Month: December 2021

The advantages of LVT

LVT flooring is a Luxury Vinyl Tile, which we think is fantastic for any style or size of home.  It is quickly becoming a popular alternative to hardwood or laminate flooring because of its robust and durable nature.  Furthermore, you will find that LVT is extremely versatile and can be used in any room in your home, and even throughout commercial properties. Read More

Ways To Make Your Commercial Space Healthier With Upgraded Flooring

There are many things that can make your commercial space more attractive to potential tenants.

  • Great location.
  • Incredible view.
  • Easy access to highways and major attractions.
  • Healthier commercial flooring

Wait, what?

Do tenants care about what is on the floors? Increasingly, the answer is: Yes.

Tenants are increasingly looking internally for what a building has to offer the people they bring inside. People often spend forty or more hours at their place of employment. And if that place isn’t comfortable, appealing, and healthy, they might consider moving.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a widely accepted green building rating system. It’s used in all types of building as a way for design to care more about health, efficiency, and cost-savings.

LEEDs was initially started by the US Green Building Council as a way of building homes and commercial buildings that focus on sustainability and being environmentally friendly. The founders discovered a passion for creating efficiency in building, and created this program as a way to let others follow in their footsteps. It’s not just a convenient green sticker that has zero backing. Instead, it’s a program that works hard to make a difference in the world. In the words of the USGBC itself:

  • 62 percent of corporate leaders believe sustainability leads to market differentiation and improved financial performance
  • LEED-certified properties can command up to 20 percent more in rents, with vacancy rates some of the lowest in the country

Ways To Make Your Commercial Space Healthier With Upgraded FlooringSounds interesting, doesn’t it? Whether you’re new to the LEEDs concept, or this is something you’ve been striving towards for years, one of the first places to start is with your flooring.

Better design starts with your flooring material

LEEDs certification is available for all building types and all building phases. Whether you’re furnishing new construction, or have a building decades old, there are ways to make your space more eco-friendly. LEEDs offers a rating system to help you start and progress as you make changes to your design. This isn’t something you have to complete all at once. It’s an ongoing structure that allows you to make changes on your own schedule, to strive for better sustainability over time.

If you’re new to creating a healthier environment, there are easy ways to go about it. With commercial flooring, the emphasis is often on durability. But there are easy ways to marry the two together, and create a dynamic flooring that can give you both. People often go with standards – tile in the bathroom – then simply replace periodically as the materials wear down. While that’s an easy way to stay on track with your upkeep, there are other things to keep in mind:

  • Some flooring may trap allergens and hold dust more than others
  • Some flooring choices may contain VOCs – volatile organic compounds which release toxic gasses that can make you sick
  • Some flooring can be made with cheap products that not only won’t hold up well over time, they release harmful chemicals into the air

Looks aren’t everything. In the case of flooring, what you can’t see may be harming your health.

Start with underlayments, adhesives, and finishes

We’ve seen it before. People have good intentions, and select a healthy flooring for their commercial space that has few or zero VOCs. Then they lose everything they’ve strived for by increasing harmful chemicals through the underlayments, adhesives, and finishes they install.

The amount of VOCs a flooring emits starts with the chemicals used during the manufacturing and installation process. Even a zero VOC floor can move to a toxic flooring if you don’t give equal weight to the entire process.

Underlayment provides multiple benefits, including leveling, cushioning, soundproofing, as well as creating a moisture barrier. Commercial spaces receive a lot of wear and tear. It’s only natural to want the greatest protection possible. But at what cost? Marry up your desire for easy maintenance and a long life with something that is healthier too. The good news is there are a lot of flooring choices that can give you both. Cork and low-VOC rubber can be great choices.

Pay attention to the installation process too. What adhesives are used to hold your flooring in place? Talk with one of our representatives about selecting VOC-compliant materials.

Consider oil-based for flooring sealants and finishes as it’s healthier than other options. With regular maintenance routines, you can ensure it’s always looking its best, and holds up over time.

The best flooring materials for a healthier commercial space

Chances are you have specific materials in mind. Tile for the bathrooms. Carpet for conference rooms and offices. Hardwood to make a grand impression.

The good news is there is something for everyone, thanks to today’s technology. While there is no such thing as LEED certified flooring – the USGBC does not certify any particular product or material – what you should focus on is selecting a green flooring option that will add credits to your LEED application. Look for sustainability first. Ask yourself:

  • How is this flooring manufactured?
  • Is the flooring made from recycled products?
  • Is it sourced locally?
  • Does it contain low or zero emissions?

The more you can answer yes to these questions, the more likely you’ll score credits on the application itself.

No matter what type of flooring you prefer, ask for the most sustainable, healthiest option you can find. Make your choices wisely.

Historically, carpet hasn’t been considered a green option because of what happens at the end of life. More than 4 billion pounds of carpeting moves into landfills each year. But with a little work, you can find suitable materials from production to end-of-life, ensuring the most sustainable flooring material you can find. Look for natural fibers or recycled materials. Carpet tiles may not appear eco-friendly because of their backing. But they can hold up well when you only replace them one at a time, giving you longer life than you may get with a wall-to-wall option.

Hardwood seems like a great choice because it can be sourced sustainably from a certified eco-friendly forest. Care should be taken to ensure it meets the guidelines of a resource like the Forest Stewardship Council to ensure proper forest management.

Don’t overlook options like bamboo. While similar in nature to hardwood, it’s more sustainable because it’s manufactured from bamboo grass, which can be harvested sooner than hardwood. It also doesn’t kill the plant, meaning it can produce multiple crops through a single planting. It doesn’t require fertilizer, pesticides, or much water, making it eco-friendly in many ways.

Are you looking for healthier commercial flooring? Want something that helps you with your LEED certification? We have many choices to suit your needs. Give us a call today.

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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

When thinking about New Years Resolutions, there is one that stands out. Home improvement. After years of working and schooling from home, health concerns, and climbing costs; having a safe, welcoming home is paramount.  The Carpet Guys want to provide the base for your home improvement New Years Resolutions.

Top 5 New Year Resolutions

When thinking of what the top five resolutions are, four of them are health-related: exercise, losing weight, eating healthily, and self-care.  It is so important to take care of ourselves and our family’s health.  If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that our health is the most important.  But the final resolution that is not health-related is to save money.  As prices are climbing to an all-time high, post-Covid, it’s important to shop for the best prices for supplies and services. 

In a chaotic world, The Carpet Guys are keeping it simple. Keeping our costs low by stocking the most preferred styles and colors of flooring in our warehouse. We purchase from American manufacturers to keep shipping costs low so no hidden costs are passed on to our customers. We provide discounts and free financing regularly.

key to success for new year resolutions

How to keep your Resolutions

There are some great tips to keeping a New Years’ resolution.

  • Make your resolution specific. Instead of “Let’s renovate the Living Room” how about “Let’s replace the flooring?”
  • Put time into planning. Don’t make choices on a whim or try to move too fast. For example, if you want to renovate a room, make sure to have a plan for the overall project when you call your flooring company. The Carpet Guys provide a free Design Consultant so make the most of their expertise while they are in your home.
  • Start with small steps. If the end result is that renovated kitchen, get your flooring replaced first. Then pick out cabinets and new appliances. Lastly, furniture and supplies. Sometimes it seems less overwhelming when proceeding in small chunks.
  • Get support when you start losing steam. In line with small steps, sometimes if you make a small stride towards the end goal, it rejeuvenates your motivation. But if it doesn’t, seek help from an outside source. If you are working towards a home improvement project, get the new flooring put in and then invite friends to see each phase of the project. It’s a real life before and after shot!

Remember, change is a process

No matter what type of New Year’s resolution, these are great tactics for success. We can all set goals, big and small, and have the joy of the outcome in the end.

Our goal is to be the best flooring installation company, and we plan on making that an even bigger reality for everyone in 2022.

We promise to work as hard as we can to make everyone’s carpet and flooring shopping experience the best. Call to set up your Free In-Home Estimate now and see how we are making our New Year’s resolutions a reality!

From our family to yours, Happy New Year!

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Upgrading Your Current Flooring – What Materials Have The Highest ROI

Have plans for moving in the near future? Thinking of renovating your home? It’s one of the biggest reasons people cite when upgrading their homes.

When you’re looking at your home through the eyes of a potential homebuyer, suddenly those annoyances you’ve lived with look a little bleaker. Especially when it comes to flooring.

A worn hallway can lead a potential buyer right out of your home. Stained carpet is an immediate turnoff. Broken tiles, cracked stone, and warped hardwood all make potential homebuyers wonder what else is wrong.

If you see any of this in your own home environment, it might be time to upgrade your flooring for the highest ROI possible.

Hardwood flooring – it’s what people want

This probably won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that hardwood flooring tops homebuyers’ wish lists. In one study, results found that homebuyers are willing to pay as much as $2,080 to have hardwood flooring already in place. If you’re selling to those under 54, it’s considered a “very important” feature, one that can make or break the deal.

Upgrading Your Current Flooring - What Materials Have The Highest ROIBut here’s the thing: hardwood can take on many different shapes and sizes and suit a potential homebuyer’s needs.

If traditional hardwood isn’t your thing, or you worry about how well it will hold up in your busy household, many options give you the look and feel of traditional hardwood with easier maintenance. How about engineered hardwood? Bamboo is a sustainable choice with many of the features of hardwood. Cork is growing in popularity because of its eco-friendly materials and softer base. If you want something that handles better in high traffic areas, you might consider ceramic tile that looks like hardwood. It’s a great way to boost your ROI while giving you a surface area you can enjoy while you’re still living in your home.

Hardwood is still popular here along the Front Range; that isn’t going to change. But the good news is technology has kept up with demand, and offers you many different options. Even luxury vinyl planks can provide you with the look and feel of hardwood, only with waterproof features. That means your pets and kids won’t ruin the finish almost as fast as you have it installed.

The key is in finding what works well for your family life, and marrying that up with something that looks great now and holds up well as you inch closer to putting your house up for sale.

Carpet – make sure it looks its best

People often assume carpet is a turnoff to potential homebuyers. Not so.

What is a turnoff is old, worn carpet with stains and dirt marks.

Certain flooring options work well in different parts of your home. Carpet still has a place in bedrooms, playrooms, and media spaces. If you love your carpet and don’t want to move away from this flooring material, your best bet as you remodel is to upgrade with a high quality carpet.

As buyers walk through a potential home, they move through a mental checklist of projects they’ll have to take on. The more a home fits their needs, the greater chance it has of staying on the potential purchase list. If you’re debating how to make an old carpet look better, it might be worth the expense to install something new. But don’t look at the bottom line first. Instead, look at quality first. If you move in two to three years and it already is showing signs of wear, you’ll never get your investment from it. If you move to higher quality materials, it may look like it’s brand new.

Vinyl – it’s a popular choice in today’s market

If you’ve started looking at flooring, chances are you’ve looked at today’s vinyl products. Luxury vinyl planks and tiles are a hot item because of the benefits they offer.

Do you want hardwood without the high cost and maintenance? Luxury vinyl planks can give you the look you desire.

Want a luxurious bathroom with the look and feel of marble … without the cost? Luxury vinyl tiles may be just what you’re looking for.

While people love traditional hardwood, it’s not the best choice in rooms that see a lot of wear and tear.

Flooring in the kitchen goes through all kinds of messes – how about a broken jar of pickle? Or an overflowing drain that’s clogged from dinner the night before?

Bathrooms take a lot of abuse. Overflowing toilets. Humidity from your showers. Splash time when the kids are in the tub. Not every flooring choice can handle it all. Today’s vinyl is waterproof – yes, waterproof. That means it stands up to anything you can dish out, and looks good during the process too.

Colorado homes almost always have basements for extra living space. Below ground rooms present special circumstances that make certain flooring difficult to maintain. Not so with vinyl. It handles well in these cooler, moisture areas. Plus they continue to look good with pleasing aesthetics because of the wide variety of choices you have to choose from.

Bottom line – be mindful of the flow

Do you see potential in this post? Are you dreaming of what flooring you’ll install in your remodel, gaining a clearer picture of what can bring you the highest ROI when you list it for sale?

Before you begin, look at the big picture. Think of how someone will flow throughout your home.

Then choose flooring that follows that progression. The last thing any homeowner wants is to see transitions that don’t make sense, and a space that doesn’t flow. As a professional flooring company, that’s where we can help.

Whether you choose to have one flooring product throughout, or transition from one room to the next, flow through is everything. We can help you create eye-pleasing results as you move from room to room.

Not only will potential buyers love it, you’ll love it too. You’ll enjoy your new flooring for as long as you live in it, before you move on to your next new home.

How can we help you find the perfect choice when upgrading your flooring, to receive the highest ROI when it’s time to sell and move to the next phase of your life?

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Five Tips to Keep Your Carpets Clean This Winter

Look out the window. We may have sunny skies often, but we know this is Colorado and weather can change quickly. The Old Farmer’s 2022 Almanac predicts snow showers and frigid temperatures periodically in our area through March of next year. Local weather forecasters say Denver residents have up to a 50 percent chance of a white Christmas this year (we hope).

From winter snows to summer dust, most of the dirt in your home comes from the great outdoors. It can be challenging to keep floors and carpets clean all year, but winter carpet care requires extra diligence. We have a few sure-fire carpet tips to help:

  1. Use door mats: Place thick, absorbent mats by entrances outside and inside your home. Ask your family and guests to use them. Establishing good habits will protect your carpets and floors for the next generation.

    If your family routinely tracks in mud and slush, consider placing a boot scraper outside your most-used entrance. Boot scrapers come in a variety of styles from metal to plastic and are usually sold for under $30. Family and friends can scrape their shoes or boots free of debris before stepping over your threshold to keep your home cleaner.

  2. Remove shoes: Of course, asking your family and guests to remove their shoes as they enter your house is even better. Set up your entryway or mud room with a boot tray and bench (if you have space). Provide clean slippers or socks for your guests to wear around your house for a welcoming touch.
  3. Don’t forget Fido: Our beloved pets track in as much dirt as we do. Keep a clean towel handy and be sure to wipe off your pets’ paws immediately after they’ve been outside. If you’re dedicated and patient, you may be able to get your dog to help you in this area. Check out this fun, informative video, Teach your dog to wipe his paws. The towel would be easiest!
  4. Address spills quickly: Spills happen: it’s inevitable. Especially during holiday get-togethers. So, it’s best to be prepared. Keep clean, white rags and vinegar or carpet cleaner on hand. Treat a stain immediately, while it’s still wet. Blot excess fluid quickly to prevent spills from soaking through to your carpet pad. Check out this page for our in-depth advice on spot removal.
  5. Routinely clean carpets: Clean your carpets well and clean them often! Vacuum once a week, if not more, to keep your carpets fresh. Schedule a professional carpet cleaning every 12 to 18 months to keep your home environment healthy and your carpets in good repair. Did you know, many stain-resistant carpet manufacturer warranties require professional cleaning every two years? Be good to your floors and carpets! They’ll last much longer, stay under warranty and keep their original beauty for years to come.

A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning has been helping keep Colorado’s carpets clean and repaired for 30 years. Ring in 2022 by scheduling your carpet or upholstery cleaning today. Call us at 720-344-2870 for a free estimate or simply schedule and appointment.

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The Many Benefits of Choosing Engineered Wood Flooring

Whether you’re designing a new home or remodeling a room in your current home, you are likely looking for the most suitable flooring for your space. There are countless flooring options out there, but engineered wood flooring has many appealing benefits. Here is why you should choose engineered wood flooring for your home.

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You want flooring that is durable. Flooring that can withstand high-traffic, heavy furniture, or wear and tear can improve the value of your home. This type of flooring also looks better in any room of your house. Engineered hardwood flooring has top marks for durability. This flooring can handle anything from spills, to scratches, to heavy furniture. With that being said, be sure to still use proper maintenance to care for your floors to protect them for as long as possible.

Engineered hardwood flooring is also beneficial because it creates a warm and cozy environment in a space. Engineered hardwood flooring comes in soothing colors and finishes that can not only match the decor and style of your home but elevate the appearance of your home. You can also install underfloor heating when putting engineered hardwood in your home. This can literally make your home warmer.

More than ever, it’s important to be environmentally conscious when making home-building or renovating decisions. Engineered hardwood flooring is an environmentally friendly alternative to solid hardwood flooring. This is because engineered hardwood uses 75% less of slow-grow hardwoods than solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood uses faster-growing options like poplar or birch. To add, the veneer of engineered hardwood is sliced, rather than cut. This produces less sawdust, which leads to a reduction in pollutants.

Discover the most ideal hardwood flooring for your home by shopping with Flooring.org. You can discover engineered hardwood on our website. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out by calling 1-800-689-9006.

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5 Reasons It’s Time To Upgrade Your Commercial Flooring

Commercial properties have undergone a lot these past two years. With many people working from home, when we head into the office, we’re noticing things we might have ignored before.

A lot of our opinions are formed in the first few seconds. Walk through a door of a commercial location, and your first impression is everything. Is the commercial flooring dull and dingy, or fresh and new? Is the decor modern and appealing? Is it warm and inviting to walk into? Or does it leave a person pulling their masks tighter across their face?

If you’ve been biding your time, waiting for the perfect opportunity to upgrade your flooring, now may be the time. While certain flooring choices can last decades with the proper care, maintenance is critical no matter what your selection.

Keep in mind that today’s technology has made flooring choices even better than before. Whether you prefer tile, wood, or carpet, there’s a flooring choice that will be perfect for your commercial application.

Reason #1: Improve aesthetics

When most people start to think of adding new flooring to their commercial space, they look at aesthetics first. Maybe the carpet is threadbare and stained. Maybe the hardwood is scuffed and dented. You notice it from the moment you enter the property, and it doesn’t leave a great impression.

Especially as tenants are changing and moving around, it’s more important than ever to have an attractive space from the moment they enter. Given that flooring is often one of the first things to leave an impression, now may be the perfect time to make the investment.

5 Reasons It’s Time To Upgrade Your Commercial FlooringIf you haven’t upgraded flooring in a while, you’ll be amazed at the technology currently in place. Today’s carpet is now more problem-free than ever, helping you create a clean and menial look, while offering warmth and soundproofing qualities at the same time. Want hardwood? There are many options for you. You can stick with classical hardwood, or try engineered hardwood. It offers you even greater impact as well as being even easier to maintain. And if you want waterproof technology, take a look at commercial grade luxury vinyl planks. It often looks so authentic, even experts have to take a second look.

No matter what choice you make, you can instantly upgrade the looks of your commercial space by upgrading your flooring. Whether you have specifics in mind, or are keeping your options open, taking a look at what’s available now will help you move forward as you bring in new tenants or employees.

Reason #2: Create a healthier environment

As a society, we’re becoming more aware of the harmful effects of indoor air quality every day.

According to the World Health Organization, indoor air pollution is responsible for 3.8 million deaths across the worldwide. It’s generated from a variety of activities, including cooking, smoking, use of electronic machines and consumer products, as well as from various building materials.

Depending on when your commercial property was built, and the materials inside were installed, the indoor air quality could be releasing a variety of toxic chemicals into the air supply.

Luckily, today’s manufacturers are aware of the problem. When you do your research, you’ll find many of today’s leading flooring brands create low or no VOC flooring options to help you create a healthier environment. People are becoming more aware of what they surround themselves with. If you pay attention and use healthier materials as you remodel and upgrade, it’s a point you can emphasize to new tenants or employees.

Reason #3: Cut down on cleaning costs

These past two years have taught us a thing or two about cleaning. We’re more aware of surface areas than ever before.

When you start with new flooring, it gives the impression of being clean. And when you select the right type of flooring materials, it will make every act of cleaning and sanitizing that much easier.

You may have new cleaning processes throughout your commercial space, thanks to the pandemic. If you’ve been having trouble with your current flooring taking on this new practice and looking good too, it’s time to upgrade and select one that’s better suited for your process. How clean is clean with the people who occupy your property? Medical is different from retail; it’s important to make the right choice to suit your needs.

Luckily, there is a flooring choice suitable for every situation. Come in with an open mind, and let’s find the right commercial flooring to suit your needs.

Reason #4: Upgrade your clientele

Think about your favorite stores for a moment. Are they large and inviting? Modern and intimate? Clean lines? Or filled with country charm?

That look didn’t happen by accident. Every space is created with a specific target client in mind. Consider who your current clients or tenants are. Are you trying to upgrade the target group you appeal to? One of the easiest ways to do that is by giving your space a facelift.

Start that process with new flooring. Whether you know what flooring you want, or have questions about what would be best for your commercial property, we can answer all of your questions and help you make the right choice.

Reason #5: Make the space more functional

Every commercial space has low and high traffic spaces. Each area has different needs to be met. Whether you want the same flooring throughout, or are looking for a variety of commercial flooring options to blend and work well together, we have the perfect solution for you.

Before you make a final decision, consider the use of each space you wish to add new flooring to. How much traffic does it receive during the day? How often does it get cleaned?

With those thoughts in mind, we can help you find the right commercial flooring application to suit your needs.

And give you a property people enjoy stepping into every day of the week.

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Hardwood flooring for a bedroom

You can use any type of hardwood flooring in your bedroom.  A real wood floor can give you a feeling of luxury and elegance, making it the perfect choice for your bedroom.  A bedroom is your own private space, so you will no doubt want a floor that brings calmness and serenity.  What better choice than a natural wooden floor? Read More

Why Engineered Hardwood Is Great For Your Laundry Room

Nearly all homebuyers – 91 percent – state that a laundry room is essential or a must-have on their list of desires. Not only is it high on the list, but it is also the top item that will turn people away if you don’t have it.

People define laundry rooms in different ways. What used to be located in the basement, or behind a closet door in the main living space is no longer acceptable. What homeowners want now is a convenient room that is as attractive as the other spaces inside their home.

No longer are homeowners willing to have tight spaces with few options. They want dedicated sinks, space for drip-drying clothes, and a place to sort, fold, and press items before returning them to the bedroom.

Where do you start if upgrading your laundry room is on your to-do list this year? We have a few ideas for you, including selecting the right flooring for your space.

Start with a plan

Laundry rooms are evolving. Depending on where they are in your home, they may be large enough to house additional features. Put them on the main living floor and they might house mudrooms, hobby benches, workshops, or pet care storage centers. If they are located near the bedrooms or on a separate floor, they may be combined with art stations, sewing centers, play rooms, or extra storage areas.

These spaces can be as functional as they are creative. It starts with identifying your needs. Then determining what makes the most sense with your creative spirit in mind.

Why Engineered Hardwood Is Great For Your Laundry RoomAccording to a Time Use Survey by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American woman spends 17 minutes a day on laundry. That leaves a lot of time open for additional activities. What can you add and combine to create a functional room that suits your needs?

With work from home and distance learning changing the way we function each day, there are many ways you can add these activities to a multi-purpose room. How about an area to record your podcasts? Or a quiet space to take Zoom calls? While it doesn’t take much workspace, it can easily be built into counter space that can be used to fold clothes too.

Before you finalize your decisions, dream big. What can a new laundry space provide for your family?

Engineered hardwood and laundry rooms go together

Every remodel begins at the bottom – with selecting the flooring. While it’s easy to repaint wall color or add new decor, your flooring sets the base for everything. It has to flow with the rest of your home design. Yet it has to be functional too.

That’s why many homeowners start by considering hardwood for their laundry rooms – then doubt their choice when they read more about it.

Hardwood floors and water don’t mix. They are prone to buckling and cupping when they come into regular contact with water. No matter how careful you are, it’s hard to avoid water in a laundry space. Whether you spill laundry detergent, drip water as you move clothes from the washer to the dryer, or prefer to drip-dry your clothing, moisture is inevitable. And that can spell disaster. You’ll be replacing your flooring in no time.

Enter engineered hardwood flooring. While engineered may not be as affordable as laminate, it is more stable in varying environments than traditional hardwood. With today’s technology, you’ll find engineered hardwood can stand up to a lot of abuse, including humidity and moisture-prone areas.

A deeper dive into engineered hardwood – what is it really? 

Engineered hardwood starts with a thin layer of hardwood that sits on top of multi layers of backing. Different manufacturers produce different products, so the thickness and construction may vary a little from product to product. This is what determines the strength of the product, and how long it will stand up over time.

What makes engineered hardwood more durable is its construction. While the top layer is a thin layer of hardwood, the core layers consist of multi layers of wood, each positioned in a different direction to add to the hardness of the plank. This protects the board from warping or cupping the way hardwood would in moist situations.

This gives it the advantage of being able to be installed in areas most experts would say hardwood should not. This includes below grade and in places like laundry rooms and kitchens. It’s a great way to get the look of traditional hardwood – because it is – and combine it with the easy care and maintenance of a more durable product.

Is engineered hardwood flooring the right choice for your home?

Real hardwood creates a look like no other product can. Here in Colorado, it adds a certain appeal that many homeowners want throughout their homes.

Engineered hardwood gives you the option of combining the look and feel of traditional hardwood with the ease of other products that are easier to maintain. Depending on the thickness of the plank, the quality of the product, and how well you care for them, engineered hardwood can last for years – decades – and still give you a beautiful floor.

Todays’ innovation also means it stands up better to normal use in ways that weren’t possible even a few short years ago.  Yes, it’s hardwood. But with the multilayer function, and the rigid top layer, it can provide a moisture layer that stands up to all your family can dish out. Add a protective moisture barrier underneath, and you can install it in places traditional hardwood simply can’t.

Engineered hardwood is real wood. It’s not created from plastics. If that’s important to you, you’ll love what engineered hardwood has to offer. Many products provide zero VOCs, and provide eco-friendly and sustainable measures throughout the production process. Just ask. We can direct you towards products you’ll fall in love with.

Is engineered hardwood right for your home remodel?

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Hallway Flooring Options

If you are looking to replace the floor in your hallway, you have a lot of options to choose from.  Your hallway is the entrance to your home; you will want a stunning floor to welcome people onto.  Your choice of floor covering will obviously depend on your personal preference and how it will match your décor. Read More

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