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June 12, 2017

Choosing The Right Color Flooring For Your Home

Hardwoods or carpet? Vinyl or tile? Choosing your flooring material is hard enough — and now you have to think about color, too? 

With a plethora of options to choose from, selecting the right color flooring for your home is no easy task. Luckily, our Flooring Experts know a thing or two about this stuff — so we’ve rounded up our top tips to ensure you’ll love your color choice for years to come.

Embrace Your Lifestyle & Personal Style

Consider how you will primarily use the space. Movie night on the couch, or dinner parties with friends? Tug-of-war with the puppy, or tummy time with the baby?

The amount of foot traffic through the room might help steer you towards a particular color. A darker color might hide dirt slightly better than a lighter color, but go too dark and you’ll see every dust particle.

Don’t forget it’s about personal style as well. If your tastes err on the trendy side, consider bolder colors, bright whites and super darks. If you’re a bit more conservative, consider sticking to neutral greys or beiges.

Work With Existing Design Elements

Unless you’re starting completely from scratch, you’ll likely have some existing design elements to work around. Whether it’s colorful wallpaper, a comfy old sectional, or Grandma’s antique buffet — you’ll want your new flooring to complement what you already have. Choose tones that work together, and if you’re not sure what works, our Flooring Experts will be happy to help.

Size Up Your Room

Color can significantly alter our perception of a room's size and shape. Overall, lighter and cooler colors tend to recede, while darker and warmer colors advance. This might mean a darker room will feel smaller, however that is not always the case.

The amount of light entering the room can also play a large role, and sometimes it can be fun to embrace a small room by decorating with bold colors.

 

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May 23, 2017

 

Flooring For Your Nursery

You have assembled the diaper genie, the rocking chair is perfectly placed, and that giant stuffed giraffe is resting sweetly in the corner, but what about your nursery’s flooring?

It might not be the most exciting pregnancy purchase, but the flooring you choose now will likely stick around long past the terrible twos. Carpet, hardwoods, or not quite sure — our flooring experts have rounded up five popular choices to consider.

Carpet

Soft, comfortable, and cushy on tiny knees — carpet provides the perfect cushion to protect your little one as they start moving around. Additionally, carpet is one of the best floor coverings for indoor air quality, preventing dust and other allergens from becoming airborne. Concerned about stains? Just ask one of our Flooring Experts to select carpeting with a high level of stain resistance.

Hardwood Flooring

Classic, elegant, and easy to keep clean — wood flooring will grow with your newborn and look appropriate throughout every life stage. Wood floors are durable, but it’s important to note that they will wear with time. Especially when up against activity walkers and building blocks. Thankfully, wood can easily be refinished to look like new down the road — perhaps when they head off to college.

Bamboo Flooring

Beautiful and eco-friendly, bamboo provides a reliable, durable, and cost-effective alternative to traditional hardwoods. It is naturally scratch and insect resistant and comes in a variety of colors to fit just about any style nursery.

Cork Flooring

Anti-allergenic and anti-microbial by nature, cork is another excellent choice for a nursery. Warmer and softer than wood flooring, the cork will cushion falls and feel comfy under little feet.

Like bamboo, cork is a favorable choice for parents looking for an eco-friendly flooring solution. It’s also an excellent insulator, making it extremely energy efficient.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate offers an inexpensive alternative to hardwood flooring. Durable, fairly scratch-resistant, and easy to clean, laminate can often be an excellent choice for a nursery.

Area Rugs 

Regardless of what flooring you install, a fun and colorful area rug can add texture and softness to space — even on wall-to-wall carpeting! Consider switching out rugs depending on the seasons or your child’s ever-changing interests. Dinosaurs, Fairies, polka dots or baseballs — you simply can’t go wrong!

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