Why Everyone Needs An Area Rug
Why everyone needs an area rug
Product spotlight, Rugs & carpet

Why everyone needs an area rug

What makes them so great and what’s hot these days   Are you one of those people who isn’t sure about covering up your beautiful hardwood or lovely wall-to-wall carpet with an area rug? We get it – you paid a good chunk of money to get the flooring that you have, and putting something on top of it seems, well, just wrong. But, as you’ll see, there are plenty of good reasons why you should consider getting an area rug. And at United Floors…

Carpeting: Wool Vs Synthetic
Carpeting: wool vs synthetic
Installation & remodeling, Rugs & carpet

Carpeting: wool vs synthetic

Finding the right carpet product for your home Ahhh, carpet. These days it may not have the same cachet as cork or hardwood, but it remains a heavyweight in the flooring industry. And for good reasons – colours, comfort and coziness to name a few! If you’ve narrowed down your flooring search and decided upon carpet, there are a few more decisions to be made, not the least of which is wool versus synthetics. At United Floors, we carry numerous suppliers and products and know…

Just Because You Have Kids And Pets, It Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have Carpet.
Just because you have kids and pets, it doesn’t mean you can’t have carpet.
Rugs & carpet

Just because you have kids and pets, it doesn’t mean you can’t have carpet.

Shaw Floors has created a new carpet collection that not only repels wetness and stains, it promises to be 100% waterproof! Sound too good to be true? Have a look at this video. LifeGuard offers unprecedented protection with the look and feel of regular carpet. And it’s available in numerous colours and styles. Now you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of carpet while letting life happen. Come to United Floors and feel free to check it out in person. Heck, we might even let…

Not Your Momma’s Carpet
Not your momma’s carpet
Rugs & carpet

Not your momma’s carpet

Making a room pop with colour and texture Remember when the big decision about carpet was, “Should we go with tan, beige or cream?” Well, we’ve come a long way baby! No longer is your carpet’s sole purpose about going with the furniture or hiding the dirt. With fabulous colours to choose from, a variety of textures available and even the opportunity to go with waterproof, when it comes to carpet there are plenty of things to consider. Visit us here at United Floors and…

How To Pick Out An Area Rug
How to pick out an area rug
Rugs & carpet

How to pick out an area rug

Tips for choosing the right rug for your needs Choosing the right area rug, like any aspect of interior design, comes down to creating the right feel for your particular environment. But even though you have your own style preferences, your own furniture, your own layout restrictions, there are some good general rules of thumb when it comes to getting the perfect rug. At United Floors we have the staff, the products and the know-how to help you make the right decisions. In fact, here…

Waterproof Flooring – A Dream That’s Now Reality
Waterproof flooring – a dream that’s now reality
Rugs & carpet

Waterproof flooring – a dream that’s now reality

Finally flooring that stands up to the test of time and wetness Time was, when it came to waterproof flooring you’d essentially be referring to concrete. But rejoice wet West Coasters – no longer is that the case! We get it, stuff happens. Between kids and pets, and living in a temperate rainforest, trying to keep your floors dry can be a challenge. That’s why United Floors in Courtenay is happy to carry waterproof flooring options from Shaw Floors. Why spend time worrying about wet…

What Kind Of Flooring Is Best For Allergy Sufferers?
What kind of flooring is best for allergy sufferers?
Hardwood floors, Rugs & carpet

What kind of flooring is best for allergy sufferers?

The answer might surprise you!

Did you know that 1 in 6 Canadians suffers from seasonal allergies? The biggest causes are pollen and spores from plants, mold and fungi, which have reached record-breaking levels in the last few years. Most of us have become keenly aware of pollen counts, which measure the quantity of pollen particles in the air, because these levels can severely affect our lives. Coughing, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes are only the mild symptoms – many allergy sufferers also have asthmatic reactions and have to take medication to improve their respiratory health.

Allergy sufferers know that indoor air quality can really improve their daily life and reduce the needs for medications. But, taking steps to keep homes dust and particle-free can be a monumental task, and it seems as though a hardwood or laminate floor could make the job easier. But does having a hard floor actually keep a home cleaner? Does carpet make allergies better, or worse?