A Recent Testimonial From A Very Happy Customer

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A recent testimonial from a very satisfied customer. Linda S. writes, “Professional staff. Ric was our salesman and he had a wealth of knowledge to help us choose the right product for our floor.  The installers were excellent.  Our new family room floor is beautiful.  We have recommended to multiple friends.”

Find out how we can update your flooring by calling us today at (314)-487-9909 for a free estimate.

Want Hardwood Floors But Don’t Know Where To Start?

Call JATC wood floors today to get started on your new hardwood flooring

Ditch the carpet and have hardwood flooring installed in your home. Hardwood flooring brings greater resale value to your home, they have a timeless look, easy to maintain and hypoallergenic. Choosing the right hardwood flooring can be a daunting task since there are so many wood species and color designs.  Just Around The Corner Wood Floors can help simplify this process.  Checkout our hardwood flooring guide here and give us a call at (314) 487-9909 or fill out this free estimate form today!

 

How to Care for Hardwood Floors: A Quick Guide

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Learn How to Care for Hardwood Floors the Easy Way

Keep your floors looking great with minimal effort. It’s a common misconception that hardwood floors are hard to maintain and easy to damage. The reality is that with only a minimal amount of time and attention you can keep your floors looking like new for year after year. And if you are diligent, your floors may not require repair or refinishing for decades. This quick guide shows you how to care for hardwood floors in any part of your home. Continue reading »

Preparing for Hardwood Floor Installation: 5 Quick Tips

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Preparing for Hardwood Floor Installation – 5 Tips

Make your project perfect by preparing your home for new floors. Installing a new floor is a big project, regardless of whether you’re doing the work yourself or relying on a professional flooring contractor for installation services. One way to make the project run smoother is to carefully prepare your home in advance of the flooring installation. Taking preliminary steps helps the project get started full steam ahead sooner and eliminates a lot of common setbacks and installation issues. Use these five tips to prepare. Continue reading »

Top Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring Brands: When’s Your Project?

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Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring Brands – The Best for Your Next Project

Choose from the best and skip the rest. Upgrading your flooring is a major project. You will make a significant investment of time and money, and make a change to your home the has a huge impact on its look, feel, and resale value. That’s why when you’re considering wide plank hardwood flooring options, you’ll want to focus only on the top brands available. Continue reading »

What Are the Benefits of Wide Plank Flooring?

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Is Wide Plank Flooring the Right Choice for Your Home?

Get the most from your next big home improvement project. One of the most exciting things about hardwood flooring is just how diverse and varied it is. There are options to suit any homeowner no matter how you want the floor to look and perform or how much you have to spend. That means you should carefully consider all of the options available to you before committing to one. Today, find out about the unique benefits of wide plank flooring. Continue reading »

Find the Right Wide Plank Floor for Your Home

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Which Type of Wide Plank Flooring Should I Choose?

Keep these factors in mind as you explore your options. By now you have decided that wide plank flooring is the best option for your new floors. The next step is to determine which type of wide plank floor to choose. Thanks to the versatility of this flooring selection, you have lots and lots of options to choose from.

Focus on these details to find the best one for your home: Continue reading »

The Most Popular Wide Plank Flooring Trends for 2016

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Wide Plank Flooring Trends of the Moment

Decorate your home for both the present and the future. When you walk into a home, it’s fairly easy to tell when it was last updated and redecorated. That’s because design trends fall in and out of fashion, making homes a reflection of their times. If you’re considering an upgrade to wide plank flooring and want a contemporary look and feel, find out what wide plank flooring trends are hot for 2016:

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Join Us in Helping a Wounded Veteran: Chris Sanna

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For many of you in the St. Louis region and beyond, the story of Chris Sanna still raises a lump in the throat. Last year, Sanna was celebrating his Mother’s birthday at a Cardinals game with his girlfriend and brothers. After the game, as Sanna was walking to his car, he was mugged and shot. As a result of his injuries, Sanna is now paralyzed from the waist down.

The crime captivated people from around the country not only for its senselessness but also because Sanna is an Army veteran with six years of distinguished service to his country. The irony of making it unscathed through military service only to encounter violence mere blocks from a packed Busch Stadium is not lost on anyone.

The alleged shooter has since been charged with the crime, but that will do nothing to restore Sanna’s ability to use his legs. On top of his injuries, Sanna is also contending with a mountain of medical bills and the loss of his income at a local auto body shop. Financial stresses like these make an already difficult time even harder.

The Gary Sinese Foundation

Sanna and his family initiated a fundraising effort to defray some of these costs, and all of us here at Just Around the Corner were more than eager to participate. In order to make the biggest impact, we did more than just take up a collection at work – we enlisted the help of the Gary Sinese Foundation, one of the leading veterans support organizations in the country.

Gary Sinese FoundationMany of our readers will remember Gary Sinese as Lieutenant Dan from the classic film Forrest Gump. In addition to acting, Sinese serves as a passionate advocate for all veterans and a crusader for the wounded and fallen. When we reached out to his foundation with Sanna’s story, he was eager to help out.

Sinese was kind enough to provide a signed photo of himself from the film. The photo is to be sold, and the proceeds donated to support Sanna. These funds will not restore his ability to walk or cover all of his expenses, but they will go a long way towards restoring some of what this veteran has lost.

Supporting Sanna

At Just Around the Corner, we are committed to helping veterans and all people in need. We donate time, money, and resources to orphanages and feeding programs in the developing world as well as work with a number of local charities and nonprofits that serve the people and places of St. Louis.

Chris Sanna’s story is heartbreaking, but he remains optimistic. He is hopeful that, one day, he will regain his ability to walk again. Knowing how brave and determined this soldier is, we think he has a fighting chance. Nevertheless, there is a lot of work yet to do and many expenses coming down the pipeline. We encourage all of our readers to donate whatever they can to support his ongoing care.

Pros and Cons of Kitchens with Wood Floors

Is a Hardwood Floor Kitchen Right for Your Home?

Make sure your new kitchen floor is a true upgrade

Kitchen floors take a beating. They are in a high-traffic area that is prone to spills and accidents and often subjected to lots of harsh cleaning chemicals. For that reason, kitchen floors often wear out faster than the floors in other areas of your home. If your floors are looking drab, dirty, and generally worn out, it’s time to consider an upgrade – but is hardwood the right choice? Before deciding one way or the other about kitchens with wood floors, explore the pros and cons:

Pros of Kitchens with Wood Floors

  • Looks – Hardwood is undeniably one of the best-looking types of flooring material, even in a space as practical as a kitchen. You can use hardwood to give the space a cozy, rustic feel, a stylish, modern look, or anything in between. And by using hardwood in your kitchen, you create a seamless look between that room and the rooms around it.
  • Value – If you use quality hardwood and have it installed correctly a hardwood floor in your kitchen can actually increase the overall value of your home. That is not necessarily the case for other viable kitchen flooring materials like vinyl and tile.
  • Comfort – As we said, the kitchen is a high-traffic area and one where you spend a lot of time. Hardwood feels great under bare feet in just about any temperature because it’s not susceptible to extremes of heat or cold.
  • Softness – If you drop a glass or ceramic bowl on a tile floor it’s basically guaranteed to break. Hardwood, by contrast, is a softer material that can be a little more forgiving. You will probably still end up with some broken crockery over the years, just not as much of it.

Cons of Kitchens with Wood Floors

  • Cost – Depending on the type of hardwood you elect to use the cost can be significant. You will likely spend less by going with vinyl or certain types of tile. The tradeoff, however, is that these alternatives won’t raise your home value.
  • Damage – More than other types of materials, hardwood is vulnerable to water damage. Considering how many of your kitchen appliances use water you need to be especially cautious about leaks and spills. Prolonged exposure to water can cause the floor boards to warp, which is expensive to fix. But with proper care and maintenance, this does not need to be a concern.
  • Durability – Since hardwood is soft it’s possible to dent, ding, and scratch it. With all that you have going on in the kitchen, this can cause a new floor to show its age sooner than you would like. The simple solution is to go with a kitchen with dark floors. Lighter shades will highlight signs of damage, but darker shades will conceal them.

Find Your New Kitchen Floors at Just Around the Corner

It’s worth it to be aware of the cons, but really they are minor concerns. If you care for the floors in your kitchen the way you care for the floors in the rest of your home, there is no reason that hardwood can’t look great and function perfectly for years and years. Find lots of options for your new kitchen floors by working with Just Around the Corner. Get the process started with a completely free estimate.

 

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