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Design tips, flooring industry news, info about the latest products, and updates from our three North Carolina showrooms.

Refresh Your Space Sale
With new flowers in bloom and sunny days upon us, that can only mean one thing: Spring is in full swing! As homeowners everywhere take a moment to deep clean rooms and take inventory of the state of the household, we think it’s also the perfect time for a hip…
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Fantastic Flooring Options for Your Basement
When it's time to upgrade the way you are using your basement, at some point in your project planning, you will ask the question: What’s the best flooring for the basement? Whether it's an additional living space, office, workout area, or the ultimate home theater room, Leicester Flooring can help…
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How to Clean Porcelain Tile
Classic, durable, and available in an extensive range of gorgeous shades, shapes, and sizes, Porcelain tile is also moisture-resistant and an exceptionally easy surface to care for. When it comes time to restore the pristine shine of your porcelain tile, you'll how quick and efficient the cleaning process is! Whether…
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Why Spring is the Best Time to Get New Flooring
With sunny days upon us and the chilly winter months behind us, many homeowners are taking a moment to spring clean and get the home in order. If you’ve been eying a design refresh or room remodel, now may also be the perfect season to complete your project since it’s…
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Using Flooring with Underfloor Heating
Is underfloor heating the hottest flooring trend? All puns aside, blending your heating system into your floor can be a very appealing way to warm up your living space during the colder months. If you are not familiar with this concept, underfloor heating literally makes your floor the heater. Imagine…
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Spring Sale-A-Bration
As the sun begins to shine more and the temperatures start to get warmer, that means the beauty of spring is just around the corner! To truly ring in this season of new life and vibrant color, here's a chance to complete a design refresh for those familiar spaces in…
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5 Kitchen Backsplashes for Retro Flair
When it comes to cooking up delicious family meals, it’s always appropriate to honor our favorite traditions and recipes in our inspired culinary spaces. These days nostalgia is at an all-time high, and our kitchens are the perfect room to capture some of that classic feel! If you have a…
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Trends in Hardwood Patterns
Our favorite gorgeous hardwood floors are classic, durable, and offer stunning natural beauty. When you use a chic patterned layout for the actual planks, you've got the recipe for a floor that will create an unforgettable room with high visual interest. So which layout patterns are on-trend right now, and…
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Home is Where the Heart is Sale
Whether it’s after a long day of work or time away traveling, there’s nothing like returning home to the people you love and your favorite relaxing rooms. We know how new flooring can transform a familiar space and we want to give you a whole new affection for the place…
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Designing the Perfect Sunroom
As we do our best to stay toasty and withstand the cold winter weather months, now is the perfect time to prepare for enjoying the warmer spring and summer months to the fullest. A sunroom is a perfect space in the home to relax, unwind, and find tranquility with a…
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Exploring the Whitewashed Look
If you are one of the many fans of 'farmhouse chic' or 'rustic vogue' design principles, then you have probably come across the eye-catching whitewashed look on Pinterest, interior design blogs, or home trend magazines. Mixing white paint and water, a thinner, semi-transparent paint is created and used on wood,…
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New Year New Floors Sale
Every year when the new calendar begins on January 1st, we take a moment to reflect on all of our goals for the upcoming year and use the excitement of the months ahead to fuel our progress towards achieving ambitious New Year’s resolutions. After an unforgettable year like 2020, we…
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How to Use Natural Stone in the Kitchen
For a luxurious connection to nature, a striking culinary space designed with natural stone tile will give your home an inspired, high-end feel with unforgettable impact. Of course, stone kitchen floors will dazzle your guests, whether you opt for slate, marble, travertine, sandstone, or granite. But have you thought about…
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Why Your Home Needs Entry Mats
More than just a stylish way to greet your visitors at the door, entry mats are the unsung protectors of your household! In addition to providing a thoughtful greeting or stylish visual, entry mats are an investment in your home’s defense against the outdoor elements trying to make their way…
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How to Make Any Space Cozy with an Area Rug
No matter what your favorite décor style is, stylish area rugs will add warmth, soft comfort, texture, and instant visual interest. In fact, these valuable additions also help protect your floors underneath and can be used in every room in the home! You can find the rugs you love at…
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Keep Your Rugs Protected Over the Holidays
The holidays are here, and the team at Leicester Flooring in Asheville, NC can’t wait to celebrate safely at home with our loved ones! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve should be full of moments to cherish without having to worry about our floors or our stylish area…
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Festive Seasonal Rugs You’ll Love
For many homeowners, this unpredictable year has seemed longer than usual but the holiday season is now upon us, bringing joy and comfort once again! With less travel during these Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays than in years past, the team at Leicester Flooring in Asheville, NC
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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Consider These Tile Trends
If you’re considering a bathroom remodel but aren’t quite sure where to start, here’s one word to get you going: tile! There are so many gorgeous classic and innovative tile options available, and it’s definitely worth considering how you should incorporate this enduring material into your bathroom remodeling plans—whether as…
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Should I Get a Silk Rug?
There is no mistaking the stunning beauty of silk rugs. Each serves as a timeless centerpiece, with the artistry and ability to transform an entire room. Featuring striking color, intricate detail, and shimmering woven texture, a silk Persian rug is more than a home furnishing. It's an investment!Sometimes, as homeowners,…
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The Best Rug Materials in a Home with Pets
As many families know, a home with pets is a home with extra love, lots of snuggles, and, of course, unexpected accidents! We love our pets and want them to be everywhere we are, and taking a few thoughtful considerations will prepare our homes for the fun activity with our…
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Should I Choose Solid or Engineered Hardwood?
The natural stunning beauty of hardwood flooring makes it one of the most universally loved design elements among all homeowners, builders, and interior designers. With a wide range of striking textures, graining, shades, and distinct markings, finished wood floors can be as subtle or dramatic as desired, but all are…
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Choosing the Right Backsplash for Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the perfect space to let creativity thrive. Whether you’re trying out a new recipe or preparing a timeless classic, an artfully designed kitchen is the perfect place to make cherished memories.At Leicester Flooring, we love to use backsplashes to beautify kitchens. We carry a variety of dazzling…
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Refresh with Fun Fall Rugs
As the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves change color, the relaxing breeze starts to make its daily presence known and we know that the soothing fall season is upon us. A seasonal design refresh is the perfect way to avoid monotony indoors as we continue to safely spend…
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Fun Ways to Add Fall Color to Your Home
This year, we’ve been spending more time at home with our families while finding ways to keep spirits high. One of the best ways to avoid monotony indoors is to keep your interior design fresh (and refresh when appropriate). With the fall season upon us, the team at Leicester Flooring…
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How to Select a Rug for Your Living Area
Few interior design elements are as transformative as an area rug, and this is especially true in the living room. Whether serving as an artistic focal point or complementing your furniture, an area rug can complete your living room decor. Given the expansive and varied range of styles, colors, sizes,…
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How to Choose a Carpet for Allergies
At Leicester Flooring, we love the feeling of plush carpet underfoot. Every step cushions and soothes, providing comfort for all. For many people with allergies, though, wall-to-wall carpeting might seem anything but comfortable. However, the right carpet can actually trap dust, dander, and other allergens, removing them from the air.…
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Choosing the Best Rug for Your Dining Room
Area rugs can spruce up any room, especially if you have hardwood or any other type of hard surface flooring. They add a personal touch of character and can tie into any interior design concept. Ever looked at your dining room and felt that something was missing or that the…
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What Your Style Says About You
From rustic hardwood to plush, luxurious carpet, every homeowner has their favorite surfaces and textures. The flooring we choose plays a foundational role within our preferred design scheme, which represents another way we personalize our favorite rooms. Whether you prefer to follow traditional design cues or customize each room to…
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Choosing the Right Size Area Rug
Area rugs are both fun and functional! The right rug adds a pop of color to any room, highlighting your decor and elevating a room's ambiance. Area rugs can also be used to add texture or definition to a space. Regardless of your design goals, however, you'll need to make…
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Fun Kids’ Rugs for Perfect Spaces
The idea that children need more time to play and 'just be kids' is a common theme in today’s busy and technology-centric world. Here at Leicester Flooring in Asheville, NC, we wholeheartedly agree! That’s why we offer beautiful area rugs over at [rugshop_link' Rugs.Shop'] that help create creative…
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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays
The holiday season is officially upon us, and it’s time to prepare your home for the holidays. Here at Leicester Flooring in Asheville, NC, it’s our favorite time of the year! We can already hear Santa’s sleigh bells faintly jingling. Have you started to prepare your home for…
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How to Protect Your Hardwood Over the Holidays
The holidays are not only a stressful season for our minds and bodies, but they can also be stressful for our homes as well. All of the merrymaking brings snowy boots, spilled eggnog, and scratches and scruffs to your beautiful hardwood flooring. If you’ve recently purchased new hardwood from [Retailer…
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Choosing the Best Carpet
School has been back in session, the family calendar is full, and cooler months are finally rolling in. With this, many homeowners are considering sprucing up their homes with new carpet before the holidays. Is new carpet on your pre-holiday wishlist? If so, the team at Leicester Flooring in [Retailer…
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How to Embrace Hygge This Season
Cooler temperatures are finally upon us in most parts of the country, and we’re focusing our attention on the inside of our homes as we prepare to bundle up. Here at Leicester Flooring in Asheville, NC, we're noticing a trend that the Danish people call 'hygge (pronounced as…
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Fabulous Flooring Sale
Summer is slowly winding down and we're all getting ready for the back-to-school season here at Leicester Flooring in Asheville, NC. The summer season always goes by much too fast, and we're savoring the final days of splashing in the pool, vacations to the beach, juicy watermelons, and…
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Customer Appreciation Sale at Leicester Flooring
This summer, in , is celebrating YOU, our loyal customers. We’re proud to be part of your community, your homes, and your families here in . To thank you for your loyalty, we’re offering up to $500 off select Shaw Floors from July 15 to August 18 during the Customer Appreciation Sale. Join us for…
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Leicester Flooring: A Christ-Centered Business Helping Its Community
The Rev. Shane Roughton, pastor of Refuge Church in Sylva, needed a little help. Or, rather, a couple of his church members did. A young couple, ages 19 and 21, were taking on a big responsibility: raising two younger siblings at a time when they were just beginning their lives…
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Governor’s Residence
Leicester Flooring was honored during Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration to put a premium quality Masland carpet in the Governor’s Western Residence on Patton Mountain. We donated a significant portion of the project because the residence serves such an important purpose.With the help of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, the residence…
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Bear Facts
Longtime installer Chad Silver thought he had seen it all when it comes to laying carpet in homes and business throughout Western North Carolina. But Chad had a new experience while working on a job in the Mountain Aire development in the Burnsville area.Mountain Aire is a gated mountain community…
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Luxury Vinyl
What’s all the fuss about luxury vinyl tile, commonly called LVT? What makes it the fastest-growing flooring category? Well, it’s not your grandmother’s kitchen vinyl. And it’s not the vinyl composition tile (VCT) that you see in grocery stores and other commercial spaces.Luxury vinyl basically is vinyl’s answer to ceramic…
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Why the Name Change?
We have been known as Leicester Carpet for 45 years. We were founded in 1971 and have loved being a part of your community and putting down beautiful flooring in your homes at an affordable cost. Throughout the years, we have been asked, “Do you sell hardwood?” “Do you know…
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Why Carpet?
In recent years, carpet has developed a bad rep. It is common to find homes with hardwood throughout the entire house, even in the bedroom. While there is nothing wrong with choosing hardwood or other flooring types, carpet should not be overlooked. One of the reasons people are becoming turned…
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