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Area Rugs and Flooring
Give your home the floor it deserves!

Finding just the right floor for your home is a very important process and can be very complex. It can take a lot of time and money. There is no single answer as to what kind of floors are best for your home but what has to be considered is how each room is going to be used.

Wood Floors
Wood floors add warmth, beauty and value to your home. In a national survey of real estate agents 90% said that houses with wood flooring sell faster and for higher prices than houses without wood floors. That is money in your pocket. Today there are more choices than ever from natural wood floors to the engineered wood from Brazilian Cherry to a Bamboo finish and a vast number of choices in between.

Tile
Tile is scratch resistant. Grade III and IV glazed ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to scratching and you never have to worry about a cut or tear like you do with some other types of floors. Tile is also environmentally friendly. Ceramic tile is manufactured using natural materials and does not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.

Modern ceramic manufacturing technology has created virtually an unlimited number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes and textures that will add rich beauty and character to any room's decor. It is also fire resistant. Ceramic tile doesn't burn nor emit toxic fumes. Even hot kitchen pans or skillets will not scorch or melt the surface of glazed ceramic tile. That can be a comfort when you're actively preparing food. In addition, most glazed ceramic tile has a dense body that permits little or no accumulation of moisture. This means spills from common liquids found in a kitchen are not a big concern.

In summary, tile is a practical, functional choice for your floor that offers you a unique opportunity for self-expression because of its beauty, flexibility and design potential.
Ceramic tile exhibits a versatility of colored glazes and decoration, and can range from simple terra cotta tiles to highly decorated individual ceramic tiles creating intricate mosaics. Your choices are almost endless.

Area Rugs
L
ike the "Magic Carpet" of myth and fable, area rugs truly can transport you and your house guests and friends. They can transport your rooms from ordinary to extraordinary.
In fact, the fastest way to change a mood or character of a room is to add an area rug.
Using the appropriate pad, area rugs can go on top of any kind of flooring, usually with dramatic, magical results.

Area rugs also can transform and translate. The right color and texture area rug can transform your room from plain to passionate, from ho-hum to yum-yum. The correct pattern and placement can translate your style into a language all can understand.

A fabulous area rug can make a unique foundation or starting point around which your entire room's décor can be coordinated. The rug becomes your design centerpiece.
Or, the right area rug can deliver a colorful finishing touch; complete your room's décor as a flooring punctuation point. You can also use area rugs to define a space. For the now popular open floor plans, an area rug can create a conversation area, designate an eating space, welcome one into a foyer or usher your guests down a hallway.

Area rugs also offer you other unique capabilities. They are the only flooring product that you can install, then pick up and move. Change them season to season or as your style changes. Area rugs offer you softness, warmth and sound absorption on hard flooring surfaces such as stone and wood. They add another layer of design, luxury and warmth when laid on top of wall-to-wall carpeting. Bare feet will welcome it.

Area rugs can be very inexpensive (cotton and synthetic) or phenomenally expensive (ancient weaves) depending on the material used, how they were made and the degree of artistry or intricacy in their design. Handmade wool, 100% silk or wool and silk Oriental or Persian rugs have been known to last hundreds of years and just seem to increase in value.
Relatively new are the "machine made" rugs, made with sophisticated design patterns on computerized looms that can mimic more intricate and labor intensive handmade rugs at greatly reduced costs. Because they are made by machines it opens up these types of rugs to the mass market. And that's good for everyone.

The bottom line is that there are braided rugs, cotton rugs, natural rugs, exquisite wool and silk Oriental rugs and magnificent Persian rugs. They can be an investment that becomes your family heirloom and is passed down from one generation to the next, or they can be practical and fun design elements that move around to suit your mood.

Other Flooring Products
There many types of flooring products on the market today. This includes wood, vinyl, ceramic, linoleum, marble, slate, granite stone, carpet, pavers, concrete among others. There are way too many to highlight them all here. Choosing the right flooring for a home can be very complex to most consumers. Which is why seeking the help of an interior decorator might be the best choice of all!

We invite you to check out all our resources on this page to broaden your understanding of floors and the available choices that you have. We will be happy to assist you and help you get the flooring that is best for you at the best possible price.

   
 
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