Our Top Flooring Trends

In an age of advancing technology, we have access to products we could have only dreamed of. Step into today’s most popular flooring trends and you’ll find everything from green based environmentally-friendly flooring to textured and waterproof flooring. With so many varieties of flooring available, you can choose one that perfectly fits your everyday lifestyle. Let’s take a look at the most current flooring trends and why they’re your next ideal floor.

Waterproof Flooring

Welcome to 2018, where waterproof flooring no longer has to be tile. Now, waterproof flooring can be anything from carpet to vinyl to laminate. All of these options vary in design and style, while protecting your floors from extreme water damage. Be prepared for the next time your washing machine decides to spontaneously leak and destroy your laundry room floors with durable waterproof flooring.

Environmentally Friendly Flooring

One trend that has become more important to homeowners in recent years is environmentally friendly and responsible flooring. Today, many homeowners want to know if the materials used for their flooring meet the requirements of being natural, recyclable, renewable and perhaps even home-grown. Bamboo, cork, linoleum, glass tiles, concrete, wool carpeting, leather, rubber, and reclaimed hardwood are all eco-friendly flooring solutions you may be interested in for your next flooring option.

Textured Flooring

Textured flooring is changing things up a bit by mimicking classic hardwood with wire brushed, hand scraped, and fully distressed floor styles. Whether you’re feeling smooth, rippled, grainy or velvety, a textured floor has the power to invigorate, calm, energize or comfort you. These flooring options can come in wood, laminate and a variety of other options.

Wood-look Flooring

While wood-look floors aren’t anything new to 2018, more and more manufacturers are offering wood-look flooring for laminate, vinyl, and ceramic tile. Wood-look flooring has actually been one of the top flooring trends for 2 years in a row now, allowing you to acquire the same elegant look with wood-look flooring, but at a fraction of the price!

What’s your favorite flooring trend?

How to Remove Summer Stains From Your Floors

As summer has officially begun, it’s time to prepare for all the tough stains that come with it; ketchup and mustard at the family barbeque, grass stains from soccer, and fresh picked berry stains. As the family brings more of the outdoors inside this summer, the key to keeping your floors stain free is to act as quickly as possible. Stains can happen anywhere and at any time, but with these floor cleaning tips, we’ll make sure they’re only temporary.

Ketchup and Mustard

Sometimes the barbecue doesn’t always stay outside and you’re left with those red and yellow stains on your carpet. If you think that they’ll never come out, think again!

Begin by scraping or blotting up the excess spill. Using a damp towel, apply detergent solution and leave on for three to five minutes. Proceed to blot (don’t rub) the stain. Apply undiluted white vinegar using a damp towel and finish off strong by blotting with a weighted pad of paper towels. Just like that, your carpets have bounced back from that rowdy barbeque!

Grass Stains

Summer means fresh cut grass and running around barefoot, and when your kids leave little green footprints on your carpet, don’t worry, we have you covered.

Begin by applying a dry cleaning solvent onto a damp towel, proceed to blot (don’t rub) the stained area. Repeat solvent application once more, making sure to apply the solvent onto the damp towel first. Apply water to the stains using a damp towel and finish by blotting the stains with a weighted pad of paper towels. Grass stains be gone!

Berries

There’s nothing more enjoyable than a beautiful summer day spent berry picking. Red and blue are great colors for the Fourth of July, but there’s nothing worse than bright red and blue berry stains on your floors.

To remove stains, begin by scraping or blotting up the excess spill and then apply detergent solution onto a damp towel. Blot the towel (don’t rub). Apply white vinegar (undiluted) to a damp towel, then blot (don’t rub) onto the stain. Finish up by applying water with a damp sponge, and then blot with a weighted pad of paper towels.

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