Wow, time flies quickly… it’s already 2017!
The home improvement industry is booming and bustling this year like never before, at an all time high Americans are spending over $170 billion dollars on remodeling and construction projects.
What does this mean? It means styles and trends for interior design change quickly.
Since hardwood is what we specialize in, this week we would like to highlight some of the most prominent hardwood trends of 2017 that you should look out for.
Most homeowners have no clue what the difference is between Engineered and Solid hardwood flooring. Yet, the differences are worth noting. One is not better than the other in every situation, and it’s important to know which one is right for you. Today we’ll cover the basic differences between engineered and solid hardwood, and key need to know information (installation, durability, refinishing, price).
Hardwood floors are a highly valued aspect of any home. According to many realtors and many sources such as HGTV, the NWFA and Forbes: new or updated floors (especially hardwood) can increase the value of your home in many cases. Hardwood flooring has become a sought after item for many homebuyers, especially in Portland’s current housing market. Did you know that the current hardwood floors that you have can be refinished to almost any look for cheap?
You might have noticed, laminate flooring is all the hype in 2016. We completely justify this hype, laminate really has been stepping up it’s game and is definitely worth the attention (and the cost; seriously it’s cheap). Our aim isn’t to convince you to get laminate… we will warn you however that you might do just that. We gave you a heads up, proceed with caution.
You have hardwood floors (or are thinking about getting hardwood floors) but are also a proud pet owner. Claws, urine, teeth, and just their general messiness can cause irreparable damage to hardwood floors if the proper precautions are not taken. Here comes the question; are hardwood floors right for your situation? It depends on many factors and we are here to explore all of the options with you as well as give you some practical tips.