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Some of the Latest Trends for Denver Hardwood Floors


September 12, 2018

Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular features homebuyers are looking for these days. This has resulted in a number of hardwood flooring knockoffs that are designed to look like hardwood flooring but isn’t hardwood flooring; these include tile, laminate, and so forth. Since most Denver homeowners prefer genuine hardwood floors, when you are updating your home, you might want to consider getting the real thing. But just because you opt for hardwoods doesn’t mean you have to go with the status quo.
There are some new designs and styles of hardwood floors that are trending this year. You can see some of these trends in our hardwood floor project gallery. Read on for a discussion on some of the other popular hardwood flooring trends.
Darker Toned Hardwoods
In decades past, many people opted for lighter-colored hardwoods, but in recent years, darker stains have become popular. The darker tones might show crumbs, fur, and dust more readily, but with a small amount of extra maintenance, they can be a beautiful addition to your home. For more information, you can check out this article: My New Favorite Tool for Keeping Dark Floors Clean.
Wire-Brushed and Textured Hardwoods
This type of hardwood is etched with a subtle detail to enhance the look of the wood. It gives wood a vintage look and makes it look worn in a spectacular way that appeals to many homeowners. It can be a great way to mask both wear and tear and normal dirt that builds up on floors.

Wider Planked Hardwoods

In the past, most hardwood floors were the standard 2.25-inch strips; this was popular for decades—from the 1930s to the 1990s. Today, most new hardwoods that are installed are a full inch wider. Unless you need to narrow planks to match the rest of your house, you can’t go wrong installing the wider planks.

Gray and Whitewashed Hardwoods

It can be tricky to refinish your hardwoods with a gray or whitewashed look, but this trend is continuing to grow in popularity. The key is to find the right contractor for the job—before you get started. Gray hardwoods offer a very different look to traditionally stained hardwoods, and it can add a rustic touch to your home that is highly unique.
Are you ready to update your Denver home with hardwood flooring? Contact TGB Flooring when it’s time. Whether you want to go traditional or trendy, our expert staff has more than a quarter century of experience and is respected throughout the Denver area for satisfying customers with our top-notch and personalized flooring services. Why call us? We can handle all of your woodworking needs, we have access to the best products available, and we would be glad to provide hardwood floor refinishing services that can enhance the exceptional quality of your home. We are proud to offer our services to the following areas: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheatridge, Westminster, Boulder, Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!
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Denver Hardwood Repair Services: Are Your Bad Habits Damaging Your Floors?


August 29, 2018

For most people, hardwood floors are one of the most desirable features in a home—and for good reason. Hardwood floors are beautiful, timeless, and last for a good long time. There are different types of species, colors, and widths that can suit every décor you can imagine. Although hardwood floors are durable, they are not indestructible. If you have hardwood floors, your Denver hardwood repair services experts at TBG Flooring advises that you avoid the following bad habits if you want to keep your floors looking gorgeous for years to come.

Bad Habit #1—Not Keeping a Mat in Entryways

When we come in from the outdoors, dirt and tiny rocks can stick to the bottoms of our shoes, which can cause damage to hardwoods. A mat where you can wipe your feet before walking on hardwoods can take care of a lot of this. (Another option is to keep slippers near the door and change out of shoes when you walk in the house.)

Bad Habit #2—Wearing High Heels in the House

As great as high heels look, they can wreak havoc on hardwood flooring. When you wear heels, your weight is unevenly distributed and the heels—especially stilettos—can leave tiny dings in your hardwoods. Protect your floors—and your comfort—by slipping high heels off when you come inside.

Bad Habit #3—Not Using Furniture Pads

Furniture that is well-used tends to shift ever-so-slightly every time someone takes a seat. This can cause scratches to your floor—unless you are using furniture pads. (Along these same lines: Be sure to use rug pads that are specifically designed to protect hardwood floors.)

Bad Habit #4—Using Too Much Cleaner

Liquid and hardwoods really don’t mix, so you should only clean the floors using a liquid cleaner every four weeks or so. Use the cleaner sparingly and make sure to mop it all up. Read this article from the pros at Bona: How to Clean Hardwood Floors.

Bad Habit #5—Not Trimming Your Pets’ Nails

Keep nails well-trimmed to help prevent scratches to your hardwood floors. (On another note: Be sure to clean up any pet messes promptly!)

Bad Habit #6—Not Mopping or Vacuuming Regularly

When dust and dirt are left to settle onto your hardwoods, floors can become scratched over time. This is why it’s crucial to mop or vacuum floors regularly.
If your hardwood floors are already damaged, talk to us about our dustless refinishing services.
Contact TGB Flooring for all of your Denver hardwood floor needs. Our on-staff professionals are well-respected throughout the Denver metro area for satisfying customers with our superior and personalized flooring services. Why do people call TGB Flooring? Because we are the experts to handle all of your flooring needs. Let us help you enhance the beauty of your floors and add value to the quality of your home.
We proudly serve following areas: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheatridge, Westminster, Boulder, Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!
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Tips for Protecting your Hardwood Flooring


August 15, 2018

One of the premier benefits of hardwood flooring in Denver is how easy it is to care for! Hardwood is a great investment to make that will increase the overall value of your home. Plus, it is extremely versatile as opposed to It is important to keep up on your maintenance during the holiday season, and ensure your additional tasks do not hurt the flooring in any way. All it takes is a few precautionary steps and awareness to keep your flooring safe this season. From moving furniture, avoiding scratches, and using a tree, to go-to hardwood cleaning tips, use these tips to maintain the quality of your flooring.

Moving Furniture and Other Scratches


Floor scratches can happen with some of the tasks taken on during the holidays. First, when moving and rearranging furniture, avoid moving furniture directly placed on hardwood. This will help avoid scratches. Instead, there are a few options you can do. Purchase mover pads with a felt bottom at can be placed on the feet of your furniture. Not only will this make your furniture easier to move, but will help avoid scratches and damage too. If you do not have those or are in a pinch, place the feet of your furniture on a rug, towel, or blanket. Also, to expedite the process, make sure you set your plan first before moving. This will be more efficient.

Protection Under a Tree


If your holiday traditions include putting up a tree, take precautions to avoid damage to your flooring. As you set up, use the moving guidelines if you need to move your tree. If using a real tree, make sure to use a stand where you can see the entire base. When adding water, do not let any spills pool on the floor. This can lead to warping. Then as needles fall, you need to sweep them up quickly. If leaving them as-is, it can damage the flooring and become a hazard to those walking in an area. Be sure to learn more on how to place Christmas trees on hardwood floors this season.

Cleaning 101


Throughout the holidays, make sure you are doing your routine maintenance. Sweep or do a light vacuum daily or every couple days to keep dust from piling on the floor. When mopping each month, use a light cleaner that will not damage the flooring. You will only need a light amount of water too. You want to avoid pooling that can lead to warping.  If you do find that your floors have damage, take advantage of local Denver hardwood repair service pro tips.

When it comes to caring for your hardwood this winter, TGB is your top choice for all of your needs. It is best to use our team of experts to ensure the health and safety of your flooring. With services in the Denver metro area, you can find a location near you. Get started today and speak with a member of our team at 303-738-9910.
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Reasons You Might Need Denver Hardwood Floor Repair Services


August 1, 2018

One of the biggest advantages of hardwood flooring is its durability. This does not, however, mean that it won’t need some attention over the years. There are some common reasons why you might need Denver hardwood floor repair services, and we have listed many of them here.

Sagging or Warped Hardwood Floors

Moisture is no friend of hardwood floors, so if you notice any kind of warping with your hardwoods, your floors need attention immediately. You will need to fix the warped part of your floor, and you will also need to address the reason for the moisture by getting to the source of the problem. This can happen in kitchens, in particular, because of leaky appliances or plumbing issues.

Split or Cracked Hardwood Flooring

Over time, hardwood floors can develop small cracks. Most of the time these can be repaired fairly easily by using angled nails to secure the wood pieces (and follow up with wood putty to camouflage the nail). If you have large cracks, however, it might be time to think about refinishing the floor completely. Our refinishing is a dustless process that offers homeowners much more convenience and much less mess!

Gaps in Your Hardwood Flooring

It’s not uncommon for hardwood floor planks to start showing gaps in between. This is usually normal expansion and contraction from changes in the weather. You might even notice more gaps during some seasons because of humidity levels. Gaps that are thin are usually okay to leave alone—and wait for the weather to change again. But if the gaps become wider than the thickness of a dime, it’s probably time to call in the professionals. (This article from real estate experts out of Boston includes more detailed information about how to tell when to be concerned about gaps in your hardwood flooring.)

Buckling in Your Hardwood Flooring

If the boards in your floor warp and start lifting from the subfloor to which they are attached, this is known as buckling and calls for an expert’s help. You will need to figure out why the buckling happened in the first place so that you can prevent it from happening again once the floor has been fixed and the boards have been reattached to the subfloor.
Whenever you notice problems with your hardwood flooring, be sure to address it immediately so you can protect your floors and your investment.

Contact TGB Flooring when it’s time to repair or replace the flooring in your home with a Denver hardwood floor. Our expert staff is respected throughout the Denver area for satisfying customers with our superior and personalized flooring services. Why call us? We can handle all of your flooring needs, we have access to the best products available, and we are happy to provide hardwood floor refinishing services that can enhance the exceptional quality of your home.

We proudly serve the following areas: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheatridge, Westminster, Boulder, Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!
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The Different Finishes Available for Your Denver Hardwood Floor


July 18, 2018

There is no denying that hardwood floors are one of the most sought-after finishes people look for when they are purchasing a home. If you are in a position to change the flooring in your Denver home, you cannot go wrong by installing hardwood floors. Take a look at our gallery for some inspiration about some of our hardwood floors as well as useful tips and services.

When you decide to go with wood flooring, you need to determine what kind of finish you would like. It really comes down to your lifestyle, your personal preference, and your plans for maintenance. Regardless of the finish, you will have to do routine maintenance, but the type of finish you decide on will impact what that maintenance looks like as well as how well the floors will look years down the road. (Here are some tips from the folks at the DIY Network on caring for your hardwood floors.)

Sheen

Similar to the household paint that you purchase at the local hardware store, there are different sheens with every finish of hardwood floors, each of which has a different level of shine. Maintenance for each will vary as well.
  • Gloss—for the shiniest option that reflects the most light
  • Semi-gloss—slightly less shiny than gloss but still with quite a bit of light reflection
  • Satin—slightly less shiny than semi-gloss but still with some light reflection
  • Matte—the least amount of shine and the smallest amount of light reflection (sometimes referred to as “flat”)

Surface Finishes

Hardwood floors have a surface finish on them to help make them durable and water resistant. They are a protective coating that needs minimal maintenance throughout the life of the floor.  They include:
  • Water-based—clear in color and highly durable
  • Oil-based—amber in color and extremely durable
  • Moisture-cured—can be anywhere from clear to amber and the most moisture-resistant of all the finishes
  • Conversion varnish—can be anywhere from clear to somewhat amber and very durable
  • Wax—soaked into the wood before hardening to form a protective seal; good durability but can show spotting
  • UV cured—uses ultraviolet light to cure
If you are not sure what the best finish is for you and your lifestyle, it’s a good idea to talk to an expert to find out which might be most suitable.
Contact TGB Flooring when it’s time to replace the flooring in your home with a Denver hardwood floor. Our expert staff has earned its prestigious reputation and is respected throughout the Denver area for satisfying customers with our superior and personalized flooring services. Why call us? We can handle all of your flooring needs, we have access to the best products available, and we would be glad to provide hardwood floor refinishing services that can enhance the exceptional quality of your home. We are proud to offer our services to the following areas: Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Wheatridge, Westminster, Boulder, Castle Rock, Parker, Castle Pines, Cherry Hills, Highlands Ranch, and Tallyn’s Reach. Contact us today!
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