Hard Surface Flooring Trends Heading Into 2020

For the past couple of years, luxury vinyl plank has dominated the hard surface flooring market. As the product grows in popularity, it also grows in design. The smooth manufactured looks have faded from homes, and are slowly being replaced with more natural-looking elements.    Technology continues to expand the vinyl flooring industry, creating floors that not only look but also feel like real wood. Floor texture will play a huge role in 2020 hard surface trends. The hand-scraped, wire-brushed, or distressed LVP is growing in popularity considerably. Their water-resistant, rigid core design and cheaper price combined with that real.. Read More

Introducing Revolution Mills Flooring

Flacks Flooring and Rugs is constantly striving to provide our customers with quality flooring options at a fair and honest price. As part of this commitment, we have added a new brand to our showroom and specials warehouse.  Revolution Mills is a new company founded by Charlie Kennedy, an industry veteran with experience in product development. His success began as the founder Phenix Flooring in Dalton, eventually leaving the company to start Revolution Mills in 2016.  The company produces only the finest quality products, including high performance soft solution-dyed polyester carpet, carpet tiles, and luxury vinyl tile. All their products.. Read More

Flack’s Flooring and Rugs Teams Up with Karndean to Give Back to the Community.

 Cumming, Georgia – Flack’s Flooring and Rugs, with a generous donation from Karndean Design Flooring and Schönox, was able to gift new luxury vinyl plank to The Bald Ridge Lodge, a non-profit stabilization and assessment center for boys in Forsyth County. The Lodge was established in 2008 with the mission to provide a safe haven and counseling for boys ages 12-21 who are in need of protection, direction, and supervision.  In order to continue their mission, the board members at The Lodge approached Flack’s Flooring and Rugs owner Brad Flack to replace their older industrial floors. Heidi Snarey, the.. Read More

Three Ways to Bind a Rug

In an earlier blog we discussed using carpet remnants to make an area rug. To dive deeper into that process, we have to talk about three ways in which rugs can be bound. Serging, fringing, and normal binding can all create different looks for your living space. Each technique must be done with a special machine managed by a professional. Flack’s is currently working on expanding our rug making business, and want to educate and inform our customers on how binding works.    Serging Serging is commonly referred to as overlock stitching due to its hand-sewn look. It is generally.. Read More

Product Spotlight: Phenix Carpet with Microban

Bacteria can live in all areas of your home, from suspected areas like your kitchen sink to unsuspected areas like your flooring. In order to maintain a healthy, clean, and happy home, Phenix Flooring has developed the only carpet with built-in Microban antimicrobial technology.    What is Microban?   Microban technology protects against mold, mildew, and bacteria that causes stains, odors, and product decay. By inserting the antimicrobial protection into the product during the manufacturing process, all bacteria that comes in contact will cease growing and spreading. Microban essentially penetrates the cell wall of the organism and disrupts its cell function… Read More

The Flack’s Flooring Buying Guide

It is time to get new floors in your home. You sit down to list all of the factors to consider before making this big decision, including budget, value, durability, decor, time, and the list goes on and on. The task becomes a bit daunting, and even more so when you actually go into a store and see all the selections. Suddenly you are surrounded with so many choices and absolutely no idea where to begin your search.  Installing new floors is one of the most expensive projects a homeowner will undertake. As a consumer, you want to make the.. Read More

Why Does Everyone Love Agreeable Gray?

You are standing in your local hardware or paint store, overwhelmed by all the different variations of each color. All of the samples in your hand are starting to look the same, and you think to yourself, “there is no way I can pick one color out of all these choices.”  Most of us have been in this situation and understand how agonizing it can be to find a paint color that matches your decor, furniture, and floors. If you are looking to keep on trend, while also showing a consistent look, we recommend Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams.  The.. Read More

Hardwood Floor Color Trends 2019

Just like fashion, flooring trends come and go, but unlike fashion, new flooring can be a big expense. Because styles change so frequently, we recommend investing in hardwood floors. The great thing about real hardwood is that it can be refinished and restained into any color you want. Whether you want a traditional brown or a modern gray, you have endless options available to you. Here are some more current color trends and how well they might work with your decor.    Gray and “Greiges”  Gray is officially the new neutral. From the customer favorite paint color “Agreeable Gray” to.. Read More

Let’s Talk About Flooring Transitions

We all wish we could have the same kind of floors in every room of the house to make the design more consistent, but most of the time each room requires different flooring. Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements will need something water resistant, while living rooms and bedrooms may want a cozy cushioned carpet. You also may need to take your flooring remodel slowly due to budgeting or time constraints. If that is the case, then you will need to transition your floors from one room to the next.  A transition piece is a strip of molding that brings two floors.. Read More

The Benefits of Using Carpet Remnants

Carpet remnants are very useful to buyers in need of a quick flooring solution. If you are unfamiliar with what remnants are, the basic definition is the remaining end pieces of a carpet roll. Remnants are often kept in-store because they are too small to cover a full house but too large to go to waste. If you have a small job or need an area rug or stair runner, these bits of carpet may be your perfect solution. Affordable Because remnants are classified as “leftovers” from actual rolls, they come at a reduced price. This may even include more.. Read More

Flooring Renovation Mistakes and Misconceptions

As mentioned in previous blogs, summertime is the main season for home renovations. School breaks and slower work weeks make it easier to focus on those projects you’ve yet to see through. If you are in need of new floors, we want you to come to Flack’s and view our wide selection of hardwoods, carpet, vinyl, and tile. However, we also want you to consider these common mistakes homeowners tend to make when replacing their floors, and how to avoid them during your renovation. Poor Quality Material New flooring can be a big expense. Depending on the size of your.. Read More

Consider Your Personal Decor Style Before Buying New Floors

The Summer season is really the time to redecorate your home. With more time to focus on home projects, you may want to start with a completely blank slate. You’ll need new furniture, new decorations, a fresh coat of paint, and new floors. Before you invest your time and money into this big undertaking, consider your personal decor style. Here are five of the most popular design styles on the market right now.   Farmhouse/Rustic The Farmhouse Style has been popular for a few years now thanks to HGTV stars like Chip and Joanna Gaines. Using elements like reclaimed hardwood,.. Read More

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