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Pet Friendly Flooring Options

Homeowners who have pets in their homes face more problems regarding the home’s flooring than homeowners who don’t have pets in their homes. Pets compound your home’s flooring issues because there is a higher risk of damage to the surface from pet claws and toenails....

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Pet-Friendly Flooring Options

Pet-Friendly Flooring Options

Homeowners who have pets in their homes face more problems regarding the home’s flooring than homeowners who don’t have pets in their homes. Pets compound your home’s flooring issues because there is a higher risk of damage to the surface from pet claws and toenails....

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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

There might not be a more difficult decision in the design world than selecting the right flooring for your home. Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. With that said, if you are looking for durability, longevity and style, most often, you can’t...

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Ceiling Options

Ceiling color helps enhance the look and mood of your home’s interior and adds character. But how do you know what color to paint it? While most people would say white, have you seen how many shades of “white” there are? If you’ve never contemplated anything beyond...

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Creating Division in Open Floor Plans (part 2)

Last week we talked about how to create more of a division of space in an open floor plan. There are many different ways to use a divider to create this illusion. Whether it’s an open bookcase, curtains, or a glass partition, this divider can help keep noise levels...

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Creating Division in Open Floor Plans

An open floor plan is a design trend that shows no sign of slowing in popularity. But older homes often lack openness and instead have a bunch of separate rooms, not conducive to modern living. More and more older properties are being adapted in order to suit the...

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Alternatives to the Formal Dining Room

Do you think of your formal dining room as a waste of space? Not everyone has the need for a long dining room table that only gets used a handful of times throughout the year. There are plenty of things that you can do with the space to make the room more functional...

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Bathroom Tile Trends (cont.)

Last week we touched on four tile trends that are an easy way to make a statement and upgrade your bathroom. Here are a few more trends that are hard to pass up!  Large Tiles Tile trends keep getting larger and larger. The large porcelain tiles that are veined like...

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Bathroom Tile Trends

Bathroom Tile Trends

Picking out tile for your bathroom sounds easy until you realize how many different designs, shapes and texture combinations there are. Today’s aesthetic is just as important as it’s function. These top tile trends focus on color, patterns, shape and texture to help...

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Trends in the interior design world make the most of the space provided. Rooms are designed to serve a multitude of purposes and maximize square footage. Soft nostalgic colors will always be a popularity, with glossy high-shine finishes that are prevalent throughout...

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Kitchen Trends with Lasting Style

We have all spent more time at home than ever before in this past year. The ways that we work, relax, entertain and cook have significantly changed. The look and function of our kitchens are changing too as cleanliness is a top priority in all aspects of life. The...

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Renovations of any kind come with a laundry list of surprises no matter how much you plan. Here are a few tips and tricks of those who have lived through a renovation and given their expert advice on what they wish they had known before they started.  Get professional...

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Flooring Sure To Please

Ready for some more fantastic flooring ideas for your bathroom remodel?  We’ve got a few more great ideas that will surely catch your eye. White Wash - Everyone loves the look of an all white bathroom. You can create that crisp, clean look with white furnishings and...

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Bathroom Tile Ideas

You’ve decided to redo your master bathroom into your new oasis in your home and have picked out the perfect shower setting and double vanity. What’s next?  While it may not seem like your floor will have a huge impact on your design, we know that the right flooring...

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Contemporary Flooring Options

If you’re interested in creating a contemporary style for your home, it’s important to get the flooring right. Contemporary interior design reflects the moment's most up-to-date images, often honoring the best styles of the past by putting a refreshing, new spin on...

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Tips For a Contemporary Home

While contemporary styles are constantly evolving and changing with the moment, there are a few key elements that today’s modern homes have: Minimalism: Less is always more in a contemporary space. Modern designers like to use white space, allowing the distance...

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Should Your Wood Floors Match

The flooring in your home can be one of the most expensive investments that you will make when redesigning your home. So make sure you get it right. If you are planning on installing hardwood floors in multiple rooms of your home, there are a few questions to ask...

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Top Backsplash Designs

The backsplash has been an important working part of any kitchen remodel. Not only does it help to protect the walls behind the work areas in the kitchen, it can complement the countertops and overall aesthetics of the space. Well-chosen material for a kitchen...

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Benefits of Wool Rugs

Redecorating or furnishing your living space will bring a multitude of options and choices. It is easy to forget what is under your feet. The right rug will help bring an entire room together and sets the tone for the aesthetic. It is important to put lots of thought...

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Top Flooring Options For The Nursery

When you are planning your baby’s nursery, the crib, paint color and decor are some of the first things that come to mind. But do you ever consider the flooring? It can actually make a big impact on their development.  A few things to consider when considering the...

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All About Terrazzo Floors

Terrazzo is a composite material that is poured in place or precast, which is then used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, glass, quartz or granite that is poured in tinted cement or polymeric (or a combination of both) then ground smooth...

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Disadvantages to Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring is known for their sleek appearance, durable quality and great overall protection. But there are a few limitations of epoxy flooring that are worth considering before you decide to add it to your home.  It can take several days for epoxy installation to...

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Advantages of Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy floor coatings are most commonly used for commercial and industrial flooring. It is usually applied over concrete floors to provide a high-performance, smooth and durable surface that will withstand many years of wear and tear. Epoxy coating is resilient and...

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Tips For Removing Scratches in Hardwood

Do you have ugly scratches on your hardwood floors? Does the sun hit them just right so accentuate them? In many cases you can make those surface level scratches go away - or at least make them less visible. Here are our best tips for hardwood floor scratch repairs...

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Benefits of a Curbless Shower

The open concept of kitchen and living rooms can make a space feel much bigger. But how do you get the same effect in a bathroom without sacrificing privacy? Start with your shower! By removing the barriers that block in a shower, you can create a seamless feel that...

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Hardwood Is Good For Your Health

If you are among the 35 million people that are allergic to dust mites and pet dander, you might be surprised to find that replacing your carpet with hardwood is a great way to limit your exposure to them. A home with wooden floors and rugs will contain only a tenth...

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Parquet Floors 101

Parquet originally comes from the French term “parquetry,” meaning “small compartment.” It originated in France in the 17th Century, when artisans created elaborate designs by cutting and fitting small geometric pieces of wood together, one at a time, and then gluing...

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Janka Hardness Scale

If you are in the market for hardwood flooring that will last for decades, the obvious choice will be for wood in its natural form. It’s not enough to simply just pick any hardwood species, because hardwoods can vary quite a bit in their hardness and some are actually...

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Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered

There might not be a more difficult decision in the design world than selecting the right flooring for your home. Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. With that said, if you are looking for durability, longevity and style, most often, you can’t...

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How To Style Gray Hardwood Floors

As with any significant trend in the design industry, it is always worth considering if the popular materials are true classics or simply a passing trend. After all, hardwood floors are a significant investment and it’s important to know that your choice will stand...

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Why You Should Choose Gray Hardwood Floors

Gray hardwood floors are growing in popularity, especially in the last 5 years. They are chic, stylish and tend to show up in higher end homes. They can make your home feel unique and up-to-date. An even better bonus, they tend to hide dirt better than other hardwood...

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5 Ways To Warm Up Your Cold Floors (and feet!)

Cold floors and cold feet can be a common complaint in the winter time but it’s no laughing matter. Especially when it comes to elderly relatives, small children, or pets that are in your household. Even if you have tried fuzzy socks and slippers, the solution might...

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Get Your Floors Sparkling Before the Holidays

There’s only a little over a week to go before Christmas! If you’re hosting family for dinner or if it’s only going to be a cozy meal, you’ll want to show off your home at its best. And that starts from the bottom up. We’ve got some tips on how to clean various types...

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4 Tips For Protecting Your Hardwood This Holiday Season

The weeks ahead are a time of love and celebration, but make sure to show your floors some extra love too by protecting them from potential damage. Here are 4 easy tips for holiday-proofing your floors during this magical season. #1 - The first step to...

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The Best Flooring Options for Cold Rooms

Walking into a cold room with bare feet is not something anyone looks forward to; especially in the winter months when the floor won’t stay warm even when the heat is blasting. If you have a room that refuses to stay warm, no matter which vents you open, it is making...

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Holiday Mishaps

Oh no! Did your carpet suffer a disaster over the holiday? Did your favorite aunt drip candle wax on it? Or did your least favorite cousins spill his coffee or wine? Were your kids playing around and knocked makeup onto the floor? Don’t worry, we have some fixes for...

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Accent Walls

Accent walls, whether big or small, can make a major impact on a room’s style. When plain white walls will always be considered a “safer choice”, opting to go big with a pop of style or unexpected pattern of material on one wall can make it feel like the space is...

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The Best Places for Marble Tile

Marble is known from its sophisticated beauty to its renowned radiance. Marble tile has long been associated with trendy and lavish homes. Polished marble reflects light to make rooms seem more spacious while offering a touch of elegance. Yet, for such an upscale...

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She Shed

Have you heard of the term “She Shed” before? You’ve likely seen the popular State Farm commercial about Cheryl and her She Shed. The commercial went viral and got women everywhere excited for their own. But what is a She Shed?  It is a huge trend right now and almost...

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Fixing Squeaky Floorboards

There are very few advantages of creaky floors (besides alerting you to kids being up past curfew) and often cause annoying squeaks. These maddening and irritating sounds can be common in older homes but newer homes are not exempt. They typically occur after the house...

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Flooring Options for an RV

With so many people taking to the road to travel due to COVID, many are turning to RV’s to ride in comfort. After many years of use, the flooring in your RV might be worn down and simply not looking its best. You should be able to tell if you need new flooring based...

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House Flip Tips

When picking flooring that is best for flipping houses, there are a few tips:  Wide plank flooring is super trendy and seen in more high end spaces. It tends to yield a lower ROI because it is more expensive to buy If you can find a house to flip that already has...

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Flooring For a Flip House – Part 1

When you are selling your home, you’re looking for the highest return on your investment. You need to factor in what will sell the fastest and at the highest price. Both of these are critical and these factors will vary based on the home’s structure and price/tier...

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Questions to Ask Your Contractor Before Installing Hardwood

We have gone over the initial questions to ask yourself before installing hardwood in your homes but what about once you’ve made your decision?  Your hardwood is more than just flooring, it’s an investment. When selecting a contractor or installer, it’s important to...

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Hardwood

Between cost, color, plank width size and different finishes, these decisions can get overwhelming quickly. However, this process does not have to be scary and since it’s a long term investment, it’s important to ask yourself before starting this remodel process. It...

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3 Easy Ways to Increase the Light in Your Home

Natural light is always better than artificial light. It helps bathe your room in full, rich hues that light bulbs just can’t duplicate. Natural light increases your body’s “feel-good” serotonin levels and best of all, costs you nothing. Nothing compares to the warm...

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Choosing Carpet For Your Family Room

Your family room often serves as the social gathering place of a home, bringing family members and friends together to relax and socialize. However, because of all the socializing and often more foot traffic than say, the living room, the flooring choice might be more...

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Signs It’s Time to Refinish Your Hardwood

Hardwood floors are known for their beauty as well as being able to stand the test of time. But they do require maintenance as well as care to reach their full potential. From time to time the floors need to be sanded and refinished. But how do you know it’s time?...

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Hex Tiles

The hexagon has been called nature’s perfect shape as it appears organically in beehives, snowflakes and flowers. This honeycomb pattern fits perfectly into interior design, adding clean geometric angles to any surface in a space. From little to large stretch size...

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Pros & Cons of Staining Kitchen Cabinets

Staining your kitchen cabinets is an easy, inexpensive method for turning a worn, outdated kitchen into something beautiful and warm and modern. With the right stain, a sander and a rag, your kitchen cabinets can be transformed in days. There are quite a few pros and...

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Painted Kitchen Cabinets

So you’ve decided to paint your kitchen cabinets. This is a great way to get an updated look without a big renovation. The exact type of paint that you choose for the cabinets will affect not only how they look but how well they can withstand wear and tear and how...

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Stained vs Painted Cabinets

If you’re looking to update or change the look of your current kitchen on a budget, changing the face of your cabinets can work wonders. It is not only a cost effective option, but it can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen when it's done. Two ways to...

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How To Regrout Tiles

When you have brand new tiles, you most likely admire how crisp and clean everything looks. Your grout lines make a definitive line between each piece, creating a seamless design. Yet, overtime, this doesn’t always last. With wear and tear, grout lines can go from...

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Can You Add New Grout Over Old?

Grout is the unsung hero in the design world. It can be used in all kinds of tile projects and sometimes can be as important as the tiles themselves. It comes in all different textures and many colors so the possibilities really are endless. After years of wear and...

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Most Common Types of Grout

The time has come. You have decided to install new floor tiles in your house. Most likely, you will spend a ton of time searching for tiles that you love. They are going to be part of your home for years to come, so making sure you pick out the ones that work best for...

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Office Lobby Essentials

First impressions - we all know their importance. The lobby is the first impression of the building, it is perceived to reflect the personality of its owners and residents, essentially, it is the face of your company. It’s a great first impression on new clients,...

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Do’s & Don’ts – Cleaning Stone Flooring

 As we already know from last week's blog, stone tile flooring can be quite an investment. So you want to make sure you protect them the best you can. Over time they can lose their sparkle and the grout can discolor. Fortunately, most types of natural stone flooring...

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Most Popular Natural Stone Tiles

Last week we dove into the pros and cons of natural stone tile flooring. If you think it is the right choice for your home, you’re one step closer to your final decision. There are quite a few different types of natural stone flooring, each with their own unique sets...

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Pros & Cons of Natural Stone Tiles

Natural stone tiles are unquestionably beautiful. They give a home a warm, classy and beautiful feel that goes with just about any style or decor all thanks to Mother Nature. Like any other material though, it has its high points and faults. So in order to help you...

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Tips For Creating Your Home Office

Working from home is an awesome perk, but have you accidentally created a workspace that is drab and lifeless as a cubicle? Here are some steps to help create the home office of your dreams.  The top of your computer screen should be at eye level or just a little...

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Kitchen Backsplash Tips

The kitchen backsplash can quickly turn into a personality piece. Neutral, loud or bright and bold: what is your style? The tiles that you choose to spruce up the wall space in your kitchen between the countertops and cabinets, should showcase the color scheme and...

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Fun Activities Safe for Hardwood Floors

When you think about hardwood floors, traditional things probably come to mind - low maintenance, easy to clean, adds value to your home, etc. We are going to switch it up by letting you in on a very important benefit that we think is definitely overlooked: fun...

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Trends for Carpet, Runners and Area Rugs

What types of carpet are most stylish right now? Over the years there has been a growing preference for hardwood floors over carpet. Carpet has become much more of a design statement to complement the hardwood floors, especially when they are used for stair runners...

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5 Ways To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

Making an effort to improve indoor air quality can help you avoid asthma flare-ups and allergy symptoms, especially as we head into spring when everything is in bloom. While it’s probably impossible to eliminate all the allergens inside your home, you can help reduce...

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Can you change the color of your hardwood floors?

Uh oh, you just got brand new hardwood floors installed but you hate the color or when you moved in you didn’t love them to begin with; bet you didn’t realize that you can change the color of your floors! You can even  go dark to light, light to dark, it doesn’t...

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Pros & Cons of Concrete Flooring

When most people think of concrete floors they think of unfinished basements, garages or even a warehouse. Very few people think that this would be a flooring of choice in someone’s home. However, concrete flooring is becoming a home decor trend that is on the rise...

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Pros & Cons of Bamboo Flooring

Let’s talk bamboo flooring. It sounds exotic and can be intimidating if you’re not sure what bamboo is and how exactly it can be turned into flooring. It is one of the trendiest flooring options available to homeowners looking to blend the beauty of natural hardwoods...

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Why Cleaning Your Carpets Is So Important

With the Coronavirus all over the news and flu season at an all-time high, it’s important not to forget to clean your carpets. Whether it’s the flu, stomach bug or something far scarier, the clean-up process is almost as important as staying hydrated and getting...

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Best Flooring Options for your Bathroom

The Best Options for Bathroom Flooring When picking flooring for your bathroom, there’s more than just thinking about your own style. There are some important factors to consider - how does your new flooring handle water? Will it stain easily or have traction to walk...

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Matching Wall Paint to Your Hardwood Floors

While carpet is a thing of the past, it surely hasn’t gone away but hardwood floors lead the trend of home interior design style and is the desirable choice for most homeowners. Hardwood floors create a clean, sleek look that doesn’t hold on to dust and grime like...

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5 tips for keeping your floors from fading

Not all threats to your hardwood floor comes from dragging dirt, furniture and shoes throughout the house. While you might love a room flooded with natural light, tests have revealed that ultraviolet rays can take a bigger toll on wood floors than originally thought....

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Kitchen Trendzz According to Houzz

Redoing your kitchen is a big step for any homeowner. It's a significant investment of time and money. Until a kitchen remodel, you may never have thought twice about drawer pulls and backsplashes. If you're wondering what kitchen decor is on-trend for 2020, the home...

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Wondering Which Windows Will Work?

Spring remodeling season may seem far away on these chilly days. But if you're planning on having work done around your home, now is the time to start thinking about it, and lining up contractors. And if you don't want to spend another winter in a drafty house, new...

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The Best Smart Home Gadgets FROM CES 2020

Every year CES, commonly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, takes over Las Vegas and presents the newest inventions. It's the largest tech show of 2020 and features everything from cars to makeup. There are also tons of "smart" gadget to improve your home, or...

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Keeping Your Ride Looking Good!

Obviously all of us at Kruper Flooring Design know how to help you keep your home looking good. Well, now we're going to help you keep your car's interior looking good too. DIYing it is a lot cheaper than hiring a professional detailer. With all of the slush, mud, and...

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Steps to a Clutter-Free 2020

There's no better time than the new year to declutter. Whether you're getting your home ready for the spring market, or you just have too much stuff, and too little space, here are three tips to help you handle clutter. Ask Yourself 3 Questions When You Go Through...

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Terrazzo’s Popularity Continues in 2020

Terrazzo floors, invented by ancient Venetians, loved by mid-century-modern designers, fell out of favor in the 1990s. The past few years have seen it become a popular flooring material once again. Not sure what terrazzo is? Once you start looking for it, you'll see...

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Fire Building Tips

At KFD we will design and install beautiful hardwood flooring for your home. But we know that some of you love using hardwood for creating a roaring fire to curl up next to. If you never got around to earning that badge in fire building, and don't know your ash from...

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Is Heated Flooring Right for You?

Now that temperatures are dropping you may find yourself reluctant to roll out of bed in the morning and put your nice warm feet on chilly floors. You've probably heard of heated floors, also known as radiant floor heating, but maybe you don't know if they're right...

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3 Easy And Inexpensive Ways to Weather-Proof Your Home

Baby, it's cold outside! But that doesn't mean it has to be cold inside your home. December is in full swing, and temperatures have been chillier than normal for much of the month. As the mercury dips, heating bills rise. Here are some easy ways to make sure your...

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Help for Holiday Carpet Disasters

Oh no! Did your carpet suffer a disaster over the holiday? Did your favorite aunt drip candle wax on it? Or did your least favorite cousins spill his coffee? Were your kids playing around and knocked makeup onto the floor? Don't worry, we have some fixes for you. Of...

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Flooring Fun Facts

It's holiday time, and all of us here at Kruper Flooring Design wanted to share some fun with our followers. So for this week's blog, we gathered 10 little-known facts from around the web about our favorite topic...flooring! Red carpets have symbolized a pathway for...

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Let’s Get Those Floors Clean Before The Holidays!

There's only a little over a week to go before Thanksgiving! If you're hosting your entire extended family for a boisterous dinner or if it's only going to be a cozy meal, you'll want to show off your home at its best. And that starts from the bottom up. We've got...

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Using That “Carpet” of Leaves

It was late coming, but leaves are finally starting to turn, making for a spectacular color show. But of course, that means the leaves will be littering our lawns soon. And once they're on your lawn you have to pick them up and dispose of them, right? Well, not...

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We Love Dogs…But Your Floors May Not!

Fido, Sadie, Daisy or Spot, whatever the canine apple of your eye is named, they can be rough on your hardwood floors. Nails can scratch your beautiful floors, turning them into a real mess. Here are some tips to help make sure your dog doesn't damage your floor. The...

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Should You Go Gray?

If you've spent any time on home improvement sites or design blogs, you've probably seen tons of gray. It's a very popular color for walls, but also on floors. Gray can certainly be a striking choice, ideal for a bold statement in a living area.  There is also...

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Living Room Flooring Design Ideas

This time of year many homeowners are thinking of ways to spruce up their living areas before friends and relatives visit for the holidays. One big-impact upgrade is new flooring. Visitors to your home will instantly notice if you get rid of tired carpets or scratched...

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2 Bathroom Floor Trends For Your Renovation Project

When it comes to renovating your bathroom, it can be difficult to come up with a design idea that is both practical for what the room needs while also looking aesthetically pleasing. You don’t want a bathroom that looks like it came from the 70’s but you also want...

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Common Flooring Mistakes

Thinking of renovating your home with a new floor? The process is long and complex, with lots of opportunities for mistakes. But when you have a professional, the end result can look amazing.  For many people who try to renovate their floor, they end up making costly...

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The Top 2020 Trends for Kitchen Flooring

Finding the right flooring itself is a tough job, and the kitchen is the most difficult place. That’s because your kitchen gets a lot of foot traffic and needs the most TLC out of any room in the house.  When you’re looking for a kitchen floor, you need to consider...

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3 Carpet Trends For a 21st Century Home

The world of carpet is evolving. While many trends come and go, we have 3 here to share with you that we believe belong in a 21st century home. These carpet trends and styles represent what those in the millennial generation are buying and valuing in their homes. So...

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3 Environmentally Friendly Floors

Climate change is real, and it’s coming fast. We see it in today’s weather and with massive deforestation happening today. Unfortunately, the flooring industry has a large carbon footprint, but there are ways we can mitigate that.  So let’s jump into our tips for...

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3 Affordable Alternatives to Solid Hardwood

Planning for your home renovation project? If you’re considering getting a hardwood floor, you might be disappointed at how expensive they can be. Hardwood has its benefits. It can last over a hundred years, it’s very sturdy, can handle a lot of wear and tear,...

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4 Tips on Keeping Your Floor in Good Shape

Many people don’t know how to take care of their floors. They usually don’t care for it and end up having to replace their floor sooner than anticipated because it developed a lot of stains, or even mold.  Knowing how to take care of your floor requires a little bit...

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How to Find the Perfect Rug

How to Find the Perfect Rug

Finding the right area rug for your room is one of the most important decisions you make for your home’s interior design. A well designed room is filled with lots of different pieces of furniture, each with their own personality; they need something like an area rug...

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