Archive for the ‘Vinyl Flooring’ Category
If you’re an avid DIYer and haven’t pondered the thought of installing Luxe Plank luxury vinyl in your home, maybe this post will help change your mind. Luxe Plank has the appearance of today’s most popular wood visuals, superior water resistance and when you add the ease of installation and the durability of this product, I bet you’ll seriously want to give this product a second look.
I am a new homeowner and have a very active lifestyle, so I don’t have time to spend hours cleaning my floors. Plus, I have an 8-month-old Labrador retriever named “Remy”, already weighing in at 75 lbs. Luxe made it an easy decision when looking for a product to stand up to a slobber monster who has not yet learned his table manners.
In Customer Service, we often get the question: Do I need to glue down my vinyl floor? What I tell customers is – it depends. The decision about gluing depends on the flooring product you choose, your subfloor, the size of your room, and the type of traffic you expect.
There are three primary methods of installing vinyl flooring:
- loose lay
- fully bonded
- perimeter bonded
I professed my love for stone tile many years ago, deciding my home and life would not be complete without the raw, pure beauty of 1000-year-old stone under my feet every day. All of this was true until I laid eyes on Alterna premium tile. I couldn’t believe it wasn’t real stone. I examined every inch of the Alterna tile sample, still doubting what was in front of me. But the texture, depth, color variation, warmth and comfort sold me. It was just like my beloved stone tile, offering natural beautiful characteristics, but at a lower cost, with easier installation and lower maintenance than natural stone tile. Oh, and did I mention the coordinating grout colors? This is one innovative floor!
If you haven’t looked at vinyl sheet floors lately, you may be pleasantly surprised. Vinyl sheet has come a long way since the days when patterns looked fake, and the floors were super-shiny and plastic-y. Today’s vinyl sheet floors are produced with state-of-the-art, 3D print and embossing technologies that allow manufacturers to create realistic images and textures, so stone patterns feel like real stone and wood patterns feel like real wood.
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.
When choosing a new floor for my kitchen, my dog, Shasta, had a big say in the floor I picked. Now, I don’t want you to think I held up flooring samples and chose the one that got the loudest bark. It was more subtle than that. I looked for floors that are particularly pet-friendly – that is, they’re durable and scratch-resistant.
Millions of Americans gathered around their TVs last Sunday to watch the Super Bowl. Whether you were cheering on your favorite team, watching the commercials, or (my personal favorite), rooting for Madonna, homes across America were filled with friends, family and, of course, football food.
My home was no different. A popular treat of the evening was my mother-in-law’s old-fashioned hot dog cart that gave us game-worthy stadium dogs. We had hot dogs and all the condiments set up in the kitchen, and with 20 people constantly moving in and out of the kitchen, ages 3 to 93, you can probably guess what happened next. more ►
Welcome to the start of a new year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as I did!
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, it’s time to pack up the decorations, take down the tree, and move your furniture back where it belongs. What a perfect time to spruce up your home! Let me help by giving you tips for cleaning your floors.
If your home was anything like mine during the holidays, it was filled with lots of decorations, a Christmas tree, frequent family gatherings, holiday parties, gift exchanges, and too much food! To accommodate our large family parties, we held most of our holiday events in the largest area of our house, which has vinyl sheet flooring. I love the comfort underfoot that vinyl provides, but most of all, I love the easy clean-up!
One of the many great features of vinyl flooring is its ease of maintenance. These days, we’re all busy – who wants to spend a lot of time cleaning their floors? But when we do, we want it to be quick and easy, right? Let me give you some tips for keeping your vinyl floor clean and looking good for years to come.
First, let’s keep the dirt OUT. You can reduce the amount of dirt being brought into your home by using both outdoor and indoor walk-off mats. Outdoor mats capture dirt, water, snow or other outside debris before it enters your home. Indoor mats will help collect what debris gets brought to your door, before it gets onto your floor.