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Hardwood vs Laminate: Which is better?

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Hardwood flooring vs. laminate flooring, which is better? Both types of flooring have pros and cons. Hardwood is the real deal. It is often found in older homes and can add quite a bit of value to any home. Hardwood floors come in many different styles and textures. You have many different choices of wood and finishes. Hardwood is long lasting, meaning it can be repaired, sanded down and refinished, often many times before it would need to be fully replaced. The biggest con to hardwood floors is the price. Installing new hardwood floors in a home is expensive. The materials and labor will cost more than laminate floors. If you install in a high traffic area, harwood can be scratched easily. If the same spot is hit by a lot of  direct sunlight, they can discolor over time. If water is leaking or constantly being spilled, the harwood will be damaged from the moisture.

 

Laminate flooring is basically imitation hardwood. That may sound bad, but laminate flooring has many pros, the number one being it is far less expensive than hardwood. Materials and labor to install a new laminate floor are significantly lower than harwood. Laminate flooring is easily maintained and easily cleaned. Laminate is not easily scratched and can withstand sun and water. However, if a laminate floor does need to be repaired it can be tricky, oftentimes the whole floor will need to be replaced. Laminate flooring comes in many colors and styles and varying price tags. Cheaper laminate will not look like hardwood, and will certainly not last as long. However, it can be a smart alternative depending on where you install it and it is much easier on the budget.

 

Choosing floors for your home is not easy, it is important to consider budget and lifestyle. If you decide to go with hardwood floors the added value and longevity of the floors outweigh the negatives. If laminate is your choice, your budget will be happy and cleaning will be a breeze. Whatever your choice, we just want to wish you, happy shopping!

What Color Carpet Should I Choose? Tips to Consider and Questions to Ask Yourself

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Choosing the right color carpet for your space can be intimidating. It is a choice that will set the tone and feel for your home in the years to come. When it comes to making big decisions, it is important to take your time and consider all your options. Choosing a carpet color is certainly no exception. Here are a few tips to consider.  

 

Shop around. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and guidance from the experts.  Bring home a lot of samples. Ask friends and family what they think. Try and imagine the look of each particular carpet color in your space. Ask yourself questions about each carpet color choice. For example, what color will best match your individual style? Will the color of your new carpet flow with the color and style of your furniture? How about the color of your walls? Your decor? Will you look back in a year and wish you had picked a different color? All good questions to consider.

 

Lifestyle should also have an impact on your choice. What is your family like? Are you single or do you have a partner? How about a cat or dog? Kids? Do you have large parties? If so, how often? How do you feel about vacuuming and spot cleaning? Does your schedule allow you to clean your floors on a regular basis or is it a chore that you often put off? The amount of traffic your carpet sees is an important aspect to consider when choosing the perfect color carpet for your room. 

 

Keep in mind light color carpet will show dirt and stains and very dark colored carpet will show dirt, lint and dust. Try and find a happy medium. A color that is not too light and not too dark will usually work best in most homes. Choosing a carpet color may seem overwhelming, but with some help from others and some self reflection you will make the right choice for you, your family, and your home.

Top Reasons to Have a Professional Clean Your Floors

By Carpet Cleaning
  1. They Know What They are Doing

Houses often have many different types of flooring. Carpet, hardwood, tile, and laminate are just a few examples. A professional will know the best and safest way to clean each type of floor. They will know which solution and technique will work for your individual flooring as well as what will work best for you and your family.

 

  1. Deep Clean

We sweep. We mop. We vacuum. We scrub. But are we really deep cleaning our floors like we should? Think about your day to day life. Everyday we walk on our floors and we bring a little bit of the outside in. What happens? Dirt, grime, and bacteria end up living on our floors. Hiring a professional to come in and do a good deep clean of your floors will benefit, not only the look of the floor but our health as well. The air we breathe will be fresh and clean.

 

  1. Extend The Life

Replacing any type of flooring can be expensive. If you schedule regular professional cleaning, not only will you extend the life of your floors, but  they will continue to look clean and new for the years to come. In the end, this will not only save you money but will keep your whole house looking fresh, not to mention smelling fresh as well.

 

  1. Have More “Me” Time.

Yes, that’s right, you will have more time for you! Often we forget to slow down and just take a break. Why? Because we all lead busy, stressful lives. And when we do finally sit down to drink that cup of coffee or enjoy that glass of wine, we look around the house and think, “I should be cleaning instead.” Having a regular scheduled floor cleaning professional come in and do the dirty work for you, will give you more free time. More free time, equals more “me” time!