Picking Paint

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Take a moment and think of a place that has a really beautiful design. It is clear that the owners of the building took time to think about the paint, architecture, decorations, and furniture in this place. Now focus in on the paint. What paint colors did they choose? Why do you believe they choose those paint colors? Well, there is no need to wonder how they did it because we will teach you how to properly pick your paint colors in five easy steps:  

Step One: Design The Room. 

The last thing you want to do is paint your room before you are finishing designing it. We know that it is frustrating to have to wait to paint your space because it is a big and exciting step, but we encourage you to wait. Take time to decorate and design your entire space before you apply a single coat of paint. 

Step Two: Get Inspired. 

Since you waited to paint your room, you can take a piece from your room as inspiration. You can find even more inspiration from rooms online. Just take some time to get a feel for what you are looking for before you jump right into selecting a paint color. 

Step Three: Test It. 

Before you buy all of your paint, buy some testers to try out on a section in your room. You will want to try them out in an area that gets direct sunlight and an area that gets no sunlight to see the difference. The couple of bucks you will spend on testers is well worth it before committing to a paint color. 

Step Four: Choose a Sheen. 

There are different types of sheen available for homeowners. You can choose from flat, flat enamel, eggshell enamel, satin enamel, semi-gloss enamel, or hi-gloss enamel. If you are unsure of which would look best, do not be afraid to ask for advice from a sales representative.

Step Five: Let It Flow. 

You will want your rooms to all flow together; therefore, choose paint colors that go together with other rooms throughout your home. Make the transition easy on the eyes by making a palette that goes well together. 

Paint can really tie together an entire room and so can flooring. Have you been thinking about replacing your current flooring? We would love to help you! Come and visit one of our beautiful showrooms to see all of your flooring possibilities.   

Living Room Design Tips

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When designing your living room, it is important to maximize its practical use without compromising on style. Living rooms are one of the most commonly used areas in a home; therefore, its design and layout affect the room’s functionality and usefulness to homeowners. Do not let your living room go unnoticed, but start by redesigning with our five easy living room design tips. 

Living Room Design Tips:

Tip 1: Invest in High-Quality Materials.

Sofas and blankets on clearance may seem like a good idea at the time, but you are compromising your comfort for an inexpensive item. Always make an investment on items that you will touch or feel often because they increase your level of comfort. You can save money by purchasing inexpensive curtains because they will not be touched. 

Tip 2: Save Money on Decor.

Decorative pieces are meant to sit still and will not move around often; therefore, you can spend less money on these items. They are less likely to break because they are not being touched. 

Tip 3: Invest in Furniture.

Furniture is an essential item in living rooms and its ease of use should be a top priority for homeowners. The higher quality the item, the less likely you are to have to replace a broken hinge or door knob. If you are worried about cost, try buying items that are multipurpose. Dual-purpose furniture will eliminate the need for two items when the one piece of furniture can do both things. 

Tip 4: Do Not Go Overboard on Trends.

Trends are not meant to last a lifetime; therefore, homeowners should focus on items that will remain timeless. A trendy item may seem like a great investment, but odds are it will go out of style within the next five years. If you are set on buying trendy items, stick to a budget so that you are not losing out on money. 

Tip 5: Invest in Great Flooring.

Flooring is an extremely great investment because it can be timeless, durable and long-lasting. The flooring you choose can make a huge impact on the room’s overall design and depending on the texture, it can instantly add softness and comfort.  

We would love to help you find the perfect flooring for your living room. Stop in and visit us for more information and to view our showroom. We look forward to helping you find the perfect flooring.

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How to Care for Your Hardwood Floors

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You invested a lot of money into your gorgeous hardwood floors and for them to last a lifetime, they need to be properly cared for and maintained. To help homeowners in the maintenance process, we collected ten must-follow rules for the best success. Let’s take a look!

How to Care for Your Hardwood Floors

No One. Climate Control

Natural wood originates in a climate of 60 to 80 Fahrenheit with 35%-55% relative humidity. It is essential to always have on your HVAC system in order to maintain the proper temperature. 

No Two. Routine Sweeping

It is important to sweep/vacuum your hardwood floors regularly to increase their longevity. Just be sure to only use a brush head or felt tip. You want to avoid beater bars as they can damage your floors. 

No. Three. Take Action

To keep your floors looking beautiful longer, you need to take action as soon as you see a spill or accident. It is important to wipe the mess up with a soft, white cloth and the recommended cleaning products. For a list of recommendations, please visit your hardwood flooring manufacturer’s website. 

No. Four. NEVER Use Water

Wood and water just do not mix. It is best to avoid water altogether when cleaning your hardwood floors. 

No. Five. Know Your Products.

Products containing oil soaps, liquid or paste wax products, lemon oil, tung oil, or ammonia should be avoided when cleaning your hardwood floors. 

No. Six. Trim Pets’ Nails.

Keeping your pets’ nails trimmed can be good for their overall health as well as your floor’s health. While long nails can cause scratch marks, they can also potentially hurt your animal and cause them pain. It is best to keep your pets’ nails trimmed and cleaned. 

No. Seven. Use Floor Protectors.

Floor protectors can be a great aid for heavy furniture and appliances. Just be sure to buy flooring protectors with no dyes. 

No. Eight. Avoid Wearing Shoes

High heels and spiked shoes can be hardwood floor’s worst enemy. To avoid damage and tracing inside lingering dirt, you can establish a “no shoes indoors” rule. 

No. Nine. Place a Doormat at Entrances/Exits

Cut dirt and debris off at the source—the doorway. Place a doormat in front of entrances and exits of the home to avoid tracing it inside of your home. Also, it can be a smart idea to place mats outside of your bathroom and near the sink in the kitchen. These areas typically attract water which is hardwood’s enemy.

No. Ten. Always use a White Cloth.

You never want to use a dyed or colored product on your hardwood floors because it has the potential to transfer. Instead, opt for a soft, white cloth to get the job done. 

Are you interested in learning other ways to care for your other types of flooring? Be sure to check out our other posts at https://blog.century-tile.com. 

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Happy Memorial Day!

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Creating a Beautiful Entryway

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The entryway to your home is the first thing visitors will notice once they step forward in your house. Therefore, you want the entryway to have an astounding effect. After all, the first impression is what sets the tone. There a few different ways you can create some visual interest in your homes entryway.

Here are some great ideas for your entryway:

Use organization Items
If you have a small entryway you should make use of organizational items such as stylish bins, shoe ottomans and unique coat hooks. This a great way cut down clutter in the entryway so it doesn’t distract from the design. You can even use a small bench for your guests to sit down on while they are removing their shoes.

Adorn Your Walls
You can add some character to your front entry by adorning the walls. You can hang up a beautiful piece of artwork or make it personal by dedicating an entire wall to pictures of your family. In fact, you can turn the photos of your family into a canvas. You can also put up mirrors and tapestries on the wall space. In addition, you can hang up bulletin or whiteboards to write on.

Pay Attention to the Details
Make plans to add some elegance to your entryway. Start with the ceilings. You can install a lavish chandelier, a stunning painting or some gorgeous artwork. This will draw your visitors eyes up toward the center.

Architectural Details Count
Architectural elements have the power to appeal to your guests. Stunning architectural elements such as an iron door or an arch in the entryway can maximize your design. Just imagine, a iron door along with a lavish chandelier will give a home an Old World Home feel.

The Front Door Means Everything
Visitors will have some type of idea of what your home looks like from your front door. A vibrant red colored door with blue sidings. Use wood from your flooring and other types of natural materials. A quality wood door is durable and requires minimum cleaning.

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Four Basic Questions to Ask A Potential Landscape Designer

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If you’re considering working with a landscape designer to craft the perfect landscape for your home then it is essential to find the right fit. Professional landscape designers provide a range of services. To prevent hiccups midway through the project, you’ll need to ask the right questions upfront and be thoroughly informed on the details of the services provided.

We’ve compiled a list of important questions you should ask a landscaping professional before you officially hire them.

Know What You Want
Before reaching out to potential candidates, you should know what you want. Create a wishlist of your landscaping needs. Set aside your priorities, desires, and the budget that you’re working with. Figure out what aspects of your landscaping project you can take care of yourself, and what you’ll need to hire an expert for. Having this written down on paper will give you a sense of direction, and you’ll know exactly what your needs are before you contact a professional.

What Services Do They Provide
The first question you should ask a landscape contractor is what type of services they provide or more importantly: are they experienced with the scope of work you require? Most landscape companies generally fall in the following three service categories:

Design – Some landscaping companies only specialize in the designing phase only. This typically includes analysis of the site, a detailed discussion of what the client needs, a design draft, revision based on the client feedback and finally a master plan. The final landscaping plan is handed over to a landscaping company to carry out the building process.

Design and Build – Other landscaping companies offer both design planning as described above and they’ll also create your “perfect” landscape.

Full Service – Many companies will offer full services. They carry out the design, building phase and they oversee further maintenance of your landscape.

Can I view examples of your work?
What type of garden do you want? You should request to see examples of the landscaping professional work to see if they can execute the style you’re interested in. Be sure to check the professional’s credentials.

Do you offer consultations?
Many landscape designers will offer a initial consultation. During the consultation they’ll walk with you around your garden to discuss with your landscaping needs, desires and bounce around some ideas. This is a good opportunity to determine whether the landscaper is a good fit for you.

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