Kasey Harkin has been installing tile since she was three years old. Yes — helping her uncle at age three! Her gorgeous work speaks for itself—floors, showers, pools, backsplashes and more. She is also an expert in helping clients decide how to design their space. We’ve trusted Kasey for more than a decade and we’re excited to speak to her today about her process.
We love hardwood. But Ken’s recent visit to his doctor confirmed it’s not for everyone. If you have pets or expect lots of foot traffic—particularly in commercial spaces—consider a laminate or luxury vinyl floor.
With 70+ years of flooring experience between them, Ken sits down with his long-time friend Bill Houle. The takeaway? Choose a retailer who will help you pick the right product, execute the install and tell you how to care of your new floor.
Oftentimes the milling of American hardwood floors leaves something to be desired. If you want less creaking and a superior furniture finish, consider our two favorite Canadian hardwood brands: Lauzon and Mercier.
Plywood’s got moves—this expansion and contraction puts your tile installation at risk. Instead, choose a stable cement board for your subfloor.
Wild swings in temperature and humidity will be bad for your floor—no matter how long boards have had to adjust to your home.
Want to avoid carpet in the bathroom? If you have an uneven subfloor, sheet vinyl may be your only hope! (Unless you’re going to pay for expensive self leveler.)
From waterproof wall panels to leakproof shower pans, Schluter makes sure your shower doesn’t dribble. The next time you have a tile job—ask for Schluter!
3"x6" subway tiles come with a classic bullnose trim that seamlessly returns to the wall. But, be warned! If you choose battiscopa, you may find your trim has no pattern.
Insurance companies are covering floods less often. As for 'flood-resistant' floors, the only real option is porcelain tile.
Woven carpets are made of wool and their design is more intricate. We think this means that woven carpet is well worth the cost.
If you 'ruin' your carpet, I'm offering you one last hope. Replace the stained or frayed carpet with a piece of undamaged carpet from your closet.
Just like mom jeans and corduroy, laminate floors are making a comeback! The bottom line? Laminate is no laughingstock. It's now a real alternative to the everpresent luxury vinyl plank.
Don't trust warranties. If you want to get ahead on possible carpet stains, we recommend looking closely at two types of fibers: Mohawk's SmartStrand and any solution-dyed carpet.
Don’t pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a floor and then regret your purchase a few months later. Here are 5 easy tips to follow when shopping for floors.