Area Rugs and Flooring — Two Newly Green Giants

Over the years, a debate has taken place in the flooring industry over the impact its products have on the environment. In 2003, a group of industry researches and technical specialists met at the University of North Carolina to examine the science with regard to the positive or negative attributes of materials found in products […]

Laminate Flooring Advantages and Disadvantages

Most Americans have no idea what laminate flooring is, although they are often aware of Pergo flooring. Well, Pergo is to laminate floorings what Kleenex is to facial tissues. As the first company to create this type of flooring and sell it in the United States, their name has become synonymous with laminate flooring in […]

How To Select Scraped//Distressed Hardwood Flooring

Hand-scraped and Distressed hardwood floors are becoming a popular choice in today’s upscale homes and commercial buildings. These floors are a newer trend but are rooted in history. Before today’s modern sanding methods, floors were hand scraped on site to make the floors flat. Today’s hand scraping is done to add texture, richness and uniqueness. […]

Refinishing Wood Flooring

Is your wood flooring already worn out? Has it already gone through the tough tests and is now looking old and pale? It may be time to refinish your wood flooring and make it look new again. How do you know it is time to refinish the floor? You can do this simple step. Go […]

How To Decide On What Type Of Flooring You Should Use

Years ago flooring choices we relatively limited especially when compared to the range of choices available today. Have you walked into a Lowe’s or Home Depot lately and just had a look at the flooring choices they have available? So, with all of the choices available, how do you decide on what type of flooring […]

Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is made from the bark of the cork oak tree, native to Southern Europe, especially Portugal, where the bark is collected by hand. Cork is a very durable, resistant-to-moisture, and anti-static flooring material. Cork flooring is environmentally sound and, as a result of stringent harvesting rules, a renewable resource of a very high […]

12 Types of Carpet

The carpet market is a huge market, with lots of types to select from. Here are 12 different types of carpet and what they will offer you and your home. Woven Woven carpet is produced on a loom that is very similar to woven cloth, being cut pile. There are numerous different colored yarns being […]

Wooden Floors Are In

If you don’t believe wooden floors are in high demand, just try watching a show like “House Hunters” on HGTV. If you had a dollar for every time someone said the phrase “hardwood floors” you could pay your cable bill. Why wooden floors? — They’re durable. It’s not uncommon for century old homes to have […]

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is flooring that is similar in appearance to wooden flooring. However, instead of being made of wood, t is composed of either synthetic materials or synthetic materials combined with some natural ones. It is finished with a cover of decorative material. Laminate flooring has three key components, namely core, wear and backer. The […]