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Why Stone Flooring is Great For Your Home Bar

Stone flooring makes a home bar shine

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Stone flooring is an excellent material to use for your home bar. Stone floors are easy to clean, durable, and add a sense of elegance and style that can't be matched by any other type of flooring. Natural stone tile flooring comes in many different colors, such as marble, granite, and limestone. ...
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5 Best Countertops for Your Kitchen

5 countertop materials to think about for your kitchen

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When it comes to types of countertops in Fort Collins, there are many different options that homeowners can choose from. Some of the most famous countertop materials include granite, quartzite, laminate, and marble. These countertops all have their own benefits and disadvantages. In this blog post, ...
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When To Refinish Hardwood Floors: 3 Signs It's Time

3 signs to look for when considering whether to refinish your hardwood floors

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Hardwood floors are an investment, but they don't last forever. So if you want hardwood flooring that will look great for years to come, you need to know when it's time to refinish your hardwood floors and invest in new hardwood flooring. There are three signs that it is time to refinish hardwoods: ...
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How Not Wearing Shoes Indoors Benefits Your Flooring

Is keeping your floors beautiful for longer as simple as taking off your shoes at the door?

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Do you know the benefits that hardwood floors and carpeting have to offer? They are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they also can be a hardy surface for your feet. However, there is one thing in common: shoes can damage both hardwood and carpeting! Even if it's just for ten minutes before you ...
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How To Beautify Your Kitchen With A Backsplash

Backsplash May Be Just What Your Kitchen Needs

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Do you feel like your kitchen looks a little drab? If so, it may be time to spruce up the place with some creative kitchen decor. One way to do this is by adding a backsplash to your kitchen walls. This article will discuss everything you need to know about kitchen backsplashes, including how they ...
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Why Hire a Locally Owned Fort Collins Flooring Company

A Locally Owned Flooring Company - The Right Way To Go

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It's a tough decision to make when you have to find a new flooring company. On the one hand, you want the best possible price for your new flooring. But, on the other hand, you don't want to choose an out-of-towner just because they are offering lower prices - and then regret it later on when you ...
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The Benefits of Polished Concrete for Your Office

Considering polished concrete for your office?

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There are many benefits to having polished concrete flooring in your office. The first is the polished look. It's a sleek, glossy appearance that will make your office look more expensive and professional. Another benefit is cost savings. Polished concrete floors last longer, requiring less ...
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5 Best Questions To Ask A Fort Collins Flooring Installer

5 Of The Best Questions You Should Be Asking Your Fort Collins Flooring Installer

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As you are shopping for your new floor, it is always important to ask the right questions. While many homeowners may assume that all flooring companies operate in a similar manner, this isn't necessarily true. There are some differences between them, and there are some things you should know before ...
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How To Make The Most Of Your Hardwood Flooring Investment

Hardwood Flooring Is A Beautiful Investment

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Hardwood flooring is an attractive investment for any home. It's durable and can add to the value of your house, in addition to being beautiful and adding warmth to any room it's installed in. However, if you don't take care of your hardwood flooring, you'll find yourself with scratches or dents ...
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How To Match A Home's Aesthetic With Flooring

Flooring and your home's aesthetic: How to match them

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There are many ways to match the aesthetic of your home with carpeting, hardwood flooring, or LVP. In this blog post, we will focus on carpeting and hardwood flooring. We will go over how to choose wall paint colors that work well with these types of floors, arguably one of the most essential ...
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Fort Collins Carpet To Suit Your Home's Needs

Styles Of Carpet Galore

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Carpeting has come a long way in recent years, with many new advances in construction and installation methods. This Element blog is all about which styles of Fort Collins carpet best suit your home and your family's needs. Whether you are looking for durable commercial-grade carpeting or more ...
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How To Decide On A Hardwood Look-Alike

Hardwood Look-Alikes That Dazzle

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Sometimes when we hear the word hardwood look-alike or imitation hardwood, we may tend to think it won’t look as lovely as natural hardwood. This may have been true in the distant past, but no longer. There have been significant technological advances in creating hardwood look-alikes that offer ...
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What A Small Bathroom Renovation Can Offer

Thinking About Doing A Small Bathroom Renovation?

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A small bathroom renovation can offer many benefits for you and your home. You might be wondering what a bathroom renovation means or if it's worth the time and money to do one. Don't worry - we've got some answers for you! What is a bathroom renovation? A bathroom renovation is simply renovating ...
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3 Things To Consider When Choosing Carpet For Stairs

Carpet For Stairs? We Can Help

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Carpeting for staircases is important because it can help to prevent accidents and provide a level of comfort. It's also an excellent way to add some style and color to your home while still being practical. There are a few things that you should consider when selecting carpet for your staircase. ...
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When Should You Replace Your Carpeting?

Wondering When To Replace Your Carpeting?

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Carpeting is one of those things that you don't think about until it starts to show signs of wear. Once the carpeting has been in your home for ten years or more, its time may be up. However, this isn't always the case. If you have pets and/or young children who are constantly spilling food and ...
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What is Wide Plank Flooring?

Wide Plank Flooring - What is it?

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Wide plank flooring is a type of hardwood that provides an elegant and rustic look to any room. It is one of the most popular types of wood flooring, especially in older homes with high ceilings. The wide planks are quite literally wider than traditional boards and create a very dramatic look when ...
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How To Decide Between LVP And Natural Hardwood

LVP Or Natural Hardwood?

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Do you want LVP or natural hardwood flooring? This is a decision that many people have to make when they are building their new home. Naturally, people will be attracted by the beauty of hardwood floors, but there are so many benefits to having LVP. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of these ...
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Is Now A Good Time To Refloor My Kitchen?

Thinking About Reflooring Your Kitchen?

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Flooring a kitchen is not something to be taken lightly. It can be one of the most labor-intensive projects you undertake in your home, so it's essential to do some research before deciding on what type of flooring to use. Fortunately, we're here to help! In this blog post, we'll go over the ...
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Top 3 Reasons You Should Select Carpeting For Your Bedroom

Thinking About Carpeting For Your Bedroom?

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The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. It should be a place where you can relax, unwind and get some sleep. In order to achieve this goal, it's essential to make sure that you have flooring that will offer comfort and security. Carpeting is an excellent option for many ...
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Creating A Cozy Back Patio With Stone Tile

Stone Tile For Your Back Patio

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In today's blog post, we will discuss how stone tile can be an excellent option for the back patio. Stone tiles are durable and come in many different colors that you might not find with other types of flooring material. This is a fantastic choice because it won't show dirt or water stains as ...
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Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring vs. Carpet

Hardwood Flooring vs. Carpet

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Pros and Cons of Hardwood Flooring vs. Carpet
Choosing between hardwood flooring and carpeting can be a difficult decision for many people. Some of the factors that you will want to consider are the cost, durability, comfort level, and whether or not pets are allowed in your home. It is essential to consider these things before deciding on ...
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2021 Flooring Trends: What You Need to Know

2021 Flooring Trends To Know

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Are you looking for the latest flooring trends? The best place to start is right here! This blog post will detail the top flooring trends and give you tips on how to incorporate them into your home. We'll discuss what's trending now in 2021. One of the most popular trends is vinyl plank flooring, ...
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Stone Tile May Be Great For Your Bathroom - Here's Why

Stone Flooring In A Bathroom?

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Putting stone flooring in your Fort Collins area bathroom? Absolutely! You needn’t save gorgeous stone flooring for the kitchen, patio, or sunroom. If you are looking to make a bold statement, stone flooring in your bathroom may do just the trick. It instantly displays its elegance to anyone who ...
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Have A Dog? These Are The Best Wood Flooring Options

Why Wood Flooring Varieties Matter

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For those of us thinking about owning a furry canine friend, you may be wondering, “Why does the type of wood flooring matter with a dog?” The rest of us who have owned a dog and have hardwood in the home can relate as to why it definitely matters. What matters is that you find a wood flooring ...
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What To Look For With Tile Flooring In Fort Collins

Why Tile Makes A Great Flooring Choice

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Tile is an excellent option for covering your floors. While there are many good options for your floors like wood, laminates, and sheet goods, tile is versatile, durable, and resistant to damage that commonly affects other materials. In addition, it is low maintenance and will add beauty to your ...
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Choosing The Right Hardwood Floor In Fort Collins

Choosing Hardwood Flooring For Your Fort Collins Area Home

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Choosing the perfect hardwood floor for your home in Northern Colorado can be a daunting task. There are many different types of wood that you have to choose from, and each style has its own set of characteristics. What kind of hardwood should you choose? Which type is best in different situations? ...
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Choosing The Right Floor For Your Basement

Flooring for your basement in Fort Collins

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Choosing the floor material for your basement involves a number of considerations that don’t apply to other areas of your home. For instance, the subflooring you have to deal with is likely concrete, which is difficult to nail or use staples with. It also may be cold or have issues with moisture. ...
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A History Of Hardwood Flooring In America

How Hardwood Flooring Started

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While hardwood flooring has been around for hundreds upon hundreds of years, it wasn’t actually as common as you might think. In fact, polished hardwood flooring didn’t start to gain much traction until the late 1800s in America. Wood was used for flooring before this point in time, but it was a ...
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4 Ways To Create A Luxurious Bathroom At Home

A Luxurious Bathroom Is Just A Few Steps Away

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If you are looking for a way to make your bathroom feel more luxurious, then this blog post is just what you need. We will be discussing four ways that flooring can make your bathroom look and feel more lavish. Whether it's the color of the tiles or something as simple as adding some plants, there ...
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3 Tips For Choosing Tile Patterns

Choosing tile patterns - our top 3 tips

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There are a lot of different things you need to keep in mind when choosing the perfect tile pattern for your home. We want to share our top 3 tips with you so that you can make an informed decision and choose something that will suit your needs.Consider the size of your room and how much space you ...
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Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking New With These 5 Tips

Hardwood Flooring Tips To Keep It Looking New

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Hardwood floors are an almost automatic property value-boosting flooring choice. They’re gorgeous, feel nice to walk on, and they’re timeless. There are a few things you should know before purchasing a home with hardwood floors or when opting to have them installed. They require fairly regular ...
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Trends For Mosaic Tiles In 2021

Mosaic Tile Is Here To Stay

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For someone new to the world of flooring, say perhaps a new homeowner, tile may seem like something from the past. The truth is that tile has remained a reliable go-to for decades, if not centuries. With an almost infinite number of combinations, textures, and colors, tile remains extraordinarily ...
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Carpet Tiles Vs. Commercial Broadloom

Types Of Commercial Carpeting

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When it comes to commercial carpeting, there are two primary types that are used. If you’ve seen many offices or schools, you’ve most likely seen one or the other types of carpet. Both are great when it comes to looking at softer flooring options, especially when compared with hardwood and concrete....
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LVP Vs. Laminate Flooring

LVP And Laminate Flooring - What Are They?

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With so many choices of flooring for your home, it’s easy to see how the sheer number of options can be quite daunting. From hardwood to tile and so much more, it can be a task to choose a flooring material that is right for the look of your home and how you’ll use it. Today we’ll be talking about ...
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3 Excellent Wood-look Flooring Options

Wood-look Flooring Has Many More Options Than You’d Think

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Wood-look Flooring Has Many More Options Than You’d ThinkHardwood floors are one of the most coveted types of flooring for nearly any household. They increase resale value, look great, and are loved by just about everyone. While we can almost all agree hardwood floors are great, there are a few ...
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Solid Hardwood Vs. Engineered Hardwood

Solid Hardwood And Engineered Hardwood - What’s The Difference?

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Solid hardwood may be fairly straightforward in terms of understanding what it is, but have you heard of engineered hardwood? It looks virtually the same as solid hardwood but has several distinct advantages over it. It consists of anywhere between three and five layers. The top layer consists of a ...
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Floating Floors - What Are They?

Have You Heard Of Floating Floors?

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This may be somewhat of an industry term, but we’re glad we can share with you everything important about this amazing type of flooring! Floating floors are called this because they “float” above their base. Traditional flooring uses powerful glues or nails to keep the floor firmly in place and ...
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Ceramic Vs. Porcelain Tile

How Do Ceramic And Porcelain Tile Differ?

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Ceramic TileWhen you think of ceramic tile, what images come to mind? A kitchen? Perhaps a bathroom? The reality is that ceramic tile can be used in almost any room if the style and variety of tile match your room’s esthetic. Ceramic tiles are created from natural clays that are blended. These ...
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Make Your Bathroom Incredible With In-Floor Heating

What Is An In-Floor Heating System?

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Sometimes known as radiant floor heating, in-floor heating systems are composed of a series of tubes hidden underneath your flooring. They are wrapped usually in a pattern to cover as much of the floor as possible. These tubes or pipes usually belong to one of two systems. Hydronic systems pump ...
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Laminate Vs. Engineered Hardwood

What’s The Difference Between The Two?

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When selecting a hardwood floor alternative, you may be surprised by just how many new options and styles have popped up over the years. With wood-looking tile flooring and even Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP), the choices are seemingly endless. Today we’ll talk about the differences between laminate and ...
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Wool Carpet - Worth The Cost? Absolutely

Wool Carpet Is The Essence Of Luxury

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Wool carpet may be something many of us haven’t given much thought to or even heard much about. If you are looking for a truly luxurious experience while also keeping your floors soft and comfortable, wool is the way to go. From the moment you first touch wool carpeting, you’ll realize how it has a ...
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What floor covering can you install on top of thermal heating?

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Thermal heating elements, also known as radiant heating, work to heat your home from the ground up, with outstanding results. However, those results are more far-reaching and resourceful when installing the perfect flooring on top of it, so read along here to find out more about it.Flooring choices ...
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How Your Home’s Flooring Can Increase Its Resale Value

What Kind Of Floors Are Home Buyers Looking For?

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How Your Home’s Flooring Can Increase Its Resale ValueWhat Kind Of Floors Are Home Buyers Looking For?This may not come as much of a surprise to the experienced homebuyer, but when it comes to what buyers want, hardwood floors are a clear frontrunner. Many real estate agents even agree that homes ...
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How Often Should I Hire A Carpet Cleaner?

Why Hire A Carpet Cleaner?

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If you vacuum your home regularly, perhaps once or twice a week, you may be wondering why it’s necessary to hire a professional carpet cleaner more than once every few years. If you are vacuuming well, it should be sufficient, right? Here’s where the answer gets a bit more complicated. Vacuums are ...
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Could Your Vacuum Be Ruining Your Carpet?

How Often Do You Vacuum Your Carpet?

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When to vacuum your home depends on a large number of factors. The number of people living in your home, how often a room is used, and how many pets you own (if any) can all influence how often you should be vacuuming your carpet.While some people vacuum every single day to keep it incredibly clean,...
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Best Flooring Options For Your Home Gym

Flooring Affects Your Workout

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Now that many of us are exercising at home, you may have decided it’s time to create a formal home gym. By creating that designated space for a gym in your home, you’re more likely to stick with your exercise routines and achieve your goals. Unsurprisingly, the majority of us who are thinking about ...
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Add A Pop Of Color To Any Room With Tile

Why Choose Tile Flooring?

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Add A Pop Of Color To Any Room With TileWhy Choose Tile Flooring?When most people think of tile, they tend to think of bathrooms or kitchens. While these rooms may traditionally have tile more often, it’s definitely not a set rule! More and more homeowners are starting to see tile as a fun and ...
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Top Wood Flooring Color Trends for 2021

What Colors Are Most Coveted This Year?

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It’s important first to note that ultimately what color you put in your home has to make you happy, regardless of the current trend. That being said, there are definitely a few color themes that seem to be quite popular this year. Which color scheme is flourishing this year the most depends on ...
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Why Choose Quartz Countertops?

Quartz Countertops Are Classy And Gorgeous

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You can be certain that when your choose quartz countertops, your guests will notice. More importantly, you will love them every day! Sometimes referred to as an engineered stone product, quartz countertops provide a much more natural surface than vinyl-type materials. Its bright clean appearance ...
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What Flooring Is Best For Your Home Office?

With So Many Choices, Which Flooring Is The Best Fit?

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The last year has taught us that a wide variety of jobs can be done from one’s home. Some jobs, even once thought impossible from home, are now being done through various software and web cameras. All this time at home has allowed many of us to set up home offices to make our work environment a bit ...
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The Best Low Maintenance Flooring Options

A Word On Floor Maintenance

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We’ve all experienced how frustrating maintaining and cleaning a floor can be. This is especially true when it’s notoriously difficult to clean flooring options such as long carpeting. When you live with pets and children, you’re bound to come across accidents, wear & tear, and damage on a somewhat ...
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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Home Flooring

Saving Money May Seem Attractive At First…

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Saving Money May Seem Attractive At First…If you’ve been thinking about replacing some or most of the flooring in your home, you’ve also been checking in to how that may fit into your budget. The style and quality of your home’s flooring can vary greatly when choosing the material and space that ...
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Polyester Vs. Nylon Carpet - Which Should You Choose?

Which Material Is Better For Your Home?

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Polyester Vs. Nylon Carpet - Which Should You Choose?Which Material Is Better For Your Home?For those of us just beginning to look into the world of carpeting, it can feel overwhelming. The sheer volume of materials, colors, textures, and lengths can be daunting for beginners. Because we not only ...
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How To Make Smart Substitutions When Remodeling On A Budget

Where To Begin With Substitutions

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Where To Begin With Substitutions When remodeling, the very thought of making so many purchases can be scary. We’re not always sure how much each project may cut into our budget so we tend to hold off on remodeling projects, even when we want or need them. There is no need to fear though! We’ve ...
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An Intro to LVP And Why It’s An Excellent Flooring Option

What is LVP Flooring?

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What is LVP Flooring?With advances in sophisticated imaging and printing technology, Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring has become increasingly popular. High definition images of wood are taken and then printed onto a single layer of the LVP flooring. This single layer is then placed among 3 other layers ...
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