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Entryway Floor Options That Can Withstand Heavy Traffic

The foyer is the first impression your home gives to every guest who enters. It sets the stage for the rest of your home. As such, it is also one of the highest-traffic rooms in the home and subject to more moisture, dirt, and debris than any other space. With . . . Read more

High-Traffic Flooring For Busy Spaces

The flooring is the foundation for the rest of the room. It needs to be fashionable, easy-to-clean, and durable, especially in high-traffic areas throughout the home. Whether you are laying new floors in a single room or updating the flooring throughout the home, choosing the right product is a crucial . . . Read more

Cork vs. Bamboo Flooring: What’s Better for Your Project?

Cork and bamboo are both intriguing flooring options that offer an alternative to traditional hardwood. If you’re considering new flooring for your home, these are both eco-friendly options that can help you maintain a home that’s a little lighter on the earth. Learn more about the pros and cons of . . . Read more

3 Ways to Test Your Flooring Samples

Choosing a new floor for your home can be an exciting experience, but actually committing can be a bit nerve wracking. It is a great idea to test flooring samples – several of them – before settling on the one. Engaging with your flooring samples while you’re at home will . . . Read more

What is Engineered Bamboo Flooring?

A very similar product to engineered hardwood flooring, engineered bamboo floors are made up of a bamboo top layer laminated to multiple layers of fiberboard. All layers are then bound to a backing layer. This type of flooring is suitable for homeowners looking for versatility and functionality when it comes to . . . Read more

The Bamboo Floor

The choice of a bamboo floor is quickly gaining popularity for both commercial and household use, especially in North America. Stronger and denser than many hardwood floors, a bamboo floor is highly resistant to moisture. It has been discovered as a brilliant alternative to traditional hardwood flooring. A bamboo floor . . . Read more

Types of Bamboo Flooring

When trying to decide on the appropriate type of bamboo floors for your home, there’s more to consider than just the pros and cons of bamboo flooring. Learning about the various grain types, installation types, and color and texture types will help with the decision making process. Each grain, color, . . . Read more