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5 Questions to Ask Before Buying Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood is a timeless flooring material. While LVT (luxury vinyl tile) climbed the ranks and is now the number-one residential flooring choice, many homeowners still prefer natural wood. And who can blame them? It’s versatile, long-lasting, and will give you the most bang for your buck if you end up selling your home. That being said, flooring is a substantial investment — especially hardwoods — and there are many varieties to choose from.  What Type of Hardwood Flooring Should You Get? If you’re...


4 Flooring Ideas to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

In many homes, the kitchen is the focal point. It’s where you cook, gather, eat, and interact with your loved ones. At Floor Factors, we understand the importance of having a kitchen you like spending time in. That’s why we think a remodel is never a bad idea.  Kitchen Flooring Ideas for Spring So, what’s the best flooring for a kitchen? If you want to spruce up your kitchen this spring but aren’t quite sure which direction to take, we have you...


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...


New Cork Flooring Has All the Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile

If you’re in the market for new floors, you’ve probably come across luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The popularity of the synthetic flooring option has a lot to do with its realistic appearance, which is virtually indistinguishable from natural materials. It’s also completely waterproof and more budget-friendly than real hardwood floors. However, some may want an eco-friendly alternative. Are there any non-plastic alternatives to LVT? As a matter of fact, there are! If you want natural yet versatile floors that don’t cost...


5 Reasons to Use Luxury Vinyl Tile in Your Kitchen

Vinyl flooring has come a long way from its mid-century days. Many people associate vinyl with sheets or peel-and-stick tiles in retro patterns and colors. Believe it or not, modern versions of the synthetic flooring material are nothing like old-school vinyl. Luxury vinyl tile (commonly known as LVT) is an exceptionally durable, high-quality floor covering material with a stunning appearance. Due to a broad range of benefits, it’s a go-to for both residential and commercial spaces. Is luxury vinyl tile good for...


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...


Should You Install Wood Flooring in Bathrooms?

Do you have a bathroom remodel on the horizon, or are you planning to add a bath as part of a home expansion project? If so, you’re probably trying to decide between different flooring options. With most rooms, flooring choices are based primarily on aesthetics and affordability. However, with a bathroom, you also have to consider the moisture-resistant qualities of a material. Hardwoods are a classic flooring option, and they complement virtually any interior design scheme. At this point, you might be...


Is Radiant Floor Heating in a Bathroom Worth the Cost?

Radiant floor heating (RFH) is an age-old technology dating back to ancient Rome. Centuries ago, it was called hypocaust, a process of heating floors with fire gases from the rooms below. Unsurprisingly, modern radiant floor heating is much safer and more efficient. In recent years, luxurious radiant floor heating systems for bathrooms have become a popular choice for residential builds and renovations.  So, are heated bathroom floors worth it? If you’re asking this question, you’ve come to the right place. As a...

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Is Wool Carpet the Best Choice for Your Portland Home Remodel?

Have questions about wool carpet? There are many benefits of wool you may not be aware of! For example, it's a great choice for people with allergies, as it repels bacteria and more. Plus, it's both luxurious and durable. Learn more about this material from our Portland flooring company.  Click to view or download our infographic. ...


5 Reasons Portlanders Choose Eco-Friendly Bamboo Flooring

If you live in the Rose City, you’re probably well aware of the green lifestyle adopted by a large portion of residents. For many, environmental consciousness means more than just recycling. An eco-friendly mindset is reflected in the food they eat, the clothes they wear, and even the interior design of their homes. For this reason, many Portlanders opt for bamboo flooring. If you lean green, bamboo is an excellent choice for the floors in your home.  Bamboo Flooring, the Natural Choice  When...