Year: 2018

rubber tiles in home gym

Best Floors for Home Gyms

When you’ve secured all the right equipment for an awesome workout space, look down. The right home gym flooring does more than just support all the workout equipment; workout room flooring is durable enough to handle all the rigors of a good workout, soft enough to protect the body from injury caused by continuous impact, […]

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5 Floors for Homes with Radiant Heat

On cold Wisconsin winter days, underfloor radiant heat can feel excellent—especially when coming in from the cold. For homes built with in-floor radiant heat, the heating system is installed during the building process. Other homeowners add an in-floor radiant heat pad to certain rooms, such as laundry rooms, bathrooms, and mudrooms. Radiant Heat Floor Covering […]

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Basement Family Room Flooring Ideas

Basement family room flooring needs to be durable, comfortable, and—most importantly—able to withstand the moisture that comes with our Wisconsin basements. Basement slabs are porous and moisture is continuously seeping through the slab. Because of the moisture (and common high humidity levels in basements), wood and laminate floors are not recommended for basements. There are […]

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10 Great-Looking DIY Flooring Ideas

If you’re the handy type, this list of do-it-yourself flooring ideas is for you AND your guests. Let’s face it, the best part of a DIY flooring project (besides the price tag) is the moment of the big reveal. DIYers, you know what we’re talking about: the moment when guests are awestruck by your phenomenal […]

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cherry colored laminate floor in kitchen

Luxury Vinyl vs. Laminate: What is the difference?

Wood floors are a beautiful floor, but are not always the best option for a busy household with children and pets. For families who want floors that look like wood without the worry, luxury vinyl and laminate are the natural choices; however, both flooring options come with the questions: what’s the difference between luxury vinyl […]

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6 Cleaning Tricks that Ready Your Home for the Holidays

As long as your home looks beautiful for the holidays, it doesn’t matter how it happened, right? You’ve heard the stories of the relative who brought the “homemade” apple pie in the pan with the store label on the bottom. The best stories are the ones that no one finds out about…like these cleaning hacks […]

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The Best Floors for Basements that Flood

When a basement is prone to flooding, homeowners need to worry about more than the typical basement moisture; they need to be concerned about the possibility of submersion. Only a few waterproof basement flooring options can stand up to a foot or more of water on them. If your basement is prone to flooding, mention […]

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Durable Entryway Flooring Ideas (That Look Great!)

Puddles, snowy boots, sand, gravel, wet footprints, foot traffic, paw traffic. Home entryway flooring has to be durable enough to handle it all—and still look terrific enough for guests. The list of flooring ideas tough enough to be installed in an entryway are fairly short, but the amount of styles and entryway flooring design ideas […]

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5 (Incredibly) Low Maintenance Flooring Ideas

The term “low maintenance flooring” means something different to everyone. For some, it translates into a floor that is durable and tough. “Low maintenance” means the toughest floors that can take all the heavy foot (and paw) traffic and spills that life can throw at it. For others, low maintenance is synonymous with easy-to-clean; these […]

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Hardwood Flooring Types: What’s the best wood floor for my home?

Wood flooring adds warmth and style to any room; however, the right wood flooring for a home isn’t always the classic hardwoods that were installed in our great-grandparents’ home. Today’s homeowners have options for hardwood flooring types that families years ago could only dream about: hardwood, engineered wood, laminate, and luxury vinyl floors. All these […]

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