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...

Flooring options to avoid in 2019

Bell-bottom jeans, lava lamps, muscle cars, 8-track tapes, banana-seat bicycles, go-go boots, mood rings, surf rock: You might remember the 1960s for a lot of groovy stuff, but not everything that was popular during that decade has stood the test of time. Take, for example, shag carpeting.Those once-trendy deep pile rugs dropped out of...

The most popular kitchen flooring for your remodel

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you connect with loved ones after a busy day, create memories, and—sometimes—make messes.Kitchen renovations give you an opportunity to make your kitchen exactly what you want it to be, and that includes the kitchen floor.Choosing easy-to-maintain kitchen floors means you’ll spend less time cleaning...