Flooring—such as carpeting, tile, or terrazzo—can drastically change the look and feel of a home. Hardwood flooring is a popular choice: it warms up a room, goes with any home décor, is durable, and can be used for any room. There are several types of hardwood flooring to choose from, such as oak, maple, cherry, bamboo, or reclaimed wood flooring. Here’s an overview of the different types of flooring available. [Read more…]
When considering wood flooring options, laminate wood flooring can be a great low-cost alternative to traditional hardwood. Much more versatile than many hardwood flooring options, laminate can be installed in almost any room of your home.
Many people often characterize laminate wood flooring as a cheap wood flooring alternative, however, there are many reasons to choose this wood flooring option for your home. [Read more…]
When redoing hardwood floors, baseboard trim is typically an afterthought. However, adding baseboard trim, or replacing outdated baseboard moldings, can be an inexpensive way to change the look and feel of your home. With all of the available materials and styles, how will you know which will work best in your home? Here is an overview of the options, so you can make an informed decision when the time comes. [Read more…]
Green and environmentally sustainable wood flooring options used to be costly and limited in availability. However, as customers have become increasingly concerned with their environmental responsibility, sustainable wood flooring options have increased and the associated costs have become more affordable.
Wood floors are a beautiful addition to any home, but even the highest quality wood floors will start to show wear over time. Luckily, in most cases, you don’t have to replace the entire floor in order for it to look new again.
Refinishing wood floors will bring them back to life and save them from the further damage that can occur over time as the finish and stain wear away from high traffic and sun, among other causes.
Choosing the right method for wood floor installation can be an uphill battle for many people. If you are considering hardwood flooring for the first time, you should know the commonly used installation methods.
The three major ways to install hardwood flooring are glue-down, floating, and fastening, also known as nail-down. In this post, we’ll take a look at the installation techniques and pros and cons of each of these methods. [Read more…]
Wood flooring and carpet flooring each have their own redeeming qualities. However, when the time comes to select the appropriate flooring for your home, it’s important that you’ve conducted proper research so that you can confidently make a decision you’ll be happy with for the foreseeable future.
Today, many homes use a combination of flooring types, ranging from hardwood floors to carpet, tile, linoleum, concrete and other materials. Each type of flooring provides its own inherent benefits, as well as vulnerabilities. Let’s take a look two of the more popular flooring choices, wood and carpet, each of which are available in an outstanding selection of color and texture options to compliment any home.
When you hire a new Chicago contractor it’s important to conduct the proper research and ask the right questions so that you can feel confident about your choice. While receiving a professional recommendation from a trusted friend or family member always makes the process easier, it’s still important to properly vet your contractor so that there are fewer surprises once the project is underway.