Your 4th of July festivities may have fizzled, but cue the fireworks once again, because FloorMall.com , the leader in quality flooring online, has announced its Step Into Summer Flooring Sweepstakes ! FloorMall.com has partnered with Brand Ambassador and mom blogger Crissy Page, of DearCrissy.com , to bring you an incredible opportunity to enter and win 500 square feet of beautiful Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Flooring, at over $1,200 in value, with free shipping to one qualifying winner! “As a long-standing customer of FloorMall.com, I am beyond thrilled to have been selected as a FloorMall Brand Ambassador, and to be hosting the Step Into Summer Flooring Sweepstakes on my blog. My family and I adore the laminate flooring that we purchased from FloorMall in 2008, and I would recommend FloorMall.com to anyone seeking great flooring and a wonderful online shopping experience.” —Crissy Page of DearCrissy.com FloorMall.com offers a wide variety of trusted brand names in traditional flooring materials, as well as the latest trends and innovations in popular eco-friendly flooring options including cork and bamboo.
Are You Sliding Into The Dogfood? Are you sliding on your floors , even though you don’t want to? Some floors become tilted due to earthquakes and settling. Test your floors by carefully placing a tennis ball in several parts of the room. If the ball rolls, there’s a tilt, and you can call in an expert to give you an evaluation. They may have to level off your floors by jacking them up with concrete pylons. This may sound horrendous but it’s not usually that bad. Watch your roof though — some timbers become bowed up do the pressure. Once your floor is level you will probably have to put some new flooring in. Take a look at the floormall.com website and it can show you the wide variety that’s available. Your subfloors need to be smooth and glue and nail free if you’re putting in some flooring . Scrape off any old bumpy products and sweep them up. Test the level of it by using the old tennis ball again. Make sure that you have the proper adhesive or nails and the proper underlayment if required. There’s new bamboo flooring out that snaps together and it already has attached cork backing to cushion your steps. That’s one easy floor to lay down for the do-it-yourselfer. Bamboo flooring is a great and very renewable flooring because it grows so fast and it’s not a tree. Be careful of using a small office chair with hard wheels on it, because you can dent it. A chair mat is a very easy solution. There are all kinds of bamboo flooring options at floormall.com
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Who, in their right mind at least, would enjoy paying, for instance, two dollars for a cork tile , when they can pay one dollar? This is what Marc Henderson, founder of Floormall.com thought of, when he first conceived of this great online company. Floormall.com has been in existence for over seven years. They strive to achieve the lowest possible prices for their customers by working closely with manufacturers both large and small, in order to obtain those generous discounts. Floormall.com has had some extremely interesting requests from customers. One of the most memorable was a request put in by the South Eastern Railway Museum in Duluth Georgia. They wanted to restore the Warren G. Harding train, and needed fine tile along the lines of that which had been used in a few Pullman rail cars from the 1920s. Floormall.com is proud to be able to help the museum restore a prized piece of our American history
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As we move into Summer, thoughts of the holidays may already be looming in the back of your mind. If there’s always a large crowd over at your house for Thanksgiving or Hannukah or Christmas and New Year’s, consider re-doing your dining room. The floors may need replacing, and the walls repainting, and perhaps you need a new dining table. What type of flooring is best for a dining area? A solid and non-porous surface is easier to clean. It could be hardwood , laminate , tiles , linoleum , or something else. If you have no idea what you’d like then looking through a virtual catalog, such as the ones they have at floormall.com, may inspire you. Some flooring is easier to install than others. Click and lock or floating floors are the easiest. A piece of linoleum would be okay and it’s super-easy to put down, and there isn’t any worry that it’ll look old-fashioned, these days. That would be good for an informal dining room but if you have a more formal one as well, then hardwood flooring or stone or ceramic tiles may work better. They can be a little harder to install but a pro could be hired as well as getting more info on the process through floormall.com. Spacers should be used and there are different placement patterns for ceramic or stone tiles . Sealing the floor that’s in a dining room is crucial because of spills. Tiles and their grout can be sealed, as well as hardwood flooring . Linoleum is already sealed and vinyl is as well. After you install your new dining room floor , or have it installed, get some advice on what type of cleaning products to use. When the dining room has been refreshed you can decide on whether you want to use your old dining table and chairs, or get some new ones. Whatever choice you make you’ll want your new floor to be showcased! A homeowner may also want a rug (cleanable) under the dining table. After everything is done you can work on the extra-fun part — a centerpiece
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Ever wanted a real man-cave — perhaps a cozy pub or media room? Many homeowners want to make a dedicated “man cave” but don’t really know how to go about it. Think of the flooring first. If you want the real cave look, then dark hardwood is the way to go. This also works for the darkened aspects of a media room. You can’t have all of those big games reflecting off a light wood floor ! Real rock or pebbles can be added for that genuine cave feel, and perhaps they could be on an accent wall or around a fireplace. These can be hard to stick to a vertical surface so get a bit of advice if you aren’t too confident in this aspect of your room creation. There’s also an option of painting your walls, and an accent color on one of them always draws attention to the TV or fireplace, or behind the bar. Take a look at all of the engineered hardwood in darker shades that they have at floormall.com. After you figure out your floors , and always be sure and calculate for a little extra in case of damage a few years down the road, and you’ve decided on how you want your walls to look, then determine what type of furniture you want, and if there’s room for a nice wet bar over in a corner. If you have a larger room or basement you can put the bar against a back wall for that real pub look. There has to be room for a big-screen TV so figure out where that’s going and if you have the right satellite or cable connections. Allow space in case you want a bigger TV down the road, and look to make some built-in storage for the satellite receiver, PVR etc. A rug is always nice on the floor and it can help define the seating area. For some great alternative floor coverings, check out floormall.com . If your home is a bit tight on space for guests, for instance, there’s furniture out there that can make you man cave into a guest room/office/media room, so it will be truly multi-purpose. Murphy beds come in modern configurations and there’s one that, when it’s folded up, has a desk that you can use. Bookshelves are available and putting one on either side could counterbalance your TV wall at the other end of the man-cave
It is with great excitement that Floormall.com announces it will now be offering simpleFLOORS’ design-conscious flooring to residential and commercial markets. Online retailer FloorMall.com has entered into a partnership with flooring vendor simpleFLOORS and will be selling their high quality, privately labeled flooring products.
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Stone Tile at Floormall.com If you live in the country, or an urban area that gets a lot of dust or mud or rain or snow, then the room or rooms that your family enters first, may need a new floor . A solid floor may prove invaluable. Linoleum or vinyl tile could be put down in a mud room or a family room entered from the patio. If entry is through a front door then a tiled entryway will work, which can then lead into your hardwood or other flooring in a living room. A tiled foyer could also lead to carpeting or rugs . If there’s a mat that is washable and put down right as people enter your home, then this can hold any dust or moisture. Check out a few ideas for these critical areas, on floormall.com. Stone tiles are also a beautiful addition to any room whether it’s subjected to dust and moisture, or not. They come in many colors and can include slate , granite and even marble (for those mansions!) Because natural stone tiles are not made in a factory and are cut to size, the measurements do vary quite a bit. This will be noticeable if you lay them square-on in a checkerboard pattern. These kinds of tiles need to be laid in a staggered pattern so any slight variances will blend right in, and you won’t see them. To view a huge variety of stone and other tiles, check out floormall.com.
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If your floor or floors are in disrepair then Summer fun plans may have to be put on hold. Starting your renovation or floor repair now will get it done in plenty of time for barbecues and outdoor parties. Hardwood flooring repairs can be as simple as renting a sander, buffing the old finish and scratches out of your floor, and then resealing. Your flooring has to have a few years of life left in it for this to happen, though. You can’t refinish what’s not there. Floors must be made from solid hardwood and not be engineered, for you to be able to sand them. Good hardwood flooring can be refinished several times. Poor quality maybe only once. If you have a period home then the floors are probably quite thick and you’ll do just fine refinishing them. Grab some free advice from floormall.com and you can see what you may need to buy for your project. Perhaps there are a few planks that have become damaged in your hardwood floors. When hardwood flooring is first installed it’s always a good idea to save some pieces of the wood. Of course, if your house was built a couple of centuries ago, that’s not going to happen. If you have had your home built, or put in a hardwood floor recently, then replacing those few planks is pretty easy. Basically, you have to pry up the damaged ones, cut the new ones to size and then glue and nail them down. All old glue and nails or staples have to be removed. Refinishing with a stain and sealer can be a little tricky because it has to be matched and integrated into the old floor. Some stores can color match stains and paint, because computers are used, so check that concept out if you don’t have a can of the old stain in your garage or shed. If you are going to be installing or have installed, an entire room of hardwood flooring , then the choices are many. Do you have hardwood floors throughout your home or just in this one room? If you have other rooms with floors like this and if there’s a room separation (perhaps this room has tiles etc.) then there shouldn’t be any problems. If this room where you are installing or replacing the hardwood in butts up against another hardwood floor, then you may want to get as close to that one’s color and type of wood as you can. If you have to match hardwoods with another floor, then look online at floormall.com and you can find hardwood flooring of all types. You’ll be able to match up your old floors that way. Whatever way you go, hardwood flooring is an enduring, warm, durable and extremely attractive flooring choice. Along with stone and ceramic tiles, it’s been around for a very long time
Have you gotten tired of those funny sounds that floors sometimes make when you walk on them? Old floors can get really waxy and gummy and look really, really dingy. Perhaps it’s time to check out some new types of floors that are becoming popular. Cork flooring is becoming an excellent choice for flooring. It’s environmentally friendly (cork oak trees re-grow this inner bark in a few years) so it’s renewable, like giant bamboo is. Although giant bamboo is cut down, it’s just a grass and it does get big really fast so that’s the feature that makes it very “green”. Cork flooring usually comes in tile form and these do vary in quality and coloration, so checking out some samples online at floormall.com will steer you in the right direction. One advantage to cork flooring is that you will not be sticking to it. Cork can be sealed quite nicely so you won’t worry about the porosity very much. Cork provides warmth and insulation and a certain “bounciness” to your floors. It’s a new and quite in vogue flooring product for offices, especially. There are some sound insulating qualities which make it a great choice for the home office. Libraries, if you are so fortunate to have one of these book repositories in your home, or a den, also are good candidates for cork flooring . A lot of homeowners can install cork floors themselves but the product may not be available in all home improvement stores. You can look online at the various types, availability, and installation tips. Visiting a good site like floormall.com will get you on the right track
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