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Here at Mountain Valley Floors, flooring is what we do. We are proud to help the people of Loveland find the perfect flooring material to suit their needs. Word of mouth is our favorite way to grow, so we are all about performing the job to our customers’ satisfaction. Step one of that process is ensuring they pick the right flooring material for their home. One popular material option is laminate hardwood flooring, so we thought we would go over some of its benefits right here.
Many of the same benefits of hardwood floors can be enjoyed from laminate hardwood floors as well. This is probably most important in regards to its durability. Laminate hardwood has a lot of durability, including the dent and scratch resistance of regular hardwood. That’s why so many families with small children or pets choose laminate hardwood flooring. It has both a tough external layer and a resin coating to help protect it from all kinds of damage.
Laminate hardwood flooring is literally made to be easy to install;...more
When it comes to the look and feel of your home, flooring makes a huge difference. Here at Mountain Valley Floors, we have over 25 years of experience helping people choose and implement the right flooring materials for their own personal style. One of our best sellers is our hardwood flooring materials. Are you considering new flooring in your home? We go over the benefits of hardwood floors here.
Whether you prefer vacuuming, sweeping, or even steam cleaning, hardwood floors make it easy. There are no porous surfaces for dust, dirt, and grime to stick to. This makes cleaning much easier than on carpeted or tile and grout floors. This is part of why hardwood floors make such a great choice for families with children or pets. Even spilling liquids that would stain other materials won’t hurt a hardwood floor; just grab a towel and wipe it up!
When it comes to your home, any renovation that adds value is going to be a good choice. As far as re-flooring, you cannot beat the added value that hardwood...more
New carpet is exciting. If it’s getting installed in your office, it means you’re about to enjoy years worth of fresh, clean flooring. While replacing interior flooring like carpet, wood, or otherwise can be costly, it’s an investment that can last you a decade. Making the proper investment is what’s important in this situation.
It can be hard at times to know when to replace your office carpet. For most, they wait until the carpet either shows visible wear or tear or they move out of the space and leave the floor for the next person to deal with. Remember, take care of your floor, and it will take care of you.
At Mountain Valley Floors, we want your business to thrive. Your office can be a part of that process, even though it may make it to the conference-room table, it still supports your efforts as you work and move from one meeting to the next. In this article, we’re going to share the signs to watch out for so that you can replace your carpet before it becomes a more costly issue.
When You Should Replace Your Office Carpet
It’s time you replaced the carpet in your home, but you’re not entirely sure if you should hire carpet installers or if you should do it yourself. At Mountain Valley Floors, we want to take care of your carpet installation for you. However, we respect your DIY spirit!
With this being said, we wanted to give you a general overview of how to install carpet in your home so that you can get the process started. While you’re reading through this article, keep in mind that when you hire a professional, the time you spend doing the project is saved. You may realize that after reading how tough it can be to install your own carpet you will want to hire a professional. Know that you’re not alone.
Many homeowners start carpet installations and realize they need some help. Mountain Valley Floors serves all of Northern Colorado with carpet installation services. All you need to do is give us a call, and we’ll do our absolute best to help you.
7 Steps to New Carpet
Before you get started on your carpet installation, you will need to know the cost and...more
Whether you wake up to a quiet, serene home, or it’s like herding cats before school, you still kick your feet out of bed onto your carpet. As you shuffle out the door and down the hallway, the comfort and warmth of dry, clean carpet beneath your feet is expected. When you take a step and find a wet spot in your carpet, you pause, confused at what you just stepped in — that’s not what carpet is supposed to feel like.
As a homeowner (and probably a parent), you’re not focused on your carpet until there’s something wrong with it — or something happens to it like a spill or damage. The same goes for a lot around your home. A roof is rarely inspected until it already has a leak. The fridge is rarely replaced unless it stops functioning like a fridge. The same probably goes for your carpet.
In this article, Mountain Valley Floors wants to share the six signs that it’s time you replace your carpet, whether it be a section, room, or your entire home. It’s not easy to discover that your carpet is damaged, hosts mold, or is old. However, it’s important that when the time is...more
Did you know that homeowners spend between $12,000-$34,000 on their kitchen remodel projects? If you’re currently interested in transforming your kitchen, you have a lot on your plate (pun intended?). Not only do you have to budget for your dream kitchen, but you have to work with contractors to make sure that dream is transformed into reality. What’s more, you’ll need to make dozens of decisions on style, design, decor, and more. One of those decisions will include your flooring.
At Mountain Valley Floors, we’re proud to serve you and your flooring needs in Loveland. It’s our mission to make sure you get the best Loveland hardwood floors at affordable prices. To help you move closer to a completed kitchen remodel project, we want to share in this article how you can choose kitchen flooring that you’ll love.
How to Choose Kitchen Flooring You You’ll Love
Remember, this is your kitchen we’re talking about. No one else has a final say on which type of flooring you choose. You can get exactly what you want. With that being said, here are some...more
Are you building a new home? Do you have a vision for how you would like your home to look or feel? You’re not alone. Thousands of eventual homeowners will build their own homes, and they will get the exact dream home they’ve been envisioning for years. What’s more, they will get the exact flooring that they want.
If you’re building your own home, you don’t have to “deal” with what you rent anymore. You can choose the perfect Loveland hardwood floors for your custom built Loveland home. In this article, Mountain Valley Floors wants to share a simple process to help you decide which flooring material to use for your home.
4 Tips to Choose the Perfect Flooring
#1. Define Your Decorating Style
Before you dive into choosing hardwood, vinyl, linoleum, tile, or otherwise, define your home or room style. When you define the style, you can work off of that to keep the flooring, walls, ceiling, decor, and more consistent with one another. If you do not define your style, you will end up with a home that looks like your eclectic...more
For some homeowners, they want to DIY their Loveland hardwood floor installation. At Mountain Valley Floors we understand the sentiment. In fact, we encourage it, if you know what you’re doing. You can read our recent post Why You Should Leave Hardwood Floor Installation to Professionals to learn more.
In this article, however, we are going to share five hardwood floor installation mistakes you will want to avoid to get the best installation outcome possible.
Avoid These 5 Floor Installation Mistakes
It can be tough to handle an entire Loveland hardwood floor installation project. You need to manage the cost, order the materials, install the product, and then maintain the floor all on your own. It’s not enough to hope that the project goes well. You need to know what you’re doing. So, in an effort to help the DIY floor installers, including you, we want to share some mistakes we see DIY project make consistently.
#1. Prepare the Floor Incorrectly
You may be “ready” to install your floor, but have you prepared the...more
As a homeowner, you can already think of a dozen ways waterproof flooring can benefit your Fort Collins life. While all of those reasons are valid, we want to surprise you with a few waterproof flooring benefits that may surprise you.
At Mountain Valley Floors in Fort Collins, we pride ourselves on being a Top Rated Local® full-service flooring company. Do you care about the quality in your home? We are the Northern Colorado professionals you can trust.
In this article, we’re going to share three surprising benefits of waterproof flooring. Do you want a waterproof floor in your home? Call us today! Otherwise, read this blog article to learn more!
3 Surprising Benefits of Waterproof Flooring
You may be in the process of choosing the type of flooring you want to use in your home. This can be an overwhelming decision because there are so many flooring options available to you. You can go with hardwood, vinyl, laminate, tile, or otherwise. How do you choose? If one of your requirements for your floor is to be waterproof, here are some benefits...more
As a Fort Collins hardwood floor installation company, we hear this question a lot: “Can’t I just install hardwood flooring myself?”
While it’s certainly the case that you can try installing hardwood floors yourself, we highly recommend hiring a skilled and experienced hardwood flooring installer. The biggest reason we do so is that hardwood flooring is by far the most difficult type of flooring to install.
Before you take to the blogosphere and begin searching for DIY tips on how to install hardwood floors, take some time to consider some of the reasons you might want to hold off.
Why is Installing Hardwood Flooring so Difficult?
While doing it yourself can be tempting in order to save yourself money — especially if you’re a fairly experienced DIYer — the truth is there’s a lot that goes into installing a hardwood floor that makes it unlike any other type of flooring installation.
First, it requires a special set of tools. Chances are, you don’t have these sorts of tools just lying around the house.
- A special tool called...
As a flooring company that does hardwood floor installations in Fort Collins, we know quite a bit about hardwood floors. In fact, we highly recommend them for your various flooring needs.
One of the great things about hardwood flooring is how long it lasts. When you have quality flooring materials that are installed properly, your hardwood floor can be refinished
On top of that, hardwood flooring is absolutely beautiful and has a luxury feel that simply cannot be copied perfectly.
When You Should Consider Refinishing Your Hardwood Floors
With hardwood flooring, you get a lot of bang for your buck. While it isn’t the cheapest up front, you’ll be able to use it for years to come.
Hardwood flooring, generally speaking, is built to last. In fact, you can refinish your hardwood floor anywhere from six to 10 times before you need to replace it.
With refinishing jobs you are able to tweak the color, deal with surface level damages, and even fill gaps.
With all these benefits, it’s clear refinishing your flooring is the...more
As a Loveland hardwood flooring business, we’re always looking to give our clients the biggest bang for their buck. In this post, we’ll be talking about how to increase the value of your home, especially if you’re planning to sell.
Once you’ve decided you want to sell, the first thing you’ll probably ask yourself is what can I sell my house for? And after that, is there anything I can do to make my house more attractive so it sells quicker and for more money.
The good news is, there are changes you can make which will help you to sell your house for more. There’s a range of things to do, so you can spend as little or as much — or do more as you want to.
Below you’ll find some helpful things to consider when you’re preparing your house for sale.
Start With the Outside
Curb appeal is a big part of determining the value of your home. First impressions are key and having a great exterior for people to look at before they even step in yourself will go a long way.
If it’s within your budget, starting off your exterior renovation...more
If you’re looking for Fort Collins flooring installation help for your kitchen, Mountain Valley Floors is here for you. When it comes to flooring, there’s perhaps no place more important to strike a balance between beauty and functionality than your kitchen. After all, as the place you do all your cooking (as well as informal eating), there’s a lot of foot traffic.
In order to help you make an informed decision, this blog post will lay out some important things you’ll need to think through to create the perfect kitchen flooring solution for you.
What Should You Think About When Updating Your Kitchen Flooring?
Updating your flooring is a really fun process, but it can also be stressful. However, knowing the right things to focus on can really take a lot of the pressure off.
There are four basic questions to ask yourself when you’re going to update the flooring in your kitchen:
What’s Your Budget?
It’s important to start off with this question because this will determine how much you’re willing to spend on...more
The Loveland area is not known for tropical winter climates, but as you may well know, frosty and frigid temperatures. While there are many options to heat your home, such as forced-air and electric baseboards, with the innovation of radiant floor heating, many are finding how effective it can be.
Heating your home is likely a non-negotiable in the fall and winter months with temperatures that dip well below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you are curious about what radiant floors can offer, join us in today’s post.
Radiant floor heating — a must-have in the Colorado winter weather!Embrace the Benefits of Radiant Floor Heat
There is nothing better than greeting your day with a toasty-warm floor that helps you come alive — this is exactly what you will experience with radiant heat floors! Not only are people known for warming their feet, but laying their whole bodies on the floor for an instant warm-up. So, besides the heat, what other ways can you benefit?
As we transition into cooler temperatures, do you ever find yourself, in the early morning, tip-toeing across frigid floors? While flooring has so many advantages, one of its drawbacks is the lack of a cozy, comfy space in the colder months that are commonly experienced in the Loveland area.
What if there was another option than just having to grin and bear cold flooring in the frosty months — would you ditch your layers of socks and dance for joy? Radiant floor heating is an excellent alternative to arctic floors! Learn more about what they are in today’s post!
The answer to icebox feet is radiant floor heat!
All About Radiant Floor Heat
If your current floors don’t evoke a snuggly, warm feeling because they are physically freezing, radiant floor heat is an innovative solution to this problem.
Radiant heating, is a system that applies direct heat to a surface, namely, walls and flooring through infrared radiation. You can compare radiant heating to a stovetop — not only can you feel its heat through the direct contact of the pan,...more
Carpeting is a great choice, but it has a bad reputation.
If you’re in the market for new floors in your home, carpeting is a great option. Carpets are unmatched in terms of comfort, they come in every style and color imaginable, and they keep your home quieter and more comfortable than hard flooring options. However, carpets have a bad reputation for being hard to maintain, and since no one wants to replace their flooring earlier than they have to, many people choose to forego carpet. But, there’s good news! With the right care and maintenance, you can make your carpet last. Here are a few tips for long-lasting carpeting in your home:
#1. Stick with a no-shoes policy in your home.
While there are many things you can do to clean your carpet, it’s much easier — and better for your carpet — to prevent as much dirt, grime and other debris from coming into contact with it as possible. When you wear your shoes inside, a lot of debris come with them — including fecal matter that gets picked up in public restrooms. Taking off your...more
When it comes to hardwood flooring, you have a choice to make — solid or engineered hardwood.
So you’ve decided to install hardwood floors into your home or commercial space. Hardwood flooring is classy, beautiful and will never go out of style, so we applaud you on your choice. However, there are many different types of hardwood floors to consider, from the species of wood used in the floor to the grade and color of the floor. The biggest decision you’ll have to make regarding your hardwood floors, though, is whether to choose solid or engineered hardwood. That’s why the experienced hardwood floor installation experts at Mountain Valley Floors have come up with this quick guide to show you the differences between the two.
What is it?
Solid – Solid hardwood flooring consists of individual planks that are made of 100-percent hardwood. Because solid hardwood flooring is made of solid wood, it can be sanded and refinished many times throughout its lifetime.
Engineered – There are several layers in engineered hardwood floors. The top and...more
If you’re ready to install a new floor, it’s best to know how to find the best flooring contractor in Fort Collins. Your project is important, and you don’t want to waste money on scams or sleazy flooring companies. In this post, Mountain Valley Floors shares three huge flooring contractor scams to avoid. If you have questions or want to talk with the Top Rated Local® Full Service Flooring Company in Northern Colorado, contact Mountain Valley Floors today!
3 Most Common Flooring Contractor Scams
Do you want to install a new floor in your home? Have you chosen a flooring contractor in Fort Collins already? Your time and money are valuable, and as much as we hate to say it, not all contractors are honest business people. Here are three huge contractor scams to avoid:
Scam #1 – Your Deposit Disappears
If a flooring contractor asks for a deposit, reconsider using them. You want to have a contract in hand, signed, and confirmed that your project will be moving forward before you hand over any money. The goal is to have a paper...more
If you haven’t already chosen the carpet you want to install in your home, there’s more than style, design, and color to consider. You will need to choose the best carpet installation company to get the job done right the first time. What most homeowners forget to consider is that you can choose the most expensive carpet on the market and the installation job can make it look awful. The quality of the carpet installation is the part two to your part one carpet selection. Without an experienced, knowledgeable, reputable flooring contractor in Loveland, you will end up needing new carpet and installation services. Read on to learn more about how to choose the best flooring installation company.
Hire A Reputable, Experienced Carpet Installer
You want to take the time to find the best carpet installer in Loveland to take care of your carpet project. You will want to start first with finding some companies in the area. Next, call these companies and ask for job references. Call these references and ask some of the questions below:
- What kind of...
Summer is the perfect time for home renovations — and every great renovation starts with new flooring. But what kind of flooring is perfect for your home? In this blog, the Fort Collins flooring installers at Mountain Valley Floors will discuss some of the hottest flooring options in summer 2018 that could be perfect for your home and your lifestyle. Check out these great flooring materials, and choose Mountain Valley Flooring for all of your flooring needs!
Engineered hardwood is one of the trendiest flooring options of 2018 giving you the perfect combination of beauty and affordability. With a hardwood veneer top layer and a composite base, these floors look just like hardwood floor but are more resistant to stains and warping over time. Cleaning is a breeze — just use a slightly damp mop or your swiffer to keep things neat and tidy.
Waterproof Core Flooring
Want the look of wood, stone, or ceramic flooring, but don’t want to deal with all the stain removal and upkeep? Waterproof Core flooring is the...more
Carpet offers a sense of warmth and comfort that no other flooring option can. However, if your flooring has suffered some type or wear, tear, or damage, it can be difficult to know whether it can be cleaned or repaired, or if it should be replaced. To help homeowners and business owners gauge whether or not it’s time for carpet replacement, in today’s blog, we’ve outlined a few conditions that will warrant installing new carpet in your home or office.
At Mountain Valley Floors in Loveland, we have more than 25 years of experience in the flooring industry. If you’re considering replacing your carpet, we would love to help you! Call 970-372-4019 today to schedule your free consultation!
Reasons to Replace Carpet
If you have carpet in your home or office, you may be debating on whether it is time to replace it or give it another cleaning. Below, we have listed a few reasons why carpet replacement may make more...more
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In the last couple of decades, hardwood flooring has become a very popular flooring material for homeowners and business owners alike. Given the long life and versatility that this sustainable material has to offer, it’s not surprising to learn more and more people are choosing to install it. In today’s article, we’ll review a few qualities that make hardwood one of the easiest ways to customize the look and feel of your space.
If you’re a resident of Fort Collins or Loveland and considering replacing the floors in your home, contact Mountain Valley Floors! We are your Top Rated Local® flooring pros, and we’d love to help you discover what hardwood can do for you! Contact us today!
How Can I Customize My Hardwood Floor?
When considering hardwood floors, many people assume their only choices are the standard-sized planks that come in the usual stains and finishes. However,...more
Whether you’re the proud owner of new, shiny hardwood floors or you’ve been around them your whole life, it helps to know the right timing of the most common maintenance routines related to this beautiful flooring material. With the right information, taking care of your wood flooring is easy and can extend its longevity. In fact, properly maintaining your floors can make them last for more than 100 years!
In today’s article, we’ll share some tips on the timing of maintenance items for your wood floors. At Mountain Valley Floors in Loveland, we’re a Top Rated Local® flooring contractor, and we’ve been serving the Front Range with residential and commercial flooring solutions for more than 25 years. If you’re considering switching to luxurious hardwood, contact our team today to schedule a free consultation!
Sweep and Dust
The National Wood Flooring Association (NFWA) recommends sweeping your wood floors gently everyday to remove dust and dirt particles that can mar and dull the finish on your floor. This can be accomplished by sweeping with a...more
When it comes to locating reliable and professional commercial flooring installers, the process can be overwhelming and challenging. At Mountain Valley Floors in Loveland, we are a Top Rated Local® flooring contractor and, in addition to residential flooring installation and design, we also provide industry-leading commercial flooring services. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation! In the meantime, here are some tips for locating the right contractor for your needs.
Determine Your Style
The first step in finding the right commercial contractor is to determine what image you want your business to project. Depending on the mood and tone you want to set for your customers and employees, some floor covering materials and colors might work better than others. Knowing what you want and being able to explain it clearly goes a long way in being satisfied with your new floors!
Word of mouth is sometimes the best means of locating contractors, including commercial flooring installers. Have you recently been in...more
When it comes to choosing a flooring material for your home or office, you want to be sure to pick a material that will be durable, attractive, and easy to maintain. From hardwood to tile and carpet, there are so many options available for flooring applications on the market today that it can be overwhelming and challenging to know which one is right for you. Additionally, if you try researching various flooring types, you’re likely to come across a lot of information, and not all of that information is accurate. For example, there is a lot of misinformation out there about carpet that can steer people away from its warm and luxurious beauty.
At Mountain Valley Floors, our carpet installers have been transforming homes with quality carpet installations and materials for more than 20 years. From project design to completion, we’ve got your carpet flooring needs covered. Today, we will take a look at three of the common myths related to carpet floors and discuss the truth behind them.
Myth #1: It’s Bad for Allergy and Asthma Sufferers
Have you been dreaming about replacing your old, outdated carpet with a more modern color or style? Has your beautiful hardwood flooring suffered damage beyond repair? If you’re in the market for a new floor, either out of necessity or desire, it can be an overwhelming task finding the right flooring material and the right contractor to suit your needs. Mountain Valley Floors, Inc. in Loveland is a local leader in professional flooring installations and we’ve got you covered! Our experts will take the time necessary to work with you in determining what flooring type will work best for you based on:
Pricing out flooring can seem overwhelming, and it may be challenging to know what you can and cannot afford. At Mountain Valley Floors, Inc., we will work closely with you to get the highest-quality flooring materials within your budget. If you’re concerned about how or if you can afford new flooring in your home, give us a call! We would love to...more
Laminate is constructed in layers to create lasting, affordable, beautiful floors. Four layers of material, each of which has its own purpose, are fused together through a direct-pressure process that binds them into one extremely durable material. And this material is today’s laminate—a type of flooring that will endure much wear and tear, performing well for many years.
A Closer Look At Laminate Layers:
Layer 1: A melamine backing layer that provides a moisture barrier and structural integrity and stability.
Layer 2: A dense, strong inner layer—sometimes called core-board—made of compressed wood fiber.
Layer 3: A melamine decorative layer that provides the floor’s beauty and realism through highly detailed photography—giving laminate the appearance of natural hardwood, ceramic tile, or stone.
Layer 4: A melamine wear layer that offers a tough, beautiful finish resistant to stain, fade, and wear. (In some products, it is reinforced with aluminum oxide, an extremely...more
Blue is a color that evokes mood. And because many people associate blue with melancholy, they avoid it as a decorating color. “It’s a popular conception that blue is associated with coldness, and it’s not valid,” says Shelley Kirsch of Shelley Kirsch Interior Design and Decoration in Toronto. “Used correctly, blue is extremely uplifting and vibrant.”
It’s all in the shade of blue you choose and the hues you pair it with. Discipline is key. “Keep your palate restricted,” Shelley advises, “but don’t be afraid of blue.” By exploring blue in all its moods and shades, you can find just the right hue to create a beautiful, serene room.
Here are Shelley’s tips for decorating beautifully with blue:
Consider the full spectrum of shades of blue, including some of the lesser-known hues. Shelley is particularly fond of teal.
Explore the blue-gray family, especially if you are afraid of pastels. “These hues have a calm, zen, quiet effect,” Shelley says.
Pair blue with a warm neutral. Cream, sand and light taupe are good choices.
You want flooring to complement your unique style as well as the function of the room. Throwing dinner parties? Curling up with the Sunday funnies? Dog sitting for the neighbors, yet again? Keep in mind how you will use the room.
What personality are you trying to create? Smart and sassy? Cool and chic? Moody and mysterious? Maybe you already have some décor to work around, such as your mate’s favorite plaid recliner. Now’s the time to open the door to possibilities (and maybe make some décor updates).
Torn-out magazine pages. Pinterest ideas. Paint chips. Leaves you plucked from a tree on your Bora Bora trip. These are the things dream rooms are made of. Bring your ideas to us, and we’ll help make them reality.
IN THE STORE
Use the visual aids you have gathered and ask us for similar flooring samples to see if the color and style are what you’re looking for. Take your samples...more
First … you might not know that all tufted carpet begins with a loop pile. If cut pile or cut-and-loop pile is desired, loops are cut during manufacturing.
- In loop styles, loops are left uncut.
- In cut pile styles, all loops are cut.
- In cut-and-loop styles, some loops are cut. Pattern and texture are provided by the contrast between the uncut and cut loops—sometimes uncut loops are dominant; sometimes cut loops are.
- In twist styles, loops are cut and yarns are tightly twisted.
Now … on to the advantages of loop and twist carpet styles. (Again, we’re talking about tufted, not woven, carpet.)
In loop styles (in which all yarn loops are uncut), yarn can be tufted in loops of even or varied heights. Level, even loop heights create a uniform surface, while varied heights create...more