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?
Today’s vacuums would blow our grandmothers’ minds: sleek, efficient, and high tech. They’re built for serious cleaning. There are also more options than ever, and it can be a little overwhelming. So how do we find the machine that’s right for us? We should all look for a few basics in a vacuum: Solid suction and airflow Ease of use and excellent design Durability Good filtration to keep dirt from getting back into the room Beyond these must-haves, the right vacuum depends on how and where you’ll be using … [Read more...] about Which Vacuum Should I Choose?
Choosing the perfect carpet is exciting, and we want to find the best fit for every space in our home. But padding is often an afterthought. What we often overlook is that carpet padding provides an essential foundation for our gorgeous new carpet. And not all carpet padding is created equal. If you’re investing in high-quality carpet, the right pad is a must. It can upgrade your experience and extend the life of your new carpet. Why Does Carpet Padding Matter? Padding’s most essential role is the protection it provides, both to your carpet … [Read more...] about Does Carpet Padding Really Make A Difference?
It’s fantastic to have choices. But when it comes to hard flooring, we have so many options in color and style, it can be overwhelming. Do we want a breezy whitewashed look, an elegant dark tone or something in between? The color should reflect your home’s spirit and style and work well in the room you’re redoing. Hard surface flooring is an investment, especially if you’re choosing hardwood. While there’s nothing wrong with following a trend, you want to make sure it’s something that will make you happy over time. How Can I Decide What Color … [Read more...] about What Color Flooring Should I Choose?
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?