New carpet is a big investment, and we want to get it right. How can we get a look and feel we love and quality installation we can count on? Here are some questions and considerations we should all have in mind. Take A Close Look at Pricing Your flooring company should break down the price for each aspect of the job so you know what you are paying for and can better compare. You want a trusted company, one that’s upfront about the cost breakdown. Here are some factors to consider: Carpet materials range widely in quality and price. Your … [Read more...] about What Should I Ask When Buying Carpet?
In the age of big-box stores and online retailers, small businesses have taken a hit. But when it comes to flooring, many local companies are still going strong. And with good reason: independent flooring companies offer a commitment to quality and a level of service that’s hard to match. Here’s a look at why it makes sense to shop local for your flooring needs. What Is an Independent Flooring Store? An independent flooring store is a local or regional store that usually has fewer than 10 locations. They’re often family-owned and have … [Read more...] about Why Should I Use an Independent Flooring Company?
There are so many reasons luxury vinyl is one of the hottest trends in flooring. It offers terrific colors and designs, great value, and easy cleaning. But low maintenance doesn’t mean anything goes in terms of cleaning. Yes--luxury vinyl is easy to clean, but it doesn’t need the kind of aggressive approach some of us are used to. What Is Luxury Vinyl? Luxury vinyl is a durable and waterproof synthetic material. It’s been around for years, but in recent years, top producers have taken the quality up a notch. Luxury vinyl gives you gorgeous … [Read more...] about How Should I Clean My Luxury Vinyl Floor?
When it comes to creating space, think of your floor as a fifth wall. It’s incredible to see how finding the right flooring can make a small room look dramatically bigger. Choosing the right flooring can help you go from claustrophobic to bright and airy. How Can Hard Flooring Make My Room Look Bigger? There are tons of choices in hard flooring. When you’re working with a small space, every decision matters. From size to color to layout, here are some easy ways to make your room seem bigger: Plank/tile size: when it comes to hard flooring, … [Read more...] about Can Flooring Make a Small Room Look Bigger?
Look down. When you think about it, there are few things you look at--or use--more often than your floors. Flooring is a big decision but one that sometimes takes a backseat to other considerations when we remodel or build a home. You walk on it, sit on it, stretch on it every single day. Your kids play on it. Your pets scramble, sit, and stay on it. There’s a floor for every style and for every room in the house. Here are five essential things to think about before you buy flooring. Budget Get a handle on your budget and make it clear to … [Read more...] about Five Things to Think About Before You Buy Flooring
It’s a new decade, and the flooring trends we’re seeing are some of the best in ages. As clients become savvier, today’s looks are all about sophistication and fun. Home improvement shows and other influencers offer fabulous ideas for contemporary looks. But at the same time, we love helping clients find their own style and get the perfect flooring for their home. What Are Top Trends in Hard Flooring? What’s fun about hard flooring in the 2020s is that we’re looking back while also looking forward. The trends in both hardwood and engineered … [Read more...] about What Are the Latest Trends in Flooring?