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The Biggest Flooring Trends of 2018

As with clothing, home decor experiences regular shifts with regard to what is “in fashion”. While some looks are considered “classic” and will be seen as acceptable for many decades to come, other trends quickly ignite and then fizzle out just a few years later. Just think back to the harvest golds and avocado greens of the 1970s, and you’ll see what we mean! Read more

8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Flooring Contractor

Choosing your flooring is only the first step of your remodeling project. Now you must get it installed, and that involves hiring a professional flooring contractor. Just as you spent a lot of time asking questions and investigating all of your flooring options, we also recommend that you take the time to evaluate your flooring professional. This way, everyone is on the same page and you know what to expect. Read more

What Happens if Your Hardwood Floors Get Wet?

Hardwood floors are designed to last decades, with proper care. And luckily, that care is usually not overly difficult. However, your floors can certainly be damaged over time, and water damage can be one of the worst problems that can happen. If exposed to a large amount of water, your hardwood floors can actually become warped, buckled, or moldy. Read more

What is the Difference Between Ceramic and Porcelain Flooring Tile?

After weighing your options, you’ve decided to go with tile flooring. It’s beautiful, durable, versatile in style, and suits your needs… But now you find that you face even more choices! So, if you’re wondering, what is the difference between ceramic and porcelain flooring tile, read on. We’ll review some of the basic differences, so that you can begin to narrow your options. Read more

4 Things to Consider When Choosing New Flooring

Your floor is not just something that you walk on. Even though you might not spend much time looking at it directly, flooring provides a large part of a home’s aesthetic appeal and ambiance. In fact, a lovely floor can more than compensate for a home’s otherwise lackluster or plain appearance! So, if you’re considering a home renovation, flooring deserves careful consideration. Read more

A “Pre-Shopping” Guide to Tile Flooring

As you weigh your flooring options, at some point your attention might turn to tile. While not right for every situation, tile is often a terrific flooring choice due to its durability, long life, and versatility with regard to décor. But now comes the tricky part: There are so many different tile options on the market, that you might quickly become overwhelmed. This brief “pre-shopping” guide can help you narrow your choices. Read more

Shopping for Carpet? Avoid These Mistakes

Shopping for carpet isn’t like going to the grocery store to pick up milk. This is not something you do on a regular basis; in fact, you might only shop for carpet two or three times in your life. So, it can be easy to choose carpeting based on entirely the wrong factors, or misjudge your actual needs in some area.

When you begin your carpet hunt, avoid these common mistakes… Read more

5 Ways to Maintain Your Hardwood Floors

Some homeowners feel intimidated by hardwood floors. As we all know, nicer things often require more care, and replacement is more expensive. Luckily, in the case of hardwood flooring, proper maintenance really isn’t all that difficult.

Follow these five steps to clean and protect your floors, and you can ward off the need for repairs. Read more

Hardwood Versus Laminate Flooring

Many people opt for hardwood flooring simply because they love the way it looks, even though there are other benefits to hardwood. Of course, if you’re making a flooring choice based on aesthetics alone, you might know that laminate flooring looks very similar despite being composed of a very different material. In fact, it is designed to look like hardwood, but is made from melamine resin and fiber board material. Since both hardwood and laminate can offer basically the same appearance, which one should you choose? Read more

Which Type of Flooring is Better for Pets and Kids?

We redecorate and remodel our homes for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we make changes to add value to the house, and get it ready to sell. Sometimes we need to make repairs when elements of our homes become damaged. And of course, sometimes we make changes based on personal preferences, to make our homes more cozy and livable for ourselves.

Today we’ll be talking about that last category. If you’re considering new flooring, it might be because your aesthetic preferences or lifestyle needs have changed. And nothing can change those two factors more drastically than adding children or pets to your household! So, you might be wondering: Which type of flooring is better for pets and kids? Read more

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