Hardwood and Luxury Vinyl Comparison

Source: Hardwood by Armstrong Flooring

Thanks to recent developments in manufacturing and printing technology, hardwood isn’t the only option on the market if you desire the look of hardwood in your home. Luxury Vinyl is a popular alternative to hardwood, it is designed to mimic the look of real wood and has come a long way in recent years. It can be hard now a days to tell the difference between the real thing and luxury vinyl. There are also beneficial characteristics of luxury vinyl that natural hardwood floors can not offer. Alternatively, there are characteristics of hardwood that no manufacturer can fully duplicate. To help you understand the differences and decide which product is best suited for your home and needs we have compared the two, hardwood versus luxury vinyl.

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Style Guide: Farmhouse Decor Essentials

Farmhouse style has been around for a while, however thanks to HGTV and the show, Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines, the style has become much more popular and trendier. Unlike past versions, today’s style tends to avoid being too cute or going overboard with one thing, like pigs or roosters. A farmhouse style home should aim to look collected over time by balancing old with new and avoid being matchy-matchy. Not only is farmhouse style cozy and comfortable, it is family friendly and versatile. There are many sub-styles to farmhouse, such as modern farmhouse, French country farmhouse or industrial farmhouse.

Despite which sub-style you are trying to achieve there are several basic elements to farmhouse style that you can use to create the look you desire.

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Installation: Pros and Cons of Doing it Yourself vs. Hiring a Professional

Installing new flooring entails making a lot of big decisions and depending on the project, it can require a large investment. One big decision that needs to be made is whether or not to hire a professional to install your new floors or to do it yourself. To help you make the best decision, we are sharing the pros and cons of hiring a professional flooring installer and doing it yourself.

The big considerations to think about are: how much time do you have to complete the project, your budget, and your skill level?

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4 Reasons to Consider Carpet for your Bedroom

The classic debate between carpet and hardwood may never end with the popularity of hardwood continuing to increase. However, you shouldn’t be too quick to disregard carpet as the perfect flooring for your bedroom and here are four reasons why:

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