Category: Flooring

tile trends 2019

The Latest in Home Tile Trends

There are so many ways to incorporate tile throughout your home, especially in your bathroom, kitchen or other water-sensitive areas. Replacing dated tile is a quick and easy way to update the overall look of your home. Tile, an affordable alternative to hardwood and natural stone, is a great option to install to make your […]

Grout Cleaner

Make Your Own Homemade Grout Cleaner

Nothing ruins the impact of an otherwise clean bathroom or kitchen quite like dirt between the tiles. This recipe for homemade grout cleaner will have your floors sparkling in no time. By Donna Boyle Schwartz No matter how hard you work to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean, they’ll always look dingy if they’re plagued […]

9 Inspiring Ideas for Basement Flooring

The basement is one of the most versatile areas in the home. It can function as work space, storage space, or even as an extension of your living space. But basements present some unique renovation challenges, particularly when it comes to selecting flooring. Because basements are subject to high moisture and low temperatures, it’s important […]

Hardwood Floors

All About Hardwood Floors

One of the most popular and attractive flooring options in the home is hardwood. Unlike some of its competitors, there are a plethora of hardwood flooring types to choose from, ranging from pine and oak to maple and cherry. Needless to say, each wood flooring type offers a unique set of characteristics that separates itself […]

2018 Basement Trends

2018 Flooring Home Trends

Your floors are an important part of your home. They are used every day and each room has different needs. If you’ve noticed that your floors could use some sprucing up, this might be the right year to do so. While flooring trends usually stick around for some time, there are a few new styles […]

Basement remodel

How To Create A Cozy Basement

If you’ve recently finished your basement, congrats! Basement remodeling can sometimes be a challenge to get the beautiful new space you’ve dreamed of. But, a comfortable finished basement can make all the difference in the way you use your home. From basement playrooms to home theaters, what you choose to furnish and decorate your room […]

Ed Teehan

Kitchen Flooring: 8 Popular Choices

Design, color, and surface are important considerations, but don’t overlook comfort, durability and easy care—particularly in kitchen flooring. By LuAnn Brandsen Wood Improvements in products and sealers make wood a viable flooring material in kitchens. That’s good news for people with open-floor plans who wish to use the same material in adjoining living areas. Additionally, […]

Celebrity Kitchens

Celebrity Kitchens: Get the Look Yourself

They might have celebrity status, but there’s no reason why you can’t draw inspiration from their homes to give your kitchen some star power of its own. By Marisa Villarreal   Amanda Seyfried Amanda Seyfried’s Los Angeles home, originally built in 1916, is reasonably sized at around 2,700 square feet—but don’t be fooled. This abode […]

Kitchen and family room remodel

Hardwood flooring types, finishes, cleaning and more

Hardwood is one of the most versatile, beautiful, and long-lasting of all flooring materials. It is comparable to a fine piece of furniture and instantly glamorizes a room. Hardwood flooring comes in three basic styles: strip, plank, and parquet. Strip is the most widely used hardwood floor style and gives rooms a more formal appearance. […]

Reclaimed Wood Flooring Making Its Mark

With its authentic look and eco friendly back story, reclaimed wood flooring is clearly in vogue these days. Floors featuring wood salvaged from old factories, barns and other old buildings are finding favor with homeowners nationwide. We recently discussed this trend with Dean Marcarelli, chief marketing officer at Carlisle Wide Plank Floors (Stoddard, N.H.), which […]

Bathroom Accents

Top 10 Small Bathroom Decor Ideas To Steal In 2016

If you’re the owner of a small bathroom, then you know how hard it is to make it look bigger and function better. Getting to your end goal may be a tough challenge, but it’s one I encourage you to attempt.A new year means new must-have trends and fresh decorating ideas for your home. Don’t […]

6 Bathroom Floor Trends That Really Shine

The bathroom is one place in the home where you should attempt to stay on trend. Homeowners, buyers and sellers care about the look and functionality of this space, and you should too. The floors are especially important because they’re one of the first things you see when you walk in the room and get […]