Archive for April, 2017

Five Advantages of Laminate Flooring

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So you are finally ready to update the flooring in your home. While new flooring can transform spaces, comparing flooring to determine what is best suited for your home can be a pain. If you’re interested in flooring that’s attractive yet affordable; laminate flooring may be a great option for you. Here are five reasons why.

  1. Super durable

Perhaps the greatest feature of laminate flooring is its durability. Laminate has a tough exterior, with a resin coating making it resistant to scratches and heavy impact. When compared to vinyl, hardwood and other types of flooring, laminate lasts much longer. The surface makes it ideal for homes that experience a lot of traffic such as households with children and pets.

Also, many manufacturers offer an extended warranty on laminate flooring products that provides protection against water damage, stains and fading.

  1. Style and Versatility

Laminate flooring can simulate the look of your favorite types of flooring including hardwood, stone and a plethora of other finishes. Laminate tiles are available in many different colors, plank styles and thickness. The variety of hues and patterns allows homeowners to match the room style to they’re floors.

Laminate floor products are extremely easy to install. They can be installed over pre-existing sub floors as well uninstalled when it’s time for an update. In addition, laminate floors don’t require adhesive. The simple installation process saves both time and money.

  1. Affordable Pricing

Laminate floor products are inexpensive, especially when compared to hardwood and stone flooring products. There is laminate flooring available for every price range. Although, laminate is cheap it doesn’t fall short of quality. When you take into consideration the longevity of laminate floor it is the best economical choice.

  1. Easy maintenance

Forget about the expensive cleaning products and services. Laminate floors are easy to maintain. They can be cleaned with a simple cleaning solution and standard cleaning products available on the market today.

  1. Environmentally friendly

Since laminate floors are derived from wood by wood products which means that it doesn’t use harvested or endangered tree species. Unlike other types of flooring, laminate does not trap dust particles and other allergens.

Carpet or Hardwood For Bedrooms?

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Are you building a new home, a first time or move up buyer, or simply renovating your current home? The bedroom is your personal oasis and should reflect your style and taste. Often, we are guilty of choosing the perfect paint color, bed, bedding and furniture, but overlook flooring. Technically, choosing your flooring should be one of the first choices you should make. Think of the process as building from the ground up.

In your bedroom, the first thing your feet touch in the morning is the floor, and the last thing they touch in the evening. Floor choices will depend on design, taste and individual life style. Think about your daily life, do you only use the bedroom for sleep, or do you spend a lot of time in your bedroom? Do you have small children? Do you have pets? Do you take meals in the bedroom?

• Carpet – Carpet is still very popular for bedroom flooring. Carpet is soft and cozy with many styles, designs and colors. The choice of carpet padding affects the softness under your feet, while insulating and keeping your feet warm. Carpet is also an excellent choice for sound proofing, especially if the bedroom is upstairs. Some drawbacks for carpet are they get dirty quickly, hold dirt/dander and require frequent cleaning. Carpet is also less expensive than hardwoods, but not as durable and must be replaced periodically.

• Hardwood – Hardwood is a popular choice for it’s inherent beauty and style. Hardwood offers many choices based on type, design and color whether traditional, pre-finished or distressed looking hardwood. To soften the look and feel of the bedroom, placing an area rug in the bedroom is always an option. This allows you to add an additional design element of color, texture and defines the space especially for a large bedroom. Some drawbacks of hardwood floors are they scratch, offer very little padding, do not insulate and can be noisy. Something else to keep in mind is that hardwood does increase the value of the home.

Please let us know if you made the right decision for you and your home. We love to hear from you!

Placing Plants Throughout An Interior

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It is always a good idea to add plants to any interior space. Indoor plants supply interiors with improved air quality. Indoor air quality is often poor, due to inadequate circulation. The air can become stale if the doors and windows are not opened often. Have no fear, plants can easily solve this problem. This read will give you some ideas about how to place plants in specific rooms.

The kitchen is a great place to have an indoor herb garden. Fresh herbs smell amazing. They make cooking fun. There is no need to spend a fortune on fresh herbs at the grocery store. Herbs are pretty easy to maintain. They thrive in pots and simply need to be watered daily. If there is a window over the kitchen sink, this is the perfect place to add little pots of herbs. Even if you don’t cook, herbs will provide your space with clean air and a fresh smell.

Showcase larger potted plants in the living room. This space is where family gathers and entertains. Where there are higher ceilings, add some height with plants. This could be a potted tree or even bamboo stalks. Put plants in attractive planters and place them on the floor. Just make sure there is a tray under the planter if there is drainage. A tray to catch the runoff water is a necessity. Nice leafy plants look attractive in larger spaces. Smaller succulents, that don’t require lots of water or light, can be tucked into shelving or book cases.

The bedroom is at great place for a nice rosemary plant. This herb gives off an amazing relaxing smell. It also doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. Rosemary is used in linen spray and bath balms because of it’s ability to soothe the senses. Bamboo stalks can also be used in bedrooms they require little water and light. You can place stalks in any kind of planter and enjoy them as they grow!

Deciding where to place a potted plant basically can be determined by how much maintenance it requires and if the space has adequate natural light. Do the research and find a potted plant that fits the need for any room!