Choosing the right flooring material for your home is an important decision. Whether you’re replacing the floor of a single room or putting down new floors throughout your home, making the right choice can seem overwhelming. You will need flooring that works best for your home, family, and style of daily living. We’ve put together a list of tips to help you choose the perfect floor.
Consider the Room
There are no hard and fast rules about what type of flooring should go in a room, but certain styles are better equipped for certain rooms. What will the room be used for? A playroom or area where a significant amount of time will be spent on the floor may call for carpet or a softer hard floor, like vinyl. Do you want the room to feel cozy or more formal? These are just a couple of things to think about when designing your floor.
What is your home like on a day-to-day basis? If you have pets or kids you will likely want scratch-resistant floorings, such as vinyl or laminate. You’ll need to think about how much time you have to expend on cleaning and maintaining your floors. Carpets hold on to dirt and allergens and need to be vacuumed several times a week and period shampooing which can take up an entire day.
Discussing finances is a necessity when making a major purchase for your home. You don’t want to settle for a floor you dislike but you also don’t want to break the bank. The professionals at Richmond Decorating can help you find a floor you love at a price you like. Be sure to factor in the cost of installation, as well.
The perfect floor does not exist, but you can get pretty close when your family decides on which floors meet your expectations most closely. Comfort, durability, and the amount of routine maintenance are the most frequently considered aspects when purchasing flooring. There’s nothing quite like the feel of plush carpet on bare feet, and it’s great for helping protect little ones who are learning to walk. Carpet is also quick to show wear, and lighter colors can appear dingy over time. High-traffic areas of your home are best suited for tile, vinyl, or laminate flooring. Rooms that incur moisture, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms would benefit from a waterproof type of flooring. Routine maintenance is more labor-intensive with the carpet but hardwood floors require a fair amount of preventative maintenance to protect from scratches and scuffs.
Now that you what to take into consideration we invite you to visit us at one of our two convenient locations in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia. You can also request a quote on our website. We are happy to serve the areas of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA, and look forward to having you become a satisfied customer.
Believe it or not, something as simple as carpeting can revolutionize the interior of your home, adding beauty and style to every room. With carpets from Mohawk Flooring, you will get notable durability, making them a worry-free investment. We understand carpet choices are vast and can be overwhelming, so our experts will use their knowledge and expertise to guide you through the entire process, answering any questions or concerns you might have. Make a statement with your carpets by using bold colors and dramatic textures or lay it low and effectively cover your floors with grays and neutrals. No matter the design you choose, you will always receive the highest level of functionality.
How to choose the right carpet?
Discovering the ideal carpet for your space and lifestyle can be difficult, but with many years of experience in this industry, we have a few tips to help you out! Start by asking yourself four simple questions:
- How will the room be used?
- What is the mood for the room and your home?
- Is it a formal or casual space?
- Is it high traffic or minimal traffic area?
After answering those questions, evaluate the construction and textures of carpets that best suit the answers. When selecting a carpet is it important to look at the construction of the carpet which plays a huge role in the entire performance of the carpet. Looped carpet is dense and low profile and low maintenance. Patterned construction provides varying loops and cuts that are low-profile and handles high traffic well. The popular texture manufacturing grants long crimped yarns for a casual feel and super-soft feel. The frieze/twist design presents high twisted yarns for a relaxed feel and visual interest and a springy feel.
Carpets by Mohawk Flooring
We are confident in the practicality and visual appeal of all the products we represent. Mohawk Flooring’s Carpet options are top-notch and come in a wide variety, sure to fit every household and lifestyle. After picking the material, select between hundreds of colors and patterns from bold and dramatic to soft and lush. Mohawk Carpets set themselves apart with three main qualities depending on the particular space:
The Scotchgard™ protected polyester layer is fiber-washed so you never have to stress over spills, for your carpet will always appear new. We recommend this carpet for quiet or social spaces with moderate to low traffic like bedrooms, offices, and TV rooms.
2. Wear and Tear Resistant
This line of carpet is a perfect match for households with pets and kids. The resilient nylon fiber actively fights against crushing and matting withstanding even the heaviest traffic. Because of this, they are making them great fits for areas that see a lot of action, like living rooms, hallways, stairs, and playrooms.
The Triexta Fiber option is both stains and wears resistant. Their excellent durability and built-in stain and soil resistance make them seriously perfect for every space, but especially high traffic areas like dining rooms. This carpet maintains the softness while also preventing stains and wear.
Richmond Decorating has been around since 1977, meaning we know our way around this industry. Our experienced experts will help you select the right product for you, from flooring and carpet to cabinets and countertops to window treatments, we can do it all. We always make our customers feel like they’re a part of the Richmond Decorating family with affordable prices and personalized service. Whether you’re looking to add comfort, fashion or style, or all three, our team will find your perfect fit. We have three locations, one in Richmond and one in Glen Allen, and now in Newport News, Virginia but we also service Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA. To schedule a consultation or get a quote, call us at 804-745-0066 or fill out our online form here!
Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most important areas in your home for both functionality and aesthetics. Kitchens are where your family gathers to share meals and memories and bathrooms are something you use every single day, multiple times a day, so your countertops must be durable and beautiful. The Wilsonart® Countertops are one of the world-leading products we are proud to carry. Decorative and on-budget, the varying styles will fit exactly what you need.
Wilsonart® Solid Surface Countertops: Your Eco-Friendly, Every-Room Solution
If you’re in the market for a seamless, stunning countertop to suit your home, business, healthcare office, or foodservice interior, the Wilsonart® Solid Surface Countertops are your perfect fit. Definitive and durable, these countertops add ease to your everyday use. Life is busy so reliability and minimal maintenance are important when shopping for finishes. We understand that accidents happen, so these non-porous toppers are not only stain-resistant, but also repairable, meaning that you can effortlessly fix any scratches, gouges, and cracks!
The best products marry beauty and functionality fluently. Luckily, the strength of the Solid Surface Countertops is matched with their serene inspiration and their ability to capture gentle movement and soothing tones. This makes them ideal for the spaces we live and work in. With endless customizations and beauty that will last forever, these countertops are your chance at adding a unique, yet natural touch to your space. Eco-friendly in nature, meeting the chemical emission limits, these are your worry-free, decorative countertop must-have.
Wilsonart® Quartz Countertops: The Popular, Down-to-Earth Surface
Stylish, sleek, and strong, the Wilsonart® Quartz Countertops are easily one of the most popular surfaces on the market. These tops have your personality in mind as they give you a thoughtful framework to start with, where you can then develop and expand your taste. Having a connection to nature and wellness in your everyday spaces makes them more relaxing and enjoyable which is why these performance countertops nurture that down-to-earth vibe. The marble can resemble a variety of styles ranging from contemporary and modern to old-world opulence, all guaranteed to exude fashion and function.
Wilsonart® Thinscape® Performance Tops: Your Modern Counter Reimagined
Built to complement the more modern, thinner cabinet and counter profiles, the Wilsonart® Thinscape® Performance Tops are trending in kitchens everywhere. Unquestionably timeless and exclusively modern, these countertops are sleek and room-defining. Their thin, simple appearance naturally declutters any space. Although thin, they are dense, but not bulky and are inherently resistant to impact.
Here at Richmond Decorating, we offer the highest quality service to match our top-notch products. From the moment you contact us, we will show you exactly why Richmond Decorating is your one-stop-shop for all things interior. We are dedicated to giving you and your home extra special personal attention, making everything conveniently based on you and your schedule. Our business has 42+ years of experience and even an appearance on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover so we are confident we will give our clients the absolute best. As a locally, family-run company, we will make sure you’re a part of the family. Because we are a local business, we spend locally to build a stronger local economy. We have locations in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia but also serve Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA. To schedule a consultation with is fill out our easy online form here!
We understand that cabinets can make or break the entire aesthetic of your home. Because there is an array of cabinetry on the market, choosing the right fit for your home can be overwhelming. We aim to educate you on all the unique styles and finishes of Kraftmaid Wood Cabinets, so you feel confident in your design choices.
Step 1: Room Selection
Kraftmaid Wood Cabinets are primarily used in kitchens or bathrooms where they double as storage areas and decorative pieces caressed with intentional detail. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to these typical areas. These cabinets are universal, suitable for any room in your home.
Step 2: The Woods
Just like any other aspect of interior design, there are several customizable choices. For cabinets, you must start but selecting the wood to use for your Kraftmaid Wood Cabinets, keeping in mind that each adds its inherent personality. Our artisanal professionals work with you to make sure these cabinets mesh seamlessly with the design you have in mind.
Alder: The Industrial Medium
Have a home with a more rustic, industrial soul? The Alder wood option features robustness ranging from pale pink to deep brown, detailed with knotholes, burls, and mineral streaks for the look of intentional craftiness.
Cherry: The Deep Reddish
Mirroring the likeness of a cherry, the Cherry woods’ reddish-brown color is married with a smooth, straight grain, adding depth to any room.
Maple: The Sweet & Creamy
The Maple wood is defined by its off-white color swirled with golden tones. Sweet like maple syrup, this wood offers a consistent, fine grain for smoothness and uniformity.
Hickory: The Dramatic
Just like the bold taste of hickory, the Hickory wood candidate compliments any room with pronounced random grain patterns, burls, and knots.
Oak: The Traditionalist
Akin to the classic Oaktree, the Oakwood cabinet selection infuses a wavy-grained rich range of browns popular in traditional styles.
As always, when working with natural materials, it is important to remember that the wood you choose is ever-changing. For most, this aged wood result is coveted.
Step 3: Finish off Nicely
The finishes to your Kraftmaid Wood Cabinets are the biggest influence on their overall look. Each product is finished using Durakraft™ Plus Finishing System, a 14-step layering process ideal for durability.
Finishing your cabinets with paint is a great way to cover the natural grain wood and add uniformity to your home. Layered with three coats of hand-applied, catalyzed enamel paint, your cabinets’ look will be long-lasting. Want a color we don’t have? We offer you the ability to select any paint on the market with our ColorMatch™ system and to customize any color by adding hand-painted highlights for your charm.
Get the pop of paint coloring while retaining the beauty of the natural wood textures. The translucent finish offers your room subtle sleekness and texture. It is one of our many finishes that utilizes the Suede DuraKraft™ top coat for a matte finish.
The only kind of stains you want on your cabinets! The stain finishes we offer are one of the most popular, as we hand rub each door, a feature that is uniquely us. The stains range from subtle to dramatically brushed, then flooded with glaze, and hand-highlighted, making no two doors the same.
Get a timeless distressed feel without the stress! Distress finishes mimic coveted dents, dings, and imperfections of reclaimed wood. The look of these features is further dramatized by a darkening stain and softer, matte topcoat.
Charm any home with the look of a well-loved cabinet. We over-sand, exposing the natural wood underneath, creating a vibrant heirloom effect.
Get the wear and tear vibe without the actual damage. Your cabinets will look like they’ve been exposed to the elements by using a dry brush technique. The soft, matte finish enhances the linear accents for a timeworn appearance.
Aging your new cabinets by distressing and over-sanding the wood, opens up their antique character. A glaze is then poured over for a crisp, clean finish evoking a rustic personality.
For more information on all of our products and services, please visit us at Richmond Decorating. We offer you endless information about how to make your home perfect. We have locations in both Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia but proudly serve Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield.
During the upcoming summer, or even just on sunny days, you might find yourself spending most of your time in your sunroom or patio. The more time you spend in these spaces, the more you are aware of the improvements you could make to upgrade the design. When you’re revamping your sunroom or patio, you should start with the foundation of the room: the flooring. The flooring you choose for a sunroom or covered patio can set the stage for whichever vibe you want to create. With tile, stone, and hardwood flooring from Richmond Decorating, you can create a natural feel with durable options.
As a sort of gateway connecting the inside of your home with the outdoors, the interior design concept for your sunroom will most likely include natural materials and finishes. You can build the foundation for this concept easily with natural hardwood or stone flooring. From there, you can customize and choose your favorite type to make the space your own.
There are two main types of hardwood flooring. The first is one hundred percent solid wood, often called solid hardwood. This natural material needs to be attached to a subfloor, and it is very sensitive to temperature changes and moisture. This means if you want a natural wood look in your sunroom, you might want to avoid solid hardwood. On the other engineered hardwood consists of multiple layers of solid wood put together in a cross-ply construction. This makes the material more resistant to varying conditions and can be more easily installed in a variety of spaces since it can be stapled, glued or just floated.
Of course, not all natural woods are the same. Some are soft and supple, while others are stiff and firm. When it comes to choosing a natural hardwood for your flooring, you need to consider the traffic and environment of the room. Since your sunroom is often exposed to different temperatures, you should consider a harder wood. Oak, ash, and maple are popular choices that look great while offering extra durability.
While hardwood flooring can last in a busy space, tile and stone options often offer a little more peace of mind when it comes to durability. With a variety of types, you can choose a natural sunroom vibe or an elegant, upscale space. Porcelain and granite flooring are excellent options for a busy space such as a sunroom. Both styles are durable, and porcelain’s density makes it a great option that can withstand a lot of moisture. For an upscale, high-class design, you can opt for marble flooring which is known for its durability and strength. Both granite and marble offer the added benefit of natural colors that can fit an assortment of designs.
As you spend more time in your sunroom taking advantage of the warmth and brightness of summer, you want to feel comfortable and happy with your space. By upgrading your sunroom or patio with flooring from Richmond Decorating, you can build a foundation for a natural vibe. Located in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia, we serve the surrounding area including The Fan, The West End, and the southside of Richmond. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
There is nothing like new carpet! The smell, the feel, and the comfort of new carpet just feels luxurious, doesn’t it? New carpet can make a room feel warm and inviting, calm and relaxed. We at Richmond Decorating know that you’ve got a lot on your plate right now with your living room doubling as a school and boardroom or your bedroom doubling as an office. You’ve got a lot going on and probably a few worries on your plate. Outdated carpet shouldn’t be one of them. No matter how big the space or how odd the angles of your room, we can help you feel right at home with custom carpet for every space in your home.
When you step into our showroom at either our Richmond or Glen Allen location, we will help you find the right carpet. So that we can find the best carpet for your home, we’ll start off by asking a few questions about your personal style, how each room is used, the amount of foot traffic, and the kind of mood you are trying to set for your home. Then, we will help you figure out what kind of texture and construction would be best for your needs. Next, we will talk you through some padding options. We’ll always recommend our thickest padding for your home for a few simple reasons: padding provides the best comfort and support for tired feet, padding protects your carpet, and, ultimately, padding supports the longevity of your carpet. To help you find the best custom carpet for your home, we at Richmond Decorating offer incredible options from top shelf sources including Shaw Floors, Mohawk Floors, Beaulieu, Smartstrand, and Wear-Dated.
Have you already found the perfect flooring for your home? Or, would you rather not go through the hassle of replacing all the floors in your home? We can help you complete the look of every room in your home while also saving you a little money with our custom area rugs. Just like new carpet, an area rug can simply add warmth, light, style, personality, and comfort. Rugs can inspire you, accent all your great decor choices, and just make you feel good. We can help you do all that and more! No matter your style or the size and shape of your space, we will make everything custom just for you.
With all that you’ve got going on in your busy everyday life, you shouldn’t have to worry about outdated carpets and rugs. We at Richmond Decorating can help you update your home with our great staff, excellent products, and easy process. Let us know how we can help you update your home with custom carpet and area rugs by calling us today. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We serve the greater Richmond, Virginia area including Glen Allen, The West End, The South side, and The Fan. You can visit us at our convenient Richmond or Glen Allen locations or visit our website to learn how we can transform your home with custom carpets and area rugs.
If you find yourself drawn to carpeting when shopping for flooring options, you may feel like you are alone in that preference. Hardwood flooring seems to be the trend in home design lately with features on home improvement shows and discussions on social media. However, there are many reasons why carpet is a fantastic option for your home.
First, depending on the size of your household and the life stage you are in, carpet might be the perfect option for you. The most highly touted benefit of hardwood, linoleum, or other smooth surface flooring is the ease of cleaning up messes. Often shown with a household of children or pets prone to spills, this type of flooring won’t stain. But if you do not have messy pets or children, then carpet is a solid option.
If you are at a stage where stains are a concern for you but you like carpet, you can use carpeting in areas of your home that are restricted to children or pets. The wide variety of style can allow you to mix and match throughout your home with different throw rugs. If you want to install carpet in a room where children may play, you could choose to cover it with children’s play area mats to protect it.
If you don’t have major messes and high traffic to worry about, maintaining your carpet is rather simple. With smooth flooring, you often have to sweep and mop. With carpeting, you will usually just vacuum. As desired, you can then have your carpets cleaned on a regular basis to maintain a bright, new appearance.
Carpeting provides a warmth that cannot be replicated with other types of flooring. While all flooring types can be visually appealing depending on your tastes and style, stepping onto a cushioning, well-padded carpet is a relaxing feeling that is hard to match. Plus, that luxurious feeling is strikingly affordable.
When selecting carpeting for your home, you have to consider a few different factors including the purpose of the room, the desired mood you want to create, the type of style and the volume of traffic through the room. These criteria can help you determine the construction and texture you require for your carpet. You may have an idea of the material and fibers you prefer in a carpet, but you also have to consider how those fibers are connected to construct the carpet. This construction is what determines the surface texture.
If you are considering carpeting the floors of your home, stop by one of Richmond Decorating’s showrooms in Richmond or Glen Allen, VA. Not only do we have Richmond’s best selection of high quality carpet, but we have expert staff with the knowledge needed to answer all of your questions and walk you through the thousands of carpet selections. With our assistance, we can find you the right subtle, neutral carpet to match your interior design, or we can match you with the picture-perfect statement flooring you are seeking. Visit us today to find your perfect fit!
Hardwood flooring comes with numerous benefits, but the number one reason why people often prefer hardwood floors is their attractive appearance. Hardwood floors are available in numerous options, including varying colors, consistencies, designs, and grain patterns. With so many types of trees and woods, there are so many options to provide you with the exact look you want. Not only do hardwood floors add additional beauty to your home, they also increase the value.
One of the major benefits of hardwood flooring is how durable it is. While it can get scratched and scuffed, it is easy to simply resand and refinish it every so often. Assuming it doesn’t become damaged due to moisture, hardwood will last the lifetime of the home with proper maintenance. Additionally, opposed to many other types of flooring, hardwood floors are much more stain resistant due to the protective layer of finish. This ensures that your home continues to look beautiful.
Hardwood floors are also much better than, say, carpeting because they stay much cleaner and safer. Dust, germs, and other debris can, easily, get into the fibers of carpeting to hide. With hardwood floors, there is nowhere for it all to hide. This makes your flooring much safer for everyone in your home, especially children.
Hardwood flooring is also a much more sustainable option. Unlike carpeting or tile flooring, hardwood is renewable. Production of the materials is also much greener in that the production process requires much less water and energy. If you, one day, decide to replace your hardwood, the materials can even be recycled.
While they tend to be a bit more expensive up front, we believe you will be thrilled with your investment in hardwood floors. Their benefits truly outweigh the up-front cost and we are confident you will love them.
Richmond Decorating is here to help you with everything design related from flooring to cabinetry to carpeting to window treatments and more. We are proud to provide the best selection of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and window treatments in the Richmond area. Visit one of our showrooms, located in Richmond and Newport News, Virginia, and see what we are talking about. One of our incredible designers will be happy to meet with you and discuss what you are looking for in your home whether you are doing a full design remodel or are just looking to update a few little things. We are proud to serve all of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, Virginia, so if you find yourself looking for decorating help, give us a call today or stop by and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you create your dream home.
One great way to transform a space and give it a look it has never had before is to add carpeting. We, here at Richmond Decorating, are known for our high-quality carpet selection. You really won’t find a better place to purchase new carpet in Richmond, Virginia. However, when purchasing carpet, sometimes it can be hard to decide which rooms it is appropriate in. We are here to help you by providing a guide of which home rooms need wall to wall carpet and which don’t.
First off, are you looking to just update your space or are you covering something up? This is something to ask before deciding what to do. A lot of people choose to use wall-to-wall carpeting in rooms with a concrete floor to increase the insulation of the space. It is also used in rooms where there is a wrecked wood floor that you don’t want to replace.
It is important to think about what rooms should never have wall to wall carpeting. While a small rug may be appropriate, wall to wall carpeting should never be installed in any room that can or is likely to encounter any sort of moisture. This would include bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, utility rooms, entryways, and basements. If carpeting of this variety is exposed to moisture, it is likely you will have to rip it all up and replace it often. No one wants to deal with that.
Rooms that are great for carpet though, include bedrooms, living rooms, dens, and other living spaces. Of course, it is important to consider how dirty the space gets. If you have children, you may want to avoid full carpeting in spaces where they tend to spend lots of time. We all know how messy kids can be. However, if you do still want carpeting, since it can be helpful in preventing bumps and bruises when your kids are running around being kids, there are lots of options that don’t show dirt as easily or that are much easier to clean in general that would be great for nurseries or kids’ rooms.
If you still aren’t sure where wall to wall carpeting is appropriate, give us a call and we would be glad to offer our advice.
Richmond Decorating is here to help you with everything design related from flooring to cabinetry to window treatments and more. We are proud to provide the best selection of cabinets, countertops, flooring, and window treatments in the Richmond area. Visit one of our showrooms, located in Richmond and Glen Allen, Virginia, and see what we are talking about. One of our incredible designers will be happy to meet with you and discuss what you need for your home whether you are doing a full design remodel or are just looking to update a few little things. We are proud to serve all of The West End, South side of Richmond, and The Fan, so if you find yourself looking for decorating help, give us a call today or stop by and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you create your dream home.
Are you tired of having to be careful around your carpets? Do you get nervous every time one of your children run around the house? Do you fear the damage that one small spill could cause on your flooring? If you are looking for a stress-free flooring situation, then hardwood may be the best option for you. More and more families are turning to hardwood floors for their durability, clean-up, and classic appearance. Even if you are concerned about the price, you may be surprised at how investing in hardwood floors could save you money in the long-term. Keep on reading to learn more about why hardwood floors are great for family homes.
Although hardwood floors have always been a popular option for flooring, that popularity is only increasing as more people realize the benefits that come with this unique material. Hardwood floors are renowned for their beauty and versatility, meaning that they can blend with classic decor or complement a more modern aesthetic.
However, their functionality doesn’t end with their appearance. Hardwood floors can actually handle more wear and tear than other similar flooring products, making it ideal for families. You don’t have to sacrifice the decorative elements of your home for fear of damage with hardwood floors. Similarly, they are easy to clean and maintain. With children, there are times when it feels like you are constantly having to clean and pick up after their messes, so why should your flooring be one more thing that you have to add to that list? It is a very sanitary option because it does not absorb as much dust and germs as carpet or other similar products.
You no longer have to be fearful of stains. A majority of hardwood floors are actually sealed with a protective coating, preventing any spill from causing too much damage. They are incredibly low maintenance and really only require a simple regular cleaning. To keep hardwood floors looking their best, you just need to sweep and mop the surface regularly to keep it sanitary and shining.
However, if you do get a scratch or some sort of damage on your hardwood floors, they can always be refinished. You do not immediately need to go and replace your flooring if there is a dent or crack, for a lot of hardwood floors can be refinished a handful of times before needing to be replaced. Given that hardwood floors are versatile in their appearance and can be placed anywhere in your home, it is possible that areas that receive more foot traffic may be susceptible to scratching.
The sustainability component of hardwood flooring is another draw to this material. Given that they don’t need to be replaced as often and that wood is an abundant material, you are making a conscious environmental decision when purchasing this product.
Don’t let your flooring be another hassle that you have to deal with on top of other family obligations. Hardwood floors are easy to clean, maintain, are more sanitary, and will fit beautifully within your home. For more information about how hardwood floors would work in your family home, come see us at Richmond Decorating. We have locations in Richmond, Glen Allen, and Newport News, Virginia and proudly serve the areas of Henrico, Manakin-Sabot, Midlothian, Mosley, and Chesterfield, VA.