HOW WILL IT ALL GO DOWN?

Now that you have chosen a wood-flooring product for your new or renovated living space(s), it is time to give some thought to how you will lay it down. If the goal is to make a room look larger, orient the flooring parallel to the longest wall. Conversely, running the...

Carpet Texture

After a carpet’s fiber is attached to the backing during the manufacturing process, it is sheared to give the carpet its texture. The three main types of carpet texturing are loop pile, cut pile and selectively sheared pile. Level loop features fibers stitched to the...

You’ll be Floored

Today’s sheet vinyl flooring provides the advantages of low cost, easy maintenance, comfort and high durability without sacrificing beauty. This flooring product very nearly perfectly mimics the look of ceramic tile, wood, stone and other mate-rials, but it does not...

Carpeting that Wears Well

Despite all the abuse to which it is subjected and all the footsteps it must endure, a carpet should stand up to everyday wear and tear without showing signs of stress for at least six years. One quality that determines long wear is carpet density. The less backing...

A wood floor in the basement

Nothing makes a finished basement look more polished than a wood floor. However, traditional solid wood flooring may not lend itself to this application. As the concrete of the foundation absorbs moisture or dries out, the changing moisture levels can cause the wood...

Proper Backing

When carpet of tufted construction is manufactured, the tufted fiber is fixed to a primary backing of synthetic olefi n or natural jute. Then, a layer of latex is sandwiched between the primary backing and a secondary backing, which is attached later to lend greater...