Category Archives: Types of Flooring

Carpets Throughout the Centuries

Today, when you ask someone what a carpet is, you would be told that it is a decorative thick textile that is used as floor covering – and you are right. If you asked the same question in the 19th century, however, you’d be given a slightly different answer.   See, the word carpet then […]

Hand-Scraped Wood – Is It for You?

Hand-scraped flooring is not a new fad although it’s now regaining its popularity among those who want to give their homes and businesses a unique appeal.   What Exactly are Hand-Scraped Floors? This hardwood flooring style can be dated as far back as the 1600s. Back then wood floors were scraped by hand because it […]

Creative Flooring Ideas

When it comes to floors, a homeowner could be at either end of the design pole – He or she might look at floors as just a surface to walk on. On the other hand, a homeowner could see a floor as an exciting opportunity to express creativity. If you are the latter, then you […]

How a Carpet Can Transform Your Home

We cannot deny that these past few years, home improvement shows have slowly become a great part of the modern lifestyle. Both through television shows and online videos, people are searching for ways to transform their living spaces from simple or even dull living structures to more comfortable rooms where they can also showcase their […]

How to Prepare for a Flooring Installation

If you are going to replace your floor, it is understandable that you are feeling anxious while you wait for the installers to come. You do not have to just sit back though. There are some simple preparations that you can do while you count the days until their arrival. These steps can help mitigate […]

Signs You Need to Replace your Hardwood Floor

If you are like most homeowners, then you probably value your hardwood floors to a fault. However, no matter how much you want to keep your floor pristine and in its best condition for the longest time possible, in time there will be signs of wear.   Small marks, scratches, and a little faded colouring […]

Green Flooring Options You Should Consider

The years when eco-friendly products were mostly boring and bland are over. Thanks to the excellent designers who are continuously working on creating beautiful pieces out of eco-friendly materials, we get to enjoy having our dream homes without feeling guilty about the environment.  This ecological movement has included flooring solutions! If you’re having your house […]

Flooring Trends to Try for 2016

limitless design options. The flooring industry has evolved with the ever changing times providing consumers like you endless selections to fit your needs. Admit it, you’ve had the same flooring since you bought your home and we all know its time for an upgrade. Fortunately for you, we have come up with a list of […]

The Pros and Cons of Radiant Floor Heating

In Canada, especially in the colder seasons, we love being warm and toasty at home. Most conventional methods of heating do a pretty good job but there are other ways to keep the chill at bay that you may not be completely familiar with. One of those ways is radiant floor heating, a method of […]

How to Choose Flooring for High-Traffic Areas

The high traffic areas of your home can become damaged over time unless you’re able to select a product that can withstand continual foot traffic. By understanding the various flooring products available to you and your family, you can make a more effective choice on flooring systems for those busy home areas. With that in […]