Michael J. O’Connor

Flooring Guides and How Tos: Michael J. O’Connor

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Michael J. O’Connor is a writer and marketing specialist from the Bay Area of California. A graduate of Sonoma State’s Creative Writing program, he spent many years as a contractor and carpet layer, learning the ins and outs of flooring and general contracting.

When he’s not typing away at his desk, he enjoys hiking with his dogs, woodworking and collecting rare books.

You can find Michael on LinkedIn or Email: michael@householdadvice.net.

Michael was featured as a flooring expert by Porch in this carpet and flooring guide.

Latest Articles by Michael:

how to install deck flashing on an existing deck

How to Install Deck Flashing on an Existing Deck

A deck can greatly increase the value of your home as well as your enjoyment of it.  With the right design and materials, your deck can become the focal point of your backyard. It can also provide a little more livable space when you have get-togethers or parties.  However, if … Read more

carpet inlay in wood floor

Carpet Inlay in Wood Floor – Ideas and Tips

New flooring can take the interior of your home to the next level. If you are looking to completely rejuvenate your house, new floors can transform it in ways you wouldn’t believe.  While they are not as popular as they once were, carpet inlays are a unique, easy addition.  In … Read more

pros and cons of mahogany decking

Pros and Cons of Mahogany Decking

A new deck can do a lot for your home and completely rejuvenate your backyard.  Not only will a new deck give you more enjoyment, but it can also increase your home’s value. This makes them a great investment if you are thinking about selling in the next couple of … Read more

how to fix trex fascia warping

How to Fix Trex Fascia Warping

If you want to improve your home and give yourself some extra space, a deck is a great addition.  A deck can not only boost your home’s value, but it can also give you a reason to use the backyard. Because of this, a deck offers one of the best … Read more

should you change the direction of wood flooring between rooms

Should You Change the Direction of Wood Flooring Between Rooms?

Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for your home’s floors. It is incredibly durable and has a classic, timeless look that simply can’t be beaten. Hardwood flooring can increase your home’s value as well as its overall longevity. Unlike other flooring types, it lasts for years and years and won’t … Read more

how to transition between uneven tile and wood floors

How to Transition Between Uneven Tile and Wood Floors

Your flooring is one of the most crucial components of your home. A high-quality flooring job will completely elevate the house and give you a fantastic look and feel.  One of the benefits of modern flooring is the fact that you can use all kinds of materials. There are many … Read more

signs of a bad hardwood floor installation

Signs of a Bad Hardwood Floor Installation

Hardwood flooring is one of the most durable and classically beautiful flooring types.  Whether you are looking for a rustic look or a modern feel, hardwood flooring can deliver. There are so many different options available to you and so many looks you can achieve.  However, the most important aspect … Read more

what are acceptable gaps in hardwood floors

What Are Acceptable Gaps in Hardwood Floors and How to Fix Them

If you have been thinking about rejuvenating your home, new flooring is a great way to do it.  Your home’s floors contribute so much to the energy and feel of the space. By installing new flooring, you can create a whole new space with the aesthetic you are looking for.  … Read more

hardwood flooring width

Hardwood Flooring: 3 vs. 4 vs. 5 Inch Width

Hardwood flooring is one of the most classic and beautiful flooring styles for a home. With unmatched durability and natural beauty, it can completely rejuvenate your house’s interior.  One of the nice things about hardwood flooring is the fact that there are so many options.  When it comes to colors … Read more

how to refinish hardwood floors grey

How to Refinish Hardwood Floors Grey

Hardwood flooring is a fantastic feature for any home no matter what your style is like.  Hardwood floors offer durability and classic looks that other flooring types simply don’t have. However, they can also be difficult to modify or change if you decide you want a different aesthetic.  As styles … Read more