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What is "LVT"?

LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile, but don’t be confused by the word tile. LVT is a highly durable vinyl product that can be floated or glued directly to your subfloor and is not at all like ceramic or porcelain tile.This type of flooring is perfect for almost any room in your home but particularly ...
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I see a lot of ads for free or low priced installations and even free rooms of carper with a purchase. Is this real?

In a word- no. These are gimmicks often used by large retailers like Empire Flooring to get in the door. Once they are in your home they know that if they leave without a sale they’re chances of earning your business are going to dwindle considerably. Also, once they are in your home those 3 “free” ...
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What is that black stuff?

Have you ever wondered why you get black lines on the carpeting around your furniture and along your walls? Well the number one reason is the burning of candles in the home. Back in the late eighties and early nineties the insurance industry classified this as “dirty air syndrome”. Of course, when ...
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Flooring estimates and big box games

Why would you pay a flooring company to give you an estimate on your flooring? Think about it: you took the time to go into their establishment, shop for a flooring product and potentially offer them your business. Additionally, you’re looking for a total price so you can make an educated decision. ...
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Why should I buy USA made laminate flooring?

There has been much discussion recently about certain chemical emissions from wood laminate flooring. While chemicals such as formaldehyde are found in many consumer products, formaldehyde emissions can vary depending upon the manufacturing method.One of the reasons Father and Sons has aligned with ...
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The best flooring options for each room in your home

With so many different types of flooring materials available, it can be difficult to know which option would be best for your home. Much like your family members, each room of your house is unique and serves a different purpose. While many homeowners stick with one flooring type, there’s no reason ...
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How to clean common flooring types

It’s easy to spill something on your flooring, but it can be difficult to keep track of how to clean different types of floors. No matter what type of flooring you have, regular maintenance and cleaning can extend their lifespan and make them look like new for much longer. Check out this simple ...
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Real wood flooring vs. laminate flooring - Infographic

Wood flooring is highly sought-after for its beauty, but it might not always be the best choice. Laminate flooring is another great option that can mimic the look of hardwood. Find out which option is right for you.
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The benefits of a professional flooring installation

When you choose to have the flooring in your home updated, it may be tempting to do it yourself. This may sound good in theory, but in reality, you’ll see why a professional flooring installation is the better option.Installing flooring is messy and tedious. Many people think they’ll save money by ...
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How to prepare your home for new flooring to be installed

Making the decision to have new flooring installed in your home is a great choice, but unfortunately, you can’t just have the new flooring put in on top of your old flooring. There are quite a few steps that need to take place to prepare for your new flooring to be installed. While you could leave ...
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How to repair scratches in your wood floors

Wood floors are one of the most popular flooring options because of their beauty. Each flooring type has certain advantages and disadvantages, and unfortunately wood is no different. One of the only problems with wood flooring is that it can become scratched.The first step in repairing scratches in ...
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Carpet may be a healthier alternative

Many homeowners believe that carpeting can be a health hazard, especially to allergy sufferers, and often rush to replace it with tile or wood. But according to a recent study by the Germany Asthma and Allergy Foundation (DAAB), this not necessarily the case. In fact, the study which looked at the ...
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What type of wood should you choose in your flooring design?

There’s nothing quite like a wood floor to make a room feel cozy and inviting. Wood is a great choice because it’s durable enough to hold up to heavy foot traffic, yet classically stylish enough to complement any décor. There are many different types of wood on the market today, but which is the ...
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Don't throw out that couch - Clean your upholstery instead of buying new

Furniture is an investment in the appearance and comfort of our homes, and it’s important to have furniture that reflects your style and sensibilities. But what happens when that furniture ends up looking shabby from the wear and tear of everyday life? You may not need to spend money on new ...
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Top flooring trends for 2017

You don’t want your flooring to be outdated, but not everyone knows what types of flooring are “in” and which ones are not. The best thing to do is to choose flooring that will be in style now and stay in style over the flooring’s lifetime.Unlike fashion trends, flooring trends are slower to change....
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How do you choose between so many products?

Today’s home floors are multi-surfaced. From carpet in the bedrooms and hardwood in the living room or laminate in the family room to tile in the bathrooms, there are endless choices and decisions facing homeowners these days. But how do you choose between so many products and how do you put it all ...
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