Flooring for the Empty Nest

Ah, spring: the season of new life . . . and, for many parents, of graduation and, in a few short months, the empty nest. It's an adjustment for the entire family, a bittersweet time of pride and excitement mixed with a touch of loss. If you're facing the empty nest next fall,

Resolution Redo? Get a Jump Start on Your 2018 Home Improvement Resolutions

We're a few weeks into 2018, and everyone here at SMART Carpet and Flooring hopes you're up and running with your resolutions. If one of those resolutions includes home improvement, know you're not alone: We have some practical and affordable flooring ideas to help you make 2018 the year you update your home!

High Style for High-Traffic Areas

Do your home’s high-traffic areas reflect your style? Do they look as clean and attractive as you want them to, or is that wear and tear starting to take its toll on the flooring? If it is, don’t panic: Today we’re talking high style for high-traffic areas, and we’ll give you some ideas for immediately updating these often overlooked spots that have such an impact on your home’s look and feel.

Does Your Entry Welcome Holiday Visitors?

For many Americans, Halloween marks the start of the holiday season. The holidays are often filled with food, warmth, and laughter with friends and family, along with seasonal decorations inside and out. Maybe you’re someone who loves to welcome holiday visitors . . . but does your home welcome them as well? Specifically, does your entryway or foyer look and feel as welcoming as it could?

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.