Four Floors that Can Manage Life’s Messes

“Oops!” That’s a word that we hate to hear around the house. Spills and splashes, mud and messes, children and pets and the wrath of Mother Nature can throw enough mayhem to floor most of us. In our homes, it’s the floors that suffer. Upgrading your floors can breathe new life into your home by providing protection and comfort to fit your lifestyle.

Besides cost and color preferences, what should you consider when planning new flooring for your home? Dean Wright, Vice President of McSwain Carpets and Floors, advises that you evaluate your family’s lifestyle.

“Consider these important lifestyle questions,” he says. “How do you use the room? What are your expectations? What do you want your floor to look and feel like? Do you have kids or pets or special needs to consider?”

Wright adds, “With today’s options, it is easy to update and upgrade the look and feel of a room with a material that’s attractive and easy to care for. Make the floor work for you!”

These four, first-rate products recommended by Wright will never be floored by what life throws your way.

No More Splish Splash

Shaw’s Floorte´ is a Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring with the authentic look and feel of hardwood, but it is completely waterproof. Perfect for high-moisture areas like basements, bathrooms and mudrooms, this durable flooring goes together like magic. It comes in easy-to-connect planks for simple installation. Its durability can withstand the busiest—and messiest—homes.

Hair Today, Gone 

Stainmaster’s PetProtect carpet uses proprietary technology that helps reduce the force of attraction between pet hair and carpet. This allows the hair to be more easily removed with normal vacuuming. Paired with Stainmaster’s UltraLife Plus carpet cushion with a breathable moisture barrier and odor deterrent, the Stainmaster PetProtect carpet allows for a more thorough cleaning and reduces lingering pet odors and stains.

A Clean Sweep

Mohawk’s SmartStrand Forever Clean carpet is the toughest, easiest to clean carpet that you will find. The SmartStrand fiber was quickly embraced by consumers when it was introduced in 2005. Its first ten years earned the carpet the highest ratings in customer satisfaction, durability and cleanability. Now the Mohawk unveils an unprecedented nanotechnology fiber innovation that weaves luxurious softness with a permanent spill shield.

Planks for 
the Memories

Whether you want the elegant look and feel of a hardwood floor, the natural look of stone or the urban, rustic look of a durable décor, COREtec planks hide subfloor imperfections and can be installed over an existing ceramic floor. COREtec’s construction provides protection against excessive wear while resisting stain and allowing for superior cleanability. The attached cork underlayment provides additional sound insulation and eliminates the need for a separate underlayment.