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5 Reasons To Shop For Flooring Locally

You have finally made the decision—you are ready to transform your home with new flooring. You may have even selected the type and style of flooring you need. But another important decision looms: Where is the best place to buy?Today's shopping options are almost as varied as the number of flooring ...
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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying New Floors

Any homeowner that has ever had to replace a floor has felt that familiar feeling: Where do I begin? From weighing hard surface versus soft surface options to selecting among all the styles, colors and textures, the entire process can feel a little overwhelming. But when you break it all down, the ...
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Best Laminate Floors for Families with Children

Parents of active kids know just how much wear and tear their little ones can dish out inside the home. The floors will be played upon, spilled on, chased on and will need to resist scratches, particles and anything from markers and nail polish to sodas and messy food. With its durability, ...
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Best Soft Carpet Guide

Who doesn’t love soft carpet? The feeling of sinking your bare toes into the lush pile is so luxurious. But when shopping for soft carpet, your tootsies will only tell you part of the story. What about staining? What about durability?This guide will walk you through the information you need to ...
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Can Tile Handle Life with My Kids and Pets?

Tile is a great flooring option for families with children or pets. It can give you the gorgeous look of wood, natural stone and a myriad of other materials, but with incredible durability and cleanability. No matter how hard your family lives, a tile floor can take it.You’re probably hoping your ...
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Choosing The Best Flooring For Every Room

When renovating your home, it’s important to know what type of flooring works best for each area of the house. For instance, hardwood may be perfect for the den on the main floor, but did you know that you shouldn’t use solid hardwood in your basement?To help make your home renovation a little bit ...
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Choosing the Best Laminate Floor for Dog Owners

Dogs are awesome. That’s a fact! But know that with dogs come wear-and-tear to your floors. From Great Danes to Teacup Yorkies, you can be sure that scratches and pet accidents will inevitably occur. While our ultimate goal as homeowners and dog owners is to love our pups, while living on floors we ...
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Choosing the Best Laminate Floor for Dog Owners

The most popular trend in laminate flooring has nothing to do with your floors. More and more, everyone from DIYers to high-end designers are installing laminate flooring on walls. That’s right—walls.If you’re suddenly having flashbacks to your grandmother’s laminate wood-paneled walls, hold on a ...
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Choosing the Best Vinyl Flooring for Families with Children

With kids come messes. It’s an unavoidable fact of life. They track in dirt, they spill juice, they drop food. It’s amazing that such tiny, adorable, innocent beings can leave such disaster in their wake. When choosing flooring for a home with children, you need a product that can keep up with ...
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Decorating Your Walls with Floor Tile

There’s one steadfast rule about using tile in your home that you should never forget: Never use wall tile for floors. Got it memorized and written in stone? Now that we have that out of the way, here’s a twist - you CAN use floor tiles on walls!Since wall tile does not need to hold up to foot ...
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Engineered Hardwood Versus Solid Hardwood

Your mind is made up. You want new hardwood floors in your home. Great choice! Wood floors instantly add warm, rustic charm and natural beauty wherever they are installed. But that is only half of the decision dilemma. With so many options on the market, how do you know which to select for your ...
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Flooring Guide on Scratch, Stain and Waterproof Durable Flooring Options

When it comes to choosing flooring, durability is often a main consideration. We need wood flooring to resist scratches from dog nails, carpet to resist wine stains and tile to resist discoloring to name a few scenarios.But which options should you choose to keep your home looking clean and new? ...
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Carpet Replacement 101

Picking new carpet for your home can be a long and overwhelming process, but you’re not in it alone! Ashley Phipps is an interior designer turned DIY and craft blogger who recently went through the process of picking new carpet for her home. She documented the entire project, from the initial ...
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Hardwood Floor Trends and Patterns

It’s not hard to fall in love with hardwood flooring. Strong, natural and gorgeous, it’s everything we love in a stunning surface. In fact, the more difficult part is deciding which hardwood look you love the most. Different species, grains, stains, finishes and widths; even after narrowing down ...
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Hardwood Installation Preparation

If you are looking for advice or pointers on your new hardwood flooring project, you’ve come to the right place.Hardwood flooring can completely change a space. It can add character to any room, from rustic and traditional to modern and chic. But just like any new flooring process, it’s hard to ...
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How Much Carpet do I Need?

Estimating for new carpet may seem confusing. Most rooms aren’t perfect rectangles, so it’s hard to measure. Then when you go shopping, some prices are in square feet, some are in square yards. And what about padding and installation? How do you know if you’re comparing apples to apples?Help is ...
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How Often Should you Vacuum Carpet?

We hear this question a lot. The best carpet or rug in the world won’t perform well if you don’t vacuum regularly. To get the most out of your soft surface flooring, it’s important to adopt a regular maintenance routine. No matter the product, you can extend your carpet’s life by vacuuming ...
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How to Prepare for Flooring Installation

Very little is more exciting for homeowners than envisioning what the room or rooms in their house will look like after new flooring has been picked out and installed. Anticipation only grows with every day closer to the installation date! When you have professional installers to handle the job, ...
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Kid Friendly Hardwood Floors

Simply put, life with children is always an adventure. Whether you have one child or a houseful, it’s impossible to be all places at once, and accidents will occur indoors. However, you don’t have to compromise the style inside your home because you have kids. It just takes some thoughtful ...
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Carpeting That Best Fits Your Lifestyle

You want your home to look its best, but some days it seems like your family and pets are conspiring against you. Let’s face it, it’s not realistic to cordon off entire rooms only for guests or to ban all food from the den. Messes and wear are bound to happen.To find a carpet that will stand up to ...
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Luxury Vinyl Flooring Makeover

Heidi Rew, a blogger and home design enthusiast, never would have imagined a plumbing disaster could turn into one of the best decisions she'd ever made. Three years ago, she came home to a partially flooded basement. The cause? A cracked pipe (original to the home built in the ’60s) from her ...
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Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring That Fits Your Style

There’s a loosely kept secret among places like restaurants, hotels, offices and other hip, chic establishments that see lots of foot traffic, and it’s all of three letters long: L-V-T. This sleek acronym stands for “luxury vinyl tile,” never to be confused with the linoleum that your Aunt Gladys ...
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New Carpet Trends

Every year, designers find new inspiration for fashion collections and home furnishings from both the bold and subdued colors that paint our everyday life. Decorators and homeowners alike use these choices for crafting beautiful homes that capture the latest trends and shades.The Spring 2017 ...
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New Wood Flooring Color Trends

From traditional browns to fashion-forward grays and newer, warmer tones, those looking for a wood or wood look flooring have an exceptional color palette to choose from. And no matter what your favorite shade of flooring may be, you are guaranteed a timeless, natural look and feel that will uplift ...
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New Wood Flooring Trends: Texture and Design

You’ve thought about the type of flooring you want and even narrowed down your options to a few specific colors, but have you thought about the texture or design elements of your floors?Texture can dramatically change the look of your flooring and add character by giving it a unique look. Depending ...
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Pet Proof Carpet Tips

If you have a pet at home, you’re in good company. More than 85 million households in America include at least one pet, and for good reason. These fuzzy, scaled, and feathered critters provide many benefits to their humans. While pets of every classification and breed provide companionship, lower ...
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SolidTech Flooring is Hurricane-Proof

Every parent has felt that unmistakable chaotic energy building up in the home. Like fast-forming, dark clouds moving across an angry sky, everything comes to a head at the most inopportune time. Dinner is cooking on the stove while the dogs bark at movement outside the front door. The cell phone ...
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Stylish Pet-Friendly Carpet

Lori from The Finished Project is a design and DIY-enthusiast, sharing her latest woodworking projects and home décor on her blog. Here, she shares how a custom SmartStrand carpet-bound rug made her sitting room the perfect spot to unwind with her adorable pup, Ted.Hey, friends! We recently made an ...
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The Best Hardwood Floors for Pet Owners

What are the two things that no homeowner can live without? Cherished, lovable pets and beautiful hardwood flooring. Well, at least one of those is accurate. Our pets become family members, and we want them to enjoy our homes as much as we do, within reason of course. If you’re a hardwood lover ...
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Tile Pattern Inspiration for Your Home

When you decorate a room, you want the result to be special and customized. Tile offers endless possibilities to make every installation unique, and the variety of tile designs you choose, coupled with a distinct pattern for the layout, make the options practically infinite.Tile manufacturers have ...
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Updating Your Home with Laminate Flooring

Making a new flooring decision can be difficult. There are so many different types of flooring, from carpet to hardwood and tile to laminate. Figuring out where to start is often the hardest step.That’s where the help of mom-turned-design blogger Jessica Kielman comes in! She recently went through ...
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What Is the Best Pet-Friendly Vinyl Floor?

If you have pets, you already know that along with all the fun-loving excitement they bring to your life, owning a pet also comes with a few drawbacks. Pets are notoriously messy, and they can wreak havoc on your home’s floors. Vinyl flooring can be a practical and affordable flooring solution to ...
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