5 Tips for After Flooring Installation

Unlike carpet, hardwood won’t stain, keep dirt and dust, or give you allergies. It is easy to maintain and clean but if you don’t know the right way to do it, you can ruin your new and beautiful hardwood floors. Care for your hardwood flooring shouldn’t stop once the flooring project is finished. You should take into consideration these 5 suggestions for after the floors are installed: Use felt pads underneath furniture. Use area rugs and runners for high traffic areas. […]

5 Tips During Flooring Installation

You have purchased your materials, now you are ready to put down your new floors. In order to have a successful installation here is some useful information to consider: Remove existing floors and level your subfloor. Use correct transitions for your floors. Leave expansion gaps where needed. Mix planks from different boxes. Choose the right direction for your flooring.   1. Remove existing floors (carpet, vinyl, hardwood and laminate) and prep the sub-floor for installation.   The first step in […]

5 Tips Before Flooring Installation

  Since flooring is one of the most important features of a beautiful home, it is important that they are installed properly.  Below are a few suggestions to help ensure the success of that installation.   Find the right floor installer. Purchase all materials needed. Keep your new wood floors planks inside for 48 to 72 hours prior to installation. Keep AC/Heat on for at least 2 weeks prior to your installation. Prep the installation area.    1. Finding the right flooring […]

How much is really going to cost me to get hardwood floors? Part 2 – Labor

In the previous post we talked about the costs of materials needed for your new floor. You just purchased your hardwood, underlayment, quarter round and wood transitions, now it’s time to add the labor cost to the final cost of the project. The cost for labor can include additional charges you might not think about. You would hear the installation company charges $2/sq ft for laminate install, so you multiply your square footage with 2 and get the labor cost. […]

How much is really going to cost me to get hardwood floors? Part 1 – Materials

If you decide to install new flooring in your house, whether it is one room or the entire house, you should know all the costs involved in the process. The initial, and most expensive, cost is purchasing the floor product. The second major cost for you is the labor to get your floors installed. The labor cost can sometimes surpass the price of the hardwood floor. Besides these two obvious costs, you are going to have some extra costs depending on […]

Pros and Cons of Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood floors are beautiful, timeless, and modern. Yet every type of floor has benefits and drawbacks. Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of colors, shades, and sizes. You can chose an already finished hardwood floor product or go with an unfinished one. For unfinished hardwood there is the option of choosing the stain color that fits your needs, while the prefinished hardwood has the advantage of being final once the installation is finished. Just like any other product, hardwood […]

Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons

Laminate flooring is something of a hot topic in the homeowner community. The question is to use or not to use laminate? Like many other things, the answer is complicated and not so straightforward. For those not in the know, laminate flooring is flooring which reproduces the look and feel of natural materials such as wood or stone. To those who appreciate laminate flooring, it is sometimes referred to as “reproduction flooring”, while those who are less than appreciative often […]

Flooring trends in Atlanta area

We discussed in a different article about the trends in the flooring industry nationwide, as well as the people’s behavior when getting new flooring installed. In this article we are going to discuss some of the trends in the Metro Atlanta area.  These are based on our experience and projects we have done or are in the works. Between 2004-2007 when the housing market was booming and houses were practically built overnight, a very common flooring product was engineered hardwood […]

What are the most common types of flooring people install?

In this post we are going to show you different options you have when purchasing a new floor product. We will also discuss some of the advantages of each of the presented products.  1. We will start with solid hardwood (people like to call it real hardwood). As the name shows, the solid hardwood flooring is a real wood product, made out of timber, and  has the same composition throughout the entire board. The advantages of solid hardwood are unlimited, […]

What are the trends in the flooring industry?

The decision to change your floors can be based on different reasons, from the beautiful look of hardwood flooring or the resistance to scratches of the laminate flooring, to the softness of the carpet under you feet. Other people decide the type of flooring they purchase based on trends going on at the time. In this article, we are going to try to enumerate some of the trends in the flooring industry during the last decades and help you understand more […]