Monday, July 22, 2013

Educate yourself on flooring before you go shopping

Be in the know and speak the lingo! How wide are modern broadloom carpets? What ever happened to linoleum? Why do I need a different kind of carpet for outdoor areas? What's the difference between a Saxony and a Frieze? Is shag carpet cool? How does tackless installation work? We've got your answers.

If you haven't been in the market for carpet, hardwood or tile in the last 10 years, you are in for a big surprise. Flooring has advanced so much that laminates and tile look like real hardwood flooring. So before you walk into a big box store educate yourself. Your sales person is going to sometimes have a biased opinion about the flooring. Now this could be a good thing based on experience with using the products, but it could also be a bad thing based on higher commissions. This flooring glossary link here will help you educate yourself about the types of flooring, and let you choose what's right for you.

For a full showroom full of great floors visit Northwest Trends located at 11315 E. Montgomery Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 99206.