Use as Directed: Protect Your Floors and Preserve Your Warranty

  Before you admire the gleam of freshly installed flooring, plan how you'll protect this enduring asset with proper maintenance and care. In some cases, you may need to modify your habits to ensure that foot traffic and furniture don't damage your floors – and instead of your old go-to floor cleaning methods, you...

The Enduring Appeal of Dark Hardwood Flooring

 Dark hardwoods offer a rich depth of color, and add contrast – along with a formal touch – to the décor of your room, especially paired with light-colored walls and furnishings. Unlike lighter hardwoods, deeper-toned options prompt some decision making to assure a harmonious interior, successful color scheme and easy cleaning. If...

Technology With Style: New Developments in Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring may be a traditional choice, but recent innovations have broadened the range of options beyond classic two-inch light-wood planks. From new species of wood to new materials, colors, textures, finishes and plank sizes, you can select from a wide range of products to suit your décor and budget.MaterialsThe National Wood Flooring Association...

How to Create Healthful Interiors With Certified Flooring

You want beautiful floors that express your style and complement your décor. If you have children, suffer from chemical sensitivities or allergies, or simply want to use the most environmentally friendly options on the market, you can take flooring to a new level with certified products that help create a home that's as healthful...

2020 flooring trends: Decorating tips for patterned flooring

Patterned carpet, patterned ceramic and porcelain tile (or plain tiles installed in a pattern!), patterned hardwood, patterned area rugs ... one of the biggest emerging home remodeling design trends of 2020 is bold, patterned flooring.Discover which other flooring options homeowners are loving in 2020 »Most homeowners feel comfortable adding little splashes of pattern to...

2020 flooring trends: Multi-colored marble

Always a classic and luxurious option, marble flooring continues its reign as a popular natural stone option. It’s long been a go-to, sought-after flooring choice for homeowners looking to make their home feel more like a palace.During the Renaissance (14th-17th century), European artists used slabs of dense white marble for their Classical sculptures, including...