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Superman?…No, it’s Waterproof Flooring!

Not such a strange analogy, because many say waterproof flooring has superpowers. Although tile is waterproof, you do have another choice, and that’s vinyl. Select Floors, a leader in the flooring industry, is going to go over some of the facts about this type of waterproof...

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The Most Important Phase of Carpet Shopping

Shopping for carpet can seem like an overwhelming task, even when you’re fairly sure you know what you want before you get started. There are lots of options to consider when it comes to colors, design, style, and size, in addition to specific benefits...

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Waterproof Flooring: Frequently Asked Questions

One of the major problems that most flooring materials, wood, in particular, run into, is issues stemming from the presence of humidity and moisture. Floors can separate, warp, buckle, and even crack, if water becomes an issue. This has led to an increasing number...

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Knowing the Importance of Carpet Installation

After spending a great deal of time researching, making lists and adjusting your budget, you certainly don’t want to leave the carpet installation of your Marietta, GA carpet up to just anyone. After all, it takes a professional to really get this job done...

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Have You Considered All-Black Carpeting?

At our Select Floors showrooms in Marietta and Roswell, GA, our on-site pros answer a wide range of questions with regards to soft surfacing. Aside from the usual concerns about durability, maintenance, and water-resistance, homeowners wonder about color trends and styles. The fact is,...

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Yes, You Can Salvage Wet Carpeting

Just be sure to act fast! After Florence, this somehow seems like an appropriate subject. Many in places like Marietta, GA, worry about humidity, tropical storms and hurricanes, but don’t let that stop you from having the carpet installation you’ve always dreamed of. A...

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Keep Your Carpeting Clean With These Top Tips!

Keeping a carpet installation clean can be challenging, especially with kids and pets in the house. While your Great Dane tends to track mud throughout the living room, your little ones seem to always get PlayDoh deeply embedded in the surfacing fibers. At Select...

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Things to Know for Your Carpet Installation

If you’ve already chosen the carpet of your dreams, the next important step is choosing a professional for the carpet installation in your Marietta, GA home. While you might be tempted to save a few dollars on your budget by installing it yourself, professional...

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Six Tips for Successful Cabinet Refacing

You’re remodeling your kitchen and you love it, but now you’re getting worried about money because expenses are piling up, like changing the water and gas lines, or even buying new appliances, not to mention the unexpected, such as finding out the subfloor needs...

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Important Facts About Carpet Installation

When it’s time for your carpet installation in Marietta, GA, you want to make sure you’re choosing the right company for the job. There are many factors to consider in making this choice, because the right installers get the job done right the first...

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Cabinet Refacing: Recycle or Replace?

A kitchen remodeling can really add both style and value to your home. But, yikes, replacing those cabinets can be expensive, taking up to 50 percent of your kitchen remodeling budget! On the other hand, cabinets make all the difference between a working kitchen,...

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Crossing the Refinishing Line

Hardwood flooring is some of the most beautiful flooring you can have in your home. Many times when a home is bought, it has some sort of wood flooring installed. The older the home, the more wood flooring it will generally have. Some homes...

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There’s No Need to Fear White Carpeting!

Yes, folks, the truth is, there’s absolutely no reason to fear a white carpet installation. In Marietta, GA. Nowadays, the trend leans towards lighter shades, though white and off-white lead the list of must-have colors. How’s that even possible, you might ask? Well, when it...

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Was My Carpet Installation Done Correctly?

Carpeting adds a lot of beauty and function to a home, and the installation can be tricky, especially on staircases, around baseboards and moldings, and in rooms where the carpet transitions to another flooring material. One thing for sure is that it isn’t a...

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Three Reasons Why Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Begins Buckling

We’ve all experienced it at one point or another, wall-to-wall carpeting that has ripples or areas of bunching that spoils an otherwise beautiful floor covering. This effect in wall-to-wall carpeting is called buckling and, while completely terrible, it is also easily preventable. The first...

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Is Padding Important for My Carpeting?

Yes! You can’t see it, but don’t let it be one of those “out of sight, out of mind” things. A good padding is so important to a beautiful carpet installation, Marietta, GA. Just like paving is the foundation of your driveway, and without asphalt...

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What Causes Wall-to-Wall Carpet to Buckle?

At our Select Floors showrooms in Marietta and Roswell, GA, our on-site experts answer a lot of questions about carpeting. One of the most common queries being, what causes wall-to-wall carpet to buckle? When it comes down to it, there is a long list of...

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Think Twice Before Installing Your Own Carpeting!

At Select Floors, our Marietta and Roswell, GA showroom pros have met a lot of homeowners who want to attempt a DIY carpet installation. Marietta, GA homeowners typically end up regretting this move, and for a very good reason. What’s so complicated about carpet installation, you...

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At Select Floors, we often have customers ask us if it is cheaper to buy new wood flooring, or to choose our professional services in hardwood refinishing. Marietta homes, believe it or not, have a lot of wood floors in them. This is especially...

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Professional Carpet Installation

The importance of a well-done carpet installation in your Marietta, GA home simply cannot be understated. In fact, it can make a world of difference in the overall lifespan of your carpeting. A poorly installed carpet can cause an abundance of premature failures, including seams that...

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What Causes Wall-To-Wall Carpeting to Ripple or Buckle?

To avoid dreaded buckling due to things like humidity or improper carpet installation, Roswell homeowners will most assuredly want to read our Select Floors list of carpeting“Don’ts.” No matter how much attention you pay to your carpets, they may end up with sections that seem wrinkled,...

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Complete Kitchen Remodel or Cabinet Refacing?

Every once in awhile, homeowners get tired of seeing the same old thing, day after day, especially in the kitchen. This is especially the case if you haven’t changed anything in years. Everyday wear and tear is a thing that happens, and it eventually...

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Yes, Even the Allergy and Asthma-Prone Can Have Carpeting

One of the biggest myths, if not the biggest myth, is that a carpet installation will exacerbate respiratory problems. Select Floors addresses some of the biggest myths, showing why everyone can have a carpet installation in Marietta. First, know that carpet absolutely does not contain formaldehyde. As soon...

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Four Easy Ways to Trim Carpet Installation Costs

If you’re not careful, the cost of installing your new carpeting can easily spiral out of control. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate this problem and save money on your Marietta, GA home’s carpet installation. At Select Floors, we thought it might be...

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Your Home is Your Personal Theatre!

Marietta’s new Theatre In The Square just announced the 2018 schedule, so start your planning now: www.mdjonline.com by MDJ Online Staff. While you’re at it, the New Year is a perfect time to think about remodeling your home. Even a mini one will do, just change...

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Seven Reasons to Get Carpet Installation In Your Home

Wow, wow, wow! Did Marietta, Ga. ever see a lot of snow this weekend! http://www.mdjonline.com by Ross Williams. In fact, Marietta Square was pretty empty this past Saturday and, although some thought the combination of snow and Christmas decorations was just too pretty to ignore, the...

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Real Estate, Pets and Carpet Installation: What’s The Link?

What do real estate and pets have in common? A professional carpet installation, that’s what! We’ll explain further in this post but, meanwhile, take a look at this adorable event in Marietta: www.mdjonline.com by MDJ staff. The reason pets and carpet installation have commonality is because professional...

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Call on Select Floors for Carpet Installation in Marietta

Select Floors, with showrooms in Marietta and Roswell, GA, are the flooring experts, carrying only the finest in high-quality carpets. Rest assured, we only carry flooring from well-known, trustworthy manufacturers in a multitude of colors and styles. Do you have questions about carpet installation in Marietta? We...

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Bringing an Old Beloved Marietta Home to New Life

If you drive through Marietta, Georgia you will see many older homes; homes that have stood for generation after generation. Many of these homes are in need of repair or renovation, and one such home recently went through a whole-house renovation that brought it into the...

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Marietta Homeowners Celebrate their Carpet Installation

Okay, we get it. You’re probably wondering what a story about “romantic places for the anniversary” in the Marietta section of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has to do with carpet installation: www.accessatlanta.com Mary Caldwell. Well, we’ll tell you. When you make arrangements for any celebration you...

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The Design of the Room Begins with Flooring

Wow! There are some great new home listings in Marietta, GA and the surrounding areas: Source: www.patch.com Marietta Patch. Whether you’re looking for a new home, or if you simply want to refresh your existing one, always remember that design starts with the flooring! That will...

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Carpet Installation Service You Can Count On

Select Floors knows that carpet installation is important to Marietta homeowners. You’re probably very aware that attempting to install carpet yourself can be a real headache. It can also cost you a lot of extra money, and take much longer than you might want it to....

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Underscoring the Importance of Education

We couldn’t be prouder of Nicole Kempson who was named Cobb County 2017 Teacher of the Year. We read about this in the Marietta Patch: www.patch.com by Craig Johnson. We salute our teachers. Being an educator is one of the most noble professions. It’s not an...

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Quality Carpet Installation is Important

So, you’ve recently found yourself in need of new carpet. You’ve done your due diligence, shopped around, planned your budget and picked the perfect carpet. The only thing left to do now is to install it. Which seems pretty simple, right? Well, it can be....

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Good Carpet Installation Requires a Professional

Have you ever had the nightmare of having beautiful new carpet installed in the Marietta area, and when the job was done, there were ripples where there should have been plush smoothness? Or have you had carpet installed and found that a seam was not glued...

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Roswell Receives Big Award that Honors Town and People

Roswell got a big boost recently when it was awarded a prestigious honor by the Georgia Municipal Association. The judges gave the award to Roswell for its continued awareness and success in advancing housing offerings, job opportunity and creation, and local recreational amenities. At Select Floors,...

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Marietta Doing its Part to Help Storm Victims

The recent storms that roared across Georgia, and other states, has left a wide path of destruction to both properties and persons. While there is no good news to report about these storms, there is good news to report about how people are helping...

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New School Year, 2 New Roswell Schools Open

Roswell schools are back in session again, but this year we have two new schools for our kids to learn in and enjoy. This is good news for everyone in our area, and improves the overall Fulton County School System. We read some interesting...

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Don’t Replace, Rejuvenate

There are many places where you can buy an old home with some historical value involved. The Great Northeast, for example, where the bulk of the original 13 colonies were located, and the birthplace of our government. However, few areas can boast the history...

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When Accident Damages Your Home in Roswell

There are many ways a home can sustain damage. Sometimes we call them acts of God, other times we call them accidents. Regardless of what they are called, a damaged home is both heartbreaking and in need of repairs. Recently, a home in our...

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What on Earth is a Marmoleum Floor?

Believe it or not, linoleum flooring has evolved. Have you ever heard of “Marmoleum”floors? No? Well, don’t feel like you’re left out of the loop…most people have never heard of it – until now. Marmoleum flooring isn’t the typical linoleum you’re used to –...

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How to Get Your Marietta Home Refinished

There comes a time when homeowners may begin to notice that their floors are looking a little worn down and sad. Natural wear and tear is to be expected, and for you lucky homeowners with hardwood flooring, we have a simple, yet perfect solution...

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Tradition Restored

The heart of the southern United States is filled with homes built during the late 18th and the 19th centuries. The primary material use to create the floors in these homes was wood. These floors have withstood the test of time and still maintain...

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Change is afoot at Select Floors

“change” (definition: to become different) Select Floors has seen a lot of “change” recently and we are excited to share it with you. This past September we tripled the size of our showroom. We now have many new flooring products and samples to share with you. Also,...

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Using Grout Pens and Colorants to Fix Stains

Recently, we discussed various cleaning methods for tile and grout surfaces. There is no doubt that dirty, dingy grout can ruin the appearance of even the most pristine floor. If you have attempted to clean your grout to no avail, consider using colorants and...

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How to Maintain Hardwood Floors

When it comes to flooring materials, it’s hard to beat hardwood. Not only is it visually appealing, it’s also durable, long-lasting and versatile. But what type of care do wood floors require? Whether you’ve inherited hardwood with the purchase of a new home or...

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Carpet Trends for 2013

The floors of your home probably see a lot of traffic, especially if you have children and pets. But in combination with other elements like pictures, art, furniture and other adornments, your carpet helps to create the ambiance of your home. Geometric Patterns Modern style is...

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Tile and Stone ~ Easy to Clean?

As discussed in the previous article, tile and stone flooring is a popular option for homeowners and is available in a variety of materials and designs. However, it is important to know the proper cleaning and maintenance techniques for these floors. As with any...

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Is Your Hair Standing on End?

If you’re getting a shock every time you reach for the doorknob or your hair is literally standing on end, it is safe to assume you have a static electricity problem in your home. Static electricity is a common occurrence during the winter months...

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Your Floor’s Finish and Care

Care and maintenance techniques for hardwood finishes in good condition are essentially similar. Methodologies differ, however, regarding the removal of stains or finish restoration for hardwoods. So, how do you discern exactly what type of finish your floor has? Most pre-finished floors installed these...

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Foam Flooring and Care

Previously, we discussed the versatility of foam flooring including its many benefits and applications. Today, we will address the different types of foam floors along with their upkeep and care. Surprisingly, many homeowners remain unaware of foam as a flooring option. The good news...

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Foam Floors for Safety and Fun!

Foam is rapidly gaining popularity as the flooring of choice for active families. The applications are nearly limitless as it is ideal for kids’ rooms, nurseries, home gyms, basements, garages, and much more! Foam flooring is typically comprised of high density Ethylene Vinyl Acetate...

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Gum in Your Carpet?

It’s inevitable; especially if you have kids in the house. Of course, no one will admit to the dastardly deed but the task remains to get it out. Chances are if you’re reading this piece, that particular chore is yours to perform. How difficult...

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Stair Carpet Runners for Safety & Style

Stair runners have long been in vogue due to their inherent beauty and innate ability to add flair and style within a home. But, they are also considered a necessity when it comes to protecting family members. Although some folks prefer the look and...

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All About Tile & Grout Cleaning

Cleaning your tile and grout may not sound terribly glamorous but is an essential task. Most folks tend to procrastinate due to the tedious nature of the task but it doesn’t have to be a difficult chore if you clean your floors on a...

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Choosing the Right Carpet Shampooer

There are plenty of professional companies that can shampoo your carpets and do a terrific job but is it really necessary to pay a fee for this service? The short answer is “no.” The number of products available today at varying price points makes...

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Stained Concrete Makes Sense

Last time, we discussed the benefits associated with rubber mats on concrete flooring. But, what if you want to show off your concrete floor? Is it possible? You bet! Although concrete has been around for a long time, the ability to stain or colorize...

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A Brief History of Carpetbaggers and Their Bags

Following the debt crisis in our nation’s capital and the debate debacle which ensued, it brings to mind other historical matters and the important role carpeting played in our country’s politics. That’s right – good ole’ carpeting! The term “Carpetbaggers” referred to Northern businessmen...

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Kid- Friendly Flooring Options

When it comes to choosing the right schools, the right sports, the right clothes, or the right dining choices for their kids, parents are usually spot on with their decisions; however, when it comes to choosing the right floors for their active children, Mom...

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Random & Fun Facts about Carpet!

1. The term “carpet” derives from the Latin carpere, “to pluck,” probably because carpets were made from unraveled “plucked” fabric. “Carpet” has the same Latin root as carpe diem, literally “pluck/seize the day.” 2. The oldest surviving carpet is the celebrated Pazyryk carpet, which...

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Loopy Carpets!

Previously, we discussed the types of fiber utilized to make carpeting; but there’s much more to the story. There are nearly as many different carpet types as there are fibers! ** Cut Pile has been popular for quite awhile and remains a top-selling choice...

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Aging in Place and Why Carpet Matters

As the Baby Boomer generation grows older and the economy remains challenging, more and more folks are either taking in their elderly parents in order to care for them; or renovating their parents’ homes to allow for aging in place. According to the Carpet and...

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Go Green! Consider Bamboo Flooring

Yes, Virginia, there IS an alternative to wood flooring. It’s called “Bamboo” and is rapidly gaining favor as the flooring of choice for the environmentally conscious and discerning consumer. Bamboo is actually a type of grass, not wood, which bodes well environmentally as bamboo...

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Choosing a Qualified Carpet Cleaning Company

The holidays are over and between the kids and grandchildren running around along with the extra foot traffic from all the visitors, your carpet has undoubtedly taken a beating. Does it look dirty? Should you hire a pro? Let’s face it. Cleaning your carpeting...

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Carpeting Basement Floors

Previously, we discussed a number of viable flooring options for basements. We learned that choosing the right flooring can be tricky when it comes to basements due to moisture issues. Although carpeting is not always recommended due to the prevalence of moisture, if you...

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Best Flooring Options for Basements

Choosing the right floor for a basement can prove difficult; especially if you take into consideration the biggest challenge associated with basement flooring – unwanted moisture. Moisture typically seeps through the concrete and eventually weakens the adhesive bond causing hardwoods to buckle and allowing...

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Tile and Stone Flooring Cleaning & Maintenance

As discussed in the previous article, tile and stone flooring is a popular option for homeowners and is available in a variety of materials and designs. However, it is important to know the proper cleaning and maintenance techniques for these floors. As with any...

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Tile and Stone Flooring Facts

Tile and stone flooring is a popular option for homeowners; particularly in kitchens and baths. The look and feel of these floors is elegant and inviting; the care and upkeep minimal. What you may not realize, however, is the vast number of choices available...

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Care & Maintenance of Berber Carpet

Your Berber carpet’s care actually hinges on the type of Berber carpeting in your home. Last time, we covered the surprising number of materials of which Berber is comprised; this time, we will discuss how to clean and maintain these varying types of carpet....

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All About Berber!

Here’s something you may not know: berber carpeting is named after a Northwestern African tribe. The berber people of this tribe used this fabric, typically created out of wool or camel hair, to cover flooring. Interestingly, they were not the first group to utilize...

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What is Stainmaster, anyway?

DuPont’s Stainmaster and Scotchguard by 3M are two of the most popular types of carpet stain protection utilized today. However, there is quite a bit of difference between the two products. For instance, Scotchguard must be reapplied to carpet following a steam cleaning. Stainmaster,...

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The Difference between Hardwood and Laminate Flooring

We have covered a number of topics regarding the care and maintenance of hardwood floors. We will now discuss the actual difference between hardwood and laminate floors. Is there a difference? Absolutely! In reality, there are many differences between the two. The hardwood versus...

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The Care and Cleaning of Hardwood Floors

People choose hardwood flooring rather than carpeting for a myriad of reasons. Hardwoods convey an essence of warmth and character in your home; there are many different types of hardwoods to choose from containing a tremendous diversity of color, pattern, and grains. However you...

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Atlanta Hardwood Floors

Select Floors works hard to provide dependable customer service, highly qualified installers, and high quality Atlanta hardwood floors to our customers. We carry all major brands in laminate, hardwood, carpet, bamboo, and tile. The owners, operators, and estimators of Select Floors are former installers, so that gives us an advantage...

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Why Carpet Wins Every Time

Interior fashions come and go as quickly as the wind changes, but there’s one trusty addition to your home that you will come to depend upon, no matter what – the warmth of luxurious carpet underfoot. A myth dispelled… There’s a popular myth that carpeted flooring...

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The Cork Flooring Buying Guide

Cork bulletin boards and wine stoppers are familiar objects. A cork floor, however, is still quite new on the design front. That could explain why there are so many misconceptions about cork floors. A cork floor is not as flimsy as a cork bulletin...

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Five Reasons to Choose Cork Flooring

If you’re thinking of replacing your home’s flooring, then you may want to consider cork. In spite of its softness, cork is durable and has several unique advantages that make it a great alternative to more popular materials. In fact, you’ll be amazed at...

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Cool Floors for A Hot Summer

With the advent of record-breaking heat across the country this summer, Tile and stone flooring is a more popular option than ever before for homeowners; particularly in kitchens and baths. The look and feel of these floors is elegant and inviting; the care and...

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