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How to Avoid Repeat Patterns in Flooring

A patterned floor gives a room more visual interest than a wide expanse of uniform color. But if the pattern repeats too obviously, the effect quickly becomes cluttered and unprofessional. The wider the variety in the floor’s pattern, the better the overall look. Here’s what you need to know to . . . Read more

Snap Lock Flooring Tips for Pros

Snap Lock Flooring Tips for Pros Snap lock flooring is a common choice for residential and commercial spaces where a combination of cost-effective, durable, and stylish materials is required. While many people believe snap lock flooring is easy to install, it’s a job that still requires professional installation in most . . . Read more

Avoiding Failures in Healthcare Environments

Healthcare environments, whether they’re emergency units, clinics or doctor’s offices are unique spaces. Juggling the needs of patients, medical providers and other staff members when it comes to design can be particularly challenging. One big part of creating an optimal healthcare space is installing the right type of flooring. Use . . . Read more

Flooring Transition from the Kitchen to the Living Room

The living room and the kitchen are two of the most-used rooms in the home but their needs are very different, which often results in two different flooring types in these spaces. Keep the look between the two rooms smooth and safe by ensuring that there are proper floor transitions . . . Read more

How to Soundproof Your Hardwood Floors

Jasper Hardwood – Wire Brushed European French Oak Collection / SKU: 10094367 Hardwood floors are a popular choice for many homeowners because of their classic beauty and excellent durability. Despite all their benefits, the main downside to hardwood floors is that they don’t absorb sound very well. Even if your . . . Read more

Pavers vs. Concrete: What’s the Difference?

Are you planning on sprucing up your driveway, walkway, or patio? If so, you’ll likely consider two very different but very popular materials: pavers and concrete. While they’re the most common options for renovations of this type, each has unique pros and cons worth considering. Use this guide to figure . . . Read more

Renovation Gone Wrong: When to Hire A Contractor

Renovation projects and upgrades are often on the minds of new homebuyers and settled homeowners alike. While consulting a professional is always the safest option, many people try to make a go of it themselves and end up deep in the throes of a remodel nightmare. Before you start pulling . . . Read more