Basement Subfloor Options DRIcore Versus Plywood

When constructing or renovating a basement, one of the most important things you can do is ensure that your basement subfloor remains as dry as possible. This is the best way to prevent water from seeping in. It’s tricky to tell where water is going to come from, as sometimes it can creep in from the most unexpected of places. Plumbing, water heaters, washing machines, and concrete floor wicking are just some of the places that water can sneak in from. Therefore, it’s more crucial than ever to keep your basement floor as dry as bones. To achieve [...]

Before & After: Family Friendly Basement Finishing in Naperville

It was your standard suburban basement. About one thousand square feet. Unfinished. Mechanicals. Sump pump. Support poles in the middle of the room. It was an empty space peppered with miscellaneous storage that had the potential to become a family’s dream basement. And that’s exactly what we turned it into. Now it’s a multi-functional entertaining space with loads of beautiful storage to tuck away games and toys. It’s practical and beautiful, a combination most homeowners crave. The Features For this basement remodel in Naperville, IL, the homeowners needed their finished basement for several things: a movie/TV viewing [...]

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7 Top Trends in Flooring Design for 2019

Sebring Design Build Flooring trends change throughout the years as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows a larger variety of flooring designs for their remodeling project. In 2018, medium brown tones struck the right note with homeowners. Flooring finishes ranging from ebony to driftwood became very popular. Another trend that picked up and could continue is allowing flooring imperfections such as the mineral streaks and knots to serve as part of the aesthetics and create a more natural feel. It was also a big year for faux flooring. Tiles that look like wood were especially in trend. 2019 is [...]

How to Choose the Best Flooring For Pets

 Ask any pet owner and they will tell you; pets can cause more damage to flooring than humans can. From scratches, to stains, to hair, our furry companions can be quite problematic. If you are planning to build a home or renovate your current one, think about pet-friendliness when considering what flooring to install.Important Factors to Consider When ChoosingThe good news is that you can keep your pet and retain your beautiful floor the same time. The important thing is to have the right type of flooring. Here are the most important factors homeowners should think about when choosing the best floor [...]

Hardwood Flooring Trends: Our Comprehensive Selection Guide

DARK HARDWOOD FLOORS Choosing the best hardwood floors for your home begins with a "hardwood hardness" (density) scale that translates into: the tighter the grain, the more damage-resistant the floor.  Now is a good time to check for use vs. density, when you choose your floor species, in order to fit in with the way your family lives. For several years now, we've seen dark hardwood floors gradually become the standard, rather than the exception.  However, it's good to discover ideas on how colors are being used today. Here are some tips about dark hardwood floors you'll want to consider [...]

3 Reasons Why Carpet is Still the King of Basement Flooring

When you think about basement flooring, you might think about installing tile, hardwood flooring or another hard flooring option. However, even though it might seem outdated, carpet is still the king of basement flooring. Even if you are thinking about pulling out your existing carpet and putting in a new flooring option, consider these benefits of keeping carpet in this part of your home. 1.It Can Be Pulled Up and Re-InstalledThere is a chance that there will be a leak or some other source of moisture in your basement at some point. In fact, this could be the reason that [...]