Wood-Look Flooring for Your Kitchen

Wood looks kitchen | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

What is it about the kitchen that makes it the heart of the home? Whether it’s the dinner simmering on the stove or the aroma of rolls baking in the oven, the kitchen is a gathering place for all members of the family—the place where everyone can reconnect and spend time together. At , we…

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Bathroom Flooring Trends for 2020

Bathroom flooring trends | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

Did you know that most people spend over a year of their lives (on average) in the bathroom? Since we all spend so much time in this small yet important space, interior design experts focus on creative configurations, durable materials, and stylish fixtures to make the bathroom experience more enjoyable. Here at , we offer…

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How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation

Plan the ultimate staycation | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

We’re all probably dreaming of a trip to Europe or the Caribbean. Sometimes, however, travel just isn’t in the cards. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the arrival of warm weather and have fun with your family by turning your home into a staycation destination. Here at , we have compiled some of our favorite tips…

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The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

Pantone color | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

When Pantone unveiled their color of the year for 2020, it marked a return to a classic: Classic Blue, to be exact! Hailed by the experts at the Pantone Color Institute as “the sky at dusk,” Classic Blue is soothing and calming when used in interior design. How will you incorporate this deep blue into…

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Your Quick Guide to Hardwood Species

Guide to hardwood species | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

It’s no secret that our team here at is in love with hardwood flooring. One step inside our showroom in , will make this more than evident, as we showcase a vast array of hardwood styles and species with different textures and finishes that will look absolutely wonderful in your home. But did you know…

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4 Ways You’re Damaging Your Hardwood

Damaged hardwood tips | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

With proper care and maintenance, your hardwood flooring will remain beautiful and serve your home for decades. It will also improve your home’s resale value.We know that our floors are prone to spills, drops, and scratches. These should be avoided at all costs. However, there are some other ways you might be inadvertently damaging your…

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Does Your Hardwood Need to be Refinished?

Dining room flooring | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

As a homeowner, it’s an incredible feeling to know that your gorgeous hardwood flooring will retain its value and will even increase the resale value of your home if you decide to go on the market. However, it’s very possible that your hardwood will experience dulling or scratching over time. If this is the case,…

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Preparing Your Home for Spring

Prepare home for holidays | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

Spring is a beautiful time—and for many, it’s the best season! As new life abounds and flowers bloom, it’s only natural that we want to take a few moments to spruce up our home as well—hence, the term “spring cleaning.” Not only does spring cleaning get us in the spirit of the warmer months, but…

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Using Area Rugs in Your Minimalistic Design

Area Rug | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

There really is no limit to what the perfect area rug can do! It can create a bold, eye-catching moment within a room design—a colorful, busy pop of visual interest. Sometimes, however, you might choose to add some texture, depth, color, and pattern to a space with a more muted, monochrome, simple area rug. Here…

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Best Types of Hardwood Flooring for Families

Best hardwood for families | Great Lakes Carpet & Tile

For premium natural beauty and incredible resale value for your home, nothing compares to the gorgeous texture and timeless durability of hardwood flooring. In fact, realtors stated in the National Wood Flooring Association’s 2017 Remodeling Impact Report that installing new wood floors in the home recovers sellers an amazing 91 percent of their investment. You…

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