The Boomers are staying home. According to the American Association of Retired People (AARP), 87% of Americans would like to age in place. That means they want to remain in their current homes rather than move to assisted living communities or other living options as they age.
Installing new flooring is one of the most high-impact and accessible changes you can make to your first house. As a bonus, brand-new floors can instantly provide a fresh, modern and clean living space in your previously-owned home. In today’s post, we’ll talk about our top flooring choices for your first 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!
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.