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Should you DIY or Go Pro? Ask These Questions to Figure It Out

When determining whether to DIY common home remodeling and improvement projects or whether you should hire a professional, the first consideration should be safety. Even if you think you understand how to tackle the project, some jobs are simply unsafe for homeowners with little to no construction experience to handle. Next comes money. Consider which option is more cost-effective overall. The answer will depend on the type and complexity

The Faux-Factor: How to Decorate the Right Way with Hardwood-Inspired Tile

Hardwood flooring has it's plusses: it's charming, it gives rooms a warm, inviting feel, and it meshes with practically any style of interior design you might like, from classic to contemporary. But wood has its downfalls too. It can be easy to damage, it wears more quickly than tile, and it requires more regular upkeep. That's why flooring manufacturer's developed wood-like or hardwood-inspired tile. You get all of the

By |2019-12-16T08:00:00-05:00December 16th, 2019|Tile, Tile Flooring|3 Comments

Why Now is the Best Time of the Year to Remodel your Bathroom or Flooring

With holiday shopping, parties to plan, parties to attend and the New Year right around the corner, winter may not seem like the best time to remodel your floors or remodel your bathroom, but guess what? Now might be the best time of the year to get a bathroom remodel or new floors installed in your home. From end-of-year discounts on materials to faster job completion and more flexible scheduling, now might actually

By |2019-12-09T07:00:00-05:00December 9th, 2019|Flooring, Remodeling, Tile, Tile Flooring, Wood Flooring|1 Comment

Game of Thrones May Be Over, but One Fact Remains: Winter is Coming, So You’d Better Get Ready

You don't have to be sitting on the Iron Throne to know that winter is coming, and quick. That means it's time to make sure your home is ready for the brutal weather about to befall it. A lot of people put off basic winter preparations until it gets too nasty outside to bother with them, or don't even realize they should do anything at all. Winterize your home

By |2019-12-04T07:00:00-05:00December 4th, 2019|Company News|1 Comment

Beginners Guide to Different Types of Tile

Marble and granite and limestone, oh my! The types of tile flooring span a wide variety of different colors, shapes, textures and—most importantly—materials. If you're thinking about replacing your floors with tile, first off, congratulations on making a decision that will give you beautiful, resilient floors that will last as long as your home. Secondly, roll up your sleeves and get ready to learn about what makes each tile

By |2019-11-26T07:00:00-05:00November 26th, 2019|Company News, Tile|3 Comments

How to Protect your Floors When It’s Time to Relocate

No matter what you call it—moving, transfer, transition, relocation—packing up all your stuff and taking it from the place you used to live to the place you’re going to live (hopefully for a good, long while) next can be one of life’s most stressful activities. From trying to keep all your belongings organized to unpacking and acclimating to a new home, moving just isn’t fun—especially moving in the cold

By |2019-11-24T07:00:29-05:00November 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kid-Proof Flooring: Does It Even Exist?

Is it possible to have nice floors and kids, too? Believe it or not, it's not a myth. Even though children can be about as hard on floors as a herd of wild animals (we say that lovingly), there is such a thing as an attractive, stylish floor that can withstand a houseful of kids. Here are some tips for selecting and installing kid-proof flooring. Will Any Floor Be

By |2019-11-21T07:00:02-05:00November 21st, 2019|Ideal for Kids|1 Comment

How to Care for and Maintain Real Hardwood Floors

You finally did it, you replaced your old, dilapidated floors with the real deal, but now you’re wondering—how do I clean and maintain my new hardwood floors? After all, the biggest part of the allure of true hardwood is how it looks and feels. You want to make sure it’s as elegant this time next year as it is right now. If you’ve never had hardwood floors before, or

By |2019-11-19T07:00:11-05:00November 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

What Wood Flooring Type Will Work Best for You? Read About Them All to Decide.

Given the different wood flooring types on the market today, before you decide which kind to choose for your next project, you should familiarize yourself with all the available options. There are pros and cons to each, and you'll have to decide what matters most to you. There are many options to consider including bamboo, laminate, engineered hardwood, cork, and natural or solid hardwood. Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers

By |2019-11-17T05:00:02-05:00November 17th, 2019|Company News, Flooring, Wood Flooring|6 Comments

Pet Beds, Baths and Beyond

Most dog and cat owners will tell you their pets are part of the family, but now fur family homeowners are taking it one step further by incorporating pet-focused design features when renovating their homes. Here are some of the latest trends in pet-forward interior design. Built-in Dog Beds Having your dog sleep in the middle of the floor can be a pain, especially if your best pal is

By |2019-11-14T05:00:54-05:00November 14th, 2019|Remodeling|0 Comments
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