There’s something magical about a custom area rug. It can completely transform a boring space into one that feels both warm and inviting. Certain spaces in your home, like an entryway or a dining room, make a great opportunity to make a statement with an area rug’s design. You can also add custom binding to the carpet for a one-of-a-kind product.

If you have ever been shopping for an area rug you know they only come in standard sizes. As we all know, not all rooms were created equal, and not all rooms look good with a boring rectangular or circle shaped rug. This is where a custom area rug can bring a lot of value. A custom area rug can be cut into any shape and any size. If you have angled or curved wall, a custom area rug is the way to go. Before ordering be sure you have the right dimensions so that the manufacturer can cut the corner with precision.

Steps for Selecting a Custom Area Rug

  1. Step 1 – Stop by the Flowers Flooring showroom to look at the Shaw Cut-a-Rug custom area rug designs and binding
  2. Step 2 – Select the size
  3. Step 3 – Select the shape
  4. Step 4 – Order your custom area rug

Custom area rugs are unique one-of-a-kind styles. These rugs can be purchased or uniquely created by you to compliment your design and color concepts. There are so many different options to select from. At Flowers Flooring we want to make sure you are happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring or area rug. Call today to schedule your free in-home estimate (704) 445-7750 or contact us online.

Have Dirty Tile Grout?

Flowers Flooring Can Make It Like New with Tile Grout Colorant and Sealer

Stop scrubbing your dirty, dingy tile grout. Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule a free consultation and estimate for grout rejuvenation services that brings new life to your grout with grout colorant and sealer. This high performance, 100% acrylic colorant and sealer provides a fresh look or new color to exiting grout.

Before Application of Grout Colorant

After Application of Grout Colorant

“The product we use penetrates the grout to provide a lasting color and protection, “said Will Moore, Regional Sales Manager of Flowers Flooring. “The before and after photos are shocking. This process turns old, dirty grout joints into grout that looks like it was installed the day before. People who have thought about tearing out their tile due to grout discoloration have saved thousands with this process, because it makes their tile look new again.”

The grout colorant and sealer are made for both interior and exterior use. It is also ideal for showers and other intermittent wet areas. It provides excellent stain resistance and protects against mold and mildew. There is no long dry time and it is tack free in 30 minutes and can receive light traffic in 4 hours.

Click here to view the colorant COLOR CHART.

Before Application of Grout Colorant                                            After Application of Grout Colorant

Before Application of Grout Colorant

After Application of Grout Colorant

Call Flowers Flooring today (704) 445-7750 to learn more about the grout rejuvenation process and how you and turn your dirty, dingy grout into clean, like new grout joints. Visit us online at www.flowersflooring.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With warmer weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your outdoor living space in ship shape for family gatherings, entertaining and just relaxing. Flowers Flooring recommends starting with a good base such as a porcelain tile then working on the furniture, plant pots and décor.

Outdoor living space with porcelain towel

Porcelain tile for outdoor patios come in a wide variety of patterns and textures that resemble natural stone, brick, concrete, rock and even wood and look natural in an outdoor living space.  Porcelain tiles are clay-based materials, but they are fired at extremely high temperatures over 1200 degrees Celsius, so unlike ceramic tile they are very hard, durable and non-porous. This makes them resistant to scratching.

They are also resistant to UV fading. Porcelain tile is perfect for North Carolina weather conditions, as it is engineered to be frost proof. Unlike ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles are impervious to water penetration; in other words it does not absorb water and withstands outdoor conditions.

outdoor living space with porcelain tile floor

Choose a Floor for Your Outdoor Living Space

Unlike natural stone and timber, porcelain tiles are non-porous. That simply means there are no little holes for dirt and grime to get trapped in when used as the flooring for an outdoor living space.  In essence they are stain proof and require very little ongoing maintenance. This makes porcelain tile a very attractive outdoor tile, requiring an occasional sweep or clean with warm, soapy water.

Porcelain tiles come in a wide variety of finish from matte and semi-polished to gloss and textured. When selecting a tile for outdoor use, Flowers Flooring always recommends at least a matte finish. This means the surface of the tile will offer some slip-resistance. A textured surface provides greater slip-resistance, depending on how textured the surface is.

Porcelain tile really is the ideal flooring for outdoor living spaces. For more ideas and inspiration visit the Flowers Flooring showroom located at 18724 Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC 28031 or call today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate (704) 445-7750. Visit our website to view tile samples – www.flowersflooring.com

Hardwood flooring can be installed many different ways, even on a wall – called a hardwood accent wall. Hardwood makes a stunning accent wall that will make your home the envy of the neighborhood. Creative accent walls create a visual interest and a focal point on an otherwise dull space.

Hardwood Accent Wall

“Hardwoods can be mixed to create a unique look. If you have a dark hardwood on the floor perhaps you want to go with something lighter on the walls. You can also use the same hardwood to create a seamless look,” says Catie Mullins, Flowers Flooring Sales Associate.

“We have a lot of customers inquiring about hardwood accent walls. It’s absolutely beautiful with the wide, hand-scraped hardwoods, but the possibilities are endless and completely depend on your specific style and home décor.”

There are some limitations to the types of walls hardwood can be attached to. Below is a list of things to keep in mind when considering a hardwood accent wall installation:

  • Can’t install over walls on metal stud framing
  • Canbe installed over exterior basement walls
  • Can’t be installed over sloping walls

Call Flowers Flooring today to get your free estimate (704) 445-7750 for a hardwood accent wall or other flooring or tile project. Visit our showroom for some design inspiration. The showroom is located at 18724 Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC 28031.

While you are here, get more information on interest free financing and current promotions.

It’s tax season and if you’re planning on getting a tax refund this year, putting the money towards new floors in your home could be a great way to use the extra cash to increase the value of your home. Here’s the 2018 list of top investments Flowers Flooring recommends for people to make on their floors.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are timeless and hold their value when compared to many other flooring options. Hardwood floors are also appealing to buyers, which can help when you decide to sell your home. The best place to install hardwood flooring is in main living spaces such as the living rooms, dining rooms and entry ways. Flowers Flooring recommends not installing hardwood in wet areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens. Harwood flooring is a tried and true flooring investment and a wise way to spend your tax refund.

Flowers Flooring Get Hardwood Floors with Your Tax Refund

LifeGuard Water Proof Carpet

Carpet is always going to be a popular choice for bedrooms and 2018 is no exception. Flowers Flooring is seeing the trend move towards colorful and bold pattern carpets. More homeowners are also selecting LifeGuard carpet that is worry free, water proof carpet that prevents moisture and odor-causing spills from seeping into the carpet, carpet cushion and subfloor. This carpet is engineered for life’s messes and keeps 100 percent of all spills and accidents contained for complete clean-up protection. How waterproof is this carpet? Just watch this amazing video.

Lifeguard Flooring from Flowers Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank

Vinyl plank flooring, also known as resilient vinyl is one of the hottest selling floors in the industry. Flooring experts don’t see this trend slowing any time soon. Planks with believable color, grain and texture make it hard to tell it’s not hardwood or wood plank tile. Vinyl plank flooring is a great investment in your home as its water resistant, looks great and feels amazing under foot.

Before using your tax refund dollars to invest in flooring be sure to consider your lifestyle before selecting a flooring type. Maintaining your floors and keeping them in good shape is critical to retaining value. If you have pets or young children soft hardwoods or light colored carpet may not be the best choice.

Vinyl flooring from Flowers Flooring

Make Sure Your Tax Refund Dollars are Not Wasted

Opt for a professional installation. If you are spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on flooring materials Flowers Flooring always recommends spending a little extra to ensure a professional installation. A professional installation should give you piece of mind that the job is being done right.

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750 or visit us on the web at www.flowersflooring.com

 

Here are the 2018 flooring trends that Flowers Flooring expects to see this year, and are worth taking into consideration for your next flooring project.

With so many flooring choices to choose from it’s difficult to decide what flooring will work best in your home, while still staying trendy for years to come. If you are currently considering new flooring in your home, now is the PERFECT time to buy. In honor of 2018 flooring trends, Flowers Flooring is taking 18% off the entire project. That includes labor and materials! In addition, Flowers Flooring is offering 6 or 12 months interest free financing. Hurry, this offer expires on January 31, 2018.

Vinyl Plank in High Demand

We cannot talk about 2018 flooring trends without mentioning vinyl plank. While sales in the vinyl plank arena were strong in 2017 they will continue to grow in 2018 as manufacturers provide more choices in color, style, texture and patterns. Vinyl plank is an excellent flooring choice because it is easy to clean, it’s comfortable under foot, and its water and stain resistant – making it extremely family friendly.

“I see vinyl plank sales sky rocketing in 2018,” said William Moore, Flowers Flooring Regional Sales Manager. “Vinyl plank is extremely hard to distinguish from hardwood, stone, wood plank and ceramic tile and it’s available at a much better price point. Vinyl plank mimics these high-end materials and puts astonishing good looks at the feet of homeowners for a much less cost.”

Viny plank floor 2018 flooring trends

Herringbone Tile Patterns

The herringbone pattern is named after the intricate bone structure of a herring fish. Herringbone is a classic pattern in tile for both backsplash and floors that adds timeless character to any tile installation. The herringbone pattern is quickly becoming a popular choice for tile layout, and Flowers Flooring anticipates this trend will continue to grow in 2018.

2018 flooring trends herribone backsplash

2018 flooring trends herringone tile

Colorful Rugs

Vibrant carpet and rugs are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Colorful rugs offer homemakers the chance to showcase strong design elements in bold patterns.

Area rugs are also becoming increasingly popular as they stylishly transform a space and therefore will definitely be one of the 2018 flooring trends you will see this year. Flowers Flooring provides custom area rugs that customers can have bound and shipped directly to their home. Custom binding allows customers to select the color, style, border, size and shape of a rug that uniquely fits their needs.

2018 flooring trends blue pattern area rug

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate or to speak with one of our sales associates about your specific flooring needs – (704) 445-7750. Now is the perfect time to buy. In honor of the New Year 2018, Flowers Flooring is taking 18 percent off the ENTIRE PROJECT, plus offering 6 or 12 months interest free financing. Call today (704) 445-7750 or visit our website at www.flowersflooring.com. Hurry, this New Year, New Floors promo expires on January 31, 2018.

 

With Thanksgiving only a week away and family and friends will be gathering in your home to celebrate together you might be wondering how to protect your floors from the extra wear and tear. This is a great time of year to share your space and your home and showcase your beautiful floors. You’ll want to make sure you take a few necessary precautions to protect your floors during the holidays. Here are a few tips from Flowers Flooring that will help keep your floors looking great before, during and after the holiday rush.

  1. Lay out durable and waterproof floor mats by all doors to protect your floors. Many people will be coming in and out of your house, bringing with them debris, dirt and rocks from the outside. Your first layer of protection will be the mats you place both outside and inside your home. These mats will remove some of the dirt from their feet and keep them from tracking it inside. You can also purchase fun, holiday themed door mats to match your holiday décor.
  2. Install a rubber mat by the kitchen sink to protect your floors from water damage. Water is one of the biggest causes of floor damage to hardwood or laminate floors. Many people will be in the kitchen washing dishes and their hands. It is wise to lay a rubber mat down where any guests will be getting water, whether that be the kitchen sink or by the fridge, if yours has a built-in water dispenser.
  3. Utilize area rugs in your most trafficked hallways. As guests fill your home, they will be walking back and forth through the hallways as they are the main thoroughfare to the kitchen and living room. Heavy traffic causes wear and tear flooring, so in order to protect your well used hallways, put a rug down.
  4. Spills are going to happen over the holidays. No worries, just clean spills up quickly. The longer liquid stays on the floor, the worse it will be. Be sure to have the necessary cleaning supplies and plenty of rags or paper towels on hand for clean ups to protect your floors.

We hope these tips come in handy to protect your floors this holiday season. From our family to yours, Flowers Flooring wishes you a blessed Thanksgiving.

To schedule a FREE in-home estimate call (704) 445-7750 or visit our website at www.flowersflooring.com

Carpet tile is gaining in popularity in both homes and businesses due to the fact that it’s easy to install, easy to clean and easy to replace. Carpet tiles are also extremely durable and versatile, and make great flooring options for businesses, kids playrooms, family rooms and basements. Carpet tiles are squares of carpet that fit together and come in various sizes including 12×12, 18×18 and 24×24 inches.

Unlike rolled wall-to-wall carpet, carpet tiles are cut into smaller square sizes, which make installing and replacing stained carpet tiles easy. If an area of carpet tile gets soiled and needs replaced, you will simply need to remove those specific carpet tiles and have new carpet tiles installed. You don’t need to replace the entire room of carpet.

As an added bonus, carpet tiles are easy to clean; you simply vacuum as you would with any carpet. Carpet tiles are usually low pile so they trap less dirt and debris. When your flooring professional orders your carpet tile, be sure they order extra, so that you have the extras on hand in the event you need to replace one.

Carpet tiles require less of a waste factor than wall-to-wall carpet, which will bring your material costs down. Utilizing carpet tiles also avoids awkward seams in the middle of any room, since they are individual tiles that can be cut to fit any space or angle, making them versatile in rooms with many turns and complex layouts.

Carpet tiles can be a colorful and creative way to add a touch of color and style to any room. You can even mix and match carpet tile colors.

Visit Flowers Flooring on the web at www.flowersflooring.com or call Flowers Flooring (704) 445-7750 today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate and to learn more about carpet tile.

Flowers Flooring is a family owned and operated flooring sales and installation provider serving both the Charlotte and Western, NC areas. Flowers Flooring specializes in all flooring type including carpet, laminate, hardwood, tile, tile backsplash, tile showers, vinyl plank and sand & finish.

Flowers Flooring is excited to offer Repel, a water resistant laminate from Shaw. This laminate is designed to stand up to the toughest household conditions. It is a 12 mm laminate that is scratch, stain and fade resistant, both kid and pet friendly, and easy to clean. It can even be wet-mopped. It comes with a 30-year residential warranty.

“We are very excited to offer this product to our customers,” said Jeremy Flowers, owner of Flowers Flooring. “It gives home owners peace of mind that when accidents do happen Repel laminate gives you time to clean up the spills without damaging your floors.”

Shaw Repel comes in two styles Pinnacle Port and Pier Park. Each style has 6 gorgeous colors.

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750. Be sure to ask your estimator about Flowers Flooring finance options.

Spring is the best time of year to replace the flooring in your home. In this blog, we’ll explore the top 3 reasons to plan your flooring installation over the next few months. An added bonus is Flowers Flooring Spring sale (10% Off Your Entire Project), and new finance options (12 or 24-Month, 0% Interest).

Why Spring is the Best Time to Replace Flooring

When you’re having new flooring installed the doors will be open a lot. Installers will be walking in and out. Old flooring will be carried outside and new flooring will be brought in. During the cold winter months, all the in and out can dramatically cool your home, and in the summer your home could heat up, causing your AC to work overtime. Spring brings milder weather, resulting in a more comfortable and energy efficient install.

Secondly, you may want to keep your windows open for ventilation to get rid of new floor fumes and odors. When installing certain types of flooring floor adhesive, adhesive removers, stains and sealers can emit noxious fumes and odors that you will want to alleviate as soon as possible through open windows and fresh air.

Certain types of flooring such as hardwood and laminate need to acclimate in your home for 48 to 72 hours prior to being properly installed. This means they need to take on the humidity level and temperature found indoors. If they don’t problems such as buckling can arise. Humidity and temperatures are more moderate in the Spring. In the summer, outdoor humidity may be 75% to 90% or higher. Spring allows the fastest and most complete acclimation with the least risk of problems because homes are not likely to have either very high or very low humidity.

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750. We specialize in all flooring types – Carpet, Tile, Tile Showers, Tile Backsplash, Laminate, Hardwood, Vinyl, and Sand & Finish. Be sure to read our 5-STAR reviews on Google, Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor.