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Blogs from Sergey Huba http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/blogger/listings/happy.html Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:30:35 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb What are the Benefits of Laminate Flooring? http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-are-the-benefits-of-laminate-flooring.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-are-the-benefits-of-laminate-flooring.html b2ap3_thumbnail_snippy_20150414-162824_1.PNGLaminate flooring is a versatile and durable option for most any room in your home. With a surge in popularity in recent years, there are many advantages to selecting laminates if you’re looking to finish a new floor or replace your existing, worn-out flooring.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Uncategorized Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:17:37 +0000
Homebuyers Love Hardwood Floors http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/homebuyers-love-hardwood-floors.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/homebuyers-love-hardwood-floors.html b2ap3_thumbnail_10428316_S.jpgOne factor that many buyers consider when looking at a prospective home are the floors. The quality and type of flooring in a home is something that can make a world of difference in selecting a property. While it may not seem as attention grabbing as bedroom space or kitchen countertops, flooring is a major way that a home can stand out as a choice home.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Uncategorized Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:05:11 +0000
When should I consider refinishing my hardwood floors? http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/when-should-i-consider-refinishing-my-hardwood-floors.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/when-should-i-consider-refinishing-my-hardwood-floors.html b2ap3_thumbnail_14212907_S.jpgIn this day and age, “out with the old and in with the new” is all too common. And while that may work and be true for many things, when it comes to hardwood floors, we believe in cherishing them and making the best of what you have. Unfortunately, we know that once in a while, you might have to totally replace a hardwood floor. 

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Uncategorized Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:45:57 +0000
This is Why Hardwood Flooring is a Great Option for Kitchens http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/this-is-why-hardwood-flooring-is-a-great-option-for-kitchens.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/this-is-why-hardwood-flooring-is-a-great-option-for-kitchens.html b2ap3_thumbnail_18432783_S.jpg Contrary to popular belief, it is the floor that makes a kitchen. Think about it: what’s the first thing you notice when you see a beautiful kitchen in a design magazine? The astounding color of that kitchen, of course, starting first with the floor layout. A floor is the foundation of the kitchen’s aesthetic, giving life to the room, or, if not done well, taking it away. And, to make sure the latter doesn’t happen, your best bet is hardwood.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Uncategorized Mon, 09 Mar 2015 21:05:13 +0000
Happy Floors Inc gets more awards. This time from HomeAdvisor! http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/happy-floors-inc-gets-more-awards-this-time-from-homeadvisor.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/happy-floors-inc-gets-more-awards-this-time-from-homeadvisor.html  Home Advisor is web resource where home owners can find reliable construction services. Home Advisor is sort of a listing where every contractor has its own rating so home owners can choose the best service provider for their home. Home Advisor also has awards which are in form of badges. This years, Happy Floors got 5 out of 7 badges. Here they are:

 Seal of Approval

Top Rated Professional 

 
 

Screened and Approved by Homeadvisor
Pass background check
Verify licenses & insurance

Minimum of 5 reviews
Minimum overall rating of 4.0 or better
More than 90% of homeowners that have left you a review would recommend you
No homeowner complaints in the last 6 months
Reviews from homeowners you've done work for

 

 Elite Service Professional 

 
   Three Years With HomeAdvisor 
 Have a minimum of five reviews with a 5-star rating
Overall customer service rating of 4.5 or better
No homeowner complaints in the last 6 months
Reviews from homeowners you've done work for

Currently an active member of the Homeadvisor network
3 Year anniversary of initial Screening & Approval
No homeowner complaints in the last 6 months

 
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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Uncategorized Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:03:07 +0000
Happy Floors was granted with Angie's List Super Service Award for 2014!!! http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/happy-floors-was-granted-with-angie-s-list-super-service-award-for-2014.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/happy-floors-was-granted-with-angie-s-list-super-service-award-for-2014.html

Second year in a row, Happy Floors Inc won Angie's List Super Service Award!

Angie's List is a website where homeowners review and hire professionals from different trades. Happy Floors Inc is one of the flooring service providers at Cape Cod listed at Angie's List

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Home savings Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:05:00 +0000
What you need to know about bamboo flooring http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-you-need-to-know-about-bamboo-flooring.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-you-need-to-know-about-bamboo-flooring.html

Pros:
Competitive alternative to hardwood floors
Eco-friendly and renewable resource if forested responsibly
It works well with modern designs

Cons:
Can be difficult to refinish
Great energy expenditure involved in manufacturing and shipping
The adhesives required to laminate can contain toxic urea formaldehyde

Now, let's take a closer look...

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Hardwood Materials Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:40:21 +0000
You’ve got kids? What do your floors look like? http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/you-ve-got-kids-what-do-your-floors-look-like.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/you-ve-got-kids-what-do-your-floors-look-like.html b2ap3_thumbnail_kids-playing.jpg

This is an all too common problem with parents, especially new parents. As a mother-to-be, (coming summer 2015!) I can only imagine what my floors will look like after the new bundle of joy is here! I have a hard enough time keeping them clean with a large black dog, a small white cat (yeah, who came up with the plan to have a pet of each color?), and a husband who loves playing/working in the yard more than an 8 year old. If you’re like me, keeping your floors clean and scratch free is a full time job all on its own! The key to this problem, I’ve found, is starting with the right floor for the life you lead. If your life is calmer and you don’t have to worry about much maintenance, not only are you one of the lucky ones but you can afford a more expensive and softer floor if you chose. If, however, your life is as hectic and dirty as mine, you’re going to need some serious durability and a small price tag to boot. Here are a few tips to help you with your flooring decisions.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:15:57 +0000
The Many Benefits of Vinyl Flooring http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/the-many-benefits-of-vinyl-flooring.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/the-many-benefits-of-vinyl-flooring.html b2ap3_thumbnail_snippy.PNGPeople can be surprisingly opinionated about which type of flooring they prefer. Some crave the comfort of a plush carpet, while others prefer the look of a shiny hardwood floor. As with many other things, folks seem to be sure of what they like to walk on.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:08:25 +0000
It’s winter and my floors are gapping! Why? http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/it-s-winter-and-my-floors-are-gapping-why.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/it-s-winter-and-my-floors-are-gapping-why.html

During the winter, even the most carefully installed wood floors tend to dry out and shrink. The floor behaves that way because of wood's relationship with moisture in the air. Air with a low moisture content, or low relative humidity (RH), causes wood to lose moisture. When wood loses moisture, it shrinks.  To control winter-related shrinkage of flooring and the gaps there are basically six options.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Hardwood Maintance Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:47:36 +0000
Carpet or Wood? Which Flooring Should I Choose? http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/carpet-or-wood-which-flooring-should-i-choose.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/carpet-or-wood-which-flooring-should-i-choose.html

You don’t tend to think about your home’s flooring unless something goes wrong. Have you ever had a pet leave their business on the carpet, and even after using some sort of cleaner, that stain still bugged you? Or, perhaps, with a carpet, it faded in parts where the sun hit it daily, and/or got torn, worn or just plain outdated? It happens. Meanwhile, carpets tend to aggravate people’s allergies because they’re dust collectors.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:49:12 +0000
How to keep your floors clean and safe for your family http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/how-to-keep-your-floors-clean-and-safe-for-your-family.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/how-to-keep-your-floors-clean-and-safe-for-your-family.html

During the winter on Cape Cod we can get a lot of rain, sleet, and snow so we usually use salt to keep it all from freezing. Salt crystals can act like sandpaper to a floor, dulling a floor's surface or damaging a finish. And once the surface is damaged, the underlying materials can be damaged or stained by water and other foreign matter that soaks in. First line of defense: Immediately remove water droplets that may contain salt. For that, I keep a Swiffer-type mop handy, outfitted with rectangles of old terry-cloth towel, which I can wash and reuse. To pick up salt that's dried onto floors without scratching the finish, you'll first need to spray the floor with warm water, or water mixed with a splash of vinegar. Let the liquid sit for a minute or two, and wipe it up with a dry towel on your mop.

Here are a few tips and tricks to keeping your floors happy during the harsh New England winters!

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Hardwood Maintance Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:44:00 +0000
Quick overview of hardwood-laminate-tile-vinyl-carpet flooring materials. http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/quick-overview-of-hardwood-laminate-tile-vinyl-carpet-flooring-materials.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/quick-overview-of-hardwood-laminate-tile-vinyl-carpet-flooring-materials.html

If you don't know what floor will fit your house better, here is very brief, but useful, overview of the most commonly used flooring materials. 

 

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:36:18 +0000
Reasons for Installing Wood Floors during the Winter http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/reasons-for-installing-wood-floors-during-the-winter-1.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/reasons-for-installing-wood-floors-during-the-winter-1.html

 

There are many reasons to install your new flooring in the winter; here are a few of them...

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Hardwood Materials Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:18:06 +0000
What Kind of Hardwood Flooring is the Most Durable? http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-kind-of-hardwood-flooring-is-the-most-durable.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-kind-of-hardwood-flooring-is-the-most-durable.html What Kind of Hardwood Flooring is the Most Durable?

We all want floors in our home that look great, but sometimes there are other factors which are just as important. If you have a busy home with pets, kids and guests then you need a floor that can stand up to the invasion of shoes and dirt. If you are preparing a property for rental you want a floor that you can install and forget about. And if you are on a budget you’ll want to know that your investment is going to last. Wood products are known for their natural beauty, but when selecting a type of wood for your next flooring project, it is important to also consider the level of durability by understanding the difference between wood types. Each type and species of wood has an individual structure that creates unique physical properties that determine how suitable they are for different projects.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Hardwood Materials Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:57:50 +0000
What You Need to Know About Cork Flooring http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-you-need-to-know-about-cork-flooring.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/what-you-need-to-know-about-cork-flooring.html

What you need to know about Cork Flooring:

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:45:03 +0000
The Best Flooring For Your Summer Home http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/the-best-flooring-for-your-summer-home.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/the-best-flooring-for-your-summer-home.html

The Best Flooring For Your Summer Home

Now that we’re entering the winter months, it’s inevitable that many of you will be closing up your summer homes at one point or another. Here on Cape Cod, that likely means a beachfront property. We’re experienced in all kinds of different residential and commercial flooring projects, and we know that vacation homes tend to have unique needs that differ from those of your main residence. Due to the fact that your vacation home is often empty for much of the year, coupled with the specific demands of more rural geographies, it is essential to approach your flooring options differently than in your main property. Here are a few flooring options that are perfect for different summer homes, and contact Happy Floors for all of your flooring needs!

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:36:12 +0000
Acclimating Your New Flooring: Why it’s Essential to Wait http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/acclimating-your-new-flooring-why-it-s-essential-to-wait.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/acclimating-your-new-flooring-why-it-s-essential-to-wait.html

 

Acclimating Your New Flooring: Why it’s Essential to Wait

 

A word of caution, never let your contractors install your new floor as soon as the cartons arrive at your home. Any new floor, whether it’s hardwood, engineered wood, or laminate, needs to sit in your house for at least 48 hours in the room it will be installed in order to acclimate or to become accustomed to a new climate or conditions.

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:03:43 +0000
Winterize your home for less http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/winterize-your-home-for-less.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/winterize-your-home-for-less.html

Winterize your home for less

 

A lot of the homes on Cape Cod are summer homes. If you're one of the people we welcome back every year, you might winterize your home before you leave. Here are 11 tips and tricks to winterizing your home efficiently and cost effectively. 

 

 

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Home savings Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:45:53 +0000
Heated Floors for Your Home http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/heated-floors-for-your-home.html http://happyfloors.com/hardwood-laminate-vinyl-flooring-blog/entry/heated-floors-for-your-home.html

What do you think when you hear “Luxury”? Do you think of marble columns? Maybe golden toilets and owning your very own pet tiger? We all have a different idea of what luxury feels like, but one thing we can agree on is owning a tiger is probably out of our price range.

But what if you could afford some great luxurious upgrades for your home you may not have even thought of? Here’s one that usually is not on homeowners’ minds when renovating; heated floors. I mean, who wouldn’t want heated floors? If you have ever dreaded going into the bathroom on a winter's day solely on the basis of that cold tile floor, then you may have considered installing radiant floor heating in your house.

 

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huba.est@gmail.com (Sergey Huba) Floor materials Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:09:26 +0000