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Tips for Using Area Rugs

By Jessi | July 25, 2018

If you ask experts in interior design, they’ll usually say that area rugs are an ideal alternative to more traditional flooring options, particularly wall-to-wall carpeting. There are a few reasons they’ll suggest area rugs rather than classic carpeting, including that it is easier to change the look of a room if you dislike the effect…

The Luxurious Looks of Vinyl

By Jessi | July 18, 2018

You might have read that title and giggled over the idea of vinyl being luxurious, but that is precisely where flooring manufacturers have taken this durable and flexible material. In a recent article, one expert said this of luxury vinyl, “don’t think about that peel-and-stick stuff people used to install…luxury vinyl is a new category…

6 Top Flooring Trends in 2018

6 Top Flooring Trends in 2018

By Jessi | June 21, 2018

It might seem that flooring would not be something that experienced trends. After all, new flooring can be a major project in a home or other space, and one that comes at a significant cost. Yet, experts agree that one of the best ways to boost a home’s value, esthetics, and even efficiency is to…

The Rise in Popularity of Tile Mosaics and Backsplashes

The Rise in Popularity of Tile Mosaics and Backsplashes

By Jessi | June 14, 2018

Interior designers and decorators swear by tile floors and backsplashes. They understand that most of them come with an almost timeless appeal. However, as one such expert writes, “Installing tile in your home can be a big investment — kitchen and bathroom remodels, specifically, are the two most expensive renovation projects. So the last thing…

Consider the Direction of Your Hardwood Flooring

By Jessi | May 24, 2018

So, you’ve decided that you want to upgrade your hardwood floors, and you have already started to explore the options in terms of materials, finishes, widths and general looks. However, have you also considered the direction of the flooring? This is not a question homeowners often ponder when first considering new floors, but it is…

Should You or Shouldn’t You Get Stair Runners

By Jessi | May 16, 2018

It is interesting to ask people about the use of stair runners. Many people say they prefer to leave their hardwood stairs exposed to show off the warmth of the wood and the elegant style they create. Some like the hominess of wooden stairs and others have never thought of any other way than to…

Why Is Your Hardwood Floor Gapping? And 2 Ways to Fix It

By Jessi | April 26, 2018

Many homeowners notice, especially during the winter, that their hardwood floor will start to develop small gaps between the boards. If your home is old, this is to be expected, but what if your wood floor is relatively new and very well cared for? Why are you seeing these gaps? And is there is anything…

Top 2 Options for Basement Flooring

By Jessi | April 24, 2018

Finishing a basement to turn it into a livable space is a very common project for homeowners all over the country. Whether you want to turn the basement into a large laundry and storage area, or you are expanding your living space with another family room, bedroom, home gym, home office, and more, the basement…

Binding, Serging, or Fringing: Which Area Rug Finish is Right for You?

By Jessi | March 29, 2018

When you are buying an area rug, you have a lot of things to think about. The shape, size, design, color scheme, and materials are all a big part of your decision. But another thing that you should consider is the edge finish. There are three main types of area rug finishes: binding, serging, and…

Light or Dark: Which Choice is Right for Your Kitchen Flooring?

By Jessi | March 27, 2018

When you are designing your dream kitchen, or remodeling your existing kitchen, the floors are one space that should be getting plenty of attention. The floor is one of the largest surfaces in the room, which means that it can have a huge impact on the overall look of the room. While there are many…

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