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Should I get hardwood flooring if I have pets?

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A generation of homeowners might tell you that wood flooring is not the best option for pet owners, but we have news that could change all that. In today's post, we will talk more about the pet-friendliness of these floors and how to start from the very beginning to make them that way.Consider all ...
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Waterproof flooring is durable and attractive

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You may only think you need waterproof floors if you have an area in danger of water damage, but there are plenty other reasons to choose this flooring format. For instance, you can achieve both outstanding durability and impressive visuals, and we're going to tell you more about that in today's ...
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Can I get a wood-look LVT flooring option?

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If you are looking for a wood look in your new floor covering, luxury vinyl flooring gives you unique possibilities that are sure to fit any décor scheme. Luxury vinyl tile, also known as LVT flooring, has some beautiful options that look just like natural hardwood, so read along with today's post ...
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How is hardness measured in hardwood?

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The Janka Scale of Hardness is the industry standard for determining whether or not hardwood is suitable for flooring. It measures dent and wear resistance but not scratch resistance. What is Janka?Created in 1906 by Austrian Wood Researcher Gabriel Janka, this test uses a steel ball with a 2 X 2 X ...
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Does waterproof flooring need an attached pad?

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Waterproof floors offer a wealth of great benefits for every room in your home, especially those where water damage can be a genuine possibility. But do these materials need an attached pad?We are going to answer that question briefly in today's post. So read along to find the answers you need....
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Can luxury vinyl flooring be installed over concrete?

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One of the most common practices in many flooring installations is to install a brand new floor covering over an existing one if the specifically required criterion is met. In today's post, we will find out if luxury vinyl flooring can be installed over concrete, so read along for the information ...
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Can you have hardwood and carpet on stairs?

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Having both hardwood and carpet on your stairs is an easy task when you employ stair runners for their proper usage. Wooden stairs are safe, durable, and long-lasting, and carpet can protect the wood even further from wear and damage, so they are a perfect match.Wood flooring can do so muchWhether ...
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How is waterproof flooring installed?

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As you browse your options for an outstanding waterproof floor covering, you may begin to wonder how this particular floor covering is installed, and we have your answer. Since various materials can protect against water damage, we will tell you about the most popular, so read along with today’s ...
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Why is luxury vinyl so popular?

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If you have been searching very long for a new floor covering, you have probably heard about luxury vinyl flooring a few times. These floors are trendy among homeowners for various reasons, and we are going to talk a little more about that as you follow along with today’s post.The best in luxury ...
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Our hardwood flooring selection guide, just for you

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If you are new to hardwood flooring, you are likely amazed at the wide variety of options you have access to. The good news is we can help by offering you this brief hardwood flooring selection guide to read along with today's post for more important information.Choose the hardwood that fits you ...
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What rooms are suitable for waterproof flooring?

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When you think of waterproof flooring, are there specific rooms that come to mind right away? Often, basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are the most common placement for these surfaces.However, we have some information for you about the placement of these products, and we would like to share ...
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What is loose-lay luxury vinyl flooring?

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Luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for any room of your home, with outstanding benefits that include stunning visuals, fantastic durability, and a lifespan that makes it all worthwhile. However, when a quick and easy installation is just as important to you, we recommend loose-lay vinyl, ...
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When are hardwood floors worth saving?

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Hardwood flooring has always been one of the most appealing flooring choices for homeowners, and that's not a trend that appears to be slacking off anytime soon. But we know that sometimes wear, and damage can make it seems as if the only thing left to do is replace your flooring with new.Are these ...
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Benefits of waterproof flooring

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One of the primary reasons to choose waterproof flooring is the benefit it brings to your household in protecting against water and liquid damage of all kinds. Today we want to discuss even more excellent benefits that you can take advantage of by choosing these products for your home, so read ...
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Is luxury vinyl flooring eco-friendly?

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Luxury vinyl flooring offers many attributes that work to your benefit, especially when you want something specific. But what about eco-friendly options in this particular flooring line?Today, we’re going to address whether or not the luxury vinyl line has eco-friendly options. Follow along to find ...
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What hardwood floor colors do people prefer most?

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Your hardwood flooring color matters a great deal, especially when you need or want to match a particular interior design scheme. Some floor colors are more popular or preferred than others, and we will discuss your options right now.Hardwood floors have great visual appealThanks to extensive ...
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Is laminate flooring waterproof?

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The truth is laminate flooring is not waterproof in the sense that it is entirely impervious to water. Certain products provide more water resistance than others, however, and we’re going to talk a bit more about the reasons for this.Waterproof: laminate or luxury vinyl?The water resistance you get ...
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Is luxury vinyl recyclable?

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Luxury vinyl flooring is currently one of the most popular on the market, and many homeowners are starting to ask about its sustainability. More specifically, a question we frequently hear is whether it can be recycled, and we are going to take a deeper look at that in today’s post.Luxury vinyl has ...
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The best way to care for waterproof flooring

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Luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent waterproof choice, with beautiful visuals, exceptional durability, and a useful lifespan. But you might wonder how best to care for these floors, and that’s what we’d like to tell you about now.Vinyl floors are easy-maintenance waterproofWhen you have ...
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Does the width of hardwood floors matter?

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It can, depending upon your decorating style, as well as the room in which you plan to install.  Wide hardwood planks are currently trending, but they can make an already small room look smaller, and you may prefer a narrower one. They also have darker tones and a vintage, antique look that tends ...
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Is rigid core flooring waterproof?

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If you’re wondering if rigid core flooring is waterproof, the answer is a resounding yes. You’ll find complete protection against water damage with these floors, and they look as good as they protect.But we want to tell you more about these floor coverings and what you can expect once they are in ...
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What type of luxury vinyl flooring options are there?

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When you consider luxury vinyl flooring for your home, you’ll want to know about your specific options and how they will benefit your home and lifestyle. We’re here today to tell you about some of those options, so read along with us!Luxury vinyl floors can do so muchSome of the best décor matches ...
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When do I know when to refinish my hardwood floors?

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Many homeowners know about the refinishing process for hardwood flooring, but it can be tricky to figure out whether it’s time to schedule one for yourself. So, how do you know when to refinish your floors?Let’s look at some ideas that will help you determine whether your floors need to be ...
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How to maintain hardwood floors

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It’s hard not to love wood flooring because it's rich, elegant, and adds classic style to your home. Hardwood floors never go out of style, add value to a property and last for decades; indeed, they often look even better with age. They’re also relatively easy to maintain; read further for some ...
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Can waterproof flooring match my décor?

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It’s always important to find the flooring that matches both your requirements décor. Many products offer durability, a great lifespan, and other essential characteristics, but visuals play a huge role in many homes.Waterproof floors can be visually excitingThere’s no doubt that there is a specific ...
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Bathroom decorating tips: Is luxury vinyl flooring a good fit?

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As you begin to think about your options in decorating your bathroom, luxury vinyl flooring is sure to come up as a possibility. But is it a good fit for this room?These floors offer such a variety of benefits; it's a fantastic fit for this space and every other room in your home as well! Let’s ...
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Can waterproof flooring be floating?

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When it is waterproof vinyl, the answer is yes; it can be installed as a floating floor. These waterproof floors are newer versions of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) and are the hottest thing on the market today. They have all the style and durability of LVF, but with technologically advanced cores, ...
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The difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?

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In most cases, you’ll never know the difference between solid and engineered wood flooring because they look identical once the installation is complete, especially to an untrained eye. The differences between the two are more subtle and have to do more with specific functionality.What kind of ...
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2021 Waterproof flooring trends

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Waterproof flooring, an engineered vinyl, is a trend, being the hottest new thing on the market. Today's consumer, more than ever, is looking for a flooring solution that is not only beautiful but also long-lasting with a wide range of functional capabilities.  Waterproof floors have it all while ...
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Luxury vinyl flooring styles

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Luxury vinyl flooring gives you so many options; you might wonder where to start your shopping experience. If you're looking for the best appearance options, you might want to consider the variety of styles available in this flooring line.These floors offer many visuals; you'll easily find a match ...
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Flooring services satisfy many needs

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Family-owned Kelly's Carpet Omaha is a flooring company in Omaha, Nebraska that offers residential and commercial installation and much more. We aim to please! Our customer-friendly offerings range from an easy-to-navigate showroom to convenient financing options. We can satisfy your flooring needs....
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Can luxury vinyl flooring look like tile?

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When luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) is cut into square, groutable tile-sized pieces, it is referred to as LVT. LVF follows all current industry trends so that you can get luxury vinyl tile floors in an almost unlimited number of colors and patterns and various shapes and sizes, including large format ...
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The difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring

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Thanks to timeless elegance, stunning good looks, and a lifespan that means you may never need to replace your floors again, wood flooring seems always to be popular. When you factor in the ability to personalize these floors to your specifications, you have a material that makes it well worth your ...
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What is SPC waterproof flooring?

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Sometimes, only great waterproof flooring will do when you're searching for the perfect floor covering for your home. There are lots of options, with a variety of core materials to accomplish the task necessary.Stone plastic composite (SPC), for example, is an excellent choice when you're looking ...
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Is luxury vinyl plank flooring durable?

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If you're looking for a dependably durable floor covering, luxury vinyl floors give you plenty of options.They're perfect for even the busiest households, with children and pets, and give you an excellent lifespan, even under those trying circumstances.You'll undoubtedly want to find out more about ...
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What is the best way to clean vinyl flooring?

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One of the many benefits of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) is that it is so low maintenance we say it will change your life. Combine that with high-end style, affordability, durability, and it will also transform your home.Whether it's LVT flooring or luxury vinyl plank, regular maintenance includes a ...
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What species are native to Omaha, NE?

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If you’re looking for a wood flooring that’s not just stunning, durable, and long-lasting, you might consider which species are native to the Omaha, NE area. This will be a fantastic conversation starter at get-togethers, but there could be many more benefits as well.How to get authentic native ...
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What is WPC flooring?

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When you’re searching for the perfect waterproof flooring, you're sure to hear the term WPC. This stands for wood-plastic composite and makes up the core of your chosen floor covering to protect against water damage altogether.Waterproof floors are perfect for bathrooms, laundry rooms, and ...
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What’s the difference between luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile?

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Luxury vinyl flooring offers the outstanding options of both plank and tile styles, and we are often asked, what’s the difference between the two? The primary difference lies in the appearance, where one resembles solid hardwood, and the other takes on the appearance of all-natural stone flooring....
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How do I clean luxury vinyl floors?

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Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) is low maintenance and require very little attention. However, like anything, the floors will perform better and last even longer when properly taken care of. Here, from Kelly's Carpet Omaha, a complete, detailed schedule will help you keep track of upkeep.Sweep ...
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Do you need underlayment for hardwood flooring?

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Homeowners often have questions about the new flooring process, but for those who select wood flooring, one of those questions concerns the necessity of an underlayment. Do you need underlayment for hardwood flooring?The most straightforward answer to the question is usually. And if you'll read ...
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Looks you can achieve with waterproof flooring

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Waterproof floors do so much more than merely protect your home from water damage, although that is a massive part of what makes them so highly sought after. They provide a wealth of appearance options as well, for every space in your home.When you’re ready to both protect and beautify your home, ...
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Is luxury vinyl flooring scratch resistant?

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Seriously considering luxury vinyl flooring for your next project means taking a lot of the benefits and characteristics into consideration as well. The visuals, lifespan, and durability of this fantastic flooring have a lot to do with its added value in your home. The good news is, it’s easy to ...
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Is luxury vinyl flooring good if you have pets?

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Luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent option for pet owners for a variety of reasons. It not only offers the durability that stands up well under the playful antics of your animals, but it’s also waterproof.In addition to being an excellent option for your protecting your floors, these materials ...
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Is there a naturally white hardwood flooring option?

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White hardwood floors are those natural materials that are light in color and accept stain very well. They may not be white, as we know white to be as a color, but they are light and provide a crisp, airy ambiance to your spaces.Finding out which wood flooring species best fits this description can ...
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Is SPC, WPC, and luxury vinyl all waterproof?

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Yes, this is all waterproof flooring.  An  SPC (stone plastic composite) or WPC (wood plastic composite) floor is luxury vinyl, but instead of the traditional vinyl composite core, it has a technologically advanced one that gives an even higher level of protection.  Neither SPC nor WPC will peel or ...
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The Olympic Swim Trials have nothing on this…

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So, we often get asked the question, “Is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof?” What is the answer? Well, were Reuben sandwiches invented in Omaha? Did a WWII Japanese balloon bomb drop in the middle of our city? Is Bob 3,000 feet long? Yes, the answer is yes!WaterproofLet’s clarify for a minute what ...
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What makes waterproof flooring so durable?

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Luxury vinyl flooring comes in planks and tiles that are composed of four layers. It is this combination of materials, along with the unique characteristics of each layer, that makes the flooring durable. Vinyl floors offer a no-fuss, less costly alternative to floors constructed of natural ...
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What are tongue and groove wood floors?

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You've heard this phrase if you've ever shopped for hardwood flooring. It refers to the joining of materials, such as hardwood boards (but sometimes you also see it in paneling or other materials), while still giving them some flexibility.  This is traditional, and it’s a technique that’s often ...
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What does water-resistant flooring mean?

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For those in a position where waterproof flooring is necessary, you'll want to know as much about the materials as possible. It’s the best way to make sure you get the level of protection you need, along with other key features that might be important to you.For instance, if you need waterproof ...
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How is luxury vinyl flooring constructed?

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Looking for a new addition to your home but not sure what to choose? Luxury vinyl flooring not only mimics the style of hardwood planks but also provides a replica of it that endures the test of time too. At what’s typically a fraction of the cost of many other materials, luxury vinyl is sure to ...
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What are the different styles of waterproof and water-resistant flooring?

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Most flooring is made of a water-resistant material. In general, flooring materials differ in the degree to which they repel water. Even traditional hardwood flooring, which is installed in the home, is well sealed and somewhat tolerant of water. So hardwood is at one end of the spectrum while ...
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Can you install hardwood flooring on top of concrete?

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One of the most common questions concerning hardwood flooring is whether it can be installed over concrete. A quick answer is yes, but there are a few critical pieces of information you need for a successful installation.In addition to a few essential rules for this type of installation, you’ll ...
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What are my options for waterproof flooring?

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The good news is with so many waterproof flooring options on the market today, there's virtually something for everyone.  They all come in a dizzying array of colors, patterns, and designs. One big example is waterproof wood-look. Many love it and wood floors are a trend that's not expected to end ...
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Is luxury vinyl flooring durable?

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Luxury vinyl flooring is a highly sought-after floor covering that offers a wealth of great benefits, including excellent durability. This durability makes it an excellent choice for busy households and commercial applications alike.If you’ve never experienced all that this floor covering has to ...
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How to clean luxury vinyl tile floors

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Luxury vinyl tile flooring offers fantastic options in appearance, functionality, durability, and lifespan, thanks to a variety of factors. It’s easy to add this material to any room, on any level of your home. But once it’s installed, what’s the best way to keep these floors looking their best?How ...
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What species are used to make hardwood?

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Hardwood flooring comes in a wide variety of species, but there are five that are the most popular choices.  Here’s a breakdown of the top five.Oak has two popular versionsThe most common one in the oak family is red. This hardwood is suitable for most floors, with warm tones that range from pink ...
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Waterproof vs water-resistant flooring: What's the difference?

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One question we hear often is this: What's the difference between waterproof and water-resistant?Waterproof, such as any vinyl flooring, means impervious to liquid. Water-resistance is highly watertight, but there's always a chance that something will get through.Don't accept any vague answer from ...
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Why should I consider luxury vinyl flooring?

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If this is your first experience with luxury vinyl, you might be asking yourself, why should I consider luxury vinyl flooring?The truth is there are many reasons to choose this floor covering for your home. No matter which spaces need flooring, it’s still a great choice.These floors offer plenty of ...
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Luxury vinyl: for a budget-friendly retro design

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As a luxury vinyl flooring retailer, we keep our ear to the ground for trends, and, right now, one of the hottest ones is the retro decor. People are using it in kitchens and baths, as well as living rooms, bedroom spaces, and game areas. Thanks to modern technology, luxury vinyl flooring is ...
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Let’s find out how hardwood flooring can work for you

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There’s nothing quite like hardwood flooring to bring genuine elegance and a timeless appearance to so many of your spaces. To make it even more appealing, you’ll find you can even personalize the presentation in a variety of different ways.But there’s so much more to this material than just good ...
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Luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof

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Vinyl is water repelling flooring that can be placed throughout the home. This floor covering provides no-fuss spill and pet accident clean-up. It also offers peace of mind. Because it won't swell even when submerged in water, you don't need to worry about floor damage when the basement floods or ...
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Luxury vinyl flooring makes a difference

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When you opt for luxury vinyl flooring for your home, whether new construction or remodel, you’ll find some fantastic benefits awaiting you. These floors are aesthetically pleasing but can also stand up to a great deal of activity and wear, exactly where you need it most.These floors are an ...
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SmartStrand carpet: perfect for homes with pets

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Durability, stain and soil resistance, as well as traction, are the biggest concerns of the pet owner.  After that comes softness and warmth; pets spend much of their day lying around and napping. Especially if you have a senior or arthritic pet, he or she will appreciate the extra comfort....
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Here’s why laminate is more crucial than ever

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Laminate flooring has always been a popular flooring material for homeowners all over the country. With stunning aesthetics and excellent benefits, you can’t go wrong with these floors in most spaces of your home. But manufacturers just keep making these materials better and better.Now you can ...
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5 things we love about quality LVT floors

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At Kelly’s Carpet Omaha, one of our most in-demand flooring types is luxury vinyl. Be it in plank or tile form, it’s a surfacing alternative with a whole lot of excellent qualities to offer. Durable, scratch-resistant, and unbelievably stylish, it’s an affordable way to get the exotic installation ...
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Waterproof flooring retains its good looks when soaked

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Waterproof flooring is a practical flooring option that gives homeowners peace of mind. Dry off a floor that has been soaked in water, and it returns to its original condition. While it's ideal for basements, bathrooms, and kitchens, this floor covering can be installed in any room of the house. ...
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Are you ready for SmartStrand flooring in your home?

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If you’ve not yet heard about or experienced SmartStrand flooring for yourself, then you’re going to want to find out more. Having carpet floors is one thing, but the unrivaled elegance, comfort, and durability of this material is quite another.When you finally see it for yourself, you’ll ...
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Love your laminate flooring and all its benefits

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Laminate flooring isn’t just an affordable floor covering, though that’s certainly one of its many benefits. It also provides great durability, stability, and functionality as well as some of the most beautiful appearance options available on the market today.Many choose this floor covering for its ...
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Top 3 favorite floors that can handle water

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Whether you're looking for water-resistant or waterproof flooring, you're likely in search of a reliable, dependable installation for your busy household. So, it is key to find the perfect waterproof flooring retailer. While some families constantly worry about the kids spilling drinks everywhere, ...
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What are LVT and LVP flooring and what’s the difference?

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If you’re like many homeowners today, many of the acronyms you come across can be confusing, to say the very least. Today, we’re going to tell you a little about luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP).The differences are subtle but might be different enough to make one better for you ...
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Got kids? SmartStrand carpet may be the right choice

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Carpet is not only beautiful, but it’s also hard-working. It reduces noise and prevents hard falls and can even keep you warm because of its thermal inertia which gives the ability to retain heat.We know kids run and jump. They can be loud, messy and, let’s be honest, a little clumsy. Of course, ...
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Can I install laminate in my basement?

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Laminate flooring is stylish, easy to care for, simple to install and affordable. Highly durable, it’s one of the most recommended products for large families with kids and pets. Always highly moisture resistant, it hasn’t been recommended for wet spaces like below-grade areas since it wasn’t ...
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Should I have a waterproof floor in my dining room?

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Yes, because that space is often the frequent recipient of spills.  It's also usually just off the kitchen and dining areas often have an entrance to the yard, deck, and pool.People tend to think they’re fine if they don’t live in flood zones, but, as any flooring retailer explains, we create a lot ...
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What are LVT and LVP?

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They are just initials. Or acronyms, for luxury vinyl tile or luxury vinyl plank flooring. You’ll often hear a retailer just refer to them as LVT or LVP Flooring.Many wonder what the difference is between luxury vinyl (LVF) and just plain vinyl. LVF is thicker and, depending on the core, there ...
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Does everyone need waterproof flooring?

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Yes, you should have waterproof flooring for peace of mind. Just because you haven’t had an indoor flood or burst pipe yet doesn’t mean you’ll never have one.Sometimes they can even seem to come out of nowhere.That happened to me. I had three floods in four months. First, a slow-running sink drain ...
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Laminate is always a great choice for your new flooring

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Laminate flooring has lots of great features and benefits that make it an appropriate choice for a wide variety of spaces in your home. This is backed up by the fact that it remains one of the most popular materials in the flooring industry.In addition to durability, great looks, and a nice ...
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The advantages of adding a luxury vinyl installation to your home

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How do luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) compare to other hard surfacing options? While so many alternative flooring materials available, how do you know LVT or LVP would be best for your home makeover? Find out if one of these two choices would be ideal for your upcoming ...
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LVP vs LVT: the difference?

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It’s overwhelming enough to shop for flooring, what with all the variety.Additional terms like LVP and LVT can make it even more dizzying.These initials stand for luxury vinyl plank and tile. To complicate matters, even more, you can also get the material in sheet form, but seams make it look even ...
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Why choose SmartStrand carpet?

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For areas in your home where traffic is high, especially if you have pets and children, carpet is often the furthest thing from your mind when shopping for new flooring. Many homeowners fear permanent stains or the reduction of lifespan that often comes in these spaces.The good news is that it ...
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Are your laminate facts current?

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Laminate flooring has been around for quite some time, but as a product, many upgrades have been made throughout its lifespan. If you haven’t recently researched these products, you might find your information to be a bit outdated.To catch up with all the latest facts, advantages, and appearance ...
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How to choose the best waterproof flooring for pets

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If you have pets at home, then you know how lovely they are to have around – and how much damage they can do to your floors! From dents to scratches, stains to hair everything, our dear fluffy companions can create a bit of a mess, even if they don't mean to. Luckily, there's waterproof flooring to ...
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Is luxury vinyl pet-friendly?

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Overall, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) are widely known for being soft and warm underfoot, easily cleaned, cost-effective, and long-lasting. In short, that’s mostly why its popularity has soared since its modern manufacturing makeover a few years ago. However, there’s another ...
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Top 5 tips to match SmartStrand carpet and home decor

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Are trying to figure out what flooring will best match your home décor? If so, before you make any decisions, it’s essential to take a few moments to consider the room you’re redoing. In doing so, you’ll be able to address what SmartStrand carpet could handle the amount of traffic in that space, as ...
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Get the most from your waterproof flooring

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Get the most from your waterproof flooringSome homeowners believe the only use for waterproof flooring is in those areas, such as basements and laundry rooms that tend to take on the most moisture and chance of leaks. There's no doubt that these spaces are a good use for the materials, and you're ...
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