Friday, November 16, 2012

Installation - How to Prevent Wood Floor Gaps in Winter

"tis the season" of flooring squeaks and gaps... Flooring Magazine has a great write up about ways to avoid and manage these issues during the dry months.

Installation - How to Prevent Wood Floor Gaps in Winter

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flooring Installation: Fast fixes for foreclosed homes

Flooring Installation: Fast fixes for foreclosed homes
(ARA) The high volume of foreclosed homes on the market is allowing some astute buyers to turn eyesores into eye-catching properties with only minimal investment. While not every property can be fixed up affordably, there are some common projects that dramatically improve a foreclosed home's appeal and value.

"Many people are finding huge opportunities in fixing up foreclosures," says Tom Sullivan, founder of Lumber Liquidators, the nation's largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. "Most of these houses can be completely transformed with just a few improvements. Often, the fixes are easy enough to be do-it-yourself projects."

Here are some popular cost-effective options for breathing new life into a home in need.

Add new countertops.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home, since it is a space where people spend a lot of time - from cooking dinner to entertaining friends.

One of the most dramatic changes that can be made to a kitchen is adding new countertops. It alters the appearance of the space by changing the color scheme, depth and texture of the whole room.

Countertops range in price depending on room size, type of material and mode of installation. In an average kitchen, a new laminate countertop starts at around $1,000, with granite or quartz ranging from $3,000 to $6,000. Butcher-block countertops are another attractive, yet cost-effective option. Williamsburg Butcher Block Company offers options in both maple and American cherry starting around $310.

Replace the bathtub.
Foreclosed houses frequently come with water stains left by standing water in sinks, toilets and bathtubs. Updating a bathroom by installing a new bathtub not only removes the problem, but, because the tub is a core item, it creates a more pleasant feeling in the room. Bathtubs are available in many different styles and sizes, so there is likely to be one that suits any taste, from traditional to contemporary. Bathtubs start at around $300, depending on the size and style.

Trade carpeting for new wood flooring.
Foreclosed houses are frequently abandoned with soiled carpet that continues to gather buildup over time. Mold is also common in homes that have been left bare for extended periods. To get rid of hidden odors, allergens, irritants and mold, replace carpet with wood, particularly in high-traffic areas such as living rooms and great rooms.

In addition to reviving these common areas, swapping carpet for wood adds style and creates a more spacious feel. The choice of wood can also make a big difference. Light wood colors can make a room appear larger, medium-toned woods can make a room appear more traditional and dark flooring can make a room appear warmer.

"The introduction of so many new species, colors and types of wood flooring in recent years gives homeowners a lot of options when renovating a room at different price points," says Sullivan.

Laminate flooring can deliver the appearance of solid hardwoods, but costs less than $1 per square foot at places like Lumber Liquidators. This allows budget-ers the ability to transform a 400-square-foot area for as little as $750.

In addition to making a foreclosed home look new again, completing these easy and affordable updates can go a long way in restoring the value of the property when it comes time to sell.

Courtesy of ARAcontent.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Website Response Form

To all of you who filled out our website contact form and have not heard back from us, we just realized that the form stopped working and was sending us blank emails.

The form is now working. Please fill it out again and we will contact you ASAP.

I apologize for the inconvenience!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Master bathroom "EXTREME MAKEOVER"

We recently had the chance to have a little fun with a complete bathroom makeover. Our customer had a vision and color scheme and we helped put it into reality. It turned out great, they loved it, and we've been back since to do more work in other rooms! Enjoy

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Elastilon - Self Adhevise Flooring Underlayment

There is a new product on the market designed for laying hardwood flooring over concrete called "ELASTILON". Its basically an elastic self adhesive pad that goes underneath the hardwood flooring. The flooring sticks to the pad and when the wood expands or contracts the pad moves along with.

-quicker installs
-no messy smelly glue
-high moisture resistance
-can install solid hardwood below grade(in basements)
-noise reducer for condos or high rises
-no need for acclimation process(still i don't recommend)
-less gaps during season changes
-can lay over floor with sealed concrete/cutback adhesive

i'm sure there are a few more benefits I'm missing.

check out there website for more me about purchasing

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lumber Liquidators Canton Ohio Showroom Install

Recently we had the opportunity to re-install the Canton Ohio Lumber Liquidators store. The Building was redeveloped when the store opened about 8 months ago. Whoever was in charge forgot to slope the concrete parking lot away form the store...oops. No worries though, FloorAnthropy saved the day.
We ended up having to tear the existing floor out and replace its with a much more elaborate and beautiful new one. 32 different species of wood all intertwined in a maple border. If you have time, check out the showroom. Its turned out amazing. heres some pictures of the process....enjoy

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Travertine Bathroom w/ Shower Surround.

This photo gallery is of a small mater bath we gutted and reinstalled a dal-tile travertine throughout. The wall and floor tiles are 18"x18" travertine with a 4" granite inlay that will match their vanity counters. The shower floor was also laid with a 2"x2" travertine. Enjoy the photos!