Colorful Sleuths

Colorful Sleuths

Here’s a peek into the process of determining color trends, as followed by Shaw — one of our major flooring manufacturers. A team of skilled, knowledgeable Shaw stylists makes it their mission every year to track and research color trends. Their research and...
Style 101

Style 101

Jumping into a new look for your floor can be daunting. That’s why most people play it safe. But even if you don’t want to show off your wilder side, there are ways to incorporate fun into your floors. You just need to find the look that works with your overall design...
Decorating With Blue

Decorating With Blue

Blue is a color that evokes mood. And because many people associate blue with melancholy, they avoid it as a decorating color. “It’s a popular conception that blue is associated with coldness, and it’s not valid,” says Shelley Kirsch of Shelley Kirsch...
The Layers of Laminate

The Layers of Laminate

Laminate is constructed in layers to create lasting, affordable, beautiful floors. Four layers of material, each of which has its own purpose, are fused together through a direct-pressure process that binds them into one extremely durable material. And this material...
Transitional Design

Transitional Design

Conservative with Room for Fun Transitional design is a great option for a homeowner who wants to build a room around comfort and a few well-loved, carefully chosen items. By not limiting yourself to contemporary or traditional design, you have a chance to infuse the...
Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile

Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile

Whether ceramic or porcelain, manufactured tiles are a mixture of clays that are shaped and fired at high temperatures. Natural stone tiles, like slate, granite, or travertine, are quarried products—but many ceramic and porcelain tiles mimic the look of stone very...

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