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Upgrading to Denver Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen


July 17, 2019

There are many projects around the house that individuals can complete in order to upgrade their current conditions but none make quite the impact as a kitchen remodel or upgrade. One of the few rooms in a home that is shared among those who live there and their guests, these upgrades will not only have a financial impact on the revenue producing capabilities of a home - should it be sold - but they also can bring a kitchen into the modern era of living for those who are fortunate enough to use the space daily.

Making a kitchen the heart of a home begins with those who live there consistently using the space and as a place where meals are both prepared and enjoyed together. With these important gatherings and family time spent with one another, it should also be one of the rooms that homeowners can be proud of either when enjoying the space themselves or entertaining outside guests and visitors.

Adding hardwood floors into the kitchen is one way in order to upgrade the current look of your room. These typically replace the old, outdated vinyl flooring that was prevalent with homebuilders many years ago and can also be tied into other areas of the home that already have hardwood floors or other surface materials.

Floor Removal

Discoloration and difficulty in repairs are two of the biggest drawbacks of resilient vinyl flooring and there are two main options for replacement. The first involves removing the current surface down to the subfloor and beginning anew with hardwoods. This process is typically more expensive but prevents the need for transitions as the new floor should matchup to those other materials already in place.

Floor Addition

Another option is adding the new hardwood floors over top of the vinyl already in place. This typically avoids a mess from tearing out the existing flooring type and depending on if there was a subfloor in place during the construction, could make things easier than starting from scratch. 

Transition Pieces

Fortunately for those needing to place new hardwood flooring over top of the existing surfaces, there are transition pieces. Basic floor transition strips allow for the new surface to easily flow through into the other areas of the home. These pieces are essential to making the new flooring surface fit into the home and serve to benefit both homeowners and their guests.
 
If you are in the market for upgrading the current flooring surface conditions of your kitchen or are ready to discuss potential options about having hardwood floors installed, repaired, or refinished then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees have a wealth of experience, can assist with the specifics of which factors will influence any addition to your home, and can help in determining the best aesthetically pleasing color scheme for any room in your house. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas since 1990, TGB will provide assistance in selecting the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that you want completed. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.
 
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Denver Hardwood Floors Custom Transitions and Baseboard Benefits


July 3, 2019

Flooring is one of the most important construction components of a home, in addition to being a critical aspect in terms of creating a specific look and feel for each individual room. Especially with the current open floor plan trends, having a surface that is not only durable but able to set the tone throughout a home is important. Hardwood flooring is the one option that checks all the boxes in terms of long lasting, peak performance while also being aesthetically pleasing.

Given the options for specific colors associated with varying stains and finishes, there are seemingly limitless possibilities for a home. Once decided, finding appropriate transitions between flooring surface types and choosing baseboard specifics are the next few questions to be answered. Having these created and custom cut can aid in allowing unique intracancies to each and every home.

Following are a few specific benefits for these custom creations.

Avoid Unsightly Transition Strips

While there are many different types of basic floor transition strips, having a custom design creates a unique feel and fashion. Instead of having industrial looking pieces to move from the varying flooring types that may occur in a home, wooden transitions that match your hardwood flooring and fit precisely into the area needed is a better option.

Every home is unique and each transition shouldn’t be approached in the same manner. Instead of relying on processed pieces that may not meet the necessary requirements for installation into your specific area, use custom created pieces for a better look, feel, and impact.

Custom Baseboards

Additionally, utilizing custom baseboards in terms of design style and color allow for each home to encompass and be its own creation. While there are many different baseboard styles, a personal touch can be accomplished by utilizing an on-site creation.

Instead of using the same old, boring white baseboards, consider choosing a unique design or color concept for your home. These will not only make for a quality conversation piece but can also make the feel of the room either larger or smaller, depending on the colors and style used. 

Custom baseboards allow homeowners to have their own ideas instituted in the design process and can make for some interesting positive impacts. These concepts are important for creating a design style specific to each and every home.
 
If you’ve been interested in creating a custom design concept for your home’s flooring surfaces or are ready to discuss options about having hardwood floors installed, repaired, or refinished then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees have a wealth of experience, can assist with the specifics of which factors will influence any addition to your home, and can help in determining the best aesthetically pleasing color scheme for any room in your house. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas since 1990, TGB will provide assistance in selecting the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that you want completed. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.
 
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Easy Steps To Protect Your Denver Hardwood Floors


June 19, 2019

Whether you have recently had hardwood floors installed into your home or are refinishing existing surfaces, there are steps to take in order to ensure your investment maintains its new shimmer and shine. Always important is the overall protection of the flooring surfaces and whether or not homeowners are taking appropriate care of their investment.

Hardwood flooring is extremely durable and versatile but there are a few easy steps individuals can take to make certain their surfaces last a lifetime. In order to keep your floors looking great while maintaining that newly refinished shine, consider taking these easy actions.

Door Mat

While it is extremely important that homeowners know how to clean wood floors, there is one simple step that can assist in keeping your flooring surfaces looking new for quite some time. Instead of utilizing a reactive measure and cleaning after dirt and debris has been spread throughout a home, a preventative measure is just as critical.

Utilizing the implementation of a door mat at all entrances can serve to keep your flooring in prime shape. By having family members and guests wipe their feet, much of the dirt and debris can be kept outside instead of being spread throughout the home.

Sun Exposure

Natural light is a benefit and optimum concept for many modern building designs but sun damaged hardwood floors should be a concern. Instead of letting the sun shine directly into the home for hours at a time, consider using blinds or shades to protect your surfaces when not in use. For example, if sunlight is serving a purpose during an event or daily activity then let it go but should it also be present for potential damage during non-use, then keeping windows covered can help keep your floor looking new.

Furniture Pads

Another relatively inexpensive method to keep your floors protected is the use of furniture pads or mats where objects contact the floor. By placing these materials on all pieces of furniture a homeowner can avoid having the constant shifting of chairs, tables, and other objects create unwanted scratches on the floor.

Clean Up

Prompt attention to spills of any variety can also protect the floors. Instead of letting water or any other liquid pool for a given amount of time before being addressed, immediate attention and removal of any foreign agent should be administered.

If you’ve neglected taking care of your hardwood flooring surfaces or are ready to discuss options about having hardwood floors installed, repaired, or refinished then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees have a wealth of experience, can assist with the specifics of which factors will influence any addition to your home, and can help in determining the best aesthetically pleasing color scheme for any room in your house. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas since 1990, TGB will provide assistance in selecting the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that you want completed. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.
 
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Spring Advantages to Refinishing Your Denver Hardwood Floors


June 5, 2019

Hardwood flooring is one of the timeless treasures making a return in design trends, demand, and application in many homes across America. For years, homeowners spent their hard earned money covering up their natural looking floors with carpets of many different colors only to realize the value in what was lying underneath.

Surging in popularity and due to their lifetime of use, when properly cared for, hardwood floors continue to be the most durable and reliable choice for many. One of the steps necessary for these type floors to remain in their best shape involves refinishing them and reapplying a coat or stain after the sanding steps. The process is time consuming and historically has been messy, but modern improvements now allow for these procedures to take place without much intrusion or worry for the homeowner at all.

As spring arrives, it presents one of the best opportunities throughout the entire year for those needing to conduct this process to take advantage. Following are a few of the reasons why.

DUSTLESS REFINISHING
The dustless refinishing process keeps your home free of dust and debris while sanding is taking place. This can be an advantage any time of the year but “spring cleaning” extending to your floors is a great way to remember they need care too.

NATURAL AIR FLOW
As warmer weather arrives, opening windows and allowing fresh air to circulate throughout the home can help with the finishing process. This allows for quicker drying times after a stain has been applied.

DEBRIS FREE
Spring also allows for a cleaner approach once your floors have been re-done. Instead of having to worry about leaves and snow being trampled across your newly refinished flooring surface, spring presents a better time of the year.

CALENDAR
Not only does spring not interfere with your pocketbook associated around holidays at other times of the year but it also helps in terms of moving furniture and other things. This time of year avoids having to fight the battles of decorations and clearing rooms in order to be worked on, in addition to finding a scheduled time for the work to be accomplished. Many people's calendars are far too crowded around the holidays at the end of the year and therefore putting off the refinishing of your hardwoods until spring can be beneficial.

If you’re ready to discuss options about spring refinishing or even having hardwood floors newly installed or repaired, then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees have a wealth of experience, can assist with the specifics of which factors will influence any addition to your home, and can help in determining the best aesthetically pleasing color scheme for any room in your house. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas since 1990, TGB will provide assistance in selecting the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that you want completed. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.
 
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Denver Hardwood Floors: Changing Colors Is Easier Than You Think


May 22, 2019

Hardwood floors are one of the best investments any homeowner can make but often the flooring is already an available option. Depending on the age of your property, even if carpet is prevalent throughout the space, existing hardwood floors underneath is always a possibility. If it happens to be the case where hardwoods exist for you, then implementing their presence into your current floorplan should be a priority.

Even if you have hardwoods that are obvious and easily spotted, implementing a new color may be easier than you think. Hardwood floors can be refinished to look like new but the natural brown color utilized inside many properties is not always the best case scenario. Utilizing a grey or more sedated look could help to enhance the appearance of your home, in addition to increasing the property’s overall value.

If you’re in the market for a new flooring option and have hardwoods already available, or even if you don’t, then consider the fact that a wide array of color options are attainable with the durability and sustainability of hardwood flooring surfaces.

SAND
To execute flawless floor sanding, a variety of steps must be followed. Fortunately, sanding the floor recreates the hardwoods’ natural state and from there, multiple options exist in terms of available hues. 

Once the floor is brought back down to its most primal state, implementing a color or desired finish is a relatively easy task.

REFINISH
After the flooring has been reduced down to a natural color, finding a color to refinish the wood in should be a priority for any homeowner. Even if the current occupant has selected an available color, if he/she wishes to change then the time and effort needed isn’t too substantial. 

With little effort, achieving many of the current hardwood flooring trends is attainable with little effort. A simple sanding and new finish application can change the entire look of a home.

FINAL PRODUCT
After the sanding and finish color selection process, leaving the flooring to settle and obtain its intended color is important. As stated, the desired color may be a process but creating a sample on the natural state of wood, after sanding, can assist in ensuring the complete color desired is attained once applied.

Depending on your intended look, there are multiple color options available for any hardwood flooring surface throughout your home. From white and grey to an extremely dark wood brown color, the potential for change and application to hardwoods is seemingly limitless.

If you’re ready to discuss color options available for your floors or even having new hardwood floors installed, repaired, or refinished then look no further than TGB Flooring. Our professionally trained employees have a wealth of experience, can assist with the specifics of which factors will influence any addition to your home, and can help in determining the best aesthetically pleasing color scheme for any room in your house. Serving the Denver and surrounding areas since 1990, TGB will provide assistance in selecting the appropriate look, feel, and direction for your space while providing hands on experience and explanations about the work that you want completed. Contact us today at 303-738-9910 to schedule your free estimate to get started.
 
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