Cut Pile vs. Loop Pile Carpet

When selecting carpet flooring, many homeowners pay the most attention to their preferred colors and patterns, while all but ignoring piling and textural considerations. Carpet construction can have a big impact on your interior's look and the feel of your carpet, so it is worthwhile to think carefully about your preferences. Knowing the differences between…

Loop Pile vs. Cut Pile Carpet

There are many types of carpeting out there, and it can be hard to remember the specific names and qualities of each. But that’s alright because when it comes down to it, there are really just two carpet types you need to know: loop pile and cut pile. Your carpet’s pile type will have a…

How to Get Rid of the “New Carpet” Smell

As many homeowners have discovered, new carpeting often has a distinctive, unpleasant smell. This can, in some cases, be made even worse by certain adhesives used to glue the carpet to the floor. Thankfully, you do not have to simply put up with the bad smells, hoping they go away sometime soon. Below are some…

Get the Look: Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern style of the 1950s and ‘60s has experienced a major resurgence in recent years. Many homeowners appreciate mid-century modern design for its clean lines and warm, comfortable feel. Though you may not want your entire home to look straight out of the 20th century, adding touches of the mid-century modern look throughout your…

A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Fiber Carpets

Synthetic fiber carpeting is often popular for its stain-resistance and wide selection. However, natural fiber carpeting has its own advantages – it tends to be eco-friendly and durable, with interesting weaves and textures. Plus, it offers a unique alternative to more typical carpeting styles. If you’re interested in installing a natural fiber carpet in your…

Hardwood vs. Carpet: Basement Edition

Basements aren’t the dingy, cold storage spaces with low ceilings they once were. Instead, basements are now one of the most multipurpose spaces in your home. The majority of new homes built in Vancouver and Burnaby are well-insulated, partially above-ground spaces, to be used as anything your heart desires. This begs the question: What kind…

The Best Flooring Options for Contemporary Homes

If you like a modern design aesthetic, chances are that you live in a contemporary home. The sleek look of contemporary design is highly desirable and sought after, with the streamlined style of modern homes giving a futuristic sense of unique luxury. But what sort of flooring options go best with the clean lines and…

What Is the Difference Between Woven and Tufted Carpet?

Woven Carpet When first deciding to cover floors with wall-to-wall carpeting, your choice may seem simple, just select carpeting in a color you like that feels good underfoot. But confusing differences become apparent once shopping begins. One matter to consider is whether you want woven or tufted wall-to-wall carpet. Woven products…

Floor Choices to Soften Impact on Achy Feet and Joints

Ouch! Standing for long hours on hard surfaces, including carpet laid over concrete can be hard on your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and spine. This is especially true for people whose joints are naturally achy from osteoarthritis. Feet problems, such as plantar fasciitis (sometimes called "policeman's heel") are particularly aggravated by walking on hard surfaces.…

Flooring Tips to Make Small Rooms Appear Larger

While a cozy feel in a home can be a good thing, no homeowner wants to feel cramped or constrained. Poor décor choices can cause small rooms to feel even smaller. Fortunately, there are ways to influence the senses to “read” those small spaces as more open and expansive. The following are some flooring tips…