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Advantages and Disadvantages of Bamboo Flooring

Is a bamboo floor right for you? Bamboo flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years. While it can be a great material to use, like anything else, it also has its drawbacks. Here’s a list of some advantages and some disadvantages, that can hopefully help you decide if bamboo flooring is right for you.   Advantages Durability Bamboo flooring […]


Flooring Trends for 2018

Can you believe that 2018 is almost here? It’s time to start thinking about all of those flooring trends that are about to explode. The flooring choice you make is going to have a huge impact on any room, which is why it requires special attention. You must ensure that the flooring material you choose fits perfectly with your style, […]


Design Tips for Picking the Right Flooring

Floor material is often overlooked as an important aspect of any design. It may seem like a simple choice on the surface–hardwood, carpet, tile, linoleum. However, choosing the perfect flooring for your home is what will bring the entire project together in harmonization. With some top-of-the-line tips and handy bits of knowledge, you’re sure to pick the best flooring material […]


Consider Stone for Your New Dining Room Floors

If you have plans to refinish your dining room floor, stone is definitely an option you should consider. It’s a valuable flooring choice for a dining room, and it offers a number of benefits that aren’t available with linoleum, vinyl, and other types of flooring. It might be a pricier option and require more careful installation, but the payoff is […]


What is the Best Floor to Keep Cool in the Summer?

You may not realize it, but the type of flooring you have can affect how comfortable the temperature feels in your home. The summer heat is right around the corner—here’s a look at the best types of flooring to keep your home cool and your family cooler! Tile Ceramic and porcelain tile are ideal for central areas of your home […]


Best Floor for a Mudroom

Warm weather is finally upon us, and a lot of your family’s leisure time is sure to be spent outdoors. Whether you have a mudroom or are planning to remodel a space to incorporate one, considering the mudroom flooring is essential. Here are some of the best flooring materials for a mudroom: Option #1 – Wood Wood is a favorable […]


Rare Flooring for a One-of-a-kind Look

Are you looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind flooring material for a special room in your home? Instead of covering up the floor with a carpet, here are some unique, rare flooring options that will help you get that special look. Rare Hardwoods Hardwood flooring is increasingly taking the route of engineered wood or vinyl lookalikes. If you want a one-of-a-kind […]


What Floor is Best for Stairs

Looking to re-do your staircase, but not sure what type of flooring you want? There are certainly a few options to choose from, but not each type of flooring will be the best option for each unique situation. Below, we will walk through some of the common situations home-owners find themselves in and discuss which type of flooring will work […]


Why do Floors Slope in Old Houses?

A home’s floors can slope for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, these slopes are cause for concern, and other times it’s nothing you need to panic over. Here is all you need to know about your home’s sloping floors and a few possible reasons for why floors slope in old houses. House Settling One possible cause for why your floors […]


The Best Floor for a Work-Out Room

If you’re remodeling your home to include a new workout space, be sure to take some time and research the best floors for a workout room. A room where you do most of your exercising is going to have some unique demands not normally required of the average floor—here are some considerations to keep in mind. Start with the Sub-Floor […]


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