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Ask These 4 Questions to Find the Best Home Flooring

When the time comes to replace the floors in your home, you might be stuck deciding on which material to choose. Maybe the last time you purchased flooring was decades ago, and you’re curious about the latest products. Or perhaps this is your first time buying floors, and you’re looking for a quick rundown of the various options. In any case, Floor Factors has you covered.  Have you been wondering, What’s the best flooring for my home?  The flooring in your house...


Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing Countertops for Kitchens & Baths

Whether you’re building a house from the ground up, renovating a space you just moved into, or are remodeling your existing home, countertops are an essential piece of the equation. If you’re like many homeowners, you might not be sure where to begin when selecting a countertop material. So, what countertops are best for kitchens? And what about bathrooms? As a trusted resource for kitchen and bathroom renovations in Portland, Floor Factors is here to guide you in finding the right...


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...