Finding The Right Floor Covering For Each Room

No matter the room in the house, there’s hardly a more important feature than the floor. This feature essentially comes down to floor coverings. Laminate flooring or hardwood, plush carpet or stone tile, whatever floor covering you choose will give certain advantages and disadvantages. These pros and cons should be weighed according to each room in the house and your personal tastes.

Floor coverings should be one of the more carefully contemplated decisions you make for your home. Their high visibility makes a floor covering a definitive decorating statement. The continual wear of human contact requires a sensible, reliable installation. Without balancing the importance of décor and practicality, you probably won’t be as satisfied with floor coverings as you could be.

Bathrooms

Ceramic or stone tiling offer some of the most durable floors available with a nice variety of coloring and tile size and design. Linoleum can still give you the kind of durability for typical bathroom use. It may not offer the same warmth as ceramic tiling, but it can give you a similar appearance for a more affordable price. A small bathroom floor may be a nice place to splurge, given the limited square footage will help control the price. Plus, you should consider how important a bathroom is to you in relation to other rooms in your home. This can also help you decide where to put your money.

Kitchens

Tiling or linoleum can also be a viable option for your kitchen, but hardwood or laminate flooring is usually the standard for a more high-end installation. Kitchens are right on the boundary for moisture risk to hardwood flooring. If you’re thinking of a hardwood floor for this area, just make sure you find a durable wood and take care with the installation and finish. If you like the look of a hardwood floor but are wary of the price, a laminate floor is probably your best bet.

Bedrooms

The bedroom is all personal preferences. The least public room in your home should be about what you like and what feels good under your feet. The soft feel of a plush carpet may cushion your bare feet and help put you in the right mood for a good night’s sleep. If you prefer the warmth and elegance of a hardwood or laminate flooring, you can feel the security and pleasure of your slippers sliding across the floor.

Living/Family Rooms

This room is usually all about your family and guests. Do you have kids that like to pop down on the floor in front of the tv? Carpet will help facilitate that atmosphere. If you have kids or pets that may be accident prone, carpet tile will allow you to replace small areas of carpeting, instead of simply trying to move your couch over any unsightly stains. For more mature entertaining, a hardwood or laminate floor probably gives the room a more conversational ambiance.

Basements

A basement floor covering is often one of the rooms that causes the most stress for the homeowner and it probably shouldn’t. You know you need a high performance floor covering for the moisture and other hardships the floor must endure, but you may not feel like investing a lot of money in this area, either. Simply put, don’t use a floor covering. Concrete staining can imitate almost any other flooring, is almost always the cheapest option, and can be smoothed and insulated to provide a warm, sleek floor that doesn’t in any way match people’s preconceived notions of what concrete can be.

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Slater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call @ 706-225-8244 when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Current Trends In Hardwood Floors

Hickory and Cypress are the New and Unique Floor Trend

Unless you already have century old marble for your flooring, about the most elegant flooring option is hardwood. With a rise in industry standards, nearly any kind of wood can be used as hardwood flooring, but one in particular is hot right now and you may never have heard of it.
Cypress Floors
If you’ve never seen Cypress flooring, you might not be able to spot it. It resembles knotty pine at first glance, since it is a species of pine, but it has more earthy tones which give it several advantages.

The subtleness of the browns, ambers and occasional greens make it very compatible with any type of wood, specifically dining room tables, chairs, and cabinets.
The knots and swirls allow for the floor to withstand heavy wear without showing its scars. Many high-gloss, standard hardwood floors highlight their blemishes in the sun’s glare or by gouging the stain and finish.
Cypress has a base of blonde wood, although brown-toned knots and currents permeate the grain pattern, which can give the room an open feeling even with darker colors on the walls and cabinets. By clear-coating Cypress floors to showcase its natural color, you eliminate some of the finishing steps with multiple stains and glazes.
Hickory Floors
Hickory floors have been the hardwood of choice for the past 5-7 years. Like Cypress, Hickory brings some other things to the table that the traditional Oaks, Maples and Cherrys do not.

Hickory flooring also exhibits several different shades of browns and tans and can match nearly any stain or species of cabinet wood, so you don’t have to worry about clashing with the floor. Hickory floors are like khaki pants, they go with everything.
Hickory is about the toughest wood there is, so its resilience in unmatched.

While Hickory and Cypress are and will be unique flooring trends, respectively, remember they became trends for a reason. Certainly, some people will not like the knots or the golden tones of Cypress or might think the color of Hickory varies too much. However, they are becoming very popular hardwood floor trends not only for their unique color and ability to blend with any material, but also for their durability.

Quick Facts

Cypress is actually harder than Red Oak.
Axe handles are typically made of Hickory.
Cypress floors are often misspelled as Cyprus floors.
Andrew Jackson’s nickname was Old Hickory.

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logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call @ 706-253-4121 when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

 

Revive Your Home With New Flooring

Whether you’re considering a major remodeling project or simply want to update a room, changing your flooring is an easy way to make a dramatic change. With so many flooring choices available today you can choose from many options including hardwood floors, carpeting, tile, even laminate flooring has become extremely popular.
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Hardwood Floors

In general, hardwood floors are more durable and more resistant to damage from impact than softwood floors.

The most popular hardwoods include oak, followed by maple and ash. Specialty woods are more expensive, however, they are often quite beautiful. If you have an ample budget, you may want the luxurious look of specialty woods. Walnut, teak and cherry are popular choices.

You can also customize your wood floor with pieces arranged in a special design, or stain a contrasting color to reflect a special theme or design. Inlay elements can turn an already striking hardwood floor into a distinctive work of art.

One way to customize your hardwood floors is to stain the hardwood in an unexpected shade. While hardwood flooring can come in a variety of different shades and colors, it is becoming more and more popular to create a custom color. Many homeowners have chosen a bright red or deep green stain with striking results. Often it is best to choose a vibrant color for smaller areas or rooms as too much of a non-neutral color can prove to be overwhelming. Click here and use our free service to have one of our licensed and insured flooring contractors in your area install or refinish hardwood floors.

Bamboo flooring is an increasingly popular trend in flooring and is actually harder than hardwood floors, which makes it a much more durable material. Technically a grass, not a wood product, bamboo is a renewable resource that can be harvested every five years. And, in many cases bamboo flooring is less expensive than hardwood, while the installation costs should be about the same.

Carpeting

If you haven’t been carpet shopping recently, you may be overwhelmed by the many choices. Don’t make the mistake of choosing carpeting only for its color. Consider the carpet’s fibers and construction, as well as your lifestyle.

Plush or cut-pile carpet has loops trimmed off so that yarn ends poke up. Saxony plush, one of the most popular varieties, has short tufts that are densely packed. While a popular choice, plush carpet doesn’t tend to wear as well as berber carpeting.

Berber (or high level loop) carpet creates a nubby texture with complete yarn loops that stand upright.

Wool generally is considered to be the ultimate carpeting fiber. It costs two to three times the price of synthetics, but it’s particularly comfortable, durable and natural in appearance. It is resistant to soil, but when soiled may be particularly hard to clean. Be aware that direct sunlight will fade wool fiber over time.

Synthetic fibers are made from several artificial materials.. Nylon is the most popular because of its durability, although it can be damaged by prolonged exposure to sunlight. It is less costly than wool, one of the most expensive of the synthetic varieties.

 Tile

The most durable of all tiling materials are ceramic tile and natural stone materials, which, when properly installed, last the lifetime of a house. This durability, combined with the natural beauty of stone and the incredible array of tile types, colors, patterns, and textures makes tile and stone the materials of choice where quality and character are important.

Ceramic tile and stone are fundamentally different. Stone flooring can include quarried slate, limestone, flagstone, granite, or marble. Natural stone tile is a relatively affordable alternative to stone and is made from real stone aggregate suspended in a polymer binder.

Choosing the right stone tile is usually a combination of personal preference and budget considerations.

Marble and granite, for example, offer a more formal appearance. The most expensive of stone flooring, marble is an elegant, ornamental stone that takes a high polish. Both sandstone and limestone are more brittle but less costly options.

Ceramic tile is made from slabs of clay that are fired for hardness. Ceramic tile may be either glazed or unglazed. Glazed tiles have very hard, smooth surfaces that reject water and stains. The tiles come in many colors, four finishes and two surfaces that may be smooth or textured. No matter what tile you prefer, a local tiling contractor should handle any tiling project. Get a few free quotes to compare, and get that new tile installed!

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring used to be considered merely a substitute for hardwood or tile, but now it’s a legitimate medium in and of itself. The durability is often what initially interests customers.

Laminate wood flooring is easy to install because, unlike conventional solid wood, it’s prefinished and may be glued down or applied over a thin foam paid laid on the subfloor. Some types are even adhesive-backed.

The grouted tile looks are also very popular. Customers love having the look of grout without having to scrub it to keep it presentable.


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logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a  family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

 

3 Carpet Cleaning Facts to Be Aware To Protect Your Carpets

When you purchase a new carpet, the last thing you want to do is to think about having to replace it in a few years time.  That mere thought can cause shudders to pass through your body.  And having to clean it frequently doesn’t sit that well either. Here are 3 carpet cleaning facts to follow to give your carpets the best protection you possibly can.

Family (2)(1) The Right Carpet

You have to play it smart right from the beginning and choose the best carpet type for the needs of you and your family.  Yes, the amazing variety of carpets available out there can be a bit mind boggling:  shag, pile, plush, etc., but you will considerably narrow down your choices once you begin to seriously consider the requirements for a carpet to specifically be in the fabric and style that will best suit your home and the activities that go on there.

Making the correct choice for carpeting for your home is vital to the future protection of your carpet.  If you should make the wrong choice, and select a carpet for beauty rather than practicality, it might not be able to withstand the wear and tear of daily life in your household.  This could result in matting, fraying, and ultimately tearing of the carpet, as well as ground in grime and debris that leave your carpet looking shabby regardless of what you do to protect it and keep it clean.

(2) Mats

Another excellent tip is to buy a welcome mat for both the front and back entrances of your home.  This will provide a place for people to wipe their feet when wearing boots or shoes that are caked in mud or dirt and when the weather is bad outside.  It should help prevent the nastiness of the outdoors in winter and fall from being tracked into your home and across your new carpet.

Also, you can keep your carpet from becoming scruffy and flattened so that it looks worn out before its time, by placing a throw rug on areas that take a special beating because of people sitting there, like in front of the television.

(3) Vacuum WeeklyFamily (3)

Especially if your carpet is in a high traffic area, it’s essential that you make the effort to vacuum it thoroughly at least once a week.  Sometimes when life gets too busy and you just don’t have the time or feel too tired to be bothered, while it’s perfectly understandable in this hectic world of ours, you should still make the effort, because it really does matter. Just use strong back and forth movements to firmly suck dirt and debris from your carpet in a rhythmic manner.

 

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Mark Long is a freelance writer who worked for carpetcleaningkings.com.au, when he was starting out and is familiar not only with the tactics of the carpeting cleaning industry, but with the operations of CarpetcleaningKingsof Australia.

Types of Wood Flooring Installation

jasper, georgia hardwood floor installed slater floorsYou want the look of wood flooring in your home, but with so many options available, it’s hard to decide. Solid or engineered hardwood? Laminate? Wood-look luxury vinyl or vinyl sheet? How do you choose?

Begin by considering where the flooring will go and how much traffic and other wear and tear it will get. Next, think about the installation. Depending on the type of floor, you might want to consider hiring a skilled professional installer. Many wood-look floors, however, are designed for the DIYer. If you have basic handyman skills and want to save on labor costs, you might want to take a closer look at these.

Here are the recommended installation methods for popular wood and wood-look floors.

Types of wood flooring installation
Solid hardwood – Solid hardwood flooring is typically attached to a wood subfloor using nails or staples. Unless you’re an advanced DIYer with experience in wood flooring installation, it’s best to hire a professional hardwood installer. If you choose to install your floor yourself, follow the specific installation directions for your product type.

Engineered hardwood – Engineered hardwood floors are typically installed using glue or staples, or floated using Armstrong’s exclusive Lock&Fold® technology. The newMidtown hardwood collection has an engineered construction and is designed to be installed as a floating floor.

Laminate – With the Lock&Fold installation method, tongue-and-groove laminate planks lock together and fold down over a subfloor without nails, staples, or adhesive. Lock&Fold makes installing laminate wood flooring fast and easy for any level DIYer.

Luxury vinyl tile – Wood-look LVT uses another floating system that’s easy for even the beginner. Each luxury vinyl plank attaches to the planks beside it with self-adhesive – simply peel, place, and press.

Vinyl sheet – Wood-look vinyl floors use a full-spread adhesive installation that’s best done by an experienced DIYer or professional. Fiberglass-backed floors are installed in either a modified loose-lay (no adhesive except at seam line) or a fully adhered installation, depending on your room size and features.

Before you make a final decision, it’s a good idea to read the wood flooring installation instructions for the products you’re considering.

Hardwood Flooring Options

Wood Floors

Wood flooring comes in different sizes, shapes and styles in plank or parquet forms. Hardwood flooring is said to be more durable than softwood flooring. Common types of hardwood floors are solid hardwoods, engineered hardwoods, rotary-peel, sliced-peel and dry solid-sawn.

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Hardwood floors are elegant, beautiful and enduring. They last a lifetime when properly cared for, without the need for replacement, the way carpet and vinyl do. Wood flooring comes in domestic flavors, such as oak, hickory, white pine and more, as well as exotic types like Eco-Friendly Bamboo Flooring and others from around the world. In fact, if you want to add dramatic beauty and elegance to your home, as well as attain a quality flooring solution that will stand the test of time, few things can rival the benefits of wood flooring. How do you choose the right option for your North Georgia wood flooring? Read On.

Laminate Flooring

Some homeowners wanting to update and redecorate will visit our home design store and learn that there are laminates and engineered woods that look just like hardwood floors and have the same stains. In addition, a decorator may wish to have something exotic like Caribbean Rosewood or Brazilian Cherry which cannot be imported due to local deforestation. But with the digitally produced laminate flooring, this is not a problem. Laminate flooring looks like hardwood flooring but it is less expensive, is very easy to care for and is extremely durable. The most difficult part is making a final decision.

Installation

Obviously, installation should be at the top of your list. This ensures that the company you choose has experience installing all types of wood flooring, from oak to fir, from exotic species to domestic species and even options such as top-nailed wood floors. Installation expertise is essential and we have the time and experience to make sure your flooring comes out top notch!

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While it is true that hardwood floors can last a lifetime, they do require periodic care and maintenance, in order to retain their stunning good looks. Usually, this is no more than a simple polishing. The company that you choose should offer polishing and maintenance services to ensure that your new floor continues to look its best for decades to come.

For an expert in the Wood Flooring Industry, with experience in several aspects of hardwood floor installation and maintenance, contact Slater Floors @ 706-225-8244.

Slater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a  family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area. Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.logo 1 jpeg

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

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Four Quick Color Tips To Awaken Your Home Tn 2014

While many resolutions are based on eating healthier and exercising more, homes rarely receive the same promise of improvement. This year, resolve to give your home some attention by committing to a new coat of paint. Painting can be a quick and cost-effective way to refresh your home, so consider updating several spaces for a clean start.

Color inspiration comes from anywhere. The latest color and decor trends are great starting points. Shades from the Dutch Boy 2014 Color Trends Forecast can modernize a space with a look that matches your taste and personality. The trends collection is called Awaken and is comprised of four distinct palettes – Gather, Connect, Explore and Serene. These collections represent a renewed commitment to the environment.

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Looking to make a big impact in your kitchen on a small budget? A new color can awaken your kitchen to make it the center for all to gather. Try hues from the Dutch Boy Gather color palette, such as Stonewall Jackson (F15-3) and Glass Block Green (F7-4), with a mix of decorative and functional kitchen items such as serving bowls, platters and pitchers. You can also rejuvenate your kitchen with an open, airy feel by adding exposed shelving. This will update the look, plus add storage space. An indoor herb garden is also a great way to add green to the room and fresh ingredients to your cooking.

Dine With Color

If your dining furniture is looking a bit outdated, consider painting it. Chairs, tables, side boards, buffets and more can be revitalized in just one weekend. Be sure to properly prep your project so it withstands the wear and tear of regular usage. If your buffet or china cabinet has seen better years, remove the glass panels and drawers, and paint it a neutral hue such as Sedona Dust (C12-4) or opt for a richer pop of color like October Leaves (C6-2). Both are from Dutch Boy’s Connect color palette. Swap out old hardware with new for an easy, upgraded look. Color will easily bring new life to any piece and will blend together your home’s new style.

Welcome With Color

Create a warm welcome guests will love by pairing a bright hue on foyer walls with an eye-catching display of white-framed photos or a grouping of ornamental mirrors and plates. Try Dhurrie Pink (A8-3) from Dutch Boy’s Explore color palette. Paint stair risers with bold colors and patterns such as chevron, stripes or stencils for a modern and chic flair. Opt for a deeper shade of paint to hide scuff marks. Finish off the space with a set of new rugs.

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Re-energize yourself by making calming updates to your bedroom. Paint your walls a cool hue, such as Fieldhouse (D22-3) from the Serene collection, to incorporate a sense of relaxation and tranquility to your resting space. Adding touches of new color and comfort with bedding sets, pillows and luxury throws can quickly upgrade your sleeping space. Accent the space with color-complementing window treatments. For added rest, choose light-blocking materials to prevent excess light from waking you before your alarm.

By following these simple tips, such as refreshing your paint colors, updating accessories or completing other color-inspired projects, your home will be freshly styled and you’ll be enjoying your space for years to come.

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area.logo 1 jpeg Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call @ 706-225-8244 when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Slater Floors Explains Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Kitchen 6What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? And Why Should You Care?

Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood flooring where the floors are produced by laminating several hardwood plies together to form the planks. Being more stable than solid wood while beings less susceptible to shrinking and expanding with changes in temperatures and humidity, Engineered Hardwood is very durable.

Get The Look You Desire

The look can be distressed wood, hand scraped wood, specialty wood or traditional wood and in several types of wood, Birch, Cherry, Exotic, Hickory, Maple, Oak, Pecan or Walnut. The gloss can be high, medium or low and the size – strip, plank, wide plant or mixed width with several different size thickness.

Why Engineered Flooring Is A Good Choice

The instability of solid hardwood is usually moisture or heat related. Under adverse conditions, solid hardwood floors can warp, cup, swell or split apart. Engineered hardwood flooring overcomes these problems by constructing a multiple-ply plank which counteracts twisting and remains flat and intact. This makes engineered hardwood flooring a better choice for installation over radiant heat sources, over concrete whether it’s below grade or above.Bath 4

Your Natural Hardwood Look

The product thus has the natural characteristics of the selected wood species as opposed to a photographic layer. The “engineered” product has been designed to provide greater stability, particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for solid hardwood floors.

If you’re looking to put Engineered Hardwood Flooring in your home, be sure to give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to help you get the flooring and look you desire.

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area.logo 1 jpeg Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

Slater Floors Says…Your New Hardwood Flooring

Will Add Warmth And Beauty To Your Home For Years To Come | Following A Few Simple Maintenance Steps However, Will Help Protect Your Investment

Cleaning

10-6-2013 8-06-36 AM◦Blot up spills and spots immediately (Standing moisture will penetrate into the wood causing irreversible discoloration and damages

◦Vacuum, dust mop, or sweep the floor to minimize abrasive grit and dirt. Note: Do not use vacuum with beater bars

◦Periodically clean floor with recommended hardwood floor cleaner such as a Bona Cleaning Kit. (Never use other cleaning products or detergents.)The manufacturer recommends a Terry Cloth style mop. For daily wiping the manufacturer recommends the use of distilled water applied to the mop with a spray bottle. (Tap water contains ingredients that may leave an unsightly film

◦ALWAYS WIPE DRY IMMEDIATELY until no moisture is visible on the floor. Do not use wax, polish, oil soap, abrasive cleaners, steel wool, scouring powder, or ANY appreciable amount of water

◦Do not use wet mops, wet scrubbers or steam cleaners as these products will cause irreversible discoloration and damages

Protecting Your Investment

◦Your newly installed floors are real wood and therefore are subject to change from excessive moisture, or non-conforming environmental conditions. Remove any standing water immediately, and maintain an indoor relative Front doorhumidity level of 35-55% throughout the year to minimize the natural expansion and contraction of wood

◦Use quality vinyl-back area rugs and doormats by outdoor entrance areas to prevent dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as but not limited to water, oil, asphalt, and driveway sealer from being tracked onto your floor

◦Use felt floor protectors and wide-bearing cylinder leg bases to minimize indentations. As a rule of thumb, the heavier the item the wider the floor protector should be. The Manufacturer does not recommend the use of wheeled furniture as they will accelerate wear not covered by this warranty

◦Avoid gouges or cuts in your floor from sharp objects. While your newly installed floor is one of the most wear-resistant floors on the market, it is not impervious to damage

◦Do not walk on your floor with “stiletto-style” heels; they will cause indentations

◦Rearrange rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly. UV sunlight will change the color of different species to varying degree

◦Keep pets’ nails trimmed and filed in order to minimize indentations. Any pets’ nails can damage wood floors

◦Use a wide base air tire dolly when moving heavy appliances or furniture. But first, put down a sheet of quarter-inch clean plywood to protect the floor. Never try to slide or roll objects across the floor without precautions

logo 1 jpegSlater Floors can help you with your interior designs. We are a family owned and operated business located in Jasper, Georgia and the surrounding area.logo 1 jpeg Our goal is to make our store your full service flooring and design center, so that you too can feel at home in these beautiful Georgia Mountains.

Make no mistake about it: we do specialize in floor coverings from carpeting to tile to hardwoods and everything in between. But, we do a whole lot more and we do it with the same quality, workmanship and attention to detail that has made us a household name in North Georgia. Here are just a few of the services that we offer other than flooring: granite & quartz countertops, painting, drywall, counter tops, backsplashes, dustless hardwood refinishing, and so much more. We can even remodel your kitchen and bathrooms from start to finish. We are so confident in your complete satisfaction that we offer a Lifetime Warranty on all installations completed by Slater Floors!

Give us a call when you’re considering your next remodel. We’ll help you every step of the way to change your House into your Home so that you’ll Fall in Love with your Home again!

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Heather Hogan Loves Her LVT

What is LVT? Luxury Vinyl Tile

LVTand the  Hogan Family Loves Their New LVT!

Heather’s Testimonial Video

Slater Floor’s client Heather Hogan gave a great review of her awesome Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and told us how much she loved her new look and the ease of cleaning.

If you’re looking for new flooring or any kind of interior/exterior remodeling, LVT3give Slater Floors a call ~ 706-225-8244 | We’ll Help You Fall In Love With Your Home Again!