Things I Know

An installation note on the new 8″ x 8″ Armstrong Alterna Tiles. Many thanks to Jane Jane Detwiler of Gary’s Carpet Depot and Flooring for inquiring about the installation of the new 8″ x 8″ Alterna Tiles. The new 8″ x 8″ Alterna Tiles are designed to be installed with the 16″ x 16″ Alterna […]

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Proper Seam Cutting of Residential Sheet Flooring

As the world of Residential Vinyl continues to evolve with more and more fiberglass backed floors, seam cutting procedures have basically remained the same. Whether it is a fiberglass-back, felt-back, or vinyl-back rotovinyl sheet floor, the seams of these products must be overlapped and double cut.  What still surprises me today is how many installers […]

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Choosing the Right Flooring for your Bathroom

The bathroom is often an overlooked space, yet it is easily one of the most important rooms in your house.  Depending on the type of bathroom you’re furnishing – a master, guest, kid’s or other – may change the color or type, but the purpose of the flooring remains the same. The floor needs to […]

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How Moisture Affects Hardwood Flooring

Wood flooring is a natural product that responds to humidity variations by expanding and contracting even though the wood has been dried, cut and processed into flooring. Sometimes these changes may be noticeable. During warm and humid summers wood expands. During dry winter weather, hardwood contracts. This seasonal movement is normal for hardwood flooring. The […]

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