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Using Your Fifth Wall as Inspiration

There are so many architectural details to consider when designing or updating your home. You know what you want overall, but how do you pull it all together? There may be some looks you’ve seen and been inspired by that are along the lines of what you want in the...

4 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Flooring If You Have Children

We mention how multi-leveled choosing your flooring can be between the pricing, the style, the design, the type; the possibilities are somewhat endless. Add to that a layer of concern when it comes to your children, and it can become nearly impossible to choose the...

Protecting Your Wood from Holiday Decorations

It’s a very festive season, and it’s almost coming to an end. The decorations that have been hung, placed, or tacked on to walls will show the potential damage they have done after they come down. Keep your walls and floors protected following our tips so that it...

Selecting the Right Flooring Company for You

You’ve made a decision: you’re finally going to upgrade the flooring in your home, and now you’re going to spend some time researching the perfect look for your space. Design is only a part of the overall project, of course. Selecting the right company to lay the...

Five Ways to Give Your Floors Character

  Whether they’re dark, light, wide plank or narrow, wood floors are a beautiful update to any room or home, offering modern and classic style in one. Installing wood floors is a big step if you’re transitioning from carpet or tile, and isn’t limited to one room or...

5 Ways to Design the Perfect Breakfast Nook

A cozy and inviting breakfast nook is a welcome addition to any kitchen! Many kitchens have them built-in since it enjoyable to have a spot for casual dining or a relaxing cup of coffee with the newspaper in the morning. It is easy to add a breakfast nook to a kitchen...

Keeping The Carpet Safe For Thanksgiving

You’ve made the decision to change your flooring just in time for the holidays! We’re so grateful for clients such as yourself, and thankful you thought we were the best flooring company to put in your carpeting. We want your carpet to stay beautiful for as long as...

Making Wood and Tile Work Together

Adding flooring to your home doesn’t always mean replacing an entire home’s worth. Sometimes you have to update one room while another room remains with the original flooring. The contrast can be quite beautiful and increase your home’s value if done well. Keep in...

Tips On Moving Heavy Furniture

Before the holidays, many of us go through a ‘nesting’ phase. A fresh coat of paint on the walls, new flooring, or new furniture. Maybe a few changes in a room by moving furniture, adding, or taking out furniture is also in your plans. Don’t scratch up those beautiful...

Flooring Ideas For Your Dining Room

Halloween is over, and we’re now in full holiday mode. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and that dining room that you’ve been using as a place to store things, or for the kids to play in is soon going to be used to host your family. It’s time to start...

Bringing The Fall Indoors

The leaves are changing color and everything is pumpkin spiced; fall is here! A change in seasons can be a great inspiration for refreshing your home décor, both inside and out. Outdoor spaces like an entryway can be refreshed with a seasonal wreath. Speaking of the...

Buying Flooring Online vs In-Store

Life’s gotten pretty cushy in the last few years. Thirty years ago, you had to get up and change a channel manually, you had to dial manually, you had to get in your car and go to wherever you wanted to buy something from, and if you wanted to talk to a friend or a...

Best Flooring Options For Your Small Business

Northern Virginia is very low on commercial real estate, so if you find a space to create your brick and mortar business, it’s important to make it shine both on the outside and on the inside. Curb appeal is quite important depending on what kind of business you have...

Replacing Flooring Before The Holidays

No one wants to think about the holidays right now, but it’s really just around the corner! Halloween is closing in on us ,and less than a month from that is Thanksgiving, and only a month from that is Christmas, Before you know it, the year is over!  Before the...

Kitchen Trends That Are Instant Classics

There are many exciting new trends that are coming through for the end of this year and into the beginning of the next. There are some that are wildly short-lived (leather cabinets, anyone?) and some that are so beautiful, they’re clear to be long-lived classics. At...

Bathroom Flooring-Thinking Outside the Tile

When you think of a bathroom floor, it’s hard to imagine one without tile. Tile flooring have been the go-to covering for as long as indoor plumbing has been around and for good reason. Tile is water resistant and easy to care for making it the perfect choice for...

What Will Be In (and OUT) In Future Design Trends

We still have a few months left in the year (it feels like it just began, doesn’t it?) Hard to believe, but there will be new trends unfolding in the next few months. The trends themselves seem pretty solid, but there are a few surprising additions. Our highly...

Best Flooring Ideas for High-rise Homes and Condos

If you’ve looked around the Northern Virginia area lately, you see lots and lots of new buildings and condos going up nearly every day! There are new townhomes and buildings dotting the landscape all over the interior of the loop, and it doesn’t look as though it’s...

Flooring For Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are all the rage right now. With so many people wanting a more transient life that’s more sustainable, we’re seeing more and more of these. Everything about a tiny house must be rethought, and restructured, including the floors.  So, what are the best...

Bring The Beach Home All Year Long!

August is otherwise known as Beach Season! Being that we’re in the thick of August, the beach seems like a natural part of the season. What do you do when the season changes, but you’re not ready to break up with the beach? Bring the beach style décor into your home...

Understanding Hardwood Flooring Cut Types

Hardwood flooring may seem to be a ‘seen one, seen them all’ kind, but in reality, the myriad of choices goes beyond width and stain options. Sure, you can choose to go with wide plank, or narrow; any shade between black and white, and of course there’s different...

Creating the Perfect Space For The Last Days of Summer

Can you believe we’re in August? It feels like summer is slipping between our fingers, just when we were getting comfortable with the lazier part of the season. Swim season is over and many of us are planning our beach vacations. It’s the perfect time to create a...

Biggest Trends For Bathroom Flooring

Here we are, over half the year is over, and clear trends have finally made themselves apparent. 2016 and beyond is proving to be a time when many are making bold, artistic expressions in the bathroom, and why not? It’s an area of the home that isn’t seen often, but...

Design Your Home with White Wood Floors

White wood floors are ideal for creating a neutral palette, and matches with basically anything. For some, it serves a functional and aesthetic purpose to make the room feel bigger and brighter. If you haven’t already considered white wood floors, here are some...

Home Design Inspiration

  Decorating can be a lot of fun with a newly remodeled or updated space. You’ve taken the time to choose the right flooring, and painstakingly chosen the right tone for the room. It’s time to add your personal touches to truly bring all of your home together. Here...

Can’t Pick Just One? Mixed Wood Flooring Styles

Selecting the right design for your space or for your entire home can occasionally be a challenge when you like more than one type of flooring. Some rooms look amazing with dark floors, while others look incredible with light floors, but maybe you like traditional...

Summertime Hardwood Flooring Tips

Isn’t it nice, the warmth of the sunshine, the splash of the pool, the smell of a barbecue? It’s summertime and summer in Virginia is more than just sweltering heat; there’s a lot more moisture in the air, and that can be a beast on your hardwood floors.  Wood is a...

Updating and Upgrading an Indoor/Outdoor Space

Summer is here, as is the wacky weather; one day it’s searing hot, the next day it’s flash floods. Welcome to Northern Virginia! The impossible-to-predict weather makes many homeowners decide to build an all-season’s room, or sunroom, or an enclosed back porch instead...

Converting a Kid’s Basement Into A Space For Adults

When the kids are growing up, many times, the basement is used as a children’s space. Bright, colorful walls, carpeting, and toys make it a great space to divide the adults from the children and give them a place to grow and play. But after the years have passed, and...

Top Home Trends for Summer 2016

Summertime is a truly inspiring time; after all of that spring cleaning,  you may be ready for a big (or small) change! Here are the trends we’ve seen in homes in the Northern Virginia area, and from professionals in the home industry.   Kitchens   We’ve seen a lot of...

Linoleum vs Vinyl: The Comparison

In the search for the perfect flooring for your space, it can become a little overwhelming with the myriad of choices. Now that Linoleum and Vinyl flooring have brought their products to the same level of style, form, and fashion as its more stylish counterparts, it’s...

Playing With Patterned Flooring

Decorating with patterns is not so difficult to do when we’re talking about pillows, throws, or other home décor, but do you feel brave enough to decorate with patterns on your floors? You would be surprised how much interest patterns can add to a room, even make a...

Keeping Your Carpets Clean During A Memorial Day Barbecue!

Memorial Day has acquired a few different meanings over the years. Of course, it’s a time to reflect on those who’ve given their life to protect our country. To be grateful for those who’ve served and continue to serve; we are eternally grateful. It’s also a time to...

Advantages of Wood-Looking Tile Over Natural Wood Floors

Due to the myriad of options as of late, many consumers are opting out of real hardwood floors and choosing porcelain and ceramic tile that looks like wood instead. For families that want a sophisticated look without the upkeep of hardwood, this may be a good option....

Flooring Tricks To Make Your Space Seem Bigger

Finding the perfect house is only part of your journey into making the space your home. There’s decorating, painting, and making minor changes (or major) to truly bring your personality into the space. For some, that means thinking outside the box to make the space...

Creating The Ultimate ‘Puppy Pad’

We all love our pets, don’t we? We would do anything for them, and they for us. There are arguably no more loyal pets than the family dog and giving him or her an ultimate space truly makes them feel at home and as part of the family. How do you incorporate your pet...

Transitioning a Formal Dining Room to a Playroom

The layout in your home may not always work for your family's needs. Today’s young families largely prefer open layouts but often own older homes with a more traditional floor plan. Your home should work for you and your lifestyle; it is hard to dedicate a room to...

Creating the Perfect Nursery

You’re expecting a baby, congratulations! A baby can change so much in your life, most of all, your living area! So much change inspires many couples to create a special area to introduce baby to the world, and for that baby to grow into. Careful space planning is...

Designing the Flooring for Your Commercial Space

Choosing flooring for your home may seem like a daunting task, however, you can choose flooring that reflects your personal style, and for what works with your family’s needs and the overall use of the space. When you’re choosing for your commercial space (retail...

Bathroom Updates You Can Do This Weekend!

We know how you are; you look at your bathrooms and know that there are things you would like to change, but who has the time or the money? What if we told you you could easily upgrade your bathroom in little time, for a very affordable cost, would you do it? Of...

Transitioning Home Décor: Winter into Spring

Holiday décor has gone up and come down, snowy slush has been tracked through the house by winter boots, and the cozy, warm house is starting to feel cramped. Thankfully, spring is almost here and with it comes more daylight and a sense of renewal. Home décor can be...

Creating a Kitchen For The Ultimate Chef

Everyone has a hobby, right? Your hobby happens to revolve around food, and boy, do others reap the benefits of it! You enjoy cooking, and probably enjoy cooking for others, delighting in the ooh’s and aah’s of the crowd. Trying to cook in a less than stellar kitchen...

Spring Cleaning Floors

Spring is fast approaching and you know what that means? Spring cleaning time! It shouldn’t be a difficult chore or too time consuming to clean your floors if you’ve been maintaining them properly over the winter, but it is a good idea to give them a deep cleaning now...

How To Choose The Right Floors

Hardwood floors are the largest and most noticeable part f your home, next to the walls. Granted, changing wall colors cost a whole lot less than changing the look of your floors, making the choice of how to design those floors that much more complicated. How do you...

Creating an Entryway with Flooring

The entryway of a home is the jewel of what’s to come; most modern homes have an entryway or a ‘foyer’, but older homes, and smaller homes, don’t have the luxury of that kind of space. For many who want to have that ‘grand entrance’ but don’t have the space, it...

Best Basement Flooring Options-Part Two

In our last blog, we reviewed what we think are the best flooring options for your basement. A basement can be a fickle area; most times a very useful space, and sometimes a potential disaster waiting to happen. You can minimize the damage with a very well performing...

Best Flooring For Basements-Part One

If you’ve changed your basement flooring, the recent snowstorm may have taught you a thing or two: you either made an excellent decision, or wasted your money on flooring that now has to be thrown away due to flooding.  It’s not easy on any basement, even the most...

Best Floors For Snowy Conditions

If last week’s blizzard taught us anything it’s that A.) Northern Virginia really can’t handle that much snow and B.)Neither can your flooring! Of course, most of the snow has melted by now, but it’s good to know in case we have more snow in the forecast how to...

Hardwood vs Carpet: Which Should You Choose?

You’re finally ready to change your flooring, and are confident in your decision. You know what feeling you want to evoke in your room, and are ready to make that change, but you’re stuck: should you choose hardwood or carpet? Both have their pro’s and con’s, but how...

Hot Look of Flooring 2016-Gray!

A lot has changed in design over the last 30 years, hasn’t it? Life isn’t shiny like it was in the 80’s; full of excess and indulgence, and the décor of the time reflected that. Today’s world is about appreciating the past, caring for the present to have a better...

Creating the Perfect Bar In Your Home

More and more we hear of people choosing to stay in rather than go out, and why wouldn’t they? We live in one of the most expensive areas in the country, so going out for drinks can easily cost upwards of $100 or more on just one night of boozing. Wouldn’t it be nice...

Can You Decorate As A Couple?

It's the beginning of 2016, and the promise of the new year may be bringing a new chapter to your life. Christmas is  a popular time for engagement, and for couples to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together. It's a romantic idea until the...

Feng Shui and Your Floors

The concept of Feng Shui is very simple: create a positive energy in your home to attract positivity and light. It’s a simple concept; not so simple to translate into a home, especially an established home. But, the truth is, when you invite this ideal into your...

Damaged Floors During a Move

Recently, we worked on a home whose floors had been damaged by the previous owner’s movers. It’s a tough place to be in when you’ve just purchased a home with beautiful floors (this may have even been the major factor in purchasing the home), only to find the floors...

Creating a Holiday Home For Your Holiday Party

What a wonderful time of year; the lights, the festivities, and all of the decorations, are probably our favorite parts if it all (including the sweets)! All faiths come together in this one month of celebration, and everyone celebrates with their own traditions,...

Updating or Creating a Space For Guests

As Thanksgiving has proven, the holiday season is a time to spend more quality family time, and to host out of town guests and family. It’s not an easy thing to do when you don’t have a designated space for your guests, and can become a point of contention when all...

Cozy Up Your Home With These Winter Touches!

Winter may not officially be here, but the chill is in the air, and will be for a while! It’s time to put aside the fall decorations, and make the house cozy and ready for the impending winter season.   We tend to become hibernators in the winter season, wanting to...

Giving Thanks

As a flooring company, we pride ourselves in the work that we do for our clients. We’ve brought in years of experience, combined with local pride; we thank our customers, and hope we’ve brought as much joy to them with new flooring, as they have as being our clients...

Designing Your Master Bedroom

There’s something about the colder weather that makes us want to cuddle in bed and stay there till the first flower blooms. A comfortable, warm, inviting master bedroom can seem to melt away all the stress of the day. Adversely, if you have a less than inviting master...

Designing Tips For Revamping Your Kitchen

The heart of the home is the kitchen; it seems to be the place everyone congregates no matter how big the party, it’s the first place people go when they come over, and it’s where you spend a majority of your time if time allows it. Your kitchen is the jewel of your...

Why An Interior Designer?

The idea of hiring an Interior Designer for some is one riddled with fears of being forced to buy expensive items, paying for someone who bullies you into choosing what they want you to have, and ending with a product that isn’t you.  That couldn’t be further from the...

Décor Touches To Welcome in The Autumn Season

It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of October, and snowy days are just ahead of us! If you haven’t already begun to decorate your home for the fall season, we have some suggestions for you to incorporate your flooring with the colors of the fall!   The great...

Designing Around Dark Hardwood Floors          

There’s something about rich, dark hardwood floors. The sophistication and stunning look of dark hardwood makes a lasting impression on any who walk into the room. There are so many ways to decorate with dark hardwood, giving a space both a luxurious feel and coziness...

Minor Upgrades To Get The Home of Your Dreams!

After living in your home for a while, whether it’s your dream home or not, you may start to find the things you wish you could tweak, or a look you wish you could add to your home , but feel it may be too expensive. No home is ever perfect, and if you’re measuring...

Transforming Your Teen’s Bedroom

The time has come for your teen to move away from the princess/dinosaur bedroom they’ve had since they transitioned from a crib to a bed. It’s not as easy of a transition when they want a more grown-up room; for starters, they want to have more of a voice in their...

Renovating For The Holidays

Fall is a busy time for renovations; summertime is over, the kids are back in school, and many are planning ahead to the holidays. All of those major fixes you wanted to tackle, but just didn’t want to deal with are hanging over your head now. You want to have a...

Create The Perfect Workout Space!

More and more, people are opting out of high-priced gyms and investing that money into creating a gym in-home. Many are taking current rooms that were once reserved as sitting rooms or formal dining rooms and transforming them into high quality workout areas. In new...

Are You Destroying Your Hardwood??

There’s nothing like new hardwood floors, right? The way they shine, and look so upscale; it’s truly a luxurious experience (even if you didn’t pay luxurious prices).  But, after a while you see that they lose their shine, and are quite beat up, even though you clean...

Get That Vintage Look With Our Tips!

Vintage is a big look in today’s home; the greatest draw about achieving this décor is it’s homage to a classic look with a modern twist, making it a design choice that could last a lifetime. Northern Virginia is riddled with homes built in the 1970’s; the classic...

Common Laminate Flooring Issues

We speak quite highly of laminate flooring, and we stand behind this affordable option, but there are times when issues arise (as they do with all kinds of flooring) when a client has been directed towards a cheaper variety by a competitor, or been lured by a company...

Why Choose Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

The word ‘Vinyl’ gives many the image of cheap flooring from the 70’s or 80’s with ugly patterns and even uglier seams. The vinyl flooring of today is nowhere near the kind you grew up with. Today’s vinyl flooring is actually quite luxurious with many more options...

Using Dark Floors to Brighten Your Home

Sounds counter intuitive, right? Why would you use dark floors to lighten or brighten a home? It’s not that far of a stretch if your home is feeling dull or boring.  Sometimes light floors can bring too much shine to a room and wash out all of the other pieces like...

Points To Keep In Mind When Choosing Hardwood

Hardwood floors are quite popular, and for good reason. They are both durable, and a classic look that can either update an old look or enrich a current one. Hardwood floors bring a great resale value to your home, and are easily at the top of the list of good...

The Good and The Bad of Laminate Flooring

Laminate floors are a great option for those wanting to upgrade the look and feel of their home without spending a fortune; they’re also great for those looking to turn a house around quickly, or for rental investments.  Laminate may be a great choice, but it doesn’t...

Make Your Entryway Say Wow!

Your entryway is  your first opportunity to make a good impression on your guests, and potential home buyers. Not every home has a proper foyer to make that kind of impact, however, with a little imagination, any entryway can earn that ‘wow’ factor and set the stage...

Many of us look at our entry ways and wonder how anyone can get in or out with shoes, backpacks, and sports equipment laid out just inside the door! When you don’t have a transition room it can be frustrating to keep your home looking clean. Mudrooms are great...

Best Floors To Withstand Toys

You moved into a new house; it was a fixer-upper but you were ready for the challenge! So, you paint the walls, change the floors and re-do the kitchen. Now this house is completely yours but, guess what? You’re pregnant! Baby’s born, and everyone’s happy. Now, baby...

Got A Bad Back? It Could Be Your Flooring

New floors can make a huge difference in a home-making the choice, as we’ve mentioned before, can be difficult. You know what look you want, though, and you make the choice, happy with your decision. A month goes by and your bad knee/back is really aching, and you’ve...

Bathroom Flooring Trends For 2015

Bathrooms used to be a second thought room-not much time is spent in there as is in the kitchen or living room, right? Well, think of the bathroom as the final frontier; the one room that has been overlooked for many, many years that is experiencing a surge in design,...

Bring That Rustic Look To Your Home

Some styles come and go (anyone else remember the black, gold and peach look of the 80’s?), and some are so classic, it’s hard to imagine a time without it. Rustic is a way for many to connect themselves to the past incorporated with today’s modern touches.   These...

Flooring For Seniors Aging In Place

We all want our parents to be comfortable as they age. If they can stay in their home, and we can make it happen, we do the best we can, right? In order for them to live somewhat independently, we have to make some changes to their homes. Part of the changes we have...

Factory or Site-Finish? Which Is Best For You?

As you know there are so many different types of flooring, not to mention the many different types of flooring just in hardwood! There are different sheens, shades, and finishes that must be taken into account for the look you are trying to achieve. You know you want...

Flooring Options For Your Indoor/Outdoor Room!

Northern Virginia is generally known for having long springs and summers, warm falls and short winters (this last winter would prove me wrong!) Since there weather here doesn’t really get that cold, you’ll find many have covered decks, four seasons rooms or...

Best Flooring Options For Allergy Sufferers

Allergies can be terrible this time of year, especially in Northern Virginia where it seems the trees are boundless. Seasonal allergies can become a huge hindrance for those who are mildly affected down to those who have a severe case. These people not only have to...

Our Tips on Choosing Flooring For Your Business!

Choosing flooring for a home can be a challenge, especially when you factor in your daily life needs, how the room will be used, the overall design, and whether this is a long or short term option.  Choices in flooring types can be just as dizzying; the various types...

Wide Plank Flooring-Is This Trend Right For You?

Wide plank flooring is all the rage currently if you haven’t noticed from the home makeover shows and magazine spreads.  This Old-World look makes you feel like you’re in a luxurious barn, or a pirate’s ship depending on your imagination, and is highly sought after....

Red Oak and White Oak-What’s The Difference?

Flooring is a dizzying array of choices; there are hardwood, bamboo, tile, ceramic, etc. It can be difficult to choose if you don’t already know what you want. But, if you do know what you want-say, Oak hardwood-your choice doesn’t end there! Did you know there are...

Choosing Flooring to Match the Walls

Most times when redoing a room, you go to your local hardware store and choose wall colors that best match your current mood and style. But, what if you’ve done that and now it’s time to change the floors? You want your flooring to look good in every room; after all,...

Carpet Or Hardwood In The Bedroom? You Decide!

It’s a point of contention between some couples; you want to renovate your bedroom, make it into an oasis, and you've both agreed on the direction you want the room to go in-the colors, the theme, etc-then, you get to deciding on what type of flooring you will have,...

How To Clean Slate Floors

Slate is a great and popular option for those wanting a warm, natural look and feel to their room or home. It fits with the urban look just as well with the farmhouse chic décor.  The only issue with slate however is, once it’s installed, owners scratch their heads on...

Caring for your Carpet

Many think it’s most important to care for your homes walls-paint them, add molding, etc. Many others think it’s important to consider the lawn-add shrubbery, mulch, and flowers. Both are important, we don’t disagree, but it is equally important to protect your...

Best Flooring Options For Small Spaces

In Northern Virginia, the closer to the Capitol you get, the smaller the rooms become. Houses are built smaller, and are more sectioned, giving you a feeling like the walls are closing in on you (no pun intended). Good location can sometimes trump design, so if you...

Choosing The Right Padding For Your Carpet

Choosing carpeting is a long and thought out decision. Knowing which the best colors is, patterns, and type is crucial to the life of your carpet. For that expensive of an investment that is seen by everyone who enters your doors, you want your choice to be the best....

Myths and Facts about Hardwood

Hardwood flooring is very popular, with new types and techniques popping up constantly. It’s amazing some of the information out there about hardwood that’s just plain false; and you as the consumer who trusts your flooring company get caught in the middle. What to...

Choosing The Best Flooring For Your Dream Kitchen!

Kitchen remodels are just as much about the flooring you choose as the countertops you want. The floor ties together the look and style of your dream kitchen more so than the cabinets or lighting. Choose the kind of floors that will evoke the overall theme you want....

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