Floor Covering News and Information on all types of flooring

Flooring Information and News on all types of Flooring

Floor Covering World

Choosing the correct Type of Flooring is a very important decision you will need to make when it comes to remodeling or decorating your home. The Information provided on Floor Covering World will hopefully help you decide on the flooring type and flooring manufacturer best for your needs as well as provide you with helpful flooring installation tips and tricks .

Luxury Vinyl is in Demand

Luxury Vinyl TilesVinyl emulates the look of natural wood flooring.   Choices for luxury vinyl tile flooring (LVT) include a variety of styles, colors, textures and patterns. Add in vinyl’s easy-to-clean characteristics, comfort under foot and family-friendly stain-resistance, and the result is increasing popularity among home owners. The demand continues for the “luxury vinyl” flooring. Premium resilient flooring with look a like qualities that are increasingly difficult to distinguish from stone, wood plank and ceramic tile. At $3.50 to $6 per square foot, luxury vinyl products are at the middle of the flooring price range. The ability of these products to copy traditional high-end materials, such as marble and exotic hardwoods, puts  good looks at your feet and at a fraction of the cost .See here for a list of Luxury Vinyl Tile Manufacturers

Advantages of Laminate Flooring

Laminate Wood Flooring looks good and is made to resemble the look of wood, stone or tile. Its durable because it resists scratches and stains. Laminates can be priced perfectly to suit your needs. There are many reasons why a laminate wood floor may be your best choice. Read More about the advantages of laminate flooring

Carpet Flooring is Tops

Carpet remains the market-share leader, accounting for more than 50 percent of all retail flooring sales. Manufacturers’ response to the stagnant home market has been to provide more fashion-oriented options at all prices. “The variety of carpets these days is nothing short of amazing,” says Davis. “Pattern, design, colors, interesting cuts, the whole feel of the material. There’re more wow-factor choices than ever.”  Read More about carpet flooring tips.

Information on how to install carpet flooring

Popular Types of Flooring

It appears that from the number of monthly searches that Laminate flooring is the most popular type of floor covering. Select the type of flooring for your room according to the room’s function, the desired effect, the amount of foot traffic you have and of course your budget. If you are a handy person, installing your own flooring can save you a lot of money. Inexpensive laminate flooring provides you with the opportunity to have elegant floors in your home without dishing out a pile of cash. You can buy both laminate flooring and hardwood flooring at discount prices if you are a savvy shopper. Many flooring retailers regularly have sales during times when people are not buying many home improvement products or when they want to move stock in a short period of time to make room for more. READ MORE about popular flooring types.

What are the most popular types of flooring?


The Most Popular Types of Flooring: A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to choosing the right type of flooring for your home or business, there are numerous options available in the market. However, some types of flooring stand out from the rest in terms of popularity and demand. Here are the most popular types of flooring that you may consider Want to know more about the most popular flooring types …Read More

The potential pitfalls of luxury vinyl flooring


Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the hottest product on the market today, and it’s also the product that’s generating the most number of complaints and claims in the flooring industry. So it’s worth it to take a closer look at LVT’s popularity and possible problems. Is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) better than Laminate Flooring ?

  • In lesser quality LVT, the finish or wear layer may create problems. If it’s too glossy, it will show scuff marks, and if the surface texture is too coarse, it can produce white marks.
  • Dimensional stability. This can be an inherent problem with a product that is not annealed or not annealed properly—annealing is the process of heating and then slowly cooling to bind the layers, making the product strong and stable.
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Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Floor Coverings

This subject may seem absurd to some people, it certainly has garnered responses of “you’re nuts” when being brought up as a cause for flooring material an installation failures, but rest assured, it is a legitimate issue. It becomes a bigger issue when you consider the green movement and it’s implications on start up of HVAC systems in new buildings. We’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg, in my opinion, on this issue.So why should varying temperature and humidity affect floor covering materials and how do they? As with all products, regardless of what they are, temperature and humidity have an effect. Carpet is reactive to the effects of heat and cold by expanding and contracting. Hard surface sheet goods and tiles do the same. Hard surface material, such as sheet vinyl, will also become brittle in extremely cold temperatures and could crack or break. Rolls of carpet when extremely cold can become as unruly to handle as wrestling a bear.  Read more on the effects of Temperature and Humidity on floor coverings

Best type of Carpet tiles for your basement

When it comes to choosing the best carpet tiles for your basement, there are several factors to consider such as durability, moisture resistance, ease of installation, and design options. Carpet tiles, also known as carpet squares, are a popular choice for basements due to their versatility and practicality. They offer a wide range of benefits compared to traditional wall-to-wall carpeting, making them an excellent option for basement flooring. Here is a list of carpet tile manufacturers READ MORE about the best types of carpet tiles for your basement!


5 Affordable Flooring Options for Basement Renovations

When it comes to renovating a basement, one of the biggest challenges is finding affordable flooring options. Basements are often prone to moisture and humidity, making it difficult to find flooring that can withstand these conditions without breaking the bank. However, with some research and careful consideration, there are several inexpensive flooring options that can transform your basement into a functional and stylish space. READ MORE about..5 Affordable Flooring Options for Basement Renovations.

Installing and Using Carpet over your concrete basement floor

All carpets are manufactured with synthetic fibers; nylon, polyester or polypropylene, and are  immune from mold and mildew. To support mold growth, certain specific conditions must exist: humidity consistently above 60%, temperatures between 50 and 90°F, continued darkness, a pH of 3 to 8, and a food source. READ MORE ABOUT…Installing and Using Carpet over your concrete basement floor

Basement Floor Covering – Commercial Carpet Tiles Are the Answer

Basement floor covering is one of the last things you think about when finishing a basement. People tend to focus more on the structural designs first (for good reasons!) and then when the project is wrapping up, the items such as basement floor covering, paint and finishing touches are handled. That is normal and fine of course. The structural issues in a basement are a big deal obviously. However… READ MORE ABOUT..Basement Floor Covering – Commercial Carpet Tiles Are the Answer.

Which Flooring Works Best in Flooded Basements?

Choosing appropriate flooring is difficult enough without the problems that come with finding floors for a basement complicating things even further. The biggest issue in almost any basement is, of course, unwanted moisture. Problem with traditional flooring options. READ MORE ABOUT…Which Flooring Works Best in Flooded Basements