Refurbish or Replace: When Is Your Floor Past Its Prime?

Does your flooring have more life left in it, or is time to wave goodbye and plan its replacement? If you've invested in high-quality products, installed them correctly and—perhaps most importantly—maintained them properly, you can expect your floors to give you years of great performance. At the same time, it's essential to recognize the...

Give Your Home the Blues with New Flooring Ideas

If you've been tracking décor trends lately, you've seen gray become a dominant color for floors, walls and more. That's partially because it gives a cool, modern look to revamped interiors – and many of the homes you see on the market have been fixed up to flip, with new flooring and paint schemes...

Home for the Holidays – With New Floors on Schedule

Are new floors on your wish list for this year's holiday season? Then you don't want the installer showing up the same time your guests do. Plan ahead for a smooth, timely result. Never too early The fun of having new floors installed starts long before your installer arrives. If your holiday plans include transforming the...

Beyond Floors: Create Stylish Looks

Today's versatile flooring choices can go far beyond the surfaces under your feet. Think “flooring above the floor” and you can create décor magic that makes your home one of a kind. Tile style Tile can transform a room into an eye-catching work of art when you use its many sizes and colors to build a...

4 Reasons to Put Carpet in Its Place – Outside the Bathroom

When carpet emerged as a symbol of luxury in the 1950’s, many homeowners overdid it by going wall-to-wall in every room - - including the bathroom. It's made periodic comebacks as a bathroom option over the years, but we encourage homeowners to keep carpet outside the bathroom. Carpet absorbs For starters, carpet fibers are absorbent. Spill...

The Kermans Difference

After a long walk across a giant parking lot, you finally reach the entrance to the big box store. "Where's the flooring department?" you ask a passing associate. "Twenty-eight B," she says and scurries away. Aisle 28B, you discover after trekking halfway through the store, is plumbing. "Forget this," you say as you head back to your...

Designing a Forever Kitchen? Here are 9 Timeless Must-Haves

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and designing a functional and beautiful space takes careful planning. While you don’t need a complete kitchen overhaul to achieve a modern look, certain timeless pieces and flexible styles will ensure your kitchen grows with your evolving needs. Whether you’re designing a kitchen from scratch in your...