Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

clean carpet floor

Carpet cleaning is an essential part of maintaining a beautiful, clean home. There are many different ways to keep your carpet clean, and it’s important to use all of these methods on a regular basis. Carpets that are not thoroughly and adequately cleaned can quickly become stained or dingy.

Vacuum

How often: 1 – 2 times per week

Regular vacuuming is the most basic of carpet cleaning tasks, and also one of the most important. Establish a regular vacuuming schedule, with the most frequent vacuuming taking place in those areas of the home that get the most foot traffic. Read more…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

deciding carpet

Knowing what type of flooring you want is a major decision in deciding your design scheme. Whether you are starting from scratch, or redecorating a room, understanding the difference in modern or timeless floor trends will give you a head start on this process. Here are a few differences:

Modern floor trends

Modern floor trends are those that are trendy and hip, and may not be something you want to for an extended period. These designs include:

  • Certain stones
  • Colors
  • Textures

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

timeless carpet interior designCarpeting is a big investment, which is why many homeowners shop for carpet that will last for years or decades. Carpet trends for your home may come and go, but these timeless carpet styles are consistently installed in homes because of their durability, enduring aesthetic, and their ability to match a range of furniture types. Read more…

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

 

elegant bedroom quality hardwood floor

Decorating your bedroom can be one of the most intimate and enjoyable aspects of a project. One of the most overlooked but crucial elements to tying everything together is the floor. There are many different flooring ideas for your bedroom that can emulate anything from a dreamy and romantic setting, to a smart and functional design. Here are 5 popular choices for your floor: Read more…

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

girl frustrated about carpet

Buying interior carpeting is an art that requires careful shopping and prudent decision making. Consumers hoping to buy the best carpet must educate themselves on the ins and outs of the industry. Listed below are some of the classic carpet buying mistakes many consumers make. To make the most of your investment, avoid these pitfalls at the time of sale. Read more…

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

two-people-carpet-consultation

To provide our customers with a product that they will value and maintain for years to come, we offer all our customers free in-house consultations with one of our flooring experts. Flooring consultants act like guides, supplying our customers with information to help them make smart decisions about their flooring installation.

Your floor is the first thing you and your guests see upon entering the front door, and as such, should be one of the most beautiful parts of your home. That’s why we’re proud to play a role in your flooring decisions and strive to provide you with luxurious, quality flooring. Read more…

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

floor cupping due to water damage

Wood is a hygroscopic material, meaning that it absorbs moisture from the air around it. The amount of moisture in wood (known as “moisture content” or MC) is often expressed in terms of percentages. Green wood (meaning freshly cut) may have an MC ranging anywhere from 30% to 250%. The MC of a freshly cut piece of wood varies depending on the species of wood, time of year, and other factors.

After being cut and dried in a kiln, the MC usually drops down to somewhere between 6% and 8%. However, the moisture content of dried lumber may vary greatly depending on the humidity in the space where it’s stored, the species of wood, and the cut.

Wood swells when it absorbs moisture, and it shrinks when it dries. Meaning, anything made of wood–whether that’s a piece of furniture, a doorway or hardwood flooring–may swell and shrink over time. Any conscientious owner of hardwood should be aware of the effects of MC on wood, and how to deal with complications appropriately. Read more…

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

carpet on stairs

Carpeting on stairs requires regular maintenance to look its best. Luckily, there are many different ways to keep the carpet on your stairs clean. Stairs tend to be located in high-traffic areas, and their shape can be awkward for many cleaning tools. These tips will help you keep the carpet on your staircase looking its best for many years to come. Read more…

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

family of 3 laying on floor

Waterproof floors are a critical component of many basements. When choosing a type of flooring for your basement, these three waterproof materials have advantages as well as disadvantages. Consumers thinking about installing any one of these floor types should give consideration to the pros and cons before making their selection. Read more…

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

bold colored carpet trendy in 2014

Carpet trends of 2014 are pushing in the direction of personal creativity, and away from neutral practicality.

Carpeting has come a long way in the last few decades. In the 1990’s, the general consumer attitude was that carpet had to be neutral colored and it had to be Berber. Berber, an easy to clean, easy to maintain, and easy to match carpet was practical for so many reasons that many homeowners couldn’t imagine making any other choice. Gone were the days of 1980’s sea-foam and mauve colored carpets or 1970’s shag.

Berber carpets of the 1990’s have left a lasting impression that remains with us today. Berber is still the carpet of choice for public places like office buildings and waiting rooms. Yet, domestic carpet trends are moving away from the standards of the 90’s. These trends include unique and interesting patterns, bright color choices, and soft textured piles. Read more…

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