Is it time to remodel your kitchen?
Cabinets, countertop, sinks, and appliances are often the first things that come to mind on a kitchen remodel but be sure to plan early on what type of flooring to install. Saddleback Carpet & Flooring often comes out before and during a kitchen remodel to measure the area and help homeowners select the ideal flooring for their new kitchen. Luxury vinyl wood plank is a very popular choice for its durability and ease of maintenance. Luxury vinyl is also economically priced and from time-to-time manufacturers offer close out pricing. Be sure to call us and make an appointment for a Free Measure and consultation when you are remodeling your kitchen or any other area.
Is there moisture coming from your subfloor?
Southern California tract housing often has trouble with moisture coming from the concrete slab. This can happen for a variety of reasons. A slab leak is a common problem because a large percentage of California houses have water pipes that run through the concrete slab. A plumber can help repair the problem but, in some cases, it takes a while for the homeowner to know there is a leak and call the plumber. After the plumbing repair is made it is a good time to call us. We will bring flooring samples and measure for free. Sometimes there is a moisture problem even though the plumbing is okay. A homeowner can tell by seeing buckling or warping at the edges of the flooring or hearing hollow sounds when walking on the floor.
Bathroom remodeling tip
Excess water on the floor obviously causes problems with mold and discoloration of carpet and other types of flooring. Today there are a large variety of products as alternatives to traditional ceramic tile or stone flooring. Luxury vinyl plank comes in designs that look and feel like tile, stone, or wood that are waterproof. There are even new engineered wood and laminate products that are waterproof. Reasonable precautions should be taken because waterproof flooring won’t protect baseboards and walls that will become saturated if water is allowed to pool for long periods.
High traffic areas and pets
Shaw Floors is a manufacturer inspired by the craftsmanship of classic Americana wood species like Ash, White Oak and Walnut, Prodigy HDR MXL Plus is extra long, extra wide and comes in multi-length planks with enhanced natural realism to more closely mimic natural hardwood. It features Shaw Floors’ industry-leading PawDefense™ technology, a proprietary topcoat that provides elite protection from scratches, and an attached Soft Silence® acoustical pad to reduce unwanted noise. Plus, it’s all backed by an unprecedented 15-year scratch warranty.
Design tips for selecting color
You can disregard the current trend and pick any color. But looking at trends is a fun way to start, you could check out the House Logic site. But why consider the paint color when you are purchasing flooring? Because the largest portion of your room’s color palette are on the walls and the floors. It makes sense that those colors work together. How do you know if your colors are working together? One way is to decide what look are you trying to create. The least risky choice is a neutral color palette. It is a very popular choice, and it is a common look for rental properties. Neutral means that the main colors in the room are light and have low contrast. A practical approach is to go with neutral colors on the walls and floors then bring in contrasting furniture or artwork. It is practical because it is much easier to switch out furniture and artwork than flooring and wall color. On the other hand, if you want your floor to make a statement. Like the house featured in this article that uses dark wood luxury vinyl plank to ground the large open ceilings and light from the windows. The owner chose to create contrast and pull the elements of the room into a unified color palette. So, in general, there are two ways to approach the color palette: one, find strong contrasting colors that work together, or two, limit the palette to toned-down colors with subtle contrast.