Flooring Trends & Tips

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...

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...

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…

Accents Make the Space

Accents Make the Space

While 2014 was the year of chevron prints, text as décor and mirrored furniture, in 2015 you’ll see those trends fades as new ideas replace them. So what’s new and now in home interiors trends? Read on to find out…

Trend-Right Tones for 2015

Trend-Right Tones for 2015

Did you know there’s an authority on what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to color hues? That’s right, the Pantone Color InstituteTM designates a Color of the Year annually, and this year it’s Marsala.

Martin’s Gives Back

Martin’s Gives Back

Aside from our commitment to customers for quality products and services, we’re also big believers in giving back to the communities that our locations call home.

Choosing your Colors Wisely

Choosing your Colors Wisely

So you know what you want to do with a design project – be it adding or replacing carpeting, hanging window treatments, or the like, but you just don’t know what color palette to choose.

Add Style with an Area Rug

Add Style with an Area Rug

Looking to add a pop of personality to your home that’s neither permanent nor pricey? Go with an area rug! Martin’s Flooring, with its four area locations, has an abundance of options to consider, as well as some suggestions as to why an area rug might be something you want to put on your holiday wish list.

We Get Carpets Cleaner

We Get Carpets Cleaner

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season upon us, who has time for extra household chores? Unfortunately, those cleaning tasks are part of the “to do” task list if you’re hosting friends or family for a party or get together. After all, when your guests walk in the door, you want them to think festive and cheery, not fur-covered and smelly.

Cold Temps Call for Warm Toes: Think Heated Flooring

Cold Temps Call for Warm Toes: Think Heated Flooring

What’s better during the cold winter months than finding a cozy, warm spot to cuddle up in at home? If you’re planning a flooring project in the near future, that warmth can come from spots other than the traditional fireplace or by cranking up the thermostat. You just might want to invest in heated flooring from Martin’s Flooring.

Shop for Fall Home Projects from Home

Shop for Fall Home Projects from Home

Autumn is the perfect time to bring home improvement projects inside. The weather is a bit cool for landscaping after all, and you’re going to be enjoying more and more time indoors as we inch closer to the winter months.

Bring Fall into your Home

Bring Fall into your Home

Fall’s beauty doesn’t have to be limited to the beautiful changing colors of the leaves around your home. It’s easier than you might think to bring that fall look and feel inside your house as well. Check out some simple suggestions for adding a touch of autumn to your interior from us here at Martin’s Flooring.

Spruce up your Window Decor

Spruce up your Window Decor

Windows and doors are what separate our home from the outside world, really. When you decide to cover or open up a window, you’re changing your home environment. The way you decorate your windows also says a lot about your home style and personality, so you’ll want to be sure you pick something uniquely suited to you.

Natural Hues are a Natural Choice

Natural Hues are a Natural Choice

When you start shopping for flooring, you’ll probably notice that there are a lot of neutral, natural colors to choose from. Of course there are also a few bright, bold shades to choose from as well, but you’ll find that they are few and far between.

Natural Stone- Beauty Inspired by Nature

Natural Stone- Beauty Inspired by Nature

Natural stone floors are a beautiful accent to your home and come in a variety of textures and styles. Stone floors are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and entryways but can also create a unique look in other areas of your home.

The Secret of Super-Soft Carpets

The Secret of Super-Soft Carpets

What is carpet? A soft floor covering, right? But, how soft is soft? And what makes some carpets softer than others? In this post, we will explain what makes some carpets softer than others.

Flooring FAQ’s- Tile

Flooring FAQ’s- Tile

In this installment of our series “Flooring FAQ’s”, we will answer the most common questions about tile flooring:

Q. If something is dropped on tile flooring, will the tile break?
A. If something fragile like a glass or porcelain dish is dropped

Martin’s Flooring Shop at Home Service

Martin’s Flooring Shop at Home Service

In today’s busy world, time is a precious commodity. Finding the time to go shop for flooring can be a challenging task. Fortunately, we have a solution for you! With our exclusive Martin’s Flooring Shop at Home service, we will bring our designer showroom and expertise to your door.

Beautiful Design Made Simple- Spring 2014

Beautiful Design Made Simple- Spring 2014

The latest Spring 2014 edition of Beautiful Design Made Simple (BDMS) digital magazine is out! Highlighting the latest styles in interior design, flooring, furniture and accessories, BDMS is a quarterly digital magazine that is your “go to” resource for information and inspiration to enrich the ever evolving design of your home.

Roman Shades and More!

Roman Shades and More!

Roman Shades offer a clean, crisp look to any room. Offered in semi-sheer, translucent and room-darkening fabrics, as well as a variety of fold sizes, makes it easy for you to create warm, inviting, beautiful windows.

10 Quick Facts About Cork Flooring

10 Quick Facts About Cork Flooring

1. Cork Flooring is a completely natural flooring product. As far as its features and innate benefits are concerned, no man-made material can substitute or replace cork. 2. Cork is not a newly introduced flooring material. It has been used in flooring for well over...

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

Energy Efficient Window Treatments

In the midst of the harsh, cold winter months, it is very important to maximize energy conservation and efficiency. Without energy efficient window treatments, as much as 50% of a home’s heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows.

Carpet Cleaning in Lancaster, PA

Carpet Cleaning in Lancaster, PA

With the onset of winter, keeping carpets clean in Lancaster PA can be quite a challenge! To prolong the life and beauty of your carpet, as well as to preserve your warranty, it is essential that you maintain it according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Protecting your Wood Surfaces Over the Holidays

Protecting your Wood Surfaces Over the Holidays

The holiday season is a time that families gather each year to share stories, catch up on what everyone has been doing all year, and most importantly eat! Often times, home owners get so caught up in planning their menus that they forget to think about the things they can do to protect their hardwood flooring or maybe even the beautiful wooden table that everyone gathers around to eat.

Area Rugs

Area Rugs

With the growing popularity of “Hard Surface” flooring products, such as hardwood and ceramic tile, area rugs are becoming an increasingly popular way to warm and beautify your favorite living space. A complimentary area rug can instantly transform a room from cold to classy, or from dull to dazzling!

Beautiful Design Made Simple- Holiday Table Decorating

Just in time for the holidays! Here is a short “Beautiful Design Made Simple” video outlining some simple yet helpful tips for creating the perfect tabletop for your holiday get together.
If you are need more decorating help for the holidays or anytime, feel free to contact any of Martin’s Flooring’s experienced design consultants. We are here to help your design dreams become reality!

The SmartStrand Carpet Zoo Challenge

The SmartStrand Carpet Zoo Challenge

Everyday the carpet in your home must withstand the rigors of children, pets, spills, and constant foot traffic. Much has been said about the durability and resiliency of SmartStrand renewably sourced carpet.

Prefinished Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring has become extremely popular over the last several years. Hand scraped wood flooring offers a distinct appearance, similar to the distressed, old worn look of floors found in old farmhouses, rustic estates and European castles.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Flooring

Engineered flooring construction has several benefits over solid hardwood. The most important one is how the material reacts to temperature and humidity.

Beautiful Bathroom Tile Flooring

Beautiful Bathroom Tile Flooring

A beautiful bathroom floor lays the foundation for a beautiful bathroom! When choosing bathroom flooring, be sure to take into consideration that this is generally a high traffic area where the floor often gets wet.

Innovia Carpet

Innovia Carpet

Introducing Innovia, the revolutionary new carpet technology, blending the ultimate in softness with long lasting beauty. This incredibly soft and durable carpet has to be seen and felt to be appreciated!

“Wood-Look” Porcelain Tile

“Wood-Look” Porcelain Tile

Is it real hardwood flooring????? No, actually it is a "wood look" porcelain tile! Very beautiful and hard to distinguish from the real thing, but much more durable, as well as being extremely stain and water resistant. This porcelain tile is great for any room in the...

Luxury Vinyl Tile- How is it Installed?

Luxury Vinyl Tile- How is it Installed?

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) products come as individual tiles or planks, which are typically glued down to the subfloor. With some products, there is also an option for a glueless installation. Using this method, the tiles or planks connect to each other using a built-in...

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is currently the most popular flooring product category. These flooring tiles are waterproof and very durable, making them an ideal choice for kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, or anywhere else. A floor covered with LVT, if maintained...

Wool Carpet

Wool Carpet

Martin's Flooring carries an exclusive wool carpet brand from New Zealand called, "Just Shorn".  Wool carpet is the “Cadillac” of carpets so to speak. Many flooring professionals feel wool is hands down the best carpet fiber on the market today. While opinions will...

Martin’s Flooring Unveils New Booth at Lancaster Home Show

Martin’s Flooring Unveils New Booth at Lancaster Home Show

Even before the Lancaster Home Show officially opened today, people were flocking to the booth. Great visuals and outstanding product were on full display. People visiting the booth loved the Cork floor. The Home Show at the Lancaster Convention Center continues Saturday, February 11 from 10:00-8:00 and Sunday, February 12 from 10:00-6:00. Please stop by.

New Year, New(ish) Carpet

New Year, New(ish) Carpet

Did you know that a professional carpet cleaning can literally make your carpet look like new? Yep, itʼs true. It just so happens that each year many folks make a New Yearʼs Resolution to improve their home in some way.

The Right Flooring For Your Home

Choosing the right type of flooring for your home can be one of the most daunting home improvement decisions. Flooring trend experts and designers alike predict that hardwood flooring will continue to be a big trend in 2012. The reason that hardwood flooring is so...

Ring in the New Year with New Carpeting

Though Pantone has named Tangerine Tango as Color of the Year for 2012, we doubt a lot of people will be rushing out to purchase tangerine-colored carpeting. However, when considering new carpeting, it is okay to keep trends such as color palettes, hues and overall...

Customer Appreciation Luncheon

Customer Appreciation Luncheon

On December 1st and 2nd, Martin's Flooring held a Customer Appreciation Luncheon for their loyal contractor customers. The event drew over 100 contractor customers and their employees. Everyone attending was treated to a delicious lunch, plus everyone received a...

Exploring the Versatility of Tile

As home sales in the Harrisburg PA area slowly but steadily increase, homeowners continue to look for ways to make their homes more attractive to sell. According to Lawrence Yun, NARʼs chief economist, we should expect 5.3 million existing-home sales this year, up since 4.9 million in 2010, with additional gains in 2012 to about 5.6 million.

From Flood Damage to Restoration

Many homeowners in the Harrisburg PA area are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. As both storms dumped torrential amounts of rain on Central PA, homeowners were left with inches upon inches of standing water in their basements and other rooms in the home.

The Return of Carpet

There was a period of time within the last decade when carpet was taboo. Homeowners sought after homes that featured hardwood floors, or other floor covering options that resembled hardwood.

Installing Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is among the most popular types of flooring installed in homes today. It has some advantages over hardwood flooring that make it attractive to people – it lasts longer and it is easier to install and maintain.

Cleaning Tile Flooring

Many people install tile flooring in their home due tile’s durability as well as the fact that dirt and spots don’t show up as much as they do on linoleum. Yet dirt and grime still make their way onto a tile floor.

Bathroom Tile Flooring Ideas

Tile flooring in your bathroom can go a long way to helping this small but oh-so-important space become beautiful. Bathroom tiles come in many different shapes, sizes, patterns, textures and colors — you’ll find tile for any type of decor you seek.

Choosing Tile Flooring for Your Home

For flooring that exudes class and wealth, why not choose tile? Ceramic tile is considered to be one of the most durable types of flooring. What’s more, it’s beautiful, cool to the touch on a hot summer’s day and can give a whole new look to your home. Tile flooring, in fact, can change the entire ambience of your home quickly and affordably.

Carpet Cleaning for Spring

Spring’s just about here (by the calendar, anyway; some parts of the country still have snow!). But regardless of where you live, spring cleaning probably is at the top of your to-do list and on that list very well could be the need for a good carpet cleaning.

Carpet Flooring – A Good Value for a Good Price

You’re looking for some new flooring for your living room, – a big decision as far as decorating goes – and you’ve decided on carpet flooring. Congratulations! You’ve made an excellent choice. First of all, you’re in good company – carpet is the flooring of choice for...

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