A big thank you to Sears Home Services for sponsoring this post. The honest opinions are my own.
As you know, we are in the early stages of remodeling our house. We’ve been here two years now and we feel we’ve lived in it long enough to know what we want changed. Now it’s down to the details.
One major project that I can’t wait to start, is flooring. Currently we have carpet throughout the whole house that was installed by the previous owner right before we moved in. Here’s a quick side story about the carpet: Since we lived in Cleveland it was tough for us to get up here to look at houses. We knew what neighborhood we wanted to live in and when houses popped up there they usually went pretty quickly. So my mom and sister were wonderful and would go look at places for us. They went to our current house now and thought the location was perfect but had a major issue with the floor.
They said the carpet was throughout the entire house and it was stained terribly and smelled awful. We talked with our realtor who agreed (she had gone with them to look at the house) and told us she would insist that that the owner replace the carpeting as soon as possible. Halloween was that weekend and we were able to come to Michigan to have the kids trick-or-treat together and thankfully the house was still available. We walked through it and were pleased they had already replaced the carpet.
We bought the house and have had the same carpet ever since. We never saw the terrible, smelly carpet that my mom, sister, and the realtor did and were quite happy about that! Unfortunately, the previous homeowner put down the cheapest carpet he could find, though you’d never know it according to the kids. They lay on it to play games, read, and more.
That’s the problem. The carpet is so cheap that it is very hard to clean and it has no padding underneath (I don’t know how the kids and dog can lay on it for so long!). And it runs through every room in the house except the kitchen and den! It’s even in the dining room! Ack!
I cannot wait to get rid of it but at the same time, we aren’t sure if the kids would be as apt to play, sit, and lounge on the floor if it’s hardwood or laminate.
Dave and I have talked a lot about what kind of flooring to get. We are pretty certain we want laminate. Something easy to install, that looks amazing, is durable, and will last for years and years and maybe we’ll get a nice soft rug to throw over top.
I was interested to learn that Sears Home Services offers a variety of flooring materials including:
- Resilient and luxury vinyl
They offer top brands and free in home installation, which is great because we are doing what we can to save money for the rest of the remodel.
Sears Home Services also has a great promotion going on right now:
- Up to 12 month Special Financing available on installed Flooring purchases over $1,500. Offer good through 1/31/2017. Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer. Purchase requirement before taxes and after other discounts and must be made in a single transaction.
I also love the advice on the Sears Home Services Blog for flooring. Here’s a look at some of their helpful posts:
- Common Flooring Problems
- Bathroom Flooring Options – 4 Things To Consider
- Kitchen Design Tips – Consider The Floor
There’s lots to think about when it comes to flooring but I can’t wait to get started! With the helpful advice above, the promotion, and the free installation we’ll be giving Sears Home Services a call and it won’t be long before our floors will be beautiful again.