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Increasing Home Resale Value

Sep 30, 2020

Selling Your Home? Let’s Increase That Resale Value.

Ready to sell? If so, your floors are key to boosting your home’s resale value. Look down. How are they holding up? Sure, you’ve gotten some great years out of this house, but you don’t want it to wear those years on its floors. From the kids and pets to countless holiday parties, your floors have gone through it all. So before you list, check out the most sought-after flooring options for homebuyers to give you the best bang for your buck.

1. Hardwood Floors

Hardwood is one of the best flooring choices for homeowners looking to sell. Nothing can compare to the timeless style of hardwood floors. Homebuyers are attracted to the classic, natural look of hardwood. Plus, some hardwood has the ability to be refinished time and time again, allowing the homebuyer to make it their own. Depending on your home’s style, there’s a hardwood size and species to truly add to your home’s charm.

Hardwood Floor Kitchen Example

2. Waterproof Floors

There’s nothing that appeals to families more than waterproof floors. Waterproof floors combine beauty with practicality—ideal for kids, pets, and the entire family. Plus, you’re not limited with these floors. Choose from tile, waterproof hardwood, luxury vinyl, and carpet. Yep. Even waterproof carpet. That’ll turn heads during your first showing. Homebuyers will be thrilled to walk into a low-maintenance, durable home, perfect for every family.

Waterproof Carpet Living Room Example

3. Laminate Floors

If you’re not looking to invest in hardwood, laminate is a nice low-budget alternative. Laminate can imitate the beauty and charm of real hardwood at a reduced cost. Made with resin and fiberboard material, laminate’s imprinted image of wood is highly realistic. Homebuyers will love it. It’s low-maintenance and highly durable. Plus, it’s resistant to scratches and stains thanks to new technologies. So, for homebuyers with pets, check!

Laminate Hardwood Bedroom Flooring Example

4. Luxury Vinyl Floors

Affordable. Durable. Easy. Three words to describe luxury vinyl. Wow homebuyers with the look of wood or stone without overspending. Luxury vinyl is long-lasting, resistant to moisture, and easy to maintain. It looks great and performs better, a homebuyers dream.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring Living Room Example

Increasing Your Home's Resale Value Through Flooring

If you’re ready to sell, get your home in shape. Call your local Flooring America today and talk to us about our hardwood, carpet, laminate, and luxury vinyl options. Get your home ready before you list, so you’ll be the house with the beautiful floors at the top of everyone’s minds.

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Top Interior Design Trends for Fall 2020

Sep 28, 2020

Fall is always the perfect time for a reset. The weather is changing. School’s starting up again. What a perfect time for a re-boot and a refresh. Thankfully, there's a lot of exciting new home design styles to get inspired by this year, so take a look below at some of the most inspiring design trends we’ve seen popping up in 2020, and let the home makeover begin.

Go Boldly

Boldness is in. Whether it’s a colorful and unexpected wallpaper popping up in a bedroom, a monochromatic living room scheme (think a navy couch, a navy wall, and a navy carpet) or an over-the-top light fixture, more is more. What if you went with a living room carpet in a more colorful hue? Or, try the other route: perhaps a classic wood floor will allow you to go bolder with the rest of your interior design?

Bold Living Room Interior Design Example

Get Cozy

Inviting communal rooms are a key trend for 2020—which is not too surprising, considering that many of us are spending more time than ever indoors. Living rooms filled with comfortable couches and chairs, all kinds of blankets and throws, and peaceful lighting are popping up everywhere. Who doesn’t want to curl up with a good book in a cozy and inviting family room? A soft carpet that’s a dream to walk on can really add to the ambience, too.

Cozy Living Room Interior Design Example

A New Kind of Kitchen

A new trend that is popping up on our radar? Kitchens with darker or more colorful accents. Think grey painted cabinets and black countertops. Many of these more colorful (and dare we say atmospheric) kitchens tend to pair really nicely with lighter wood floors, so if you’re thinking of re-doing your kitchen and giving it a more sophisticated, understated look, why not take a look at upgrading your floors with some lighter tones.

Hardwood Flooring Kitchen Example

Bedroom Bliss

Peaceful, bedroom sanctuaries continue to be on everyone’s mind when it comes to 2020 interior design trends. Whether it’s deciding to upgrade your bedding to the softest sheets or duvet you can find, or finding a new piece of art you love to hang over the headboard, having your bedroom be your favorite room in the house means a better night’s sleep, and a more calming morning. And whether you’re the kind of person who loves the look of a series of funky rugs placed down on a hardwood floor, or, you’d rather step out of bed each morning onto a plush carpet, why not do some daydreaming to think about what kind of floor you would want in your perfect bedroom.

Hardwood Flooring Bedroom Example

Top Interior Design Trends for Fall 2020

This fall it’s all about going bold—and feeling good. Flooring America is here to keep your home up-to-date with the latest interior design trends. So give us a call today to talk about all of our options for hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, carpet and more. Your new and improved home will thank you.

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Hardwood Flooring Trends in 2020

Sep 25, 2020

Hardwood’s Back (Tell a Friend)

Here’s to hardwood. It’s been popular since pretty much forever, and we don’t think it’ll ever go out of style. Especially with the new trends happening right now. From the tried and true, straight-up oak floors, to some new styles that really make a room pop, get ready to fall in love with hardwood all over again.

1. High-Variation Hardwood

High-variation hardwood is perfect if you’re going for a natural look because no two pieces are alike. As it says in the name, high-variation hardwood varies in color, so each strip of wood has a wide range of shades and hues. The possibilities are endless with high-variation hardwood. So, get the look you want and start enjoying high-variation hardwood.

High-Variation Hardwood Floor Example

2. Wide-Plank Hardwood

Though it’s been in style for a few years now, wide-plank hardwood is a 2020 trend that we believe is here to stay. Not only do they make any room look larger, wide planks come in a variety of colors and styles to truly fit within any home. If you’re in the market for a contemporary feel with a rustic, authentic look, wide-plank hardwood is definitely for you.

Wide Plank Brown Hardwood Floor Example

3. White Oak

If you’re looking for a crisp look that stays looking great, white oak is an ideal hardwood style. In addition to being affordable, it’s one of the hardest hardwoods out there while offering a sleek modern aesthetic to any room. The beautiful wavy grain patterns of white oak allow these floors to stand out, even underneath your most unique furniture.

White Oak Hardwood Floor Example

4. Maple

Who doesn’t love a good maple hardwood? Well, this year, it’s clear that maple is doing something right, because it seems as though everyone has it. The fine grain made up of both curly patterns and uniformly straight lines gives maple a sophisticated, distinctive look. Maple is a durable option (in both hardness and style) that will keep you loving it for years to come.

Maple Hardwood Floor Example

5. Herringbone Pattern

Originally used for entryways, the herringbone hardwood pattern has now spread to the entire house. This traditional look utilizes a variety of wood species and can bring a pop of personality to any room. Most commonly found in light finishes, herringbone patterns are taking over living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and even kitchens to elevate the style in any space.

Herringbone Pattern Hardwood Floor Example

Hardwood Floor Trends in 2020

Hardwood is back and ready to make your home truly sing. It will boost your home’s value, add warmth to your space, and, depending on which style you choose, add just the right amount of personality to any room. Find your local Flooring America today and check out the latest in hardwood.

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Hardwood Flooring Example Dining Room

What Is the Best Flooring for a Dining Room?

Sep 23, 2020

With everyone spending more time at home, your dining room is probably getting a lot more use. It’s now part-work station, part-classroom, and part-mealtime location. And with all of this activity going on, your floors could be taking a hit. Maybe it’s time to think about upgrading. Explore the variety of ways you can transform your dining room floors.

Upgrade to Hardwood

A classic for a reason, hardwood flooring sets your dining room apart. Not only does this timeless style give your space an attractive, polished look but also it’s easy to clean and maintain. That means you don’t have to worry about spills, stains, or that cup of coffee you tipped over during this morning’s conference call.

Brown Hardwood Floor Dining Room Example

Replace with Laminate

If durability’s the name of your game, laminate is a top choice. In addition to being an affordable option, it’s stain-resistant, water-resistant, and low-maintenance. So you can let the kids do their worst. That’s when laminate is at its best.

Laminate Hardwood Floor Example

Turn to Tile

Tile isn’t just for the kitchen and bathroom anymore. Flooring trends in 2020 are bringing it straight into the dining room, with wood-look, marble-look, and stone-look selections—all to create a distinct, beautiful appearance for your traditional dinnertime space.

Beautiful Tile Dining Room Floor Example

Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl, known for its outstanding durability, is perfect for a multi-use dining room! It also comes in both wood and tile looks with endless designs to choose from. Luxury vinyl is waterproof, dent proof, and scratch proof – chair feet and spills are no match for this flooring option.

Elegant Luxury Vinyl Hardwood Floor Example

Best Dining Room Flooring for Your Home

When it comes to livening up your dining room floors, there’s no better place to do so than your local Flooring America. We have a wide selection of hardwoodtileluxury vinyllaminate, and more to renovate your space. Give us a call today.

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Why Carpet Tiles for Your Basement?

Sep 18, 2020

Does renovating your basement feel like too much of an undertaking? Have a look at carpet tiles. Traditionally used in commercial spaces, they’re perfect for that basement redo. They’re easy to install, affordable, rugged, and even simple to replace. Maybe that home gym you’ve been dreaming about is easier than you think. So, here are seven advantages as to why we recommend carpet tiles for your home.

1. A Painless Installation

Yes, installing carpet tiles is quick and easy. Most carpet installation experts are pros with carpet tile installations. Work with them to design the pattern, and they will quickly complete the job! Your room will be transformed with ease.

2. A Chance to Be Creative

Carpet tiles are the perfect way to add a pop of color. Many of the patterns of carpet tiles are interchangeable so you can achieve a unique look. It’s highly durable, and it’ll give that bold, fun look for you and the kids to enjoy. With carpet tiles, you choose the design, and you make it yours.

Blue Tan Carpet Tiles Ideas Basement Example

3. Maintenance Is Easy, Repairs Are Easier

You heard us right. Carpet tiles can last longer than wall-to-wall carpet. Why? Well, if one gets stained or damaged, it’s only one tile you need to replace, rather than an entire floor. They’re also easy to clean—just a simple vacuum as needed does the trick. Plus, carpet tiles are low pile, so they won’t track as much dirt and debris like a regular carpet would.

4. Durability. And more durability.

Whether you’re lifting weights, the kids are playing, or the pets are running wild, well, carpet tiles are for you. Because carpet tiles are low pile, looped, and very tight, they can withstand almost anything. Most have enhanced stain protection as well, so you can rely on these in your high-traffic areas.

5. Less Waste

Wall-to-wall carpet is great when you have a 12’ or 15’ room width. But, if you don’t, you’ll need to add carpet seams to fill your space. And with looped carpet, those seams are often visible. But with carpet tiles, you can fill the room as you please, with less waste—and no unattractive carpet seams. Carpet tiles are perfect for rooms with a complex shape, filling the space with ease.

Black Gray Carpet Tiles Ideas Basement Example

6. You Can Breathe Easy

Carpet tiles are generally flatter and lower pile, meaning they won’t trap as many dirt or dust particles. Plus, they’re easy to clean, allowing for better indoor air quality.

7. Water Resistance (Thank goodness!)

With its tight weave and strong backing, carpet tiles are, in fact, resistant to water. Though they aren’t completely waterproof, they’re great for areas that are prone to moisture or the occasional spill—the basement, playroom, or workout room! And, as mentioned, if a bigger spill happens and damage is done, it’s easy to replace just the affected tiles, rather than the entire floor.

Taking back the basement? Easy as carpet tiles.

It’s time to take back the basement. And it’s easier than ever. Call your local Flooring America today and talk to us about our carpet tile options. We’ll help you find a style that works for you, your budget, and your space.

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Blue patterned flooring in living room with green gallery walls

Add a Fresh Pop of Color to Your Home

Sep 02, 2020

Maybe you’ve already tried a variety of ways to add eye-catching color into your home. Like statement furniture, new curtains, and perhaps even a plant or two. Yet if you feel as though you’re still missing that pop of brightness, here are a few ways you can bring colorful home décor into your space.

bright open home entrance with staircase and hardwood flooring

Let Stairs Take the Stage

You might not think of your stairs as the “main character” for home décor, but they can be as beautiful as they are practical. Consider painting the banisters a brighter shade than the spindles—or vice versa—to give your space a much-needed pop of color. Or think about giving the stairs themselves a makeover, by selecting beautifully patterned carpet or fresh, new hardwood to adorn each step.

home entrance facing inside home with carpet lined staircase

Put a Twist on Terracotta

What are plants without gorgeous homes of their own? Break out your terracotta pots and plain vases, because it’s time to decorate. Using lively shades of acrylic or spray paint, give your plant holders the makeover they deserve. You can even go wild with stencils and chalk. For optimal color selection, see which hues pair best with the plants you’re growing. After all, green is always in style.

white shelf with designer potted succulents

Organization Is a Beautiful Thing

Need to add some pizzazz to your kitchen? Hang some hooks above your kitchen counter, and then let boldly colored coffee mugs dangle from them for a whole new way to organize. You can even mix and match mug shades to create patterns. Plus, if you have room and the space to do so, you can prop up your plates for a similar display. Adding these colorful accents to your kitchen will give it a whole new look.

bright open concept kitchen living dining room

Spice Up Your Backsplash

Don’t forget about your kitchen walls. A new backsplash can do wonders. Find brightly colored tile to make the room pop, and then style it accordingly. Go ceramic aqua, navy checkered, or even multi-colored. No matter the selection, your backsplash will draw the eye and make your kitchen feel brand-new.

kitchen sink and counter with patterned back splash

Frame Things Just Right

Gallery walls are all the rage right now. They’re a great way to display your best memories and liven up empty space in your home. Not to mention, they’re pretty easy to assemble. Start by printing your chosen photos and gathering a variety of colorful frames. Once you’ve put those together, use a measuring tape, adhesive, and a keen eye to place the frames to your liking. The result? Your new favorite wall.

living room couch and side table with gallery style walls

So when you’re ready to mix things up in the color department, give these ideas a try. Soon, the colors in your home will match the liveliness of the people in it.

Looking for even more ways to renovate? Simply stop by your local Flooring America. We have a wide selection of hardwood, luxury vinyl, laminate, carpet, and more to help make your home as beautiful as it can be.

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