29 Jun 2017

With the kind of unexpected weather one can expect in Lumberton NC, sunny one minute and pouring rain the next, you need floors that can keep up! This kind of weather can make protecting your floors difficult. The answer that you may be looking for is in laminate flooring. It is resistant to many of the things that can discolor and stain other flooring materials. Here are some benefits you can find when making the switch to laminate!

Durable: Protected by a tough external layer, a laminate floor is much stronger, and more scratch-resistant, impact-resistant and longer lasting than any hardwood, vinyl, or carpet. It’s virtually resistant to dogs, cats, kids and even high heels! Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are subject to wood grain staining, fading in sunlight, and can scratch and dent easily.

Easy to clean and maintain: Laminate’s superior stain and moisture-resistant surface coating offers a lot of protection against stains, fading, and moisture damage which makes spills and other messes easy to handle. You won’t need any wax or polish. It will just require a dust or vacuum, followed by a wipe with a damp cloth or mop.

Easy to install: This is a huge benefit to the avid DIY’er. There’s no need for any special glues because putting it down “is a snap”, with the tongue and groove click systems you literally snap it together. It also doesn’t matter what your subfloor is because laminate floors do not need to be glued or nailed down. Moreover, laminate floors are easy to un-install and replace quickly and easily when it’s time for a style update.

Pricing: Not only is laminate flooring generally less expensive than other hard surface floors to start with, but when its durability and longevity are considered, it becomes a particularly economical choice. The sheer abundance of choice, that is not restricted by price, is truly one of the strongest advantages of laminate flooring.

Variety of styles: A variety of colors and patterns enable you to match the floor with the exact mood and style of your room, whether it’s rich and elegant or cool and contemporary. You will be surprised by the availability and quality of today’s laminate floor styles. There is also a wide variety of high-resolution tree patterns and laminate flooring textures to choose from that can mimic real wood.

Environmentally friendly: For those trying to look out for the environment, you will be happy to know that laminate flooring is made from wood and wood by-products, and does not involve the harvesting of rare or endangered trees.

Laminate flooring is enjoyed in millions of U.S. homes for good reason. The price, durability and ease when it is installed, makes laminate a great addition to any home. Best of all, it will protect your house, and your investment in your flooring, from the constantly changing weather. If you’re in the Lumberton, NC area, make Magnus Anderson your one stop shop for all things flooring! Call us today at 910-237-6749 or learn more online at magnusandersonnc.com!

29 Jun 2017

Are you thinking about remodeling your countertops? In newer, more modern homes, many homeowners are weighing the pros and cons about what type of countertops to install in their homes. You may notice quartz countertops are replacing marble and granite countertops and that may be for a few good reasons. Quartz has many benefits, such as color options, which can provide more of a variety than that of marble and granite. Because quartz is not considered an natural stone, it has a bit more durability and less weakness than that of granite, marble and slate. Still considering? Take a look at a few more reasons why quartz is taking over the countertop competition.

Quartz countertops have a unique molding capability which allows them to be molded and shaped into unique designs. Whether you want rounded counter bottoms or a total quartz sink, your imaginative design needs can be brought to life with this stone!

On the overall toughness scale, quartz rates higher than granite or marble. They are able to withstand the usual wear and tear that many traditional countertops cannot, and because they are not a natural stone, they have better durability that marble or granite. You’d have to take a sledgehammer to these countertops to scratch or break them.

Quartz is a non-porous surface, which means it is unsusceptible to any stains such as red wine spills or certain food dyes. It will not absorb any harmful colorations in the kitchen or the bathroom area, and it also won’t harbor any dangerous bacteria. This means a simple wipe down with soap and water will keep it clean.

Quartz is a no maintenance material. It does not require any extra conditioning after the install and unless you chip it with your big sledgehammer, there is no need for any later preservation.

If you still have questions about installing quartz countertops in the Fayetteville, NC area, drop by for a visit and receive an estimate on installing your quartz countertops today! To learn more visit us online at www.creativestone.com or call us at 910-491-1225.

29 Jun 2017

Your kitchen is one of the most important parts of your house and is often considered as the heart of a home. It’s easy to see why since it’s an area where your family will naturally gather throughout the day. It’s where you prepare your meals and it’s where all of your parties tend to congregate. Hence, when it comes to home renovation investments, homeowners need to take a close look at including the kitchen in their remodeling plans. Moreover, a homeowner who is seeking to sell their house, can consider remodeling their kitchen a great investment for the future.

Any home remodeling project is an attempt to enhance the beauty or the value of the house and the kitchen is no different. Whether you are adding a kitchen island, customizing kitchen cabinets, changing the color of the walls, knocking walls down entirely or replacing the sinks and faucets, all these factors work together to enhance the beauty and layout of your kitchen. By modifying the kitchen, you will see a definite increase in the value of your home.

Due to Fort Bragg being located next to Fayetteville, NC, the kitchen designs in the area have taken inspiration from kitchens found in homes around the world. No matter where you get your vision from, your kitchen can be completely unique to you. There are a lot of reasons to want to remodel your kitchen from needing more space to simply updating it, but the best reason is that by remodeling, you make the kitchen yours.

Whatever reason you decide to choose as your reason to remodel, it’s important that you have a clear image in your head about what you want done. Without that image, you will find your budget going out of control as you change things mid remodel.

It’s a big decision to decide to start a remodeling project in your home and can be an expensive one as well, but remodeling your kitchen can make all the difference. Not just in your personal satisfaction while you live there, but in the value of the home as well. Make your kitchen unique, make your kitchen yours.

Let Fayetteville Granite make your remodeling dreams a reality! From countertops to cabinets and so much more, you can trust us to provide you quality results! Call us today 910-483-0468 or learn more at www.fayettevillegraniteco.com!