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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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Denver Hardwood Floors Current Design Trends


May 9, 2019

Hardwood floors will always be a timeless consideration for flooring needs inside any property - residential or commercial. Their resilience and long-term capabilities to provide more for an initial investment are unmatched by any other flooring solution. While there have been numerous other surfaces to make a splash on the flooring scene in recent years, there is no comparing any of the new materials to what hardwood can offer.

The best overall, hardwood flooring characteristics expand beyond the prototypical classic wooden look and feel. In fact, there have been many advances in both the installation, upkeep, resurfacing, and daily care of hardwood floors throughout time. Recently, there have been a few newer design trends that are sure to keep wood at the top of the flooring class just as it has been since residential construction began. Following are some of the more current design trends in order to keep you up to date with what is fashionable and favorable right now in interior design.

TYPES
While oak is typically the most common wood associated with the construction of hardwood floors, there are a few newer features that homeowners are currently considering. One of the most popular is reclaimed wood, or wood that was previously used for another purpose but can be installed to give character and a unique feeling to a home. Bamboo is also making an impression in the flooring world with its lighter color and differentiated texture.

LAYOUT
Traditional skinny boards are becoming less familiar as homeowners more readily choose wider planks or even non-traditional patterns. Instead of laying all of the boards parallel to current walls for a flow pattern, many are choosing instead to utilize a diagonal or herringbone design similar to what was popular centuries ago.

COLOR
Always a personal preference to the owner, there is one color that is becoming more popular than it has been in the past. Grey is skyrocketing in popularity for homeowners putting down new floors in a shift from the more traditional dark and light brown color schemes. One of many stunning hardwood floor options, the color spectrum is growing, even for real wood.

FINISH
The selected finish is a vital component of hardwood floors and while historically a brighter shine insinuated a better floor - times are definitely changing. Most homeowners now elect to implement a more dull look with a flat or matte finish.

If you’re ready to take a look at the many options now available for having new hardwood floors installed, older surfaces repaired, or your floors 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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A Denver Hardwood Custom Built Staircase Will Enhance Your Home


April 24, 2019

Installing hardwood floors or upgrading your property’s flooring and concerned about the staircase transition? Need to create a new design or look inside your home? Want to add value for your property? Hoping to complete something that will last an entire lifetime? Look no further than creating a custom hardwood flooring surface staircase to enhance the aesthetics and appeal of your home.

The seemingly endless advantages of hardwood floors are capable of extending to other levels in your home with the implementation of a custom built wooden staircase. Not only can the woodworking be used for the steps, but railings, banisters, and pickets - if desired, can also be stained to match or reflect a specific color desired for you, the homeowner.

DESIGN
If you have a unique space or area in need of an upgrade from the current traffic pattern of stairs, then consider installing a custom built unit for your home. Depending on the space and functionality, there are a variety of different design components which can be implemented in order to ensure your finished product really makes an impact.

The shear range in types of stairs that can be built varies considerably. Depending on the transition from one level to the next inside (or outside) your home, one of these should work for you.

DETAILS
Not only will you get to design how the stairs move from level to level but also the details involved throughout the process. Depending on how your stairs are built - either up against an existing wall, floating, or expanding down as they lower - the results are entirely up to you.

Also involved will be the railings and banisters which can be anything from a simple wooden post to an extravagantly designed column. Whatever the look and feel you desire to achieve, it can be granted with a custom designed staircase.

DURABILITY
Hardwood floors will last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance, which extends to the staircase as well. A known high traffic area, serving as the means of transportation from one level to the next inside a home, getting the most durability is a key feature.

By utilizing a hardwood design, the stairs will last forever with proper care, no matter the amount of traffic they endure.

If you’re considering a change in flooring surface types, hoping to get the most out of your home and staircase, or ready to discuss options about having hardwood floors 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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