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Is There Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Tile?

The sleek and timeless look of tile can't be overstated. Many covet the rich appearance and durability of ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tile floors but prefer something a little more budget-friendly and low-maintenance. Wouldn't it be nice to have the best of both worlds? Enter luxury vinyl tile (LVT), a modern floor-covering product with endless design possibilities. Lots of homeowners come to our Portland flooring store to find that this material suits their unique taste, lifestyle, and budget. With LVT, you...


Should You Refinish Your Hardwood Floors or Replace Them?

Flooring holds a lot of weight in terms of a home's overall design and feel—especially solid wood planks, which look stunning, last for decades, and can boost your resale value. However, when you notice your hardwood planks are scratched or no longer hold the luster they once did, you're probably wondering what your options are for sprucing things up. One of the benefits of solid wood floors is, unlike many other floor-covering products, you can continue refinishing them over the years...


What’s the Difference Between Unfinished & Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Up until around the 1950s, all wood flooring came in the form of unfinished solid planks. However, midcentury innovations opened up a world of possibility, with engineered hardwood floors changing the game forever. Over the last several decades, engineered wood has become notably popular, giving its solid counterpart a run for its money. If a renovation is in the cards for you, it's good to have a thorough understanding of all your options. To help with your decision, our Portland flooring...


Artistic Area Rugs Showcase the Unique Styles of Homeowners

Art isn't just for walls! When decorating a home, you can express your creativity with eye-catching furnishings and accents. One of our favorite ways to add artistic flair is with area rugs. As a go-to resource for custom area rugs in Portland, Floor Factors has a great appreciation for their visual impact. Find a rundown of our best-loved styles from 2020 below. Area Rug Trends in 2021 A rug is a critical design component that shouldn't be overlooked. In addition to providing comfort...


6 Hardwood Flooring Ideas for Home Offices in Portland

In the early spring of 2020, only about a third of corporate employees had the option to work from home. On account of the coronavirus pandemic, almost 100% were not only allowed but, in many cases, required to work remotely just a couple of months later. Looking forward, most office workers say they'd like to continue telecommuting one or more days a week, and a majority of employers plan to keep offering the option even after the pandemic. With this in...


7 Creative Ways to Transform an Unused Space in Your Home

With social distancing and remote work becoming the norm, people are spending more time than ever in their homes. If you're like a lot of Portland homeowners, you might be craving additional square footage. You could build up or out. However, with a creative mindset and some expert guidance, you might be able to transform your existing unused areas into functional living spaces. Tips and Flooring Ideas for Unused Space in Your Portland Home Attics, garages, and basements can certainly come in handy...


Engineered Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring: Which is Better?

The draw to natural wood flooring is entirely understandable. From minimalist and modern to rustic and country-chic, it complements every interior design scheme and stands the test of time. However, hardwood tends to have a relatively steep price tag, so many homeowners opt for wood-like alternatives. Both engineered hardwood and laminate can mimic the look of the real thing. To the untrained eye, the materials have an uncanny resemblance to unfinished wood, but which is better? The answer, of course, depends...


What Is Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring?

It was almost a century ago when vinyl flooring. was first produced for commercial and residential use. By the 1940s, the material was the most popular floor-covering option on the market. It wasn't until the 70s, however, that luxury vinyl flooring made a name for itself in the upscale home improvement market. Until recently, many associated the material with sheet flooring, but the impressive material actually comes in both tiles and planks. Do you have questions about vinyl? Our seasoned Portland flooring...

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Meet Fernanda Baeza, Design Consultant at Floor Factors

The Floor Factors team is growing! We’re pleased to welcome our newest team member, Fernanda Baeza. As our Design Consultant, Fernanda is on hand to help our clients bring their interior design visions to life. Whether you're looking for a small update or going all out for a renovation, Fernanda can help you create the space you’ve always wanted. Fernanda began her formal education studying architecture and continued her education at Ensign College, graduating with a degree in Interior Design. She...


5 Custom Wood Cabinet Ideas for Your Portland Home

While there are many factors at play in kitchen design, including counters, floors, and appliances. However, cabinets are a major component. Not only do cabinets provide storage for all your cookware and dishes, but they also set the tone for the overall design.  Whether you’re remodeling your current kitchen or designing a new home, cabinetry is a substantial investment, so you’ll want to make sure you select a style that will complement your space for years to come.  Floor Factors is your...