New at Flacks: Joanna Gaines Throw Blankets

Five years ago our favorite home improvement couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, came on the HGTV scene with their house flipping show, Fixer Upper. Since then, they’ve worked on over 100 homes; published books, cookbooks, and a quarterly magazine; opened their own market and bakery; and launched the Matilda Jane girls clothing line—all while growing their business to include a real estate company, construction company, design firm, and residential subdivision. They’ve also helped legions of their fans recreate their famous farmhouse chic aesthetic in their own homes with their Magnolia Home furniture, paint, wallpaper, and contemporary rustic home decor collections… Read More

New Arrivals: Rugs and Pillows from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines

Guided by an appreciation for the perfect accent piece and artisanal craftsmanship, the Magnolia Home line of rugs and pillows is designed and curated by Joanna Gaines—reflecting her preference for simple and fresh, yet timeless style.   The Magnolia Home Rug Process The intricate production process begins when Indian artisans receive completely raw bundles of natural fiber which is carded, hand spun, and fed into a foot-controlled drive wheel. Using bamboo sticks or metal rods, the artisans then dip the fiber into boiling vats of dye, rotating to evenly coat every strand, before hanging the yarn to dry it in.. Read More

Why Spring Is the Best Time to Install or Replace Your Hardwood Flooring

Warm weather and bright sunshine can inspire a variety of garden and landscaping projects, but your home’s interior could use a little sprucing up as well. One item at the top of many home improvement lists is hardwood flooring. Whether you are looking to make your home more comfortable for yourself or make it more attractive to potential buyers, here are a few reasons why spring is the best time to install or replace your hardwood flooring. Wood Acclimation Before they can be installed properly, flooring of all types must become acclimated to the environment in which they will be.. Read More

9 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Carpet

Carpets are not made to last a lifetime and will need to be replaced eventually. While carpets generally have 5-15 year lifespans, this is dependent on factors such as: carpet quality, padding, usage, and maintenance. Here are 9 signs to help you decide if it is time to replace your carpet. Stains Stains happen! DIY methods and professional cleanings may help, but some stubborn stains set in and can never be removed. While most carpets come with a stain-resistant finish, this fades over time, leaving your carpet unprotected. You may place a rug or furniture over the area, but if.. Read More

Hot Home Carpet Trends for 2018

Constant advancements in technology, manufacturing, and design are transforming carpet textures, patterns, colors, and more! No longer a simple neutral palette, carpeting is now an integral part of a room’s design—possibly even its focal point. Here are some hot home carpet trends you’ll be seeing in 2018. Color and Texture Traditional neutral colors like beige are steadily being replaced by every shade of gray which gives a room a chic, trendy, and contemporary look. The rising popularity of this carpet color is no surprise as gray has become a popular trend for all aspects of a home and it provides a.. Read More

Comparing Nylon and Wool Carpets

When looking for new carpeting, wool and nylon type carpets are two popular choices. You’ll want to compare the advantages and disadvantages of each type to find which is right for you. Here are a few comparison points to take into consideration: Fiber Source The major difference between nylon and wool carpet is the fiber source. Nylon is a synthetic, man-made fiber created from chemicals. Wool carpets are constructed from natural fibers from the coats of sheep. Protein-based wool fibers lock in dye for superior color and the fibers are free of toxins and chemicals (unless they’re added later). Durability.. Read More

Deck Your Home for the Holidays with Custom Rugs from Flack’s

The holiday season is upon us and that means you and your home will likely be hosting holiday guests! Protect your floors from all the extra traffic and wear and tear with custom rugs from Flack’s. Area rugs can protect the flooring underneath your tables, chairs, and couches and also provide cushioned walking surfaces. Add area rugs to your dining room, living room, and guest bedrooms to protect your flooring as well as add style and comfort. Runners also protect your flooring and are ideal for hallways and entryways. Features to Consider If your new rug or runner will be.. Read More

Pros and Cons of Nylon Carpet

Originally used in women’s stockings, fishing line, and toothbrush bristles; synthetic, man-made nylon is now the most popular residential carpet fiber type sold, comprising approximately 65% of United States carpet sales. Nylon 6 and Nylon 6,6 There are two types of nylon used in carpeting: type 6 and type 6,6 (both are nylon but they have different molecular structures). After much debate within the industry about whether one type is preferable to the other, years of testing have determined that there is minimal difference in durability or resiliency between the two. However, from a “green” standpoint, nylon 6 recyclables more.. Read More

The Benefits of Wool Carpets and Rugs

Constructed from natural fibers, (the fleece of sheep or lambs), wool is extremely popular for rugs, but accounts for less than 1% of the fiber used in carpet. Although there are thousands of carpet and rug types to choose from, wool is often considered the premier choice; and while wool carpets and rugs may be more expensive, they are worth the investment. Here are a few reasons why wool carpet and rugs are the right choice for you and your home. Strength: wool carpets are known for long-lasting resiliency, durability, and texture retention. Comfort: The soft and natural feel of.. Read More

Holiday Specials are Year Round at Flack’s

Our Friendly, Knowledgable, and Professional Staff Shopping for carpet at a big box or home improvement store could mean that you’ll be dealing with a sales staff that may not have been properly trained or someone who is incentivized to sell a certain type of carpet. They may also contract out installation to a third party, inviting additional fees and a myriad of possible problems. At Flack’s we focus on what is best for you! Since 1993, we have been providing the community the best flooring products with the best prices, and assisting our clients with the best staff. From.. Read More

Shop Flack’s During National Karastan Month

Fill your home with the quality, craftsmanship, and design of Karastan carpets and rugs during National Karastan Month. Whether your preferred decor is highstyle, trend-conscious, family living, or romantic escape, Karastan has a product that helps you live beautifully. Karastan History In 1928, history was made as American retailer and textile manufacturer Marshall Field built a loom capable of recreating the detailed craftsmanship and luxurious look of a hand-woven rug. Introduced by Wanamaker’s New York department store, these high quality, elegant, machine-made rugs were almost impossible to distinguish from imported originals and were dubbed “Mystery Rugs” by the press. Karastan.. Read More

Choosing and Cleaning Flooring as an Asthma or Allergy Sufferer

The spring season brings sunshine, flowers, and…allergies. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, approximately one out of every five people in the United States suffers from asthma or allergies. Whether you or a family member have year round indoor allergies or the pollen season is particularly bothersome, you’ll want to be taking extra measures to keep your home free from allergy inducing dirt, pollen, and a variety of other contaminants. In general, you want a floor that is resistant to dust mites, mold, and mildew and is also free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Since flooring can.. Read More

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