If you plan to invest in new flooring during 2016, there are quite a few trends that are slated to be huge for the New Year! Our flooring options encompass all of these up and coming flooring fashions, and our professionals can help you to bring your home into 2016 with any trend you may like to try. Without any further ado, the 5 flooring trends we love for 2016 are: Continue reading “5 Flooring Trends We Love For 2016”
Cork flooring is an excellent choice for those with pets, kids, and high traffic areas in the home they wish to keep beautiful. Cork has a great look that’s akin to hardwood, but it’s able to handle the abuse of a pet, child, and traffic friendly household without sustaining damage much better than many hardwood options. If you want your cork flooring to keep its beautiful luster over the course of time, you’ll want to know just how to clean it during regular maintenance. Continue reading “How Do You Clean Cork Flooring?”
Dog and cat lovers often have a battle on their hands when it comes to their flooring. Even well behaved pets with clipped short nails can do their damage to some types of flooring, and pet owners will want to have a happy critter as well as a happy home with flooring that can hold up. We have plenty of flooring options for the pet lover who wants a beautiful and happy home for themselves and their pets, and we want to break down the top 3 flooring choices best suited for animal-friendly homes. The top 3 flooring choices perfect for pet lovers are: Continue reading “3 Flooring Choices Perfect For Pet Lovers”
Hardwood flooring has always been one of the best options for those who are looking for a type of look that is classic, contemporary, and stylish all at the same time. Plus, when you factor in the ease of cleaning and the durability, hardwood flooring really does offer everything you could want from a floor. Accented with area rugs or just left on its own, it’s an option worth considering. Continue reading “Finding The Perfect Hardwood Flooring For Your Home”
Your home deserves to look its best, and that applies to it from the ceilings to the floors. Finding a good floor covering is important, and can have a direct impact on virtually everything about the way that you enjoy your time inside your home. And while style is vital for getting the most from your home, there are other aesthetic qualities that need to be given your attention as well. A perfect example of this is in pet friendly flooring. Continue reading “Pet Friendly Flooring Is More Diverse Than You Think”
Your home’s floors are one of the single most important things about it. They’ll influence the look and feel of the home and even have an impact on how well you enjoy it. As such, it’s important that you find the right flooring for each room. While carpet is a good option for bedrooms thanks to its ability to ‘warm up’ a room, most homeowners today are finding that hardwood makes more sense – especially when they need high traffic flooring.
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Flooring for a home has come a long way over the last few decades. We’ve gone from just a few options to a dizzying array of selection, and it’s important that you take the time to really consider all of your choices when replacing or installing flooring in your home. While things like hardwood flooring, carpet, and vinyl all get plenty of attention, there’s a newer floor option that really deserves a closer look as well – cork. Continue reading “A Closer Look At Cork Flooring”
One of the best parts of practicing yoga is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home as long as you have a yoga mat, or better yet— a hardwood floor. Enter this new phenomenon.
The New York Times reported that many yoga studios are ditching the mats and turning instead to bare hardwood floors. This is especially common during hot yoga, where bacteria from sweat can become ingrained into the yoga mat or in a carpeted studio’s floor.
In addition to being more sanitary and less wasteful, some say that hardwood floors more easily meet the ultimate goals of the practice. Many would argue that rubber mats simply get in the way, especially if the yoga practice doesn’t require you to remain stationary on your mat. In addition, when strengthening key muscles, practicing on a hardwood floor eliminates the tendency to “cheat” by gripping a mat or carpet with your toes, as opposed to developing the necessary leg or core strength to support your poses.
We should also mention the aesthetic appeal. Hardwood has a high-end look that’s in demand now more than ever. One of the major benefits of hardwood flooring is its timeless appeal. While other coverings go in and out of style, the appeal of wood has endured for centuries, and that’s not about to change any time soon.
All of these factors make hardwood a great material for a home gym. After all, yoga can be practiced nearly anywhere. Why not have your kitchen double as a yoga studio?
Plants and greenery are staples in many homes. Not only do plants add some much needed life to indoor spaces, but they preform several functions from making the air cleaner to eliminating noise. Here’s what plants can do for you and your space, not to mention how to go about adding more plants to your home.
Plants have health benefits.
Plants literally breathe life into your space. Refreshing, right? Plants release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, which means that they help to purify the air in your home. Plants can also remove VOCs (volatile organic compounds). such as those found in cigarette smoke, grocery bags or new furniture. Not only do plants make your living environment cleaner, but they also have been proven to reduce stress and help you focus.
Plants have practical uses.
Did you know that plants can reduce noise? That’s why you frequently see greenery strategically placed in offices or restaurants. Plants can be particularly useful in apartments or townhouse to help muffle and diffuse sounds.
Plants create atmosphere.
Simply put, plants and flowers look appealing. Flowers add cheer and interest to spaces, and plants can add a variety of themes to your space depending on which varieties you choose. A simple stem in a vase makes a beautiful and inexpensive centerpiece in any room of your home.
Now, to add plants to your home…
Get green! Research is the first step to finding out what types of plants will work best for your home and lifestyle. Understand that plants do require some care, and some thrive in certain conditions better than others. Once you’ve narrowed varieties that will do well in your environment, add them to tables, beside couches, on bookshelves and countertops. Then, sit back and breathe in the beauty you have created in your plant-filled home!
What to put underfoot when decorating the nursery
Having a baby means making a lot of decisions, but fortunately, decorating the nursery involves fun ones! But before you decide on furniture, decorations, and paint, look down and choose your flooring with care. Remember: not only is it expensive to replace, but it needs to stand up to your little one for years to come!
Clear the area
Area rugs are a great way to punch up a room with color – without the hassle of wall-to-wall carpeting. Bonus: the many spills-to-come are easy to spot-clean or remedy by throwing the rug in the washer.
Dark flooring – especially in wood – can hide a multitude of baby sins. Forms of (unintentional) infantile evil include spilling, spotting, staining, denting, scratching and yes, gnawing.
Say it with stencils
On the other hand, if your hardwood floor is light enough, consider styling it with stencils. The good news is that if (no, when) the design gets damaged, it’s easy to create something new right over it.
Put a cork in it
Cork floors are a terrific option for newborn bundles. It’s soft yet durable, and good for the environment. Finally, it’s anti-allergenic, which is great for those vulnerable immune systems fresh from the stork!