|...faucets and touch controls for showers, may feel
like a bit of luxury in the short-term but could serve an accessibility role down the road.
In other parts of the house, luxury vinyl plank flooring continues to grow in popularity. Not only is it practical and
easy to clean, it's appealing from a design standpoint and also offers a barrier-free advantage.
|...Crafted Plank & Tile is one of the most innovative and user-friendly flooring solutions on the market today. As an affordable alternative to traditional wood or tile, it provides homeowners a stylish, long-lasting option that is kid & pet friendly, resistant to water, quick to install, easy to clean, requires minimal routine maintenance, and comfortable underfoot.
At Beauflor, o...|
Dress your bathroom with dark jewel tones. Rich tones on your walls, like the emerald jade color seen here work best when paired with a crisp, light flooring, like the ADURA® Vienna vinyl plank in Alabaster. The clean floors and gold trim and hardware accent the lush emerald walls works perfectly with the porcelain sink, white drawers, and modern standalone bathtub. The decorative geo-...|
|...r, retailer and pioneer of the online mattress—announced the launch of a niche sleep solution today, custom crafted
for sleepers who can never find a mattress firm enough. Available online only,the Plank by Brooklyn Bedding offers two unique sleep surfaces in a flippable
mattress with both standard firm and extra firm sides.
"An excessively firm mattress isn't for everyone," sai...|
|...ts all three of these requirements.
"Vinyl flooring has come a long way over the years," said Brendan Phillips,
SMART Carpet and Flooring founder and president. "Today's luxury vinyl planks
and tiles are more slip resistant than other flooring options because of their
textures. The embossing process used to give modern vinyl flooring a more
realistic look adds texture and an...|
|... paint and some new
accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture,
style and surprises. It's hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or
variations in plank sizes and color. It's wood on your walls and faux stone tile
backsplashes. It's mixing unexpected materials to create an entirely new look.
Mix, match and mosaic is what it's all about this ...|
|...y," she says. "They
provide a lot of decorative interest, particularly hung in pairs. I'd choose a
clean, sophisticated design in a subtle wood like maple or birch for an urban
interior. Poplar planks painted a cheerful color, or characterful woods like
hickory and cypress would be better for doors in a country house."
Along with their decorative qualities, barn doors often ...|
|... include the wood type, which further affects the look and strength. Oak is most common, but other traditional selections include options like maple or cherry and specialty woods like teak or bamboo. Plank width influences overall aesthetic, with slimmer boards lending a more modern look. Color is also a consideration, as you'll need to determine whether you want to match, complement or contrast y...|
|...the season changes, but switching out pillows and throws is a great way to give seasonal flare to your living room decor.
Create a statement wall. Installing graphic wallpaper or wood planking on one wall, or simply painting one wall or the ceiling a contrasting color, can add drama to any room in the house.
Spruce up the deck for summer enjoyment. A refinished deck...|
|... The current trend is to take a classic hardwood application, like paneling or flooring, and give it a stylish, up-to-the-minute twist. Here's a look at what's trending."
Perhaps no recent trend has been more influential than the use of wide-plank hardwood flooring. Traditional plank widths, ranging from 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches, ar...|
For centuries, hardwood planks have been the ultimate material for residential floors. Combining exceptional durability with unrivalled good looks, oak, walnut, cherry or other solid-wood floorboards add value and beauty to any home they grace. But these days, handsome timber planking is not only found underfoot, but also on the ceilings and walls of many stylish houses, whether newly...|
|...like Lumber Liquidators sell an array of flooring styles that mimic the look and feel of vintage woodwork — wide planks that echo farmhouse floors, distressed finishes and much more. By replicating techniques such as wire brushing and hand scraping, distressed flooring achieves the look of vintage craftsmanship....|
|...e for a specific purpose, doesn't mean you can't reimagine how it could be used," says Nayak. "For example, hanging materials on the wall that are typically used as flooring can be breathtaking. Wood planks or concrete panels, featured vertically and not just on the ground, add richness and texture."
Another great tip to accomplishing this trend is to look at construction materials in new ways....|
|...k of hardwood in high-traffic areas, offering the natural beauty of wood with the long-lasting durability and ease of maintenance of tile. Rectangular-sized tiles - particularly those in long, linear plank styles - will remain popular in floor and wall applications.
Back to nature
Consumers' eco-friendly focus on using organic, sustainable materials will continue into 2013. Orange, Calif.-ba...|
|...to a room. Start off by having a clearly defined color palette. One option Valencich suggests is selecting a rich-toned floor to serve as a warm background for furniture. 'I like the Burnished Walnut planks from Quick-Step's Veresque collection to really help ground a room,' says Valencich. 'These floors feature exclusive GenuEdge Technology, which provides a realistic hardwood edge visual. The fl...|
|...re between caught between the deck and planters or furniture can seep into the wood during the winter and stain the surface. Sweep off dirt and debris while making sure to clear the space between the planks for ventilation. A leaf blower can help you clear the surface quickly. Then wash your deck with deck soap - you can find specific formulas for each type of wood. After washing, give it a good r...|
|... guidelines for approaching home improvement and repelling pests: prepare, prevent and patch.
Prepare the Deck
Before the family starts spending more time on the deck, take a close look at wooden planks and the foundation for signs of rotting or splitting. Walk the deck carefully while checking for protruding nails, loose railings and other safety hazards. After making any needed repairs, care...|
|...ee collections—Essentials, Artisan and Brilliance— with 18 total SKUs. Erickson said all products are made in the U.S. by Shaw including its new OptiGuard finish technology that can be found on every plank.
Scott Sandlin, Shaw’s vice president of hard surfaces, added OptiGuard is a high-gloss, durable laminate finish, that is highly scratch resistant and “will dramatically increase detail, beau...|
|...ooring will add both color and character to a room, and is easy to install during any season. Lumber Liquidators offers contemporary and timeless patterns for hardwood floors like Dream Home Plymouth Plank or Bellawood Brazilian Redwood, which can be installed year round.
Because winter may limit a homeowner's ability to complete some projects, it's a great time to plan for spring and summer h...|
|...llections in the U.S. and Europe starting in the first quarter of 2011, noted David Hartman, vice president of sales and marketing.
A typical laminate décor offering has approximately 10 different plank varieties, he said. “With Natural Variations we utilize a patented printing process that allows our designers to build in a wider range of real wood details and character into the décors.”
|...e company’s line of beautiful, durable, renewable bamboo® flooring.
Available in ten designer colors—featuring a variety of distinctive textures and patterns, including hand-scraped options—the wide-plank Portfolio collection demonstrates the unlimited design potential of bamboo flooring. Created with rapidly renewable bamboo, the new collection offers a beautiful and environmentally responsible ...|
|...HomerWood Hardwood Flooring extends its selection of unique visuals with new Herringbone Cut Planks and UV-Oil Naturals options that enhance the exquisite styling of its premium hardwood floors.
A hardwood floor pattern defines the look of any space, and the new Herringbone design gives a room a distinct and sophisticated look. In Herringbone, the hardwood floor strips are laid in a diagonal ...|