December 24th, 2016

A floor with glass tiles makes for a very unique floor. The light reflects back up at you, which is the opposite of what we’re used to in a room. It is very stylish and considered a high end floor. It would be difficult to find anything this sparkly and beautiful to put on a floor except for glass tiles.

Floor Glass Tiles

To achieve the beautiful look of a floor glass tile, you need to use glass tiles that are specifically designed for floors. It needs to be tough and not shatter when you drop something on it or chip and cut your foot. Our salesperson at US Hardwood and Carpet will help you select something that will give you years and years of wear.

When selecting your color of tiles, it is best that you select a few colors and not just one. The extra colors should be close to the original color you want, but not exactly the same. This will add some depth to the bounced light effect that glass floors are famous for. The glass tiles will usually come with some other colors included, so you do not need to pick them out.

Size Matters

You will be offered a variety of sizes of tiles from 1” mosaic style tiles to 18” glass squares. You need to see the difference this makes on a floor. Put a few of them down and step back to look at them. You are going to get a lot more light reflection and sparkle from the smallest tiles. The large tiles will be a more subtle effect that will help brighten a room.

Call today to speak to one of our salespeople about using floor glass tiles in your home. You might want to stop by our showroom so that we can show you all of the options that are available.

Discount Wood flooring Ideas without the Danger

Most everyone loves hardwood floors, but they are more expensive than other flooring choices, usually. Many customers are tempted to go to a discount wood flooring shop like Lumber Liquidators. But, places like that don’t follow laws sometimes and end up putting their customers’ health at risk. There are some things you can do drive costs down, so that you can use a legitimate hardwood contractor.

Discount Wood Flooring

Discount wood flooring is not an option these days, as the ever evolving Lumber Liquidators scandal has shown us. But, there are things you can do to get costs down so that you can have hardwood floors in your home without huge costs.

The first thing you might do is consider having your hardwood flooring in only some of the rooms in your home. This was how families afforded to put carpeting in their homes when that became the big fad. They carpeted the living room and left the bedrooms with just the hardwood flooring. These days we’re over the carpeting craze and want hardwood. So, you can do the opposite by putting hardwood flooring in the living room and leaving the rest with carpet.

Another idea is to use vinyl. There is a vinyl product that looks just like hardwood flooring. It is a beautiful look and it holds up far better than real wood. Plus, you don’t have to refinish it periodically. This vinyl can save you an awful lot of money and is close to the look of the real thing.

US Hardwood and Carpet

Give us a call at US Hardwood and Carpet and we’ll go over these options and many others, so that you don’t have to take chances with your health by installing discount wood flooring.