The Material World: How COVID-19 Has Affected the Flooring Industry

Supply-chain shortages have increased delays in fulfilling orders for new flooring. Does that mean you should forget about renovating your home? Of course not, but it does mean that your order make take a bit longer to fulfill than it would have a year ago. A long list of factors has combined to produce...

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Flooring Ideas and Options for Your Sunroom

Whether your sunroom really is a sunroom, or whether it's actually a three-season room or enclosed porch, you want to outfit it with an attractive floor that's as functional as it is enjoyable. The differences among these three distinct room types actually determine what makes practical sense underfoot. Types of sunny spaces True sunrooms are regular...

How to Start Your Flooring Design Project: 4 Priorities

New flooring can transform your home and make it all the more enjoyable as a living space. Obviously, this isn't an overnight project, like adding plants to your deck or buying new doormats. You'll achieve your best results if you plan ahead – and you'll enhance your plan if you make sure to include...

Vary Flooring Plank Widths and Lengths for Looks and Style

  Step into an older home and you're likely to see lovingly restored original narrow-plank hardwood floors, often made from oak boards. That older 2.25"-3" width standard dominated home designs for decades, but in recent years, homeowners have opted for many alternative widths, as two trends have enhanced the available options for new flooring,...

Everything Old Is New Again: Black-and-White Checkers, Terra Cotta and Concrete Flooring

 Rather than chase trends when it's time to renew your flooring, look to traditional choices for lasting designs that never fall out of favor, including checkerboard patterning, terracotta tiles and poured or tiled concrete. If your notion of these options hearkens back to mid-20th-century implementations, freshen up your expectations and prepare to get excited...

Waterproof Vs. Water-Resistant Flooring: Vinyl Vs. Laminate

   "Waterproof" and "water resistant" may sound almost the same, but the two terms define very different capabilities. Water can't penetrate waterproof flooring, period. From outer surface through the core of the material, waterproof flooring won't buckle, swell or warp in response to liquid or humidity. It's a more-expensive option than water-resistant flooring,...