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...

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...

5 Dos for Retro Flooring Flair

Lace up your earth shoes for a walk down flooring memory lane. You’ll want to hold onto the seat of your parachute pants because these five retro revivals “dos” bring back lively looks from the past with (thankfully) a fresh take. Do: Statement color There was nothing timid about old school tile colors and treatments. While...

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...

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,...

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...

The best ways to protect hardwood floors over the holidays

Hardwood flooring is a significant investment, and it can be tricky to keep your flooring looking fresh during weather without some planning and preparation.Whether you’re worried about damage from extra foot traffic from holiday entertaining or harm from destructive winter gunk like snow, sleet, and salt, there are things you can do to give...