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Benefits Of Using Carpet Padding

Installing carpet is already expensive, and buying carpet padding may seem like an unnecessary added expense. Before you think about skipping the carpet padding, you should understand its purpose...Continue reading →

Cleaning and caring for your wood flooring

There are a few guidelines you should be aware of to keep your investment in tip-top shape. If you ever have any questions regarding our products, maintenance, installation, cleaning and care DO reach out...Continue reading →

Cleaning Grout in Tile Floors

many homeowners soon realize that while the actual tile remains glistening, the grout in between the tiles becomes worn and dirty. 
Cleaning grout can be difficult as many old stains and liquids seep into these dividers. Instead of using....Continue reading →

Dark Hardwood Floor Colors

Today we want to talk about color. More specifically, dark hardwood floor colors. Lets put all the technical specs and industry terms to rest for now and just talk about color. We understand that although the specs, species and width may all ...Continue reading →

Hiring A Flooring Contractor

The flooring in your home is one of the most important features that determines the quality and design of the setting. When it’s time to replace or upgrade the material, you’ll need to find a qualified contractor who can perform floor installation...Continue reading →

How to Make Your Furniture Match Well with Your Floors

Many homeowners forget the furniture pieces used in each room should match the floors to ensure everything flows well. If you want to match your furniture to the flooring material, here are a few tips to follow...Continue reading →

Protect Your Floor Investment

Hardwood floors are a lifetime investment and you have spent a considerable amount of money to add value to your home. The first thing you should understand about caring for your new floor is...Continue reading →

Styles Of Carpeting

Along with choosing a material, you can also select the style of carpeting that best fits your needs. Carpet can be constructed in different ways to achieve various heights and textures. One of the most popular options is...Continue reading →

4 Options For Changing the Color of Your Hardwood Floors

No matter what wood, stain, or finish you currently have for your floors, you're not stuck with the coloring. There are plenty of different methods for changing the color of your floor, but not all methods will work on every floor. Here are some...Continue reading →

Best Kinds of Cleaners To Use On Wood Floors

Most of the time, you are able to maintain your wood floors by sweeping and damp mopping. Once in a while, it is prudent to use a wood cleaner to really make that floor shine. There are certain kinds you want to make sure you use for the best results...Continue reading →

Clean Properly Your Hardwood Floors

While you can use traditional cleaners on hardwood floors to remove dirt, stains and grime, watch the pH levels of the cleaning supplies you use. The higher the pH a cleaner has, the more alkaline it is. While strong alkaline cleaners are more effective....Continue reading →

Laminate Flooring - Which Floor Is Right For You?

You're ready for a new floor, but how do you choose from all the options? Natural wood flooring has that elegant look that you like, but you're not sure about the upkeep and the price. Laminate floors interest you because of their low cost and...Continue reading →

Looking for Hardwood Flooring in Austin Texas?

Come work with our flooring professionals to select the perfect hardwood for your home or office. Designer Showroom of Texas offers an unsurpassed selection of hardwood flooring in a wide array of wood species, finishes, widths and colors. Continue reading →

Sanding & Buffing  Hardwood Floor: What Homeowners Need to Know

The beauty of your hardwood floors needs to shine through. But your natural wood flooring looks dull, drab and kind of dirty. Even with regular DIY maintenance and cleaning, your floors may need something more. Before you consider replacing...Continue reading →

Solid Hardwoods - Which Floor Is Right For You?

Solid wood flooring is any type of flooring that is made from completely solid wood boards or pieces. Keep in mind, however, that solid wood flooring isn't the only type of 100 percent wood floor board available. When you hear...Continue reading →

Staining and Sealing Hardwood Floor: What Homeowners Need to Know

After sanding your floors you're left with a pristine, smooth surface. But the rich color that you're used to and the high shine that adore are all but gone. What can you do to remedy the situation and get the décor back that you're looking for? Continue reading →

Watch The Footwear For Your Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors add classic beauty to your home and are a great option if you want easy-to-care-for flooring. Besides beauty, hardwood flooring has other benefits: it’s hypoallergenic and long-lasting. To keep your hardwood...Continue reading →

Whitewashing Wood Hardwood Floor: What Homeowners Need to Know

Whitewashing isn't for everybody. But it is an option that may fit into some décor schemes. If you want to go lighter or brighter, whitewashing can achieve that look - without having to cover your floors with a white rug.Continue reading →

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 →