Best Time to Replace Flooring

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Is it time to replace your floors? If it is, then timing your replacement right is important to making sure the job runs as smoothly as possible, you save some money, and it doesn’t disrupt your home life too much. Let’s look at some of the factors that could decide the best time for you to replace your flooring. When your flooring needs replacing First of all, how do you know when it’s time for your floors to be replaced? The age of your flooring could indicate that it’s time for a revamp, but how long it will last depends on what kind of flooring it is and how well it is looked after. Carpets tend to have a shelf-life of around 10 years, while hardwood flooring and tiles can…
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Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring

Carpet vs. Hardwood Flooring

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It’s a showdown between the two flooring giants, and a question that a lot of people ask themselves when renovating their homes – do you go for warm, soft carpet, or sleek, rich wood? If you’re pondering these two options for your home, then we’ve got a quick rundown of the pros and cons of each to help you decide. Carpet Pros Soft to walk on – The feeling of a soft, plush carpet under your bare feet is hard to beat and can be very comforting. Warm – Carpet also feels warm underfoot and can add insulative properties to a room, which could potentially reduce heating costs. Safe – Carpet is less slippery than wood or tile floors, meaning accidents are less likely to happen. Plus, it provides a…
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5 Flooring Trends for 2018

5 Flooring Trends for 2018

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What makes a great floor for your home? There’s obviously no universal answer to this question, but it helps to track the latest trends that are dominating flooring design. What’s in this year and what will be old news in a few months’ time? Let’s take a look at some of the top flooring trends to keep an eye on in 2018. Tile imitating wood Wood flooring generally isn’t a good idea for bathrooms as it doesn’t handle moisture very well. If you’re adamant about having that wooden look in your bathroom while remaining practical, then you’ll be pleased with the latest flooring trend that sees porcelain planks imitating the look and feel of natural wood flooring. This porcelain wood grain tile looks impressively like wooden planks and even mimics…
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Flooring and Interior Design

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Flooring and Interior Design Flooring can make up a major part of an interior design project. So, we thought we’d give you some guidance on the different material options for your flooring and the different properties they bring it a room. This should help you make a decision that will complement the design of the room that your flooring is being fitted in. All of the materials listed below are high-quality and each have their own advantages when used as flooring. The trick is choosing the one that suits your preferences and interior design style. Carpet Carpet is a soft, plush material that feels nice and warm underfoot. This can add a touch of luxury and comfort to a room. It is a popular choice for living areas where comfort…
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The Value of Hardwood Flooring

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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 –…
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High Quality Products and Services

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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…
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Flooring Near the Fireplace

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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…
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How to Choose an Installer for Hardwood Flooring

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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…
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Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring

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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;…
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How to Choose Hardwood Flooring

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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.…
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