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...

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...

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...

The best basement flooring options in 2019

When you hear vinyl flooring, many people picture outdated and worn-out sheet vinyl used for kitchen floors back in the day. But, today’s vinyl flooring is known as “luxury vinyl” for a reason. Luxury vinyl is a whole new category of flooring that combines all of the best attributes of vinyl (including easy maintenance,...

The best wood look flooring options in 2019

Who doesn’t love the look of hardwood floors? A perennial favorite among homeowners, hardwood is sturdy, gorgeous, and never goes out of style.Many people opt for this timeless choice for their remodeling projects, but hardwood floors aren’t always the best choice for those who need a flooring product that’s waterproof, durable in high-traffic areas,...

Don’t let subfloor problems delay your flooring installation

If someone mentions flooring, you might picture plush carpeting, striking tile, or rich hardwood. But, when it comes to installing new floors, it’s what’s inside (or, technically, what’s underneath) that counts.Beneath the flooring you live with day-to-day is what construction pros call a subfloor. This first layer of material that sits on top of...

Flooring trends that homeowners love

Having been in business for over 97 years, flooring is our passion. Through the decades, Kermans has seen many flooring fads come and go. (Orange shag carpet, anyone?)Our in-house team of design consultants stay up-to-date on all the latest flooring trends to provide homeowners, like you, with expert help to find the right flooring...

2018 trends: flooring transitions between rooms

We're often asked, "Should you have the same flooring throughout your house?"It’s rare that a home has the same flooring throughout. Most often, homeowners have a mix of different types of flooring: tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, carpet in the bedrooms, or hardwood in the living room. With more than one type of...