How do I transition different types of flooring from one room to another?

Posted June 18, 2014

A: A threshold cover is used when there are height changes in the flooring. Consult with your flooring specialist about a more decorative transition that can be designed depending on your specific type of flooring.

How can I use flooring to make a room appear larger?

Posted June 19, 2014

By installing tile on the “diagonal” and by selecting lighter colors that have a more consistent texture will visually increase the space.

Can ceramic tiles be used outdoors?

Posted June 19, 2014

Yes, but be sure to select a tile that is unglazed, frost proof and has an absorption rate of less than 0.5 percent. Unglazed tiles offer greater resistance to slippage.

Should I seal my grout?

Posted June 19, 2014

Sealing your grout with a penetrating/impregnating grout sealer will help prevent moisture absorption that can cause stains. Sealing your grout will also make your regular cleanings easier. Grout sealer will need to be reapplied so check the manufacturer’s specific directions.

What is the difference between sanded and unsanded grout?

Posted June 19, 2014

Sanded grout is used on tile with a grout joint width equal to or greater than 1/8 of an inch. Unsanded grout is used on tile with a grout joint width less than 1/8 of an inch and is recommended for use with polished natural stone products due to the narrow grout joints customarily preferred.

Why is cabinet hardware needed?

Posted June 19, 2014

Fingerprints and the oil in your hands can damage the protective finish on cabinets leaving a discolored sheen in the areas with heavy use.

What is universal design?

Posted June 19, 2014

Design that breaks the traditional mold and is accessible, flexible and adaptable to more people rather than an idealized, able bodied, non-elderly adult.

What does green design mean?

Posted June 19, 2014

Green Design is also referred to as sustainable design or eco-design, which conforms to environmentally sound principles of building, material and energy use.

Why are many vinyl floors categorized as Good, Better and Best?

Posted June 18, 2014

Good, Better and Best refers to the overall performance of the floor. The wear layer and its thickness play a major part in performance. The warranties are different in each category. This makes it easy for the consumer to choose the correct vinyl flooring for an area.

What does the term “Nature Form” refer to in a vinyl floor?

Posted June 19, 2014

It refers to an embossing technology that recreates the most realistic ceramic, stone and wood visuals in resilient flooring.