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The Floor Konnection of Rancho Cordova, CA Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
 
 
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Rancho Cordova, USA, January 04, 2016 – The Floor Konnection of 11351 Folsom Blvd Suite #2 has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 3rd Generation Strong Design Center was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
 
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners' work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners' profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top­rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

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“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We're so pleased to recognize The Floor Konnection Design Center, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About The Floor Konnection

The Floor Konnection provides custom hardwood flooring, window coverings, custom area rugs, and carpets for residential and commercial clientele.Based in Sacramento and exclusively servicing the Greater Sacramento area, we work one­on­one with homeowners, building contractors, and interior designers to assure satisfaction on every level of your flooring and window covering experience. As a thirdgeneration business, we take pride in our quality and professionalism. We strongly stand behind our products and our values.

Choosing a Hardwood Floor:

Light or dark? Slat or plank? A hint of color or not? With so many different options, choosing your hardwood floors can be a daunting task. How do you know what to choose? Because the decision process includes so many different factors, we've compiled a list for you to review in order to pick the right floors.
Size of your Room

Does your room have high ceilings? Is your space on the smaller side? For smaller rooms, you typically want to stray away from dark colors as dark hues can make your room appear even smaller. However, if you have an ample amount of natural light, dark floors can work in a smaller space.

Large spaces allow you to showcase your floor and use it as a main design element, making bolder colors and hues possible and flattering.

Existing Room Decor

You will want your floors to compliment the rest of your room. Think about the color and texture of your walls. If your walls are dark, go with a lighter colored floor to complement them. The combination of dark walls and dark flooring can make your room appear gloomy.

Would you like to Contrast or Match?

While you never want to choose a color that is identical to your walls or furniture, you do want to complement them. Choose a color that goes well with your room, it doesn't need to be the same color as your decor to match, since too much of one color can be overbearing. Like walls, floors can be used as an accent in a room. Dark floors can complement your white or light decor well, just as light floors can complement your dark furniture.

But make sure to maintain balance; just as too much of one color can be overbearing, if your room has too many opposite colors and textures, it can look too busy.

Modern or Traditional?

Dark and contrasting colors are a popular choice for a modern look. Light colors are a traditional look for all spaces. Another thing to think about is the look of your floors, not just the color. For a chic look, choose a floor with a high gloss and sleek lines. If you are hoping for a more rustic look, there are floors that have natural grain and knots in them to bring out your rustic decor.
No matter what your style is, you will want to take advantage of floor samples. It's a big decision choosing a floor you love. Take a sample home with you and hold it up to your furniture and walls, to see the way it will look in the light of your home.

Contact Daniel Meidinger at The Floor Konnection today for help picking out the best floors for you and your home decor!

Choosing the Right Window Treatment

You've just finished putting new floors in your home only to realize your window treatments don't go well with them! What do you do now?

We've been there. When you remodel your home, it's hard to remember every little aspect that might need to change. Luckily, we have some tips to help you decide what window treatments are right for you and your home.

In a previous post, we talked to you about deciding what kind of window treatment you might want to go with depending on their function. Now, let's talk about how to make them match with the rest of your homes design.

First, Think About the Design of your Room.

Is your style casual? Elegant? Traditional? Choose a window treatment that matches your style. Here are a few styles to think about.

Relaxed Roman Shade

This style of shade goes extremely well with a more feminine or traditional décor. This treatment is known for its curved bottoms. It works well to soften harsh lines of a window.

Flat Roman Shade


This style of shade complements both masculine and feminine décor. It works well with virtually any style of home. It can create a pop of color in even the simplest rooms, while still bringing sophistication to an elegant room.

Floor to Ceiling Panels

With panels, you can decide what length you would like them. Floor to ceiling panels in a large room help the room seem more intimate.
Think About the Function of the Room

Is your room a high traffic area? Then you might want to keep the window treatments off the ground. Does your room have large windows? If so, you will want to think about what will block out sun when needed, or what could help block out the heat or cold. Are you looking for treatments for a family room that is mostly used in the evening? You might want to go for a layered style to fit your needs.

Choosing the Fabric

Once you decide on a style, how do you go about choosing a fabric to match your decor? Luckily, they window treatments you choose don't have to match exactly, they just need to tie into your decor.

Color

If you have a simple room, you can either choose to add a pop of color, or keep the treatments simple as well. Make sure the color you choose goes with the color palate you have in your room. If you want your fabric to stick out, choose a bright color. If you want them to blend in, choose a non-dominant color in your decor.

Texture

You will want the texture of the fabric matches the room. You don't want dark and heavy drapes in a bright and airy room. If you style is light, keep the fabric light. If your style is darker, stick with a darker fabric. Also, if you have patterns on your furniture, it's best to stay away from patterned window treatments.
One thing to remember is that when you find a treatment that you like, make sure it fits in the room. You don't have to stick with the same style in every room. One style might go with one room, but clash with another, so be sure to keep each room in mind while choosing your window treatments.

If you are still unsure of which window treatments you like, clip out some photos of what you like and dislike out of magazines. Bring them in to our experts and we can help you find the perfect window coverings for your home.

Can My Floors Really Increase the Value of My Home?

This is one of the most popular question asked when people begin to renovate their home. Overall, renovations will increase the value of your home, but is it worth it?

According to USA Today, 54% of home buyers will pay more for a home with hardwood floors already installed. Though, the age of the buyer does make a difference. Most people under the age of 55 think hardwood floors are important, while buyers 55 and over don't find them as important in their search for a home.
When you think about replacing your floors, remember to take into account climate, budget, and the specified room.

Climate

While hardwood floors are the most sought after floor, in warmer climates, you might want to think about tile flooring to help keep the room cooler.

Budget

While you are renovating, think about your budget. If you have a lower budget, laminate floors are a great alternative to hardwood. Though they aren't wood, they will still increase the value of your home.

What Rooms are you Renovating?

Though much of the population liked hardwood floors in their home, many would actually prefer their bedrooms to be carpeted. If you do decide to switch all of your rooms to hardwood, you can always add custom area rugs to places that might benefit from carpeting.

HGTV has found that the number one request from home buyers is hardwood floors. Any update to your floors bring new life to your home and will always increase the value of your home.

Are you thinking about renovating your home? Come down to our Design Center to see all of the many options we can offer you!

How to Fix a Damaged Floor

As hard as you try to keep your wood floors looking brand new, a scratch is bound to happen eventually. Luckily for you, we have a few tips on how to fix your floors when they get damaged.

Assess the Damage

First, you need to assess the damage. Is it just a scratch on the surface? A light scratch? Or is it a more noticeable deep gouge? Each type of scratch will require a different technique to hide the damage.

Once you've decided what kind of damage you are working with, it's easier to determine how to fix it.
Just a Scratch on the Protective Coating?

Luckily for you, this is the easiest kind of scratch to fix.

  • Clean the scratched area with a clean cloth and hardwood floor cleaner.

  • Wipe with water and a new cloth.

  • After the area dries, apply a new coat of your protective coating.

  • Allow to dry overnight and voila! Good as new!

Light Scratch?

If your scratch is light, but goes past the protective coating, you have a few options for repair.

  • Camouflage your scratch

You can hide your small scratches by covering with a crayon, marker, or wax sticks. These items are made to help you hide scratches in wood and come in a variety of colors to help you match your stain.

  • Homemade Polish

This might take a little longer than other options, but might be an option for you if you can't run to the store or can't find the right shade to attempt to camouflage.

Mix equal parts olive oil and vinegar, pour on the scratch and let sit for 24 hours. Wipe the polish off. Continue until the scratch disappears.

  • Use steel wool

Start by cleaning the area with a soft cloth.

Carefully rub the steel wool along the surface of the scratch until the scratch disappears. Always rub with the grain. Never rub against the grain. It can make the scratch more noticeable.

Rub a wax stick on the area to fill it in.

Clean the area with soft cloth.

Have a Deep Gouge?

While it's best to consult a professional to fix large scratches, there is a home remedy that is available.

  • Use lightweight sandpaper to sand down the scratch.

Rub the area with Mineral Spirits using a clean, soft cloth.

Use a plastic putty knife to fill the area with wood filler.

Sand the filler after it has dried.

Using a natural bristle brush, refinish the area with polyurethane.
As hard as we try to keep our floors looking fresh, unfortunately, life happens. Here are a few tips to help you keep your floors looking their best:

  • Keep doormats close to doors to collect dirt and rocks before they get tracked onto your floor.

  • Sweep as often as you can.

  • Keep shoes off the floors as much as possible.

  • Keep pets nails neatly trimmed.

  • Keep felt pads under furniture legs.
Are you Ready for a Change?

Flooring is one of the most important aspects of your decor, playing a huge role in the functionality, style and feel of your home. Have you been thinking about giving those outdated floors an updated look? Choosing new flooring can be a daunting task, but here are three key considerations to keep in mind while making your selection:

Your Style:

Take into consideration the style of your current home. Unless you plan to completely redecorate, it's important to consider what you already have now. If you've used a certain pattern, texture or color scheme, keep that in mind as you pick out your flooring.

Your Budget:

Know what you're willing to spend. The Floor Konnection has the right flooring option for every budget, but make sure you know your own limitations before coming in.

Your Lifestyle:

Got pets? Kids? White carpet might not be the right option for you right now. Like to spend hours in front of the stove? You'll want something a little bit more comfortable than tile to stand on. Your lifestyle should play an integral role in your selection process.

Still daunted by the number of choices out there? Don't worry, we are here to help.. By providing the largest showroom in Northern California, we provide hundreds of options for every budget and style, but we still like to make things personal by working closely with you from the beginning to end of your home transformation, helping you every step of the way.

We love working with each and every one of our clients, and we're proud of the work that we've done. Check out these before and after photos of our past work:
Ready to make that change? Give us a call or stop into our Design Center and meet with one of our flooring specialists today!

Blinds, Curtains, and Drapes, Oh my!

With so many different styles of window coverings, how do you go about choosing the right one for your home?

First of all, you need to figure out what you want your shades to do. Do you want privacy? More light? Less light? Once you figure out what you want the purpose of your window treatment to be, you can narrow down your options. Here are some great options to get you started.

Duette®
These honeycomb shades offer a range of light-control options from sheer to opaque. Honeycomb has cells within the shades which help keep cold out in the winter and in during the summer. These blinds are known to help save on energy. They give maximum privacy while still allowing natural light in.

Silhouette
These shades offer optimum lighting. They have a Signature S-Vane floating in between two sheers. Just tilt the vanes to adjust light to your desire. These would go wonderfully in a living room or kitchen where natural light is a must.

Pirouette®
Much like the Silhouette shades, these have a vane attached to a sheer backing. These are great for rooms that need natural light at times, and privacy at other times. When open, they bring in a softened light. When closed, they look just like contemporary shades.

Luminette®
These vertical sheers are best for large windows or sliding glass doors. With a 180-degree motion, they let you be in control of how much light or privacy you want.

Vignette
If you are looking for style, these shades offer it! Similar to Roman Shades, these have consistent folds that are customizable to fit your style. They offer maximum privacy while still letting in some natural light.

Skyline
These glorious gliding window panels are a modern twist on vertical blinds. They add style into any room and come in many different fabrics so you can decide how much privacy, light and style you want from them. You can even use these off the window as a room divider.

As you can see, there are several window coverings to choose from. Once you decide on the style that you love, you can customize them to your liking. If you are looking for more light, choose a sheer option. If it's privacy you are looking for, choose a thicker fabric.

Whatever coverings you choose, we are here to help. Come on down to our showroom to see all the different styles for yourself. Our experts are here for you and can answer any questions you may have. As a Premier Hunter Douglas retailer, we are sure you will find the perfect window covering for your home.

Introducing...

We are proud to announce that starting in September, we will become a Hunter Douglas Window Coverings premier retail store! Now in addition to flooring, we'll be able to assist you further with your remodel by offering stylish new window treatments!
When you step into our showroom, not only will you have Northern California's largest hardwood flooring showroom at your fingertips, but you'll also enter one of the largest Hunter Douglas Window Treatment showrooms in the area!
We will be carrying hundreds of fashionable coverings to match any style of home. Whether you're looking for Honeycomb, Roman, Vertical or something else, you are bound to find the right fit for your home in our showroom.
Quality Assurance

At the Floor Konnection, we know that quality is one of our customers' top priorities when searching for the perfect flooring for their home.

That means that quality is our top priority as well! At the Floor Konnection, we have the unique position of having an owner, Daniel Meidinger, involved in every single project. He has had first-hand, extensive knowledge as a flooring contractor, and has over twenty years of experience in the process of purchasing and installing flooring materials.

In addition, all of our products are CARB II compliant and meet or exceed all environmental, health and safety requirements, including formaldehyde emissions required by the U.S federal government as well as state requirements such as CARB II, (California Air Resource Board).

We also conduct random testing on our products with a third party testing agency, and our products have always met or exceeded the standards. We only accept compliant products as safety is a top priority.

Want to know more about our quality assurance practices? Come in and chat with Daniel Meidinger himself about all of our flooring options. We'd love to hear from you!
Tips for Lifting a Carpet Stain Out

It was bound to happen. You just spilled your red wine all over your brand new carpet! Quick! How do you clean it up? Your first instinct may be to grab a towel and try to rub it out. Maybe you think to grab carpet cleaner. There are several solutions, but what is the best way to get a stain out of the carpet?
Never Rub a Spill, Instead, Try Dabbing.

Rubbing may sound like a good idea at first, but it actually does the opposite of what you are trying to do. When you begin to rub a spill, it starts to set the stain in rather than lift it out. You are right about grabbing a towel, but instead of rubbing, try dabbing. This will lift the stain and insure that it does not start to settle in.

Work from the Outside and Move in.

When you dab, begin from the outside and move inward. When you start from the outside, it stops the spill from spreading further out. Continue to dab until the spill is almost dry. On many stains, this may be the only step necessary.

Use Cold Water.

If the spill is starting to dry, but it looks like the stain is still there, pour cold water on the area. The water helps to dilute the stain. Heat tends to set stains, so be sure to use cold or warm water, not hot. Continue to dab until it begins to dry.

Pour Salt on the Stain.

If there is still a stain after you've dabbed, poured cold water on, and dabbed again, the next thing to do is pour salt on the stain. If the stain is starting to dry out fast, pour a little more water on before you put the salt on. If you think your stain is really tough, try pouring a bit of club soda on the stain before you pour the salt on. The soda will start to break the stain apart. The salt pulls out the moisture and brings the color with it. As it sits, you will begin to see the salt turn the color of your stain. Let it sit for a few hours. If you have extra time, go ahead and let it sit overnight. After it's sat for a few hours and you see the salt has been tinted, throw away the salt and vacuum what's left.

Don't Lose Hope.

Most likely, after dabbing and using salt, your stain will be gone. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Some stains are tougher than others. Sometimes, you might find the stain a little later than you had hoped. If this is the case, don't lose hope! You will still be able to lift the stain out.

Mix White Vinegar with Dish Soap.

There are still several things you may use to lift the stain out of your carpet. One of the most popular solutions is to mix one tablespoon of dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar (make sure to only use white vinegar as any other vinegar may cause a stain of their own), and two cups of water. Use a cloth to blot the mixture into the stain. Use another cloth to dry the area.

Never Apply Heat.

An important thing to remember is to never apply heat to an area that has been spilled on until the stain is completely gone. Heat tends to set stains, making it much harder to lift.

You have now successfully lifted your first stain out of your brand new carpet. In the future, you will know exactly what to do when a spill happens!
Do you have a tried-and-true solution to getting a stain out of carpet? Let us know in the blog comments. Are you looking to get new carpeting? Request a free consultation today!
 

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