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Design Trends for Fall and Winter 2022: Creating Cozy Spaces
As we continue to take back our home from spaces that were once transformed to work and learn from home during the pandemic, trends are moving toward creating cozy spaces for the fall and winter months. This year has focused on inviting people back into our homes, following years of…
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The Best Retro-Look Flooring Options For Your Home
Flooring tastes tend to be cyclical. What was popular for homeowners decades ago can once again find its way back into style with little warning or reason. Modern homeowners looking for something retro in the way of flooring have plenty of options to choose from and consider. No matter what…
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The Best Kid Friendly Flooring For Your Home
You’ll soon be sending your kids back to school - if you haven’t already. And as you prepare for the new school year, you may find shopping for new flooring on your to-do list. Having the children home for the summer has likely revealed just how durable your flooring is…
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The Best Flooring Options For Rental Properties
When deciding on flooring for rental properties, landlords must make different considerations than they might were they shopping for their own home. Instead of prioritizing personal wants and needs, a landlord must consider how durable, low maintenance, and attractive a flooring might be in the eyes of a potential renter.…
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5 Reasons You’ll Love Carpet In Your Home
A household staple for decades, carpet remains one of the most popular and sought-after flooring options on the market today. But what precisely makes carpet such a desirable option for homeowners? Opinions may vary, but the team at Flooring By Design in Grandville, MI knows that carpet boasts a…
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How to Choose The Right Color For Your Floors
Whether it’s time for a remodel or you’re building your dream home, you deserve to create a space that you’ll love for many years. That’s why it’s important to select the perfect flooring. Flooring is an investment that can last many decades, or even a lifetime, depending on what you…
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How To Layer Area Rugs On Carpet
The next thing you do after having your hard surface floors installed is to find that perfect area rug to complete your room. But, if you have wall-to-wall carpet in a room, you may not have even considered adding an area rug. After all, carpeting gives you softness and comfort…
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The Best Flooring For Your Laundry Room
When it comes to the laundry room, many prioritize functionality over style. What if there was a way to bring style and substance into your laundry room without sacrificing durability or functionality? When it comes to the flooring of your laundry space, this is most certainly a possibility. At…
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How To Use Warm and Cool Tones To Choose New Flooring
Your flooring choice helps set the tone for the room and should be taken into consideration in the overall design of your home. There are several decisions to make based on your preference, style, and lifestyle: Hard surface or soft? Pattern or solid? Focal point or background? And, of course,…
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The Top Flooring Options For Pet Owners
For many of us, pets are a very important part of our lives. Whether we are talking about our Labrador, our house cat, or our child’s hamster, pets are an important part of our family and because of this, they end up spending significant amounts of time inside of our…
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How To Choose Between Hardwood and Laminate
The differences between laminate flooring goes beyond simple cost and personal taste. While most homeowners think of hardwood as the cream of the crop and laminate as a consolation prize, that doesn’t tell the whole story.Both types of flooring have their pros and cons, which is why we’ve put together…
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Authenticity Is In: Aged Surfaces are Trending in 2022
Everyone loves the shine of newly laid floors, but you don’t want your house to look like everybody else’s, and newer isn’t always better. As with manual transmission and aged wine, showing your age isn’t just authentic: it’s attractive. That’s why we’re keeping an eye on the 2022 trend in…
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Black and White Flooring is Back: How to Make this Trend Work in your Home
Black and white flooring is making a comeback this year. The retro look ties together vintage and modern style perfectly, while also adding elegance and sophistication to your home. Black and white flooring is incredibly versatile. Though a checkerboard pattern is common, there are many options and patterns to choose…
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3 Great Eco-Friendly Flooring Options For Your Home
The days of bland eco-friendly flooring options are over. These days, consumers are actively shopping green, resulting in major flooring companies expanding their eco-friendly options. At Flooring By Design in Grandville, MI, we feature a number of environmentally conscious flooring choices that we know you’ll love. Here are 3…
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Get Creative With Your Floors By Incorporating Patterns
To avoid monotony in your home interiors, patterns are the perfect additions to bring visual interest, engagement, and creativity to your furnishings and flooring. From creating interesting, patterned flooring layouts to designing with patterned floor tiles, there is a multitude of ways to attain eye-catching surfaces in your favorite rooms!…
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The Top Carpet Trends for 2022
For all of the flooring trends that will come and go over the years, the supremely soft feel of plush carpet underfoot will absolutely never go out of style! After a long day of work, there’s nothing like kicking off footwear and walking across wall-to-wall carpet to begin unwinding. When…
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Where To Place Your New Area Rug
Whether you’re looking for added visual interest, enhanced comfort, or extra protection for your flooring underneath, area rugs are the perfect easy-to-use pieces to elevate any room. You can find an incredible array of patterns, textures, sizes, and constructions within our Flooring By Design Rugs.Shop to use throughout the home.…
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How To Clean Your Hardwood Flooring
Whether you are admiring the gorgeous hardwood species already installed in your home or are in the process of selecting hardwood flooring for your next installation, you want that pristine hardwood surface and natural beauty to last for as long as possible! The best way to maintain the elegance of…
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The Basics of Berber Carpeting
With a storied history originally woven from the Berber tribe, Berber carpets represent a unique type of carpet that has served homeowners with distinct style and valuable performance for decades. Choosing the right carpeting for the home is determined by a variety of factors such as activity level, décor preferences,…
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5 Reasons Carpet is One of Our Favorite Floor Options
Today's flooring options are endless, from stone-look vinyl tile to solid hardwood to easy-care laminate, so deciding can seem overwhelming. But while you're considering all your options, don't forget about carpet. With so many other flooring choices available, you might be wondering if carpet is still a popular option. Well,…
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How to Keep Your Floors Warm and Cozy This Winter
We've all been there. You roll out of bed in the morning only to set your feet down onto a shockingly ice-cold floor. Hardwood flooring is gorgeous to look at, but it can feel absolutely freezing on a winter's morning. It's just a fact—many flooring solutions can't hold onto heat…
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How to Choose Between Dark or Light Floors
When approaching a new flooring upgrade in the home, selecting the right color is always a major consideration no matter what flooring material you are leaning towards! Whether you love soft, plush carpet, rustic hardwood flooring or wood-look vinyl options, gorgeous surfaces range in a wide array of shades for…
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4 Flooring Tips for Small Rooms
If your home presents smaller, trickier rooms that seem challenging to design for, you can still achieve the stunning look you envision with savvy planning. From material choices to floor colors for small rooms, you can help shape the perspective of any space to make it feel larger. You can…
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What’s the Best Carpeting for Stairs?
When redoing the flooring in your home, your stairs may be the last space that you remember to consider! No matter what flooring options you choose for the rest of the home, there’s a good chance that you will prefer your stairs to feature sound absorption and slip resistance. Premium…
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Our Favorite Subway Tile Trends
Our Favorite Subway Tile Trends
One of the most popular and timeless tile choices for kitchens and bathrooms, subway tile provides a familiar visual for backsplashes, walls, and showers full of charm and retro appeal. However, this versatile tile shape can be used in multiple ways to suit different feels and design schemes with sleek,…
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What is Antimicrobial Flooring?
What is Antimicrobial Flooring?
If antimicrobial flooring sounds like something you might find in a hospital or a scientific lab, that's for a good reason! Medical and healthcare providers, food production and processing plants, laboratories, and pharmaceutical manufacturers use this protective flooring to ultimately protect us from harm. An antimicrobial agent is used to…
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Maximalism Style & Why We Love It
Maximalism Style & Why We Love It
If you're looking for a new design that will add lots of personality and color to a room in your home, Maximalism could bring the wow factor that you're looking for! The opposite of Minimalism's less-is-more aesthetic, Maximalism leans the other direction with its more-is-more sensibility. Instead of crisp white…
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Hot Summer, Cool Savings
Hot Summer, Cool Savings
The temperatures are sizzling outside and so are the savings! As we have a blast all summer long with cookouts, pool parties, and vacations, don’t forget to take advantage of your opportunity for exceptional savings while giving your home the stunning surfaces you've been dreaming about.Starting July 1st, 2021, through…
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Our Favorite Flooring Trends for Summer 2021
Our Favorite Flooring Trends for Summer 2021
The warm summer season is full of fun, adventures, and making memories with the ones you love. Whether it’s a pool party, cookout, or a family get-together, there’s always a good reason to invite guests over for a relaxing afternoon. Why not bring this same seasonal celebratory spirit indoors with…
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What is Rectified Tile?
What is Rectified Tile?
If you have considered installing tile flooring as part of your living space, is a 'rectified' variety the first style that comes to mind? Although rectified is an impressive-sounding word, many homeowners may not be familiar with the term as it relates to gorgeous, timeless tile. The definition of the…
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Sunsational Savings Sale
Sunsational Savings Sale
Sunshine and warm temperatures create the perfect summer backdrop for making cherished memories with your family and friends. If you're ready to celebrate the season with cookouts, pool parties, and weekend get-togethers, here’s an opportunity to refresh your interiors and create a truly inspired space perfect for spending countless hours…
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How to Pick the Right Area Rug Size
How to Pick the Right Area Rug Size
Since every room in your home is unique with different dimensions, it makes sense that each space will need a different area rug size to fit perfectly. Just like the perfect area rug will unify room décor with color, pattern, and texture, the perfect rug size will add the right…
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Top Home Office Floor Options
Top Home Office Floor Options
As many jobs have transitioned from the workplace to residential spaces over the last year, and it looks like hybrid working might be here to stay, many people experienced the need for a home office for the first time in their careers! Luckily, a focused workspace within the home is…
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Does New Flooring Increase Home Value?
Does New Flooring Increase Home Value?
Anytime a seller lists a property on the market, the ultimate goal is to attract the most potential buyers and receive the best offers possible. Of course, the best offer will depend on how much value the lucky buyer believes they are getting for their home investment. Naturally, the seller’s…
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Outdoor Area Rugs to Update Your Patio or Deck
Outdoor Area Rugs to Update Your Patio or Deck
As the temperatures rise and new life blooms everywhere outside, it's time to embrace the spirit of the warmer months and give our favorite exterior living spaces a seasonal design refresh! With bold, bright colors, inviting summer visuals, and natural woven textures, outdoor area rugs are the perfect additions to…
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Our Favorite Boho Style Area Rugs
Our Favorite Boho Style Area Rugs
When it comes to vivid color, artistic statements, and geometric patterned beauty, bohemian style area rugs are a perfect way to add inspired pops of personality throughout the home. If you are looking to spruce up a subdued space, you'll love the engaging mix of traditional and playful that boho…
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Refresh Your Space Sale
Refresh Your Space Sale
With new flowers in bloom and sunny days upon us, that can only mean one thing: Spring is in full swing! As homeowners everywhere take a moment to deep clean rooms and take inventory of the state of the household, we think it’s also the perfect time for a hip…
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Using Flooring with Underfloor Heating
Using Flooring with Underfloor Heating
Is underfloor heating the hottest flooring trend? All puns aside, blending your heating system into your floor can be a very appealing way to warm up your living space during the colder months. If you are not familiar with this concept, underfloor heating literally makes your floor the heater. Imagine…
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Using Rugs in the Bathroom
Using Rugs in the Bathroom
Our bathrooms are one of the most important areas in the home, a space that helps us unwind, rejuvenate, and can make our morning and evening routines a highlight of the day. Generally speaking, we outfit this room with stylish stone, tile, or luxury vinyl flooring to handle the moisture,…
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Why Grey is all the Rage
Why Grey is all the Rage
When many homeowners think of popular shades of beautiful hardwood flooring, traditional brown, honey browns, and rich, red-toned browns will immediately come to mind. These familiar warm varieties will certainly deliver inherent natural beauty but may not fit the modern or contemporary design scheme you have in mind. Inside our…
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Springtime Savings
Springtime Savings
As the sun begins to come outside more and the temperatures start to get warmer, that means the beauty of spring is just around the corner! To truly ring in this season of new life and vibrant color, here’s a chance to complete a design refresh for those familiar spaces…
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Trends in Hardwood Patterns
Trends in Hardwood Patterns
Our favorite gorgeous hardwood floors are classic, durable, and offer stunning natural beauty. When you use a chic patterned layout for the actual planks, you've got the recipe for a floor that will create an unforgettable room with high visual interest. So which layout patterns are on-trend right now, and…
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Elevate your Living Room or Office with Bold Carpet
Elevate your Living Room or Office with Bold Carpet
We love a stylish room complete with plush carpet for the familiar warmth and inviting comfort that this popular soft surface provides. However, the rich texture and cloud-like fibers don’t have to be traditional, muted, or predictable. You can use carpeting to complete an eye-catching design scheme full of inspiration…
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Home is Where the Heart is Sale
Home is Where the Heart is Sale
Whether it’s after a long day of work or time away traveling, there’s nothing like returning home to the people you love and your favorite relaxing rooms. We know how new flooring can transform a familiar space and we want to give you a whole new affection for the place…
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2021 Spring Rug Trends
2021 Spring Rug Trends
No matter what season it is, chic area rugs are always in style! Soft, hip, purposeful, and valuable, area rugs are instant pops of visual interest and comforting texture anywhere you chose to use them. With so many shades, shapes, sizes, and constructions to select from in our , it…
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Wool Rugs vs. Cotton Rugs
Wool Rugs vs. Cotton Rugs
It’s no secret that we highly recommend the use of chic area rugs throughout the home, both as stylish, decorative pieces and as valuable protectors of your floors underneath. No matter what motivates you to start shopping for a rug, colors and design patterns are surely important parts of your…
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New Year New Floors Sale
New Year New Floors Sale
Every year when the new calendar begins on January 1st, we take a moment to reflect on all of our goals for the upcoming year and use the excitement of the months ahead to fuel our progress towards achieving ambitious New Year’s resolutions. After an unforgettable year like 2020, we…
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5 Signs it’s Time for a Professional Rug Cleaning
5 Signs it’s Time for a Professional Rug Cleaning
With routine care and maintenance, you can keep your favorite area rugs looking pristine even with an active household, pets, and frequent get-togethers. Regular vacuuming once a week, if it is appropriate with your rug construction and matched with the appropriate vacuum model, will help minimize dirt build-up, stains, odors,…
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6 Wood Looks for a Traditional Feel
6 Wood Looks for a Traditional Feel
Beautiful, long-lasting, and durable are just a few words that describe the look and feel that gorgeous hardwood flooring is cherished for. In fact, with the right look, hardwood flooring can take a house from ordinary to unforgettable. No matter what trends may come and go, specific colors, textures, and…
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Home for the Holidays Sale
Home for the Holidays Sale
With the fall season in full swing and cool temperatures dropping around us, the festive end-of-the-year holiday season is just around the corner! This year deserves fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with our loved ones, and you have plenty of time to give your interiors new life, while taking advantages…
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