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  • Advantages of Today’s Bamboo Flooring

    Bamboo flooring has come a long way in recent years. When considering Bamboo flooring, some people still think of traditional “horizontal” and “vertical” patterns in which the grain pattern prominently shows the Bamboo’s unique growth rings or knuckles. While traditional bamboo is still a great flooring choice for many homeowners, the hottest trend in Bamboo flooring is Stranded Bamboo....

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  • Wood Trends to Watch in 2015

    Who doesn't love the warmth that hardwood flooring brings to any room? While there are many types of hardwood flooring to choose from, I wanted to give you a download on what's hot and trending in hardwood flooring for 2015....

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  • Homeowner Makeover: A Light and Bright Bathroom

    I love room makeovers. So I jumped at the chance to talk with one homeowner, Stephanie, who recently completed her own renovation. Her Miami bathroom was looking pretty glum and definitely didn't reflect her great sense of style. She's an apparel designer by day, and her family also owned a furniture design business. So she has definitely been immersed in the design world for quite some time. Stephanie used her keen eye to transform her dreary bathroom into a light, bright retreat. Read on to learn how she did it and get her tips for other homeowners considering a renovation!...

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  • Installing Glass Tile - Tips and Tricks

    There is no question glass tile is beautiful. It offers unique textures, finishes, shapes, and patterns in a plethora of colors that are hard to find in any other type of material. The product is also versatile. Depending on its rating, it can be used on walls, floors, backsplashes, countertops, and even in pools. Proper installation is key to getting the most out of your glass tile....

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  • The Price is Right: Tile Edition

    If you have dipped your toe in the DIY or home renovation pool, no doubt you are aware of the seemingly endless tile options available. You’ve also likely noticed that the price of tile can vary widely. Here, we’ll demystify what goes into a tile’s final price so that you can make the best decision for your home renovation....

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  • Three Ways to Update a Vanity

    Vanities. We spend so much time using them. From brushing our teeth to shaving and applying make-up, they play an important role in our appearance. So, don’t you want to make your vanity reflect your style as well?...

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  • Strength of Stranded Bamboo

    Have you decided this is the year you will put hardwood flooring in your home? Are you ready to rid your home of that ugly carpet? I applaud that choice. Before you decide on which specific flooring you will choose, I wanted to tell you about an option you may not have considered: bamboo....

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  • The Ins and Outs of Large-Format Tile

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  • A New York State of Mind

    Do you love the look of historic city homes but find yourself trapped in a very-not-historic home? I’d like to introduce two tiles that are going to set your design imagination free. The New York glazed porcelain collection was designed to give you the beautiful look of antique bricks with all the convenience of porcelain tile....

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  • Wood Floors in the Kitchen

    There’s nothing “trendy” about hardwoods. These beautiful floors are truly timeless. What is trending is that homeowners are increasingly choosing hardwoods for their kitchen. Hardwoods bring a warmth to any room, and the kitchen - often a gathering place - is one homeowners want to feel inviting. If you have vinyl or old tile in your kitchen, now’s the perfect time to upgrade. Before you jump into remodel mode, you have a few questions to answer....

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  • Understanding Wood Finishes

    Today I’m going to help you break down one of the most important aspects of wood flooring: the finish. The finish you choose for you hardwood has a major impact on the overall style. Along with color and stain, it’s one of the first things you will notice about the floor. Here’s your guide to the different types of hardwood flooring finishes....

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  • Advantages of Cork Flooring

    Cork floors are produced from the outer bark of the evergreen Cork Oak tree, typically found in Mediterranean countries. Similar to Bamboo, the tree is not hurt during harvesting, and, in fact, the bark regenerates for re-harvesting every nine to twelve years. A typical tree can be harvested for 200 years. Cork trees also help prevent soil erosion, absorb greenhouse gases, water table recharge, and provide a buffer against climate change and desertification....

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  • Give Your Tile a Face Lift

    You might be surprised at what a little work around the house can do to spruce up appearances. New throw pillows for the couch or a new bedspread can really brighten up a room. Believe it or not, there are flooring projects you can do around the house that take little effort. One example is refreshing your grout color. You may not notice it, but over time, grout gets discolored and dirty....

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  • How the Wood Industry is Becoming Increasingly Environmentally Friendly

    In the past 10 years, many flooring manufacturers and retailers have adopted a corporate responsibility and sustainability approach towards the business. The motivation has been both new governmental regulations and a recognition of growing concern and consumer awareness for the health of our planet....

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  • What Makes Bamboo Eco-Friendly?

    Bamboo flooring is a “green” option because it is a highly sustainable, renewable resource. Bamboo, which is technically a grass, is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Some bamboo species have been known to grow as much as a foot a day! Furthermore, Bamboo plants can be harvested in 5 to 7 years on average, versus the 50 to 80 years required for most hardwoods....

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  • Shape Up in the New Year

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to get your home in great shape. The hottest tile trends make it easy to, literally, add fantastic new shapes to your backslashes and floors. Homeowners and designers can't get enough of all the tile choices, which range from classic penny rounds to new, modern geometrics. Here are some of the most popular shapes you'll start seeing more of in the coming year....

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