Flooring for the Empty Nest

Ah, spring: the season of new life . . . and, for many parents, of graduation and, in a few short months, the empty nest. It’s an adjustment for the entire family, a bittersweet time of pride and excitement mixed with a touch of loss.

If you’re facing the empty nest next fall, we here at SMART Carpet and Flooring sympathize--and we have a suggestion to help you keep from dwelling on the upcoming changes: Take on a project! New flooring is a short-term project with long-term payoff. You can take it on as a full do-it-yourself project, or you can have SMART Carpet and Flooring handle everything from removing the old flooring to professionally installing the fresh new flooring. Either way, you’ll still have plenty of time to plan the graduation party and shop for your child’s dorm room.

Not sure where to start? Let’s take a look at two excellent flooring choices for the empty nest.

Option 1: Classic Good Looks, Modern Durability
There are some exciting looks available in today’s flooring. One of the most striking and versatile lines is Mohawk® Havermill™ plank laminate flooring. This hand-scraped, deep-grained laminate is Floorscore® Certified for indoor air quality to give you a beautiful, healthy home. Each of the 11 colors is a showstopper, from the old-time farmhouse charm of Antique Leather Maple to the unconventional Sunburst Walnut. DIY types will appreciate the ease of use: Havermill plank laminate flooring features Mohawk’s Uniclic® glueless locking technology, making installation a snap (literally).

Option 2: Updated Vintage
Perhaps you prefer hardwood to laminate. If that’s the case, you’ll love the eight colors of Mohawk® American Vintique™ hardwood flooring. This easy-care wood flooring is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, made in the USA, and offers medium-hard oak and hard hickory varieties. Canyon Brown Hickory gives you a modern dark flooring look with a hint of the time-tested floors of generations past; Treehouse Oak is a light, warm choice reminiscent of Grandma’s gleaming floors.

Want to turn your attention to flooring the empty nest? Are you in the Tri-State area? Call SMART Carpet and Flooring now at 1-800-526-RUGS (7847) and set up your private showing. Our highly trained flooring specialists will bring thousands of flooring samples right to your home or office on your schedule. Let’s get your appointment scheduled today!