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News and articles from the flooring industry and from Designer Showroom of Texas.
When Is The Best Time To Replace My Hardwood Floors?

Because hardwood flooring can last for so long, many times it can be difficult to know when your flooring should be replaced. However, the following signs can help you determine whether or not your hardwood flooring may....Continue reading →

Wood Floor Cleaning & Care: Protect Your Floors

We understand that you can't have professionals come out and clean your floors every time they are dirty. Fortunately, there are easy ways you can take care of your hardwood floors between professional cleaning jobs. Continue reading →

What Price Should I Pay for Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood floors are sold all over the world and vary in cost according to each region. According to Wood Fiber Index these numbers can fluctuate according to what is available in tree supplies, which are an exhaustible resource. Continue reading →

Hardwood Floors vs. Your Pets 

If you have hardwood floors or are thinking about getting hardwood floors but don't them completely destroyed by your pets, then you might want to follow these helpful tips. We all want to have nice looking floors in our home, but....Continue reading →

How To Repair Damages On Your Hardwood Floor

Over time your hardwood floor can become damaged from normal wear and tear or accidents such as paint spills, flooding, scratches, lack of cleaning, etc. Before you pay for professional labor costs keep in mind that many....Continue reading →

Advantages of Hardwood

Hardwood, like many other priceless things in life forms an invaluable part of our daily existence. Very rarely do we acknowledge the undeniable presence or the advantages we enjoy from using products made of lumber from....Continue Reading →

Different Board Widths to Consider - Hardwood Floors

Looking for the perfect type of hardwood floor can be an overwhelming process. People go to the flooring showroom in search of the perfect color and type...most can begin to breathe easy once they have that ideal sample of....Continue Reading →


Is Hardwood or Carpet Easier to Maintain?

When it comes time to replace the floors in your home, there is no doubt that you will have a lot that you need to think about. There are factors that you need to consider, such as whether or not you have children and pets, the function of the room....Continue Reading →


What is your budget on Flooring while your selling?

One of the most popular types of flooring materials that many homeowners are drawn to today is hardwood flooring. This material has a sophisticated, upgraded look that appeals to many people, and it is available in an extensive range of....Continue reading →


How to Clean Wood Floors

You should: Sweep first to get rid of any sand, dust and dirt; Use a vacuum cleaner without a beater bar; Use cleaners (and confirm with an expert from Elegant Floor Service before you start cleaning that it's ok to use) that won't leave residue; Do use a....Continue reading →


How do I Install Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to installing hardwood floors we may seek help of professionals to get the job done. If you have the budget for this then this a great way to proceed, but if you are like many homeowners and your funds are limited, a self-install is on your agenda....Continue reading →


Flooring For The Holidays

Holidays at home are a wonderful thing, but they can also be hard on your floors. Before the season of parties, and mistletoe takes off, find out how to take care of your floors so they’ll be beautiful before, during, and after the holidays....Continue reading


A Guide to Hardwood Maintenance

When it comes to hardwood, maintenance is key - especially here in Austin. For many homeowners, having hardwood installed is one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make in their homes. Below, the experts at Designer Showroom Of Texas have outlined the steps to keeping your hardwood looking like new for generations....Continue reading 

Carpet Trends For The New Year

Trends not only come and go in the fashion world, but also in the flooring industry. Which flooring types are best and why? And which flooring colors are the hottest? These are just a couple questions people ask when they are looking for the latest styles from which to choose. Some designers would argue that....Continue reading


Choosing the Best Hardwood Flooring

Are you looking for an affordable, durable wood to finish your living space? Maple and oak remain the most popular domestic hardwood floor options. Understanding the pros and cons of each choice will help you make a wise decision in the....Continue reading


Laminate Trends for Your Home

These days, laminate floors offer the real look of pricier hardwoods for a fraction of the price. Homeowners in Austin area love the practical benefits of laminate, which include stain resistance, mold prevention, and water repellence. If you’re considering laminate floors for your home, Designer Showroom Of Texas has the perfect match for you. To get your search started....Continue reading


The Best Flooring Choices for Your Bathroom

Having the right flooring in your bathroom is critical. As a busy area of the home easily prone to water damage and mildew, bathrooms need to have strong and resilient flooring. Here are some of our favorites that will remain durable no matter what....Continue reading


What Are the Main Advantages of Hardwood Floors?

Value – Hardwood floors may be a little more expensive to install initially, when compared with other flooring options, but no other floor covering lasts as long. Hardwood floors last for decades and can be refinished several times in their lifetime....Continue reading


When Do Floors Need Refinishing?

You should look into getting your floors refinished when they begin to look a little worse for wear or when you decide to change the color of the wood. Between the time of your hardwood floor installation and the time of your hardwood floor’s replacement, your floor can be refinished and sanded between six to eight times....Continue reading


When to Replace an Old Hardwood Floor

Many benefits of hardwood flooring is that it can be periodically refinished, allowing a homeowner to easily regain the beauty of new hardwood flooring without having to replace the entire floor. However, it is important to bear in mind that even top quality hardwood flooring won’t last forever. Following are some telltale signs that....Continue reading →


Which Flooring Option Will Give You the Best ROI?

In the past several decades, hardwood floors have replaced carpeting as the most desirable flooring option for homeowners. However, because wood floors don’t come cheap, some homeowners are left wondering if they’re worth the investment....Continue reading →