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    Where to Use Engineered Wood Flooring in Your Home

    Last updated 1 day 9 hours ago

    Durable and versatile, hardwood flooring can provide just about any room with the perfect finishing touch. Since solid hardwood expands and contracts with changes in relative humidity levels and engineered wood does not, engineered hardwood is a better floor covering choice than solid hardwood for rooms with plumbing fixtures and frequent water use. Engineered wood flooring is less susceptible to water damage. Some places in your home where it would be advantageous to use engineered wood flooring include:

    Kitchens
    If you want to have the look of genuine hardwood in your kitchen but do not want to face the risks associated with regularly exposing solid hardwood flooring to water and food, engineered wood flooring is the perfect choice for you. Moisture resistant and easily cleaned, engineered wood flooring looks like solid hardwood flooring and is composed almost entirely of wood.

    Children’s Rooms
    The veneer that covers engineered hardwood floors is not entirely scratch-resistant, but it does serve as a formidable layer of protection. This, combined with its affordability, makes engineered hardwood flooring a great option for children’s rooms and play areas.

    High-Traffic Areas
    Simultaneously cozy and elegant, engineered wood flooring is ideal for parts of the home where you spend a great deal of time. The cross-grain configuration of engineered wood flooring makes it exceptionally stable. Add to this its durable nature, and you have a great option for high-traffic areas in engineered wood flooring. Consider using it in living rooms, dining rooms, front entryways, hallways, and other busy parts of your home.

    Cheaper, easier to install, and less susceptible to scratches and water damage than solid hardwood, engineered wood flooring is ideal for many home applications. If you live in Humble, Kingwood, or elsewhere in the Houston area and are looking for a flooring store with an excellent selection of engineered hardwood and other high-quality flooring options from which you can choose, call Houston Custom Carpets at (832) 412-1151.

    How to Pick a Great Area Rug

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Are you looking for the perfect area rug for your living space but feeling unsure where you should start? With the helpful advice offered by professional decorator Ann Myrick in this brief video clip, you should be able to confidently pick out and position an area rug that is properly sized and styled for your living room, dining room, or bedroom.

    Capable of covering up floor damage or covering a high-quality hardwood floor to prevent it from being damaged, area rugs serve functional as well as decorative purposes. By positioning couches, coffee tables, and other furniture on or partially on an area rug, you can seamlessly integrate an area rug into your home’s design. For a look at a fine collection of carpets and area rugs that is certain to contain a floor covering that is perfectly suited to your needs and design preferences, call Houston Custom Carpets in Kingwood at (832) 412-1151.

    The Advantages of Granite Countertops

    Last updated 12 days ago

    A versatile natural stone material with an aesthetic appeal that in itself can convince homeowners it deserves a place in their homes, granite is desired for several interior and exterior design applications. If you are considering installing granite countertops in your kitchen or bathroom and are wondering what the advantages of doing so may be, then continue reading below.

    Value-Adding
    Unlike most countertop materials, granite scarcely depreciates. As a desirable material with timeless appeal and a host of benefits to the homeowner, a granite countertop can add lasting value to a home.

    Durable
    The primary reason why granite does not depreciate in value is that it does not deteriorate over time. If properly cared for, a granite countertop could, in theory, outlive the home in which it is housed. Granite is highly resistant to cracking, scratching, or burning.

    Heat Resistant
    Since granite does not melt or sear the way that some countertop materials do, it is great to have in your kitchen. With a granite countertop, you do not have to worry about accidentally setting a hot pan on the counter and ruining your expensive countertop investment.

    Low Maintenance
    Granite, especially sealed granite, is one of the easiest countertop materials to clean and maintain. Since it is difficult to damage granite, repairs and section replacements are rarely necessary and cleaning is a breeze. Nightly wipe downs using a mild soap solution, supplemented by weekly disinfection using a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol, should be enough to keep your granite looking great.

    Has this post helped confirm to you that granite is the right countertop material for your Kingwood or Humble home? If you are in the process of building or remodeling a home and would like to speak with a granite countertop and hardwood flooring retailer who can provide you with high quality countertop and flooring materials at an affordable price, call Houston Custom Carpets at (832) 412-1151.

    Is Marble Flooring Right for Your Home?

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Marble is relatively expensive, requires maintenance, and can be stained if it isn’t cared for properly. But if you can live with these qualities of marble, it will offer you a range of incredible benefits. To begin with, marble is a gorgeous stone that has extensive heritage: it has been used to create some of the most famous structures in the world, including the Greek and Roman Parthenons, the Taj Mahal, and the Lincoln Memorial. Although marble is expensive, it can significantly improve your home’s resale value if it is maintained routinely. Furthermore, marble naturally resists bacteria, allergens, fungus, mold, stains, and scratches. To care for marble flooring, all you need to do is treat it regularly with a protectant, wipe up spills right away, and clean it regularly with a dust mop to remove dust, dirt, and pet hair.

    To learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of marble flooring, call Houston Custom Carpets of Kingwood, TX at (832) 412-1151. Visit us online to see our selection of flooring and fine carpeting. 

    A Look at Natural Carpet Fibers

    Last updated 28 days ago

    If you are looking for a resilient, texturized, unique carpet for your home or covered patio, natural fiber carpets are a wonderful option. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to incorporate natural carpeting into almost any style of home décor. Read on to take a closer look at the natural carpet fiber options that Houston Custom Carpets has to offer.

    Sisal
    This natural fiber is made from the prickly leaves of the Heniquin plant. This radiant fiber wears well and offers a very unique look, texture, and feel, making it one of the most sought after fibers on the planet. Sisal fibers can be used for wall-to-wall carpeting, or for area rugs that hold up extremely well in high-traffic areas.

    Coir
    Made from the husks of the coconut fruit, coir is coarse and highly texturized. Coir is an eco-friendly option for a wall-to-wall carpet or an area rug, as the coconut trees are not destroyed for their husk; only discarded husks are used to make coir natural fiber carpets. Many coir rugs are hand-loomed, so you will notice unique imperfections in each rug. Because of their durability, they are good for screened four-season porches.

    Seagrass
    Made from a grass native to China and India, seagrass is exceptionally unique, durable, and texturized. The hard outer shell is highly stain resistant—so resistant, in fact, that seagrass carpets are never dyed. Seagrass rugs are especially popular for enclosed porches or entryways.

    Jute
    Grown in India and Bangladesh, this natural fiber has been used for centuries to make carpets, ropes, and more. Jute comes from the stalk of the Jute plant rather than the leaves, so it is relatively soft. Jute is great for low and medium traffic areas, such as the bedroom, formal living room, dining room, and home office.

    If you are considering investing in a top-quality natural fiber carpet, come to Houston Custom Carpets of Kingwood, TX. Family-owned and operated, we are a floor-covering retailer with an excellent selection of fine carpeting to offer you. Call us at (832) 412-1151 or browse our website for more information.

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