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Tile Trend Alert

A round up of new designs, styles, colors and sizes in Tile that we’ve been seeing recently….Nature-Inspired Tile in Porcelain and CeramicNothing is more breathtaking than beautiful natural stone, and now more than ever you can achieve that look with better durability at lower price points. Forget ...
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Black Label Collection

The Black Label Collection combines the look and feel of natural materials with the performance and durability of engineered flooring. Malibu and Manhattan lines are engineered to provide perfectly level transitions between styles, regardless of product. Your style changes, the height of your ...
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No Interest Financing for Flooring

Beautiful new floors are waiting. Buy them now and pay later with out Special Financing options. If you want to know how much Credit can be extended to you to go towards your Flooring purchase, applying for no interest Financing is really simple.  Just let your Design Consultant know that you are ...
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Can new Flooring be installed over Tile?

There are some types of flooring that can be installed over Tile. Laminate, Carpet, Engineered Wood and sometimes even new Tile can be installed over old Tile. But our favorite type of flooring to install over Tile is Loose Lay.Loose Lay is a relative unknown but it's a fantastic solution for ...
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New Braunfels Hidden Gems

If you've ever visited us at our Design Center, you may have been one of the several people who have told us "I didn't even know you were here!"  After we started to notice that our Customers were consistently using the words "Hidden Gem," when writing Reviews, it brought to mind some of my ...
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Why Free Carpet Pad isn't so Free

If you've been shopping around for flooring, especially Carpet, you may have noticed some advertisements offering "Free Carpet Pad" with Carpet Installation.  You're probably smart enough to know that it's not actually free.  Start by taking a look at which Carpet Pad is "included for free."  You'...
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What is Floor Prep?

If you've ever seen a floor installation gone wrong, where the material bubbles or buckles or peels, chances are that the floor wasn't properly prepared before installation.  This crucial step is the very first thing we do to ensure the longevity and beauty of your flooring.The Term "Floor Prep" ...
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Our Customers are the Best

We are continually striving to be the BEST FLOORING STORE IN NEW BRAUNFELS, and what motivates is the great Customers who appreciate the work we do so much. Nothing feels better than the satisfaction of completing a job and seeing the joy it creates for homeowners.  Here are some of the kind ...
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From the Windows to the Walls

Can flooring be used on walls? The answer is, YES! Installation methods vary by material type and some adhesives will have special requirements for temperature control. But, the following flooring types can all go everywhere, including the ceiling!-Carpet-Luxury Vinyl Plank-Porcelain Tile-Ceramic ...
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Old House Updated Quickly with Luxury Vinyl Plank

A duo of 2 local "House Flippers" found this little gem of a home and wanted new flooring that would pull the different wood elements of the space together for a more collected look that was versatile enough that the home could go any direction stylistically. This 6"x36" Luxury Vinyl Plank was the ...
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Moving Furniture to Install New Flooring

We get asked whether or not we move furniture a lot and the answer is "Yes! Your Installation Team will move furniture."  Keep in mind that for an Installation Team, "Moving Furniture" means shifting it as needed to complete the flooring.  If it's not necessary for them to move all of your ...
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Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Customers frequently ask us which carpet is the most stain-proof. The answer is always the same, "The carpet that is cared for properly!"  Yes, there are stain resistant carpets designed to last a lifetime which allows time for stains to be removed. But, there are 3 things that you must do if you ...
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How is Square Footage calculated for Flooring Quotes?

It's not uncommon for consumers to seek out multiple bids for their flooring projects. Don't be shocked if the square footage on your Estimate varies between the different Quotes.Estimators use a range of methods to calculate how much material will be required for your job. The square footage ...
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Replacing Builder Basic Carpet

If you purchased a house through a Home Builder or bought one from someone who did, you may be familiar with "Builder Basic Carpet." You know, it's usually a lighter colored neutral with a short life span. . . The kind you know you're going to have to replace at some point. It's one of our ...
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When Dogs happen to Carpets....

One of the most common calls for help we receive is from Homeowners whose Dogs caused damage to an area of their carpet. These frustrated pet parents want to know if we can patch the carpet, here's what you need to know about patches vs. replacement and what to do if you find yourself in this ...
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What is the purpose of Flooring?

Floor Coverings and finishes protect both the people on top of the floors and the structure underneath them by providing a walkable surface.Immediately beneath the floor covering is the "subfloor," this is the structural element that supports the flooring. In some cases, buildings may have floating ...
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When Tile meets Hardwood

Consider Design and Function

Can you put Hardwood and Tile next to each other?Definitely. Except, you'll need to plan for a transition in between or there could be consequences.  For example, if Hardwood is butted up to Tile and installed very tightly, moisture or heat could cause the Hardwood to buckle if it doesn't have room ...
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4 Terms you need to know before comparing Vinyl Flooring materials

Glue-Down vinyls are thinner vinyl tiles or planks that are adhered directly to the subfloor using full-spread adhesive.  Floating is a method of installation where the Vinyl Floors are not adhered using glue. They can be click-lock or loose lay products.Underlayment called "pad," is a moisture and ...
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2 Simple Steps to Calculate how much Carpet you'll need

Step 1: Sketch the floor plan of the area that you are thinking about carpetingMeasure the Length and Width of each room in your sketch, don’t forget to measure all the way through the doorway space. It doesn’t matter which way you label “Length” or “Width” but keep it consistent in each area you ...
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As your Installation Date approaches...

Preparation Guidelines to ensure a smooth Installation

BEFORE THE INSTALLERS ARRIVE, PLEASE . . .1. Remove small movable items (decorative items, lamps, plants, TVs, DVD players, and fragile, irreplaceable and/or sentimental items) out of the area being done. Installers cannot be responsible for moving these items.  Please clear out ...
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Introducing: Louis A. Dabbieri by Emily Morrow Home

Louis A. Dabbieri Collection by Emily Morrow Home
Emily Morrow has had a life-long love for design. For thirteen of the thirty years she’s been an Interior Designer, she worked as a Director at Shaw Industries providing color, style and design development before launching her own enterprise, Emily Morrow Home. She creates uniquely beautiful floors ...
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How to Prepare for your Flooring Installation

How to Prepare for your Flooring InstallationSo, your Flooring Installation is coming up and you want to know what to do and what not to do before we get there…Here’s what we’ll need from you before we get started on installation.Clear Floor in the room(s) where flooring is being installedClear ...
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Common Carpet Pad Questions (& the Answers)

Common Carpet Pad Questions (& the Answers)What does carpet pad density mean?Density = Weight x 1 Cubic Foot. For example, a cubic foot chunk of an 8-lb pad would weigh ….8 pounds. The industry standard recommendation is a minimum of 5lb. carpet pad density for light traffic areas and 6.5lb carpet ...
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5 Steps to a Clean Home after a Renovation Project

5 Steps to a Clean Home after a Renovation ProjectThere’s nothing more exciting about a home renovation than the day the work is done and you get your house back! But there’s one more thing you need to do before your relax and enjoy your new floors…. No matter what measures were taken to prevent ...
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Flooring Products for Realtors® and Real Estate Agents

Flooring Products for Realtors® and Real Estate AgentsWe know that new Flooring goes a long way to help sell houses. If you sell houses and have a Listing that could benefit from new floors, or Buyers that could be sold on a house if only the floors were updated, allow us to partner with you.Agents ...
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Types of Trim

Types of TrimFlooring trim is an often overlooked necessity to consider during the design process even though it’s one of the most important components of a complete Flooring installation.Trim serves primarily as a bridge. It’s main job is to cover the slight gap that is required for flooring ...
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Healthy Indoor Spaces from the Floor Up

Healthy Indoor Spaces from the Floor UpThere’s no need to sacrifice style when you’re going green. The Flooring industry is always evolving to meet higher standards and new eco-healthy options are getting more stylish!The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that indoor air pollution poses ...
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Five Under $5: Kitchen Backsplash Tile

Five Under $5: Kitchen Backsplash TileOf all the design decisions that need to be made when you’re building or renovating your home, your kitchen backsplash is one of those design details you’ll want to spend some time thinking through. With so many beautiful mosaics available, the hardest part can ...
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What To Expect At Your In-Home Consultation

What To Expect At Your In-Home ConsultationWhen we visit your Home for the initial consultation or to measure, this is what we cover in our assessment of the job. Each of these important elements are key factors in ensuring the longevity of your floors.ClimateThe Temperature and Humidity levels in ...
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Havenwood Home gets Durable and Beautiful Wood Look Tile

Havenwood Home gets Durable and Beautiful Wood Look TileOur Clients originally needed to replace a portion of their Engineered Wood Floor that had been damaged by water. Once they made their Selection, they loved it so much they decided to tear our all of their Wood Floors and replace it with this ...
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Things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for wood flooring

So, you’re shopping for new flooring and comparing samples of engineered or solid wood...Here’s what you need to know about what to expect if you select wood flooring for your project.Natural variation between boards – Like all things in nature, no two boards are alike. You can have varying grain ...
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Comal County Fair parade route changed

Friday, September 27, 201910am the Comal County Fair parade will follow a new routeThe County Fair & Rodeo are here and every year New Braunfels takes the day off to enjoy the parade. Unlike every year, there’s one big change to the plans and it means you’re going to have to choose a new spot to ...
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Explore tile patterns

Straight, diagonal, herringbone, basketweave… There are endless tile patterns to consider. To take it a step further, mix & natching tile styles can create unique and interesting patterns. Look at some of your favorite tiled spaces and notice what pattern the tile was installed in… Sometimes the ...
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Carpet care & maintenance

Prevention is the first step in protecting your carpet investment. Keep dirt and soil out of your house by placing walk-off mats at every entrance. Make sure to clean these mats periodically, and while you’re at it sweep entrance ways to your home. The less excessive dirt there is on your ...
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Our trusted resources

If you are in the New Braunfels, Texas area and are looking for goods or services for you or your home, please take a look at this list.Please consider this a directory and not a referral, guarantee or endorsement. The only qualification for businesses listed here is that they are located in New ...
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Can engineered wood floors be refinished?

One of the key differences between solid hardwood floors and engineered hardwood floors is that solid floors can be refinished over-and-over again whereas engineered floors have certain limitations. If you’re trying to decide between buying solid or engineered wood floors because you want to have ...
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Serving builders in New Braunfels and the surrounding area

New Braunfels Flooring welcomes all trades from builders, property developers, and architects to professional contractors. Here are some of the reasons why builders who buy flooring and tile from us keep coming back:• Fast & professional service, we know you’re busy and we respect your time!• We ...
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How to Order Free Samples

We offer flooring and tile samples at no cost whatsoever so that you can touch and see any material you’re interested in before deciding if it’s the right one for you.Contact us by phone or email.Tell us which sSamples you’d like.We’ll give you an ETA if we don’t have them on-hand.Come in to the ...
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Our showroom & warehouse

Our Flooring Design Center in New Braunfels serves local builders, contractors, architects, interior designers. We are also open to the public by appointment and can help the homeowner who wants us to take care of installation, or the DIY’er who wants a great deal on flooring to install themselves....
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Carpet buying guide

Carpets come in so many endless options, it’s good to do some preparation before you go shopping. You can start out by determining the answers to these questions, which will help narrow down the best carpet selection for you.​Things to decide on before you start browsing carpetWhen do you need it?...
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Dustless floor removal

Dustless floor removalDustless Floor Removal is a new DUST FREE technique for removing flooring while containing, filtering, monitoring and collecting toxic airborne dust particles. Using a high powered HEPA vacuum system, dust and toxins are contained. This specialty equipment collects dust as the ...
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What flooring lasts the longest?

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Porcelain or Ceramic Tile? Which is better…

The most immediately noticeable difference between Porcelain and Ceramic Tile is the price. Porcelain is more expensive, but does that mean it’s better? The answer is, that it depends on the intended application.​Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are made differently, they are composed of different ...
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Hill Country Contemporary Tile

This builder wanted a contemporary look with a hint of Hill-Country for this spec home near the lake. We helped them select the highest-quality ceramic tiles from the same color palette to accentuate the homes other features.Long wood-look tile planks flow through the common areas for clean, ...
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Designer trade benefits

We consider Designers our colleagues, and to show our support we extend these benefits to all qualified Designers:We will always honor Designer’s relationships. For example, if a customer shops our showroom for Flooring with a Designer, and later buys directly from us, we will inform the designer, ...
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How flooring can impact home values

What Buyers Think About The Floors In Your Listings​CarpetIt’s very clear that buyers prefer hard surfaces over carpet , but when deciding whether-or-not to replace carpet it comes down to: location and condition. Buyers don’t mind carpet in the bedrooms if they are in good shape.Ask yourself if ...
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Top 3 cleaning tips for tile floors

Disclosure: This is a post about flooring care and maintenance and products we recommend. As such, this post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Thank you for your support!Tile is a very durable ...
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Flooring warranty

Service Warranty​New Braunfels Flooring warranties the workmanship of your flooring installation for one year after the completion of work. All workmanship is guaranteed to be first quality. Should any defects due to faulty workmanship become apparent, New Braunfels Flooring will correct the ...
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Frequently asked questions

One of the reasons we love this business is that every flooring project is different. So, there’s really no way to answer all of the questions we are frequently asked with a generic list. Each of our Client’s experiences is highly-tailored based on their individual needs. When we meet you we will ...
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