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Taking Another Look At Laminate

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Meredith

It’s time to take another look at laminate.

How many of you grew up in a home with a laminate countertop in the kitchen? I did. Of course, I didn’t know it was laminate at the time, but I remember the smooth white with gold flecks underneath my hands as my mother and I kneaded cookie dough. I also remember my mom complaining when it chipped.

Let’s get one thing straightened up right now: today’s laminate flooring is NOT the same as the retro Formica countertops of yore. It’s harder. It’s better. It’s stronger. It’s thicker. The laminate floors of 2015 are versatile, beautiful, durable, and, best of all, budget friendly! Not convinced yet? Here are some of laminate wood flooring’s best features:

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Flooring Trends 2015

Posted on February 9, 2015 by Meredith

Oh, February. The weather outside is frightful and the prospect of spring, while delightful, is still just out of reach. This time of year a little pick-me-up is invaluable. In the wise, wise words of Miss Donna Meagle:



Now, I think it’s fair to assume you, dear readers, are a style-savvy bunch, with an eye for quality, price, and aesthetic. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the hottest style trends that have emerged so far in 2015:

  • Dark Flooring

Don’t fear the darkness, friends. Adding a dark floor as a neutral accent color in place of the everyday beige or tan takes an interior design plan to the next level! There’s a dark floor to suit everyone’s needs and tastes: The Supreme Elite Freedom Gold Madison Avenue Waterproof  Loose Lay Vinyl Plank offers authentic wood grain pattern atop rich black coloration, while the Mohawk Brookdale Cabin 5″ Hickory Chocolate Hardwood is as luscious as the confection it’s named for!

  • Grey Flooring

Whether you prefer the American spelling (with an -a) or the British spelling (with an –e),make 2015 the year you bring the silver lining into your home! Gray doesn’t have to mean drab or staid; gray can bring effortless class and comfort, making a quiet statement as pleasant as a cup of Earl…who? You guessed it, Earl Grey! From the smokiest charcoal to the palest platinum, options abound. Love laminate? Have a look at the Supreme Click Landmark Series Random Width Gray Dawn Hickory. Wild for waterproof? The Supreme Elite Freedom Gold Series Desert Mesa Loose Lay Vinyl Plank can handle all your moisture demands, and features the easiest installation on the market today.

  • Rustic Flooring

Much like crop tops, overalls, and Missy Elliot, everything old is new and fabulous again! Not that Missy Elliot ever stopped being fabulous, but I digress. There’s an undeniable, enduring beauty to reclaimed wood. Thanks to modern technology, though, you don’t have to use wood to get that classic look! The Natural Elegance Elite Austin Hickory Click Together Vinyl Plank and the Supreme Click Elite Indian Cypress Hand Scraped Vinyl Plank are both waterproof, while the Kronoswiss Noblesse Rovere Historic Oak Laminate comes with free premium moisture barrier underlayment! There’s even porcelain tile that features a beautiful, trendy rustic wood look. Check out the Urban Wood Glazed Walnut and see for yourself.

Want more ideas from Floors To Your Home? Check out our Pinterest, shoot us an email, or call us today!

 
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It’s Tax Season!

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Meredith

According to one of America’s foremost scholars and statesmen, “Nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” Thanks, Benjamin Franklin. You’re a beauty, but the fact remains: NO ONE LIKES PAYING TAXES.

The only good thing about tax season? The prospect of a juicy, juicy refund. Having a little bit of extra cash is never a bad thing. Taking your hard-earned refund further by getting a great deal on a great product? EVEN BETTER!



Floors To Your Home now offers special financing, with no interest if your balance is fully paid within six months of your purchase. There’s never been a better time to apply for a Floors To Your Home line of credit courtesy of our friends at Synchrony. Once you’re approved, you’ll receive an account number, and then you’re ready to call our flooring experts and place your order. Got questions? Call or chat with our customer service experts today at 1-800-804-5251 to learn more about finding the finance option that’s right for you. Leery of making an online purchase with your credit card? We accept payment via PayPal – fast, secure, convenient! PayPal also features a Bill Me Later option for even more versatility.

At Floors To Your Home, we take a lot of pride in our amazing low discount prices. We’re working people just like you and we understand how important it is to take your money further. Pennies add up to dollars, friends, and thrifty is nifty! What better time to buy a new floor than during tax season? Take advantage of our incredible prices on hardwood, laminate, waterproof vinyl, porcelain & ceramic tile, and even carpet tiles, and watch your money go that extra mile.
 
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Porcelain vs. Ceramic: Talkin’ About Tiles!

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Meredith

Here’s a little fact some of you lovely readers may not be aware of: porcelain is ceramic.

Mind. Blown.
Mind. Blown.


Shocking, I know. Porcelain is a member of the larger, more general family of products called ceramic. Why is there such a to-do about the distinction between the two, then? One word, friends. One simple word:

Marketing.

Of course, some differences remain, and I’m here to walk you through them. Easy peasy, right? Right! Let’s get into it.

Density: Since porcelain clays contain more density than ceramic tiles, porcelain is a denser material.

Durability: Despite its more delicate-sounding name, porcelain is the tougher of the two.

Price: As a rule, ceramic tiles are cheaper than porcelain.

PEI Rating: The PEI Rating represents hardness and how much traffic a tile is suitable for. Porcelain tile tends to have a higher PEI Rating, making it suitable for higher levels of foot traffic, even up to heavy commercial use!

Cutting Ease: Due to its lower density, ceramic cuts easier than porcelain.

Location: As with all floors, it’s all about location, location, location! Is your tile going outside? If so, you need a tile that will withstand winter weather without cracking. A frost-resistant tile is essential.

Ceramic can’t be used outside, so if you’ve got your heart set on a fabulous garden mosaic to accent your prize-winning hydrangeas, you’re going to want a porcelain tile.

Regardless of which type of tile you choose, there are a few common factors to keep in mind. For all tile floors, the Coefficient of Friction rating is important. This rating conveys how much traction a floor has under either wet or dry condition. Ever gone sliding across a bathroom floor fearing for life, limb, and personal safety? Then you understand why this matters. Anti-slip coatings are available commercially, but always examine your tile floor’s specifications and consult an expert before applying one.

For commercial settings, complying with government safety standards is building priority number 1. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to provide accessibility for differently abled individuals, and so having a floor that satisfies these requirements is essential.

Have questions about porcelain, ceramic, or finding the best tile for your home? Our flooring experts are standing by to answer your questions and make sure you get the floor of your dreams at a price you love!
 
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Meredith Foster is a content writer at Floors To Your Home. Away from the office she’s a published author, hockey fan, music lover, and mom to a vampire-fanged rescue cat.
 
 
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New Floor, New Room!

Posted on January 6, 2015 by Meredith

Here at Floors To Your Home, we love our customers! They form the backbone of our business and we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. We value an open line of communication with our customers; it absolutely makes our day to hear from them.

With that in mind, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank Ralph Bumpus. He was nice enough to leave us a review (we love reviews almost as much as we love our customers), and even sent us a great set of before and after pictures. In Ralph’s own words:

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