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Can New Flooring Increase Your Portland Home’s Value in 2022?

Coming off a supremely hot seller's market in 2021, residential real estate in Portland, Oregon faces some unpredictability in 2022. While most homes have no problem getting offers, properties that check certain boxes often sell for significantly higher than the listing price and go pending in as little as five days. Whether you're thinking about selling, considering a refinance, or just want to embark on a little remodeling, new floors can go a long way in boosting your property value. What Flooring...

A variety of hardwood flooring planks in various hues and grains.

Should Wood Floors Match Throughout the House?

Solid wood floors can last upwards of 100 years with proper maintenance and in the right conditions. It's a shame to replace them—especially when you don't necessarily have to. So, can you mix and match hardwood floors? The short answer is yes, you can definitely mix and match hardwoods throughout a home. With the right approach, you can even place two different woods next to each other. Here's what you should know. Do Wood Floors Have to Match Room-to-Room? If your home needs...

Colorful area rug in living room with gray couch.

7 Carpet Color & Style Trends We Love in 2022

Thinking about freshening up your carpets? From low-pile loop and handwoven flat weaves to patterned, plush, and wool, the choices are abundant! As one of the top carpet stores in Portland, Floor Factors has a finger on the pulse of the latest looks, trends, and styles. So, what is the most popular carpet color for 2022, and what about materials and weaves? Below, you’ll find answers to these questions, along with ideas and inspiration to get your creative wheels turning. What Style...

Contemporary basement design features polished concrete flooring, black walls, and floating staircase made from hardwood flooring.

6 Inspiring Ideas for Basement Flooring

For many Portland homeowners, unfinished basements present an opportunity to increase their livable square footage. Below-ground spaces can be transformed into anything from guest suites, gyms, and home theaters to bonus rooms, bars, and wine cellars. If you're thinking about finishing your basement (or renovating a previously finished space), Floor Factors is here to guide the way. Take a look at these basement flooring ideas for every use, taste, and budget. What Are the Best Basement Flooring Options? The best basement flooring options...

modern office building with polished concrete floors.

Is it Worth Investing in Polished Concrete Floors for Your Commercial Building?

Planning a commercial renovation is an exciting time for any business owner, signaling growth and a refreshing new chapter. One of the first things you'll need to decide on is flooring. When browsing options, you might have come across polished concrete, an incredibly versatile material created with a multi-step process involving grinding, hardening, refining, and sealing. Is it worth investing in polished concrete floors? You bet! Our Portland commercial flooring experts break down the advantages of polished concrete below. 7 Benefits of Polished...

White kitchen island with light oak barstools and hardwood flooring.

Break These 6 Kitchen Flooring & Design Rules in 2022

From cooking and doing dishes to hosting friends and gathering with family, the average person spends a substantial portion of their day in the kitchen. As such, there's something to be said about taking your time when designing the heart of the home. So, what are the rules for designing a kitchen? Our Portland flooring experts are happy to report that there aren't really any! You're wise to give each component careful thought, but that doesn't mean you have to play it...

Plank hardwood flooring in a rustic home library, with bookshelves, two chairs, and table.

Is There Wood Flooring That’s Waterproof?

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't like the look of hardwood flooring. The appeal of this truly timeless material hasn’t abated since the late 19th century, and it remains a top choice to this day. However, real wood planks are prone to moisture damage, which leaves many homeowners wondering about alternatives. Thanks to innovations from Amorim and other industry-leading manufacturers, there is such a thing as waterproof hardwood flooring—except it's not technically wood. Here's what you should know. Waterproof "Hardwood"...

This ultra-modern kitchen features custom designed hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, dark grey cabinets with wood pulls, and a gas range and hood.

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...

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Blinds vs. Curtains: The Best Window Treatments for Your Home

Though window treatments are often the last decision of a remodel, they should never be an afterthought! These interior design essentials provide light filtration, privacy, and insulation while tying in the rest of your home’s decor. Looking for the best window treatments for your home? In addition to floor-covering products, Floor Factors offers an impressive selection of window treatments from Hunter Douglas. Portland homeowners have lots of options to choose from, the most popular categories being blinds and drapes. So, do blinds...

This basement family room includes cork flooring, a comfy black leather couch, and flat screen TV with sound system.

Are Cork Floors Waterproof?

Waterproof flooring is having a much-deserved moment. Moisture is one of the primary culprits of damage, and understandably, homeowners don't want to worry about every splash, drip, and spill. However, most waterproof types of flooring are synthetic, which may be a dealbreaker if you prioritize natural and renewable materials. But, what if we said you can have the best of both worlds? Enter: Amorim Wise cork flooring. The naturally sourced material is sustainable, biodegradable, recyclable, and thanks to Amorim, completely waterproof.  Amorim Waterproof...