westchester flooring shop at home: Top 6 Flooring Trends for 2013 - 04/24/13 07:59 PM
2013 Flooring Trends - The Top 6 trends - Westchester County NY 1. Hardwood Flooring is the preferred flooring surface. There's no contest - hardwood is in baby! It is by far the preferred flooring surface in Westchester County, especially for the main living areas of the home (i.e. living room, dining room, family room and even hardwood in the kitchen! Many also prefer hardwood for the bedrooms,too. Hardwood looks great, lasts long and is easy to clean and maintain. And, of course, hardwood improves your home's value. By having hardwood in all/most areas, it makes your space larger, more continuous … (55 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Kitchen Floors - Is hardwood or tile better? - 03/24/13 12:45 AM
Hardwood flooring or tile flooring - Which type is better for your kitchen in Westchester? Many customers get confused when it comes to kitchen flooring since there are so many options - tile flooring, hardwood, cork, laminate, vinyl, and even linoleum. But which one is best for you and your kitchen?
 
This of course depends on which factors are most important to you as well as your budget.  The cost for each option can vary widely based on what type of flooring and subfloor you currently have, as well as how level and even your floor is. 
 
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westchester flooring shop at home: Flooring - Scarborough NY 10510 - Shop at home for Floor Coverings - 02/16/13 06:33 PM
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Scarborough NY 10510? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple.
We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a … (5 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: High end vinyl flooring | Luxury vinyl in Westchester - 12/30/12 08:10 PM
Luxury vinyl plank and tile is a high end vinyl that looks like real hardwood or tile.  Unlike sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl comes in individual pieces - either large tiles (w/ grout lines) or long planks like wood.  Because they are individual pieces, they look real and most have embossing, so that they have ridges to mimic the look and feel of hardwood graining or natural stone.
 
There are many advantages to high end luxury vinyl: 1.  Luxury vinyl looks and feels real - The material looks incredible.  Most customers are surprised at how good it looks and how real … (27 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: A look back at 2011...in 2012...how my top Active Rain posts grew - 12/28/12 08:04 AM
Last year, at the end of the year, I recorded my top 10 posts for 2011.  I thought it would be fun to revisit that post and see what happened during 2012...did these posts grow or remain flat?
 

 
The good news is that most of them grew.  One of them wasn't even on my radar screen last year (as it had less than 1,000 hits, but now has over 3,000.)
 
One of the beauties about blogging on Active Rain (as a Rainmaker) is that your posts live on...they are here forever.  So last year's work continues to … (10 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: My Top blog posts for 2012 - Active Rain - 12/28/12 05:47 AM
I thought it would be fun to look back at 2012 to see my post popular posts in terms of hits.  This is the first of 3 related posts.  This one outlines my top 10 within Active Rain for this year.  Soon I will be posting my top 10 from my Wordpress site, and those #'s are much more impressive.  I post there first, and then I add a 2nd version on Active Rain.  My wordpress site gets higher priority and appears higher on the SERP's...both because I post there first and also because it has built up some strong authority … (10 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Basement flooding in Armonk NY? Here's a waterproof solution - 12/07/12 08:45 PM
Flooded in Armonk NY 10504 - water damaged basements  

Did your basement get flooded? Over the winter and early spring, we get a lot of customers calling due to drenched carpets. And, if you don't remove them soon enough, they really start to smell...and if they sit too long they could develop that forbidden word...mold. Yuck!
 
Sometimes, the water damage is covered by insurance, especially if it was due to an electrical failure or an appliance breaking (e.g. water heater). Usually, the insurance will compensate you for replacement value of what you had. We've had many customers in … (33 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: What types of flooring make your home look larger? - 12/06/12 04:00 AM
Flooring that will make your house look larger.
Flooring choices can have a big impact on how large your home looks.  Below are some easy tips to help leverage the space you already have so that your space looks larger.  This info should come in handy for anyone putting in new flooring as well as those looking to sell their house and maximize the space they already have.

1. Use the same type of flooring material and same color across rooms. Whenever possible, continue that same surface across rooms. Here in Westchester NY, hardwood is the preferred flooring, and … (40 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Basement flooding in Scarsdale NY? Looking for a waterproof solution? - 11/09/12 08:43 PM
Flooded in Scarsdale NY 10583 - Hurricane Sandy has left her mark  

Did your basement flood from the Hurricane Sandy in Scarsdale NY? Many low lying areas of Westchester, got hit hard from the Superstorm, including Scarsdale, Larchmont, Rye, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Bronxville. We've had a lot of customers calling due to drenched carpets. And, if you don't remove them soon enough, they really start to smell...and if they sit too long they could develop that forbidden word...mold. Yuck!
 
Sometimes, the water damage is covered by insurance, especially if it was due to an electrical failure. Usually, … (7 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Basement flooding? Looking for a water proof solution? Larchmont NY - 11/03/12 08:43 AM
Drenched in Larchmont NY 10538 - Hurricane Sandy has left her mark  

Did your basement flood from the Hurricane Sandy in Larchmont NY? Many low lying areas of Westchester, got hit hard from the Superstorm, including Larchmont, Rye, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Bronxville. We've had a lot of customers calling due to drenched carpets. And, if you don't remove them soon enough, they really start to smell...and if they sit too long they could develop that forbidden word...mold. Yuck!
 
Sometimes, the water damage is covered by insurance, especially if it was due to an electrical failure. Usually, … (13 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Ecofriendly Flooring - Going Green in Westchester NY - 06/15/12 07:22 AM
Green Flooring options for Westchester County Many Westchester homeowners are proactively asking about green flooring products. Going green with your flooring is now easier than it's ever been.
What types of flooring products are green? For hard surfaces, many of the following can be classified as green products:
Bamboo flooring Cork flooring Some hardwoods (greenish Laminate Flooring  (greenish) Linoleum (not vinyl) For carpeting, it's often more challenging to find green options.
Wool carpeting Sisal (or jute or seagrass) Some nylons are greenish (can be recycled and/or use partially recycled materials)  
Bamboo and Cork - Ecofriendly
 
Bamboo flooring and cork … (15 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Collection of my flooring posts - Part 18 - Westchester and Fairfield - 05/24/12 10:32 AM
It's always fun to look back at some of the posts that you've done. This is the 18th installment of my older flooring posts (these are from Feb and March 2012). At the end of this post I've added links to previous ones , in case you missed them or want to bookmark them.
 
6 ways to prevent scratches in your hardwood floors   These are some tips to help prolong the life of your hardwood floors...you made the investment, so you might as well enjoy it.
 
Flooring Trend Report | Westchester NY  What's hot for flooring in Westchester (and … (5 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: My Top blog posts for March 2012 - 04/04/12 08:25 PM
At the beginning of each month, I like to do a quick look back at the previous month to see what's working and which posts are getting the most hits (based on number of CLICKS).  Here's a look back at my top posts for March 2012.
2 of them are flooring related and the other two are more general/marketing related.
I increased my efficiency by hiring a Virtual Assistant.  I wrote this as an entry for one of the contests and somehow it got featured.  It seems this is hot topic and question that a lot of people have.
6 ways … (9 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: My Top 5 Blog Posts of all time - Westchester NY Hardwood flooring - 03/13/12 10:49 AM
My Top 5 Blog Posts of all time - Westchester NY Hardwood flooring
These are sorted based on clicks.  It's fun to see the numbers continue to grow each month and which ones really have staying power.  As I've learned which ones are most popular, I've also created some variations on my wordpress site on these topics and I continue to backlink to them on newer blog posts.
I now have my first post with over 5,000 clicks.  I'm sure there are many here with much higher stats.
1. What types of Hardwood Flooring are best for pets - Westchester NY … (14 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Flooring - Thornwood NY 10594 - Shop at home for Floor Coverings - 09/09/11 11:14 PM
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Thornwood NY 10594? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple.
We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a … (6 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Flooring - Hawthorne NY 10532 - Shop at home for Floor Coverings - 09/08/11 05:15 PM
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Hawthorne NY 10532? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple.
We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a … (2 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Flooring – Millwood NY 10546 – Floor Coverings - Shop at Home - 09/05/11 10:44 PM
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Millwood NY 10546? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple.
We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a … (3 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Flooring - Hartsdale NY 10530 - Shop at home for Floor Coverings - 09/04/11 11:18 PM
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Hartsdale NY 10530? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple.
We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a … (0 comments)

westchester flooring shop at home: Basement flooding? Looking for a water proof solution? Westchester NY - 08/29/11 08:20 AM

Did your basement flood from the most recent storm in Westchester NY?  Many low lying areas of Westchester, got hit hard, including Mamaroneck, Rye, Scarsdale, Bronxville, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Dobbs Ferry, Mt Kisco, Peekskill .  We've had a lot of customers calling due to drenched carpets.  And, if you don't remove them soon enough, they really start to smell...and if they sit too long they could develop that forbidden word...mold.  Yuck!
Sometimes, the water damage is covered by insurance, especially if it was due to an electrical failure.  Usually, the insurance will compensate you for replacement value of what you … (44 comments)

 
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