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The Hottest Trends in Flooring

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By Mary Umberger In the flooring world, carpeting is getting softer. Wood is getting more roughed-up. And vinyl is getting more luxurious. Read on to learn about the hottest trends in flooring. Yes, you read that right. “Luxury vinyl” isn’t a contradiction in terms — it’s the phrase du jour among those who pay close attention to the materials home buyers are eager to walk on. “It’s the fastest-growing portion of the industry in the past two years,” according to Scott Humphrey, chief executive of the World Floor Covering Association, a trade group based in Anaheim, Calif., which says this flooring category […]

New Flooring – DIY or Go with a Pro?

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If only life were more like the popular home make-over shows.  Floors would be installed and rooms repainted in just an hour. Everything would go as planned, easy-peasy. No mishaps, no repeated runs to the hardware store, the new floor would end up looking great. Alas, reality is much different – especially when it comes to installing hardwood floors. If you’re ready for  new flooring, here are some considerations to help you decide if DIY or hiring a pro is the way to go. What type of floor should you choose? There are many flooring types to choose from. Laminate […]

Is Luxury Vinyl the Right Flooring For You?

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One of the biggest decisions when refurbishing your home, or decorating a new home, is what flooring to choose. Flooring needs to be practical and meet your family’s needs. It has to be hard-wearing, attractive, and blend in with the style of your home decor. This is why many homeowners opt for luxury vinyl. Below we discuss the benefits of luxury vinyl and how you will know if it is the right flooring choice for you. Range of styles The most important thing to know is that luxury vinyl is very different to the vinyl flooring of fifty years ago. […]

Refinishing vs Installing New Hardwood Floors

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Over time, even the most beautiful hardwood floor will show signs of wear and tear and it’s time to consider the advantages and disadvantages of refinishing vs. installing new hardwood floors.  Apart from its beauty, the best feature of hardwood floors is that they can be refinished, however, it’s not always the most cost-effective option. Before considering our options, it’s always good to Know What Kind of Floor You Have Is it solid hardwood or engineered? To find out open a floor vent and take a look at a cut edge of the flooring material or remove a plank from the […]

How To Get The Best Services Form A Flooring Company

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Selecting the right floor for your home is very important. Several aspects will need to be considered such as budget, material selection, choosing the right installer, floor longevity, and cleaning — just to name the most important ones. It’s up to you to decide how you want your home to look, whether you want it to look elegant, modern, or rustic. To help you with all of this, our design consultant at West Coast Floor Company in Vallejo or Napa is available to help you with material selection, the design and will give you valuable advice.   Here are some […]

What Are Hardwood Floor Medallions?

A quick perusal of social media or interior design websites will reveal that a lot of designers are showing off hardwood flooring medallions they’ve designed. Put simply, a medallion is a somewhat circular design in a hardwood floor. Typically, they’re octagons or hexagons, so they still have straight lines instead of actual curves. They’re flush with the rest of hte floor and basically just add an interesting design element. There are two kinds of hardwood floor medallions; some are premade and others are designed. Premade Hardwood Floor Medallions A premade medallion is a design made of hardwood that is supposed […]

Homeowners Are Rediscovering Hardwood Stairs

For many reasons, many homeowners have hardwood stairs in their homes that are made of the same material as their hardwood floors, but they’re covered up. There was a trend in the 1980s and 1990s to carpet everything. So, many homeowners put down matting and covered their hardwood stairs. Also, many chose to put carpet or tile over their stairs for the benefit of their children or pets. Whatever the case may be, many homeowners are rediscovering beautiful hardwood to match their floors. If you don’t have hardwood stairs, you should consider making the upgrade. Hardwood Stairs You have several […]

Hardwood and Pets

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Many customers come to us with concerns about their dogs and their floors. You may have been told that hardwood and pets don’t mix. While some species and finishes may not be ideal with dogs but there are some great options for hardwood flooring and dogs. First, look at the Janka Hardness Scale and look for a higher Janka rating. The higher the rating the more resistance to dents and wear. More resilient woods are a great option for homes with pets. Oak is one of the harder species that is commonly used in the US. Softer species like American […]

Handscraped Hardwood Flooring

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Hand scraped wood flooring has a lot of benefits.It adds style and character to the flooring while adding function as well. Handscraped flooring can create a sense of warmth to your home. Hand scraped floors were the only flooring choice for a long period of time but have become a popular choice again especially for people hoping to give their home a rustic or craftsman look to their home. You may be curious if hand scraped hardwood is a fad that will only last a few years and if it has any benefits over other flooring types. Hand scraped flooring […]

Do Hardwood Flooring Lengths Really Matter?

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If you are starting the process of looking for new wood flooring you may have some questions about what elements of variables really matter. In reality there are a lot of different elements to take into consideration and many of them are really important to ensuring you will love your need wood floor. Some of the elements you are selecting when getting a new hardwood floor will affect how your family enjoys and uses your floor. Species and finish are some of the elements that affect how the floor wears and withstands damage. These elements are generally the first to […]