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

Low Maintenance Carpet Options for Busy Households
Carpets are cozy, there is no doubt about that. They feel great underfoot and can make your home feel warmer and quieter, which is great if you live in a cooler climate or have little feet, pitter-pattering through your space. What isn’t great about carpet is that it can wear…
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How to Choose the Color of Your Tile Grout
Choosing the perfect tile for your space is always so much fun, as well as creating a layout that looks amazing! The final step in any tile job is the grout. You don’t want to ignore this step and botch the finished results, so how do you go about choosing…
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How to Choose the Color of Your Tile Grout
Carpets are cozy, there is no doubt about that. They feel great underfoot and can make your home feel warmer and quieter, which is great if you live in a cooler climate or have little feet, pitter-pattering through your space. What isn’t great about carpet is that it can wear…
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Floor Maintenance Tips for Busy Households
Given how fast life moves these days, who has time to clean? Between work, family and other obligations, there aren’t enough hours in the day, especially for chores. The key is to establish a sustainable routine to stay on top of cleaning, especially when it comes to hard surface floors.…
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Weather-Resistant Flooring for Outdoor Spaces
Although many of us may still need dress in layers at the moment, summer is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to assess outdoor living spaces, to make sure that they are ready for warmer temperatures. There are many options when it comes to upgrading outdoor flooring.…
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Flooring for Small Spaces
When you are short on space, maximizing it is the name of the game. Small homes can be wonderfully cozy but also run the danger of appearing cluttered, cramped, or busy. Believe it or not, flooring can actually make your small space feel more expansive than it is, or unintentionally…
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Budget Friendly Flooring Options
In this economy, when dollars are not stretching as far as they once did, it’s hard to rationalize spending money on anything that isn’t absolutely necessary. Although new floors are not usually do-or-die, nor are they the least significant redecorating expense, they do make a big impact and represent a…
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Top Alternatives To Hardwood Flooring
True hardwood flooring, typically made from tree species such as oak and maple, was the industry standard in older homes. There weren’t many hard flooring options for homes built prior to the 1970’s, especially for living areas (not bathrooms or kitchens), so wood floors are commonly found throughout homes from…
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Area Rug Placement Guide
Area rugs, which can range in size, are a fantastic and decorative way to cover some floor space in a room or protect flooring in high-traffic situations. Their purpose varies; they can be used to designate how an area will be used, add a pop of color to decor, or…
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The Benefits of Flooring Financing
As with many home improvement projects, new flooring can come with a significant price tag. Even if you are self-installing, you could be looking at a hefty bill for materials alone, plus any additional supplies and tools that may be required. And if you are paying for professional installation, the…
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Incorporating the 2024 Color of the Year Design Trends
Pantone has chosen The Color of the Year for a landmark 25th time, as of this year. Kudos to them, for being the authority on what’s trending in the world of home decor palettes for a quarter of a century! For this silver anniversary, the design-minds at The Pantone Color…
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The Benefits and Versatility of Engineered Hardwood
The Benefits and Versatility of Engineered HardwoodWhen it’s time to redo your floors, the options are numerous and can be overwhelming. There are pros and cons to everything and flooring is no different. Classics like hardwood floors are hard to resist, but the benefits of newer options are equally hard…
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The Best Scratch Resistant Flooring Options
With so many flooring options, it’s difficult to know which to choose. Some considerations are appearance, budget, and durability. Of course, look and price are important, but many people are most concerned about how their new floor will stand up to what life throws at it since flooring can be…
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The Best Scratch Resistant Flooring Options
With so many flooring options, it’s difficult to know which to choose. Some considerations are appearance, budget, and durability. Of course, look and price are important, but many people are most concerned about how their new floor will stand up to what life throws at it since flooring can be…
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Prepare Your Floors for The Holidays
Fall is in full force! Hopefully, you’ve settled into the season of pumpkins and football and have begun planning holiday get-togethers with friends and family. Whether you are hosting Friendsgiving or a houseful of cousins, here are some tips for getting your floors company-ready. Carpet and Area RugsIf you haven’t…
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How to Repair Water Damaged Laminate Flooring
If you have laminate flooring, or are considering installing laminate for durability and versatility, read on for some tips and tricks to repairing more extensive issues yourself… or knowing when to hire professional help. Repairing Water Damage Although manufacturers are consistently improving the waterproof or water resistant qualities of laminate,…
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Creating a Cohesive Feel with Multiple Flooring Types
When redoing your home, there are certain basic decorating rules that you should avoid breaking. It doesn’t matter if you are going for French Country, Farmhouse, Art Deco, Urban Chic, Boho, or some other vibe to your space, one rule you should definitely keep in mind is cohesion. In other…
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Resealing Natural Stone
If you have stone floors or countertops in your home, you are most likely familiar with their unique qualities and needs. Natural products are porous, meaning they can absorb liquids and, as a result, become stained by normal use. Because of this, materials such as marble, limestone, soapstone, travertine, slate…
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Cleaning and Maintaining Tile
There are many types of tile, including porcelain, ceramic, and stone, which can be found in use on both floors and walls. When properly installed and cared for, tile can last a lifetime. How well tile ages depends, as most things do, on how well it is cared for. Do…
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Benefits of Sustainable Flooring
Sustainable flooring, also known as green or eco-friendly flooring, is becoming increasingly popular, due to its numerous benefits to homeowners and the environment. Read on to discover what types of flooring are sustainable and exactly how each is beneficial.Engineered, Laminate, and Vinyl FlooringAll of these newer flooring options have certain…
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Rustic Flooring Options for Each Room of Your Home
What comes to mind when you think of the term rustic? Do you get a cabin vibe? Or the feeling of a farmhouse? Actually, a rustic style could be either of those two things or something else entirely. Before we dive into how to choose a floor that qualifies as…
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Add Personality and Design with Patterned Tiles
Whether you're a first-time homeowner or an empty nester, there is never a wrong time to personalize your space. If you are looking to upgrade the flooring in your whole home, or perhaps just spruce up the kitchen or bath, tile is an amazingly versatile choice. Available in nearly limitless…
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How To Choose Flooring for an Open Floor Plan
When you are redoing flooring in an open concept home, it is important to consider your options carefully. A major contributor to the overall design, flooring can eat up a chunk of your budget so getting it right is vital. What are the important factors? Read on to find out…
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Basement Flooring Options
Investing in your home is always a great idea, especially when volatile interest rates make changing zip codes less than ideal. Home renovation projects that expand your livable square footage are even better! If you are planning to finish your basement into a useful living space, it’s important to choose…
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Flooring Options for Allergies
Many of us are all too familiar with allergies. Whether it's to pollen, pets, or dust, seasonal or year-round, respiratory allergies can plague us to the point of misery. Then there are those of us with concerns about or sensitivities to VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which can be emitted from…
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The Best Flooring For Your Outdoor Living Space
Summer is here, bringing with it all types of outdoor fun and festivities. When designing a living space for the summer, don’t forget about the flooring! Whether it's your porch, deck, or patio, the right flooring can really elevate your outdoor area and help set the vibe. Check out these…
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How To Care For Tough Carpet Stains
Into every life, a little stain must fall. Ok, that isn’t quite how the saying goes, but sometimes it feels true. Life can be very messy. If you find yourself with some carpet stains of your own, read on for tips to deal with life’s tough messes.Treat them Fast The…
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Top Tips For Maintaining Your Tile Floor
Many people have tile floors somewhere in their homes. Due to being quite impervious to moisture, tile is frequently found in potentially wet places such as entryways, bathrooms and kitchens. In warmer climates, it can be found throughout living spaces and even bedrooms. Tile is easy to maintain and can…
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Trendy Flooring Options For Your Bedroom
Bedrooms are meant to be private oasis. Unlike the more public areas of homes, bedrooms can really take on any desired vibe. Depending on the existing flooring and home ownership situation, you may have to live with what you have, to a certain extent. But never fear! It is still…
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What Flooring Is the Safest for Babies?
When it comes to the health and safety of babies, nothing is overkill! Our most vulnerable family members depend on us to provide them with an environment where they can safely grow and explore. Every situation is unique; some things to consider regarding flooring include ease of cleaning, resistance to…
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Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Floors
Regardless of the weather in your neck of the woods, spring is a great time to refresh your flooring. Winter dirt, including salt, grit and grime, can carry in on boots and shoes. Along with April showers comes mud and sometimes muddy paws, but spring cleaning can help you get…
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Refresh Your Outdoor Space with Area Rugs
Spring is here which means summer is just around the corner! It’s a great time of year to plant window boxes and plan veggie gardens, sleep with the windows open, and generally enjoy the outdoorsa and pleasant temperatures. What isn’t so pleasant is when your outdoor space still has gunk…
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What Types Of Carpet Are There?
When you decide that carpet is the way to go for your space, whether it's your home, business or an investment property, your journey is just beginning. There are so many options when it comes to types of carpet. They can be broken down, generally speaking, by pile, material, grade…
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What Carpet Is Right For Me?
Fresh Carpet Facts Getting new carpet is a great way to totally freshen your space, in more ways than one! New carpets can drastically change the way your home looks and feels. They can brighten a space or make it instantly more cozy. In addition, carpet can literally bring with…
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Natural Stone or Tile Floors
Some Info on Natural Stone Stone flooring, available in marble, granite, limestone, sandstone and slate is a natural material and a beautiful choice for homes. Each type of stone has its own unique charms, qualities and strengths. Stone floors are as durable as they are beautiful! Naturally water-resistant, they are…
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Floors That Can Handle Moisture
There are a number of great flooring options for areas of homes that are prone to high moisture or humidity, such as basements, bathrooms, kitchens or entryways. There are also some floors that would not be good choices. Read on to learn what flooring to consider and avoid in your…
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The Benefits of a Professional Flooring Installation
Who doesn’t love DIY projects, especially when they work out exactly how you had planned? Perfection, however, isn’t usually the outcome. We are all familiar with Pinterest Fails and the many attempts gone sadly awry. While other people’s misfortune can be very entertaining, it’s less amusing when you are talking…
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The Most Versatile Flooring Options for Your Home
In today’s busy households, versatility is key. It doesn’t matter if you are career-minded, stay-at-home, or work-from-home, with kids, pets, neither or both. We are all in serious need of simplicity in our lives, since time is short and things seem to become increasingly complicated. Thankfully floors don't have to…
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Modern Flooring Looks for Your Home
Most of the following options are available as hardwood flooring, Engineered Hardwood, vinyl, laminate or even tile, offering a variety of durable options depending on the space you are finishing. Warm Tones- Gray flooring remains popular, but warm tones are making their way back into the spotlight this year. Think…
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The Best Flooring Options for Different Climates
Some flooring is better for hot, humid climates, while others are better for colder areas. Some flooring types can withstand both extremes. You have unique considerations regarding which types of flooring would be appropriate for your home. Most of those concerns revolve around water and temperature. Whether you are battling…
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Incorporating the Color of the Year into Your Decor
The fact that there is an official Color of the Year may be news to some people, but it is very much a thing among the design-minded. Major paint companies and other large retailers each make their own color predictions. Some companies choose a whole new color collection for each…
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Flooring Year In Review
Can you believe it’s almost 2023? As we get ready for a new year with new options and trends, here is a look back at what was hot in flooring for 2022. Trust the team at Leicester Flooring in Hendersonville, NC for all of your 2023 flooring needs!…
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Hardwood Refinishing: What Does It Entail?
Don’t you just love hardwoodfloors? There is something so warm and inviting about them. Hardwood was the standard for flooring in homes from a different era. Today, they are an optional upgrade. And an expensive one at that, so it’s important to take good care of them. Regardless of whether…
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The Top 4 Flooring Options for Your Kitchen
When selecting kitchen flooring, there are many different considerations for homeowners to consider. There’s durability, the required level of maintenance, cost, and appearance. These things should be top of mind when browsing for kitchen flooring. Let us help you as you embark on your next kitchen project or renovation. The…
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Refresh Your Style With New Rugs
It’s that time of year again! Fall just blew in, bringing new opportunities to host cozy gatherings with friends in your home. Bring on football games, bowls of chili, steamy cocoa and pumpkin spice everything! So, if you still have that summer throw rug with pineapples from July gracing your…
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Top Tips On Preventing Your Floors From Fading
When we make a purchase as significant as new floors for your home, we want some assurances that it will last. That’s why durability is often the number one thing homeowners look for when it comes to new flooring. Sure, they want something attractive, low-maintenance, and affordable too. But durability…
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The Most Durable Flooring For High-Traffic Areas
We may still be enjoying the peak of fall color and crisp weather outside, but the holidays are just around the corner. Holiday season – especially this one following so much isolation due to the pandemic – means more people in your home. More people in your home means more…
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Flooring Options That Will Add Value To Your Home
There are a lot of ways to describe flooring. We often hear words and phrases like durable, stylish, trendy, low-maintenance, affordable, resilient, and so on. Seldom, however, is flooring described as being a “sound investment” or a “value-add,” but with the proper flooring selection, this could very much be the…
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Unique Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen and Bathroom
The backsplashes in your kitchen or bathrooms are more than just functional, they also make a statement. That's why your backsplash should do more than just blend in with your interior design style. Whether you want something simple and understated or bold and loud, there are unique backsplash ideas for…
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The Best Retro-Look Flooring Options For Your Home
Flooring tastes tend to be cyclical. What was popular for homeowners decades ago can once again find its way back into style with little warning or reason. Modern homeowners looking for something retro in the way of flooring have plenty of options to choose from and consider. No matter what…
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Using Decorative Tile To Make A Statement
Tile flooring is a timeless classic that brings elegance to any room. Whether you're decking your floors in the finest marble or simply updating your kitchen backsplash, the tiles you choose matter.If you want your floors to make a statement with every step, consider decorative tiles. Decorative tiles can produce…
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The Best Kid Friendly Flooring For Your Home
You’ll soon be sending your kids back to school - if you haven’t already. And as you prepare for the new school year, you may find shopping for new flooring on your to-do list. Having the children home for the summer has likely revealed just how durable your flooring is…
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The Best Flooring Options For Rental Properties
When deciding on flooring for rental properties, landlords must make different considerations than they might were they shopping for their own home. Instead of prioritizing personal wants and needs, a landlord must consider how durable, low maintenance, and attractive a flooring might be in the eyes of a potential renter.…
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The Best Stain Colors for Your Hardwood Floor
Most hardwood floors look good on their own, but the right stain color can elevate any room. In fact, a well-stained hardwood floor can even increase the value of your home. Whether you’re trying to improve your home’s resale value or just giving the space you love a facelift, make…
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5 Reasons You’ll Love Carpet In Your Home
A household staple for decades, carpet remains one of the most popular and sought-after flooring options on the market today. But what precisely makes carpet such a desirable option for homeowners? Opinions may vary, but the team at Leicester Flooring in Hendersonville, NC knows that carpet boasts a…
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How to Choose The Right Color For Your Floors
Whether it’s time for a remodel or you’re building your dream home, you deserve to create a space that you’ll love for many years. That’s why it’s important to select the perfect flooring. Flooring is an investment that can last many decades, or even a lifetime, depending on what you…
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The Best Floors For A Ranch Style Design
Ranch-style homes lend themselves perfectly to chic, rustic styles. Whether you have a contemporary taste or prefer to feel like you’re living in the Wild West, the right floors can turn a project house into a home you’ll never want to leave. So, we’ve put together a list of some…
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How To Layer Area Rugs On Carpet
The next thing you do after having your hard surface floors installed is to find that perfect area rug to complete your room. But, if you have wall-to-wall carpet in a room, you may not have even considered adding an area rug. After all, carpeting gives you softness and comfort…
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The Best Flooring For Your Laundry Room
When it comes to the laundry room, many prioritize functionality over style. What if there was a way to bring style and substance into your laundry room without sacrificing durability or functionality? When it comes to the flooring of your laundry space, this is most certainly a possibility. At…
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The Best Tile For Showers
Don’t be overwhelmed by all your options for shower tile. There are more varieties of shower tile than ever before, so it’s more important than ever to choose the right kind. Aside from style and aesthetics, make sure to choose tiles that can handle moisture and heat from the shower…
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How To Use Warm and Cool Tones To Choose New Flooring
Your flooring choice helps set the tone for the room and should be taken into consideration in the overall design of your home. There are several decisions to make based on your preference, style, and lifestyle: Hard surface or soft? Pattern or solid? Focal point or background? And, of course,…
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The Top Flooring Options For Pet Owners
For many of us, pets are a very important part of our lives. Whether we are talking about our Labrador, our house cat, or our child’s hamster, pets are an important part of our family and because of this, they end up spending significant amounts of time inside of our…
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How To Choose Between Hardwood and Laminate
The differences between laminate flooring goes beyond simple cost and personal taste. While most homeowners think of hardwood as the cream of the crop and laminate as a consolation prize, that doesn’t tell the whole story.Both types of flooring have their pros and cons, which is why we’ve put together…
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How Hardwoods Increase Your Home’s Value
Homeowners, real estate agents, and interior designers all agree on one thing: hardwood floors offer more than just elegance and style, they can also add enormous resale value to any home.While new flooring may seem costly at first blush, a CNN report found that homeowners stand to increase their property…
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The Best Flooring For Your Home Office
These past few years, the home office has taken on a new level of importance within the home. Formerly a place to work on evenings, the home office is now where some people spend their entire workdays. As one of the most important rooms in a house, having the proper…
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Black and White Flooring is Back: How to Make this Trend Work in your Home
Black and white flooring is making a comeback this year. The retro look ties together vintage and modern style perfectly, while also adding elegance and sophistication to your home. Black and white flooring is incredibly versatile. Though a checkerboard pattern is common, there are many options and patterns to choose…
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3 Great Eco-Friendly Flooring Options For Your Home
The days of bland eco-friendly flooring options are over. These days, consumers are actively shopping green, resulting in major flooring companies expanding their eco-friendly options. At Leicester Flooring in Hendersonville, NC, we feature a number of environmentally conscious flooring choices that we know you’ll love. Here are 3…
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Get Creative With Your Floors By Incorporating Patterns
To avoid monotony in your home interiors, patterns are the perfect additions to bring visual interest, engagement, and creativity to your furnishings and flooring. From creating interesting, patterned flooring layouts to designing with patterned floor tiles, there is a multitude of ways to attain eye-catching surfaces in your favorite rooms!…
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Enhance Your Home With Dark Flooring
In recent years, many homeowners, builders, and designers have turned to light, airy hardwood flooring and wood-look laminate and vinyl to complete natural room scenes. However, dark hardwood floors and dark flooring have been trending and continue to grow in popularity! These dramatic, moody floors provide unmistakable presence and our…
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The Best Laminate Flooring Styles For Your Bathroom
It’s no secret that laminate flooring presents an ideal, affordable solution to capturing your favorite realistic hardwood flooring and stone visual in a bathroom remodel! Thanks to the trademark durability, moisture resistance, ease of installation, and ease of maintenance, laminate flooring is not only perfectly suited for bathrooms but can…
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The Top Flooring Trends For 2022
With the new year upon us, now is the perfect time to use the excitement of the months ahead to bring your refresh and remodel ideas to life. Are you already leaning towards a favorite flooring option or design style? Here are a few inspired 2022 flooring trends that are…
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How To Clean Your Hardwood Flooring
Whether you are admiring the gorgeous hardwood species already installed in your home or are in the process of selecting hardwood flooring for your next installation, you want that pristine hardwood surface and natural beauty to last for as long as possible! The best way to maintain the elegance of…
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The Basics of Berber Carpeting
With a storied history originally woven from the Berber tribe, Berber carpets represent a unique type of carpet that has served homeowners with distinct style and valuable performance for decades. Choosing the right carpeting for the home is determined by a variety of factors such as activity level, décor preferences,…
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Farmhouse Style Floors
Few design schemes can capture the warmth, organic beauty, and comfort of farmhouse style, perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere amid a busy modern world. With a familiar mix of traditional elements and fashion-forward tones, farmhouse style or ‘rustic chic’ provides a captivating balance of vintage motifs and fresh touches.…
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5 Reasons Carpet is One of Our Favorite Floor Options
Today's flooring options are endless, from stone-look vinyl tile to solid hardwood to easy-care laminate, so deciding can seem overwhelming. But while you're considering all your options, don't forget about carpet. With so many other flooring choices available, you might be wondering if carpet is still a popular option. Well,…
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What’s The Best Type of Carpeting for the Kids Room?
A home with kids is a home full of fun! With active children, every day provides new adventures with no shortage of close-call moments when it comes to spills on the floor. Whether its food being dropped, a knocked-over drink, or running through the house with dirty footwear on, your…
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Do You Need to Refinish Your Hardwood Floors?
There’s no mistaking the inherent natural beauty of genuine hardwood flooring and the effect that the gorgeous graining and unmistakable texture has throughout the home. Listed as the number one flooring preference with prospective homebuyers, authentic wood planks also represent a true value-adding investment towards a property’s bottom line. Whether…
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4 Flooring Tips for Small Rooms
If your home presents smaller, trickier rooms that seem challenging to design for, you can still achieve the stunning look you envision with savvy planning. From material choices to floor colors for small rooms, you can help shape the perspective of any space to make it feel larger. You can…
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Stylish Vinyl Flooring Looks for Any Room in Your Home
While genuine hardwood and tile can bring elegant and impressive visuals to your living room, bedroom, entryway, and more, luxury vinyl can offer an equally stunning option for rooms that have heavy foot traffic and family-friendly environments. Luxury vinyl is available in both planks (LVP), which mimics hardwood and tile…
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What is Greige? And How to Use It
Searching for an attractive neutral color that goes with everything but still seems unique? Consider greige! So, what is greige? It's the ultimate neutral shade made from a combination of grey + beige. When grey looks too cold and sterile and beige is too bland and warm-toned, greige could be…
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How to Remove Common Carpet Stains
Whether you have a full household with kids and pets or a quiet home with minimal unpredictability, rooms with spotless, carpet will inevitably experience a food or drink stain. We cherish a plush carpet pile for its comforting fibers and pristine appearance, and we aim to keep our carpet looking…
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Your Guide to Hardwood Floor Colors
Without a doubt, hardwood floors are a striking, classic flooring option for your home and one of the most highly sought-after flooring styles with prospective home buyers. When creating a vision for your living space, certainly hardwood flooring options and realistic laminate and luxury vinyl wood looks will come to…
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Stars & Stripes Sale
The temperatures are sizzling outside and so are the savings! As we have a blast all summer long with cookouts, fireworks, and celebrations, don't forget to take advantage of your opportunity for exceptional savings while giving your home the stunning surfaces you’ve been dreaming about.Starting July 1st, 2021, through July…
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Our Favorite Flooring Trends for Summer 2021
The warm summer season is full of fun, adventures, and making memories with the ones you love. Whether it’s a pool party, cookout, or a family get-together, there’s always a good reason to invite guests over for a relaxing afternoon. Why not bring this same seasonal celebratory spirit indoors with…
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Step into Summer Sale
Sunshine and warm temperatures create the perfect summer backdrop for making cherished memories with your family and friends. If you're ready to celebrate the season with cookouts, pool parties, and weekend get-togethers, here’s an opportunity to refresh your interiors and create a truly inspired space perfect for spending countless hours…
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Top Home Office Floor Options
As many jobs have transitioned from the workplace to residential spaces over the last year, and it looks like hybrid working might be here to stay, many people experienced the need for a home office for the first time in their careers! Luckily, a focused workspace within the home is…
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The Benefits of Stone Look Vinyl Flooring
When you browse through architectural magazines or online galleries of high-end homes, it is no surprise to see opulent-looking rooms with gorgeous stone floors. Simply put, natural stone says luxury! However, the higher cost of these floors can often prevent the beautiful look of real stone from being a realistic…
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Does New Flooring Increase Home Value?
Anytime a seller lists a property on the market, the ultimate goal is to attract the most potential buyers and receive the best offers possible. Of course, the best offer will depend on how much value the lucky buyer believes they are getting for their home investment. Naturally, the seller’s…
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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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville, 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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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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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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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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville, 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…
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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…
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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 Hendersonville, 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 Hendersonville, 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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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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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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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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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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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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