HOME DESIGN IDEAS

This house turned out very nice. From a very regular space to a comfortable home shown above. Our Designer really pulled it together in just one week of working with the dated laminate, carpet and tile shown below to updating surfaces to create this cozy home. From the drab fireplace to new old style glazed brick with a herring bone hearth. This old laminate had to go, to make room for a new waterproof LVT with a modern feel. This dark stairway was made light and clean with a new Nylon Berber Carpet. With new base boards, paint flooring and … Continue reading HOME DESIGN IDEAS

WHY USE CARPET?

Carpet is a great way to add color and style to a room. Less expensive than most other floor coverings it is also a textile and softens the feel in the area as well as insulates and adds a feel of warmth and comfort to a room. On stairs carpet is safe option for kids and the elderly as well as toned down sound in a stairwell or hallway. Carpet is a great way to cover a room you want to relax in. Carpet can be installed on walls, made into area rugs or used in sunrooms or some outdoor … Continue reading WHY USE CARPET?

WHY TYPE OF GROUT SHOULD BE USED ON A TILE REPAIR OR CORRECTION?

When a tile repair is needed often it is the tile that is loose or moving. The movement is causing the grout or tile to crack or move. Alter the tile is replaced, adhered and dry the grout can be applied. You have a choice to use the existing grout or use grout caulking. They make both sanded or non-sanded grout caulking in most grout colors and these can be a used in lue of grout and allow the tile to move a bit without cracking or pushing pressure on the tile. It is often a good solution if movement … Continue reading WHY TYPE OF GROUT SHOULD BE USED ON A TILE REPAIR OR CORRECTION?

CAN I INSTALL WATERPROOF VINYL FLOORING OVER THE EXISTING FLOATING FLOOR OR LAMINATE?

When installing waterproof flooring, laminate, or other floating floors the old flooring must be removed if it is a floating installation. Floating floors expand and contract and can buckle, lift, shift or move much more than a fully adhered flooring installation. Not to mention the height issues of base boards, appliances, doorways and abutting surfaces such at carpet and tile. I hope this helps you on your next project. Continue reading CAN I INSTALL WATERPROOF VINYL FLOORING OVER THE EXISTING FLOATING FLOOR OR LAMINATE?

WHY PUT CARPET IN THE BEDROOM?

Carpet is a great choice for a bedroom flooring for many reasons. Carpet is a textile so it adds warmth and comfort to a room. Between the carpet and pad both it acts as an insulator and can be a safer flooring choice for small children and elderly. Typical carpet can install for about 50% of the cost of hard surface products such as hardwood and LVT. Carpet installation in most cases will install quicker and without the need to disturb base boards. Good luck on your project. Continue reading WHY PUT CARPET IN THE BEDROOM?

SCHLUTER DITRA- SMALL QUANTITIES

If you are looking for small quantities of Ditra for tiling purposes, call your local flooring stores and someone should have stock rolls they use or left over plunder they would be glad to sell you. You may need to call several stores to find one that has what you need. This will save you the cost of purchasing a full roll for such a small project. Another method is to use 1/4” hardi backer and thin set that down and nail it if you are on a wood subfloor. These sheets come in small quantities and can be purchased … Continue reading SCHLUTER DITRA- SMALL QUANTITIES

GYM FLOORING INSTALLATION PROJECT

We were invited to provide and install a new Cork Composite Sport Floor in the gym at the new Cava Robles Resort in Paso Robles, Ca. The option they chose was a 3/8″ black rubber in roll goods. As the project neared in June we delivered the materials to acclimate at the job site for two weeks. The weather was warm and it was great to have the materials at a working temperature when our crew returned. The gold electrical covers for the machines worked out flat and flush. The project turned out great and our client was pleased with … Continue reading GYM FLOORING INSTALLATION PROJECT