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Wood Gets Roughed Up

With the advent of the “great room” concept that unites kitchen and family rooms into one expansive space, it’s become common to see hardwoods on kitchen floors, explains Amber Shay, vice president of the design studio for Standard Pacific Homes’ …
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Average Mortgage Rates Near Historic Lows

Average long-term mortgage rates have fallen for the first time in four weeks and remain near historic lows reached in May 2013, reports the Associated Press. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said that the national average for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage …
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LifeGuard carpet protection system provides moisture barrier

Shaw Floors has introduced LifeGuard, a carpet protection system that covers the entire product, from face fiber to backing. Carpets featuring LifeGuard are treated with Shaw’s patented R2X Stain and Soil Resistance Protection, while a patented 100% thermoplastic commercial-grade backing …
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FEI Group Divisions Continue to Outpace the Market

Lake Tahoe, Nev.—Despite the new housing market lagging behind initial projections and a delay in the prime season for multifamily, FEI Group members are doing just fine. As supporting evidence, Jay Smith, president of the organization comprised of three networks—Home …
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Carpet Tiles: Proof It’s Cool to Be Square

Having spent the last several years devouring market share in the flooring business, carpet tiles, also known as carpet squares, are an alternative to the standard rolls of carpet. They can be an ideal product in many areas throughout a …
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Mortgage Interest Rates Lowest Since June 2013

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate fell to 3.92% this week, according to Freddie Mac‘s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey. That’s the lowest rate since the first week of June 2013. It’s down from 3.97% the previous week. The low …
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What is Wood Look Tile Flooring?

Wood look tile flooring has become one of the hottest trends in the flooring industry today. With the advancements in manufacturing processes, porcelain tile that looks like natural wood is being used in projects large and small. No longer limited …
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The Comfort of TEMPUR-PEDIC in Every Step

You’ll feel the TEMPUR-PEDIC difference the minute you walk on your new carpet. It’s the unique way that TEMPUR® material responds to support your carpet and adjusts to provide maximum comfort. Our signature surface delivers plush comfort, uniform support, and …
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Top 8 Colors in Home Design

Gray and “greige” will remain popular, but black is the new color darling for 2014. In a Houzz poll, 74 percent of homeowners admitted to being a fan of black rooms, from bathrooms and kitchens (with crisp white fixtures) to …
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The Temps Are Hot and So Are These Floors: 8 Reasons Warmup Underfloor Heating is the Hottest Trend

As consumers, builders and architects actively seek more energy-efficient options in an effort to meet Government Energy Targets, the advantages of underfloor heating are fueling a revolution. Warmup’s versatile range of systems will work in bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, sun rooms …
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