The best pet-friendly floors for paws, claws, and accidents

In the United States, we love our animals. Around 48% of all US households have a dog, and 38% of homeowners share their homes with a cat, according to the latest numbers released by the American Pet Products Association.That adds up to a lot of pets—and, a lot of pet messes. The ASPCA recently...

Why waterproof flooring is a smart choice for your bathroom

You know those cool floors—the ones that look amazing and add layers of character to a room. The ones made from natural stone and exotic hardwoods. You know, the ones that don't belong in bathrooms or basements because the water might ruin them.Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have a...

The look of wood in a kitchen floor

What does a beautiful kitchen look like? Though trends kitchen aesthetics may change, good design is timeless.Homeowners and designers alike consider hardwood a classic kitchen flooring choice. But, hardwood and water aren’t fast friends. When kitchens have hardwood floors, there’s always the potential for damage from spills and scratches. As Americans spend more time...

Which types of floors are best for those with allergies?

If you have allergies, the type of floor you choose can have a big impact on your health. Generally speaking, hard surface floors are the best options. Carpet tends to trap common allergens while hard surface floors are easy to clean and can't hold onto common irritants. Let's take a closer look at the...

Smart flooring choices for your home office

More and more homes today have dedicated space for a home office. A space where someone can work from home with a flexible work schedule or a place to handle household bills and tasks. These rooms have their own sets of demands for lighting, electronics and flooring. What type of flooring works best in...

If you have a busy home, check out these floor choices

Homes can be busy for lots of reasons. You might have kids running around all day. Or enjoy entertaining regularly. Or have a dog or a cat - or both! Whatever the reason for your busy, active home - there's a floor that can stand up to the challenge. That floor is a hard...

Four things to know before buying hardwood flooring

Before you buy hardwood there are some things to consider that will help you find the best floor for your home, budget and lifestyle. There are many different styles of hardwood and within each style are even more selections. Your personal preference will certainly come into play but what practical reasons should also guide...

Ideas for beautiful floor transitions

Many families love the look and feel of an open floor plan. It can, however, be a challenge for flooring. Tile in the kitchen, carpet in the living room and wood in the entryway - how do you transition between them while still keeping individual spaces well-defined?Three ideas for your transitional flooring1. Create an...

Choose the best floor for your three-season room

A three-season room transforms your patio into a living space you can truly enjoy in all but the harshest winter weather. It's a space where you can relax and bring some of the outdoors in without worrying about wind, rain, bugs or direct sun. Many three-season rooms are add-ons to a home which leaves...