Flooring

before-after-floorFlooring is one of the biggest decisions a homeowner makes because it can affect the overall design of a room. There are numerous choices in materials, colors and patterns to choose from when selecting a flooring material. Each combination will have a specific effect on a room, such as making it feel like a larger or smaller space.

To learn more about flooring and flooring designs, please review the helpful information below or give us a call to help you design your floor layout.


Tile Flooring

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Ceramic tile withstands moisture, is resistant to stains and won’t absorb bacteria or odors. Ceramic has gone through many innovations that have made it more affordable and easier to maintain. The options for color, patterns, sizes, shapes and designs are endless.

Porcelain tile is harder and denser than ceramic, and its color and texture can mimic natural stone, such as granite and limestone. Porcelain tile is suitable for radiant in-floor heating, and comes in two varieties, including glazed and through bodied.

Wood-plank tile has the look of hardwood, and it is both gorgeous and durable. This tile is perfect in high-moisture areas, such as the kitchen or bath. Wood-plank tile can be laid in any wood flooring pattern, and can be porcelain or ceramic. It comes in hundreds of colors and styles, ranging from Italian white to onyx and from hand-scraped vintages to pristine exotics.


Wood Flooring

The pattern of wood flooring can have as much impact as the color and texture choice of the planks. Wood flooring can be laid in a wide variety of patterns ranging from straight to herringbone, basket-weave to vertical and many others.

Before&After003 (3)Solid hardwood flooring is timeless and adds warmth and elegance to any room. Solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of lumber, and it grows more appealing with age. Since solid hardwood is meant to live on, it can be sanded and refinished many times throughout its lifetime. Genuine hardwood planks can be prefinished or unfinished and range in thickness from 3/4” to 7/16.”

Engineered hardwood is resistant to changes in moisture and temperature, thereby making it less likely to buckle or gap. Engineered hardwood is a real hardwood flooring, and it is constructed with several plies of wood, which give it enhanced durability. Engineered boards can be refinished like solid hardwood, but typically only 1-2 times over the life of the floor.

Bamboo flooring is twice as hard as oak, naturally stain resistant and amazingly easy to clean. Bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most popular floorings as it is affordable, hypoallergenic and harvested from a renewable resource. Bamboo comes in every color, from trendy to natural.

Cork flooring is easy to maintain, anti-bacterial and prevents heat and cooling loss. Cork flooring is comfortable underfoot, and especially distinctive as each cork plank or tile will be unique. This flooring is from the bark of the cork tree, and it can be re-harvested every ten years without damaging the tree.


Other Flooring

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Laminate flooring will not stain or fade from sunlight, and it is extremely impact resistant. Laminate is remarkably realistic and replicates the look and texture of hardwood. Laminate flooring now comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, and it can be floated over almost any existent floor surface.

Vinyl flooring is the most popular type of resilient flooring because it is durable, low maintenance and easy on the budget. Vinyl has gone through many innovations, including improved printing and surface quality, and is available in sheets, tiles and planks.

Linoleum flooring is making a resurgence due to being a renewable, all-natural material that is durable, fire-resistant, hypoallergenic and a warm, comfortable surface. Today’s new, modern linoleum comes in a wide variety of colors and designs with unique borders, insets and arrangements.

Carpet flooring is quieter than hardwood floors, and it is warmer in the winter. Top-quality carpet can last about 10-15 years and comes in an endless amount of colors, patterns, textures and fibers. Carpet tiles can be a stylish alternative that come in a wide variety of sizes and can be laid-out in different patterns.


Tilework & Backsplashes

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For thousands of years, using tile has been a wonderful way to incorporate color, art and design into any surface area of any room. Tiles, stones and patterns enhance modern day floors and baths, fireplaces, kitchens and windows. Options are extensive, including sleek subway tiles, dynamic glass mosaics, wood-plank tiles or blends of precious stones, such as marble and granite.

To have your bathroom tile or kitchen backsplash or countertop customized for your home, give us a call today to have our master craftsman design a pattern for you.


Tile

Ceramic tile withstands moisture, is resistant to stains and won’t absorb bacteria or odors. Ceramic has gone through many innovations that have made it more affordable and easier to maintain. The options for color, patterns, sizes, shapes and designs are endless.

KitchenFloor&BackSplash001Wood-plank tile has the look of hardwood, and it is both gorgeous and durable. This tile is perfect in high-moisture areas, such as the kitchen or bath. Wood-plank tile can be laid in any wood flooring pattern, and can be porcelain or ceramic. It comes in hundreds of colors and styles, ranging from Italian white to onyx and from hand-scraped vintages to pristine exotics.

Subway tile is reliable and timeless, allowing one to design freely around a rich and sleek design. Subway tile is more than just a white ceramic, and it comes in a wide array of sizes, patterns, glazes and finishes. Subway tile is unique that it has just as many pattern options as wood flooring, ranging from straight to herringbone, basket-weave to vertical and many others.

Porcelain tile is harder and denser than ceramic, and its color and texture can mimic natural stone, such as granite and limestone. Porcelain tile is suitable for radiant in-floor heating, and it comes in two varieties, including glazed and through bodied.

Glass tile comes in a multitude of colors, shapes and patterns that come together to make breathtaking, geometric designs and styles. The latest in glass tileworks are sophisticated arrangements making beautiful works of art, and glass is often blended into marble and stone backsplashes.


Stone

NewKitchenDiningOpenFloorPlan001 (11)Marble tile and countertops give warmth and sophistication. Due to its softness and susceptibility of stains, it’s not always used as a countertop. However, it makes beautiful and enduring kitchen islands and bathroom countertops. Marble is rich with crystals and color variations, and it comes in a large array of shades and colors, including white, cream, black, green and pink.

Granite tile and countertops are one of the most sought after materials for kitchen design because it’s a dense-grained, hard stone which makes it both beautiful and durable. Granite is available in a wide variety of colors including white, black, brown, beige, blue and red with small flecks and minerals throughout the stone.