Best Bedroom Flooring Options

As the first thing your feet touch in the morning and the last thing they touch as you get into bed each night, your bedroom flooring should be comfortable, durable, and attractive. If you are choosing new bedroom flooring, you’ll also want to take your bedroom’s traffic level, your budget, and your bedroom decor into consideration. Carpeting Carpet is available in a nearly endless range of colors, patterns, piles, loops, weaves, tufts, and materials. It provides texture and tactile comfort, creating a sense of luxury, while also protecting cold toes on chilly mornings. It also insulates your bedroom against a.. Read More

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Flooring Retailer

There is no guarantee when selecting a retailer that the process of purchasing and installation will go perfectly smooth. However, with a bit of research and some probing questions, you can reduce the likelihood of having a bad experience. Here are some important questions to ask a retailer when making the decision of where to buy your flooring. While most of these questions are geared towards independent retailers, some are just as applicable to big box stores, and should be asked in all situations. 1. How Long Have You Been in Business? You want to be sure that the company.. Read More

Five Things to Consider When Purchasing New Floors

With so many options available to choose from, selecting new flooring for your home can often be a difficult decision. There are many factors to consider when making the best choice for your home. While this list may not be all inclusive, it will certainly get you started, and help determine your highest priorities. Researching the areas below prior to beginning the shopping process will help you make the best decision.  Budget While each flooring type offers a wide array of both color and cost, the budget allocated to your project will most certainly factor in to your decision regarding.. Read More

Kitchen Flooring Trends: Type, Color, and Texture

As the heart of the home, your kitchen is where everyone gathers. Make it as inviting as possible, starting at the bottom—your floors! As the foundation to the most used room in your home, you will want to focus on style as well as durability. Here are some of the latest trends in flooring types, colors, and textures to help you choose the kitchen flooring that best suits your needs. Type One of the main kitchen flooring concerns of any homeowner is that their new flooring is low maintenance and easy to care for. Manufacturers are making it easier than.. Read More

Connecting Your Upstairs and Downstairs Flooring with the Right Stair Treatment

If your home has multiple levels, you may be wondering what sort of treatment is the best choice for the stairs between these levels. Since your stairs impact how your home flows from one space to the next, you will want to weigh your options to find what best suits your home and your personal style.   Bare Stairs Whether you have wood floors both upstairs and downstairs, carpeting upstairs and downstairs, or carpeting on a single level, hardwood flooring will look great and require less upkeep than carpet. If you have already have hardwoods on a single level or.. Read More

Hottest Floor Tile Trends of 2018

Your home is an expression of your sense of style, so when you are ready for a renovation, you may want to incorporate one of these hot tile trends.   Penny Round Tiles Common in early 1900s bathrooms or kitchens, penny round tiles have increased in popularity in the past few years. Today’s offerings are vibrant and unique with multiple colors, textures, and finishes.   Patterned Tile Patterned tile brings dimension and character to a space. From historical patterns to art deco, geometric, and floral designs, these tiles can bring a ton of character to a space.   Luxury Vinyl.. Read More

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