Our underlayment protects your floors by offering moisture resistance, sound ratings, and other benefits.
In the process of choosing floors for your residence, proper installation is just as important as quality guarantee, playing a crucial role in giving your home the appeal and durability it requires. For this reason, securing the proper installation for any premium-grade selection of flooring involves a crucial combination of underlayment and trims. Underlayment is not only the root of durable flooring in your home, but is also the shield that maintains the integrity of your floors and keeps your flooring and warranty in tact for years to come.
Here is a great example of how our Aiden Maple floor works best in areas where people can kick back and relax.
Maple hardwood floors are one of our most popular flooring options here at simpleFLOORS. In terms of interior decorating, nothing screams traditional and vintage beauty more than a classic maple hardwood floor. The subtle grain patterns and light brown hue in a maple hardwood floor brings a comfortable feeling to any flooring space, providing an uplifting housewarming presence for family and guests. For this reason, we have selected our Aiden Maple engineered hardwood from our Vintage Couture collection to be the floor of the week.
The beautiful grain pattern and coloration seen in this Indocherry Kempas exotic hardwood floor makes it the highlight of any flooring space.
In the realm of flooring and interior design, personal customization is becoming more and more important to consumers. As we move towards a “me”-driven society, customers are more frequently searching for flooring that helps to define who they are as an individual. One of the trending qualities for popular hardwood flooring is authenticity with an eclectic design. It is for this reason that exotic hardwood floors have become an increasingly popular option over the years. Continue reading
This distressed engineered hardwood floor is Golden Topaz and can be found on simpleFLOORS.com under Old World Chisel.
One of the more popular trends in the wood flooring industry today is the movement towards more authentic and vintage style hardwood flooring. Floors that possess an “old-world” look which use any and all traditional techniques and styles from the past have overtaken the previous trend of highly polished floors with a flawless look. Because of this, reclaimed lumber has become more and more popular over the years. However, high production costs combined with an increasingly scarce supply has made reclaimed lumber an expensive flooring option. Fortunately, there is an alternative to authentic reclaimed hardwoods.
The contrast between the white walls and this beautiful dark engineered hardwood floor from our Vintage Couture collection gives a warm and cozy feel that works great in bedrooms.
When choosing colors for the interior design of a room, it’s common for people to address the walls and furniture while the color of their flooring is treated as an afterthought. A common misconception among most consumers is that the color of hardwood flooring is simply a sea of brown that no more than compliments the walls and cabinets in a room than any miscellaneous accessory. The truth, however, is that hardwood flooring today comes with an amazing array of whites, browns, blacks, and reds. Colorful flooring allows for rooms to authentically express the desires, style sense, personality, and idiosyncrasies of the consumer. When choosing the perfect color for your own personal flooring space, there are some things that you should consider.
This Indian Red Oak from our Reclamation Plank collection by Heritage Woodcraft is a perfect example of how old hardwoods can be given new life through the reclamation process.
Have you ever wondered what happens to things such as old wood buildings, crates, and old wood gym bleachers that are no longer used for their original purpose? As it turns out, the answer is that the wood is salvaged and then manufactured into what is known as reclaimed wood. As you continue reading, you’ll be informed on all of the facts on exactly what reclaimed wood is and how it is manufactured.
Our Sunstone floor from the Petrified Strand Eucalyptus collection by Artisan floors comes in a beautiful natural golden finish that brings a positive uplifting energy to any room.
If you are currently in the market for a hardwood floor, then you know that there is a wide assortment of different options that you can choose from. Traditional hardwood species such as oak, maple and walnut all come with their own benefits and setbacks. The main setback of traditional hardwoods however, is the fact that these trees take a long time to reach full maturity so mass production of these species can lead to deforestation. For those of you that might be a little more environmentally conscious, you would probably be relieved to hear that there is a solid hardwood out there that is a much more sustainable flooring option.
This Acacia Walnut from our Terre Verte collection delivers a rich elegant look to any flooring space.
When it comes to a great looking hardwood floors at an affordable price, it is hard to beat the class and elegance of acacia hardwood flooring. Acacia is one of the longest lasting hardwood species available and is found in five different regions around the world including Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. These floors come in a vast variety of exotic grain-patterned designs, colors, and measurements that are sure to enhance any type of residential space. If you want a long lasting floor that exudes pure grace and class while costing you less than other traditional hardwoods, then choosing an Acacia hardwood floor is something that you should consider.
This is a sneak peak of the 2,500 square foot gallery located inside the new Dallas location.
National flooring retailer, simpleFLOORS, moves into Dallas’ expanding market with a new franchise store opening. The new simpleFLOORS Carrollton franchise features a 2,500 square foot gallery-styled showroom featuring over 200 collections of hardwood, cork, laminate, bamboo and carpet floors.
The store is owned and operated by Greg and Laura Hockersmith who are both natives of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Combined, this husband and wife team has over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail industry. Their prime initiative as new store owners is to supply simpleFLOORS’ premium-grade floor collections to Dallas’ growing consumer base.
Stop by the new location in order to see the wide variety of beautiful wood flooring options located in our 2500 square foot gallery-styled showroom.
simpleFLOORS opened a new store location along the North Sam Houston Tollway in Downtown Houston. The new location features a 2500 square foot gallery-styled showroom with over 100 various collections of hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and carpet products.
We are proud to work with the store owner Greg Sandoval, who possesses over fifteen years of expertise in floor contracting, sales and management. During his extensive career, he’s worked for Home Depot among other home improvement distributors. As the new owner of simpleFLOORS Houston, Sandoval is applying his acquired business techniques to enhance simpleFLOORS’ retail front and take advantage of the city’s thriving commerce.
This Roasted Bamboo floor from our Strand Woven Wire Brushed collection works great in kitchens.
It is widely known among flooring specialists that bamboo floors possess many advantages, but there is one huge advantage of bamboo flooring that is not as widely known to the general public. Some advantages that we have mentioned in previous posts are the sustainable nature and durability of the bamboo plant. Bamboo flooring is also commonly known for its unique coloration as well as its high visually aesthetic appeal and ability to complement rooms with contemporary designs. While these are all great reasons to purchase bamboo floors, there is another lesser known advantage of bamboo floors that you should know about.
This Aiden Maple floor from our Vintage Couture collection was installed using the tongue and groove method.
In the previous post, we talked about the advantages as well as the setbacks of the new and innovative “click together” locking system. The advantages of this style include a click and lock system that makes it easier for people who want to try their hand at DIY floor installation to avoid using messy glues or adhesives. However, there were some setbacks to the click together style flooring that might push some customers in the direction of the more traditional tongue and groove style flooring. Today, we’ll inform you about the advantages as well as the setbacks of tongue and groove style flooring.
With tongue and groove floors, there are several factors to consider when comparing them to click-lock flooring. Tongue and groove flooring tends to be cheaper because its cost to flooring manufacturers is less than that of click-together floors. However, the cost which can run 8 to 15 cents per linear foot adds up quickly and can make a significant difference to people looking to install flooring in multiple rooms. However, the prime benefit is that tongue and groove floors that are floated will not squeak due to the locking system loosening up. In addition, tongue and groove floors that have been floated will provide much better moisture protection from spills. The reason for this is that the glue acts as a barrier and does not allow the moisture to get under the flooring nearly as easy.
The main setback that comes with tongue and groove style flooring has to do with repairs. Repairing tongue & groove wood floors can be tricky, considering the floor panels or planks are glued together for stability. Floating floors aren’t stuck to the subfloor, but in order to replace or repair a board in the middle of your flooring, the installer will often need to break apart multiple pieces to get access.
Now that you know the “good” and the “bad” about click together and tongue and groove style installations, you will be able to make the most educated decision that works best when trying to float your new wood floor. For any further questions or concerns regarding these two installation methods, please contact a simpleFLOORS personal flooring consultant at 800-220-7112.
The click lock system seen above allows you to install your wood flooring without having to use messy glue or adhesives.
When purchasing a new engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, or laminate flooring, one of the most important things for consumers to consider is which style of floor works best for their installation needs. The two most popular styles used today for floating wood floors are the click together and tongue and groove style planks. In this post, we will tell you all you need to know about the advantages and setbacks of click together style locking systems.
It isn’t everyday that simpleFLOORS’ national retail chain expands into North Georgia’s rural retail district. The anticipated opening of simpleFLOORS outlet in Dalton, GA quickly stirred the attention of local TV station, WDEF News 12. The news clip features simpleFLOORS’ VP of Sales Brent Plunkett speaking on jobs and potential for industry growth in the midst of Dalton’s looming recession.
As a national flooring retailer, simpleFLOORS boasts locations in the most popular metropolitan areas across the U.S including Houston and Los Angeles, as well in the British Columbia district of Canada. As the new simpleFLOORS Dalton store saddles up for business, Dalton’s residents and city officials are excited for the benefits to come.
Dalton, GA is renowned as the carpet capital of Georgia, and is home to several carpet chains and department store outlets. With a new simpleFLOORS Dalton location, premium floor collections of hardwood, bamboo, cork, laminate and now carpet will be made available to new consumers on a widespread scale.
Our traditional Canyon Maple floor is a stylish engineered hardwood that delivers a classic look and feel to any type of flooring space.
Maple engineered hardwood floors continue to be one of the most popular flooring options among consumers today. The simple traditional look that engineered maple hardwoods provide is usually what draws consumers to this species of hardwood, in addition to its durability and solid cross-grain construction. At simpleFLOORS, we provide many different styles of maple engineered hardwood floors that can be found in all five of our engineered hardwood collections. However, if you desire a vintage maple floor, but would like for it to stand out in a crowd of other maple flooring types, you should check out our Canyon Maple engineered hardwood.
- Durango Cork
- This beautiful cork floor from our EnviroCork Collection has resilient qualities that make it an ideal choice for any kitchen.
When it comes to wood flooring, there is no other flooring type out there that can be utilized in as many ways as cork. This renewable source of wood is popular among environmentally conscious consumers because of the fact that no tree is harmed in the manufacturing process. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees from regions as far as Southern Europe, and can be harvested every 9-12 years by simply peeling the bark from the trees, leaving the tree unharmed. Some trees used to make flooring can live to be up to 200 years old!
Santos Mahogany, of the Terre Verte collection, is among one of many sustainable flooring options in our stock.
If you’re an eco-friendly consumer that is looking to purchase a new wood floor, you’ve probably already ruled out purchasing real hardwood. The reason is because logical thinking leads you to believe that hardwood floors contribute to the deforestation of the rain forest, which is bad for the environment. However, most eco-friendly consumers don’t realize that engineered hardwood flooring is considered a sustainable flooring option.
Clean your floors effectively by avoiding popular misconceptions.
When it comes to cleaning your wood floors, there are many different methods that are commonly used. What many people don’t know is that some of these popular cleaning methods can actually do more harm than good. All hardwood, cork, bamboo, and laminate floors are vulnerable to moisture and scratches, so it is wise to do your homework before deciding how you are going to clean your wood floor.
Today, consumers of hardwood floors are on the hunt for a really high Janka hardness rating. The Janka hardness rating indicates how high the relative hardness of a wood species is. The Janka test measures the amount of force that it takes to chip or dent a particular type of wood. The test is conducted by dropping a steel ball that is approximately .444 inches in width unto the surface of wood being tested. The test allures buyers of the amount of stability and thickness that an exceptional wood breed bears. The rating is measured in pounds of force per square inch. So with this knowledge, naturally consumers want a piece of wood with the highest Janka rating. However, before making the assumption that higher Janka ratings suggest higher quality wood, you will need to understand two common misconceptions made when referring to Janka ratings.
This bamboo floor from our Nature Strand-Woven collection possesses many feng shui qualities that can enhance the positive energy of your flooring space.
We all know that bamboo plants make for very sustainable flooring options, but did you know that the bamboo plant is also used as a popular method of feng shui?
The bamboo plant is considered lucky because of its vitality, flexibility, and strong growth. This rapidly growing Eco-friendly plant is commonly used in feng shui being that it provides a wise and peaceful system of energy in any environment. Most followers of feng shui use a live bamboo plant because it possesses all five natural elements of feng shui which includes earth, water, fire, wood and metal.