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Your hardwood flooring is closer than you think

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Your hardwood flooring is closer than you thinkWhen it’s time to choose a floor covering for your home, remember that hardwood is always a practical option. It can provide you with a timeless yet elegant look as well as a lifespan that could easily exceed 100 years with proper care.It’s a durable ...
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Why is my carpet buckling?

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Carpet wrinkling, buckling or rippling is a very common problem, and it just means you need to have it re-stretched. Sometimes it’s obvious and sometimes not-so-much, but if you’re wondering, here's an easy test: Pull it up by the fibers and if the carpet can be raised from the floor by an inch or ...
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Can radiant heating be installed under luxury vinyl flooring?

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Can radiant heating be installed under luxury vinyl flooring?More and more these days, people are wanting to install radiant heating in their homes. While this is certainly an advantageous feature to have in a house, the problem is, you can’t just install it underneath any type of floor. However, ...
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What to do if your hardwood floors get wet

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Water is the ultimate enemy of hardwood. The typical thinking is often this: “I had my floors waxed and sealed, so they should be fine, right?” Wrong!Wood is porous, so it soaks up water. While the sealing process will increase water resistance, hence, giving you a little more time to wipe ...
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Why consider laminate for your flooring needs?

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If you want a durable, hard surface that does a great job of imitating solid wood without the cost, you may wish to consider laminate.  As this flooring option comes in snap-together planks that are installed over a cushioned underlayment, it’s possible to lay it over certain (stable) existing ...
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Should I install carpet in my home office?

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Each room has different priorities and needs. For example, comfort is needed for the bedroom so you want something plush, fluffy and warm. Safety and durability is the main concern for stairs; it has to fit around railings and treads and must create a solid foundation for footing, so you'd go with ...
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Why should I install luxury vinyl plank in my entrance foyer?

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There are two reasons why you'd want this vinyl product in your entrance foyer. First, there's the idea of an indoor "curb appeal" to give people an idea of what they'll find when they walk further into your home. It is a luxury product, as it comes cut into strips and then put on boards to mimic a ...
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Will laminate flooring increase the resale value of my home?

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Yes, especially if it is wood-look laminate. We are told by the real estate professionals that potential buyers often will pay up to 2.5 percent more for a home with hardwood floors.  Real hardwood will always be more valuable to buyers, but even a resemblance, providing that the flooring is still ...
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Oiled hardwood: the new way to enjoy your wood floors?

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Solid hardwood has a “wow” factor that cannot be denied. It can instantly transform the ambiance of your home and enhance the decor of any room. While varnished wood flooring is still popular because of how it stands up to wear, oiled hardwood flooring is gaining ground. A well-cared-for and ...
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Carpet: The best flooring option for seniors

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It’s no surprise that as we age, our priorities change. While this applies to such things as food, friends, and pastimes, it also does for the flooring in your home as well. Essentially, as your needs change over the years, perhaps because of mobility issues, your current floors may not provide you ...
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Will my home be as stylish with luxury vinyl flooring?

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Absolutely! We think the hesitancy is probably coming from our memories from decades ago when it was first introduced as an economy flooring, but modern technology has made the vinyl evolve into an affordable luxury product. It can be cut into planks or tiles, and texturing gives it depth and ...
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Humidity: a great foe for hardwood flooring

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Classically beautiful and faithfully durable, there’s simply nothing quite like solid hardwood floors. However, as tough and hard-wearing as this material is, it does have a few great foes that can ruin its glory. One of them is humidity. As hardwood planks are naturally porous, they often absorb ...
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Do I need an underlayment for my laminate flooring?

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And other questions to ask when buying this product.The short answer is yes, and don’t skimp! An underlayment will make sure the laminate flooring stays dry and moisture-free. You can also get one that adds some with noise elimination, if you’re one who finds laminate a little hollow-sounding when ...
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Do I really need professional carpet cleaners?

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At our Dragon Scale Flooring showroom in Laurel, MD, we’re frequently asked about the necessity of professional carpet cleaning. More often than not, homeowners want to know the truth about cleaning their carpets and whether or not they can do it themselves. Honestly, while it may not look that ...
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What happens if my luxury vinyl flooring gets wet?

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Not one thing! Luxury isn’t the only word that describes the vinyl product, so do waterproof, durable and stylish. This flooring is really only one of three that are waterproof; the other two are waterproof/WPC and tile, as long as it’s glazed.The very thing that makes this product waterproof is ...
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How to boost the lifespan of your hardwood flooring installation

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Timeless and classic, your hardwood flooring installation is indeed one of the oldest most trusted surfacing materials on the market. For countless generations, people have chosen this stylish, sleek material, and for good reason. And, while it is pleasing to the eye and uncommonly durable, there ...
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Three reasons to consider laminate for your next flooring project

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One of the hardest parts of putting new floors in your home is choosing the right flooring material for your particular lifestyle and budget. With so many options on the market, each with their own pros and cons, it is often challenging to sort through it all and make the final call.If you have ...
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Should I use the same carpet all throughout my house?

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No, because every area has different priorities. A carpet may be appropriate for one room, but not necessarily for another.Just be sure they all coordinate somehow; otherwise, your house will be a confusing mixture of flooring!Here are some of the different uses of carpet:●Stairway: The ...
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Four things to keep in mind before installing open shelves in the kitchen

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The idea of open concept living became very popular several years ago with shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Slowly over time, more and more people wanted an open concept home. Instead of doors separating our lives and compartmentalizing what went on in rooms, suddenly, everything was out ...
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Dragon Scale Flooring's Hardwood FAQ

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Do you want to know how to keep their hardwood in the best shape possible, for as long as possible?We put together a quick cheat sheet for you as a handy reference to keep your wood floors in tip-top condition for as long as possible. Here's what you need to know to keep your hardwood gleaming!...
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Five advantages of wood-look laminate

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Like anything, all flooring has its own set of pros and cons, and one disadvantage might be a high price, but laminate can look just like hardwood, and be the jewel in your home’s crown just as much as the real deal.Here’s why:1.Durability. Laminate is made from pressed wood which can have better ...
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Get the right carpet color for your home makeover

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In a home makeover, every element plays a role in the final outcome. Having said that, your floors play a major role in the appearance of a room. In essence, carpet is much like a blank canvas, if you will. While the décor, accent pieces, light fixtures, and curtains will make a vital contribution, ...
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What can I do if my luxury vinyl flooring is scratched?

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Life is full of fun, food, family, and friends. And, sometimes, having fun with our friends and family results in food falling on our floors. Hey, it’s all part of life, but that’s something that luxury vinyl flooring can certainly handle. Well-known for its durability and versatility, luxury vinyl ...
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Are all hardwood species the same?

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Ever hear of the Janka Scale? It’s a hardness rating tool for hardwood. Each species is assigned a number, and the higher it goes, the tougher the wood.Hickory, oak and maple are strong, as are others, including the exotics. Your flooring pro can tell you more. Other questions we hear in the ...
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New floors on the horizon? Try Laminate!

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If you are currently in the process of investigating flooring materials for your next big project, we would like to draw your attention to an often overlooked material with some pretty heavy-hitting benefits. We're talking about laminate flooring, and if you aren't familiar with this material, you'...
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Three considerations when choosing a carpet for stairs

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Stairs can be a dangerous feature in a home, especially for people with mobility issues. Children and mobility impaired seniors have a higher chance of tripping, slipping, and falling, but stairs pose a whole other obstacle. However, many homeowners solve this problem by installing carpets, be it ...
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Five reasons to love luxury vinyl flooring

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Now this is luxury! A vinyl that mimics hardwood, ceramic tile or stone (marble and granite and more) flooring, with an incredibly realistic photographic layer that has superior depth.You can even get with textures that give it a wire-brushed or distressed look, and although it is available in ...
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Four tips to protect your floors on moving day

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As a valuable asset to your home, don’t neglect your hardwood floors come moving day. Whether they were one of the reasons why you purchased your new house, or a new addition you installed before moving day, your hardwood planks may be tough, but they certainly can’t withstand a dropped appliance, ...
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Go creative with laminate on the floor, walls, stairs!

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Ever look on Pinterest? For those not familiar, it’s a social media website, and it has some of the most gorgeous pictures and creative uses of anything from laminate flooring and interior design to food.When it comes to the floor, you can create any unique style. There’s wood-look laminate, but ...
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Everything you need to know about luxury vinyl flooring

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If you’re getting ready to put new floors in your home, you are probably having a hard time sorting through all of the materials on the market. Even small flooring stores have a dizzying array of materials to choose from, all with different pros, cons, and quirks. For the average person outside of ...
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Three reasons to choose carpet even if you have allergies

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At Dragon Scale Flooring, our Laurel, MD showroom professionals often hear how homeowners don’t want carpet in their home because of allergies or asthma. Yet, while that might have been true decades ago with older versions of soft surfacing, we’re going to address this grave misconception today. ...
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Can I change the color of hardwood floors?

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Some surprising answers to three big questions - answered here.You just bought a new house and when you pulled up the rug, you made a wonderful discovery:  gorgeous wood floors. Only problem is they’re not the right color to go with your style.Here’s another scenario: Sometimes one change leads to ...
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A few laminate flooring myths put to rest

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A lot of people get a bit dizzy when they are faced with the sheer number of materials available for their flooring project. With so many options with such varied attributes and applications, it can be more than a little difficult to keep it all straight for someone outside of the industry. This is ...
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Let’s have a serious talk about luxury vinyl flooring

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OK, folks, it’s time we have a serious talk about luxury vinyl flooring (LVP). Why is it still getting a bad rap? The main reason is, homeowners repeatedly associate it with that old, ugly sheeting from their childhood. But, you know what? This modern-day surfacing is truly anything but boring. It’...
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Using carpet to decorate

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How to give your home that “wow” factor - we'll give you some hints. Imagine this: You move into your new house, townhouse or condo. It has carpet you’d like to change but, for whatever reason, you can’t switch it right now. Just layer with a big, colorful rug, or a few carpet tiles stitched ...
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Living Large With Stylish, Versatile Hardwood

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From stunning contemporary to minimalist modern to rustic chic, hardwood provides you with a veritable plethora of design possibilities. At Dragon Scale Flooring, our Laurel, MD showroom experts answer tons of questions about different kinds of flooring, but the vast majority of our clients inquire ...
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Dragon Scale Flooring's Laminate FAQ

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The Spring remodeling season is off to a roaring start this year, and it seems we've been fielding a lot of questions from visitors to our store about all sorts of flooring. However, we have noticed a sizable uptick in the number of people asking about one type of flooring in particular, laminate. ...
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Can I Install Luxury Vinyl Flooring in My Kid’s Bedroom?

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 Luxury Vinyl Flooring is such a realistic simulation of hardwood, tile and stone, it is appropriate for any room in the house, including bedrooms, playrooms and kitchens and baths; not to mention laundry and mud rooms. Now let’s talk about tile form, because with all the colors, shapes and designs,...
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Carpet Padding: Necessary Material or Waste of Money?

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When some homeowners walk into our Dragon Scale Flooring showroom in Laurel, MD, they often ask our experts about padding. Is it truly necessary, or is it a total waste of money? The answer to this question is, yes, padding is indeed an essential material for a carpet installation, one that you ...
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Have You Considered Hardwood Flooring?

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Most homeowners consider hardwood flooring for their homes at some point. You may have seen something in a decor magazine, or visited a friend’s home and seen something that simply left you breathless. Well, that’s just what happens when you experience these floors, especially if it’s the first ...
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Laminate: When Your Heart Yearns for Wood Floors

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Want a farmhouse or rustic kitchen, but faint at the price of real wood floors? No problem, just go for the wonderful alternative, wood-look laminate.Decades ago, laminate was seen primarily as an economy product, but with today’s modern technology, it has incredibly realistic imagery and high-...
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Are You Wondering Which Floors Are Best if You Have Kids?

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It's crazy how much your life changes when children come into it. Really, you have to reexamine almost every aspect of your life and make adjustments, especially when it comes to sleep! Getting your home ready for children is about more than simply locking dangerous cabinets and putting blockers on ...
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Laminate: Trendy Fad or Long-Lasting Look?

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At our Dragon Scale Flooring showroom in Laurel, MD, our on-site pros answer a wide assortment of questions about surfacing materials, in particular which ones are long-lasting, and which ones are just passing fads. While some colors and appearance styles are indeed more of a trend, laminate ...
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Carpet 101: It’s All About the Installation!

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If you were to look up the phrase “Form + Function” in the dictionary, there could well be a picture of carpet next to it.That’s because carpet really underscores the meaning of that phrase; it adds beauty and warmth to your home, and can even visually make a room look larger, while insulating ...
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Dragon Scale Flooring's Luxury Vinyl Flooring FAQ

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One of the things we love most here at Dragon Scale Flooring is answering our client's questions, and helping people understand flooring and the work we do, a little better than they did when they came through the door. Really, this is one of the biggest parts of our job, because we answer a lot of ...
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Increase the Asking Price on Your Home with Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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At Dragon Scale Flooring, our Laurel, MD showroom professionals answer a ton of questions, but by far, the top question we get is, how can I increase the value of my property before a sale? With a long list of possible material options on the market today, it's hard to narrow down your choices, ...
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Laminate and its Many Benefits for Your Home

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Finding the perfect floor covering for your home can be the result of a long process of shopping around. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, that process can be unnecessarily longer than it should. That’s why we’re going to give you a head’s up on laminate flooring. The benefits will more ...
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The Surprising Health Benefits of Carpet

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When most people think of carpeting, they think of soft, squishy pile between their toes when they swing their legs over the side of the bed in the morning, or spending a rainy day laying on the floor with a book or watching TV. What most people don't think about is the effect their carpeting is ...
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Understanding Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Flooring can be confusing so, once and for all, Dragon Scale Flooring is going to simplify it. Luxury vinyl floor (LVF) is a stylish and budget-friendly alternative to wood, stone or tile. It looks just like it, and it’s available in a wide range of colors, patterns, design and species. ...
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Important Facts About Hardwood Flooring

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Choosing the perfect floor covering for your home takes time, especially if that flooring choice is hardwood flooring. There are lots of factors to consider, and you must start with your own specific needs and preferences. Even after making the choice, there are other factors at play that can ...
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Trendy Gray? Yes, This Laminate is Here to Stay!

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While some people may think gray is much too boring to have as their laminate flooring, the truth is, right now, there's nothing as trendy as this preferred-by-interior-designers color! In essence, it's a truly classic color, never too bold that it overstays its welcome, yet never too bland that it ...
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Three Reasons Why We Love Carpet

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When you think about the most desirable flooring materials to have in your home, you undoubtedly land on carpeting as one of the top picks. We all know that carpet is soft, attractive, and that it lends an air of comfortable elegance to any room. As incredible as these traits are, carpet still has ...
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Adventures in Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Even if your budget is tight, your home remodeling can be an exciting escapade.Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) can transport you through a venture of colors, patterns, designs and species, all which mimic tile, stone or hardwood at a fraction of the price.You might have your heart set on the pricier ...
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The 5 Top Benefits of Solid Wood Flooring

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Whether you're looking to redo your living room, update your kitchen, or revamp your entryway, you simply can't go wrong with hardwood floors. Attractive, durable, and incredibly reliable, not to mention, easy to maintain, solid planks have been the go-to hard surfacing for generations. And really, ...
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Grey Laminate: A Look That Won't Go Out Of Style!

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Right now, at Dragon Scale Flooring, one of the most popular flooring we have is grey laminate. Without exaggeration, most homeowners are opting for this color, even in other surfacing materials. That's because, while it is a neutral tone, grey is actually super fashionable. Add to that the fact ...
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Carpet: Five Things You Must Consider When Shopping

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Someone used to say, “Great idea, but will it play in Peoria? We didn’t work anywhere near that city.The point was that something can be wonderful, but maybe not for a specific use. Dragon Scale Flooring wants you to have the best, and most beautiful carpet for your home, something you’ll enjoy for ...
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Luxury Vinyl Flooring for an Ultra Modern Home

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For just a moment, imagine this: As you walk across the stylish floors of a Northern European beach house, your bare feet feel the luxurious, hand-scraped walnut planks with every stride. In that image, it is the essence of ultra sleek, ultra modern that really comes through, an aesthetic beauty ...
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Laminate: 5 Reasons it’s Perfect for Kids’ Rooms

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When it comes to the kiddos, nothing beats laminate flooring, because it:Offers “stylish savings,” what with all the colors, textures and styles. It’s just nothing like the flooring we remember from years ago. Is durable. We dare you to use pull toys, or let the kiddoes drag those little tables and ...
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Three Exotic Brazilian Hardwoods to Completely Change the Look of Your Home

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Hardwood flooring is easily the king of floor coverings. Other flooring materials simply cannot compete with the warm glow, elegance, and durability of wood. While there are many domestic species that off these desirable qualities, even they cannot compete with exotic wood species based on the same ...
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The Simplicity of Choosing Carpet

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If you let it, shopping for carpet can seem like a harrowing experience, with lots of rules and options to consider. It’s true, you’ll have some choices to make, but in the end, you will never regret time spent on picking out the perfect floor covering for your home. As you walk on it, and look at ...
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Laminate Remains a Viable Flooring Option

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Laminate flooring has been around for a good while, making its debut in the early 90’s as the first wood-look hard surface floor covering. Since then, there have been many improvements to this material, enhancing looks, performance, durability and lifespan for a product that homeowners continue to ...
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The Amazing Benefits of Soft Surface Flooring

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Every homeowner should be able to experience the benefits that go hand in hand with carpet. It’s the only available soft surface flooring and thanks to new technology and manufacturing techniques, it only gets better with age. Many of the things that caused consumers to avoid this particular floor ...
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Hardwood Flooring is an Excellent Choice for Your Home

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Have you found yourself staring longingly at solid hardwood floors? If so, you’re in good company, as a majority of homeowners say they prefer these floors. There are many reasons for this preference, including the elegance they add to any room, the amazing lifespan they offer and the durability ...
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Have You Considered Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

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Shopping around for the perfect floor covering for your home can really seem like a daunting task. But if you take a moment to stop and consider all the benefits in store with luxury vinyl flooring, you’re likely to find what you’ve been missing all this time. It has amazing style and design, great ...
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