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How to Clean Vinyl Floors (And What Not to Do!)

There's a lot to love about modern vinyl floors. Whether you opt for luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or luxury vinyl planks (LVP), you can count on this long-lasting, realistic-looking, low-maintenance, and often waterproof material to stand the test of time. Even though vinyl flooring is easy to care for, it can still be damaged if not maintained properly. Arming yourself with the right tools and information can help you protect your investment. Here's what you need to know about cleaning vinyl...

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Pros & Cons: Wool Carpet vs. Synthetic Carpet

When the time comes to buy carpet, you might be on the fence about which material to choose. So, is wool or nylon carpet better?  While wool has been used as a floor covering material for centuries, synthetic carpets have gained popularity in recent decades. Wool is also more expensive than nylon and polyester, but is the higher price tag worth it for your next project? To determine the right carpet for your unique needs and budget, you’ll want to weigh the pros...

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How to Coordinate Kitchen Flooring, Cabinets & Countertops

The three most critical design components of a kitchen renovation are the flooring, cabinetry, and countertops. Once you have these materials picked out, the space will come together—but be sure to take your time with the selection process. If you're not sure how to coordinate your cabinets, countertops, and floors, you're in good hands. Find answers to frequently asked questions below, along with valuable tips, insight, and best practices from our Portland flooring and design experts. Should Kitchen Flooring Match Cabinets? Lots of...

6 flooring design tips to make small rooms seem bigger

6 Flooring Design Tips to Make Small Rooms Seem Bigger

Ample square footage is a priority for many homeowners. While additional space is often the goal, sometimes it's more about making a home feel bigger. One of the best ways to achieve this is with flooring, and the experts at our Portland flooring company are here to guide the way. How to Make a Room Look Bigger with Flooring Interior design is about more than aesthetics. Regardless of actual square footage, it can create the illusion of a smaller or larger space....

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Should You Use Laminate Flooring or Carpet in a Bedroom?

The bedroom is the place where you unwind, recharge, and prep for the day ahead and its aesthetic shouldn't be overlooked. Like every room of your home, the design of your sleeping quarters starts with the floors. While laminate and carpet are both popular options, they're vastly different. So, which type of flooring is better for your bedroom? Our Portland flooring experts are here to help you make the best choice for your needs, budget, and taste. Laminate vs. Carpet in Bedrooms What...

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How to Match Countertops and Backsplash

Whether you're designing your kitchen from scratch or updating a couple of finishes, countertops and backsplashes are two crucial elements that shouldn’t be overlooked. Countertops make a significant visual impression while providing a practical space for food prep and serving, whereas backsplashes add a decorative touch and protect your walls from cooking splatter. If you’re uncertain about which colors or styles to choose, you’ve come to the right place. The experts at our Portland flooring company are here to offer insights,...

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Should Your Kitchen Cabinets Match Your Flooring?

In recent years, the Portland housing market has had notably low inventory. As a result, more and more homeowners are remodeling their current residences instead of moving - and increasing their home’s value along the way. For many, kitchens and bathrooms are at the top of the renovations list. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, you’ve got a lot of choices to make! From wall paint and appliances to countertops and window coverings, selecting all the right materials is a major...

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Is Ceramic or Porcelain Tile Better for a Bathroom Floor?

When it comes to bathroom remodels, new floors make a significant difference in the overall aesthetic. Bathrooms are humid spaces where surfaces tend to get wet on a regular basis. For this reason, water-resistant flooring is the way to go. While there are several materials on the market that repel moisture, natural tile is a top choice for residential bathrooms. Aside from stone, natural tile floors are available in the option of porcelain or ceramic. So, is ceramic or porcelain better...

Your Guide to 10 Types of Area Rugs & Rug Materials

Your Guide to 10 Types of Area Rugs & Rug Materials Introduction  Area rugs play a pivotal role in interior design, with the choice of material significantly impacting the look and feel of a space. In this guide, we'll delve into 10 popular area rug materials, highlighting the unique qualities that each brings to the table. 1. Jute Rugs Jute rugs, crafted from natural jute fibers, exude an earthy and rustic charm. Known for their soft texture, these rugs are ideal for creating a laid-back...

Top 3 Styles of Waterproof Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring, once confined to sheets, has evolved into a sophisticated and highly sought-after flooring choice. Now available in 100% waterproof planks (LVP) and tiles (LVT), modern luxury vinyl is competing with traditional hardwood and natural stone floors. The Best Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Portland What Makes Vinyl Flooring a Top Choice? Affordable and versatile, vinyl flooring offers a budget-friendly yet stylish solution. Today's luxury vinyl options are 100% waterproof, providing both beauty and functionality. Ease of installation and maintenance make vinyl...