Make Your Home Festive For The Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, if you haven’t already begun to get your home prepped, we are here to share with you several of our favorite (and simple) décor ideas for the season to get you started!

Bring the Outdoors Inside

For starters, an easy way to incorporate the joyful season into your home is to bring in some natural décor. This can be as simple as holiday flowers, such as poinsettias, or by filling a vase with branches, or a decorative bowl with pinecones.

Ornament Display

Another easy and festive decoration to add to your home is sparkly ornaments. Try placing them on a stand or in a vase as a beautiful centerpiece. The display can be all ornaments, or you can also add scented balls as well to make your home smell like your favorite seasonal scent!

Personalized Table Settings

If hosting a dinner party, personalize your table, either with name cards for all of your guests, or just make the table feel extra special with little touches in décor.

Hang Garland or String Lights

For a cozy feeling, hang garland, pinecones, or twinkling lights along door trim, banisters, or on your mantel for a feel-good cheerful touch!

What is your favorite way to decorate your home for the holidays?

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Pet Friendly Flooring For Your Home

Pets are an integral part of the family and their needs will certainly affect your flooring choices. As cute as they are, animals have a habit of being destructive, so it’s best that any flooring option you choose can stand up to their abuse. Pets can scratch, stain, and soil flooring with ease, so we’ve got some friendly tips to help you weather the storm that is caring for your four legged friends!

Hardwood

Although hardwood isn’t the most ideal option in terms of durability in a pet friendly household, it still remains the most popular choice. To prevent scratching of your floors, keep your pet’s nails neatly trimmed, and add door mats to every outdoor entrance. Additionally, when the inevitable does happen and there’s an accident, the quicker you clean the mess, the less damage it will cause to your flooring.

Tile

Tile is one of the best choices of flooring in regards to owning a pet. Tile is hard, relatively water resistant, and durable, and because of this, it should stand the test of time. Using a proper grout sealer will aid in waterproofing your floor and prevent anything from leaking in. It’s important to consider that tile can be harsh on your pets due to its rigidity, so we recommend putting area rugs down, which not only look great, but will provide your pets a comfy place to lounge.

LVT

Luxury vinyl tile or LVT is a fantastic choice for a pet bearing household because it’s durable, low maintenance, and can withstand even the hardest abuse. LVT is going to be the standout performer when it comes to coexisting with your animals, as it has four strong layers, the top layer designed for protection. The protective layering of the luxury vinyl will prevent your pet’s nails from scratching the surface, as well as making sure spills are contained to just the surface, which is why it’s the recommended choice.

Carpet

Carpet is a tricky flooring option for households with pets, yet it remains immensely popular, and with the right guidance, it shouldn’t be difficult to maintain. From now until December 4th, 2016, with our One Price Makes You Happy event, you can save up to 50% on our Stainmaster PetProtect carpet. Not only does our Stainmaster carpet look great, but it’s durable and easy to clean, meaning very little maintenance for you! Whether you choose our Stainmaster PetProtect carpets, we recommend using liquid odor eliminators containing bio-enzymatic components, and to vacuum on a regular basis.

What type of flooring do you typically choose for a house full of furry friends?