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1. The Ongoing Controversy over Wood Laminate Flooring in the Bathroom
Whether you already have wood laminate flooring installed in the home or are interested in doing so, you've probably heard the ongoing controversy over where it can be laid. Hardwood is very beautiful, but has the drawback that it cannot be installed in rooms susceptible to moisture. That is why ...
2. Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home
Home & Garden - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:14:17
When it comes to buying flooring for your home, there are few important considerations to keep in mind. But first, it's important to understand where the flooring will be installed, as high foot traffic, susceptibility to stains and smells, or environmental effects such as moisture and dampness c...
3. How Area Rugs Can Help Beautify Your Home
home-and-garden - Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:09:50
If you're looking for a simple way to freshen up your home without the expense of new flooring, area rugs could be the perfect solution. The right area rug offers numerous benefits for your home. It can help tie together a room by acting as the focal centerpiece, as well as bring a theme together...
4. What is Included in Hardwood Flooring Prices
home-and-garden - Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:06:28
Shopping for hardwood flooring prices can feel like you're navigating through a maze. With so many options and styles, you'll find that hardwood flooring ranges from affordable to expensive. Fortunately, just because a style of hardwood is economical doesn't necessarily mean you're sacrificing qu...
5. Smart Buying Tips that Avoid Common Carpet Mishaps
home-and-garden - Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:04:44
With all the types of flooring on the market, nothing compares to the soft, luxurious feel of carpet. Soft and cozy to walk and lie on, carpet is often the first choice for homeowners. When choosing quality carpeting and padding, you can rest assured that it will last for years while showing litt...
6. Affordable Flooring Options
home-and-garden - Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:03:27
If you're interested in installing new flooring in the home, you've probably taken note of recent advertisements, floor commercials and perhaps even the homes of friends and family. But it's not often that people talk about cheap floor options; instead it's focused on the beautiful flooring selec...
7. 2011 Carpet Trends
home-and-garden - Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:54:10
Carpet remains the most popular floor covering, and for good reason. It adds warmth and beauty to any room and is the only flooring that is soft, comfortable and luxurious. In fact, carpeting has outsold all other flooring types for the last 50 years and makes up over half of the flooring purchas...
8. Save Money & Time When Shopping for Flooring
home-and-garden - Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:53:17
Hardwood flooring is coming back in terms of popularity, as its strength, durability and aesthetic appeal are hard to ignore. There's no doubt that hardwood floors are beautiful and offer an elegant look. Hardwood floors also increase a home's value and make it sell faster, giving it an edge in t...
9. Luxury Flooring - Carpeting, Hardwood and Leather?
home-and-garden - Thu, 28 Jul 2011 23:05:47
Choosing a floor is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Unlike furniture or wall paint that can easily be changed, flooring is designed to last for decades. It sets the tone for the home and brings each room together in harmony. There are many different floor choices, and families make the...
10. Eco Friendly Flooring
home-and-garden - Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:59:02
If you're interested in updating your home, it's best to start with the flooring. The floors and walls bring a room together, which can then be accessorized with furniture and dcor. Without the main staples, the home will never achieve a balanced look. Consider that your floor will outlast much o...
11. Wool Carpet for a Healthier Home
home-and-garden - Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:54:15
If you're in the market for new carpet, consider alternative types of flooring that will offer beauty and splendor to the home, while being environmentally sound. Recycled carpeting is one of the options, as this type of flooring is made from plastic water bottles. Another excellent option is woo...
12. The Pros and Cons of Laminate Flooring
home-and-garden - Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:47:35
If you've made the decision to install new floors in the home, you may unsure of which type of flooring is best. Each flooring selection has its pros and cons, as carpet is soft and luxurious, but prone to stains, while stone is pleasing to the eye, but expensive to maintain and install. One type...
13. Wholesale Hardwood Flooring and Carpets
home-and-garden - Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:01:17
The type of flooring your house has defines the whole look and feel of your home. To create the desired ambience in your house, you need the right floor which perfectly complements the rest of the dcor and furnishings.
Here's what you can do with wholesale hardwood floors to change the look of yo...
14. Choosing the Right Carpet Color
home-and-garden - Fri, 08 Jul 2011 18:27:49
Carpets come in a whole spectrum of colors - you will find all the hues, tints and shades you can ever imagine. Contemporary home decor has moved on from subtle colors and pastels to more bold and rich ones, and specific color schemes.
Choosing the right color for your interior is an art, and cho...
15. Flooring - Fashion your Floors Smartly
home-and-garden - Thu, 07 Jul 2011 23:36:23
Flooring sets the stage for your interior decoration; it is what decides whether a room has a prestigious look to it or a shabby one. Therefore, if you want to renew the appearance of your home and make it look beautiful, you need to start no further from right beneath your feet.
Here a few tips ...
16. Creating the Fifth Wall with Hardwood Flooring
home-and-garden - Thu, 07 Jul 2011 22:39:57
Some say the fifth wall - the floor - is the most important wall of all. Not only is flooring a visual component of the room, but also a place where much interaction takes place. From kids playing puzzles and games to a baby taking his or her first steps, it's the floor that's the center of it al...
17. What is Polypropylene Olefin and Why is it in My Carpet?
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:28:24
Who ever knew that there would be so many factors to consider when selecting a new carpet for the home? Color choice is no longer your only decision; you must also choose between the different carpeting fibers and what they have to offer the home. Whether you're shopping for new carpeting or eval...
18. Selecting the Right Color Carpet
home-and-garden - Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:04:22
If you thought selecting a carpet type was difficult, choosing a color can prove just as demanding. Since you will be living with the carpet for a length of time, it's important to select a hue that will complement the home for many years. With an extensive color palette and a rainbow of options,...
19. Kitchen Flooring Installation Made DIY Easy
home-and-garden - Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:20:28
Do it yourself kitchen improvement projects have never been easier. One of the easiest is laying your own choice of kitchen flooring. Both cost effective and time considerate, DIY floor projects can provide you with a more economical and budget friendly alternative to hiring a professional instal...
20. Kid-Friendly Flooring the Whole Family Will Love
home-and-garden - Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:32:10
If you have children, you know all too well the added mess that is brought to the home. The area that gets hit the hardest: Floors. Whether there are spills, tracked in dirt or crumbs from food, the ground is a constant source of chaos. If you're interested in updating your floors, don't think th...
21. Best Floor Coverings for Cement Floors
home-and-garden - Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:19:57
Choosing a flooring material to cover a cement or concrete floor presents a number of challenges. There are plenty of options available, each with advantages and drawbacks that must be weighed against the needs and preferences of the homeowner or property manager.
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22. The Rising Cost of Wool and Carpet Flooring Prices
home-and-garden - Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:00:56
Wool has always been regarded as a high-end material, but with this prestige comes a higher price tag. Although wool is very durable and serves as a work of art, this lifelong investment is often too high for the average budget. And price doesn't seem to be slowing down. In fact, wool is on the r...
23. The Hardest Species of Hardwood Flooring
home-and-garden - Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:26:21
When referring to the most durable species of hardwood flooring, the Janka hardness scale is the source to be familiar with. Too often, homeowners stick to the broad term "durable" to describe the type of wood they want, but are unfamiliar with which woods have the highest hardness ratings. When ...
24. Patterned Carpet Flooring
home-and-garden - Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:53:40
If ordinary isn't in your character, then it's time to experiment with dcor that will fit your lifestyle and reflect your personality. After all, this is exactly what your abode should be: An expression of your interests and persona. When it comes to flooring, you can be especially creative, as t...
25. Five Most Important Hardwood Floor Installation Procedures
home-and-garden - Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:52:44
A hardwood floor is one of the most impressive improvements that you can make to your home. The beautiful look of hardwood adds an elegance and beauty to your floor that is hard to match with any other material. To maximize the potential enhancement to your property, it is important to remember a...
26. Top Three Flooring Options for the Cottage
home-and-garden - Wed, 04 Jan 2012 16:36:51
The cottage is where you go to relax and take a break from life. The last thing you want to worry about is care and maintenance of your floors.
So, when you decide to install a new floor in your cottage, what are the best options? There are a lot of factors to consider in cottage decorating. The...
27. Hiring a Pro to Install a Ceramic Tile Backsplash in the Kitchen
home-and-garden - Wed, 04 Jan 2012 16:12:07
Ceramic tile is considered the workhorse of the flooring world. Not only is it highly practical in kitchens, baths and entryways, but it's also flexible enough to be used in a wide range of creative designs. Today's tile comes in a rainbow palette of colors and is available in both glazed and ung...
28. Floor Coverings Quiz
home-and-garden - Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:49:22
Pop quiz - Do you know which kind of flooring is most suited to moisture and humidity? Do you know which type of floor coverings trap dust, pet dander and other allergens? Whether you're renovating a room or redoing all the floors in your home, knowing which type of floor to use in which room is ...
29. Decorating with Wholesale Flooring
home-and-garden - Tue, 03 Jan 2012 18:37:41
Decorating your home with wholesale flooring is a great way to save time and money, while getting a look that's perfect for any room. When shopping for new floors, it's important to keep in mind how each type of flooring will suit each room - both in terms of beauty, style and practicality. If yo...
30. Determining Carpet Flooring Prices for the Home
home-and-garden - Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:25:05
When it comes to carpet flooring prices, there's no guide that can break down all the costs in one simplified form. Many factors affect the overall cost of the flooring project, including the quality of the material, the type of padding and the cost of professional installation. Fortunately, by n...
31. Why Ceramic Tile May be the Flooring You're Looking for
home-and-garden - Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:09:42
These days, it seems as if hardwood and laminate flooring are getting all the hype. But there's one floor that continues to stand the test of time and never go out of style: Ceramic tile. Ceramic tile floors are made from clays, glass substances and other minerals. They are available in an extens...
32. Appreciating Flooring
home-and-garden - Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:03:41
Flooring is a key component in any home, but sometimes it causes frustration for homeowners. Not only is it difficult to choose the right floor for your needs, but it can be expensive and difficult to install, which means you'll also have to pay for a contractor. And if you don't spend enough on ...
33. 5 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About Carpet
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:48:03
Carpet remains one of the most popular flooring types and for good reason. It's soft, comfortable and available in many types and colors. Even though it's the standard floor choice, carpeting hasn't always had the same properties as it does today. It has come a long way since its invention back i...
34. Laminate Flooring Finishes
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:46:41
Ever notice the resounding noise coming from the floors when people walk in chic places? That's laminate flooring; they have this unique feature of producing an echoing yet comforting sound at the clack of the heels.
Laminate flooring is the most fashionable, affordable and ...
35. Tips for Hiring a Flooring Contractor
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:44:40
If you're interested in hiring a flooring contractor, you probably don't want to pull a name from a book - or the internet for that matter. You want someone with experience, a knack for detail and a good record. One of the best options is to get a referral from a friend or family member who has h...
36. Interior Designer Perks Wholesale Hardwood Flooring
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:43:39
If you have a creative passion to perfect not only your home, but all homes, you may have chosen a career as an interior designer. Interior designers are imaginative, inspired and artistic. They are known to develop ideas and concepts that cater to the modern-day family, while staying true to the...
37. Carpet Shopping 101
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:41:48
Carpet is traditionally one of the most popular flooring options for the home. It's soft, comfortable and practical, while offering the benefits of noise absorption and warmth. Carpeting can be installed just about anywhere, but is most popular in bedrooms and family rooms. With improved carpetin...
38. Maintaining Laminate Flooring
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:38:42
Laminate flooring is a very popular hard flooring option. Laminate flooring is easier to maintain than traditional hardwood flooring. Laminate flooring is more resistant to fading, scratching, wearing, and dents. Laminate flooring comes in a variety of colors and styles so its the designers choic...
39. Types of Vinyl Flooring
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:34:43
Vinyl flooring has been around forever and some people think that it's all the same. However, that is not the case because there are many differences in vinyl flooring that the average consumer is not aware of. There are variations in the final form of the product as well as what goes into it. Be...
40. Carpet or Hardwood: Weighing the Advantages
home-and-garden - Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:30:32
There are many great debates in the interior design world, and the topic of carpet vs. hardwood is one of them. For decades, people have clashed over which type of flooring is best for the home based on a number of factors such as durability, longevity and cost. As new upgrades are made to these ...
41. When Flooring Prices Influence Your Design
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:34:56
It's a common scenario: You have a home improvement project in mind, and on paper, it looks great. Yet when you go to purchase the materials or tackle the job, it proves to be much more expensive than you first imagined. And once you start the project, there's no turning back.
There are many rea...
42. Stone Laminate Flooring is Beautiful and Low Maintenance
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:33:45
Stone flooring is a popular choice for homes, as it offers beauty, warmth and elegance. While there's nothing quite like the aesthetic beauty of stone, there are some drawbacks to this flooring. The alternative: Stone laminate flooring. Many consumers believe that laminate is only available in fa...
43. Natural vs Synthetic Area Rugs
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:58:26
If you're in the market for area rugs, be aware that there are two different types of fibers that the rugs can be made from: Natural fibers and synthetic fibers. Natural fibers come from plants or animals and include such choices as wool, silk, bamboo, hemp and sisal. Synthetic fibers on the othe...
44. Decorative Flooring
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:57:32
Flooring is a significant part of your home dcor because it creates an appeal for the whole room. Try new things with your flooring and add vivacity to your home. The following are some tips for decorative flooring regardless of what type it is i.e. wooden, laminate, concrete, carpeted or any other:
45. Wholesale Hardwood Flooring
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:53:57
Hardwood floor brings character, warmth and an exotic allure to your home and its dcor. It also enhances the value of your home and its resale price because houses with hardwood flooring sell at higher rates comparatively.
46. Discount Laminate Floorings
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:53:25
Want to add elegance to the dcor of your home and at the same time enjoy low cost and low maintenance? Then laminate flooring is what you need. Discount laminate flooring will not only beautify your home but also add value and style to it.
47. Carpet and Hardwood Flooring
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:52:55
Home renovation projects are always well-intentioned, but homeowners often become overwhelmed with the cost of updating the home. One of the most expensive projects is flooring, as the cost of materials and labor skyrocket with quality selections. Many people believe that their only option is to ...
48. Shop Smart with Wholesale Hardwood Flooring
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:52:18
The look of hardwood floors is absolutely stunning, but many homeowners are hesitant to choose real wood because of its high price. Even with all the benefits of hardwood, including the fact that it's built to last a lifetime, the initial cost can be more than homeowners can afford. Fortunately, ...
49. How Can I Find the Best Laminate Flooring?
home-and-garden - Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:51:28
Looking for the best laminate flooring for your home? If you've decided on laminate flooring, it won't be long before you're enjoying the features it has to offer. Laminate is considered the "copycat floor", as it can be made to look like any type of flooring such as hardwood, stone or marble. La...
50. Carpet Installation for Unusually Shaped Rooms
home-and-garden - Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:01:05
Although usually a job left to the professionals, more DIYers are attempting to tackle carpet installation on their own. With wholesale carpeting prices and saving on the cost of professional installation, installing carpet on your own is the perfect way to upgrade the space for a fraction of the...
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