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What Do You Know About Linoleum?

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You might already know that linoleum has been around for a long time. What you might not know, however, is that it isn’t the same thing as vinyl or luxury vinyl flooring. Of course, the two do look fairly similar in some cases. The difference lies in what they’re made of, which varies greatly.This ...
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Laminate Flooring Layout & Pattern Trends

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People are getting ultra creative when it comes to the layout of their floor. Patterns, angles, you name it. Of course, not all patterns are created equal. Let’s look at what’s hot right now.Herringbone & Chevron Laminate FloorsOkay, you’re probably wondering ‘what the heck is herringbone?’ or ‘...
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The Benefits of Installing a Wooden Staircase in Your Home

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When giving your home a makeover, there are many types of home improvement that aren’t typically considered. wooden staircase by jardines joinery cheshire Sometimes the things you overlook can be essentially important in delivering that finishing touch to your home. Most of the time we concentrate ...
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What is Vinyl Flooring? Benefits and Limitations

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Vinyl flooring is like the Generation Z flooring. No, it’s not just for teenagers and people in their 20s; it is representative of our current culture and desires. Everything these days is about ease, efficiency and technology. I’m pretty sure Siri can order a pizza for me, so all of my home ...
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Wood Flooring Texture Trends

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There are so many factors that make up the look of a gorgeous wood floor. Color is often the first thing people think of, but texture can make even more of a statement. Both good and bad.You’ll notice that, in 2017, flooring is all about texture. In fact, companies are going through so much trouble ...
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4 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Flooring

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Why choose vinyl flooring? The 80’s cheap look vinyl is out and new vinyl floors are the fastest growing flooring on the market. Durable and resilient, with plenty of natural looks to choose from, vinyl is the hippest new kid on the flooring block.When you think about vinyl flooring, what’s the ...
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5 Reasons to Update Your Floors

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Updating your floors can be an intimidating and overwhelming process, but it is so worth it. Today we’re sharing 5 reasons to update your floors that will inspire you to get started!1. It will increase the sell-ability of your house. I know people will argue their opinions as to whether or not ...
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Laminate vs Vinyl Flooring

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In terms of Laminate vs Vinyl Flooring there is no one size fits all answer. The “better” option is mostly a matter of opinion. However, we can totally break things down on a point by point basis, so you can decide what is best for you.CostWell, there is a wide range for both laminate and vinyl ...
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Engineered Wood: Benefits and Drawbacks

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Benefits of Engineered HardwoodCost. Engineered hardwood is often less expensive due to the plywood base. With solid hardwood, you’re paying for an entire plank made up of that material, whereas with engineered, that expensive layer is on top where everyone can see it — showing you off, making you ...
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Solid Hardwood: Benefits and Drawbacks

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Solid hardwood is just that: made up of solid wood through the entire plank. Hardwood flooring is made from yours truly: Mother Nature; solid hardwood is made out of thick solid wood planks with a thin wood veneer on top. All that fancy wording means the product is hand scraped and durable, making ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Underlayment

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Underlayment can be one of the most confusing subjects when it comes to flooring. Learn everything you need to know about underlayment to get the most out of your floor.If you’re new to the flooring world, you may not even have any idea what underlayment is. Someone probably told you that you ...
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Laminate Flooring Color Trends

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Laminate looks this year are trending towards modern and beachy. You’ll see some old favorites and a new kid on the block.Like other flooring options, most of these color trends lean towards the more extreme options, making the milder, natural browns slightly less sought after for the moment.White ...
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Trending Wood Flooring Types

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You have so many options these days when it comes to wood flooring. Traditional, “new” wood flooring is out, and some new characters have joined the party.As you’ve probably noticed, we’re steering away from the sleek and shiny and trending towards warm, inviting looks with plenty of character. ...
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Trendy Laminate Flooring Looks

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Similar to tile and vinyl, laminate flooring is upping the ante on realistic wood looks. Once upon a time, you could only get the smooth, basic, not-even-believable wood looks.Now, you will find laminate flooring available in styles that mimic current wood flooring trends. And chances are, you won’...
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Which Underlayment is Best for Your Floor?

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This is the big question, right? You know the types; you can weigh the pros and cons…kind of. What you really need to know about underlayment is which option is the best choice for you. Don’t worry; we’re not gonna leave you hanging.CarpetFor carpet, you will almost always use a foam or rubber ...
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Vinyl as a Viable Waterproof Flooring Option

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If you are like me, you may immediately think of vinyl records, or perhaps vinyl shower curtains, or maybe even the old vinyl flooring you saw in your grandparent’s house when you were a kid when you think about Vinyl.Get that out of your mind – vinyl is now a flooring solution. Not only that, but ...
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Wood Floor Finishing Trends

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Gone are the days of ultra glossy finishes. Homeowners are now choosing understated, flat finishes with less shine.Just like photos, glossy is just that – glossy; reflecting light, shiny, lustrous and practically unignorable. Matte finish is that flat finish that your fingers don’t stick to. It can ...
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Waterproof Laminate Flooring?

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There is a common confusion between laminate and vinyl flooring. Vinyl has a natural resistance to water and moisture, whereas laminate is typically more susceptible to damage when moisture is present.Classic laminate construction is made of wood particles, which is likely to swell when moisture is ...
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Wood Floor Layout & Pattern Trends

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People are getting ultra creative when it comes to the layout of their floor. Patterns, angles, you name it. Of course, not all patterns are created equal.There are plenty of dated pattern looks or patterns that only work in specific situations. However, there are plenty of hot looks going on right ...
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What Is Linoleum Flooring? How Does It Differ From Vinyl Flooring?

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Linoleum is made from all natural materials, including linseed oil, rosin, broken down wood and others. This is one of linoleum’s highest selling points – all natural without emitting any harmful chemicals. Linoleum is also known for its resiliency. Resiliency when it comes to flooring means that ...
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Wood Flooring Buying Guide

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There is so much to think about when you purchase a new wood floor, but with our Buyer Basics Wood Flooring tutorial, we will answer all your questions and get you on your way to your perfect floor!New flooring is a great way to improve your home, but not a lot of us know how to get started. There ...
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