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  • 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…

  • Carpet Removal Tips

    Whether you’re swapping out older carpet for a newer design or going with a different type of flooring, you’ll have to remove the existing carpet. And even if you’re calling in…

  • Would You Self-Install Carpet?

    Most flooring projects can be filed under the DIY category. But what about installing carpet? (And we’re not talking FLOR tiles, although they’re certainly an attractive flooring option–and can be quickly…

  • Painted Hardwood Floors

    We’ve talked before about the pros and cons of painting wood trim and brick walls/fireplaces. Although there’s no doubt that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the look…

  • C&H Best Of SURFACES 2011

    We recently traveled to Las Vegas for SURFACES, and for 2.5 days were immersed in the world of flooring. This was the first year that SURFACES co-located with StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, creating…

  • Cork Floors Are A Versatile, Eco-Friendly Choice

    We’ve already talked briefly about cork floors here at C&H. They’re an especially good option for your kitchen because they provide a softer, more shock absorbent surface that’s ideal if you…

  • What To Ask When Buying Flooring

    After attending last week’s SURFACES flooring show in Las Vegas, we’ve got floors on the brain! One of the surprising facts we learned while at the show is despite flooring’s cost…

  • Radiant Heat Flooring

    One of the most brilliant modern day conveniences is radiant heat flooring. The demand for this feature is becoming stronger each year and not only are people installing it in kitchens…

  • The Dyson City Is Oh So Pretty

    New from Dyson this year is the DC26 Multi floor or better known as the “Dyson City”. As with all Dyson vacuums the Dyson City uses Root Cyclone technology which means…

  • Spare Change Equals New Floor

    I can’t get enough of unconventional materials used in a DIY project, or even ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways. My latest inspiration? Flooring created from pennies. What a brilliant way…

  • Belt Tiles Make Sophisticated Flooring A Cinch

    File this one under “What will they think of next?” You’ve heard about using reclaimed wood for floors, but how about accessories? Ting London, the brainchild of designer Inghua Ting, has…

  • Hardwood Floor Installation Tutorial

    Whether you opt for light or dark, new or reclaimed, installing hardwood floors in all or a portion of your home is a surefire way to introduce a completely new aesthetic–and…

  • Refinish Your Wood Floors on a DIY Budget

    Whenever I am visiting my family at home, my mother has the same complaint about her house: the wood floors. She’d love to refinish them but with an elderly dog, other…

  • Use Whitewash Or Pickling To Refresh Hardwood Floors

    If you’re eager to alter the color of your hardwood floors but prefer a more classic, timeless hue, consider a gentle alteration using two techniques: whitewashing and pickling. Whitewashing, an ideal…

  • Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

    Yesterday we had an opportunity to visit the Shaw Floors campus in Dalton, GA. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities and shown the process it takes…

  • 3 Ways to Compare Carpet Installation Quotes

    This week our editor Timothy Dahl is in Dalton, GA (the unofficial carpet capital of the world) visiting with Shaw Floors. We thought this was the perfect time to breakdown the…