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Best Flooring For Cats & Dogs

Pet Friendly Flooring Options Pets spend so much time on the floor — laying, sleeping, walking, running. Other surfaces like hardwood and tile are slippery, and your pet could slip and injure themselves while trying to play. Carpet is a great option to keep your pets happy and healthy. Pets can also cause damage to […]

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The 2022 Guide of Best Flooring Options for Basements

Basements can have so much potential for imaginative homeowners— studio space, gym, family room, extra bedrooms (for the in-laws or teenagers). To realize that potential, basements need to be finished, which means installing flooring. But many homeowners and landlords aren’t sure which flooring material is appropriate for their basement. There are many considerations to take […]

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Your Guide to Carpet Types

From Berber to Saxony Carpet Textures & Piles Understanding a few simple basics about carpet construction will help you make the right choice for your lifestyle and budget. Textured Plush Textured plush is similar to plush pile, but the yarns are cut to different lengths and laid at different angles, lending the carpet a little […]

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Laminate Flooring 101: Beauty & Durability at an Affordable Price

In your home, there can be certain areas where the floors are used more than others. For example, the entranceway to your home likely takes on more traffic than the floors of your bedrooms or bathroom. If you’ve got children, then rooms like the kitchen, living room, and dining room may, also, be high traffic […]

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5 Hardwood Flooring Trends for 2022

The new year brings with it fresh starts, new opportunities and a chance to take a look around to make the kinds of changes you’ve been wanting to make – this includes your flooring! If you’re looking for a great, timeless and classic look for your home, hardwood is always the homeowner favorite. Through every […]

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Step into Spring with Stylish Hardwood

Now that we’re a few months into the new year, we’re seeing tons of new hardwood flooring trends for 2019, ranging from gray stains to wider planks. Every room in your home requires a different kind of flooring, given that each room serves a different purpose. Living room areas and kitchen areas are much more […]


7 Ways to Protect Your Floors From Holiday Foot Traffic

The Holiday season is the best time of year! Dinner parties, loved ones, family and having people over to celebrate the end of the year together are just a few reasons December is just a great time to send out some invites! Hosting a holiday party comes with plenty of its stressors (and tons of […]


6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

The anticipation of a new year brings with it thoughts of change, improvement and big plans for the upcoming months. Personal resolutions are always at the top of our lists, but what about our homes? From purging your closets of clutter to keeping your home safe year round, here are a few New Year’s resolutions […]


6 Simple Ways to Prepare for the Holidays

The best part of the holiday season (besides all the delicious food, of course) is welcoming family, friends and loved ones into the warm, cozy and inviting atmosphere of your festive home. There’s something so invigorating about a bustling home dripping in twinkling lights, decorations and the smell of your favorite holiday meals. However, all […]


Basement Flooring & Moisture 101

Whether you’re looking to renovate or starting from scratch, your basement is a space that can be used for a multitude of purposes. From a playroom or a den to a work space or livable apartment, Chicago homes give you plenty of basement space to take advantage of. However, before you start spending time down […]