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.

Protect Your Hardwood Floors this Winter

The winter and holiday seasons are a great time to have family and friends over, but that also means that there will be extra feet and high heels scuffing up the floor. High foot traffic on wood floors can cause some homeowners anxiety and extra stress. Luckily, there are some preventative measures you can take to protect your hardwood floors during the holidays.

Keeping Your Carpets Clean During the Holidays

New carpets are great for holiday gatherings when the weather starts to get cold. They provide a comfortable, warm surface for hanging out on and they give your space a gorgeous foundation. But with little children running around and some relatives imbibing on too much holiday cheer, there are bound to be some accidents on the carpet.