3 Reasons to Choose Pre-finished Hardwood Floors

October 22, 2015

There are both pros and cons to selecting pre-finished vs unfinished hardwood floors. With many consumers considering DIY projects in order to save money, the question can be asked, “Why choose pre-finished hardwood floors?” Manufacturers who apply finishing treatments to hard woods do so in order to protect them from stains, discolorations and water penetration. […]

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Best Flooring for Kids and Families

October 15, 2015

Parents considering new flooring probably have questions and concerns related to what floors are best for their families. When considering safety, health and durability, Consumer Reports has some information you might want to review. To summarize each area, let’s break them down: Safety: Of course you want your children to be safe. Choosing flooring that […]

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Old Carpet Scraps Have New Appeal

October 8, 2015

We’re sharing some very helpful hints of how to use your old carpet scraps from Jennifer Stimpson, This Old House Magazine. Here we go! Cut up and move your heavy carpet: put under the corners and slide to your new destination. Help your knees: carpet squares make the perfect knee cushion for gardening or kneeling […]

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Understanding Engineered Wood Flooring

October 1, 2015

Engineered wood flooring has become a popular choice for today’s homeowners. There are many reasons: price, durability and appearance. No matter what type of wood flooring look you are searching for, there is an engineered version for you. In fact, “This Old House” says it’s “a dead ringer for solid wood.” Since the term “engineered” […]

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How to Know What Floor is Right for What Room

September 24, 2015

If you are thinking of making flooring changes in your home, you may question what type of floor is right for the various rooms in your home. While it is a matter of choice, some common sense should play into the various spaces depending on the use of the room and the look you are […]

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Cork Floors, an Old Idea with a New Twist

September 17, 2015

Cork flooring are becoming an increasingly popular choice for a variety of reasons. It is a beautiful, natural product that has as many design options as tile. Available in a variety of colors and sizes, you can find the right look for your space. Additionally, for those who want a greener approach to their floors, […]

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What Do Your Floors Say About You?

September 10, 2015

Most people do not realize that we are drawn to floors that make us feel good. For instance, if you walk into a room and it is bright and airy? You begin to feel the sunshine too. On a winter day, you find yourself snuggled up on a beautiful wood floor by a fire. Yes, […]

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Do Home Improvements Have Tax Benefits?

September 3, 2015

Considering a home improvement such as changing your flooring? You may question if there are tax benefits for the investment you are making. For tax purposes, a home improvement includes any work done that substantially adds to the value of your home, increases its useful life, or adapts it to new uses. If you use […]

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Kitchen Makeovers Featuring Flooring Options

August 27, 2015

Have a kitchen that needs a boost? With so many makeover shows on tv today, it is easy to get inspired to bring your mid-century or out of style kitchen up to date. Whether you decide to replace, paint or refinish cabinetry, chances are your floors are going to be an area to focus on […]

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Tile Floors that Look Like Wood – The Best of Both Worlds

August 20, 2015

Having a floor that gives you the best of both hardwood and tile options is an exciting choice in today’s flooring market. Tile that looks like wood gives you that warm wood look, yet the durability and ease of maintenance found in porcelain tile. For style, moisture-friendly durability and ease of maintenance, wood look tile […]

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