Monthly Archives: July 2013

My love of Hardwood Floors

My love of hardwood began when I was a child. We lived in an old Tudor style home in Ohio. My parents bought the house, which used to be a grand 1920s home, on the cheap. No one wanted to live in an drafty, uninsulated home in the 1970s during the oil crisis. It was much too expensive to heat.… (more…)

Compare: Laminate Versus Hardwood

When looking at new flooring options, hardwood floors and laminate flooring are popular choices. Many homes in Austin, Texas use these materials to enhance a home’s charm and make it more appealing. Each flooring option has its advantages that should be considered when choosing the correct material for your home.   Hardwood floors are solid wood planks, or layers of… (more…)

Comparing Laminate Floors to Stained Concrete

Homeowners who choose to renovate their homes may find that the job would go a whole lot smoother if they considered some of their options. There are two basic kinds of flooring that should be considered, one is Laminate Flooring which is generally about ½ or a ¼ of the price of some of the alternatives. Then there is Stained… (more…)

Comparison of Carpet to Stained Concrete

When considering the installation of new flooring in the home or business, stained concrete provides many advantages over carpeting. Stained concrete, unlike carpet is ideal for cleaning and stain removal, it is extremely durable and unlike fabric, it doesn’t provide a medium for pathogens and allergens, the material can be stained and stamped to match any taste and decor, it… (more…)

Replace your Carpet with other flooring to reduce pet stains

A few years ago I was faced with a problem. I owned a very sweet French bull dog name Rudy who suffered greatly from an anxiety disorder. Problem: he hated to be left alone and noises scared him. My carpet was the dumping ground for his anxiety disorder–literally, I came home to urine and/or feces daily. I tried crating him… (more…)

Tile or Hardwood? Which Flooring to use?

There are many benefits to both hardwood flooring and tile flooring in Austin. There are also disadvantages to each. In the end, the type of flooring that a person chooses should be based on their personal preferences and needs. Many people love the appearance of a hardwood floors. There are many different finishes to choose from. Red Oak and White… (more…)