A finished basement can add tons of living space to your home and boost resale value. But finding the right flooring can be a challenge. We know that in the basement, water and dampness are the enemy. So we want material that can stand up to moisture while looking terrific. We also need flooring that comfortably covers hard, cold concrete, so not every material we use on our main floors is an option. What Should I Consider When Choosing Flooring for My Basement? Looking at flooring for your basement? Here are some questions to help you … [Read more...] about What Flooring Is Best for a Basement?
Loudoun is for dog lovers. But Loudoun homeowners also take pride in their gorgeous, welcoming homes. And beautiful flooring is a big part of that equation. Dogs mean cuddles and companionship, but they also mean dirt, shedding, scratching, and the occasional accident. When you have a dog, you’re subjecting your floors to: Dirty paws Scratchy toenails Shedding hair Pee and poop stains We know our canine companions are 100 percent worth it. You just need flooring that stands up to what our pups dish out and still looks … [Read more...] about What Flooring Is Best for Dogs?
A new or refinished hardwood floor is like a new car. It’s magic the first time we lay eyes on it, and we want to keep it in pristine condition forever. Of course, life happens, and homes are made to be lived in. Your hardwood is likely to get scratched by kids, pets, or furniture. Fortunately, when it comes to furniture, there are easy steps you can take to protect your investment. Rugs, rugs, rugs. Place rugs under your heavy furniture to provide a layer of protection. They also add color and pizzazz to any room. There are so many fun … [Read more...] about How Can I Keep My Furniture From Damaging My Hardwood Floors?
Is your carpet in terrific shape except for an annoying rip or stain? Did a naughty pup make a hole in your otherwise gorgeous family room carpet? Do you have unsightly wear and tear in one high-traffic spot? You can repair your carpet instead of replacing it, but repair is more complicated than it looks if you want a seamless look. It’s usually best to call in the pros for high-quality repair work. And sometimes, it’s worth it to tear out the entire room and start over. What Are Tips For Repairing My Carpet? If you have a relatively small … [Read more...] about Can I Repair Damaged Carpet?
If you’re choosing area rugs, it usually means you have hard flooring that you love. Rugs are a terrific way to accent hard flooring while enhancing your decor. They protect and soften our flooring and show it off all at the same time. But what size rug should I choose? Location and room size are significant factors. You also want to consider whether you have an open floor plan or a well-defined space. Remember, if you have a space that doesn’t work well with a standard-size rug, a custom area rug is an excellent option. We’re seeing this more … [Read more...] about What Size Area Rug Do I Need For My Room?
Installing or refinishing hardwood floors is a big project and a significant investment in the long-term comfort and elegance of your home. It can be time-consuming and a bit inconvenient while the work is going on. But hardwood’s long-lasting beauty and durability make waiting a few days to use your new floor worthwhile. But just how long do you have to wait after your new floor is installed or refinished? What Should I Expect When Having Hardwood Floors Installed? Should I Stay In My Home While My Contractor Installs or Refinishes … [Read more...] about How Long Do I Have To Wait To Walk On My New Hardwood Floor?