Protect Your Carpet Against Pets and Spills

Pets are one of the key factors to consider when choosing new carpets for your home. They track in dirt, leave dander and fur everywhere, and of course, leave urine and other stains behind. However, that shouldn’t stop you from getting new carpet. Stainmaster and Mohawk both have reliable carpet products designed specifically for those homes with furry friends. Let’s take a look at both products and their unique features, so that you can better determine which carpet suits your lifestyle and your pet’s lifestyle best. Mohawk Smartstrand When it comes to stain resistance, Smartstrand has got you covered. Their.. Read More

Choosing the Best Commercial Flooring for Your Business

  Whether in your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom,or living room, durability is one of the many factors to consider when choosing new floors for your home. For high traffic businesses like restaurants, retail shops, hospitals, and even schools, durability is the main factor. There are so many options to choose from, but which one suits your business the best? Here are a few types to choose from: Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Vinyl flooring has proven itself to be a reliable flooring option for both residential and commercial spaces over the past few years. It is one of the most versatile flooring.. Read More

How to Choose the Perfect Area Rug

Just like selecting your hardwood or carpet floors, choosing the right area rug can change the entire aesthetic of a room. Not only do they make a statement in your decor, but they also provide comfort, absorb echo and noise, and give the room a pop of color or texture. Here are a few things to consider when picking out your perfect area rug. Rug Size Choosing an area rug that is too small for the space is one of the most common decorating mistakes made. A rule of thumb for most average rooms is to leave about 10 to.. Read More

How to Repurpose Excess Hardwood Planks

When purchasing new hardwoods, it is always important to purchase more than needed in case of defective planks or discoloration. Often times however, you are left with some excess hardwood. Throwing it out would be a waste, so here are a few ways to repurpose your extra hardwood planks. Tables and Table Tops An easy way to use your wood planks is to cover a flat surface like a coffee table, side table, or a a kitchen island. Fit the planks together like you would on a floor, place them on the surface you want to cover, cut them to.. Read More

Myths About Laminate Flooring

The vinyl flooring trend has really taken over the hard surface industry over the past few years, but laminate is still a viable option for those who want a more cost effective floor. Some people may think that laminate has died out due to a few myths associated with the product, but not all of those myths hold truth. Here are a few misconceptions about laminates.   Laminate Floors Are Hard to Clean   When it comes to water resistance, vinyl flooring is definitely more effective than laminate due to its synthetic makeup. However, as with any type of flooring,.. Read More

How Floors Can Increase the Value of Your Home

In an ever growing housing market, it is important for those thinking about selling to get the best value possible. General buyers want homes that are move-in ready with fairly new fixtures, roofing, appliances, and floors. Putting in new hardwoods and even carpet can improve the value of any home. Hardwoods have been a top choice for buyers for a long time. The National Wood Flooring Association says, “99% of real estate agents say homes with hardwood are easier to sell, with 90% saying they sell for more money.” Of course, hardwood is the most expensive type of flooring, but.. Read More

Choosing Paint Colors to Compliment Your Hardwood Floors

Whether you are redecorating a room or building a new home, choosing a paint color can be a daunting task. There are so many shades of each color to choose from, and you will want that color to compliment your floor well, especially if it is hardwood. Wood floors can be stained many shades as well, including light stains, dark stains, and red or cherry stains. Here are some suggestions for great paint colors that match these stains best! Light Hardwoods The current trends in home decorating say neutral tones are the best for any room, dark wood or light.. Read More

How to Keep Vinyl Floors Looking Brand New

Over the past few years, vinyl flooring has become an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional hardwoods. They are durable in kitchens and bathrooms, easy to maintain, and provide a similar look to the more expensive hard surface flooring. As with any type of floors, you want to clean them regularly to ensure they hold up over time. Here are a few ways to keep your vinyl floors looking brand new. Get a Doormat The best way to avoid dirt, water, and debris from messing up your floors is to place a doormat at the main entrances of your home… Read More

The Best Floors for Farmhouse Style Homes

Farmhouse decor is full of character and charm, and has become increasingly popular due to HGTV shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop. As you think about redesigning your home or building a new home to fit this simplistic style, flooring can be a huge part of bringing the space together. So, which types and colors of flooring suit this rustic and chic decorating style best? Hardwood With a Farmhouse style home, it is important that you achieve an antique and vintage look. You’ll want to use hardwoods that have a lot of character and really show off their.. Read More

Flacks Offers Thousands of Luxury Vinyl Tile Combinations for Your Home

At Flacks Flooring we have thousands of style and color combinations of carpet, hardwoods, and luxury vinyl tile to suit all of your flooring needs. Luxury vinyl tile options have increased exponentially in recent years as homeowners embrace its versatility and high-performance along with its visual appeal. Visual Appeal By realistically mimicking the appearance of natural materials such as concrete, ceramic, marble, slate, or stone, luxury vinyl tile is a more budget-friendly flooring choice due to the fact no natural materials need to be sourced. Luxury vinyl tile can also offer the appeal of wood flooring, including light, medium, hand.. Read More

How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home Using Carpet?

While choosing carpets for your home, appearance and durability play key factors into your decisions. However, we often overlook how these carpets will impact our quality of living. Dander, dust, and moisture in carpeting allow for allergens and bacterias to grow in the fibers. Those with bad allergies, asthma, or just sensitivity can really be affected by this issue, and they may have to deep clean their carpets more regularly than they would like with no guarantee that it is actually removing the problem. The Solution: Last year, Mohawk launched their newest product Air.o, a hypoallergenic carpet made of 100%.. Read More

Warm Up Your Home with Area Rugs

Your ceramic, laminate, and hardwood floors might be feeling especially cold during our recent temperature drops, but that doesn’t mean you need to turn up the heat. Adding an area rug can provide some room-warming insulation and also give the visual perception of warmth. For example, a thicker, high-pile rug will make a room appear warmer than a looped, low pile rug. However, to effectively block out the cold, be sure to pay attention the rug’s stitch count. A thinner rug with a higher stitch count will actually block out the cold better than a thick rug with a low.. Read More