March 2009 Floor Talk Recap

During the month of March we had quite a few reader questions and quite a few news and noteworthy events happen. Below is a recap with links to each post of the happenings of March 2009!


Cleaning laminate with vinegar – can vinegar be used safely to clean laminate floors?

Area rug padding – what types of area rug padding are out there and why it’s important.

Flooring for extreme temperatures – a reader wants a floor that can withstand extreme temperature changes.

Rubber Flooring – a cake decorator is looking for a soft flooring alternative for her business.


Warmly Yours – introduces radiant heating for showers.

Wilsonart introduces laminate tile – a new lineup of classic high pressure laminate flooring that reflects the hottest style trends in both residential and commercial interiors.

WFCA color trends report - latest flooring designs take inspiration from fashion runways.

Shaw education on allergens and energy - this post talks about Shaw’s efforts to educate and debunk the many myths  about carpet regarding allergies and indoor air qualities.


Fabulous Find: Waterworks and Walker Zanger tiles - noteworthy products from Waterworks and Walker Zanger tile companies.

Highlight of rug info site called Rug Rag – the premier destination for information about area rugs.

Leather tiles – features, design options, durability, installation, maintenance and benefits of leather tiles.

Beaulieu’s Bliss carpet – get a cleaner feeling home with Bliss carpet by Beaulieu.

The meaning of colors - color were broken down into what they mean from a decorating standpoint as well as their tie to emotions.

How to deal with carpet issues – this post covered carpet issues such as crushed pile, shedding, snags and footprints and what should be done about them.

Top 10 things your housekeeper should know about your floors - tips such as why you should not drag furniture across the floors, what types of mops should and shouldn’t be used on hard surfaces, why walk off mats are important and more.

Do you have a topic that you would like to learn more about. Leave a comment!

Happy New Year!


2153475927_48bba96b7c_mThank you! Thank you! Thank you! to all of the loyal readers of Floor Talk! 2008 has been an exciting year for the blog and we have enjoyed an abundent amount of success helping those that are looking to buy flooring, have already made a flooring purchase or are looking to see what’s out there before deciding if a flooring purchase is right for them.

Thanks to you – here’s a list of the years top 10 most successful posts.

1. How to choose a grout color (over 5000 visits!)

2. The right way to clean ceramic tile

3. 2008 Color trends

4. The difference between vinyl and linoleum

5. What feeding the bears and ruining your hardwood floors have in common

6. Baby safe floor cleaners

7. Trends in flooring – carpet and area rugs

8. Dare to be different – trends in exotic flooring

9. Glass tiles – sizes, textures and design

10. Consideration for choosing interior paint colors

We look forward to a new year and more blog posts to help those of you that are interested in flooring, design and the latest trends. Feel free to let us know if there are any topics you would like to learn more about in the upcoming new year. What you want to read is the most important goal to us!