How Your Home Can Benefit from Laminate Flooring

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There are a lot of great options out there for home flooring. It can become a bit overwhelming thinking about all the material choices you can comb through in search of the right one for your space. A wonderful idea for your floors is laminate and it shouldn’t be overlooked.  Modern laminate is fresh and stylish.  Here are a few reasons to appreciate this choice in flooring material.

 

Cost-Effective: Laminate is an affordable alternative to natural stone or hardwood floors and you can still get the look you want without the price. Choose any color, grain or pattern you like and you won’t be paying extra for a more exotic selection.  Even if you just want to go with a tile look, you’re covered. 

 

Sustainability: When you choose this flooring, there’s no need to re-seal floors every six months. No waxing or other special cleaners needed either.  A broom or a soft mop with warm water is all that’s required to keep your floors shining and dirt-free.  Laminate’s stain-resistant surface is especially helpful in rooms like the kitchen where frequent spills can happen.

 

Stability: This material is scratch-resistant which is great for high traffic areas. Households with children and pets can feel confident that these floors can stand up to the daily wear and tear of life.  With proper care, you can enjoy them for years to come.

 

Attractive: Using a photograph of the material you are trying to imitate on its top layer is how this flooring performs its magic. With all the available looks out there, you are bound to find a pattern that works for your home.  You can also have peace of mind knowing that laminate does not fade over time through exposed sunlight as other materials do. 

 

So, if you are still searching for a flooring option that can give you a great look for an unbeatable price, look no more. Laminate is the material you need for the price you want. 

Natural Drama of Hickory Floors

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Do you desire a dramatic hardwood floor? If so, hickory may be the selection of your dreams. It is tough and durable. The natural colors range from cream to a dark espresso. This type of wood floor adds natural drama that other hardwoods just can’t offer.

Since there is so much drama in the actual grain itself, we recommend using the wide planks in order to keep the floor from being too busy. The grain itself has a lot of variation in just one plank. Thin planks will create too much movement and look busy.  The wide planks add just the right amount of drama; whilst showing off the beauty of the natural hardwood.

Hickory can be stained many different colors, just like all the other hardwoods. Although we prefer a clear stain that really showcases the natural beauty of the hardwood. Since there are many different variations in color on the wood, many different types of wood species furniture can be paired with this floor selection. The grain variation can be toned down by using a darker stain on the wood. This will limit the amount of variation that can be seen on the grain.

This wood species is perfect for rustic spaces. This unique look will highlight interiors that contain antiques and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Leather furniture also brings a depth to the entire decor when paired with this particular wood grain.

The hardness of hardwood floors is rated on what is known as the Janka scale. This scale gives each wood species number and as the numbers rise higher, so does the hardness and durability of the wood. Hickory has the highest number on the Janka scale with a rating of 1820! This gives an idea of the durability of this wood, making it an excellent choice for active families with pets.

If you desire a floor with plenty of character, consider hickory. Come into Ambassador Floors today to see how this beautiful wood grain has a unique look compared to the other hardwoods.   

Remodeling- Start From The Floor Up

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All great ideas start from the ground up, and remodeling a room in your home is no different.  When designing or remodeling a room you want it to be inviting and functional, so don’t forget the floor.  The floor will set the tone for the room.  So whether you prefer the soft plush look of carpet, the bright color of hardwood or the long lasting style of a tile floor; the floor should pull the entire room together. There is nothing worst then a beautiful decorated room, wrecked by an out-of-date carpet or a poorly installed wood floor.

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Carpeting is the top floor-covering choice in the United States.  The single most important thing in choosing a carpet or rug is understand your lifestyle and select carpet that will stand up in places where it will get the most wear. The trick is to avoid abrupt transitions between areas. It’s more pleasing to stay with a basic tone and coordinate choices for continuity in texture and pattern.

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Natural wood floors are beautiful, but also increase the value of your home. Hardwood floors are available in many colors and makes, such as cherry wood, walnut and laminate.  If you want to install new wood floors, be sure to choose a wood that meshes with the style of your home or the style you aim to create.

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Ceramic tile outperforms and outlasts most other floor covering product.  Tile is a practicel flooring option for bathrooms and kitchens because of its durability. It also offers limitless design possibilities in color, style, shape and finish, giving you the opportunity to create a very personal design statement.

Need more remodeling inspirations, click through the slideshow on PointClickHome.com.