Blog

Your Guide to Vinyl Flooring Installation

Many homeowners believe that a vinyl floor installation is simple—it’s just peel-and-stick, right?  If you don’t use the correct installation techniques (even with adhesive tiles), your brand-new floor could end up warping and peeling. Fortunately, we’ve got a step-by-step guide right here. Let’s get started! What Is Vinyl Flooring? Vinyl is undoubtedly one of the most popular choices for flooring, primarily because it’s inexpensive. In addition to its low cost, vinyl flooring has virtually endless customization options, and certain types closely mimic more expensive flooring materials, like wood, tile, stone, etc. This type of flooring consists of 100% synthetic raw material layers surrounding a dense core. Each type of flooring is slightly different, but most contain the same primary materials: Polyvinyl chloride resins (PVC) Fiberglass Stabilizers Plastisol (liquid plastics) Pigments (color) Protective surface coating Four Types of Vinyl Flooring Vinyl…
Read more or comment...

How to Install a Tile Floor

Tile installation and flooring are among the most popular options for homes and businesses. Luxury vinyl tile flooring and floor tile options, such as ceramic and porcelain, are generally durable and cost-effective and have low maintenance requirements.  However, correct installation is critical to get the best value from your new tile flooring. This guide takes an in-depth look at carrying out a living room, kitchen, or bathroom tile installation.  Tools and Materials Before you can install your new tile floor, you need the proper materials: Underlayment: Installing a membrane or cement board prepares the subfloor for tiling. Adhesive: The types of tile glue include epoxy mortar for stone tile flooring, thinset mortar for cement backer, and tile mastic for tiling walls. Grout: Consult the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure that you use the correct grout for your indoor or outdoor tile…
Read more or comment...

Pros and Cons of Bamboo Flooring in a Bathroom

Due to its use on DIY home improvement/house flipping shows, bamboo flooring has been generating tremendous buzz recently. Not only is it an extremely durable flooring material, but when properly finished and maintained it is less susceptible to moisture and high humidity. Many builders, renovators, and homeowners are choosing bamboo flooring for their bathrooms to give them a hardwood look that is fresh and unique. Bamboo Floors in Bathroom   Before Installing Bamboo Flooring in Your Bathroom Bamboo flooring isn’t new: it’s been around for decades, and the renewed interest in bamboo for hardwood flooring has seen a revival thanks to the sustainable housing movement. Many construction companies and developers are also turning to bamboo floors as a way to “go green” when sourcing their building materials. Why Bamboo? Why is bamboo so much more sustainable? These…
Read more or comment...

How To Get Mold Out Of Carpet

Homes in the Pacific Northwest are especially susceptible to mold infestation due to the continuously damp climate. Because mold carries the risk of causing various adverse health effects, it’s important to deal with mold as soon as you’re aware of its presence. Continue reading to learn more about how to mitigate mold growth in your carpet as well as the telltale signs of mold, or get in touch with Carpet To Go to discuss your carpet questions with a professional.   How To Get Rid Of Mold In Carpet The Dangers of Mold Mold can negatively affect your health in a number of ways. Mold can release a toxic substance known as mycotoxins which can cause irritation in the eyes, throat, nose, and skin. If you or another member of your household has any sort of immune deficiency, breathing in…
Read more or comment...

How To Clean Hardwood Floors

Countless homeowners fantasize about having luxurious hardwood floors that complete their home’s aesthetic and cause everyone who enters their house to sigh with envy. On the maintenance front, however, most people are unaware of all of the maintenance work that comes with hardwood. Continue reading to learn how to clean grime off hardwood floors or give our hardwood flooring experts a call with your questions.   How To Clean Old Hardwood Floors   How To Deep Clean Hardwood Floors When it comes to the question of how to clean and shine hardwood floors, here are three main steps for how to properly clean hardwood floors. 3 steps for how to clean dirty hardwood floors: Thoroughly Remove Dirt. Vacuum or sweep in order to remove debris that has accumulated on your floor. Mop Your Hardwood Floors. Once…
Read more or comment...
Get a Free Estimate!

    Serving Bellevue, Seattle, and Surrounding Areas in Washington State. Come on in!