Because kitchen flooring material acts as both accent and foundation, it needs to complement the choices in cabinets, counters, fixtures and appliances, as well as stand up to traffic and frequent spills. Traditional hardwood flooring, usually three-quarter-inch tongue-and-groove planking, has always been popular because it warms the room, complements cabinets and counters, and is relatively easy to maintain. It can be refinished whenever necessary to keep it looking as good as new. Each plank is nailed through its tongue and the entire floor is usually sanded, stained and sealed on site. Sealing a floor with three coats of urethane assures durability. The result is a beautiful flooring surface that is easy to maintain, resists wear and spills and adds warmth. Do you have any questions about how a boldly patterned carpet would work in your room? If so, please come talk to one of our expert staff members at LIBERTY CAR-PET. We offer a wide selection of carpeting and will be happy to help you choose one that perfectly suits your style, whether you prefer bold pat-terns or understated solids, or something in between. In addition to carpets, we also car-ry a wide selection of hard-wood, laminate, vinyl and area rugs. If you have any questions, please call 570- 879-4567. Our address is 628 Main Street, Hallstead. We’re open Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30, Sat. 9-4, or by appointment.

HINT: As an alternative to traditional hardwood flooring, pre-finished wood flooring features tongue-and-groove plywood planks or squares topped with hard wood veneers and sealed with a durable manufacturer’s finish.