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  • Hardwood: Choosing Your Sheen

    There are many types of hardwood. Engineered vs Solid, Textured vs Smooth. Then you have the different types of wood, including but not limited to: oak, walnut, hickory, and maple, some of which have more specific subspecies, and all of which have different grains and color variants. With all of these options to choose from,

    January 6, 2021
  • Colored Carpet: How Far Should You Go?

    I have seen my fair share of dark green living rooms, but more often than not, colored carpets are used in children’s rooms. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great for parents to let their kids express themselves in any way they want. I’ve seen rooms painted to show favorite characters and scenes from

    December 22, 2020
  • It’s All in the Twist

    Every carpet begins with loose fibers. Those fibers are twisted together to create bundles, and finally, those bundles are twisted together. Typically, there are 8-10 fibers in a bundle, with two bundles being twisted together to create your cut pile carpet. The twist number is determined by the number of turns in a one-inch length

    December 9, 2020
  • Is Gray the New Standard?

    When people come in looking for new hardwood or vinyl, there is inevitably a discussion about the color. More often than not it is based around grays versus more classic light browns and reds. There are several reasons people have these conversations with us: People love the gray look and want to replace all classic

    November 30, 2020
  • Get an Edge on Carpet: How to Choose the Perfect Edge for your New Rug

    Brief Overview ​An edge’s most basic function is to keep the carpet piece from fraying when it becomes a rug. Chances are when you go to the store to pick up an already made rug, the edge wasn’t something you paid much attention to. When getting your own rug made however, it’s something you have

    November 17, 2020
  • Carpet VOC Off-Gassing

    If you’ve ever had carpet installed in your home, you may be familiar with that “new carpet smell”, but where does it come from? Off-gassing is the process by which chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released into the air. This may sound intimidating at first, but VOCs are released from many common

    October 24, 2020
  • Patterned Carpets: Types and Uses

    ​My father has been working in the flooring business practically my entire life. I never thought I would also end up in the business, until I got the opportunity to work him. Now I work in the store as well as on the company’s website and social media pages. In the short time I have

    October 13, 2020