Flooring Choices:The Good and The Bad

Renovating your home is always stressful with budgets, material costs, time and labor, dealing with contractors it can all become overwhelming. But it is never a bad idea to make improvements and one of the improvements that will show immediate results is flooring.

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Your Personal Oasis: Choose your flooring wisely

Your master bedroom is your personal oasis, the type of floor you choose for this oasis will set the look and mood for that oasis. Wall-to-wall carpeting, hardwood flooring, tile, laminate or even concrete will depend on what you want you, the size, layout, the climate, and budget for your room.

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Finished Basement: Get it right the first time!

I love a basement, in every home I have bought or rented I have looked for a basement. If it wasn’t finished I mentally tallied up the cost it would take to finish it. What kind of flooring I could put there, the lighting, furniture and built-ins I can add. But finishing a basement or taking a portion and finishing it can be costly if not done correctly the first time.

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Selecting Outdoor Kitchen Flooring

When you’re shooting high for a luxury outdoor kitchen, don’t forget to look down first — any stylish, long-lasting, comfortable outdoor room must start with an appropriate floor. Here are some factors to consider when selecting the right flooring material for your outdoor kitchen:

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Green Kitchen Updates

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s also the resident energy hog. Plus, your kitchen contributes its share of indoor air pollution through cooking fumes and gases from flooring, paints and countertops.

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What is the best flooring for your commercial space?

There is a huge difference between a commercial space and your home, your business flooring has a higher volume of traffic. For this reason alone using tiles are a better choice. When you see shops, office suites or restaurants use wood, carpet, vinyl or laminate for their flooring they are aware that portions of the flooring will need to be replaced after years of use.

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Porcelain vs Ceramic: Do you know which is best to use?

When you look at tile most people don’t know the different benefits between porcelain and ceramic just that they are similar but the price can be significant.

The clay used in manufacturing are different, as well as, the temperatures used to bake them. One of the biggest difference is how much water they absorb, this can be very important when selecting which one to install and where. Porcelain absorbs less than 0.5% and ceramic 1 – 3% water.

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Warm Bedroom Color Schemes

A mix of warm colors on you walls and flooring can turn any bedroom into a cozy retreat that can wrap you in comfort as you settle into bed at the end of a long day. Such colors can help take the chill off north- or east-facing rooms, and they’re good choices in rooms with small windows or no windows.

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Buying Guide for Flooring

Floors impact your life. Whether you’re doing yoga in the den, hosting a dinner party in the dining room, or entertaining the neighborhood kids in your kitchen, you need a surface underfoot that’s comfortable and durable. Since the floor is usually the largest surface in a room, it lays the foundation for the entire look of the space—color, style, texture, and pattern. And a new floor can be a big investment, so you want a surface that will last for years. Your floor choice is about balancing your needs with your style. Here are some considerations to help you pick.

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Beadboard Bathroom Design

Beadboard bathroom designs are most common in cottage-style bathrooms, but this casually elegant design can work well in a wide selection of bathroom styles. Traditional cottages often use the most familiar style of beadboard, which features thin, vertical white panels. Newer styles are available in an almost limitless selection of materials, colors and finishes, ensuring that with a little research, you’ll likely have no trouble finding the right type of beadboard for your bathroom design.

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