Back to School? Now’s the Time to Refresh the Floors at Home!

It’s September, and you know what that means: The kids are back in school and the house is empty during the day. As a result, this might just be the best time of year to spruce up your home. Of course, here at SMART Carpet and Flooring, we recommend you start with—what else?—the floors!

The Mobile Revolution Comes to Call

As a mobile showroom pioneer in the Northeast, SMART Carpet and Flooring makes sure to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry. We’ve seen a steady stream of mobile showrooms popping up in the tri-state area . . . and even across the country. What’s driving this trend, and how can you as the consumer benefit?

Luxury Vinyl Plank vs. Hardwood Flooring

If you’ve seen luxury vinyl flooring, you know it can look nearly identical to hardwood flooring. What you may not know is why some homeowners choose luxury vinyl plank flooring and others choose hardwood.

So what exactly is luxury vinyl? It’s certainly not the vinyl kitchen flooring many of us remember from childhood. That was typically sheet vinyl, which exists today (albeit in much more beautiful patterns and colors than in decades past), and it’s an entirely different product.

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.