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

Product Spotlight – Phenix Flooring

One of Flack’s Floorings most featured brands is Phenix Flooring carpet and hard surfaces. Based in Dalton, Georgia, Phenix has become a leading manufacturer of residential carpet. Using innovative technology, they create only premium P.E.T and nylon carpets with durability, value, and excellent warranties. As one of our top brands, we wanted to feature some of our favorite Phenix products our customers are sure to love. Carpet Specials Riverside   Riverside is a popular seller due to its extra soft texture. Each color is inspired by our favorite spots in nature, making any of its 27 color choices neutral enough.. Read More

Trend Highlight – White or Whitewashed Wood Floors

When choosing new hard surface floors for the home we often think of functionality, durability, and cleanliness. We don’t often consider the design aspect of the floors and the versatility they can offer. White flooring has recently come back into trend, specifically for its minimalist quality and clean aesthetic. But, how practical are they? Here are some of the pros and cons you should consider if you are interested in this latest floor trend. Pros of White Floors White floors are known to pair well with modern decor, but depending on how rustic the grain is, they can really go.. Read More

Unique Flooring Options for Your Mid Century Modern Home

Our creative and talented Sales Specialist Brooke was recently invited to the Phenix Insight Design Council to discuss current market trends with fellow representatives. One of the biggest trends they discussed was mid-century modern designs. Popular between the 1930’s and 1960’s, mid-century modern decor was defined by its minimalism, clean lines, and geometric patterns. In 2019, it is making a huge comeback among the millennial generation, and we want to give a few unique flooring options that might match with this style. Ceramic Tile As mentioned previously, mid-century modern focuses heavily on clean geometric patterns. Ceramic tile often comes in.. Read More

Which is Better for You? Light or Dark Hardwoods?

While there are plenty of current flooring trends on the market, an age-old debate for many hardwood buyers is choosing between dark or light woods. Both have great advantages as well as some disadvantages, but picking out a hardwood stain is really just a matter of personal preference. Consider these factors if you are having trouble choosing. Design Darker woods often provide a richer tone to a room and can become a statement against neutral walls and furniture. The dark color also emphasizes the wood’s natural grain, making it feel more luxurious and expensive. On the other hand, lighter woods.. Read More

Choosing the Right Outdoor Rug

Summer weather is approaching fast, and with the heat comes days by the pool, weekends at the lake, and barbecues on the patio. Outdoor spaces need to be cleaned and spruced up to make room for all of those summer activities. Give your patio or porch a whole new look with a special outdoor rug. Here are few things to consider before making your purchase. Size Patios, decks, or porches tend to be more oddly shaped and less predictable than indoor spaces. You have to pay attention to the architecture surrounding the building, including pillars and columns, fireplaces, and stairs… Read More

How to Protect Your Hard Surface Floors During a Move

Moving is a stressful process for everyone, and we often worry about damaging our furniture, valuables, and floors. Heavy objects can easily scratch and dent new hard surface floors, leaving you with something else to fix. Take these precautions when moving out and in of your home. Don’t Drag Your Furniture Couches, accent chairs, and tables are usually pretty heavy and require someone strong to lift them. If you are unable to do so, do not drag or push your furniture across the floor. This will leave large streak marks on your floors that can be hard to remove. Instead,.. Read More

Things to Consider When Choosing a Basement Floor

Basements are endless possibilities and can be used for pretty much anything. They are great for bonus rooms, game rooms, laundry and storage space, and additional living areas. Whether you are looking to complete an unfinished basement or remodel your already-finished basement, there are certain aspects to keep in mind before buying new floors. Below Grade The word grade means ground-level in construction terms, and below-grade means any area underneath the base of the home, like the basement. Because of this factor, basements can be prone several different issues. When researching potential new basement floors, be sure it is clearly.. Read More

Is Your Carpet Looking a Bit “Sheepish?” Replace it with Wool Carpet!

Carpet choices are really endless. There are so many carpet fibers, pile heights, and colors to consider, but wool carpet has proven to be one of the most durable and environmentally conscious choices available. Consider these benefits when searching for the perfect new carpet What is Wool Carpet? Before diving into the overall benefits, it is important to understand what wool carpet is and where it comes from. Wool fiber is constructed from sheep furs. Every 9 to 12 months, sheep need to be shorn during the spring and summer months. The production for turning that wool into carpet is.. Read More