HARDWOOD FLOORING REPLACEMENT

I was fortunate to be called out to a home in Arroyo Grande, Ca. I use the word fortunate only because I was blessed to meet this wonderful couple. They have been in this home since 1966 (The year I was born). It was an insurance claim and the couple did not have this project…

Power view Window Coverings – Roller Shades

Roller Shades by Hunter Douglas are popular, quality and have warrant and great service department if needed.With Hunter Douglas Powerview you get remote control in a handheld or wall mount by battery or 110v AC. These are a few photos of a couple of installations recently completed. This home has soffits wired with electric we…

HOW FAR SHOULD TACK STRIP BE AWAY FROM THE WALL WHEN INSTALLING CARPET?

Installing tack strip correctly is an important part of the carpet installation. If installed incorrectly the carpet project often fails to perform to its potential or worse the installer is called back to attempt a correction. The following is what the Carpet Rug Institute notes as the industry’s standard on tack strip installation. It is required that…

Why glue down a new engineered hardwood floor?

Most enginiered hardwood floors offer the installation options of Glue Down, Floating or Nail Down. In my opinion the glue down method is preferable in most applications.  I often tell clients that “If we glue it down, you won’t be calling us back”. When you glue a hardwood floor the entire board is secured to…

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CERAMIC FLOOR TILE REMOVAL.

    Removing ceramic tile needs to be done at times to make room for new flooring such as new tiles, hardwood flooring, laminate, carpet and/or vinyl floors.       Removing tile in any space is one of the most dusty things to be done on the project. No matter how well you mask…

CAN I INSTALL OVER MY OLD FLOORING?

     Often I am asked if we need to remove the old flooring before installation of the new floor we are going to install. We want to look at the job site to be sure before we make that call.      Many factors come into play before making the decision to remove the…

EXPANDING AND CONTRACTING WATER PROOF LAMINATE FLOORING (WPL)

Currently the Water Proof Laminate (WPL) flooring sales continue to grow at a very fast pace. It is a great solution for areas in the home, or commercially that could get wet from time to time. One of my previous blogs named IS WATER PROOF LAMINATE FLOORING FOR ME? talked about the benefits and cautions of water…