The Skinny on Hardwood Flooring: Which Width Works for You?

Ever stood in the hardwood flooring section of your local big-box home improvement store, looked at all the different widths of hardwood flooring, and suddenly remembered the lawn really needed to be mowed? You’re not alone. In fact, “What are the advantages of different hardwood flooring widths?” is one of the top questions homeowners ask us here at SMART Carpet and Flooring. Today, we’ll discuss each of the popular widths so you can determine which one would work best in your home.

DIY July: Make an All-weather Rug for Summer Entertaining

Summer is in full swing, and that means summer entertaining is, too. Is your outdoor living space up to par? If not, here’s an easy (and inexpensive) way to make your patio area more inviting: Make an all-weather rug using indoor/outdoor carpet remnants!

Beat Winter Blues with a Mini Décor Makeover

Between the cold weather, the shorter days, and less time spent outside, it’s easy to let the winter doldrums bring you down. But did you know it’s also much easier than you might think to update your home before spring? If you’re over winter before winter’s over, a mini décor makeover may be just the pick-me-up you—and your home—need.

Red Wine, Chocolate, and Other Valentine's Floor Stains

The wine glass tipped over on the floor, red wine drying into the beautiful hardwood. The chocolate, once so sweet, now melted into the limestone tile. That romantic candlelit dinner for two, remembered in the cold light of day by the oily Alfredo stain on the carpet. It may be the most romantic holiday, but Valentine’s Day can be tough on floors. So this year, SMART Carpet and Flooring is giving you tips on removing those stubborn stains, along with our top warranty recommendations to keep your focus on romance instead of cleaning the floor.

Stone Cold? Not These Floors!

Okay, let’s be honest: Nothing says winter like doing the cold-floor dance on the tiled bathroom floor first thing in the morning. Who wants to think of installing icy cold stone tile flooring this time of year?

Well, welcome to 2017, where private companies are competing to reach the moon, an Italian neurosurgeon is planning the first head transplant . . . and stone tile flooring is comfortable underfoot, even in the bitter cold of January and February.

Is Your Home a Flooring Flop?

If your home has wall-to-wall stains, carpet with more wrinkles than Grandpa, or linoleum that looked fantastic back in the '80s, it might be a flooring flop. But take heart: You’re certainly not alone, based on some of the old flooring our SMART Carpet and Flooring installers pull out of otherwise beautiful homes. And even better, we’ve compiled a list of updated options to help you turn your nest into a flooring feat.