Recent Trends in Flooring

In the flooring world, carpeting is getting softer. Wood is getting more roughed-up. And vinyl is getting more luxurious. Yes, you read that right. “Luxury vinyl” isn’t a contradiction in terms — it’s the phrase du jour among those who pay close attention to the materials home buyers are eager to walk on. “It’s the…

Best Stain Resistant Carpet

If you ever feel like your home is a battlefield of spills and stains, choosing a carpet with top of the line stain resistance will save you a great deal of stress. If you haven’t started carpet shopping yet, you will quickly find out that all carpets claim to be the world’s most stain proof…

Add Wood Floors for Sound Reduction

Wood floors can add tremendous value to a home in addition to being a more durable, healthier when it comes to allergens, and elegant-appearing option. Even so, these floors come with a major drawback: noise. Sound waves bounce easily around a room installed with wood flooring. However, this sound can be reduced in several ways.…

Longevity and Your Floors

New flooring is a significant financial investment, so getting the greatest longevity from your existing floors is important, whether they’re new or have a few years of wear on them. The subject of this guide is how to make your floors last longer.   How To Get Maximum Wear from your Flooring Let’s look at…

Water and Hardwood Flooring

Where does wood come from? Trees of course. What do trees need to grow? Sunlight, water and soil. If any of these elements is absent, the tree will not survive. If water is so critical to the survival of a tree, why should it be avoided with hardwood flooring? Well, let’s think about the cycles…

What Are the Best (and Worst) Rooms for Hardwoods?

What are the best rooms for hardwood? Is there anywhere it shouldn’t be installed? Hardwood flooring is beautiful, but it should not be ubiquitous! As you plan to upgrade your floors, here’s where hardwood flooring belongs, where it should be banned and why each is true.   Best Rooms for Hardwood Flooring You’ll love the…

How to Remove Odors From Your Area Rug

Many a proud new rug owner has spent time researching, scouted dealers all over town, and finally discovered that truly ideal area rug… but once all is said and done, the rug unrolled and in place, a strange smell slowly begins spreading throughout the house. Panic may set in at this moment, or perhaps a…

High and Dry with Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood floors are prized in many homes for their beautiful looks and easy cleaning. Yet, just as with any flooring materials, hardwood brings with it unique challenges which any homeowner must address. In particular, dry climates and high altitudes expose hardwood to adverse conditions not found elsewhere. Even so, if you live in a desert…

Unique Spring Crafts to Decorate Your Home

Get into the spirit of spring with these 5 projects Spring plants and flowers will soon add a splash of bright colors to the great outdoors, and it’s a great time for you to spruce up your home and apply a subtle makeover. These unique spring craft projects, simple enough for even the most amateur…