McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Moving Forward

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Mar 17, 2021

As we arrive at the year mark of this pandemic, we look ahead to a new normal. We have all undoubtedly become more aware of our cleanliness habits... so let’s explore how to integrate choices that are functional, stylish, and easy to clean and maintain into your next home remodeling project.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Home Renovation, Flooring

Slip-Resistant Bathroom Flooring and Shower Base Options

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Feb 23, 2016

If you are planning to remodel a bathroom it is important to carefully consider flooring and shower base product options for both safety and function. Slips and falls are the leading cause of injuries at home and often occur in a bathroom.

While no floor or shower base is “slip-proof,” floors and shower bases with texture can be “slip-resistant.” There are many slip-resistant products available for floors and shower interiors in a variety of textures, colors and surfaces including luxury vinyl flooring, solid surface bases and tile. Check the manufacturer’s product information to determine if it is slip-resistant.

Here are three options for slip-resistant bathroom flooring and three options for slip-resistant shower bases:

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Topics: Bathrooms, Tile, Flooring

Facts and Tips About Floor Care and Maintenance

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 22, 2015

When remodeling, many homeowners choose hardwood flooring for the beauty, endurance and architectural interest it adds to a room. Traditional hardwoods come in a variety of natural woods, colors, plank sizes and finishes. Newer products, such as engineered hardwood and luxury vinyl flooring with the look of hardwood, are growing in popularity. Luxury vinyl flooring is often installed in lower level remodeling and in areas of a home where hardwood flooring would not be practical.

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Topics: Flooring

5 New Trends in Flooring Products

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

If you’re considering remodeling or replacing flooring in your home there are five new trends in flooring products that may be of interest to you. These products offer an option to traditional flooring such as hardwoods, laminates, linoleum and carpet. Some are eco-friendly and all are attractive and durable.

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Topics: Flooring

Remodeling Design Ideas from the CNY Parade of Homes

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 2, 2012

If you visited this year’s Parade of Homes at Riverwalk in Brewerton, you saw some of the latest design ideas for Central New York homes. We encourage people who are planning a home remodeling project to visit the “Parade” to see products installed and gather ideas for their own projects. 

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Topics: Kitchens, Lighting, Bathrooms, Entryways, Painting, Flooring

Facts You Need to Know About Hardwood Flooring Care and Maintenance

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Oct 25, 2011

We install hardwood flooring for many customers who remodel their homes. Hardwoods come in a variety of woods, colors, plank sizes and finishes. The flooring can be installed with accents and in patterns to add architectural interest to a room.

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Topics: Flooring

5 Facts You Should Know Before Shopping for Ceramic Tile

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 13, 2011

There are many ceramic tile products on the market that will add texture, color, interest and even a bit of “sparkle” to your home. Most homes have ceramic tile installed in kitchens, bathrooms or floors. When we shop for tile we usually look for color and style but we may overlook the functional uses.

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Tile, Flooring

Could Your Home Use a Facelift? Start with New Flooring

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 1, 2011

Floors are often the most overlooked area of a home but they provide a foundation for the design of any room. Look around your home. Does the carpet need replacing? Do you need to replace tiles in a ceramic floor? Is your vinyl flooring cracking or is the style out of date? Do your wood floors need refinishing? Or do you simply want to add some pizzazz to your home? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions read on.

There are many options for flooring. First, consider how you will use the room. In a kitchen you will want to install a floor that is easy to clean and will stand up to spills and high traffic. In others areas such as a family room, den, bedrooms or living rooms, carpet will feel the best under foot. Wood flooring may be a better choice for some homes if residents have allergies and desire easy maintenance. In a dining area, hardwoods or laminates will be easiest to maintain. In entryways and bathrooms, ceramic tiles withstand moisture and dirt.

Flooring choices:

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Topics: Green Products, Kitchens, Flooring