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Facts and Benefits About Hickory Flooring

Hardwood flooring is not just about having a great look for your home. It is also an investment in the value of your home. There may be no greater a surprise for a homeowner than to lift up some old carpet to find hardwood underneath. If you are looking at installing hardwood flooring into your home, you should know that hickory is currently a very popular choice Here is what you need to know about hickory flooring.
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Reasons to Choose Luxury Tile Vinyl Flooring

When it comes to flooring options, vinyl has long been one of the most popular, especially for kitchens and bathrooms. It is affordable and looks great. There are many more reasons above and beyond those two, however, to choose luxury vinyl. For many reasons, luxury vinyl was only available to those who had very high budgets. Recently, however, prices have come down, and it is more available than ever before. There are many flooring options available out there, so here are some of the benefits to choosing luxury vinyl flooring for your next project.
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The Effect of UV and Sunlight on Your Hardwood Floors

Have you ever moved a piece of furniture, or a rug, and noticed that the color of the wood underneath is different than the rest of the floor? If it has been a long time, then the color change might be quite drastic. What causes this? Is there a way to prevent it? Here is what you need to know about sunlight and UV rays and their effect on your hardwood floors.
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How to Choose Between Luxury Vinyl Plank and Hardwood Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring is gaining in popularity because it can look almost exactly the same as hardwood. Vinyl has come a long way. Gone are the sheets of old. Now it comes in planks and tiles, and is much more durable. It also has more color and design options. Here are some factors to consider when choosing between luxury vinyl plank and hardwood flooring.
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New SolidTech From Mohawk Sets A New Standard For Luxury Vinyl Plank

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

New Global Flooring Market Report Places Focus on Vinyl Through 2021

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

How To Keep Laminate Flooring Warm In Cold Weather

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

Eco Friendly Floor Replacement That Won’t Exhaust Your Budget

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: A How-To Guide

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

Should You Choose Radiant Heating For Your Floor?

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.

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3 Benefits of Employing Flooring Professionals

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

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

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.
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5 Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

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

15 Fun Random Facts About Flooring To Keep In Mind

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

What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

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

4 Hardwood Floor Cleaning Tips

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

Why Floor Lamination Is Important For Home Remodeling

Floor lamination is an important aspect when considering remodeling your home. Budget is an important factor to consider for redecorating a house with laminated floors. There are plenty of options for floor lamination like carpet, tile, hardwood, and laminate wood. But why floor lamination is important for home remodeling goes beyond working with a budget.

Carpet flooring is heavier for the pocket than stone flooring. However, stone is not preferred for its hardness. That is why most of the residents opt for wood flooring. Hardwood flooring is old fashioned and gives an aesthetic look. It is costlier than laminated flooring. Durability, ease of installation, and the maintenance complement to budget as other influencing factors for laminating floor. Read More

Engineered vs. Solid Hardwood Floors

There a lot of different flooring options in today’s market. Hardwood floors are one the most popular options, but even if you get that far you have to choose between engineered or solid hardwood. Knowing the difference between the two will help you pick the best option for your home, and help you get the biggest bang for your buck.

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What is the Best Kind of Flooring for Homes with Pets?

Most people enjoy having a pet at home with them. They can bring joy and companionship for many individuals. However, having a pet can cause a number of issues, one of which is the toll that a pet can have on your floors. Pet owners can be somewhat limited by what materials will work best for their flooring. If you need help figuring out what is the best kind of flooring for homes with pets, here are some tips to help you decide. Read More