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How to Match Kitchen Floors, Cabinets, and Countertops

Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

kitchen cabinets countertops and flooring combinations

Should your floors match your kitchen cabinets and countertops? Not necessarily, but a lot of homeowners lately seem to prefer it that way.

Matching your kitchen flooring, countertops, and cabinets, believe it or not, is like an art form. It’s not the easiest thing to do either.

With that being said, we interviewed a few of our friends who excel in this kind of work to make it easier for you.

Why Do Carpet Companies Never Give Prices Over The Phone?

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

carpet prices over phone

Want a quote on new carpet installation fast over the phone? That may be a little hard.

There are plenty of carpet companies that do not give these types of quotes. Giving quotes by phone can be misleading since the prices of flooring are affected by many things.

A quote over the phone could be higher or even lower than anticipated, and that’s why we prefer in-home flooring sales instead. (more…)

How to Make a Room look Bigger with Laminate Flooring

Posted on: November 13th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

wide plank flooring in small room

Installing laminate flooring is a wonderful decision that comes with many benefits both aesthetically and functionally.

For the avid wood flooring lover, a new laminate floor will provide the look you want at a fraction of the cost.

Lately, some of our customers have been asking for tips on how to make a room look bigger with flooring, and we believe laminate flooring can do the trick well. (more…)

Winter Insulation for Homes: More Tips from the Pros

Posted on: November 9th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

home insulation contractors

Last week, we shared some expert advice from one of our friends about keeping your home warm in the winter easily.

This week, Brandon Mullins, a friend of ours from WeatherGard Windows, has a little extra insight to share with you.

Take a look at the interview below. (more…)

If You Haven’t Heard of Epoxy Detailing, You’re Missing Out!

Posted on: November 6th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

painting with epoxy

Have you ever heard about epoxy detailing before?

We didn’t know what it was either until we had the chance to interview Holly Thorington and Denise Mannisto of The Extreme Surface.

If you’ve ever had plans of redoing your countertops, shower walls, or things of the like, you’re going to want to read the interview. (more…)

The Berber Carpet Bible: Everything You Need to Know about Berber Carpeting

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

is berber carpet expensive

The words “Berber carpet” seem to generate a lot of questions and confusion when it comes to the basics of carpeting.

Berber can mean a whole slew of things, even among those within the carpeting industry. Luckily, there is really no right or wrong way to use the word, because it takes on different meanings to different people.

If you’re in the market for Berber carpet, it’s a good idea to have a general grasp on what it is, so confusion can be reduced (if not eliminated!) when you’re out shopping for it. (more…)

Why you Should Insulate your Home for the Winter Season

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

how to keep room warm at night

With winter quickly approaching, all of us Michiganders are starting to bundle up and prep our homes for the blustery cold season.

For some homeowners, however, not all of you may know the importance of insulation and how it can keep your home warm and save your money.

We sat down and interviewed Arin Glazer from Blanket Insulation to bring you the best tips for warming up your home this winter. (more…)

How much Money should I expect to Spend on New Hardwood?

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

what is the cost of hardwood

Hardwood floors, which are available in various patterns, details, and colors, make a beautiful addition to your home.

They can be added to just about any room and is guaranteed to catch the eyes of your visitors.

Estimating prices for installing new hardwood floors, however, can be baffling unless you understand the various factors that affect the cost. (more…)

How do Carpet Salesmen determine a Price for Flooring?

Posted on: October 23rd, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

carpet sellers

When a carpet salesman is giving an estimated price to a homeowner, there are a few things they take into consideration before quoting.

Since there a few different factors that affect the prices of carpeting, they have to consider each one before giving a customer a final estimated price.

Here’s how it works. (more…)

To Paint before Installing Flooring or Not…That’s a Good Question

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by Derek Farnquist

paint before installing flooring

The question “paint first or carpet first?” is one that has baffled many homeowners looking to improve their home.

It makes sense why this is something you should consider. You wouldn’t want to damage or ruin any of your new investments, especially the floors and freshly painted walls.

A little while back, we gave you our opinion on whether you should paint your walls first or install carpet first or not. This time, we’ve brought you some insight from a few of our painter friends. Read what they had to say below. (more…)

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