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Favorite Flooring blog posts - Westchester NY

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Westchester hardwood flooring NYMy favorite flooring blog posts for Westchester NY.  Over the past 9 months, I've written a lot of posts - over 500.  There's a lot of info in there, but I thought it might be helpful to prioritize some of my favorites, in case you missed them


Hopefully this will come in handy for you and your clients, regardless of whether you live in Westchester NY or anywhere else in the country.  Feel free to bookmark.  I will also provide a link in my profile page.



Hardwood Flooring

What types of hardwood are best for pets?

I have hardwood underneath my carpets.  Should I refinish the hardwood or recarpet?

Should you replace your hardwood flooring or just refinish it?

How hard is your hardwood?

Brazilian Cherry Hardwood flooring.  Why do customer love it?

Exotic hardwoods - what are they and why do customers love them so much?

Solid hardwood flooring vs engineered hardwood:  Which is better?

Prefinished vs. unfinished hardwood.  Which is better?  Which costs less?

Is engineered hardwood real?

cork and bamboo flooring westchester NYBamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring - is it hard or soft?

Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring - Why is it green?  How is it made?

Cork flooring




Westchester NY kitchen tile backsplashTile- Ceramic/Porcelain/Natural Stone

Porcelain that looks like hardwood.  Yes, that's right.

Designing a kitchen backsplash

Should you install tile yourself?





Soft comfortable carpet in Westchester NY


Patterned carpet.  Not your grandmother's carpet.

How well does your carpet hold up to stains?

When should you install a carpet runner on your steps?

Laminate Flooring

Is laminate flooring right for your client?

What is a floating floor?


Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl.  What is it and is it an oxymoron?


bamboo and green flooring westchester nyGeneral

How to go green with your flooring

How to make a home look larger from the ground up

Kitchen Flooring - Which is better? Hardwood flooring or tile?

How much does flooring cost?  Which type of flooring cost more and which cost less?

Is it cheaper to buy new flooring at Home Depot?

What you should be asking your flooring contractor.

Hire a contractor you can trust.  Hope this doesn't happen to you.


If you or your client in Westchester NY/Fairfield CT are in the market for flooring, feel free to give us a call at 914-937-2950.  Our estimates are always free and best of all, we "bring the store to your door."


Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Michele - Thx a bunch.  Moved them out of my profile page into here and then a link from my profile page to here.

Apr 18, 2011 05:56 AM
Jeremy Wrenn
Winslow Homes - Youngsville, NC
VP of Finance, Winslow Homes

Great idea for a post, Debbie! 

I like it a lot, and will check out the articles you hightlight soon.

500 blogs is a lot!  You write a bunch!

Apr 18, 2011 08:07 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

You provide so much quality info - thanks for putting it together in one place.  You are a terrific resource!

Apr 18, 2011 08:58 AM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

That's a great idea, putting everything together...I've been thinking about myself.  Again you inspire Debbie!

Apr 18, 2011 10:10 AM
Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Yorktown, NY
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Great idea Debbie...thanks for organizing things in such a good way. We definitely need to chat. I'd like to repost this.

Apr 18, 2011 10:47 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hey Debbie, great list of awesome posts.  I'll probably be re-blogging many of them. 

Apr 18, 2011 10:59 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Debbie - Your posts on flooring are always so valuable and informative.  They provide a great resource for those ready to perform a flooring project.

Apr 18, 2011 12:32 PM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Debbie, a great blog with your portfolio of informative info, letting all know you are the source!

Apr 18, 2011 01:57 PM
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Thank you Debbie!

Apr 18, 2011 02:15 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Jeremy - Thx.  Over time, it gets MUCH easier.

Susan - Thx so much.  So glad you find this info helpful.

Laura - You're so sweet. I've been meaning to do this for a while.

Barbara - You're welcome.  Happy to chat and you are always welcome to reblog my posts.

Donna - thc and definitely be my guest.

Myrl - Thank you.  You are so sweet.

Ellen - Thank you.  I really appreciate that.

Gay - You are so welcome.

Apr 18, 2011 03:18 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

So Deb, I plan to do the page setups for these & link back to your profile...is that the way?

Apr 19, 2011 12:17 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Call me later on my cell phone...or I'll try to call you when I'm driving to my appt.

Apr 19, 2011 12:22 AM
The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Debbie,

That is a great idea to compile the best of in one blog.  500 blogs - that is dedication!  Kudos.


Apr 19, 2011 10:27 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Lisa - thx so much.  Yes, I will need to bookmark my own page as I think it will come in handy for a lot of things.

Apr 19, 2011 11:06 AM
Marcie Sandalow
Marcie Sandalow, Compass 301.758.4894 - Bethesda, MD
Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate

Deb- this is truly the mother of all flooring posts.  Fantastic.  I'm interested in linking to this as well... I'll give you a call if I can't figure it all out!

Apr 20, 2011 06:53 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Marcie - LOL, you are so funny and so sweet.  Your are welcome to link here and/or to reblog any or add to your site (as long as you keep my links).  The more google juice the better.

Apr 20, 2011 08:12 AM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Debbie--I always enjoy your posts so now I'm delighted that you have them all together so I can go back and read them.  Thanks. 

Apr 22, 2011 02:53 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Janet - Oh, thank you so much.  That is such a kind thing to say.

Apr 22, 2011 10:28 AM
Mark Aakjar
Mark's Inspections - Ossining, NY

Thx Debbie. I'm going to be bookmarking this for future reference so I can reblog some of these.

Oct 09, 2011 01:16 AM
Dylan Taft
Dylan Taft Broker/Owner Taft Street Realty, Inc. - Woodstock, NY
Ulster County Area Consultant

good stuff here and was shocked no suggestion.  So I did!

May 19, 2012 10:04 PM