Flooring Options for Your Kitchen

Today you have so many choices for the flooring in your kitchen beyond adding traditional “sheet vinyl”.  You can now choose from Sheet Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl, Laminate, Hardwood, Tile or Cork.  Each offers its own unique benefits. 

Hardwood flooring around a kitchen island

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Hardwood Floors and Pets – yes you can have both

Today’s hardwood flooring styles now make it possible to live in harmony with your beautiful new hardwood floors and your beloved canine and feline companions.  When shopping for hardwood flooring you don’t have to worry about the bubble above your head wondering about the havoc your pets can inflict on your hardwood floors.  That’s because the finishes on hardwood flooring these days are tougher than ever.  Combine this with a low gloss or matte finish as this minimizes the appearance of scratches and you can enjoy the beauty of hardwood floors in your home.  Note that the higher the gloss level – the more the scratches will appear as the light reflects off of it.

 

 

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Warm Floors for the Winter

 

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Cold weather is on the way and it’s almost time to turn on your furnace, if you have not done so already.   One problem you may find with this dip in temperature is that no matter how warm your house is, your flooring always seems to be a little chilly on your feet. One question that we receive frequently is “I love the look of tile but they are so cold in the winter, how can read more…


Let’s Talk Subway Tile

Subway tile is simple, elegant, modern and versatile. To sum up, subway tile is whatever you want it to be. Generally, subway tile are small to medium size and rectangular in shape but that’s where general ends. We’ve all seen how great white subway tile look as a backsplash in a kitchen. It is often that little extra something that brings the room together. You can literally pair any decor with white subway tile and have it look great. Now let’s talk about three ways that you can use subway tile to get a non-traditional look in your home.

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photo: Maletz Design

Metallic subway tile are making their way into kitchens across North America and for very good reason. read more…


HAVE YOU TRIED VIRTUAL DECORATING?

Many of our supplier partner websites are getting more and more sophisticated and fun to use when thinking about buying new flooring.  Today you can choose a floor type/colour and pattern and drop it into a virtual room or better yet, upload a photo of your room, and see how it will look.  You can change wall colours as well to match your décor as closely as possible.

Mannington has a great virtual decorator and you can drop all types of flooring images into the room. read more…