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District Floor Depot aims to be DC’s number one provider of high-quality hardwood flooring products. As a part of our commitment to offer our customers the best flooring service is DC, we’d like to share tips, opinions, and resources for choosing and maintaining the perfect hardwood flooring products.

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How to Prepare for Professional Hardwood Floor Installation

Each year, homeowners spend an average of $60,000 on home renovations and repairs. Why? Because they add value to the ...
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Dogs and Hardwood Floors: How to Prevent Scratching

Hardwood flooring isn’t cheap! Indeed, homeowners spend an average of almost $4,500 to install their hardwood floors. The cost of ...
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Solid vs Engineered Wood: Understand the Difference Before Buying New Flooring

Go ahead. Put real wood floors on your home wish list. You've always loved the rich look and wanted that ...
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How to Decide if Your Old Wood Floors are Worth Repairing

Hardwood flooring brings beauty and natural element into your home. It's also a durable solution that can hold up for ...
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Wood Flooring Types: A Guide to the Different Species of Hardwood

Beautiful hardwood flooring is a sought after luxury. Even in this new year, household trends choose these wood flooring types ...
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Silence Creakiness: How to Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors

With the DIY market climbing into the $14 billion range, it's clear that people are taking on bigger and more ...
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Should I Replace My Carpet with Hardwoods?

No two homes are alike, and each has its own flooring requirements. Some are perfect for hardwoods, some require plush ...
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How Water Damages Hardwood Floors

If your home has hardwoods, your flooring expert likely mentioned water can do a number on them. You’ve probably been ...
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December is Waterproof Month at District Floor Depot!

Swing by District Floor Depot this month only to enjoy steep discounts on a variety of waterproof and water-resistant products ...
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The Best Flooring for Rental Properties

Many property owners who rent out their properties to tenants wonder what the best flooring options are for their house ...
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Light vs. Dark Colored Hardwoods: The Pros and Cons of Dark Hardwood Floors

In our last post, we discussed the pros and cons of selecting a lighter hardwood color. This post will explore ...
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Light Hardwood Floors

Light vs. Darker Colored Hardwoods: The Ins and Outs of Light Hardwood Floors

Choosing hardwood floors for your home is a big decision. The costs involved in both procuring the product and its ...
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District Floor Depot November Holiday Sale

Five Hardwood Flooring Products 30% Off or More (This Month Only)

To help our valued customers prepare their homes for the holiday season, District Floor Depot is offering five distinct, beautiful ...
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Is Your Home Ready for the Holidays?

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with Christmas and the new year coming soon after. The holiday season is a ...
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Hardwood Flooring Hardness Scale Explained

Hardwood floors are rated on a scale by their hardness. A flooring product’s hardness determines its durability and resistance to ...
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Pre-finished vs. Unfinished Hardwoods Part 2: Differences in Installation

Our last post discussed pre-finished and unfinished hardwood flooring, the differences involved, and a few of the available hardwood finishes ...
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Hardwood Floor Finishes Part 1: Prefinished vs. Unfinished Hardwoods

When you’ve decided to lay hardwood floors throughout your home, the next step is deciding which type to install: unfinished ...
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How the Hardwood Flooring Industry Protects the Environment – Part 2

In our last post, we discussed why forests are so important and the many positives they provide such as creating ...
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How the Hardwood Flooring Industry Protects the Environment – Part 1

Many homeowners are in love with hardwood flooring, preferring the durable, timeless look to some of the more synthetic or ...
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How to Measure a Room for Hardwood Flooring

When you decide on hardwood flooring for your home, the next step is understanding just how much you’ll need. This ...
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Water- Versus Oil-Based Polyurethane: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to your floors, you want the best. They are an investment, after all, and ensuring you understand ...
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Which Hardwood Floors Add the Most Value to your Home: Part 2 – Exotic Species

Part one of this article went over two domestic hardwood floor species that add value to your home. Now we are ...
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Which Hardwood Floors Add the Most Value to your Home: Part 1 – Domestic Species

Hardwood floors add a beautiful aesthetic to any home, and if you are looking to update your home, there is ...
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Pet Owners flooring guide

The Pet Owner’s Guide to Flooring – Part 2: Protecting Your Flooring Investments

Flooring is expensive, and homeowners who make time, effort, and monetary investments in having new floors installed likely want to ...
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Pet Owners’ Guide to Flooring Options

The Pet Owner’s Guide to Flooring – Part 1: A Quick Guide to Flooring Options

As many pet owners know, four-legged companions can very quickly become true members of the family. That typically means they ...
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Exotic Hardwood flooring

The Best Woods for Exotic Hardwood Flooring

What comes to mind when you hear the word exotic? If someone said you had an exotic look, would you ...
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Step-by-Step Hardwood Floor Cleaning Guide

Are you struggling to clean hardwood floors? We recently wrote a comprehensive hardwood cleaning & care guide which talks about ...
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Simple Yet Effective Strategies for Hardwood Floor Protection

Whether renovating or building new, the right floor brings comfort and style to your home. And when it comes to ...
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4 Important Hardwood Flooring Pros and Cons

99% of real estate agents believe hardwood flooring makes it easier to sell a home. In terms of hardwood flooring ...
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Should You Refinish or Replace Your Home’s Hardwood Flooring – Pt 2

Refinishing Hardwoods: The Process and Assessing Your Needs If it’s time to refinish your hardwood floors, the next step is ...
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Should You Refinish or Replace Your Home’s Hardwood Flooring? – Pt 1

Investing in hardwood floors for your home can be a big step. They provide a classic, traditional, and timeless feel, ...
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Pros and Cons of Vinyl and Hardwood Flooring

Cost can be a deciding factor when it comes to selecting finishes during a home remodel and choosing a flooring ...
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Hardwood Flooring Cleaning

Hardwood Cleaning & Care Guide

5 Simple Steps to Make Your Hardwoods Shine Hardwood flooring is a beautiful touch for any home but can be ...
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Is It a Solid Or An Engineered Wood? – Part 2

By A. Woody Today's engineered floors are manufactured a number of different ways offering homeowners a gap free, wide width, ...
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Is It a Solid Or An Engineered Wood? – Part 1

By A. Woody Look carefully at the picture of this beautiful wide width plank floor. Is it a solid or ...
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What’s Asbestos and Why Is It Dangerous?

By A. Woody - The need for this post is a longtime coming for our market.  With the ages of ...
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What Is Hardwood?

By A. Woody If you’re anything like me, you tend to want to know the why of things.  Like, why ...
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The Role of A Brick And Mortar Retailer In The Flooring Business

By A. Woody The front door chimes the alert that a customer has just entered the store.  The eager, helpful ...
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I Just Wanted To Put Hardwood Flooring In My Home

By A. Woody So you want to add the warmth and beauty of hardwood flooring in your remodeling project.  If ...
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