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Luxury vinyl flooring and you: Is it a good fit?

Luxury vinyl tile flooring from First American Carpets & Floors in Woodbridge, VA and Stafford, VA
So, will luxury vinyl floors be a good fit? Before we answer that question, we have to ask a question of our own. “For what?” If you are looking for new material to shingle your house, probably not. If you are looking for something out of which you can construct a bridge across the Potomac River ...
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How is carpeting made?

Carpet flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge, VA and Stafford, VA
Carpet flooring is something most of us take for granted, especially when it comes to the interesting, somewhat complicated manufacturing process.  A little knowledge goes a long way. When you have insight as to the different materials and processes used, it will help you make the most educated ...
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Latest flooring trends for luxury vinyl

Luxury vinyl flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge, VA and Stafford, VA
Some of the best features of luxury vinyl flooring include their durability and easy to clean surface. It’s an excellent choice for the most sophisticated spaces or areas that are rustic and simple. The bottom line is these floors are versatile in so many ways.But if you’re like many homeowners, ...
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What type of carpet options are available?

Carpet flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge, VA and Stafford, VA
Carpet options make it easy to personalize your flooring specifically for your household and lifestyle. Over the years, this floor covering has undergone many changes and manufacturing processes to create a surface that every homeowner can utilize in more than one area. These options can be put to ...
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What is luxury vinyl plank?

Luxury vinyl plank flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge and Stafford, VA
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring looks like hardwood planks. It can be installed in areas of the home that are prone to moisture or water. Waterproof vinyl will not suffer damage to the surface or structure even through extended periods of exposure to water. This practical feature, combined with ...
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What is carpet underlayment?

Carpet flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge and Stafford, Va
The process of picking out the perfect carpet for your home can be an exciting adventure, often based on matching your décor needs. Choosing the ideal underlayment, however, is more about matching your lifestyle and activity level so that your flooring reaches its full lifespan potential.This ...
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Can luxury vinyl tile look like stone?

Luxury vinyl tile flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge, VA
Absolutely, yes, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) can look like marble, granite, or other stones.  It's available in such a wide assortment of colors you can go with all the trends, such as metallics.Marble baths are trending, so you can easily have that look, or one of a 5-star hotel bathroom with granite ...
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Four facts about SmartStrand carpet

SmartStrand carpet from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge, VA and Stafford, VA
If you ever had any thought that a soft surface wasn’t up to date, think again:  The SmartStrand carpet collection underscores just what modern technology can do.Ask your flooring retailer to tell you more about this incredible product.Triexta, the fiberThis is relatively new to the market, but it ...
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Luxury vinyl tile mimics stone, wood, and more

Waterproof flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge and Stafford VA
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is thicker than standard vinyl, and therefore, more comfortable to walk on. This budget-friendly alternative to more costly materials can be placed in every room of the home, including finished basements. First American Carpet & Floors is an LVT flooring store that has two ...
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Install waterproof floors for a quality, durable, pet-friendly installation

Waterproof flooring from First American Carpet & Floors  in Woodbridge, VA
There are countless reasons why homeowners choose waterproof flooring for their renovation projects. Needless to say, as a waterproof installation, you don’t have to worry about the occasional liquid spills or water mishaps ruining your valuable floors. Rather, with such surfacing, you can rest ...
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These are the LVT benefits you’ll love

Luxury vinyl tile kitchen flooring in Woodbridge, VA
Choosing luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring for your home means that you’ll get amazing benefits you can count on for the life of your flooring. These benefits don’t just cater to the appearance and durability of the materials. They get you through daily life better.Just consider flooring that ...
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SmartStrand is one of the best brands of carpet

Mohawk SmartStrand carpet flooring in a Stafford, VA home
Carpet floors give bedrooms a warm, homey feel, and they add color and a touch of luxury to dining rooms and living rooms. First American Carpet & Floors is a carpet flooring retailer in Virginia that has a showroom in Woodbridge and Stafford. We offer many types of carpeting and other kinds of ...
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LVT: a style that eliminates the waterproof worries

Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring providing a Stafford, VA home with waterproof protection
LVT is a luxury vinyl tile, and these fashionable floors check all the boxes when it comes to performance.What is it?LVT is a remarkable mimic of tile and when you walk into a flooring store you will see a virtually limitless number of colors, patterns, and designs.It can be cut into tile-sized ...
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5 fantastic benefits of waterproof flooring

Waterproof floors ready for a busy household in Woodbridge, VA
When you choose quality waterproof floors for your busy household, you're assured a stress-free lifestyle where you won't lose sleep over water damage. But waterproof floors aren't just known for protecting your home against water. There are several excellent features that this type of hard ...
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Four reasons to love LVT

Luxury vinyl tile from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge, VA
LVT is a luxury vinyl tile.  It falls under the large category of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF).  This flooring offers the same wide assortment of colors, patterns, and designs as the real thing.  You will be very pleasantly surprised when you walk into a store and see how vinyl has changed from the ...
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Important information regarding SmartStrand carpet

carpet flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge, VA
Carpet is an amazing addition to your home, now more than ever, especially if you choose a remarkable product such as SmartStrand. This carpet line offers an unbelievable combination of stunning good looks and incredible durability, and you’re going to want to find out more about those right now....
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Did you know you can have LVT and waterproof flooring, all in one?

LVT Waterproof Flooring | Stafford, VA
There are so many names and titles in the flooring industry, it can be confusing for many homeowners when it comes time to shop for LVT and waterproof flooring. The truth is LVT floors and waterproof floors are the same thing.While there are many waterproof flooring options available, the choice of ...
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When you’re ready for the best, choose waterproof flooring

Waterproof Flooring | Woodbridge and Stafford VA
There’s no doubt that the waterproof properties found in this product line are enough to win some homeowners over. However, there are lots more benefits available in these materials to make it an even better deal. Each one is created to make your flooring better for your purposes.Whether it’s good ...
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Let’s talk about LVT benefits

Luxury Vinyl Tile | Woodbridge & Stafford, VA
You’ve finally decided on luxury vinyl tile (LVT) for your home’s floors, so it only makes sense that we should talk about some of the amazing benefits you’ll gain from the material. You’ll be excited to find out how many ways these floors will work to assure your peace of mind.These benefits ...
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Things that make hardwood flooring irresistible

Hardwood flooring is, by far, one of the most beloved floor coverings on the market. There’s its amazing lifespan, which means you’ll never have to shop for flooring again. Then there’s the classic look that matches anything and withstands trend after trend. Those attributes alone are enough to ...
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Choosing the carpet that works best for you

There’s an old saying that what works for one person doesn’t always work for another, and that’s just the way it is with carpet. Some homeowners prefer hard surface flooring while others are completely loyal to the only soft surface flooring on the market. And there are many reasons to feel that ...
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Is your kitchen in need of new countertops?

Have you ever walked into your kitchen and thought there was something missing? Are you tired of mismatched counters and cabinets? Maybe you need something that would go nicely with a new backsplash. The fact is, adding new kitchen countertops to your home could be the missing link to a great ...
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Don’t take a chance at missing out on laminate flooring

For those that have never experienced laminate flooring for themselves, it can be exciting to find out what the material really has to offer. If you’re one of them, you’re going to want to read along and find out what you could be missing out on. The good news is that you don’t have to miss out for ...
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Benefits of investing in granite countertops

Investing in the renovation or remodeling of your home is a big decision to make. The process can be costly and once you commit, you are in it until the end. Some decision about your home project can be very overwhelming. With so many different options for flooring, cabinets, paint color and ...
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What countertop Is the best fit for my kitchen?

The countertop in your kitchen needs to make a style statement while simultaneously giving you a durable work surface. Finding the right countertop for your kitchen can be a difficult thing to do given so many options. Let’s look at a few materials to find the best one to fit your kitchen. ...
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4 questions to ask before getting hardwood flooring

4 Questions to Ask Before Getting Hardwood FlooringWhether you are building new or remodeling your current home, installing hardwood flooring is a great option for the floors in your home. However, there is more to buying hardwood flooring than simply choosing the type of wood you prefer. There are ...
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Top 3 reasons why ceramic tiles should be used for your floors

Choosing the right flooring for your home is one of the more frustrating and expensive aspects of home renovation. Each flooring option comes with its own pros and cons. With carpet, you have to worry about getting it cleaned so allergens and mildew won’t build up. Hardwood comes with a lengthy and ...
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10 distorted facts about carpets everyone thinks are true

Before you run to your local carpet store to buy a new carpet, you may want to think again. Some of the facts you have heard about owning a might not be entirely true. For your convenience, here are those ten facts and the truth behind them. Certain Carpets Material get Dirtier FasterThe lighter ...
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Scuffs on the hardwood? 4 ways to prevent against heavy foot traffic

Hardwood flooring adds value to any home. It gives a beautiful, classic look that will never go out of style. However, such classic beauty does come with its downsides. The biggest downside of owning hardwood floors is that they do tend to show wear-and-tear very quickly if they are not well ...
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Ceramic or laminate flooring?

Deciding what type of flooring to install in your home can be a tiring decision. With so many styles and brands to choose from, making a decision seems impossible. But, at the end of the day, you have to decide what floor to put in your house because your flooring is one of the central pieces ...
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10 best ways to keep your floor scuff free

If you just invested in new flooring, protecting your investment is probably at the forefront of your mind. Furniture can be your floor’s number one enemy. Kids, shoes, and pets will definitely scratch and scuff any floor in your home. The process of removing scratches and scuffs can be a ...
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Top 5 signs you’re in need of new flooring

Your floors will see more wear-and-tear than any other part of your house. That’s why it’s so important to take care of them whether you have hardwood, laminate, or carpet. Bad flooring never looks good in any house. But, floors do get old. As floor ages, it will stop looking good no matter how ...
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How to best care for your carpet

When it comes to taking care of your floor, hardwood and laminate are the easiest options. When you spill something on either of these, all you need to do is grab a paper towel and wipe it up. If it’s sticky, the most you need to do is grab a mop. It’s why hardwood (or laminate that looks like ...
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