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Preparation for the Hike: That Long Walk in Decorating Your Home

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SmartStrand™ Naturals and Metro Flooring of San Diego will help youPlan ahead. That’s exactly what park rangers are telling San Diego residents about surviving when hiking. They’re offering training courses every Sunday at San Diego Park to teach people about creating a home in the wilderness.To ...
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When You Need Waterproof Flooring, Choose COREtec

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Sometimes, you need specialty flooring, because nothing else will do. If you find yourself in need of waterproof flooring, it can be hard to find one that is truly waterproof. Needs like this call for COREtec waterproof flooring and you can find it at Metro Flooring.In case you’ve never heard of ...
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In San Diego, Answers May Lie in COREtec Waterproof Flooring

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San Diego’s heat wave will gradually ease this week, and then spike again the next week, the National Weather Service says. The first part of the story is:“The preliminary long-term forecast indicates that the Fourth of July will be pleasant, with coastal highs in the mid-70s and temperatures in ...
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SmartStrand Silk: A Pet Owners Best Friend.

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We all love the plush comfort and elegance of a nice soft carpet, but we also all hate the hassle of cleaning them up. Nobody understands this better than a pet-owner.Pets are great! They provide companionship, laughter, protection, and comfort. As magical as they may be, they also provide a little ...
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In San Diego, Designing For Both Form AND Function

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When you think about it, interior and exterior design is similar. It’s just that one is inside and the other, well, outside. Right now, we’re seeing all kinds of articles on landscape design, but a recent story in the San Diego Tribune peaked our interest. They listed some questions that one should ...
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Waterproof Floors… The Next Big Thing!

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At Metro Flooring in San Diego, CA, we have watched hard-surface flooring evolve over the past two decades. From the trend toward more domestic and exotic species in solid both and engineered hardwoods displaying natural characteristics in varying widths and lengths adorning hand-scraped and wire-...
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San Diego Sees Big Increase in Population Numbers

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If you have been thinking that there are more people living in San Diego recently, you are not wrong. A new study has come out with some interesting details about population increases in several cities, including our own. Here is the first part of that story:“San Diego added 15,715 residents ...
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Have You Heard of the New SmartStrand Silk Line of Carpeting?

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If you are looking for new carpeting, and you want the softest carpet on the market today, then you should look into the SmartStrand™ Silk line. This remarkable carpet has many, many benefits to offer you, not just its incredible softness, and we have it right here at Metro Flooring in San Diego. ...
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San Diego Baseball Game Gets Rained Out! Seriously?

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A recent rain out to a ball game in San Diego proves that it does rain in Southern California. While the stoppage of the game came as a surprise to some, others were not so alarmed as rain comes to this area more than some people want to admit. Here is the first part of this story:“SAN DIEGO -- Two ...
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Time for New Flooring? Consider the Many Benefits of COREtec Flooring

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When homeowners and business owners often first hear about COREtec flooring, they may imagine that this waterproof flooring will look utilitarian or bland. This is not true, at all. At Metro Flooring in San Diego, CA, we have a wonderful selection of COREtec flooring that we are sure will impress ...
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San Diego Homes Continue to Increase, Good News for Most Homeowners

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While most areas of America are experiencing stagnant home prices, San Diego is not. In fact, new reports suggest that home prices in our area have increased, and continue to do so. Here is the first part of a story we read recently:“SAN DIEGO, CA -- The value of homes in San Diego rose by 1 ...
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Find SmartStrand Naturals at Metro Flooring in San Diego, CA

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If you live in San Diego and have been looking for SmartStrand™ Naturals from Mohawk, but finding it difficult to find a flooring store that carries a good selection, we invite you to visit with us at Metro Flooring. When you visit our San Diego showroom, you will find a huge selection of brand-...
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Affordable Home Improvements that Can Add Value to Any Home

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For many homeowners in San Diego, adding market resale value to the home is always a priority. At Metro Flooring, we recently read an interesting article that listed some ways to add value to a home without spending a lot of money. We would like to share this article with you, but would also like ...
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When You Have SmartStrand Silk Carpet, You Have the Softest Carpet on The Market

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Have you been looking for the softest carpet on the market today; it is known as SmartStrand™ Silk from Mohawk. If you are not familiar with this carpet, the best way to get to know it is to see it for yourself at Metro Flooring in San Diego. In the meantime, here are a few things about it that you ...
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San Diego Sees Nice Bump in Employment Rates; Construction Leads the Way

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There is some good news in the employment rates in San Diego, and that is always a good thing to hear. With lots of details to announce, we are only providing the first bit of this story, and a link to the full thing. One of the leading sectors hiring more people is construction, and that includes ...
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Looking for COREtec Waterproof Flooring? See Us at Metro Flooring!

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When you are looking for quality COREtec waterproof flooring, come see us at Metro Flooring in San Diego, CA. We know that many homeowners and business owners are interested in this remarkable flooring system, but are having problems finding reliable flooring vendors that carry this product. We ...
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Did You Know San Diego is One of the Happiest Cities to Live In?

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Did you know that if you live in either San Diego or Chula Vista, you are living in two of the happiest places in America? While you, as an individual, may disagree with this assessment, a new report has come out stating that our city of San Diego is, indeed, a happy place to live. Here is the ...
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What You May or May Not Know About Mohawk SmartStrand Naturals

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At Metro Flooring in San Diego, we carry a great line of the new Mohawk carpet, SmartStrand Naturals. This line of carpeting is so remarkable that we thought we would share a few facts about it with you here. We hope that this information will be useful to any homeowners who are currently looking ...
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Let COREtec Waterproof Flooring Protect Your Sub-Flooring!

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It is no secret that wet, nasty weather has hit many parts of California lately, and those who have COREtec waterproof flooring installed in their home or business are thankful that they do. It is also no secret that water can damage flooring that is not waterproof and lead to costly repairs or ...
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Replacing Weather Damaged Carpet? Consider SmartStrand Silk

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Some of our customers have come into our showroom looking for replacement carpeting, asking us about SmartStrand™ Silk, and if it can deliver all that it promises. The answer is: Yes! This new fiber line from Mohawk is, perhaps, one of the very best carpet lines in the world today, and for good ...
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Has San Diego Become too Expensive for Homeowners?

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Most of those who watch the local San Diego housing news already know that prices of homes have increased significantly over the last few years. They may also know that few people are able to qualify for mortgages, unless those applicants have great paying jobs. All this has led to what some are ...
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Is COREtec Waterproof Flooring a Good Investment?

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At Metro Flooring in San Diego, we often hear the question: Is COREtec waterproof flooring a good investment? The general answer is, yes. But, why is this flooring system a good investment? What makes it so special? And who benefits most from it? Let's take a look at these questions and the answers ...
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San Diego Sees Damage from Recent Storms and Flooding

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Mid-January has brought some very bad weather to the San Diego area. Flooding, wind damage, and other bits of wicked weather have been seen all over the county. First responders have been working overtime to help as many people as possible, including some who were stranded in trees as flood waters ...
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When it Comes SmartStrand Naturals Metro Flooring Has it All!

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Have you been looking for a flooring store in the San Diego area that carries the Mohawk line of SmartStrand™ Naturals? If you have, and have come up short, we invite you to visit with us at Metro Flooring. We have a great selection of Mohawk carpeting, including SmartStrand Naturals.If you are not ...
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Wild Weather Comes to San Diego and More May Come Later On

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Many of those who do not live in San Diego think that our local weather is always sunny and calm. We who live here know differently. A good example of that just occurred, and there is probably more of this type of bad weather that may hit us during the upcoming months. Here is just a portion of a ...
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San Diego Gets the Best SmartStrand Silk Carpeting at Metro Flooring

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Homeowners all across America are turning to the new Mohawk line of SmartStrand™ Silk carpeting, and for good reasons. If you are not familiar with this line of carpeting, you may be in for some pleasant surprises, especially if you own a home with active kids or pets. Any homeowner in, or around, ...
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Will San Diego Allow New Home Construction or Not?

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If you have been looking for a place to build a new home in, or near, San Diego, you may have noticed a lack of possible places to build. This is not by accident, according to many of those who have been looking into this. Here at Metro Flooring, we serve a lot of customers who have decided to stay ...
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COREtec Waterproof Flooring is Truly Waterproof!

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Here at Metro Flooring in San Diego, we are often asked if COREtec waterproof flooring is really waterproof? The answer is yes! Unlike many systems that are only water-resistant, COREtec is truly waterproof. Here are a few more facts about this remarkable luxury vinyl flooring system that you may ...
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Good News for New Home Closings in San Diego

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Anyone watching the local real estate market in San Diego already knows there are some problems. One of the biggest has been home buyers finding new homes that they could afford. While home prices continue to climb, it does seem as if more people are able to close on homes of late. A recent story ...
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Give Your Home the Gift of SmartStrand™ Naturals Carpet This Year

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Have you seen the new line of Mohawk SmartSmart Naturals carpeting? If not, we encourage you to come visit with us at Metro Flooring in San Diego. We have seen many different types of carpeting over the years, but have rarely been so impressed as we are with the Mohawk line of SmartStrand™ ...
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Is It Cheaper to Buy Homes in Honolulu or San Diego?

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We all know that home prices in San Diego have been going up, and, in some cases, going up a lot. But, if someone were to ask you if the cost of a home here was more or less than the cost of home in Honolulu, what would you answer? If you said Honolulu was more expensive, you would be wrong. It ...
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Mohawk's SmartStrand Silk: The Most Amazing Carpet Ever!

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Have you heard about SmartStrand® Silk carpeting? If not, you owe it to yourself and family to look into this remarkable, new line of carpeting. At Metro Flooring in San Diego, we are proud to carry this line of carpeting, and proud to carry for it less money than many of our local competitors. ...
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Modern Technology Helps UCSD to Meet Energy Goals

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It seems that new tech innovations are everywhere. From self-driving cars, to wireless thermostats, to carpeting that will not stain, technology has come a long way. In a recent case study we came upon, we learned how the University of California, San Diego used high-tech thermostats to reduce its ...
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COREtec Flooring Solves Your Subfloor Installation Problems

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At Metro Flooring in San Diego, we have many people come to us ask us about the COREtec line of flooring. Some of these people, homeowners and business owners alike, have existing issues with the flooring that they have now and ask if COREtec can be installed over these problematic subfloors. The ...
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HERO Program Helps Protect Some San Diego Homeowners

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At Metro Flooring in San Diego, we have heard stories about bad contractors doing poor work for some homeowners. Generally, these contractors get away with their scams, at least for a while. Now, however, it will be harder for crooks to cheat homeowners under the new HERO Program. Here is a bit of ...
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Unequaled Stain Resistance with Mohawk SmartStrand Naturals Carpet

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 Have you heard about the Mohawk SmartStrand™ Naturals carpeting that is becoming one of America's most popular carpeting systems? If not, you owe it to yourself to learn more about this remarkable carpet and the many benefits that it offers homeowners. While there is a lot we can say about this ...
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San Diego Gets Lucky on Weather Events...So Far

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Anyone who has been paying attention to the weather lately will know that many parts of America are getting hammered. The eastern coast just experienced Hurricane Matthew; fires are popping up everywhere due to drought conditions, which is yet another problem in many places; and the Santa Ana winds ...
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Looking for Mohawk SmartStrand™ Silk Carpeting? We Have it At Metro Flooring!

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Have you been looking for, or thinking about, the incredible SmartStrand™ Silk carpeting system? If so, you are not alone. This new carpeting from Mohawk offers some of the best benefits that you will find in any brand of carpet, bar none. Here is why so many people are turning to Mohawk for their ...
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Is San Diego Making it Harder to Build Affordable Homes?

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If you have wondered where all the affordable homes in San Diego have gone, there may be an answer coming out. At Metro Flooring, we came across an interesting article recently that attempts to address this issue. While we cannot say that the article is true in all respects, it does bring up some ...
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Why Is The COREtec Wear Layer So Special?

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You have heard about COREtec flooring systems, but you may not know why its wear layer is so unique and special. The truth is that the entire construction of these modern systems from US Floors is special, but let's focus on the surface layer, the layer that you see and step on.To begin, your new ...
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San Diego Looking at Stronger Real Estate Market

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It looks like San Diego is doing well in terms of real estate. At least that is what is being reported. This is welcome news, as California has suffered some of the worst drops in home values over the last decade or so. We read:“New escrows in August portend strong real estate activity in the month ...
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Why SmartStrand® Naturals is the Best Choice for Busy Families

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Did you know that Mohawk's SmartStrand® Naturals line of fine carpeting is a great choice for busy families? In fact, it may be the best option for those who need to keep their carpeting clean and fresh, but do not have a ton of time to clean and maintain their carpeting. Here are a few reasons why ...
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Home Sales around San Diego Hit Lowest Levels in Half a Decade

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It would seem that the housing market in Southern California has a mind of its own. This is true for all areas from San Diego to Los Angeles. One monthly report suggests that the market is heading back toward where it should be, and, boom, the next month, the stats reverse. That is what the latest ...
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SmartStrand Silk Is Not Your Usual Carpeting System

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If you have been looking for new carpeting, you may have heard about the new Mohawk carpeting system known as SmartStrand® Silk. This new flooring is remarkable in a number of ways, some of which you may not heard about yet. Metro Flooring, located in San Diego, would like to share a few of the ...
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More Housing Inventory Good News for San Diego Home Buyers

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It is no secret that many of those who would like to buy a home in California, and San Diego in particular, have seen fewer homes on the market for some time now. That may be changing a little. According to the California Association of Realtors, inventory may be increasing, and that means more ...
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Dry to the COREtec

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Flooring choices are usually relegated to the color, style and pattern categories, because they are often being used more as a design element. When there is a shift in the way a building material is viewed, the original purpose for it frequently falls by the wayside. What I’m trying to say is that ...
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How San Diego Homeowners Can Avoid Big Décor Mistakes

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A lot of homeowners in the San Diego area love the ocean and want to bring some of that seaside décor into their homes. Homeowners have been doing this for years, and not just in San Diego, but all over the world where homes are located on or near the beach. One interior designer, however, warns ...
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Have You Seen the $800K Home Made from Shipping Containers?

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At Metro Flooring, we have seen a lot of different homes. We often go out to homes to measure rooms for new flooring, or go to homes to install new flooring, but we have never been to a home built out of shipping containers. We recently saw a story in the LA Times that caught our eye and thought we ...
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COREtec Waterproof Flooring and COREtec Plus Waterproof Flooring

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At Metro Flooring, we offer the best products under the COREtec waterproof flooring brand. Some of our customers, however, have asked about the differences between some of these products. We would like to explain, briefly, some of the differences you find between these waterproof flooring systems....
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Get to Know SmartStrand® Silk Carpeting from Metro Flooring

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Today's savvy homeowner wants more when buying new carpeting and SmartStrand® Silk delivers on that front. In fact, this new line of carpet from Mohawk offers a wealth of benefits that consumers love and appreciate, especially those who have pets or kids in their homes. At Metro Flooring, we ...
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Ideas for Your Dream Home

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I found this at  http://www.strongmindbraveheart.com/24-inspirational-ideas-dream-home/What I can tell you is that whatever you want from your dream home, you most likely have never thought of any of these unusual but amazing ideas.I have to warn you that after seeing these, you will most likely ...
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Shop Smart - Spend your time and money wisely by following these shopping tips.

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Measurements and MaterialsOnce you know what materials you are looking for, locate your home’s current floor plan or draw a simple outline of the rooms where you are changing out flooring.  The drawing should include:Each room’s basic dimensions of length and width, including closets.Room exits....
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5 Kitchen design rules to get style out of function (from Design and Style)

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No other room in the house is more specifically designed for practical purposes than the kitchen. With all the necessary functions to cram in, style can often take a backseat when it comes to kitchen design choices, but there’s still plenty you can do.1. Gadgets for style, not just functionModern ...
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What is Luxury Vinyl Tile?

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Luxury vinyl tile (LVT), also known as luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl flooring (LVF), is a type of resilient flooring that loosely describes a vinyl-based flooring product that closely mimics the look of a natural material through realistic images and textures.Using the words “luxury” ...
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Know Your Porcelain

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Understanding the product is the key to design and specificationPorcelain tile is one of the fastest growing categories in the ceramic tile industry, especially in North America.  It has enjoyed such a meteoric rise in popularity that many consumers and designers are narrowing their choices to ...
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Frank Lloyd Wright and Organic Architecture

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Wright stressed that “Organic Architecture” should be viewed as a philosophy rather than as a style. As a philosophy, Wright’s designs could change in appearance yet be governed by uniform organizing principles.Thus, the designs of a monolithic concrete structure such as Unity Temple in Oak Park, ...
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What are today's top colors in home design?

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From the worlds of fashion, furnishings, and international culture, Shaw's skilled and knowledgeable experts have identified today's top eight colors below. What do you think? Are you seeing these colors in your own home?Cloud GrayThe absolute perfect gray is comparable to the color of the clouds ...
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How ceramic tile is made

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Ceramic tile as we know it today has been around for several millennia.  As technology progressed the manufacturing process was modernized, but the basic process remains the same.  Ceramic tile is simply man-made stone so it should be no surprise that the production process mimics nature’s ...
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Hardwood Flooring Design Tips

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No matter what your decorating tastes or lifestyle you can always find a variety of choices in hardwood flooring to enhance your décor and add richness to any room. Hardwood floors come in a wide variety of wood species, widths, stains and finishes today which means you no longer have to settle for ...
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Tile Education: A Historical Look At The Original Floor

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Ceramics originated in Ancient Egypt around 4700 BC and have been found in the oldest pyramids, the ruins of Babylon, and the remains of ancient Greek and Roman cities.Tiling spread west from the Middle East, maturing in Persia and becoming popular in Europe during the 11th century, when mosaic ...
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What is the standard for determining the size of a grout joint?

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In general, there is not a specific standard for the size of a grout joint.  However, there are many relevant parameters that should be considered.What is the amount of variation from tile to tile?Are the edges of the tile linear or irregular (e.g. “hand-molded”)How big is the tile?What is the ...
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Ten tips to ensure a luxury vinyl plank or tile floor remains looking new

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Read the manual. This is the first and easiest step to a long, happier, flooring experience, yet so many of us skip it. No one knows a floor better than the people who made its, so we should all follow the manufacturer’s advice.Sweep or vacuum a couple of times a week -- maybe more if conditions ...
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CRI Mounts All-Out Effort to Debunk Common Carpet Misconceptions

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The carpet industry is constantly bombarded with tales of doctors who tell their patients to remove carpet from their homes because it aggravates their asthma and is a contributing factor to poor indoor air quality.  We also hear the one about mold making kids sick in school and that the cure all ...
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WHAT DO I WANT MY HOME TO FEEL LIKE?

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Ask yourself this? "What do I want my home to feel like when I walk into the door?" "Do I want it to be a quiet oasis with soothing color palettes?" This can be achieved by layering multiple patterns in fabrics and soft luscious carpets.The soft surfaces not only absorb irritating noise, but also ...
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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR INSTALLATION

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This is a reprint of our installation tips brochure, but I thought it would be a good subject for a blog post because so many people aren’t sure what to expect or what to do.  So read on, I hope this helpsProtect your valuablesIf you have agreed to move the furniture, you must remove all of the ...
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