Protecting your hardwood and vinyl flooring during the summer

The change of seasons can cause a change in your hardwood and vinyl flooring. The fun of summer in the Midwest is here! The trees are finally full of leaves and flowers are in full bloom. With that brings rising temperatures and humidity. What can summer do to your hardwood… Read More

18 Common Customer Flooring Questions Answered

1.  Are the installers your installers or are they sub-contracted? Answer:  They are sub-contracted; however, we work with the crews we send out every day and have a steady working relationship with them, so they are technically sub-contracted but feel like employees. Our positive online reviews tell a better… Read More

Protect Your Floor from Winter

“Weather” you like it or not, it’s coming… WINTER! Along with that comes the wet dirty slush and salt. Here are a few quick tips to protect you floors from the winter elements. Shaw Biltmore Ancient Grey 8 in Laminate Our Top Tips to Protect Your Floors During… Read More

I was told that new carpets will off-gas for at least 2 years. Is this true?

Off-Gassing Decreases Significantly Several Months After Installation Carpets can emit VOCs for five years or possibly more, although the off-gassing decreases significantly several months after installation. The Environmental Protection Agency advises ventilating the area well for at least 72 hours after installation by opening windows and using fans that move… Read More

How Important is Carpet Cleaning?

Clean Carpet Every 6 - 18 Months Professional carpet cleaning is essential to the life of the carpet, protects traffic lanes and helps retain warranties. How often it is required depends on the type of carpet and the conditions your carpet is exposed to. Ordinarily, this could range from… Read More

Never base a flooring purchase decision solely on warranty

     Never, under any circumstance, should you base a carpet purchase decision solely on warranty. While the warranty may sound convincing, read the fine print. Most warranties offer very little piece of mind once you understand the warranty coverage. The most common carpet warranty is a “wear” warranty. Read More

Does Your Hard Surface Cleaner Leave a Film?

A Little Cleaner Goes a Long Way The number one reason for foggy and filmy looking floors after cleaning is TOO MUCH CLEANER in the mixture! This is a case where a little truly does go a long way. Make sure you follow the instructions when mixing your… Read More

How Do I Care for My New Hardwood?

Follow these recommendations and your hardwood floor will look fresh for years to come! Shaw Sequoia Hickory Bravo Mixed Width Hardwood Use Felt Pads Attach felt pads underneath all furniture that comes in direct contact with the hardwood floor to… Read More

What is the best floor for my allergies?

There’s a popular myth that carpet makes asthma and allergy symptoms worse; however, the opposite is true. Research has shown that carpet acts as an air filter, trapping allergens so they can’t circulate in the air. In fact, in one study where carpet use was reduced by… Read More

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