Archive for the ‘Flooring Trends’ Category
I never considered myself a “green” consumer, but I can’t help noticing all of the news stories, magazine articles and blogs that talk about the dangers of the chemicals found in common household products and how they affect our health – everything from cleaning products to paint, furniture, plastic bottles, even the clothes we wear and the food we eat.
As a mother to a 5-year-old, I have become more conscious of green products and try to give my daughter the healthiest environment possible for her to grow up in. For example, I always buy organic food and products that are certified to be healthy. I don’t want to risk her health by buying a product that could be toxic to our home.
My name is Heather, and I love to pin – on Pinterest, of course! Fortunately, I get to pin at work for Armstrong Flooring! If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest, it’s an online pin board for crafts, recipes, home design, fashion and any other image that appeals to you on the Internet. The way you use Pinterest is to post photos called “pins” onto “boards” that fit common themes like wish lists, holiday recipes, wedding ideas, new house, etc. Then you can refer to them whenever you want to try a new dish or test out a paint color you found. As a part of our Pinterest Design Team, I’m excited to be talking about Armstrong’s fun and beautiful boards that we hope will help you find the right floor or provide a little home decorating inspiration.
When you’re trying to find the right flooring for your home, it’s fun to browse all the room scenes on websites and social media sites like Pinterest. Of course, professionally photographed room scenes probably aren’t going to match your space, but it’s fun to look and dream.
Hardwood has always been a popular flooring choice for many homeowners – and home buyers. We love the look of hardwood. But as durable as hardwoods are, many floors will begin to show the effects of an “active” household over time. You know – the dents, dings and scratches that are the result of everyday living. Some homeowners might not install hardwood for just that reason – or they might install it in a room that doesn’t get a lot of traffic.
We’re excited to announce Armstrong Flooring and Cabinets are featured in a new exhibit at Epcot at Walt Disney World®, opening late spring, 2012!
VISION House®, which will be located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot, is the first “green” house built at a Disney theme park. The new exhibit is part of Green Builder® Media’s VISION House series, a group of demonstration homes built around the country to showcase green building and sustainable living ideas.
It’s been a few years now that I’ve been thinking about replacing the flooring in our home. Yes, I’m quite a procrastinator when it comes to spending money on home improvement projects. To get myself motivated, I came up with 7 reasons for why I need new flooring:
Have a small room or space in your home and don’t know how to decorate it? I’ve got a few tips for you.
Let me start by putting you in the Designer’s Chair.
True or False? An all-white color palette is a must in a small space.
For a while, I’ve been thinking about building my dream basement, aka “man cave.” In my dream basement, the walls will be adorned with pictures of my sports heroes, and the centerpiece will be a very large, flat-screen television. A nice leather recliner and a pool table can also be found in this dream of mine. Now about the floor… In finished basements, I have seen everything from industrial carpet to vinyl tile to laminate. It never dawned on me that installing an authentic hardwood floor in a basement would be a viable option, but that’s what I discovered when I started working in Customer Service for Armstrong. Let me share what I know about hardwood options for your basement.
Since 2011 has come to a close, “trend-spotting” for 2012 has moved into full gear. This is when designers like me are looking for flooring trends for the year. What’s hot? What colors are in – which are out? Typically, the first quarter of each year is the time when trade shows related to flooring are in full swing – both domestic and international. This is where we find out about new products and show many of our own. In fact, most of the new flooring products you will see in 2012 are being developed and finalized as I type this blog post. It’s exciting to see the floor styles that will be coming to your local flooring store soon!