The construction and home improvement industries have been on a roller coaster ride during the COVID pandemic. Supply chain issues and significant increases in consumer demand have led to lower inventory on almost every product. As a result, consumers are experiencing higher prices and longer wait times for projects large and small. However, it’s still possible to get gorgeous new flooring at a reasonable price from a reliable partner. You might need to be a little more patient and flexible than usual. And if you’re thinking about new flooring, … [Read more...] about Will It Take Me Longer To Get Flooring in 2021?
The choices we make to protect our environment include the materials and accessories we choose for our homes. We’ve all heard of green appliances, but what about green flooring? Yes, it’s a thing. Green flooring refers to flooring made with materials selected for both environmental and health benefits. Green flooring uses sustainably harvested wood and creates products made without toxic chemicals common in some building materials. The Canadian flooring manufacturer Lauzon checks all the boxes when it comes to green flooring. They’re known for … [Read more...] about Green Flooring–Is It Worth It?
Shoe-free homes are a tradition in cultures around the world for both religious and hygiene reasons. Residents and guests take off their shoes and immediately put on slippers intended for inside use only. In some US homes, it’s a trend that’s catching on--an effort to keep dirt and germs out and protect investments in flooring. But will wearing shoes inside really ruin my carpet and hardwood? Is Removing Shoes a Must? Studies show that when we wear shoes inside the house, we bring in plenty of dirt and germs. The good news is, the germs you … [Read more...] about Will Shoes Ruin My Carpet or Hardwood Floor?
Do you get odd spots on your carpets that look like stains or spills, but they’re not? Have you experienced an unexpected color change-even in a newer carpet? It’s often related to a phenomenon the carpet industry calls pile reversal. It isn’t actually a stain or a defect. It happens when the pile of your carpet changes direction unexpectedly and permanently, making it look like a dark spot or color change has appeared. Pile reversal is also called pooling, puddling, or watermarking because it often looks like someone spilled water. The bad … [Read more...] about What’s That Weird Spot On My Carpet?
Whether it’s a plumbing issue or a leaky roof, wet carpet is no fun. For most of us, the big question is: clean or replace? The answer depends on the extent of the damage and the source of the water. Either way, it’s best to get the pros involved. Where Is The Water Coming From? If your carpet gets soaked, where the water comes from makes a difference. Is your dishwasher on the fritz, or is it a septic or toilet issue? Did a pipe burst, or did rainwater flood the basement? Do you have a roof leak that needs to be fixed before you dry the … [Read more...] about What To Do When Your Carpet and Padding Get Soaked
Our friends just put laminate in their furnished basement, and it looks incredible! Sound familiar? If we base our decisions on social media posts, do-it-yourself flooring looks pretty easy. Some DIYers certainly have the skills and equipment to do the job. But there’s a lot of room for error, especially for newbies. In most cases, you’ll save time and frustration by calling the pros. Working with a professional installer can also save money by helping you avoid costly mistakes. Can I Install My Own Carpet? Carpet may sound easy, but it’s … [Read more...] about Should I Install My Own Flooring?