Back to School? Now’s the Time to Refresh the Floors at Home!

It’s September, and you know what that means: The kids are back in school and the house is empty during the day. As a result, this might just be the best time of year to spruce up your home. Of course, here at SMART Carpet and Flooring, we recommend you start with—what else?—the floors!

Fall: The Home Improvement Season
In all seriousness, September is an excellent time to get started on those home improvements you’ve been talking about. The busy summer season has wound down, and there’s still plenty of time before the holiday season starts. Better yet, the heat of summer is giving way to fresh autumn air, making home improvement projects infinitely more enjoyable during this time of year.

Flooring First
By starting with the floors, you can set the tone for the whole home. Installing new flooring in just one room can refresh the house and provide plenty of inspiration for working on the rest of the house as time and budgets allow.

There’s another reason we recommend new flooring as the starting point for home updates: It’s a manageable task, whether you’re having the SMART Carpet and Flooring team tear out (and haul away) the old flooring and install beautiful new floors or you’re taking the DIY route. There are no drop cloths and tape involved (sorry, paint, but it’s true), no tricky wiring to deal with, no ladders necessary. Once the furniture has been moved out of the room, the work can begin right away.

September’s Pick: Shaw Timberline Laminate Flooring
So what’s our choice for flooring this month? Shaw Timberline laminate flooring. Hand-scraped for a classic look, Timberline is available in five colors that lend themselves well to fall home improvements:

  • Sawmill Hickory, a rich mixture of deep red-gold browns and black that imparts a traditional lodge feel;

  • Corduroy Hickory, a sleek hickory look that leans more toward the golden brown hues;

  • Trailing Road, a clean look that complements traditional and minimalist décor alike;

  • Peavey Grey, a new neutral that will instantly update any home; and

  • Lumberjack Hickory, a rustic look that’s perfect for a country home (or a city apartment).

Timberline laminate flooring is easily installed with Shaw’s glueless LocNPlace® technology and is GREENGUARD® Children & Schools Certified. Thanks to Shaw’s 30-year residential and five-year commercial warranties against staining and wearing through, you can count on these floors to look beautiful season after season, year after year.

Ready to make fall your home improvement season? Give us a call at 1-800-526-7847 and we’ll get our mobile flooring showroom scheduled to give you an in-home viewing of laminate flooring, hardwood floors, carpet, luxury vinyl plank, sheet vinyl, tile, and many more options. Your home can be refreshed in plenty of time for holiday visitors!