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  • Carpet Satisfaction Warranties

    ‘Stain’, ‘Soil’, ‘Texture Retention’, and ‘Abrasive Wear’ are all common warranties seen on carpet. These are great warranties to have, but what do you do if your carpet comes in and there’s a different issue? In the event that you are not completely satisfied with your carpet, some manufacturers have 30-Day Satisfaction Warranties in place

    May 27, 2021
  • What is All the Rage with Faux Wood Flooring?

    (Pictured: National Floors – Monticello) Did you join the fake or faux wood flooring craze…? Understanding the terms and differences of this broad category will help you determine if this is the perfect product for you. There are three main categories: Laminate (picture under plastic coating) faux wood, Porcelain (pressed and fired glass) faux wood,

    May 11, 2021
  • COREtec Vinyl Spotlight

    (Pictured: A few of our COREtec displays) If you’ve heard about luxury vinyl flooring, chances are you’ve also heard about COREtec. For those of you who are familiar with luxury vinyl and COREtec, but not necessarily what they are or why they’re important, here is a little background information. What is Luxury Vinyl? Vinyl plank

    March 23, 2021
  • Types of Carpet Fibers

    Today I thought it’d be nice to dive into the types of carpet fibers so you can learn more about what your carpet is and what it can do. There are two categories: synthetic and natural. Today we’ll be discussing the five most common fibers and what they have to offer. Synthetic Nylon:  This is

    March 20, 2021
  • Flooring Galaxy Earns 2020 Best of Porch Award

    Award Reflects Company’s Consistently High Level of Customer Service SAINT LOUIS, MO Flooring Galaxy is ‘Making Homes Beautiful one at a Time’! The local, family-owned flooring store is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Best of Porch Award in the Flooring Contractors category. This award honors the top 1%

    February 17, 2021
  • Matte or Gloss Finish? Picking Your Perfect Tile

    Tiles are a popular flooring choice for many people. They can be used anywhere, but are mostly popular in kitchens and bathrooms. With so many colors and styles to choose from, there is the additional choice of tile finish. You may already have an idea of what you like, but what are all the differences

    February 17, 2021
  • Styles of Carpet: What You Need to Know

    There are two main styles of carpet: cut pile and loop pile. Within these two broad categories are several specific styles that have been created and expanded upon as technology has advanced over the past couple decades.  Cut Pile This carpet is sheared, exposing the ends of the fibers. Cut pile carpet is known for

    February 3, 2021
  • Backsplash Tile Designs

    Backsplashes are commonly found behind sinks and counters in kitchens and bathrooms.  We will be focusing on some different design options for backsplashes today, but before that, I wanted to point out that they have practical uses as well: Protection: backsplashes can protect your kitchen and bathroom walls from water damage, as well as other

    January 27, 2021
  • Hardwood: Choosing Your Sheen

    (Pictured: A sand & finish job by Ryan, one of our installers!) 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

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

    (Pictured: Tuftex – Showbiz/Pop Culture) 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

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

    (Pictured: Our DW Select Display) 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

    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

    ​(Pictured: A job by Tony, one of our installers!) 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

    October 13, 2020