Blog

Laminate vs Hardwood: Understanding Long-Term Performance

If you are considering upgrading your existing flooring to something that looks like wood, two worthy options to consider are hardwood flooring and laminate flooring. Although they have a similar appearance, they are two very different flooring options. Unsure which option would work better for you? Keep reading to find…

Read More

Low Maintenance Carpet Options for Busy Households

Carpets are cozy, there is no doubt about that. They feel great underfoot and can make your home feel warmer and quieter, which is great if you live in a cooler climate or have little feet, pitter-pattering through your space. What isn’t great about carpet is that it can wear…

Read More

Floor Maintenance Tips for Busy Households

Given how fast life moves these days, who has time to clean? Between work, family and other obligations, there aren’t enough hours in the day, especially for chores. The key is to establish a sustainable routine to stay on top of cleaning, especially when it comes to hard surface floors.…

Read More

Flooring for Small Spaces

When you are short on space, maximizing it is the name of the game. Small homes can be wonderfully cozy but also run the danger of appearing cluttered, cramped, or busy. Believe it or not, flooring can actually make your small space feel more expansive than it is, or unintentionally…

Read More

Budget Friendly Flooring Options

In this economy, when dollars are not stretching as far as they once did, it’s hard to rationalize spending money on anything that isn’t absolutely necessary. Although new floors are not usually do-or-die, nor are they the least significant redecorating expense, they do make a big impact and represent a…

Read More

Top Alternatives To Hardwood Flooring

True hardwood flooring, typically made from tree species such as oak and maple, was the industry standard in older homes. There weren’t many hard flooring options for homes built prior to the 1970’s, especially for living areas (not bathrooms or kitchens), so wood floors are commonly found throughout homes from…

Read More

Area Rug Placement Guide

Area rugs, which can range in size, are a fantastic and decorative way to cover some floor space in a room or protect flooring in high-traffic situations. Their purpose varies; they can be used to designate how an area will be used, add a pop of color to decor, or…

Read More

The Benefits of Flooring Financing

As with many home improvement projects, new flooring can come with a significant price tag. Even if you are self-installing, you could be looking at a hefty bill for materials alone, plus any additional supplies and tools that may be required. And if you are paying for professional installation, the…

Read More

Incorporating the 2024 Color of the Year Design Trends

Pantone has chosen The Color of the Year for a landmark 25th time, as of this year. Kudos to them, for being the authority on what’s trending in the world of home decor palettes for a quarter of a century! For this silver anniversary, the design-minds at The Pantone Color…

Read More

The Benefits and Versatility of Engineered Hardwood

The Benefits and Versatility of Engineered HardwoodWhen it’s time to redo your floors, the options are numerous and can be overwhelming. There are pros and cons to everything and flooring is no different. Classics like hardwood floors are hard to resist, but the benefits of newer options are equally hard…

Read More