Flooring

Save Your Deck or Concrete Patio with Olympic Rescue It!

Save Your Deck or Concrete Patio with Olympic Rescue It!

With the proper preparation, this 100% acrylic coating fills wood and concrete cracks up to ¼″ deep and is a great product for the restoration of a worn deck or patio.

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Dyson has finally entered the world of robot vacuums with the Dyson 360 Eye. Never touch your vacuum again.

How to Apply an Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

How to Apply an Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Rescue your garage floors from stains and dirt with a durable epoxy finish that you can apply yourself

Choosing Carpet 101

Choosing Carpet 101

A simple guide to choosing and buying broadloom carpet

Impressions Hardwood Collection Flooring Giveaway

Impressions Hardwood Collection Flooring Giveaway

Win $3,000 of hardwood flooring and transform your home today

Upgrade Your Home with Hardwood Flooring

Upgrade Your Home with Hardwood Flooring

The many benefits of hardwood flooring are tough to ignore and include beauty, maintenance and allergy free

How to Epoxy Your Floor for a Durable Surface and Clean Look

How to Epoxy Your Floor for a Durable Surface and Clean Look

Epoxy floor paint makes a great surface for your utility or storage room

Mohawk Flooring That’s Good for the Earth and Your Pets

Mohawk Flooring That’s Good for the Earth and Your Pets

Save your floors from your pets

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

In April I had the overwhelming pleasure of being included on the VIP Press Tour of the Coverings Tile show, an international trade show for all facets of the tile and stone industry, held in Orlando, Florida. For three days I was immersed in the world of tile, and I […]

New Baby, New Carpet – A Stainmaster Solarmax Makeover

New Baby, New Carpet – A Stainmaster Solarmax Makeover

Our friend Janis was recently blessed with the birth of a baby boy who is only one month older than our son which means we’ve already got the perfect playmate. She lives down the street from us in a one-bedroom condo and shares her apartment with her dog Sake. Janis […]

How To Clean Rugs the Easy Way

How To Clean Rugs the Easy Way

With a new baby in the house and a need to have our home thoroughly clean, we started from the ground up. We’ve got hardwood floors and use carpets throughout our home. We’ve rented the Rug-Doctor cleaners which worked okay but the results were never that great and the effort […]

Would You Create Your Own Carpet With Pencil? This Guy Did!

Would You Create Your Own Carpet With Pencil? This Guy Did!

File this one under “simply amazing.” Artist Jonathan Brechignac has undertaken an incredibly ambitious project. He’s spent more than a year creating carpet for his home using a Biro pencil. That’s right — a pencil! I learned about the project thanks to a post on Bit Rebels by Richard Darell, […]

Get A Sneak Peek At 2012 Flooring Trends

Get A Sneak Peek At 2012 Flooring Trends

2011 is slowly winding down (eeeekkk!!), so that means we’ll start to see more trend forecasts emerge for 2012. If you’re considering a flooring purchase within the next several months, we’ve got a sneak peek at next year’s flooring trends thanks to Shelley Pond’s post on the official SURFACES/StonExpo Blog. […]

Shaw Floors’ 30 Days Of HGTV Kicks Off TODAY – Vote And Win!

Shaw Floors’ 30 Days Of HGTV Kicks Off TODAY – Vote And Win!

In July, I received the chance of a lifetime and joined fellow DIY/shelter bloggers for a design challenge sponsored by Shaw Floors. Our task was simple: Build a room from the floor up. And because we were hosted by Shaw Floors, our room’s floors were the key component. After being […]

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

Chainsaws and Flooring: C&H Heads to NC for Husqvarna and Shaw Floors Events

This week we’re covering two great events that we didn’t want to miss this week. I’m spending two days at the Husqvarna Research and Development facility in Charlotte, NC, learning about their latest products and testing chainsaws, trimmers, blowers and mowers. Katy is just down the road in Asheville, NC […]

Transform A Room With Smith & Fong’s Plyboo Neopolitan Flooring

Transform A Room With Smith & Fong’s Plyboo Neopolitan Flooring

There are so many things I love about blogging for C&H, and one of them includes browsing shelter magazines and websites for the latest and greatest products. Some of them are definitely splurge-worthy, but we can dream, can’t we? I’ve found the newest item to add to my wishlist. Smith […]

Add Style, Function To Your Outdoor Space With Carpet

Add Style, Function To Your Outdoor Space With Carpet

With summer in full swing, your home’s outdoor areas are likely getting a lot of use. We’ve already talked about how to create a year-round outdoor living space, complete with furniture and seasonal elements. When you’re creating such an area, you may also want to consider adding flooring–and what better […]

Best Bets For Universal Design-Friendly Flooring

Best Bets For Universal Design-Friendly Flooring

You’ve probably heard of the term universal design, especially as it’s applied to helping people age within their homes. Yet universal design isn’t an age-specific term; at its core, universal design is about enhancing accessibility, function and performance within a space, regardless of a person’s age or physical condition. One […]

Trend Watch: Wood-Look Tile

Trend Watch: Wood-Look Tile

For look, finish and durability, hardwoods are hard to beat. But what about using hardwoods in rooms that are more suited to other types of materials, such as the bathroom? Thanks to an increasing availability of wood-look tile, you can extend the look of wood throughout your entire home while […]

When–And How–To Use A Carpet Steamer

When–And How–To Use A Carpet Steamer

If you have carpeting in your home, you’re probably no stranger to spot treating when faced with unexpected spills and messes. At least once a year, however, it’s a good idea to steam clean your carpets, which will help remove dirt and debris, as well as prolong the life of […]

Need An Alternative To Hardwoods? Try Plywood!

Need An Alternative To Hardwoods? Try Plywood!

Although carpet still makes up the majority of flooring sales, you can’t deny the popularity–and prevalence–of hardwood floors. The durable material makes it great for a variety of rooms, and with woods available in a wide range of colors and textures, you can typically find what you need to complete […]