There is a lot that is said about installing wood flooring correctly, but one of the most underestimated causes of wood floor installation failure is doing it before the site is ready. There are many conditions that need to be met before starting the process.
Carpet is designed to improve the quality and appearance of your home. Unfortunately for people with allergies or pets, it can also wreak havoc on your personal health. Allergens and dust particles are known to become easily trapped in carpet fibers. If not properly cleaned, these particles build up over time and affect both the lifespan and appearance of your floor, as well as your health. As a result, manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce allergen deposits in carpet. A new line known as Live Well from Stain Master is designed to repel allergens. Although programs like PetProtect have been introduced to protect flooring from stains and outdoor elements, LiveWell is the first carpet that repels allergen buildup without adding to the maintenance of the product. But how does it work? Read More
Underlayment is an important part of flooring installation for a number of reasons. Comfort, protection from moisture, flexibility, and imperfections in the subfloor are just a few. Furthermore, the type of underlayment you install is determined by the type of flooring you select for your home. For example, tile requires a different type of underlayment than carpet, which requires a different type than hardwood, and so on and so forth. In addition, appropriate underlayment material is also determined by factors like sound transmission, water, and pet accidents (urine stains) that can result in unpleasant odors from bacterial growth. Underlayment products are also subject to varying degrees of thickness, which affects both the durability of the floor and also the cost. If you are considering installing new flooring, discover what kind of underlayment is best for your floor. Read More
There is a lot more that goes into choosing a carpet for your home than just the color or texture. In addition to these, carpet must also be durable. This is especially true if you are installing carpet on a staircase. Staircase carpet must endure heavy foot traffic, while at the same time keep up with the overall look of your home. There are also angles to work around as the carpet bends with the stair design. It is therefore especially important that you know what to look for when choosing a carpet for the stairs. Let’s explore what factors make a carpet ideal for stair installation to make your choice a little easier. Read More
A new luxury vinyl plank product from Mohawk called SolidTech offers customers unmatched style, durability, and easy maintenance. In addition, luxury vinyl is one of the simplest types of floor to install in your home. Says Tammy Brogman, director of hard surface products, “For elevated style that can handle everyday life inside your home, Mohawk SolidTech sets the new standard for greatness in luxury vinyl flooring.” Luxury vinyl is expected to be one of the hottest flooring products on the market through 2021. Find out how new SolidTech from Mohawk sets a new standard for luxury vinyl plank products. Read More
Research and Markets released the latest information from the Flooring Market Report at the end of November earlier this year. The new Global Flooring Market report places focus on vinyl flooring for the upcoming 2016-2021 flooring product projections. Vinyl flooring has already experienced a surge in popularity over the last decade. According to industry and market trends, it has outpaced popular options like ceramic tile, plank and engineered wood, and laminate. Additionally, according to this latest report, it’s not likely to go out in the next 5 years. Although vinyl may be more popular in residential and commercial than industrial markets, there is no doubt of its enduring popularity. Read More
Laminate flooring is becoming more and more popular. Not only is it extremely durable, but also incredibly easy to clean and maintain. In addition, it is much more affordable than other flooring options, which means you don’t sacrifice quality for affordability. Laminate is also easy to install, and perfect for households with children who are more likely to cause spills and stains. That said, one thing that concerns homeowners is that laminate is a temperature absorbent material. While that may not be a problem in the summer months, winter in Minnesota is a different story. Follow these tips on how to keep laminate flooring warm in cold weather to keep your floors (and your feet!) warm this winter. Read More
Carpet in your home serves as both a decorative element and an essential home component. Carpet provides color, texture, and depth to your home’s aesthetic appeal. It also gives your house the ‘homey’ touch one expects with a personal living space. Carpet is great for walking around barefoot, lounging around with the dog in front of the television, or for playing Twister with family and friends. Needless to say you need to take care of your carpet if you expect it to last a long time. Vacuuming once or twice a week is a good place to start. You should also consider professional steam cleaning about once or twice a year. But how can you tell if you need to stretch your carpet? Read More
Granite is a durable stone that is formed overtime in the Earth’s crust from volcanic magma. It is a popular material for both building construction and interior design. Granite has a wide range of colors. It is commonly used as a countertop or floor tile material in kitchens and bathrooms. It greatly increases the value of your home. Because it has such a wide range of color, it can be used to match any home decor style you wish. It is very durable and able to resist heat. This makes it great for kitchen counters that have to endure hot baking sheets and warm ovens. Just like any other material, it is important to keep your granite surfaces clean and well maintained. Read on to discover some tips on proper granite countertop cleaning. Read More
Are you thinking about replacing your home floors this summer? Do you want a new kitchen or bathroom tile floor? Did your pet damage your carpet to the point that it needs replacing? Having to replace your home floor can be stressful and expensive. There are dozens of flooring styles and patterns to choose from, in addition to the material you want for your home. Carpet and hardwood are the most popular floor plans available. Many people are also concerned with being eco-friendly. So how do you know what material is the most affordable and eco-friendly? Eco friendly floor replacement is a high priority for consumers. There are a number of floor materials available for an eco friendly home. Furthermore, 651Carpets will take care of all the installation. Read on to discover the most eco-friendly floor plans for your budget. Read More
Laminate flooring maintenance is the best way to keep your floors looking newer, longer. It is one of the most resilient and durable floor materials available, and has gained popularity over the years thanks to how simple it is to have installed. Laminate flooring maintenance is not extensive, and because laminate can be printed on, a wide variety of floor plans, including hardwood, ceramic tile, or bamboo, can be simulated by the material. You can literally have any kind of floor you want with laminate flooring. It is important, however, to do everything you can to make the material last. Read More
There is nothing like the touch of warm, hardwood flooring against your bare feet during the cold winter months. Heating costs for such a luxury are, however, insanely high, so most people try to keep their home-heating expenses to a minimum during this time of year. But having heated flooring is not a luxury that you can only dream of. Radiant floor heating is one of the best ways to heat your home because it is conveniently installed underneath the floor, and does not cause unsightly ducts or vents in your rooms. Radiant floor heating devices work by generating thermal radiation waves that heat up any object that comes in contact with it, which means your floor is the first to go. Read on to learn why you should choose radiant heating for your floor this season.
Hardwood flooring installation is not as easy as most people think. This is because it requires a lot of detailed work that necessitates the expertise and skills of a professional. There are several benefits that one gains from hiring a flooring installation professional. Here are 3 benefits of employing flooring professionals for your home or office floor installation. Read More
There are dangers to having excess carpet mold in the home. One of the main dangers of carpet mold is what it can do to your health. You can develop skin rashes and respiratory illnesses that could cause you problems in later years. In addition to this, your home will become inhabitable because of the mold growth. Mold removal is not a problem that you should attempt to do yourself because you could make the damage worse. It might be best to hire a licensed and trained specialist to do it for you. Here are tips on how to prevent carpet mold in the first place. Read More
Engineered hardwood flooring is an affordable alternative to traditional solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood floors are made by taking a core product (like plywood, cork, or recycled wood fiber) and then placing a layer of hardwood veneer on top. Hardwood veneer is a very thin section of hardwood (usually no thicker than 1/8 inch). With engineered hardwood you get the high quality appearance of hardwood with a lesser price and easier installation process.
Are you thinking about getting the flooring of your home, or office, done? This is something you should give good consideration to. Most people get confused when they choose between the options of carpeting, tile flooring and hardwood flooring. Read on to discover 5 benefits of hardwood flooring that can help you make up your mind. Read More
Installing new carpet in your home or business might seem like a simple procedure that can be done quickly. While this is the case when you hire a professional, hiring the wrong person for the job could be a costly mistake. There are a few things you can look for when hiring a carpet installation technician to ensure you are getting the right professional. Read More
Floors have obviously been around forever…from dirt floors to the fancy, luxurious flooring options that we have today. Believe it or not, there is a rich history that can be learned about flooring and how it has progressed over the centuries. This post features 15 fun random facts about flooring to keep in mind for your floor. Warning: some facts may be more mind-boggling than you thought floor facts could be! Read More
Do you really want to get new carpet and need to convince other people in your home to give you the “okay” to do so? Well, here are 5 ways to sabotage your carpet so that you can do out with the old and in with the new! Read More
While we love our pets, they can potentially ruin our carpet. Regular carpet cleaning is imperative to keep it looking its best for a long time. When you have a pet additional care and maintenance is needed to ensure its longevity. Whether it is urine or soil in general, there are many ways to thoroughly clean your carpet from pet odors and stains. Try following these 4 steps to preventing pet carpet damage in your home.
Dreaming of the luxury of having hardwood flooring in your home? Well choosing engineered hardwood flooring may be an option that you haven’t thought about. But what is engineered hardwood flooring? Engineered hardwood gives you the same great look as your traditional hardwood, but is less expensive and much less likely to get water damaged. Read More
Creating a home that is both designed well and functions well is very important to any homeowner. There are many benefits to incorporating carpet into your design plan for your living room, den or bedrooms. Here are 3 benefits of plush carpeting you should remember when it comes time to replace your old carpet.
With the proper care and maintenance, a hardwood floor can go a long period of time without being refinished or needing varnish. Follow these 4 hardwood floor cleaning tips to keep your floors looking their best. Read More
In our ongoing series, Granite Countertops Are Here to Stay Part Two, we continue to look at the benefits of having granite countertops in your kitchen. Here are a few more reasons that may really tip the scale for you if you are trying to decide what type of countertop to purchase. Read More
There are plenty of good reasons why granite countertops are here to stay. They initially may be more expensive than your traditional countertop, but since they are essentially a big, beautiful, polished rock-they won’t be seeing any wear and tear in your lifetime. There are so many advantages of having granite countertops that they wouldn’t all fit into just one post. So keep your eye out for part two to read even more benefits to having granite in your kitchen. Read More