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The expert staff at Liggett's Flooring, Inc. can certainly take up your project – from start to finish. With the advent of the "Do-it-yourselfers" taking on their projects, we are game for it as well.

If you're going to roll up your sleeves and tackle your next flooring or counter project all by yourself, get quality materials at great prices.

Here are answers to a few essentials you need to know before you zero down an option for your floor and counters.

Essentials to Carpeting

For the informed DIY guru, here are a few tips we would like to offer, before you select and install your carpet. There are necessarily six varying styles for carpeting – all differing in their unique weave and assembly.

While the installation of the carpet often needs the eye of a trained professional, we understand that this is the age of do-it-yourself home repair.

That being said, some useful tips are available at the Mohawk website. These can help you with the process of installing your carpeting.

Essentials to Granite

While the world of granite seems endless - with the colors, variations, and sheer majesty of the stone mind boggling – there are only three primary varieties of granite to choose from. This very informative article contains a great write-up about them, including some detailed information about the nature and production of the slabs.

Granite has gained considerable acclaim with builders and homeowners, primarily for counters and also in flooring. It is known for extreme beauty, durability, and elegance it can add to any home. Consider granite for your new counter.

Essentials to Hardwood

Toggling back and forth on whether you want to go with hardwood for your next flooring project? Consider the depth and feeling that warm wood flooring can add to your home. Also, if you are confused to choose from the plenty of styles available in the market visit the National Wood Flooring Association's website. They give a very informative glance at the different forms of wood that are commonly in use.

The variations of texture, size, color, and finish are endless – talk to one of our experienced staff about your options for hardwood flooring to see the largest selection of hardwood flooring in the area.

Feel free to drop by our showroom anytime!

Essentials to Tiling

Ceramic tiles are perhaps the most common form of flooring or counter for the do-it-yourself homeowner. They come in an array of styles and colors, and can be set in an endless series of patterns and configurations - allowing the creating DIY'er to dabble in the art as he or she sets their new floor!

Selecting the tile that best suits your needs is a reasonably straightforward process. Before you finalize, a few precautions and preparations need to be taken before installing. An excellent resource for this is the article found at the ceramic-tile-floor website, guiding you through the necessary steps to correctly set your tiles.

Essentials to Vinyl & Resilient

Vinyl flooring sometimes referred to as "linoleum,” offers a durable, economical and attractive flooring options, especially for DIYers. It has been used in homes for years, and its popularity has been steady. Newer on the scene is resilient flooring, an engineered style of vinyl flooring that offers more color and design versatility than traditional vinyl products.

Both the floors are easy to maintain. For more information regarding resilient flooring, visit Congoleum's website.

Essentials to Counters

You've probably heard names like Gibraltar, Corian, Silestone, Caesarstone, Wilsonart, Avonite, and many more thrown around in conversations about counter surfaces. What do they all mean, and what's the difference between them? There are many options for your counter project, all depending on what you are looking to get out of your finished product.

Natural stones such as granite and quartz, while being a bit more expensive than others, give you a rich, deeply textured and colored finished product that will make your counter the showpiece of any room. Then there are products like Corian and other composite products that offer seamless installation. Ceramic tile is another popular choice for counters. They provide a beautiful finish at an affordable price tag. Along with the durability and cost-effectiveness of laminate products, the wide selection of patterns and colors, make ceramic tiles a popular choice.

If you're just not sure what to pick, or need to see some samples up close, drop by our showroom to see our wide selection of samples and to speak with one of our showroom representatives.

Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions.

Why is granite so popular these days for flooring and counters?

The natural variation and beauty of a granite slab, in addition to its extreme durability and hardiness all, contribute to the increased popularity in using it for counter applications. For flooring, granite tiles add elegance and sophistication to a room with the vibrant colors available.

Who can install granite counters?

It's usually advisable to defer to the professionally certified granite installation shops for any installation projects. These shops have been adequately trained to complete such tasks and are familiar with the nuances and peculiarities of natural stone such as granite. If you have any questions about granite installation, please feel free to contact us.

What is 'resilient' flooring?

Resilient flooring is any number of durable and long-lasting flooring materials designed for long-life and to endure a lot of wear and tear. Items such as linoleum, vinyl, cork, rubber and so forth are all resilient materials. They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns contributing to the widespread popularity.

What is the difference between linoleum and vinyl flooring?

While in appearance vinyl and linoleum products look very much the same, vinyl is a wholly synthetic product, linoleum is a natural product. Linoleum is chosen over vinyl because it is environmentally-friendly to manufacture. Vinyl is considerably cheaper per square foot than linoleum, but in general linoleum, products are more resistant to water damage and general wear and tear than vinyl.

What are the benefits of cork flooring?

Cork flooring offers an array of advantages - foremost, especially with the recent advent for 'green building' practices, is that it's environmentally-friendly. Because cork flooring is composed of bark, the trees are peeled instead of having to be cut down - also leading to a highly sustainable product. Cork flooring is an excellent insulator for both sound and heat; it's hypo-allergenic and anti-static, and surprisingly durable!

What kind of natural stone options do I have for flooring?

Marble, Granite, Limestone, Travertine, Sandstone, and Slate are among the most common choices for natural stone tile flooring. Each has it's own advantages, disadvantages, and uniqueness. Give our shop a call to ask about the differences between them all or drop by to see samples in our showroom!

Where does granite come from?

While the entire outer 6.5-mile thick shell of the Earth can hold granite, there are select countries that produce granite as we know it in any quantity. Most granite we have comes from either Europe or South America where the stone is quarried into massive 20-ton portions, cut into 2 or 3 centimeter slabs, and then polished on the face.

What kind of questions should I ask myself when selecting a new carpet?

Here are a few to get you thinking about the right carpet-

How is the room going to be used?

Is the traffic heavy, moderate, light in that room? What kind of traffic will there be?

Is there direct access to outside in the area?

We Offer a Wide Variety of Window Coverings as Well.