Use Your Floor To Enhance Your DécorWritten by Lee Dobbins
Your flooring is a vital part of your decorating scheme.
You want your floor to blend into your rooms decor and enhance it, not detract from it so you need to put in a flooring that is appropriate to style of room. If you have a shabby chic style room, you’ll want soft flooring such as wall to wall in a matching color or oriental style area rugs over hard wood floors – nothing too harsh or sharp in pattern. A modern or retro style might go great with a bold splashy area rug. A contemporary style might look good with a simple rug over hard wood floors.
When selecting flooring, pick out a color and pattern that goes with colors of your furniture, wall coverings and window treatments. In certain designs, a complimentary color looks nice on floor, but you don’t really want it to stand out too much so something that blends is usually best. If you can, take home samples and put them up next to walls and furniture to see how it might look.
Tips For Installing Vinyl FlooringWritten by Lee Dobbins
Installing an new floor can spice up a tired room and you can even save some money by installing it yourself. Of course, if you are not handy and have never done any type of installation, you may want to leave it to a professional as installing flooring incorrectly can ruin whole look!
If you do try to attempt installing vinyl flooring yourself, here’s some tips that might help your installation look like it was done by a pro:
1) Take time to do appropriate prep work. With vinyl flooring, it is vital that subfloor underneath is free from debris and also has no divets or holes. Both of these can cause holes in vinyl floor over time. Make sure you remove anything that sticks up, fill in anything that is indented and clean floor thoroughly before starting install.
2) Remove as much stuff as you can. Remove all furniture and any appliances that you can. Take out moldings – this will make edges of flooring look much better when you put them back on after install. Be careful when putting appliances back in since dragging across vinyl can rip your newly installed floor!