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…)

Acid Stain or Acetone Dye for Concrete Flooring?

  Stained Concrete can be considered some of the most beautiful works of art in the world. There are several different methods of obtaining different concrete staining results. Acid stain and Acetone concrete dye are two of the most frequently used processes most utilized by professionals. Some of the most unique stained concrete work can be found in Austin, in… (more…)

Choosing Hardwood vs Tile Flooring – A matter of Taste

A very common dilemma is hardwood floor vs tile flooring. Your flooring options are not limited anymore and you have the ability to choose any type of flooring you desire. In Austin it is traditional to go more towards tile flooring because of the availability and also because the tile flooring stays so much cooler than a hardwood floor. If… (more…)

Comparison of Carpet vs. Tile Flooring

Tile Flooring Vs. Carpeting: Which should you choose?   Do you know what flooring options are available for your new home remodel or design? Choosing the perfect flooring options for your needs is one of the most important decisions you can make in regards to creating a specific look in your home. As a Austin, Texas, contractor, we understand that… (more…)

Stained Concrete Floors

Stained concrete flooring is a wonderful choice for homeowners who don’t want the old-fashioned, gray, uninspiring concrete on their floors or pavements, whether it’s the driveway, a walkway, patio, pool deck or the floor of a basement or mudroom. However, a homeowner who wants concrete staining in Austin, Texas should use the services of a professional contractor. That’s because the… (more…)