How to Prevent Water Damage in the Winter

Uncategorized
  Winter can be a tough time for a variety of reasons as the cold and the snow take their toll. One area of your home that can suffer during winter is your hardwood flooring. Snow sticks to our shoes and we track it through into the house. It can then come of your shoes and melt on the hardwood floor, leaving little puddles of ice cold water all over the place. Water damage When hardwood floors get wet, their fibers soak up the water and become damp. If left untreated, this can lead to problems such as mold and mildew. These problems negatively impact the integrity of the wood, as well as leaving an unpleasant appearance and even more unpleasant smells. How to prevent water damage One of the…
Read More

The Value of Hardwood Flooring

Blog
The Value of Hardwood Flooring Hardwood floors are commonly sought after for home renovations because it is thought that they will increase the resale value of the house. But, is this really the case? Let’s look at the truth behind this claim and how much value hardwood flooring really adds to your home. Does hardwood flooring increase the value of a house? Hardwood floors are popular among homebuyers because they look great and can add a touch of luxury to a home. So, if that’s what homebuyers want, then surely you should install hardwood floors to make your house more popular, right? The bottom line is that there is no evidence to prove that hardwood flooring increases the resale value of a house. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t –…
Read More

High Quality Products and Services

Blog, Uncategorized
Renovating your home, or even just a single room, is a big undertaking. There are a lot of big decisions to make before you even begin the installation process. Today, we have the benefit of lots of information being readily available online, so you can do a lot of research this way. However, this can lead to even more confusion if you are not familiar with the products you are browsing and if you don’t have any design experience. Flooring expertise Despite all the information at your fingertips, you still can’t beat some good old-fashioned advice from an industry expert. And that’s exactly what you’ll get from University Flooring Center. We have lots of experience in the flooring business, providing and installing flooring for both commercial and residential properties. Our…
Read More

Flooring Near the Fireplace

Blog
Quality hardwood flooring surrounding your fireplace can give a really rich, luxurious look to the room. But, should you have any concerns about the logistics of having a hot fireplace near your hardwood floors? The heat can cause damage to your hardwood floors depending on their style and material and the design of the fireplace, but these tips for protecting your hardwood floors will help keep them in good condition. A fireplace with a hearth The floor immediately surrounding the fireplace is often fitted with a hearth. This can help to protect the wood flooring around your fireplace as it prevents the fireplace from being in direct contact with the wood. Heat-resistant and incombustible materials such as stone and tiling are often used in the design of hearths to help…
Read More

How to Choose an Installer for Hardwood Flooring

Blog
Your floor is one of the biggest parts of your home, so when you decide to have hardwood flooring installed or replaced, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. You want the best quality job possible, so you want to choose a professional flooring installation team that can deliver the best results. There must be a wide variety of suppliers and installers in your area, so how do you decide which ones are reputable and fit to complete the job for you. Here are our best pieces of advice for choosing an installer for your hardwood flooring. Identify your options The best thing to do first is conduct an online search for hardwood floor installers in your area. From this, you should be able to come up with a…
Read More

Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring

Blog, Uncategorized
If you’re after the sleek look of wood flooring, then you’ve got a wide range of options. Two of the reigning materials are vinyl and laminate. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of choosing between these two. Both vinyl and laminate flooring are very popular choices when it comes to style, with the ability to convincingly mimic real wood flooring at a fraction of the price. They are also much easier to install than traditional wood flooring. While there are many similarities, these aren’t going to help you decided between the two. So, here are some of the key differences between vinyl and laminate flooring. Vinyl flooring Water resistant Thinner; ranging from 1.5 mm to 5 mm More versatile Softer Laminate flooring Slightly cheaper High-density fiberboard Thicker;…
Read More

How to Choose Hardwood Flooring

Blog
Hardwood flooring is a popular option because it is so tough, meaning it can withstand everyday wear and tear while still looking great. The problem is that it’s also pretty tough to choose. There are so many different options when it comes to choosing hardwood floors, so how do you know which is right for your home? Don’t give up, you can have the home of your dreams! You just need to read up on your options and get some expert advice. Luckily, we’re here to help. Read on for the important things to consider when choosing wood flooring. Materials There are lots of different types of wood you can use for your hardwood flooring. Oak is a popular choice, along with options like walnut, cherry, ash, maple, and mahogany.…
Read More
Why You Should Call the Professionals for Installing Carpet

Why You Should Call the Professionals for Installing Carpet

Blog
Home improvement projects can turn into really costly affairs, with spending on home renovations expected to reach $327 billion in 2017. It makes sense that you’d want to do as much by yourself as possible to avoid spending money on professionals. There are parts of big renovations, however, that aren’t worth the risk or the stress of going it alone. Replacing old carpets or swapping wood or laminate flooring for carpet is a big undertaking. Let’s look at a few reasons why you should hire professionals for installing replacement carpet. A job well done If you don’t have much (or any) experience with carpet installation, then a lot can go wrong. The last thing you want after spending time and money on renovations is to have an end result you’re…
Read More