An article in the Barre Montpelier Times-Argus tells us all about kid-friendly and pet-friendly design elements.

“The furniture and home-decor industry has really rounded the corner and come to realize that this is a way of life for a lot of people,” Yip said (Editor’s Note: Yip is Vern Yip, interior designer and judge on the HGTV show “Design Star) Durable, easy-to-clean paints, antimicrobial stain-resistant rugs and more mean that a beautiful home and a furry pet are no longer incompatible.”  

Read the entire story here: by the Associated Press.
Your beautiful hardwood floors might look a little worn because of running kids and pets, but the answer probably isn’t total floor replacement.  Rather, you may only need to refinish them. Consider wood floor refinishing services from Delair’s Carpet Barn in East Montpelier, VT.

Our skilled contractors will:

Quiet squeaky floors. We do this either with nails or dry lubricant. 
Plug holes.
Patch damaged floor sections and match the species, cut, grain and color of the wood, so no one ever knows that it’s been done.
Get rid of pet urine and water marks with staining and sanding.

There’s a difference between a full or simple wood floor refinishing service.  Here’s how to tell.

First, sprinkle a few drops of water on the floor. If water just sits there, you’re probably okay, at least for a few months, with no refinishing at all.  If it soaks in quickly then your floors are worn, and you’ll need some refinishing—probably a simple process. If you see stains, gouges or dents, it’s time for a full wood floor refinishing service.

Delair’s Carpet Barn of East Montpelier has been in business for over 35 years and also carries a large inventory (probably the largest selection in Mid-Vermont) of floor covering, from carpet to porcelain and ceramic tile to luxury vinyl. We also offer design consultations, as well as the wood floor refinishing service.