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

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