nails, you can also invest in nail caps for dogs and cats. This will help prevent scratches in the floor. Another issue that can hurt flooring are accidents. Whether you have a new puppy or senior cat, sometimes accidents happen. While much easier to clean hardwood flooring as opposed to an accident on carpet, the key is making sure it is cleaned up quickly. Liquid seeping into the hardwood can ruin their quality.  

Keeping Children from Damaging Flooring

One of the common ways a child can hurt hardwood flooring is through a spill that isn’t cleaned up quickly. And with younger children, this can happen a lot! Fortunately, hardwood is much easier to clean than carpet for spills. The key is to clean it up quickly. Another top issue that occurs is children that run in to the house without taking their shoes off. Often, when anyone walks into a house with hardwood without taking off their shoes, everything outside that is on their shoe becomes an indoor problem. Sometimes rocks or other sharp objects embed themselves into the shoe. This creates scratches.  

Overall Maintenance and Prevention

Another common issue that happens in homes that hurts hardwood flooring is dragging furniture along the floor, or having rolling chairs directly on its surface. This is one of the go-to ways scratches can happen. You will want to move furniture using furniture pads that you can place on the feet of chairs, tables, etc. For rolling chairs, such as an office chair, you will want to invest in a mat that can serve as a barrier between the chair and the hardwood flooring. Last, make sure you clean your floors regularly. Sweep daily or every few days and mop weekly. Create a bi-annual schedule for a thorough deep clean. And remember, when cleaning hardwood, you do not need that much water. For a go-to guide, be sure to read Better Homes and Gardens’ How to Clean Hardwood Floors: Must-Know Tricks.
 
Need some help with your hardwood? TGB Flooring is your premier local hardwood flooring expert. Check out our guide on spring cleaning to do list and when to get Denver hardwood repair services.   For help with all your hardwood flooring needs, or for advice on keeping your floors in shape, call us at 303-738-9910.
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Darkening the Color of Your Floors and Denver Hardwood Refinishing


June 7, 2017

If you have lightly colored hardwood flooring, there may come a time when you want to change the color of the wood to a darker shade. Did you know this was an option? It is! Restaining is a highly popular trend and many are choosing dark hardwood. That being said, one of the best things about wood is that it can be changed over time and is not aesthetically permanent once installed. From Denver hardwood refinishing and staining to premier décor ideas for your home, try some of these ideas to mix up the look and feel of your home.

Refinishing

When you make the choice to re-do your hardwood flooring, whether it be to enhance the quality or change up the color, refinishing will be the first step that is taken. Refinishing will help to remove some of the scuffs and scratches that have accumulated into the flooring over time. This process takes worn flooring and gives it new life. One of the things to keep in mind with refinishing is the amount of dust that can be emitted. You can work with your local hardwood flooring company on managing the dust or providing dust-free hardwood floor refinishing. Plus, by having a professional handles this task, you can ensure any dust does not ruin other parts of your home.

Staining

Once your floors have been refinished, you can move onto the staining process to change its color. The type of wood, condition, and color play a huge role in how the final restain color will turn out. The process includes mixing shades to create a final product. You can choose to have a sheen applied for a shinier appearance, or you can go for a more matted look. If you have a rustic or traditional home, many choose the matte. Contemporary or modern homes pair well with a shiny look. With staining, you can control the amount to keep the natural appearance or a solid look.

Décor Ideas

Once you restain lighter hardwood flooring to a darker shade, you will be able to make other changes in the overall appearance of your home. First, you can pair different shades of floor mats strategically around various areas. With dark hardwood, you can take advantage of purchasing furniture and artwork that complements the rich tones of the flooring. If you prefer not to fill a room with various shades of colors, dark hardwood also pairs well with white. For instance, a kitchen with dark hardwood looks sleek with white cabinets, appliances, counters and more.
 
When it comes to choosing the right refinish for your hardwood flooring, learn more about the types of Denver hardwood floor finishes. To help you make your existing hardwood look like new, TGB Flooring is your top go-to expert to handle everything you need. We specialize in a variety of services to update the existing hardwood in your home, or install a new one, we can help. You will love the improvement in your home, which can also increase its value. To get started, call us at 303-738-9910.
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Ways to Transform Your Living Room with Denver Hardwood Installation


May 24, 2017

Are you looking for ways to transform your living room to enhance its quality and give it a new and fresh look? Denver hardwood installation is one of the top ways to accomplish this goal. From layout ideas and décor tips to incorporating hardwood flooring, there are a variety of ways to make your living space an enjoyable space to be in that also increases the overall value of your home.  

Layout Ideas

Placement of furniture, lighting and décor can impact the overall look of a room. Depending on the shape of your room, you can arrange furniture to complement the space. If your living room is a large and open space, you can create spaces in your main space. First, with furniture, you can have furniture create angles, but you want to avoid closing off a space. Make sure none of your furniture is bulky or placed in a way that disturbs the overall flow of the room. If your living room is small and narrow, keep furniture placed on opposite ends against walls and windows, You will want to avoid having furniture block walking spaces in the room since it is so narrow.

Décor Tips

When decorating living rooms, find the style that best fits you and the overall look and feel you are trying to accomplish. If you are working with a small space but have things to store in your living room, find décor that has a dual purpose. For instance, decorative baskets to hold commonly used items such as remote controls or magazines. Next, find furniture that can store items and hide cords. This will help to keep a decluttered look to the space. For lighting, you can install can lights or hanging lights that complement the colors of the home. For additional storage needs, consider purchasing an ottoman that doubles as a storage container. You can purchase stands to go on the ottoman to help balance drinks. For paint color, make sure to choose a color that matches your décor. You can also consider adding a premier decorative wall paper accent wall if you are looking for ways to bring pops of energy to a room.

Incorporating Hardwood

Hardwood flooring is a great addition to any home. It can increase the value of your home, is easy to clean and has a very versatile look. You can incorporate rugs to mix up the overall look and feel whenever you are ready to make changes to your space. In addition, you can also re-stain hardwood flooring if you decide that you would like to change its color down the road. It also helps with those who have allergies as particles do not embed themselves the way they do with carpet. Plus, by properly caring for hardwood, your investment will last for decades.

As you make considerations to revamp the layout of your living room, be sure to check out these top go-to spring home renovation ideas and Denver hardwood installation. To have hardwood installed in your home, TGB is your local hardwood flooring installer. To get started, call us at 303-738-9910.
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