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All things about flooring, including design, care, and more

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Home

Choosing the right flooring that fits your style, but that also works for your active family, can be challenging.  We've been helping Lancaster and Reading families with making the right flooring selections for their homes since 1985. Walk into any room in your home....

Luxury Vinyl Flooring 101

Luxury Vinyl Flooring 101

The hottest trend in flooring over the last several years is luxury vinyl planks and tile. Again in 2019, luxury vinyl showed the most significant year over year growth of any flooring category. Market growth of luxury vinyl shows no signs of peaking at least through...

What to Expect When Your Flooring is Installed

What to Expect When Your Flooring is Installed

Maybe you’ve recently purchased new flooring, or are thinking of starting the process. Choosing the right installation professionals is crucial to the expected outcome of your flooring project. Sometimes the anxiety of the installation process can overshadow the joy...

Wood Flooring and Cold Weather

Wood Flooring and Cold Weather

With winter’s cold temperatures and wet days, are you experiencing any issues with your hardwood floors? Have you been noticing popping or crackling sounds coming from your floors? Even though wood floors are made from “dead” trees, the flooring reacts to temperature...

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood

Whether it is solid or engineered, hardwood floors are a sound investment. While the initial price tag can be higher than some other types of flooring, hardwood is durable, comfortable and beautiful.

Caring for your Hardwood Floors over the Holidays

Caring for your Hardwood Floors over the Holidays

It’s that festive time of year when families gather together to celebrate the Holidays and the beginning of a New Year. This usually means there will be lots of hanging out in the kitchen and living room for entertaining

Trends in Hardwood Flooring

Trends in Hardwood Flooring

If you are looking to add genuine resale value and even more importantly, beauty to your home, installing hardwood flooring is the

Carpet Tile for Your Home

Carpet Tile for Your Home

Whether you call them carpet squares or carpet tiles, choosing them for your floors is a great option for today’s busy lifestyles.

5 Summer Tips for Your Floors

5 Summer Tips for Your Floors

We have officially entered the Summer of 2015. As you plan your vacation and other summer activities, don’t forget about your flooring. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your new floors are prepared for the hot, humid days ahead.

Flooring for Outdoor Living – Part I

Flooring for Outdoor Living – Part I

The popularity of Outdoor Living Spaces has never been stronger than it is today. Homeowner’s are in love with their patios, decks, porches, screened porches, outdoor kitchens, outdoor home entertainment areas

Are Our Laminate Floors Safe?

Are Our Laminate Floors Safe?

The short answer is you can be absolutely confident that the laminate floors that we sell at Martin’s Flooring are safe to people and pets and meet the CARB 2 standards for

Cold Weather and Wood Flooring

Cold Weather and Wood Flooring

We’ve experienced one of the coldest winters in years. Did you know this long, cold spell may have affected your hardwood flooring? Maintaining the proper humidity level in your…

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