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Professional Floor Installation vs DIY

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Professional Floor Installation vs DIY

If you are considering installing new floors in your home, you may be wondering if you should install them yourself or hire a professional. If you are skilled at installing flooring, then you may be able to install your new floors with ease. However, if you have no handyman skills, it is best to leave the installation the professionals. Below is a comparison of DIY to professional install to help you make an informed decision. DIY Installation The main reason that homeowners choose to complete the installation themselves is due to it being a more affordable option. By installing the flooring yourself, you will be able to spend less money, avoiding a professional installation fee. However, on the downside, you run the risk of installing the flooring incorrectly. From tile installations to carpeting and hardwood, it takes skill as well as experience to install flooring in the home. Do your research and if you feel uncomfortable with the process, consider hiring a professional floor installation team of installers to ensure your installation goes off without a hitch. Professional Floor Installation With a professional installation, you have the peace of mind knowing the installation will be done correctly. Professionals such as 123 Floor of San Diego are equipped with the knowledge and experience to install any flooring type. The project would begin with the measuring of the space, then you choose your flooring type. An estimate is provided for the cost of materials as well as installation. A bonus of a professional installation is that the actual installation goes by rather quickly due to the team installing the flooring. When you try to install flooring yourself it can become a weekend project or take even longer. With a professional installation, it takes just a few hours to see the new flooring in your home. In no time, you would be enjoying your flooring without all the...

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Choosing a Professional Carpet Installation Service

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Choosing a Professional Carpet Installation Service

Many people use carpets for different reasons. Some use it to dampen the noise around them, create a soft, comfortable feel all over the house, or just as an accessory to improve the ambiance of a room. Finding the right carpet to install is only one-half of the task. Finding a reliable Carpet Installation Service is something else altogether. The value speaks for itself; a professional Carpet Installation Service might mean the difference between getting a masterful carpet installation and getting something that looks like a DIY project.   Carpet installation is not a DIY project   Although you can install carpet on your own, there is a lot of work involved in it, as well as specialized tools required. This is why having a professional carpet installation service do it right. Getting it done professionally will ensure that the warranty on your carpet is honored, and you will not have to worry about the tiresome work, your budget, or if you make a mistake. As a side note, keep in mind that here at 123Floor! Inc. we provide you with floor coverings that you want and need, and provides you the lowest price point possible for the highest quality work available.   Get the job done right the first time   This can include carpet removal and disposing of it, as well as laying down new padding and installing your new carpet. In addition to this, you will also be able to take advantage of a variety of options available along with free estimates and competitive prices. At 123Floor! Inc, we will ensure that you have chosen the best carpet for business, for your location and for your needs. We aim to provide you with the highest quality carpets that endure the test of time. You will not find ripples, bumps or seams in your flooring, nor will carpet ever lift up from the floor and walls.   No matter what type of carpet you’re looking for, including tufted, woven, flat weave, needle felt and many more, you’ll be able to find the perfect carpet for you, and install it perfectly into your home, your office, or anywhere else you need carpet installation services. Please think of us and allow us to help you with carpet removal and carpet installation...

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Benefits of Vinyl Flooring

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Benefits of Vinyl Flooring

While there are many types of flooring available on the market today, vinyl flooring is often overlooked as an option in the home department. However, many designers who design for larger formats such as hotels and other companies have been using vinyl for years. They recognize the benefits that come from having vinyl floors, and now it is time for homeowners to take advantage of those benefits as well! Vinyl flooring is great because it is so much different than traditional flooring, but can replicate exactly the look and aesthetic of hardwood flooring and sometimes other types of flooring.   There are many benefits of vinyl flooring. For example, vinyl is much less expensive than hardwood floors. This means that you can have the look and feel of hardwood floors without the cost! Now you can spend that extra money on decorating another area of your home. Another benefit of vinyl flooring is that it is very easy to clean and take care of. All you really need to do is to mop it with a slightly damp mop and that’s it! Any spill will not do any damage, as vinyl is water resistant. Simply wipe the spill up and your floor will look as good as new! Vinyl flooring is also very durable, so that means you can have it installed in any area of your home and not have to worry about it wearing down over time due to constant use. Vinyl flooring is also very good for the environment due to the durability and materials from which they are made.  If you are considering changing the flooring in your home, consider using vinyl flooring to create the look you want for our home. 123 Flooring has a team of professionals waiting to help you install your floors today!...

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Four Ways to Preserve Hardwood Floors

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Four Ways to Preserve Hardwood Floors

Four Ways to Preserve Hardwood Floors Hardwood flooring has a reputation for lasting long. In most cases, hardwood floors are at the top in the league of strong structural elements for many hundreds of years. However, the key to having your hardwood flooring lasting long does not just revolve around how long it lasts as a functional floor cover. It also is all about the looks. Your goal should be extending your hardwood floors length of time while making it look as decorative plus lively as the day it was first installed. In this spirit, here are four ways to preserve your solid hardwood floors. Clean your Floor Frequently In the same breath, of course, make sure that any excessive moisture is not part of your hardwood floor cleaning process. Excessive moisture is the biggest enemy of a healthy and stable hardwood floor. Use dry mops to remove dust and mop gently to avoid scratches on the finish due to outdoor elements like sand that may have been brought in. Use Floor Runners and Mats This might sound like a trivial tip. But, runners and mats collect glass and sand particles from your outdoors that may end up on your hardwood floor. If your runners and mats get dirty or wet often, it is critical that you do not have them sit on your hardwood floor. Stick Pads to Furniture Legs Floor scratching is almost always a result of furniture legs gouging when you bump into or move them. To guarantee this does not happen to your beautiful hardwood floor, use delicate products on the market and attach them to furniture legs. Again, the simplest of solutions are most effective when protecting your hardwood floors from deep scratches. Footwear Alert Well, at the very least make sure that your athletic shoes or stiletto heels and hardwood flooring are not acquaintances. Sources indicate that a 100-pound woman exerting 1500 psi pressure on a heel is more than the psi pressure of a barefoot elephant. You do not want that on your hardwood floor. The main principle here is always to be vigilant when it comes to spills and taking an active role towards the preservation of your level with weekly and daily routines in caring for hardwood floors. As a result, your hardwood floor will be an actual aesthetic asset in your property as well as a functional...

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When to Replace Your Carpet

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on When to Replace Your Carpet

When it comes to flooring, carpet is a traditional and comfortable choice for a home.  However, general wear and tear can decrease the durability over time.  While carpet typically lasts for many years, there are some circumstances that call for carpet replacement. Matting A sure sign that your carpet needs to be replaced is when you notice matting or knots appearing in the carpet.  Certain types of carpets are more likely to have matting throughout the surface and are not able to be saved.  Pulling can also occur if your carpet is made of longer fibers and has gotten caught on different objects throughout the years.  Long fibers sticking out of your carpet and causing it to look uneven are not desirable.  If you notice matting or pulling in your carpet throughout the high traffic areas, it is time to call in a professional to replace your home’s carpet.  Selling Your Home Another reason you should replace your carpet is when you are selling your home.  A home will look and feel much more desirable on the market if there is new carpet installed.  This is a major selling point to most homebuyers, as they will most likely want to replace the carpet when purchasing a home.  If you list your home as having brand new, recently replaced carpet, it is sure to increase the likelihood of the sell.  Wear And Tear Of course, the most common reason to replace your carpet is the usual wear and tear that occurs over time.  If your carpet is several years old, chances are there are stains or worn places from the continued use of your family.  While some stains and spots are easy to clean, it may be that you have missed some spots over time and the overall look of your carpet can become...

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Hardwoods or Carpet? Which Should You Choose?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Hardwoods or Carpet? Which Should You Choose?

  At 123 Floor our professionals have great experience and our business brings you over 30 years of expertise on flooring and floor advice. We know how meaningful your home or business is, and how the flooring of a place can greatly impact the appearance of a place. We offer a variety of flooring types to suit your needs! Different types of flooring are better suited for different types of businesses, and rooms in your home. Below we will explain the different floorings to help you decide which type is best for your home and/or business.   Hardwoods: Hardwoods are a more expensive flooring option, but can be seen as an investment because hardwoods are sure to increase the value of your home. If the flooring is in a business, it is sure to increase the appearance of your business, ensuring your business looks professional and upscale. Hardwoods come in a range of shades of brown, ranging from light to dark. They are easy to clean by sweeping, and will need to be waxed to maintained their shiny aspect. Hardwoods are also, if taken care of, very long lasting.   Carpet: We’ve all seen different types of carpet, and this is the wonderful part of having carpet: there are so many different kinds and colors! Carpet is a good option for certain types of businesses such as hotels or a daycare because carpet can give a cozy vibe. In a home, carpet is often seen in the bedrooms. 123 Floors offers different color, patterned, and textured carpets to match any room style you’re aiming for. Carpet is more affordable than hardwood, and with certain types of carpet, the appearance doesn’t look disheveled so fast, giving your home a clean, simple look at all times in between vacuuming. Carpet does however need to be updated every few years for frays and or tears.                ...

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Natural Ways To Improve The Lifespan Of Hardwood Floors

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Natural Ways To Improve The Lifespan Of Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are not only attractive but will also last forever with proper care. Cleaning hardwood floors is easy, and regular cleaning makes it shine and gives it a bright look. 123 Floor is a company dedicated to increasing the value and the beauty of your home. The company advises you on how to take care of your solid hardwood floor and achieve a sense of richness, warmth as well as natural beauty. Always keep it dry Woods do not like water because it causes it to warp. Make sure that your floor is always dry since even a little water on the floor can damage it and cause it to dull. Too much water on the floor to buckle, warp, and become very dump, and also release some bad odor. In the case of high humidity, keep the air conditioner running or dehumidify your room to get rid of excess water from the air. Get rids of stains and spots immediately after they spill It is very common for floors to stain, but if you wipe them immediately, then they will clean completely, and you will prevent your floor from getting damaged. You can use a warm, damp cloth to wipe the substance or use a cleanser that is made to be strictly used for hardwood flooring. For the stubborn stains, place an ice cube on the floor and rub with a dull plastic scraper using a little pressure to avoid damaging the finish. Consecutively, you can call in a professional cleaner to help you get rid of the spots and stains. Watch out for pets If you keep pets in your house, keep their nails trimmed to prevent them from scratching the wood floor. You can also use a barrier to keep them from going to areas covered with wood floors. Additionally, place rugs at the door entrances or cover the floors with mats and carpets anytime the pets are inside the house. If you are not comfortable with covering your floors, you can use furniture feet....

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WHAT IS THE PERFECT FLOOR?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016 in Blog, Products | Comments Off on WHAT IS THE PERFECT FLOOR?

Your choice of flooring can dramatically change the appearance of your home or business and there’s a variety of choices you have. There is the aesthetic value to account for and then there is the practicality. As you consider the aesthetics, you will be thinking about the color, the texture, how the floor will feel beneath your feet and a host of other things. Remember, you make the decision about your floor once and then you live with that choice for a long while, so your decision is critical!   Floors tend to attract dust and dirt and they need to be cleaned frequently. The care and maintenance of your floor falls under the aspect of practicality. Should it be vacuumed, swept, mopped? These are things you must consider as you weigh the design of your floor. Heavily trafficked areas are going to wear out carpet and over time, they will even put a hurting to wood. Tile is of course, more sturdy and relatively impervious to traffic.   In some situations, a flooring can be mixed. Some areas with hard floors and other areas with carpet. It really depends greatly on the anticipated use of the area. For example, if it’s your living room, you might want a fluffy carpet. Then again, if you have pets, you may need a floor that’s easier to clean and sanitize. Are there moving pieces of furniture, chairs and the like that will be operating in the environment? It could impact your flooring choice.   The color and texture of your floor can affect how often you need to clean it. Pure white or pure black colors tend to reveal dust, dirt and debris more readily and you need to clean them with greater frequency. Some other types of floors of a neutral and textured nature tend to reveal the debris in a lesser way. Remember again that these choices will impact how often you have to be attentive to cleaning your floor. Whatever choice you finally make, the experts at 1 2 3 Floor will do a great job transforming your home or business into a great environment for you to live and work...

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Updating the Flooring in Your Home

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Updating the Flooring in Your Home

So you’ve purchased a new home, Congratulations! Now you can enjoy the fun and excitement of home ownership. When you viewed your new home, you most likely saw areas that you would like to change, such as the flooring. Flooring is an easy cosmetic fix that can have your new home looking modern in no time. If you are a new home owner, you may have no idea as to what type of flooring options you have for each space. Below is a small guide showing basic flooring types and the pros and cons of each. Carpet Carpet has been a go-to flooring for many years. Plush carpet can feel wonderful to bare feet and is a common option used in bedrooms and hallways. Carpet is comfortable and can last many years if vacuumed and cleaned regularly. Spills can be cleaned up easily if the carpet has some stain resistance and the stain is handled right away. The drawback of carpet is that it can stain and can begin to look shabby over the years if you go with a lower end version. Hardwood Floors Beautiful and timeless. These are words used to describe hardwood floors. For decades, beautiful wood such as oak and pine have been used to create floors that can last a lifetime. Even hardwood floors that have been neglected can be buffed and sanded down, then stained to look amazing. If your new home appears to have hardwood floors, consider having them refinished. If not, you can always have hardwood put in. This option can be costly so be sure to check your budget for affordability. Tile In the bathroom and even kitchen areas, it is common to add tile in the home. Tile can be installed in small pieces or larger squares depending on the look you are going for. At 123 Floor of Poway, you will find several options for tile flooring as well as other methods to install beautiful floors in your home. Tile is easy to clean and an affordable way to update the...

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Carpet or Hardwood Floors?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Blog, Latest News | Comments Off on Carpet or Hardwood Floors?

Which is best for specific rooms of the home? When it comes to redecorating or designing a home, one area that is of the most importance is the flooring. The floor has to be durable, look good and feel good to your feet. You want to be able to enjoy your floors for years to come, in both comfort and style. But how do you go about choosing which type of flooring should go where? For most people, it can be difficult to choose one flooring type for the home and beginner homeowners have no idea where to start. Carpet Vs. Hard Wood The two main flooring types used in the home are carpet and hardwood. Both can be used in bedrooms and living areas of the home. In most cases, people either love one option or the other. Sometimes you find people who do not care, but once a flooring change is on the table, their ideas can change. When it comes to carpet, this option is usually installed in bedrooms, a den or living room. Carpet is a plush flooring option that can provide comfort to your feet when walking or sitting on the furniture relaxing. Carpet does have to be vacuumed often and can be stained easily, which is a major drawback for individuals with children in the home. Instead of carpet, many opt for hardwood floors or engineered laminate to get the look of hardwood without the price tag. This flooring is installed in sections and is quite durable. You will need to sweep and mop often but this flooring type is more resistant to staining, though it can scratch easily. Companies such as 123 Floor can provide you with a variety of flooring types as well as advice on which flooring option will work for you. Essentially, you must evaluate both flooring types and determine which option is better suited for your family and home...

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