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? Selecting and installing hardwood floors is one of the most exciting design … [Read more...] about How Long Do I Have To Wait To Walk On My New Hardwood Floor?
Hard surface flooring has had a stellar run in the last few years, with new materials like luxury vinyl and fabulous new colors making it an appealing option. But there’s always a place for stylish carpeting. Design experts say carpet is back in a big way for 2022. And that trend is all about self-expression. We all know gray vinyl looks terrific, but sometimes it feels like everybody has it. Carpet allows you to make a design statement and show off your individuality. Some of the reasons we’re returning to carpet include: Softness, … [Read more...] about Is Carpeting Still In Style?
High-quality hardwood floors are gorgeous and long-lasting. They offer an elegant look and comfortable feel that’s hard to match. In many ways, they’re the gold standard of hard flooring. But they have a sensitive side and are susceptible to damage from moisture and humidity. It can feel like a catastrophe when your hardwood gets warped or damaged, but there are proven strategies for protecting your investment in hardwood and for dealing with warping if it occurs. What Are The Signs of Warping In Hardwood Floors? If your floorboards change in … [Read more...] about What Can I Do For Warped Hardwood Floors?
The holidays are looking a little more normal this year. We can’t wait to gather with friends and family. Of course, we want every detail to be perfect for guests--from holiday decor to fresh, clean floors. But hosting also means more dirt, food and wine stains to manage. So there’s often even more cleaning to do after the parties are over. We’ve got some tips for addressing some of the worst offenders on your own (pro tip: baking soda isn’t just for holiday cookies). These DIY tricks are helpful on the fly. But keep in mind that a professional … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Way To Remove Stains From My Carpet?