What Materials Are NBA Hardwood Floors Made From?

NBA Hardwood Floors

There are a number of things that the NBA needs in order to host a game. They, of course, need players, coaches, referees, and fans. They also need basketballs and basketball hoops. However, one of the most important aspects of any NBA game is the hardwood flooring that is used to build the court. Without… Read more »

What Are the Latest Carpeting Trends?

Carpeting Trends

Has it been awhile since you last installed carpeting in your home? If so, you might be surprised to learn there are many new trends that have appeared in the world of carpeting. Gone are days when boring siege was your best option. In 2017, there are more carpet colors than you can count and… Read more »

Laminate Flooring vs Engineered Wood Flooring

Laminate Flooring

If you’re currently in the market for new flooring, laminate or engineered wood flooring might be two good options for you. Moreover, while there are some people who mistakenly believe that laminate and engineered wood flooring are one in the same, they are actually quite neither. They are similar in that either is 100 percent… Read more »

The Process of Buffing a Hardwood Floor

Buffing Hardwood Floors

Have the hardwood floors in your home seen better days? You could hire someone to come in and refinish them for you. However, you can also buff hardwood floors and bring them back to life at just a fraction of the cost of refinishing. Before you start the buffing process, though, you will need to… Read more »

Things to Keep in Mind When Removing a Carpet

Removing a Carpet

If you’re looking to save a little bit of money when installing new carpeting in your home, one of the easiest ways to do it is by taking out your old carpeting on your own. It’s not as difficult as you might think, and you can usually get it all done within just a few… Read more »

The Benefits of Wood-Looking Floor Tile

We live in a unique time, don’t we? Things aren’t always as they appear to be– take wood, for instance. There are some homes with wooden floors that look stunningly gorgeous, and when you step on these floors you’d never know they weren’t actual… wood! Thanks to advancements in technology, wood-looking tile is available and… Read more »

Signs It’s Time for a New Carpet


By maintaining the carpeting in your home and cleaning it on a regular basis, you can help make it last for a long time. Nevertheless, at some point, you are inevitably going to need to replace your carpets. They aren’t meant to last forever, and over time, stains and other blemishes will set in and… Read more »

Pet Owners Should Keep These Flooring Options in Mind

If you have a pet, especially a pet that has not been house-trained yet, carpeting is easily the worst flooring option for your home. Pet owners will often find that their pets will destroy their carpets rather easily, often through no fault of their own. From urine and pet dander to hair and fur, you… Read more »

Reasons to Consider Porcelain Flooring Tiles For Your Home

Porcelain Flooring Tiles

Do you want to install flooring in your home that is known for being tough? Then you should consider going with porcelain flooring tiles. They are one of the toughest types of flooring that you will find, so you won’t have to worry about them cracking or breaking on you over the years. Once you… Read more »

Tips for Decorating Around an Area Rug

Area Rugs

Many homeowners have gone away from installing wall-to-wall carpeting in their homes and have opted to install hardwood, laminate, or tile instead. Nevertheless, this does not mean that you will not find any carpeting in the average home, because many of those same homeowners have also opted to incorporate area rugs into the designs of… Read more »

Can Hardwood Floors Increase Your Home’s Resale Value?

When you put your home up on the market and start trying to sell it, your goal is to make as much money as possible. You can do this by increasing the curb appeal of your home, staging the inside of it, and listing it with a quality real estate agent. You can also do… Read more »

The Benefits of PET Polyester

Polyethylene terephthalate polyester, better known as PET polyester, was first created way back in the 1940s by DuPont chemists. They did it by synthesizing ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid, and the polyester that they created was both strong and lightweight. Today, PET polyester is used in some carpeting, and there are many advantages to installing… Read more »

Did You Know Hardwood Floors have Environmental Benefits?

There are many benefits that come along with installing hardwood floors in your home. Hardwood floors will obviously look beautiful and make your home look better than it does now. They will also likely increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to buyers at some point down the road. However, those… Read more »

Reasons to Consider Carpeting For Your Home

Worker holding a rolled up carpet.

Are you torn between hardwood flooring and carpeting for a particular room or rooms in your home? It’s a decision that many homeowners wrestle with, and while there are certainly advantages for both, let’s concentrate on the benefits of going the carpeting route. Noise Reduction One of the advantages of choosing carpeting for your home… Read more »

Why You Should Routinely Clean Your Area Rug

Area Rugs with vacuum

If you have an area rug in your home, you should get into the habit of cleaning it on a regular basis. Area rugs that are cleaned at least once every week or so last significantly longer than area rugs that aren’t cleaned often or, worse, aren’t cleaned at all. You will be able to… Read more »

What Are the Environmental Benefits of Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood Flooring sample

You might think that putting hardwood floors down in your home is bad for the environment. After all, don’t companies have to cut down trees in order to produce hardwood flooring? The answer is obviously yes, but in reality, hardwood flooring is actually way more eco-friendly than other flooring options. Here are some of the… Read more »

Reasons to Consider Laminate Flooring

Laminate Flooring Sample

Do you want to achieve the look of hardwood flooring in your home or apartment without breaking the bank? Then you should consider installing laminate flooring. While hardwood flooring is typically very expensive, laminate is just a fraction of the cost, and it will improve the aesthetic appeal of your home by leaps and bounds…. Read more »

How to Clean a Hardwood Floor

Cleaning Hardwood Floors with Mop

Hardwood floors are beautiful and will be a great addition to your home. But once you have them installed, it’s important for you to take good care of them to keep them looking their best. If you fail to do this, it won’t be long before your floors are looking faded and beat up, so… Read more »

What is Vinyl Plank Flooring?

Cutting Vinyl Plank Flooring

Hardwood floors can be expensive, but there’s a viable alternative. It’s called vinyl plank flooring, and it looks just like hardwood but at a fraction of the cost. Are you thinking of new flooring in your home? Do you love the idea of hardwood but don’t want to spend so much money on its installation?… Read more »

Prioritize Carpets for Spring Cleaning

Cleaning Carpet

Spring is in the air, and so is that annual time of the year that is dreaded by some called spring cleaning. Your to-do list is starting to pile up, but there’s one area of your home that’s easy to forget about that needs some TLC, and that’s your carpets. Not only is regular carpet… Read more »

Cleaning Up After April Showers

Muddy shoe on Carpet

Although we don’t get a ton of rain in Arizona, (aside from monsoon season) we do experience April showers on occasion. It is important to understand how to clean our carpets following a rain shower in order to maintain it long-term. Let Mud Dry It might seem odd to let a mud “stain” sit on… Read more »

What Could Harm Your Hardwood Floors

Living Area with Hardwood Floors

Wood is trending and many people are switching over to hardwood floors. Hardwood floors can open up a room, provide a sleeker look, and be easily maintained. In order to keep your hardwood floors looking good, it is important to care for them properly. However, there are several things that many people do often that… Read more »

Common Carpet Cleaning Mistakes

Cleaning a Stained carpet

Carpet is an affordable flooring option but it does need to be cared for and maintained properly if you want it to last. Here are a few common carpet cleaning mistakes that people are making on a daily basis. Conquering Stains A common mistake that people make while attempting to clean their carpets is not… Read more »

Preparing Floors for Spring

Woman Cleaning a Floor

With spring getting closer, it’s time to start compiling your spring cleaning list. It is important to make your floors a focus of your spring cleaning to-do list. Cleaning your floors is an important part of preparing your home for better weather and maintaining your home in general. Not all flooring is created equal, and… Read more »

Get Rid of Carpet Stains after the Big Game

2 Men Celebrating

Last Sunday, millions of people gathered together to watch the big game and cheer on their favorite team. With all of the shouting, jumping, mingling, eating, and drinking that can happen during a football game, you probably found some stains on your carpeted floors after the fact. No matter what type of stain surfaced, you… Read more »

History of the Red Carpet Concept

Red Carpet

When you picture a “red carpet,” you likely picture celebrities in formal wear walking slowly and posing for pictures. Although many homes also have red carpets, most people initially picture extravagant gowns, persistent paparazzi, and entertaining award shows. With the Grammy Awards coming up, we started to wonder about the history of the red carpet… Read more »

Cleaning Floors After the Christmas Tree Takedown

Christmas Scene

Many people display real Christmas trees in their home during the holiday season. Some people cannot resist the smell of a freshly cut pine tree. While some of us decide to go the artificial route, some people consider getting a real tree a tradition. Although real trees are beautiful, they do eventually lose their vitality… Read more »

Choosing the Right Carpet for Your Home

Rolling up Carpet

If you are looking into carpeting your home, whether it is one room or several rooms, you probably became overwhelmed the minute you started searching for “the one.” Selecting a carpet can be a difficult decision and with so many colors, textures, and prints available, it might feel next to impossible. Before you select your… Read more »

Benefits to Carpeted Stair Runners

Carpeted Staircase

If you have a staircase inside of your home, you should consider installing a carpet runner over the staircase. A carpet runner can offer a staircase plenty of benefits. Spruce Up Your Style A carpet runner can provide your home with a casual touch or an elegant touch, depending on what type of runner you… Read more »

Benefits of Tile Flooring


Some rooms in your home will benefit from tile flooring. It is important to recognize that not all rooms need or should have carpeting. Tile flooring is a great flooring option for many reasons. Withstands the Test of Time Tile flooring is durable and it can put with a lot of wear and tear. Specifically,… Read more »

Protect Your Floor During the Holiday Season

Holiday Season

If you are someone that does a lot of hosting during the holiday season, you likely do a thorough cleaning of your home prior to having guests. Your floors should be a major focus of that cleaning because they are constantly being used by you family and your visitors. Put Down Protective Mats You should… Read more »

Make Your Own Carpet Cleaning Solution at Home

Make Your Own Carpet Cleaning Solution at Home

No matter how hard you might try, sooner or later your carpets are bound to get dirty. For families with pets or small children, carpets tend to see more than their fair share of dirt, mud and spills. When these messes inevitably do happen, we tend to turn to store-bought cleaning mixtures and expensive products… Read more »

Carpet Jargon 101

Carpet Jargon 101

If you’ve just started shopping around for new carpeting, you may notice that carpet manufacturers use their fair share of specialized terminology to describe the characteristics of their products. To the uninitiated, all this carpet industry jargon can get a little confusing. Fortunately, once you get the hang of it, carpet terminology is pretty straightforward…. Read more »

Southwind Carpet Comes to Carpet Closeouts

Southwind Carpet Coming to Carpet Closeouts

Which type of flooring you select to install in your home or office is largely a matter of personal preference. However, you want to always choose a quality product that will last and is easy to maintain, while not compromising the integrity of your building. Carpet is a type of flooring that exudes comfort and… Read more »

Tips to Keep Your Carpet Looking Brand New

Tips to Keep Your Carpet Looking Brand New

  Fresh, comfortable carpeting can breathe new life into a drab living space. If you don’t take care of your carpet, however, it can become blemished by stains and damage. The good news is that modern carpeting is remarkably durable and long-lasting. By following just a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that your new… Read more »

Reasons to Keep Your Carpet Clean

Reasons to Keep Your Carpet Clean

  As much as we might love the feeling of soft carpeting underfoot, cleaning a carpet is a task that most people don’t particularly look forward to. If you want to keep your carpet looking its very best, however, periodic cleaning is absolutely essential. Let’s consider a few of the most compelling reasons to keep… Read more »

Tips for Choosing the Right Area Rug

Tips for Choosing the Right Area Rug

Wall-to-wall carpeting might not be right for every room in your home. Whether it’s a kitchen with tile floors, or an entryway with vintage hardwood, there are a number of reasons why you might not want to cover and entire space with carpet. If you’d still like to enjoy the comfort of carpet without committing… Read more »

What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

What Makes a Carpet Environmentally Friendly?

In January, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that Earth’s surface temperatures in 2015 were the hottest they had been since record keeping began in 1880. In recent years environmental concerns have become more pressing than ever, and it seems everyone is pitching in to do their part for the planet, including… Read more »

Save Money on Your Energy Bills With New Carpeting

Save Money on Your Energy Bills With New Carpeting

There are plenty of good reasons to install carpeting in your home. First and foremost, it’s extremely comfortable underfoot. Carpeting also comes in a wide variety of designs and thicknesses to accommodate the tastes and preferences of individual homeowners. Plus – contrary to popular belief – carpeting is also good for people who suffer from… Read more »