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Planning for a New Year/New Floor

December 28, 2011 10:26 am    Posted by Rebecca Fisher    Comments (2)

Get New Floor

The time is fast approaching when New Year’s resolutions are uttered with growing frequency, and most of us start thinking about renovations: for ourselves and our homes. If you’re considering a new floor in the new year, I’m going to help you start planning!

In our customer service group, I’ve learned from our callers that their main concerns are about the aesthetics of a new floor and the cost. Typically, we recommend that callers review the flooring products on our website first to get an idea of the type and color of floor they want and then we suggest they visit their local flooring retailer or home center to get samples and pricing. But there is so much more to think about!

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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2011 1:53 pm    Posted by Kim Lefever    off

Happy Holidays for the Floor Board blogging team

Pet-Friendly Tips to Protect Your Floors During the Holidays

December 16, 2011 2:10 pm    Posted by RDDemackiewicz    Comments (4)

I have a dog and a cat. Like me, they love Christmas – but not for the same reasons! They love Christmas because they get extra treats; there are lots of decorations to play with; and when friends and family come to visit, they usually get a lot of extra attention. This season, keep your pets happy and your floors looking beautiful with these helpful tips.

1. When you put out milk and cookies for Santa, make sure they’re out of reach of your pets. You don’t want Santa finding spilled milk and cookie crumbs on your floor – and your dog and cat with milk mustaches! Cat and Dog with Santa Treats
2. Don’t gift-wrap cat nip and put it under the tree as a present for your cat. Trying to get to it will drive your pet crazy – and create a mess!

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The Newest Design Trend in Home Remodeling? Personalization!

December 9, 2011 7:59 am    Posted by Jeanette McCuaig    Comments (9)

Home Collection of Favorite Things

Decorating or remodeling a home can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Where to begin? First, it’s important to create an environment that reflects your personality and accommodates the way you live. Creating a beautiful home is as much a personal journey as it is about understanding the latest trends. It is not about being “matchy”, but mixing the pieces you love. So, how do you identify the things that seem to express your lifestyle, hobbies, and the mood you want to set?

One starting point could be a painting, a family heirloom, rug, or a personal collection. Find the things you love and build around them.

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Get Design Help to Create Your New Room

December 1, 2011 4:28 pm    Posted by Kim Lefever    off

Design A Room

Does your Wish List this year include a brand new floor? Whether you’re actually shopping for a new floor or just dreaming about one, you can use our Design a Room tool to help you visualize what a new floor might look like in your home. Design a Room is an interactive program that lets you experiment with wall colors and flooring options so you can see the room you have in mind come to life. There are 20 different room scenes to choose from – covering a wide variety of room types and room styles.

Here’s how to use the tool:

First, choose the room type where you plan to install your new floor: Kitchen, Bathroom, Living/Family Room or Bedroom. Then select the design style of that room. Is it Casual, Contemporary, Traditional, Eclectic or European Country? more ►