Vinyl Flooring Guide

Source: Shaw Floors

Invented more than 100 years ago, vinyl was originally created to replace linoleum, the original resilient flooring. Vinyl became a popular choice for areas like kitchens and bathrooms where resilience, durability and water-resistance are extremely important. Although vinyl is not completely impervious, it is very resistant to water and it is easy to clean and maintain, making it a low cost, low hassle flooring option.

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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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Tile Grout Guide

Often times, grout colour gets overlooked amongst the excitement of selecting a new tile scheme. The right grout colour however contributes to the overall finished look by creating a cohesive, eye-catching unit.

Grout has the power to create completely different effects or visuals based on the colour you select. Now we know choosing the perfect colour can be a daunting task so we have created this tile grout guide to help you make the right choice.

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Increase the Value of Your Home with These Few Tips

 
This weeks blog is brought to us by Shaw Floors. Find out how you can increase the value of your home in just three easy steps.
 

Looking to put your house on the market or simply want to improve your home design? There are a few steps widely accepted by housing experts that can increase the value of your home. Whether it’s repainting the living room or ensuring that your home design features the hardwood flooring house hunters go crazy for, here are a few tips you can consider.  

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