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Installing New Floors? Here’s What NOT To Do!

If you want to improve the look and feel of your home, consider having a new floor installed. A new floor can make your home feel warmer and more welcoming, increasing its aesthetic appeal and home value. If you plan to do the installation yourself, you need to be very careful when installing a floor....
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What Options Are Available for Installing Hardwood Floors?

Famed for its timeless elegance and superior durability, hardwood is one of the most popular flooring options. It is easy to clean, goes with almost all decor themes, and is resistant to everyday wear and tear. If you want to install a hardwood floor, you have a wide selection of colors and styles to choose...
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How Long Can I Expect My Laminate Floor to Last?

Laminate flooring looks and feels like a hardwood floor.  However, it is a picture of hardwood printed on a durable plastic film and covered with a clear melamine laminate layer that is infused with aluminum oxide, the second hardness substance behind diamonds. It is more durable, less expensive, and easier to install than Hardwood flooring,...
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3 Reasons To Install Home Carpet

Do you want to make your house aesthetically beautiful without investing a massive amount of money? Carpet installation is the easiest way to make your home comfortable, beautiful, and aesthetically pleasing. Having high-quality carpet in your home can not only improve the value of your home, but it also feels great! Read on to learn...
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What’s the Best Flooring for High-traffic Areas?

High-traffic areas such as the kitchen and entryway need high quality flooring that won’t scratch or wear with regular use. Thankfully, there are multiple options to choose from when it comes to choosing the right flooring for high-traffic areas. These versatile flooring options combine the best of both worlds – durability and aesthetic appeal. Let’s...
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Tips for Your Next Flooring Installation

Flooring installation is one of the most popular home improvement projects. A new floor will breathe new life into your space and increase the value of your home.  Installing a floor can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Many homeowners get intimidated by the prospect of planning every detail. Your flooring installation project does not...
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5 Ways To Protect Hardwood Flooring

The timeless elegance of hardwood, its durability, and superior resistance are several of the reasons why millions of homeowners around the world choose hardwood flooring for their homes. Similar to every other flooring option, hardwood floors need regular care and maintenance. Regular maintenance will prevent flooring-related problems, maintain the natural sheen of your hardwood floor,...
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What Is the Best Carpet for A Bedroom?

Are you looking for a bedroom carpet but don’t know where to begin? You’re not alone as this is a frequent question that many homeowners ask us. Since carpet is softer than other forms of flooring, it is a common choice for bedrooms. Carpet is more comfortable to step on than other flooring styles and...
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Expert Advice On Hardwood Floors For Homeowners

Have you recently had hardwood floors installed and are unsure how to maintain them? Perhaps you just moved into a new home in the Sonoma Valley with hardwood flooring and want to keep their appearance fresh for years to come. Our team at Rugworks knows quite a few things when it comes to maintaining hardwood...
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Can You Waterproof Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring, in an attempt to gain back market share from the upstart waterproof vinyl category, has changed their marketing from water resistant to waterproof.  People are always asking if they can do anything to their old laminate floor to make it more waterproof. The short answer is no. You can help make it less...
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5 Factors to Consider When Buying Hardwood Floor

Hardwood has long been the preferred go-to material for homeowners around the world. Whether you own a 19th-century Victorian house, mid-century modern or live in a smart home equipped with futuristic technology, hardwood floors enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. The benefits of hardwood go beyond simply aesthetics. However, all hardwood floors are not created...
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Why Choose Laminate Flooring for Your Home?

Laminate wood floors are gaining popularity with each passing year. Whether you are building a new home or are planning to remodel an existing one, it makes sense to opt for laminate flooring. If you visited a flooring store in Santa Rosa, you’d notice that laminate floors look and feel like real wood. Here are...
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Engineered Wood and Laminate Flooring – What Is Right for You?

Laminate flooring and engineered wood are some of today’s most popular flooring options. Both laminate and engineered wood provide a wide range of benefits, some of which are shared and some that are unique. Both engineered wood and laminate mimic natural wood patterns. Engineered wood can be refinished and sanded. They come in a whole...
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Different Types of Carpets Used in Homes and Offices

Installing a carpet is a great way to improve the aesthetic appeal of a room. However, the benefits of carpets go beyond aesthetics. A carpet provides a comfortable place to sit, play or work and can help reduce noise by up to 70%. Carpets are available in a range of colors and styles. Are you...
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What are the Best Floors in My Bathroom?

Todays bathrooms have become a haven where we tend to spend a fair amount of time taking care of our hygiene needs.  Over the years Ceramic tile or a sheet vinyl product have been the go-to product for flooring in these areas. They are still a good option since they handle the moisture issues a...
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How to Choose Between Light and Dark Hardwood Floors?

From superior durability to high fire resistance, there are many benefits of hardwood. No wonder it is one of the most popular types of flooring. Hardwood flooring is available in both light and dark shades. Light or dark hardwood, which is better for my home? This is one of the first questions that comes to...
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Choosing the Right Underlayment for Your Laminate Floor

Laminate flooring underlayment (or underlay) is a thin sheet of material installed on top of the subfloor to act as a durable base for the top layer. There are various benefits of laminate flooring underlayment as a properly selected underlayment provides support to the flooring. The cushioning provided by your floor’s underlayment can help even it...
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What Can Damage Hardwood Floors and How to Protect Them?

Harwood is one of the most popular flooring types in the U.S. and can increase home value by 3-5 percent. Hardwood flooring is low maintenance, easy to clean, cost-effective, long-lasting, and durable when installed by professional installers in Santa Rosa. Despite their durability, hardwood floors can get damaged. Not all scratches and unsightly marks can...
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Can I Use Laminate Flooring Under Cabinets?

Laminate flooring is known for its extraordinary durability. It is easy to install, comes in a wide variety of finishes, and is less expensive than traditional hardwood. No wonder it is one of the most popular flooring types. Can I install laminate flooring under cabinets? – This is one of the most common questions we...
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Things To Do Before Installing A Hardwood Floor

Installing a hardwood floor is one of the most effective ways to enhance the aesthetics of and add value to your home. There are several benefits of hardwood flooring. It is strong and durable, low maintenance, and cost-effective. No wonder it is one of the most popular types of flooring. They say good preparation is...
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Making the Most of Your Flooring Installation

Your flooring has a significant impact on the aesthetics of your home. One of the major things that impact the service life of a floor is how it is installed. Your home needs to be adequately prepared for a flooring installation. There are a number of things you can do to help prevent confusion. Clearly...
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Three Ways The Right Flooring Can Improve Your Life

One of the things that make a house a home is its flooring. The importance of the right flooring cannot be emphasized enough. Your flooring affects your home value. Since the floor takes up so much real estate, it significantly impacts the aesthetics of your home. The right flooring can make an area look more...
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How Much Does Hardwood Flooring Cost?

Many flooring options have come and gone, but hardwood has stood the test of time and remains an all-time favorite. From superior durability to ease of maintenance, there are various benefits of hardwood. With proper care and maintenance, a hardwood floor can last a lifetime. How much does hardwood flooring cost? This is one of...
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Carpet Care Tips: Keep Your Carpet Looking New

Carpets are more than just decorative pieces. An unclean carpet can not only become an eyesore, but can also have an adverse effect on your home. An unclean carpet serves as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, viruses, dust mites, and molds that can trigger allergies. A well-maintained carpet looks better and lasts longer. Here...
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Can I Install Laminate Flooring On Stairs?

There are many benefits of laminate flooring. Laminate is extremely durable, thanks to a heavy-duty external layer and resin coating. Laminate flooring is much stronger and more scratch & impact resistant than hardwood, vinyl, and carpet. Available in a variety of styles, laminate flooring is easy to install and more affordable than traditional hardwood. Many...
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Can I Install Laminate Flooring On Stairs?

There are many benefits of laminate flooring. Laminate is extremely durable, thanks to a heavy-duty external layer and resin coating. Laminate flooring is much stronger and more scratch & impact resistant than hardwood, vinyl, and carpet. Available in a variety of styles, laminate flooring is easy to install and more affordable than traditional hardwood. Many...
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Top 5 Hardwood Flooring Trends for Your Next Renovation

The importance of good flooring cannot be emphasized enough. Interesting and impressive flooring adds to the personality of the space. The ideal flooring option combines aesthetics with practicality and durability. If you are planning a renovation project, remember to show your hardwood floors some love. To help you make your home more stylish, we have...
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How to Choose Flooring for Your Home

One of the first things guests notice about your house is the flooring. Your flooring has a significant impact on the aesthetics of your home. Different types of flooring, such as hardwood and vinyl planks, boost home value. The right flooring can make your space look more welcoming, larger, and warmer. With so many options...
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Wood Floors in a Kitchen

Wood floors can pull together your kitchen remodel perfectly giving the area a warm, homey feel compared to tile or vinyl. Here are the pros and cons of wood flooring for kitchens. Pros of Wood floors in Kitchens: There are numerous species and many style options available in wood flooring, and they are all naturally...
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Is Wool Carpet Right for You?

Wool carpets are some of the softest most elegant carpets available for your home. Though most people think they are too expensive for their budget, some wool carpets are comparable in price to a good nylon carpet. But is wool carpet right for you?  Here are some of the characteristics that you must consider when...
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Dos and Don’ts of Laminate Flooring

We all know that the flooring of an area plays a great role in deciding the appearance of the place. This is applicable for residential as well as commercial spaces. Among the different kinds of flooring materials that are popular with people, laminate flooring needs special mention. The most significant advantage of laminate floors is...
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How to Remove Persistent Water Stains from Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood floors are probably the classiest flooring styles that can be seen. Such floors impart elegance as well as sophistication to the residence or commercial area. But there is a problem with these floors, about which you have to be careful. And the problem is that of staining. You might not know that water stains...
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5 Top Hardwood Flooring Trends For 2020

From superior aesthetic appeal to unparalleled durability, there are several benefits of hardwood. No wonder it is one of the most popular flooring options. If you are planning to renovate your flooring, take note of these hardwood trends to create an elegant and timeless look that enhances the value of your home. Wide Planks Are...
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How to Choose the Best Carpet & Flooring Store For Your Project!

Your carpet and flooring have a significant impact on the aesthetic appeal of your home. Thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of designer carpets and visually-stunning flooring patterns, several carpet and flooring stores have come up in different parts of the country. Not every store, however, deserves your trust. Some stores stock sub-standard products and even...
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How to Maintain Your Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood is famed for its exquisite look. From superior durability to cost-effectiveness, there are several benefits of hardwood flooring. No wonder it is one of the most popular flooring choices. Different seasons can impact your hardwood flooring differently. External and other factors can result in stress to the flooring. Additionally, regular wear and tear and...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Q: How is Engineered Hardwood Flooring Made?  A: Engineered hardwood flooring is made of multiple plies of wood. A top layer of hardwood veneer is glued on the top surface and finished to match various styles and decors. A few engineered hardwood floors utilize core boards made from HDF. Although engineered hardwood can cost less...
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5 Pro Tips to Keep Your Laminate Floors Looking Beautiful For 10 Years

Laminate flooring is the new rage in town. Laminate floor is made of several materials bonded together under extremely high pressure. A typical laminate flooring consists of a moisture-resistant layer carefully placed under an HDF layer with a high-resolution photographic image of natural wood flooring sitting over it. The finish used on laminate floorings is...
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6 Reasons to Choose Carpet for Your Next Remodel

Homes, like any other asset, depreciate every year and can develop structural and other problems with time. If you have an old home, consider remodeling it. Studies show that remodeling can significantly boost the ROI of a house. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to improve the aesthetic appeal of the areas in...
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What is the Difference Between Resilient and Non-Resilient Floors?

Your flooring is an integral part of your home. Given the important role that your floor plays in your home, you should be very careful when choosing which one will be installed in your home. There are a vast assortment of flooring options available which can make the decision even more difficult. When it comes...
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A List of Hardwood Flooring Manufacturers in USA

Your floors have a major impact on the character of your home. A beautiful floor draws the eye and can be used as a focal point of the space. One of the most popular flooring options that has stood the test of time is hardwood flooring. Many people come to Rugworks, a hardwood flooring company...
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What Type of Underlayment Should You Use for Floating Floors?

When installing a floating flooring, whether it is vinyl, laminate, or hardwood, one important decision to make is choosing an underlayment. Simply put, an underlayment is a thin layer of cushioning between the flooring and the subfloor underneath. An underlayment is added for support during the installation by providing slight compression movement as the joints...
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5 Simple Ways to Keep Floors Clean This Winter

Maintaining floors during winter can be a challenge. Whether you have carpet, vinyl, laminate, or hardwood flooring, slush, rain, and mud during winter can get dragged into the house. To ensure things do not get out of hand, here are some tips that you can follow to keep your flooring in prime condition this winter. Use Floor...
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What Types of Hardwood Floors Are Best for Kids?

Selecting the right hardwood flooring becomes a crucial task when you have kids at home. Though we love them, we cannot deny the damage they can cause to our flooring. Water spills, food spills, scratches, coloring, crafts, you name it, they will end up on the floors. You need a hardwood floor option that can...
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Which Types of Hardwood Flooring Are Best for Your Home?

Hardwood is one of the most popular, elegant, and attractive flooring options for homes. Hardwood flooring species have a huge range as do the tree species in nature and each one provides a distinctive set of characteristics making it unique. If you are having difficulties picking the right hardwood flooring option, you can talk with...
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Hardwood Flooring and Carpet For A Fire Rebuild Home

Hardwood is one of the best choices for your home and it was no exception for this home that was rebuilt after the Tubbs wildfire in 2017. In the wake of another devastating fire, we wanted to highlight a recent rebuild installation of ours and this particular home rose from the ashes in Fountaingrove and...
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Should You Put Carpet on Stairs?

Homeowners have to make a lot of decisions while building or remodeling their homes. Layout, paint color, materials, and décor are just a few of all things that you need to consider. A lot of homeowners face issues like what to do with the stairs. Is it right to put carpet on stairs? With the...
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How to Choose a Laminate Flooring Color for Your Home?

When you search for laminate flooring near me, you will see so many options that sometimes it can be overwhelming. Read on to get some direction in picking the right laminate color for your home. Laminate Flooring is a Durable Choice Before we discuss color, let’s talk about why choosing the laminate flooring in general...
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Flooring Companies: Your Guide for Flooring Needs

The top flooring companies in Rohnert Park are always ready to help their customers in selecting the right flooring material. We at Rugworks, are extremely dedicated to supporting our customers from start to finish. When you come to Rugworks you can expect us to help you every step of the way throughout the process. We will discuss here...
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