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The Benefits of Bamboo Flooring For many people, bamboo is thought of as one of nature’s miracle plants. Flexible and elastic, yet firm, bamboo represents a fascinating mixture of characteristics that has come to symbolize dependability, endurance and longevity in some cultures. But Bamboo’s allure also stems from its status as the fastest growing plant on earth. After being cut, the root of the bamboo stalk stays in the ground, and the bamboo plant grows back to its previous height in just three and a half to seven years! Then, it’s...read more
Cork, a natural material harvested from the bark of oak trees, is often used as a flooring surface in homes. It’s not difficult to understand why. After all, there are many benefits to cork flooring. As anyone who has cork flooring knows, cork creates a pleasant and comfortable walking surface, making you feel as though you are walking on a cushion; indeed, because cork has “give,” it provides relief for your feet, back, and legs. As such, cork is an especially useful flooring material in kitchens and other rooms in which people...read more
Cabinetry hardware has the ability to give cabinets a unique look, accessorizing them with whatever style is depicted in a kitchen or bathroom. Amerock has taken on the challenge of producing constant surveys to follow the growing and developing trends of decoration in order to manufacture top notch products that create eloquence in any setting. Style is a never ending flow that continues to change, which is why Amerock creates new designs, finishes and colors to suit any room. It is a division of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., which is an S&P...read more
A combination of texture, veining and vibrant colors create the raw, elegant, unique aesthetic of natural stone flooring. It is important for purchasers to understand their choices of natural stone, as they each have unique strengths to offer. Anyone on a budget who is seeking a rarer breed of stone should also realize that availability and supply of a stone tend to determine its overall price. Granite Flooring One of the most popular stones is granite, which is known for being affordable and durable in addition to available in a number of...read more
In this day and age, being environmentally friendly matters — the phrase “Go Green” is now used in conversations about everything from water bottles to kitchens. Once viewed as a dull, drab type of flooring, linoleum has also changed over the years, but the best part is that since its invention in 1855, it is still made from renewable materials, making it the perfect asset for any “green kitchen.” Modern linoleum is available in brighter, bolder colors, and it continues to retain its sturdiness and reliability. Modern Kitchen design...read more
Finding the right carpet involves more than a love at first sight approach, in fact, it comes down to the quality of the carpeting. Lets just face it, although we may partially purchase our flooring for its looks, we also purchase it for its durability. Shaw’s brand of Anso Nylon stands for the principle that customers want their carpet to last. This manufacturer recognizes that buyers don’t purchase carpet to add it to the art collection, they need something affordable and top notch. With all the brands of carpeting on the market, Anso...read more
The look of wood flooring in a home is immaculate, like the bow on top of a perfectly wrapped present. It has the unique ability to catch the eye of any onlooker and evoke a sense of warmth and subtle serenity. There are two types of wood flooring — solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring — and each type can have an authentic wood appearance. However, there are major differences between the two, because one is specially engineered to be more durable and resistant to moisture. Engineered wood is perfect for damp basements and other...read more
Choosing the right ceramic tile for your home can make the installation process seem as easy as picking out the kitchen rug. Potential sizes, shapes, colors and other variations can seem endless, so if you start to feel dizzy from possibilities, it is best to break your options down into simpler categories, starting with the types of ceramic tiles available, the most common sizes and popular colors. What to Look for in a Ceramic Tile Product There are two factors that determine the overall absorption and durability of a ceramic tile. First...read more
In many ways, being at home is an escape from the outside world — a palace of peace that we have all to ourselves, with designs and decorations that reflect our unique personalities and create a soothing, warming, serene feel. From the look to the touch and style of the room it drapes, carpet is more than just a type of flooring. It too has its own personality and special look, while simultaneously creating a sense of comfort for each individual in the home. This is why it is critical to be aware of the sheer variety of styles on the market,...read more
Throughout history each time era has carried the passenger of style, architecture, and landmarks that have defined its progression. Wood flooring was one particular passenger that was introduced as a feature of elegance and wealth in homes during the Baroque period. During the Colonial Era, plank flooring became popular in Northern America, with the advancement of the era’s wood flooring became renowned for its ability to attribute any home with its aesthetic style and low maintenance. At its core wood flooring is made from timber and is...read more