Discount Hardwood Flooring and Carpets – Top Houston Reviews

Prior to getting carpet anywhere in Houston, decide exactly what kind of carpet you want, such as wall-to-wall carpet or location carpets. We even suggest that you buy carpet runners for stairs. The video below offers assistance from a home repair expert on house building and remodeling, including carpeting.

The Best Way to Measure for Buying Carpeting

If you’re ready to get new carpeting, you probably want some idea of just how much carpet you need to order. Carpet supply stores have professionals who will do the measuring and computations for you, but you can do some measuring yourself to obtain an approximation of how much you require. You can also use your measurements to estimate how much the carpeting will cost.Continue reading

Engineered Flooring Houston: Easier Hardwood?

Wood Flooring in HoustonNone can reject the appeal of a hardwood floor. Those looking for that classic appearance and feel might do well to consider engineered hardwood flooring.

Engineered Hardwood
Unlike conventional hardwood, which comes straight from a tree and into your house, crafted or engineered hardwood is a more intricate item that includes numerous layers. The outermost is a hardwood veneer, a thin slice of wood (less than 1/8″). The inner layers are made from plywood, high density fiberboard, or hardwood. The core layers make the product more steady than routine hardwood, while the outer veneer surface displays beauty and authenticity. Engineered hardwood is similar to natural hardwood due to the fact that the surface is made of real wood. While laminate has a core of high density fiberboard, its surface is basically a picture of wood (or any other material, for that matter). Laminate is less expensive than crafted and strong hardwood, however does have some beautiful patterns available.

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Engineered hardwood flooring is made to decrease the moisture problems linked with standard hardwood. Engineered flooring will not deform or become puffy, making it extremely easy to maintain. Because engineered hardwood flooring needs just a thin piece of the preferred wood, the expense decreases significantly.Continue reading

Ways to Measure & Purchase Laminate Wood Flooring in Houston

laminate-flooring-houstonLaminate flooring is popular all over the US and particularly Houston. It is a kind of flooring that can mimic wood, stone, tile and other materials. The surface of the flooring is a photo image of the product it is imitating. The flooring is in fact made from long lasting laminate plastic. Laminate flooring is substantially less costly than buying genuine hardwood, tile or stone flooring. Deciding on and purchasing the flooring is the first step in installing your new floors.

  • Measure the length and width of the space.
  • Multiply these 2 numbers together to get the square footage. Add at least 10 percent to this number to count for waste. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for each room.
  • Combine all the square footage plus 10 percent for each space.
  • Divide the overall square feet by the number of square feet in each box of flooring. Depending on where you purchase your flooring from, this number will differ.
  • Use just the square footage number, not including the 10 percent, to determine the amount of padding you will need.
  • Measure the width of doorways or any locations where you will need shift pieces. Relying on where you purchase your flooring from, you will know the number of pieces to order. Bear in mind these pieces can be cut to fit.
  • Measure the boundary of each room to understand the number of skirting boards or beading you will have to explore the outside of each space to fill the gap between the flooring and the walls. Add 10 percent to this number to count for waste.

Determine where you would buy such flooring. Research rates online and in home improvement stores. Sale flooring stores are also a choice. Continue reading

Discount Carpet Replacement and Buying Guide in Houston

houston-carpet-discountsTips on Buying Carpet in Houston

The cost of buying brand-new carpet and having it installed with padding can quickly reach into the thousands of dollars for a standard-sized space. So when you do get your carpet, you need to take lots of time to select the color, style and type that you can live with for at least the next 5 years, but hopefully much longer.

For High-traffic Areas
To carpet a high-traffic area, like your living room or foyer, get level-loop or Berber carpeting. Both of these carpet types are made to take a beating.

For the Bedroom
Your bed room is likely a place where you walk around barefoot, so purchase a deluxe carpet that you can sink your feet into. Cut-pile carpet fibers are straight instead of looped, and thick to create the smooth “plushness” of deluxe carpeting. Buy Saxony carpet for the best feel.

Don’t Buy Padding That Is Too Thick
You definitely require padding under the carpet to minimize noise (like creaking), keep your feet warm when walking over the carpet, and to maintain the life of the carpet. However, the Carpet and Rug Institute suggests that you get a pad that is no more than 7/16 inch thick.Continue reading

Flooring Guide – What To Know Before You Buy in Houston

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Make your old floors look like new with these three tricks

When Consumer Reports tests floors, it spends weeks scuffing, scratching, and dropping weights on wood, laminate and vinyl flooring and exposing samples to intense UV light. Not all floors stand up to such abuse. In your own home, some minor damage may enhance the rustic look of distressed or hand-scraped floors. But you’ll want to fix other flaws. Here are three tricks.

Mark it. A color-matched felt marker can hide small scratches in any floor. Some hardwood manufacturers offer color-blended filler for chips and grooves.

Sand it. Badly worn or damaged wood floors must be refinished. But you can do spot repairs of wear or damage with light buffing or sanding, followed by staining. Be especially careful with the thin veneers on engineered-wood floors.

Replace only what’s damaged. Heavy damage or a cracked stone tile typically requires chiseling out the damaged section and gluing in a new piece. But that’s still easier than removing an entire row of tiles or planks if you’ve floated the floor.

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