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June 16, 2017

 

White Flooring For Your Home

They’re bright and airy, relaxed yet refined. They remind us of Mediterranean vacations and chic Scandinavian design. Yes, white floors are gorgeous — but are they right for your home?

White floors work with a variety of styles and create a blank canvas to allow your furnishings to shine. Whether you’re into shabby-chic, farmhouse, or even a modern industrial style — if this is what you were thinking of, white flooring can be the answer!

Wood is one of the most popular materials when it comes to an all-white flooring look, and it’s a relatively easy aesthetic to achieve if you have existing hardwoods in your home. Simply sand the floorboards and then paint them with a high-quality white paint and sealant. Additionally, if you have light colored floors, like white oak or ash, it is possible to bleach the bare boards and then add a whitewash stain.

CHECK THIS OUT: Artiquity Arctic White Oak 

You might be thinking — how will I keep my white floors clean? Like any light colored floor, white floors are difficult to keep looking pristine. However, there are ways to work around that. Opting for a white look that utilizes texture or pattern will keep you from noticing every fleck of dirt, and area rugs can work wonders in high-traffic areas. Remember, it’s just as difficult to keep light floors clean, as it is to keep extremely dark floors clean. 

If you’re not up for DIY sanding and painting, white wood flooring can also be achieved by installing engineered hardwood that has been pre-finished with white stain or paint. This can help take the guesswork out of what the finished product might look like.

CHECK THIS OUT:Performance Plus Driftscape White

Last but not least, you could forget about real wood altogether. Like the look of wood but crave the durability and affordability of tile? There are several white luxury vinyl tiles and wood-look porcelain tiles available that will achieve the white, airy vibe you are after.

Still on the fence about your white floor makeover? Talk to one of our Flooring Experts today.

 

 

 

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June 16, 2017

Style Spotlight: Herringbone Floors

From the pages of Architectural Digest, to hot restaurants, chic boutiques, and everywhere in between — herringbone patterned flooring is a stylish design choice that feels unique and high-end, without being trendy.

Herringbone patterns have been used for centuries in parquet wood floors and monochrome tiling, but have recently regained popularity with the rise of geometric pattern in design. Appropriate in both traditional and contemporary style homes, herringbone can not only add interest to a room, but also help it to appear bigger or wider.

One of the exciting things about herringbone patterned flooring, is that it can be created with just about any material. Equally stylish in wood, tile, and porcelain, there are endless ways you can customize your space. Not sure where to incorporate herringbone? We’ve selected three perfect places…

Foyer

An exciting way to make a fabulous first impression, herringbone is an elegant yet unexpected choice in a foyer. Whether you use hardwood that seamlessly flows with the rest of the home, or switch things up with a stunning marble — your guests will notice the warm welcome. You can even create a “tile rug” with a herringbone pattern.

CHECK THIS OUT: American Scrape Natural

Bathroom

On the floors, on the walls, or both — herringbone can transform inexpensive tile to appear extremely high-end. Plain rectangular porcelain tile suddenly feels custom when arranged in a herringbone pattern. Consider flat matte tile for a modern design, or distressed wood-look tile for a Parisian-inspired look. And for a little something extra — upgrade your soapbox with a herringbone marble design.

CHECK THIS OUT: Fulton LG Strip Natural 

Kitchen 

Perhaps the most popular way we see herringbone incorporated today is in the kitchen. Herringbone backsplashes are simply a no-brainer to add that little extra pop to your kitchen. But if you’re not ready to commit to an entire backsplash, consider a herringbone design behind your range. This creates an interesting focal point, without making too much of a statement. Herringbone patterned flooring is also breathtaking in the kitchen — adding warmth and dimension to the space.

Ready to reimagine your home in herringbone? Talk to one of our Flooring Experts today!

 

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