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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Fall brings with it plenty of trends such as pumpkin spice, warmer color palettes, and new décor. Your home’s floors are not immune to fall’s influence. If you are looking to have new floors installed in your home this fall, find the perfect style floor with these 5 fall flooring trends.
Comfort is always in style and cork flooring is one of the most comfortable flooring options on the market. This makes cork a popular flooring choice for rooms you spend a lot of time in such as the kitchen. It provides a comfortable cushion underfoot. It is also a natural thermal and acoustic insulator, which makes any room it is installed in naturally warm and quiet. Cork is eco-friendly and is low maintenance, which gives homeowners piece of mind. Cork flooring comes in a wide variety of colors to fit any style and is the perfect fall flooring trend to try this year.
- Luxury Vinyl Plank
Vinyl flooring has come a long way from the rolled vinyl in your grandmother’s kitchen. While it remains a budget choice, it is no longer a style liability. There are hundreds of samples to choose from in a wide variety of colors, textures and widths. Vinyl plank is kid friendly, pet friendly and water resistant. It’s highly recommended for wet areas such as mud rooms, laundry rooms and kitchens. It’s virtually indestructible and has been Flowers Flooring hottest selling product in 2017, so as a fall flooring trend, this is definitely one to check out.
- Dark Stained Floors
Dark floors are a perfect contrast with bright furniture and light-colored walls and our third fall flooring trend. Homeowners who like the look of less grainy wood, often prefer dark stained floors, as the grain is much harder to see. Dark floors create a more modern vibe, especially when mixed with light, bright furniture. The dark, uniform floor color also makes the room easier to decorate since there are fewer colors to clash with.
- Exotic Hardwoods
Exotic hardwoods such as Acacia, Brazilian Tigerwood, Cherry and Mahogany feature vibrant colors and unique wood grains that stand out and make the floor a centerpiece of the home. Exotic hardwoods capture the natural beauty of the outdoors and the natural materials. Exotic hardwood flooring generally offers a wider array of choices in regards to color, texture and hardness than traditional flooring options like oak or maple. In addition, exotic hardwoods tend to be harder than North American wood, making it more durable and on of the top fall flooring trends for this year.
- Gray Hardwood
Gray is certainly the new tan and it’s here to stay. The color gray is making its mark on furniture, bedding, wall coverings and now flooring. Gray is a flexible, neutral color that can go in any room of your home. And while you can purchase gray engineered hardwood, you can also refinish your existing solid hardwood in the perfect shade of gray for your home.
Need some more fall flooring trend inspiration? Visit the Flowers Flooring website. Call Flowers Flooring to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750. Current Flowers Flooring fall promo – 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PROJECT – PLUS 6 OR 12 MONTHS, 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE. Hurry, this offer expires September 30, 2017.
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.
Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring (LVP) is designed to meet today’s demands and look beautiful from any angle. Shaw Floorte vinyl plank flooring is strong, durable, and flexible, which conceals imperfections of the floor beneath. It is also water proof – making it a great flooring option on and below ground level.
The Floorte waterproof qualities make it ideal for high-moisture areas like basements, bathrooms, kitchens and mudrooms. “Our customers have been absolutely amazed at Shaw Floorte’s waterproof qualities,” said Will Moore, Regional Sales Manager at Flowers Flooring. “Vinyl plank has been one of our biggest sellers in 2017 because it allows homeowners to get a wood look without the high-maintenance.”
Floorte Vinyl Plank flooring is created using high definition printing. This provides a very authentic look. Floorte is designed to look like the top species and colors of hardwood as well as a variety of fossilized wood, stone and concrete.
Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750. Estimators will have vinyl plank samples to showcase in your home. Be sure to inquire about our 12 or 24-Month, 0% interest financing promo, in addition to our 20% off flooring materials sale.
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