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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...


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 Flooring Materials That Can Help Increase Portland Home Values

Whether you recently moved into a new house in Portland, or are considering putting yours on the market, you might be wondering how to increase its value. Installing new flooring is one of your best bets. Not only will you get to enjoy high-quality floors while you live there, but it’s a great first step to making your home move-in ready, which many buyers want. If you decide to sell your property, updated flooring will give you an edge over other...

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Is LVT Flooring the Right Choice for Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel?

Kitchens and bathrooms are usually the first to be renovated after homes are sold. We spend a substantial amount of time in these spaces, and they’re the rooms buyers tend to care about most. Though cabinets, countertops, and wall paint go a long way, new flooring is usually at the top of the list for remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. When it comes to floor covering materials, you’ve got lots of options. Laminate, stone, porcelain, and ceramic have been go-to’s for decades,...

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Top 3 Flooring Materials Perfect for Portland’s Wet Weather

As a Portlander, you shouldn’t be shocked to learn that the city gets an average of 43 inches of rain each year or an average of 143 days of precipitation. In a climate with this much rainfall, home and business owners have to figure out solutions to protect their floors. Water damage can be not only expensive, but also a major hassle to fix. Why not stay three steps ahead of this potential disaster by choosing from water-resistant flooring options? The...

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Dog-Friendly Flooring Choices for Your Portland Pooch

Selecting the right flooring for your home is an important decision for any homeowner, and as a pet parent, it’s even more crucial! Fur babies are highly adored members of the family, but as you’re well aware, their claws, paws, and fur can wear on your floors throughout the years. Keep reading to discover the best dog-friendly flooring choices for both you and your pooch as well as a few tips for cleaning up unavoidable pet messes. 5 Types of Dog-Friendly Flooring When you install new...

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Is Portland’s Humidity Damaging Your Hardwood Floors?

As a Pacific Northwest homeowner, you’re probably all too familiar with nearly year-round wet and humid weather and the impact it can have on wood flooring. When hardwood floors are properly installed and maintained, they can hold up for decades. But sometimes, moisture strikes when you least expect it, which can damage your big investment underfoot. Is Portland’s humidity causing you trouble with your hardwood floors? Find out if humidity is the culprit of your flooring damage and how to prevent issues...

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What’s Best for Your Remodel – Laminate or Vinyl Flooring?

Are you remodeling your home or renovating your office? When the time comes to select a flooring material, you’ve got tons of choices, and it’s understandable if you’re not quite sure what to choose.  Laminate and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) are both synthetic floor covering materials that can mimic the look of natural wood and stone. So, what’s best for your remodel –– laminate or vinyl flooring? Keep reading to learn about the difference between laminate and LVT flooring so that you...

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5 Timeless Flooring Styles for the Northwest

Hex tiles are the most popular. 1 to 2 inch hex tiles for the Bath or Kitchen. Subway tiles. Bathroom and kitchens for back splashes and walls. Red or White Oak Hardwood Flooring, ether solid or engineered. Carrara /Calcutta marble can be used throughout the house. Marmoleum flooring can be used just about anywhere, but the most popular are in the Kitchen and Bathroom. It has been a timeless classic for decades due to the ease of maintenance and cleanup. ...

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Why Should You Buy Extra Flooring for Your Remodel?

Are you planning a home remodel or commercial renovation project? One of the most important steps in any contracting venture (whether DIY or professionally managed) is choosing your floors. Design starts from the floor up, so it’s essential your material choice suits your needs as well as complements your creative vision. If you’ve already fallen in love with your flooring choice and plan to make the purchase, we recommend buying extra material.  Nearly half of our customers are seeking a flooring material that matches what...