The economy may be keeping a lid on spending, but when it comes to flooring, it’s driving trends. That’s because today’s cost-conscious consumer is more demanding of value than ever.
There’s definitely been a shift from spending to savings. But that doesn’t mean consumers aren’t buying flooring: it means they’re looking for value and comfort. They might not be moving up right now, but they’re still into feathering the nest.
Pollution from power plants and factories contribute greatly to the cause of pollution. However, these are not the only contributing factors to pollution. Houses are also a contributing factor to pollution. But homeowners can efficiently reduce the output of pollution of their homes. Now adapting a green lifestyle is more readily available than ever before, and single-handily one of the most effective ways to protect our environment. Residents can leave their green footprint on the world by reducing the amount of energy usage with these eco-friendly products. Read More
Every day you look at your floors and say to yourself, “Time to change the flooring”. And you put it on your project list and start your research. Flooring can be expensive so choose yours wisely. Some of the things to think about when choosing your flooring:
Every year trends in design change. It’s important to select a design idea that is as timeless as possible. Here are some of our favorite flooring trends for 2019.
The first major trend that has been the focus on design for quite a while now is using recycled materials and going green. Some of the options you can choose from are bamboo, reclaimed wood or even engineered wood. These can fit any style of home and are a timeless look. Read More
Unfortunately, if you live in a climate where it snows you may be faced with some salt on your roads or sidewalks. Although winter is beautiful, and we have a blast, the use of salt can be harsh on your wood floors. Usually brought in from your shoes which can stain and rot your floors. And, if you don’t clean the stains quickly enough, they could permanently damage wood floors. Causing you to have to replace your beautiful floors. Now Plumbtile has some great flooring such as our Wow – Briques Handmade Floor. But if you can save them first you might want to try some of our tips. Read More
You buy a new home and you have a large bathroom that needs to be updated or maybe it is time for you to remodel your existing bathroom and it is a large room. So how do you use the space to get the most from your room and budget? You might want to consider separating the tub and shower, include a beautiful double sink or even put in a bidet.
Did you know that the fastest growing flooring type is SPC or Stone Polymer Composite flooring? Most homeowners are trying to go as green as possible for their renovation options. Countertops and flooring are now being manufactured with composite materials. I know what you are thinking….every inexpensive piece of furniture that you have ever bought or put together built from composite has fallen apart and there is really no longevity. But that was in the past. Composite countertops and flooring are truly the wave of the future.
Let’s face it, hardwood flooring looks amazing, but sometimes it’s just too expensive for our own homes. A great alternative is laminated flooring. Laminate flooring goes through a laminated process of several layers. It consists of four components that contribute to its durability and makes it very affordable.
Plywood was never really an appealing material to work with. However, in recent years, many designers have adapted the material as a creative muse. Builders are also thinking of innovative ways to use it in their own designs. Rather than only being used in unfinished work spaces, or simply as subflooring for kitchen, bathroom or whole house renovation; you’ll see plywood in completed projects.
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.