Here are the 2018 flooring trends that Flowers Flooring expects to see this year, and are worth taking into consideration for your next flooring project.

With so many flooring choices to choose from it’s difficult to decide what flooring will work best in your home, while still staying trendy for years to come. If you are currently considering new flooring in your home, now is the PERFECT time to buy. In honor of 2018 flooring trends, Flowers Flooring is taking 18% off the entire project. That includes labor and materials! In addition, Flowers Flooring is offering 6 or 12 months interest free financing. Hurry, this offer expires on January 31, 2018.

Vinyl Plank in High Demand

We cannot talk about 2018 flooring trends without mentioning vinyl plank. While sales in the vinyl plank arena were strong in 2017 they will continue to grow in 2018 as manufacturers provide more choices in color, style, texture and patterns. Vinyl plank is an excellent flooring choice because it is easy to clean, it’s comfortable under foot, and its water and stain resistant – making it extremely family friendly.

“I see vinyl plank sales sky rocketing in 2018,” said William Moore, Flowers Flooring Regional Sales Manager. “Vinyl plank is extremely hard to distinguish from hardwood, stone, wood plank and ceramic tile and it’s available at a much better price point. Vinyl plank mimics these high-end materials and puts astonishing good looks at the feet of homeowners for a much less cost.”

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Herringbone Tile Patterns

The herringbone pattern is named after the intricate bone structure of a herring fish. Herringbone is a classic pattern in tile for both backsplash and floors that adds timeless character to any tile installation. The herringbone pattern is quickly becoming a popular choice for tile layout, and Flowers Flooring anticipates this trend will continue to grow in 2018.

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Colorful Rugs

Vibrant carpet and rugs are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Colorful rugs offer homemakers the chance to showcase strong design elements in bold patterns.

Area rugs are also becoming increasingly popular as they stylishly transform a space and therefore will definitely be one of the 2018 flooring trends you will see this year. Flowers Flooring provides custom area rugs that customers can have bound and shipped directly to their home. Custom binding allows customers to select the color, style, border, size and shape of a rug that uniquely fits their needs.

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Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate or to speak with one of our sales associates about your specific flooring needs – (704) 445-7750. Now is the perfect time to buy. In honor of the New Year 2018, Flowers Flooring is taking 18 percent off the ENTIRE PROJECT, plus offering 6 or 12 months interest free financing. Call today (704) 445-7750 or visit our website at www.flowersflooring.com. Hurry, this New Year, New Floors promo expires on January 31, 2018.

 

With Thanksgiving only a week away and family and friends will be gathering in your home to celebrate together you might be wondering how to protect your floors from the extra wear and tear. This is a great time of year to share your space and your home and showcase your beautiful floors. You’ll want to make sure you take a few necessary precautions to protect your floors during the holidays. Here are a few tips from Flowers Flooring that will help keep your floors looking great before, during and after the holiday rush.

  1. Lay out durable and waterproof floor mats by all doors to protect your floors. Many people will be coming in and out of your house, bringing with them debris, dirt and rocks from the outside. Your first layer of protection will be the mats you place both outside and inside your home. These mats will remove some of the dirt from their feet and keep them from tracking it inside. You can also purchase fun, holiday themed door mats to match your holiday décor.
  2. Install a rubber mat by the kitchen sink to protect your floors from water damage. Water is one of the biggest causes of floor damage to hardwood or laminate floors. Many people will be in the kitchen washing dishes and their hands. It is wise to lay a rubber mat down where any guests will be getting water, whether that be the kitchen sink or by the fridge, if yours has a built-in water dispenser.
  3. Utilize area rugs in your most trafficked hallways. As guests fill your home, they will be walking back and forth through the hallways as they are the main thoroughfare to the kitchen and living room. Heavy traffic causes wear and tear flooring, so in order to protect your well used hallways, put a rug down.
  4. Spills are going to happen over the holidays. No worries, just clean spills up quickly. The longer liquid stays on the floor, the worse it will be. Be sure to have the necessary cleaning supplies and plenty of rags or paper towels on hand for clean ups to protect your floors.

We hope these tips come in handy to protect your floors this holiday season. From our family to yours, Flowers Flooring wishes you a blessed Thanksgiving.

To schedule a FREE in-home estimate call (704) 445-7750 or visit our website at www.flowersflooring.com

Carpet tile is gaining in popularity in both homes and businesses due to the fact that it’s easy to install, easy to clean and easy to replace. Carpet tiles are also extremely durable and versatile, and make great flooring options for businesses, kids playrooms, family rooms and basements. Carpet tiles are squares of carpet that fit together and come in various sizes including 12×12, 18×18 and 24×24 inches.

Unlike rolled wall-to-wall carpet, carpet tiles are cut into smaller square sizes, which make installing and replacing stained carpet tiles easy. If an area of carpet tile gets soiled and needs replaced, you will simply need to remove those specific carpet tiles and have new carpet tiles installed. You don’t need to replace the entire room of carpet.

As an added bonus, carpet tiles are easy to clean; you simply vacuum as you would with any carpet. Carpet tiles are usually low pile so they trap less dirt and debris. When your flooring professional orders your carpet tile, be sure they order extra, so that you have the extras on hand in the event you need to replace one.

Carpet tiles require less of a waste factor than wall-to-wall carpet, which will bring your material costs down. Utilizing carpet tiles also avoids awkward seams in the middle of any room, since they are individual tiles that can be cut to fit any space or angle, making them versatile in rooms with many turns and complex layouts.

Carpet tiles can be a colorful and creative way to add a touch of color and style to any room. You can even mix and match carpet tile colors.

Visit Flowers Flooring on the web at www.flowersflooring.com or call Flowers Flooring (704) 445-7750 today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate and to learn more about carpet tile.

Flowers Flooring is a family owned and operated flooring sales and installation provider serving both the Charlotte and Western, NC areas. Flowers Flooring specializes in all flooring type including carpet, laminate, hardwood, tile, tile backsplash, tile showers, vinyl plank and sand & finish.

Flowers Flooring is excited to offer Repel, a water resistant laminate from Shaw. This laminate is designed to stand up to the toughest household conditions. It is a 12 mm laminate that is scratch, stain and fade resistant, both kid and pet friendly, and easy to clean. It can even be wet-mopped. It comes with a 30-year residential warranty.

“We are very excited to offer this product to our customers,” said Jeremy Flowers, owner of Flowers Flooring. “It gives home owners peace of mind that when accidents do happen Repel laminate gives you time to clean up the spills without damaging your floors.”

Shaw Repel comes in two styles Pinnacle Port and Pier Park. Each style has 6 gorgeous colors.

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750. Be sure to ask your estimator about Flowers Flooring finance options.

Spring is the best time of year to replace the flooring in your home. In this blog, we’ll explore the top 3 reasons to plan your flooring installation over the next few months. An added bonus is Flowers Flooring Spring sale (10% Off Your Entire Project), and new finance options (12 or 24-Month, 0% Interest).

Why Spring is the Best Time to Replace Flooring

When you’re having new flooring installed the doors will be open a lot. Installers will be walking in and out. Old flooring will be carried outside and new flooring will be brought in. During the cold winter months, all the in and out can dramatically cool your home, and in the summer your home could heat up, causing your AC to work overtime. Spring brings milder weather, resulting in a more comfortable and energy efficient install.

Secondly, you may want to keep your windows open for ventilation to get rid of new floor fumes and odors. When installing certain types of flooring floor adhesive, adhesive removers, stains and sealers can emit noxious fumes and odors that you will want to alleviate as soon as possible through open windows and fresh air.

Certain types of flooring such as hardwood and laminate need to acclimate in your home for 48 to 72 hours prior to being properly installed. This means they need to take on the humidity level and temperature found indoors. If they don’t problems such as buckling can arise. Humidity and temperatures are more moderate in the Spring. In the summer, outdoor humidity may be 75% to 90% or higher. Spring allows the fastest and most complete acclimation with the least risk of problems because homes are not likely to have either very high or very low humidity.

Call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750. We specialize in all flooring types – Carpet, Tile, Tile Showers, Tile Backsplash, Laminate, Hardwood, Vinyl, and Sand & Finish. Be sure to read our 5-STAR reviews on Google, Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor.

Forget the chocolates or the fancy dinner. Why not purchase something that you will both enjoy this Valentine’s day – new floors. If you’re planning on new floors in 2017, now is the perfect time to schedule your FREE in-home estimate with one of our expert estimators.

Flowers Flooring is now providing customer financing through our partnership with Synchrony Bank. For a limited time, we are offering 12-months, no interest, if paid in full within 12 months. Hurry, this offer will not last long and ends February 28, 2017. Click here to learn more about this exciting offer.

Flowers Flooring specializes in:

  • Hardwood
  • Sand & Finish
  • Laminate
  • Carpet
  • Tile
  • Tile Backsplash
  • Tile Showers
  • Vinyl Plank

Call (704) 445-7750 or email today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate.

It’s a new year and that means out with the old and in with the new. The 2017 flooring trends are leaning towards brighter, bolder colors that add style and functionality to any room. Whether your currently considering tile, carpet, hardwood, vinyl plank or laminate, neutral colors are fading out and more vibrant colors that transform a room from drab into fab are making a comeback. Here’s what to expect in flooring trends in 2017:

 

Tile

While the wood-look tile is not a “new” trend by any means, it is certainly building momentum in regards to popularity and it is quickly becoming a whole house staple, which means it’s no longer being installed in just kitchens and bathrooms, but bedrooms, living rooms and more.

This trend is here to stay which is why Flowers Flooring recently added another line of wood-plank tile to our tile selection.

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Vinyl Plank

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is upping the ante on realistic wood looks and is becoming a very popular choice among homeowners with high-traffic areas or children and pets. LVP is extremely durable and is the perfect choice for water areas such as bathrooms and laundry rooms, as this flooring is waterproof and virtually indestructible. LVP flooring is available in many styles that mimic current wood and tile flooring trends.

Flowers Flooring offers a wide array of LVP, including Shaw’s Floorte collection.

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Solid and Engineered Wood Flooring

Even with the influx of wood-look flooring options, wood flooring is a classic choice and there will always be a market for wood flooring. The 2017 wood flooring color trends are gray, blonde and dark. Neutral wood flooring is out for 2017. Instead homeowners are looking for bold looks that make their home stand out above the rest. Standard 2.25 inch hardwood is becoming less popular and wider, more rustic looks are in. These include hand-scraped and wire brushed wood planks.

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Carpet

With numerous textures, patterns, and colors available, carpet is emerging as a focal point in interior designs. No, neutral carpet has not disappeared completely, but today’s carpet choices are bolder and brighter. Berber carpet is still a popular choice, but unlike plain berber that was popular in the 1990s, today’s versions have more texture and pattern. Variations in height and sculpted effects also offer a bolder look. Even more traditional carpets now offer more visual interest with more extreme differences in pile cut and thicker, deeper loop textures.

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Laminate

Laminate flooring has come a long way in the past few years. There are now laminate floors on the market that are waterproof. Yes, waterproof laminate. Flowers Flooring anticipates sales of this laminate to explode in 2017, as more homeowners seek a durable and economical flooring choice.

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As you have read, there’s a lot going on in the flooring industry in 2017. There are plenty of different, unique options trending that will stick around for years to come. If you are looking to get started with new flooring, call Flowers Flooring today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – 704-445-7750. Calling Flowers Flooring for your flooring needs is one trend that will never go out of style.

 

 

 

 

It’s still not too late to get your dream floors or kitchen backsplash before the Christmas holiday. Flowers Flooring has quick turnaround service ensuring your new floors will be installed before your friends and family visit for the holidays.

Don’t let the idea of home renovation overwhelm you. Flowers Flooring professional installers move all furniture and clean up the job site after installation. Why not give yourself the gift that keeps on giving all year – new floors. Flowers Flooring brings the showroom to you. We will bring samples for you to view in your home and take accurate measurements. Our FREE, no obligation estimate appointment will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the best decision on your flooring investment.

Flowers Flooring specializes in Hardwood, Laminate, Carpet, Tile, Tile Backsplash, Tile Showers, Vinyl, and Sand & Finish. To learn more about Flowers Flooring visit our website at www.flowersflooring.com. To hear what customers are raving about, be sure to check out our 5-STAR reviews on Google, HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List.

Call today to schedule your FREE in-home estimate – (704) 445-7750.

Hidden Flooring Costs Big Box Stores Wish You Didn’t Know About!

If you’re in the market for new floors think twice before buying at a big box store. While the big box stores may offer impossibly low prices, these low prices come at a cost – cutting corners, offering inferior products and hiding fees elsewhere.

As a locally owned Charlotte, NC flooring store, Flowers Flooring prioritizes quality over quantity. Unlike big box stores that offer flooring products and services, Flowers Flooring specializes in flooring only and we care about your end result more than our bottom line. Before you invest in new flooring for your home, learn what our competitors don’t want you to know about the true cost of doing business with them.

Inferior Selection of Flooring

When a store touts next day installation or a huge price decrease, it usually only applies to a very limited selection of flooring. Whether its discount laminate or pre-stocked carpet, this deal means they have an abundance of the flooring in their warehouse they are trying to unload. Pre-stocked flooring selections are never a good sign for discerning homeowners, because they appeal to the broadest possible customer base, which usually means it’s plain, boring or cheaply made.

Uncaring Work

Big box stores save money by putting several installations on one contractor’s schedule. If your flooring installation team has incentives to move on to the next install quickly, they are most likely not going to spend the extra time on your floor to ensure the perfect install. Some contractors may even resort to cost-cutting and time- saving tactics that result in bumps and lumps in your new floor. Instead of padding our profits by squeezing as many installations in our schedule each day, Flowers Flooring works to accommodate your schedule and we ensure our installation services are detailed, thoughtful and thorough. 

Delays in Delivery and Installation

When you pay a low price, you may be faced with long wait times to get your flooring delivered and installed. If you order a specialty flooring that isn’t in stock, you could wait months for your floors to arrive. Box stores also have long installation lead times and inflexible installation options that may force you to miss work or wait even longer for your new floors.

Hidden Fees

Often times quick and dirt cheap flooring installation could cost you more than expected. Big box stores make up for cheap rates by adding a variety of other fees elsewhere, which means their standard installation service includes almost nothing beyond the basics. Hidden fees may apply to:

  • Estimating or measuring the dimensions of your space – FREE through Flowers Flooring
  • Delivering the flooring- FREE through Flowers Flooring
  • Cutting around your door thresholds – FREE through Flowers Flooring
  • Offering extra grout colors with tile installations – FREE through Flowers Flooring
  • Subfloor repair – Many box stores are unable to complete subfloor repair, which means after your existing floors are torn up you would have to contract with another company to fix your subfloor damage before your new floors can be installed. Flowers Flooring installers are able to fix subfloor damage right on the spot; without any additional delays.

 

Warranties, Future Repair and Maintenance Costs

Budget flooring doesn’t usually offer good warranties or extra protection. To add insult to injury, if the installation methods are inferior your new floors can be especially vulnerable to damage. For example, carpet may not be stain resistant, laminate and hardwood may not be durable and tile may not be prepped right resulting in cracked tiles. When you invest in quality flooring that includes specialty manufacturing methods and standards such as Shaw Floors, you avoid the cost of cleaning, fixing, or replacing damaged floors later.

Flowers Flooring extensive flooring selection and transparent services don’t include any hidden costs, but hidden expenses could be lurking behind the glossy big box store deals you keep seeing. Don’t fall for false promises that may leave you with unexpected expenses, delays and flooring problems. Call (704) 445-7750, stop by the showroom, or click through to Flowers Flooring today to browse our selection of flooring and to schedule your FREE in-home estimate.

Did you know that carpet could contain 100 times more allergens than hard surface floors? (Source: e-healthy homes). If you suffer from allergies like one in five people in the U.S., you may want to think twice about replacing your old carpet with new carpet. Carpeting is a reservoir for dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and other allergy causing substances that lurk within the fibers.

To avoid carpet allergies, consider replacing carpeting with hard surface flooring such as luxury vinyl, hardwood or laminate. Hard surface flooring doesn’t harbor dust mites or other allergens and is much simpler to clean. This type of flooring is a smart choice that can improve the quality of your home environment by eliminating carpet allergies. This is especially true in areas of the home that you spend a lot of time in such as the bedroom.

Both solid hardwood and engineered hardwood are beautiful and long lasting. Hardwood floors come in a wide variety of types, textures and colors, but unlike carpet, hardwood does not contribute to carpet allergies.  For homeowners looking to spend less, laminate flooring is a great choice. Like hardwood floors, laminate floors offer an amazing selection of designs with the look and texture of real wood and stone at a fraction of the cost. As an added benefit, laminate floors are extremely durable and stand up to the wear and tear of pets and kids, while resisting the buildup of allergens.

Luxury vinyl is another alternative to carpet that is giving hardwood and laminate flooring a run for the money.  According to the World Floor Covering Association, luxury vinyl is one of the fastest growing trends in the flooring industry. This is a result of extraordinary photo technology that mimics wood or tile so closely that you have to look twice to see that it’s vinyl.

If you’re suffering from allergens in your carpet, call Flowers Flooring for a FREE in-home estimate today  704.445.7750