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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
 In Rye Brook NY, dark hardwood floors are very stylish. Many of my customers love the dark look...they even ask for Ebony. Dark hardwood is sleek and stylish, and it gives your Rye Brook home a sophisticated look. How do you get dark hardwood flooring? Most dark hardwoods are stained to make them darker. There are many species/types of wood that can achieve this look.   1. The most common dark hardwood flooring is oak that is stained with a dark brown stain such as Ebony (the darkest stain) or a slightly lighter with a Jacobean or Dark Walnut stain. Many customers who are seeking a dark stain want "pure" brown with no hints of red. And, these 3 stains seem to achieve that goal well. The above 2 pictures are ebony.   Even if you have red oak flooring, these dark stains will drown out th...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Refinishing hardwood floors in Rye Brook NY - Everything you ever wanted to know about sanding your floors. Refinishing your hardwood floors can have a huge impact on your Rye Brook home. You will be amazed at how refreshed your home will look...and the floors will look good as new. Many don't realize that when you sand and refinish the floors, you have the option to change the color - you can go from dark to light or light to dark or anywhere in between.   If you have hardwood flooring underneath your carpet, you are in luck. Usually, refinishing and restoring the hardwood will cost LESS than recarpeting. And, most homeowners prefer the look and feel of hardwood. Not only will it improve your home's value, but they are much easier to clean and maintain. How does the hardwood refinishin...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
What are the advantages of Oak Hardwood Floors for your home in Rye Brook NY? Oak is the most popular species of hardwood flooring here in Rye Brook NY. If you see hardwood in a home, chances are it's oak. Why is oak hardwood flooring so popular? 1. Oak flooring is very affordable since it's grown in the US and is  abundant. Oak hardwood tends to be less expensive compared to the other species (such as maple, hickory, brazilian cherry, etc). And, in Rye Brook NY, it's very readily available to get unfinished oak hardwood flooring. Often, unfinished oak flooring (that is refinished and stained on-site) is a bit less expensive than prefinished oak, especially as you go wider in the plank size.     2. Oak flooring is the standard of hardness, and oak tends to hide scratches well. On the Ja...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
What is the difference between red oak and white oak hardwood? Oak flooring is the most popular species of hardwood here in Rye Brook NY.  Oak is a very practical wood, is readily available (grown and made in the US), very affordable and very easy to stain so you can find the color you prefer.  But many consumers don't realize that there are 2 species of oak - red oak and white oak flooring. If you are installing new hardwood flooring everywhere, either red oak hardwood or white oak hardwood will work, and your choice will probably be dependent on which look/color you prefer as well as the price (the prices of red oak/white oak fluctuate, so in general there is not usually a major price difference, but this can vary slightly at any given time frame or based on the brand/grade/width of h...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Everything you ever wanted to know about Carpet runners. In Rye Brook NY, carpet runners for the steps have become more and more popular. What are carpet runners? A carpet runner goes on top of your hardwood steps. Unlike wall to wall carpet, carpet runners cover most of the step, but still show the hardwood on either side. They are bound on the sides for a finished look. Why are carpet runners so popular in Rye Brook NY? Carpet runners serve 2 purposes: 1) they make the stairs safer - they help prevent slipping and 2) they add a decorative element. By having a some sort of carpet on the steps, it adds traction and friction so you are less likely to fall, especially if you are wearing socks in your home. Also, it makes it easier on your feet, knees and back when you are walking up and d...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Ceramic tile reglazing is a wonderful and cost effective solution to change the color of your Rye Brook NY bathroom tile. Tile reglazing - BEFORE        Do you have one of those dated bathrooms with the pink (or yellow or blue or green) tile with black lines (or if you are a realtor, do you have a client with one of these bathrooms)?  Did you know that there is a less expensive and less intrusive way to refresh that bathroom?  Rather than replacing the tile (which can get expensive), if your tile is in relatively good condition (i.e. not cracked or falling apart), you do have the option of reglazing your tile.  You can make it white or beige or virtually any color you would like.   The bathtub refinishing process involves scraping, washing and applying solvents to the surface, followed ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
If you're looking for a light colored hardwood floor, consider maple  flooring for your home in Rye Brook NY. Maple flooring is a light blond color with low graining. It’s a light, smooth look that can open up any room and give a modern, contemporary and northern European feel.     Maple flooring is harder than oak. On the Janka hardness scale, Maple is a 1450 vs. red oak which is 1290. Maple is lighter than oak flooring and its grain is smoother. While traditionally a light blond color, the shade of maple flooring can differ depending on its age and the area where it was grown. Maple’s appearance also differs based on how the trees are cultivated. Flame maple, quilted maple and bird’s eye maple are 3 different types grain patterns that will give your room 3 different looks.     Maple f...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring is growing in popularity in Rye Brook NY.  Its brilliant red color and exquisite graining gives is breathtaking.   As the name implies, Brazilian Cherry hardwood grows in Brazil. Due to the climate and growing cycles, Brazilian Cherry is much harder than the typical oak you traditionally see here in the US. On the Janka hardness scale, Red Oak is a 1290 while Brazilian Cherry is 2350 - almost twice as hard.   But, the main reason customers love Brazilian Cherry is its beauty. The redness and depth of color is unparalleled, along with the richness of its smooth graining. Even if you stain oak to be red, you can't get same effect - it's impossible. Take a look.   Brazilian Cherry typically comes in wider planks which is more stylish and makes the space l...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
As July has just finished, I thought it would be helpful to review my top posts for the month of July 2012.   My new lap top sticker...I already got a lead from it This is ironic as lap top is now ruined by my car.  So, alas I will need to get a new sticker...and this time, it's going to be it better.  I can make it prettier and more impactful to really communicate flooring (with a nice picture of hardwood and maybe carpet and/or tile).  Plus, the white background was not practical and was already getting dirty.  So live and learn.   2 years in the Rain...750,000 points and I'm DRENCHED I can't believe it's 2 years.  It flew by really quickly.  And now, Active Rain is such an important part of my life and business.  I can't imagine life without it.   Reglazing Tile in Westchester NY - R...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Selecting carpet for your home in Rye Brook NY has never been easier...now, you can Shop at Home for your carpeting in Westchester NY. Have you ever been to a carpet store and just felt lost and overwhelmed?  Sometimes, there are so many options that you don't even know where to start.  Sometimes, you may go into a store and find so many choices that you leave you more confused than you felt when you entered?  How do you know what's the best type of carpet for your home in Rye Brook NY?  What's the right one for your budget?  And, what's the right color?  Here's where we can help. We make shopping for carpet in Westchester fun and easy. Everything starts with the area you are looking to carpet.  Is it for a bedroom or a lviing room or a family room or basement or the steps?  Different r...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Earlier this week, I met with a customer in Rye Brook who was interested in refinishing hardwood floors.  The address sounded somewhat familiar but I didn't know the customer.  When I walked in, I commented that we did work in house right by here, maybe next door.  He explained that it was a rental and as I glanced at the kitchen, I knew I had been here before.   I asked if there was someone named Melissa who used to live here, and he was surprised and said yes, she did...that was 2 renters ago.  I then asked if there was a bedroom back there that used to have carpet and now has hardwood and his eyes popped.  I told him that we refinished those floors 3 years ago.  I then proceeded to tell him how Home Depot had been there before me and gave an estimate of $2,500 to add hardwood to the ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking to sand and refinish hardwood floors in Rye Brook NY?   It's amazing what a difference refinishing your hardwood flooring can make.  Your floors will look brand new and you even have the option to change the color.  You can go light, dark, mid tones, or red tones. It can really give your home (or room) a whole new look.   If you have hardwood underneath your carpets, we can restore the beauty of the hardwood underneath. It's amazing what a big difference this can make in your home.  And, believe it or not, it is usually less expensive to refinish your floors than to recarpet.  Refinishing your wood floors will also improve your home's value and it will be easier to clean and maintain.   At Floor Coverings International, we are a shop at home service.  We will bring the "...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Rye Brook NY 10573? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple. We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a true estimate for you. And, third, of course it is more convenient this way. We provide guidance - Which is the best type of flooring for your environment and your budget? We'll help expl...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Have you been to Chop't in Rye Ridge NY? I finally had a chance to have lunch at Chop'd in the Rye Ridge Shopping Plaza.  It was really cool and tasted great.  You choose you salad - the type, and all the toppings (e.g. chicken, shrimp, etc) and the dressing (even the amount - a little, regular or a lot).  Then they mixit up and chop it all up in front of you.  Your salad is perfectly mixed! I thought this was a tasty and fun.  And, best of all it's healthy. See if there's a Chop't near you. I will definitely go back there again.
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for tile flooring and installation for your home in Rye Brook NY? Whether it’s a kitchen floor, bathroom floors and walls, an entry way or mudroom, or even a Kitchen tile backsplash,we can help you at Floor Coverings International. We understand that it can be challenging to find the right type of tile for your floors, walls and backsplashes. What’s the right type of tile – ceramic, porcelain, tumbled natural stone, marble or granite? What’s the best style and color? What types are easiest to clean. Many customers seemed to get overwhelmed when they visit a tile store. Well here’s where we can help. Floor Coverings International makes it simple by “bringing the store to your door.” That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting and color coordinate with your cab...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for laminate flooring for your home in Rye Brook NY? We know it can be challenging to figure out which flooring is right for your space and whether a laminate floor is right for you. Which wood species and color will look best? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the laminate floors? What is a floating floor? Well here's where we can help. We make finding laminate flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll explain what a floating floor is and, we'll help you figure out whether laminate flooring makes sense for you and your budget. If you want, we can even show you hardwoo...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for carpeting for your home in Rye Brook NY? Whether you're looking for carpeting for your bedroom, living room, family room or basement or even the whole house, we know it can be challenging to find the right carpet. How do you know which type of carpet is best for each setting? Which is right for your home and your budget? Which types are better for steps and high traffic areas? Which colors work best? Which ones last longer and which hide or repel dirt the best? Who should you have install your carpet? There's really a lot to consider and sometimes it gets overwhelming and more confusing when you go to a store. Well here's where we can help. We make finding carpeting simple. We "bring the store to your door." That way, you can see the samples in your own lighting - th...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for hardwood flooring for your home in Rye Brook, NY? Or, if you already have hardwood flooring, we can stain and refinish it for you. We know it can be challenging to find the right hardwood. How do you know which type of hardwood is right for you and your home? Which wood species and color will look best and last longest? Which ones work with your budget? Who should you have install the hardwood floors? Well here's where we can help. We make finding hardwood flooring simple. We "bring the store to your door." That wey, you can see the samples in your own lighting - the way it will look in real life. We'll help you color coordinate with your paint and furniture colors. We'll help you find hardwoods that stand up well to pets or work well in kitchens. Just let us know wh...
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This afternoon I received the most interesting email.  I am posting it here and if anyone remembers and can help please let me know, you can comment on the post.     Good afternoon Miriam,   Years ago, I lived at 8 Sleepy Hollow Road., Rye Brook New York (off Ridge Street) As a young girl, approx 12 years old, I remember my best friend Lisa R. and I, used to walk up the hill to visit an old castle that was in our neighborhood.  We used to sit under the tree and do our homework.  We would spend hours just walking around the property and loving every second.  My parents mentioned that ElizabethTaylor almost purchased the castle, but she wanted more acreage.  Soon after the castle was torn down and more homes were built. You could imagine the grief and crying that went on for a long time ...
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By Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker)
Area Market Survey Listings as of 07/05/08 at 5:05pm Property Type  Single Family    Area  Area 5 Post Office  Rye Brook Statuses  Active (1/1/2008 to 6/30/2008) , Conditional Contract (1/1/2008 to 6/30/2008) , Pending (1/1/2008 to 6/30/2008) , Sold (1/1/2008 to 6/30/2008) Price  1,000 to 10,000,000      Active Listing Price Range  Quantity      Average DOM   $400,000 thru $449,999 1 24   $450,000 thru $499,999 3 58   $500,000 thru $549,999 4 112   $550,000 thru $599,999 3 100   $600,000 thru $649,999 2 54   $650,000 thru $699,999 3 41   $700,000 thru $749,999 2 97   $800,000 thru $849,999 2 72   $850,000 thru $899,999 4 82   $900,000 thru $949,999 2 32   $950,000 thru $999,999 2 39   $1,000,000 thru $1,249,999 12 60   $1,250,000 thru $1,499,999 6 65   $1,500,000 thru $1,749,999 1 124 ...
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