by Lee Wyatt
(last updated February 24, 2014)
While many hardwood floors are beautiful all by themselves, there is a way that you can add a little extra elegance and character to your hardwood floor. That is by installing a decorative border to your hardwood floor. A decorative border is simply a "frame" to the floor of your room that offers a little extra definition, and character. Decorative borders are made from a piece of flooring that is a different color or finish from the rest of the floor. Here is how you can go about installing a decorative border yourself.
Please note that the best time to begin installing a decorative border is when you are installing a new hardwood floor. You will already have all of the tools and materials necessary to get the job done at that time. The only extra material that you will need to purchase is a small amount of the same type of wood flooring that you are installing, but make sure that it is a different color for contrast.
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