Will Replacing Carpet with Wood Floors Add Value to Your Home?

Will Replacing Carpet with Wood Floors Add Value to Your Home?

Will Replacing Carpet with Wood Floors Add Value to Your Home? It’s not so much a question of if replacing the carpet in your home will add value, it’s more of a question of it’s a better fit for your lifestyle. Ask any real-estate agent if you should switch out old carpet for new wood, laminate, engineered, or bamboo floors, and you will always receive a resounding “yes”, especially if they have any idea of what they are talking about, and hopefully your agent knows what they are talking about. Most new homeowners or those renting will always pay more money for a space with wood flooring; it’s modern, hip, sexy, and is much more durable compared to carpet, which if it gets stained, torn, soiled, or water logged, it will need to be replaced. This can happen frequently. Another issue with carpet is that a lot of people have allergies and carpet is dust heaven. Not only that but carpet is hard to clean, I mean really clean. Everyone has their own opinions though, some people want the feel of soft luxury underneath, this is when a nice carpet comes into play, while others prefer the look and feel of hardwoods. Not only is it personal, but it can also be financial, as it can be a lot cheaper to install carpet over new hardwoods. Today, however, the homeowner has choices, as laminate and vinyl have pushed the boundaries of design and usability and can be as affordable as laying down new carpet. So, our answer is Yes, wood floors will add value to your home in most...
Salt Lake City’s Best Online Building Development Resources

Salt Lake City’s Best Online Building Development Resources

Salt Lake City’s Best Online Building Development Resources All of you Salt Lake City, and Utah, building and development nerds, need to know where to go for to get the best, most fun, and up-to-date building and development online resources on our fair capital city. In this article we give you the resources to find out what’s happening, development wise, in SLC’s neighborhoods, public transport systems, and the surrounding cities. Because it’s all connected. If more people knew, talked about, and cared, about what was going on in Salt Lake then we would have a stronger voice in getting higher quality developments, with proper materials being used, i.e. bricks instead of beige stucco. Bleh. Knowing what’s going on allows us to attend development meetings, workshops, neighborhood development, and we won’t be ignorant to what our city needs to grow as a cohesive unit. Right now, Salt Lake City and it’s development seems pretty higaldy pigaldy, meaning it’s a near free for all for developers to snatch up parcels, sometimes tear down old historic buildings, and put up something up  with total disregard for the neighborhood, vitality, walkability, and beauty. SLC, also needs a design review board, that would bring a cohesiveness to designs. Most real cities have them and benefit greatly by having them. The question is, is SLC a real city? Knowing what’s happening in SLC and it’s neighborhoods is great for developers to know what parcels are open, learn about development restrictions, hot neighborhoods, and for wanna be homeowners the best places to purchase a home, or even rent prices. Revolutionary Floors picks for ‘Salt Lake City’s Best...
5 Best Utah Commercial Architect Firms

5 Best Utah Commercial Architect Firms

Salt Lake City, Utah. Here are our pick for the ‘5 Best Utah Commercial Architect Firms’. that have been rocking our world, with great architectural designs around our beautifully valleys. These design guru’s know how to get a job done with beauty, style, and our earth in mind. Let us know what you think of our list, and if we missed one of your favorite commercial architecture firms, please do let us know.   SPARANO + MOONEY ARCHITECTURE Sparano + Mooney Architecture create masterpieces of modern commercial design, hellbent on delivering sustainable architecture that works seamlessly within it’s neighborhood. Focusing on the clients needs with a four step process that allows them to imagine and create the perfect design for their clients. Use of the highest grade materials, that are also green friendly takes highest priority, it’s not just stucco here, nope, it’s more like design at the highest level. You can find Sparano + Mooney Architecture in the good ol’ Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California. Sparano + Mooney Architecture awards: Utah Arts Council, Design Arts 15, glashausen / 2015 Elected to the AIA College of Fellows (John) / 2015 AIA Western Region Young Architect of the Year (Anne) / 2014 Bronze Medal Award, AIA Utah (John) / 2013 Utah Arts Council, Design Arts 13, St. Joseph the Worker Church / 2013 Architectural Firm of the Year Award, AIA Utah / 2012 American Concrete Institute Excellence in Concrete Award / 2012 Engineering News Record’s Best Project / 2011 American Institute of Architects Western Region Design Award / 2010   VCBO For over 40 years, VCBO Architecture has delivered...
Floor Installation Photos featuring ‘Luxor Walnut’ Laminate

Floor Installation Photos featuring ‘Luxor Walnut’ Laminate

Hey there again flooring fans, we just wrapped up a new laminate project for a Salt Lake City homeowner featuring our ‘Luxor Walnut’ Tap&Go material. It was a basement project, which our 4th generation laminate’s can handle like a champ. As you can see by the flooring photos, the project ended up top notch. Our client couldn’t have been happier and neither could we. Our Tap&Go laminates provide a host of technologically advanced and family friends features, including; water resistant, scratch resistant, dent proof, warp resistant, easy to install. Check out our laminate...
Are Vinyl ‘LVT’ Floors Waterproof?

Are Vinyl ‘LVT’ Floors Waterproof?

Are LVT Floors Waterproof? LVT flooring is waterproof, in fact, this was the primary reason it was created; a super tough, resilient, waterproof flooring material that was perfect for restaurants, businesses, basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and even outdoor flooring usage. But is it right for your next project? LVT really is the only wood-like flooring that you can count on to be waterproof, not engineered, laminate, hardwood, or bamboo. Of course you could go with a nice ceramic wood imitation tile, but then added costs like grout come in to play. Unlike tile or wood flooring that is much more permanent and hard to switch out, LVT is quickly becoming the go to flooring product to quickly change the look and feel of a space.  LVT comes any feel and design you can think of because of 3D printing technology, this gives depth and realism to the flooring. Some questions you may want to consider; where will you be putting the flooring? How much foot traffic will it receive? How long do you want it to last? Does it absolutely need to be waterproof? What price point can you afford? Now, more than ever, LVT looks like real wood flooring, of course it can’t replace a real hardwood floor, or the feel of one. But when it comes to adding flooring that is super durable, long lasting, waterproof, LVT is the way to go. Take a look at our full line of LVT products by clicking here. Please contact us with any questions: 801-906-8058...
Utah Interior Design Spotlight with Avatar Design Group

Utah Interior Design Spotlight with Avatar Design Group

Avatar Design Group first caught our eye with their elegantly executed Caffe Niche remodel. Pulling off a coffee shop transformation into a dinner destination is no mean feat, and was envisioned with the keen eye of Chef Ethan Lappe, whose local approach to food and menu is appetizing to our senses. As for the gorgeous interior, refined surfaces polished to gleaming hint at upscale, while organic materials, so popular in today’s hip Salt Lake City restaurant scene, are expertly placed, lending a European “je ne sais quoi” feeling and accomplishing one of Salt Lake’s most beloved interiors. As for other Avatar Designs, well, they’ve worked with Healing Homes and Intermountain HealthCare, Alta Lodge, and the University of Utah’s James L. Sorensen room. Their designs don’t stop at commercial, in fact, most of their work includes gorgeously executed residential homes and condos. Living along the Wasatch Front, residents have many choices for interior designers and firms to work with, not many of which are worth your attention. We highly recommend Avatar’s design team as their skills will far exceed your expectations....