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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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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Consider These Tile Trends
Remodeling Your Bathroom? Consider These Tile Trends
If you’re considering a bathroom remodel but aren’t quite sure where to start, here’s one word to get you going: tile! There are so many gorgeous classic and innovative tile options available, and it’s definitely worth considering how you should incorporate this enduring material into your bathroom remodeling plans—whether as…
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Why You’ll Love Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
Why You’ll Love Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
For undeniable elegance and a timeless feel, ceramic and porcelain tile allow homeowners to design unique spaces with visual interest and reliable performance. Gorgeous tile options have been used for centuries to create breath-taking rooms, from floors to counters and backsplashes, and Flooring By Design in Grandville, MI has…
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The Best Rug Materials in a Home with Pets
The Best Rug Materials in a Home with Pets
As many families know, a home with pets is a home with extra love, lots of snuggles, and, of course, unexpected accidents! We love our pets and want them to be everywhere we are, and taking a few thoughtful considerations will prepare our homes for the fun activity with our…
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Should I Choose Solid or Engineered Hardwood?
Should I Choose Solid or Engineered Hardwood?
The natural stunning beauty of hardwood flooring makes it one of the most universally loved design elements among all homeowners, builders, and interior designers. With a wide range of striking textures, graining, shades, and distinct markings, finished wood floors can be as subtle or dramatic as desired, but all are…
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BeautiFALL Sale
BeautiFALL Sale
Gorgeous trees, a soothing breeze, and falling leaves—there’s no denying that the breathtaking fall season is upon us! In addition to the incredible transition that takes place in nature, it’s time to give your interiors an equally impressive design refresh with amazing savings that will make you fall in love.Starting…
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Fun Ways to Add Fall Color to Your Home
Fun Ways to Add Fall Color to Your Home
This year, we’ve been spending more time at home with our families while finding ways to keep spirits high. One of the best ways to avoid monotony indoors is to keep your interior design fresh (and refresh when appropriate). With the fall season upon us, the team at Flooring By Design…
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Choosing the Best Rug for Your Dining Room
Choosing the Best Rug for Your Dining Room
Area rugs can spruce up any room, especially if you have hardwood or any other type of hard surface flooring. They add a personal touch of character and can tie into any interior design concept. Ever looked at your dining room and felt that something was missing or that the…
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How to Choose a Carpet for Allergies
How to Choose a Carpet for Allergies
At Flooring By Design, we love the feeling of plush carpet underfoot. Every step cushions and soothes, providing comfort for all. For many people with allergies, though, wall-to-wall carpeting might seem anything but comfortable. However, the right carpet can actually trap dust, dander, and other allergens, removing them from the air.…
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Customer Appreciation Sale
Customer Appreciation Sale
It’s safe to say that 2020 has provided us all with unique challenges and has forced many to come up with creative solutions as we spend more time indoors with our families. Our team at Flooring By Design wants to take a moment to acknowledge YOU and everything you do to…
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Fun Kids’ Rugs for Perfect Spaces
Fun Kids’ Rugs for Perfect Spaces
The idea that children need more time to play and 'just be kids' is a common theme in today’s busy and technology-centric world. Here at Flooring By Design in Grandville, MI, we wholeheartedly agree! That’s why we offer beautiful area rugs over at [rugshop_link' Rugs.Shop'] that help create creative…
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Should You Install Hardwood In Your Kitchen?
Should You Install Hardwood In Your Kitchen?
We cherish the dazzling natural beauty that genuine hardwood flooring adds to our homes, as well as the inherent durability, rustic charm, and value they retain over time. Perhaps this extra time at home has you envisioning new style upgrades in your home and hardwood is a leading flooring contender!…
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Star Spangled Sale
Star Spangled Sale
With summertime in full swing as we continue to spend more time safely at home, it’s only right that we celebrate the Fourth of July with extra zeal to keep our spirits high: Along with cookouts, fireworks, and water balloon fights, why not also use this time to give our…
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Embracing the Coastal Look
Embracing the Coastal Look
For many families, this summer has presented a series of unique challenges that have forced us to put our vacations on hold and think creatively about finding new ways to relax at home. If you were looking forward to that trip to the coast or heading down south to the…
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Waterproof for the Win
Waterproof for the Win
Life is messy. We get it. Whether you have a house full of kids, furry friends, or both, the team at Flooring By Design showroom in Grandville, MI understands that you need carpet and flooring that stands up to the demands of your hectic lifestyle. This is why leading…
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10 Outdoor Rugs You’ll Love
10 Outdoor Rugs You’ll Love
The sun is out and we're approaching the official start to summer...and what a year it's been! Here at Flooring By Design, we can't think of a better time to spruce up that outdoor space and start taking advantage of the beautifully warm weather.Whether you have a small space or a…
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How to Pick the Perfect Rug for Your Bedroom
How to Pick the Perfect Rug for Your Bedroom
Area rugs are a wonderfully easy way to give any room a complete makeover without breaking the bank or taking up any unnecessary time on your well-deserved weekends. Area rugs are not just about looks; they also help to keep the room warm and cozy during the winter months, protect…
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Covid | Flooring By Design
We Are Committed to Customer Safety During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Our hearts are with people in the Grandville, Michigan area as well as those around the world who have been affected by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In light of recent developments relating to COVID-19, we wanted to reach out and provide an update to answer some of the questions you might have. Grand Reopening…
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Creating an Outdoor Oasis
Creating an Outdoor Oasis
When the weather turns warm, why not turn your attention to sprucing up that outdoor space? There is no better time than now to create your dream outdoor oasis with the help of our team at Flooring By Design. When creating fabulous outdoor spaces, here are a few simple tips to…
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How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation
How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation
We’re all probably dreaming of a trip to Europe or the Caribbean. Sometimes, however, travel just isn’t in the cards. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the arrival of warm weather and have fun with your family by turning your home into a staycation destination. Here at Flooring By Design, we have…
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4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hardwood
4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hardwood
With proper care and maintenance, your hardwood flooring will remain beautiful and serve your home for decades. It will also improve your home’s resale value.We know that our floors are prone to spills, drops, and scratches. These should be avoided at all costs. However, there are some other ways you…
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