Engineered Hardwood Explained

Engineered Hardwood Explained

Whether you’re upgrading your existing floor or building a new home, there is an almost mind-boggling number of options to choose from. One popular option is hardwood flooring. There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about the difference between hardwood,...

The Hidden Costs of Buying Flooring Online

The Hidden Costs of Buying Flooring Online

Kool-Aid spills? Bad allergies? Avocado-green shag? Whatever reason finds you wanting to tear out your carpet and install wood or laminate flooring, you’re probably trying to figure out the best place to buy it. The prices from online sellers may seem a little better...

Understanding Types of Hardwood Floors

Understanding Types of Hardwood Floors

There’s nothing quite like a wood floor. The sound, feel, and varying grain patterns of nature’s durable work can improve any home or office. There are many flooring options on the market today that look like wood, including laminates and vinyl tiles, but just don’t...

What Does The Floor Store Include?

What Does The Floor Store Include?

What is included with a flooring project by The Floor Store, and how does that compare to flooring by a Big Box store? Free Estimate. We will personalize an estimate using your home's measurements at no charge. Many stores charge a service fee just to make the trip to...

Tile and Vinyl That Looks Like Wood

Tile and Vinyl That Looks Like Wood

One of the newest trends in flooring is the installation of a surface that looks like a hardwood or laminate floor, but actually isn’t wood at all. These floors can be either a new type of vinyl or resilient flooring material, or even a manufactured tile that...

Caring for Resilient/Vinyl Floors

Caring for Resilient/Vinyl Floors

Vinyl or resilient floors are easy to keep clean. Sweep the floor regularly to remove dirt and grit. Mop occasionally using a product approved for your floor. (We’ll help you determine the best product for your floor, based on the manufacturer’s instructions.)...

The Basics about Ceramic Tile

The Basics about Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tile is a popular floor covering for New Mexico homes. It’s available in thousands of options, from the size of the tile to the color, as well as the glaze. Ceramic tile is also very cost-efficient and very durable. Ceramic tiles are made from clay, then fired...

Ceramic Tile or Porcelain Tile?

Ceramic Tile or Porcelain Tile?

You may hear the terms ceramic tile and porcelain tile used interchangeably. What are the differences and what is best for your home? Ceramic and porcelain tile are really very similar products but are often used differently. Porcelain tile has a through-body...

Caring for Tile and Stone

Caring for Tile and Stone

Whether you choose tile or stone, the care of your new floor is very easy! Most hard surface flooring is very easy to keep clean, offers excellent durability, is naturally stain resistant, has minimal water absorption and are usually quite scratch resistant. Tile and...

Caring for Laminate

Caring for Laminate

Because laminate floors are made of wood products, water or other liquids should never be in contact with the floors for any length of time. Use a damp cloth to mop up spills promptly. For stains from oil, lipstick, paint or markers, for example, use nail polish...

More About Carpet and Padding

More About Carpet and Padding

Fiber is the term for the carpet material itself. Single fibers are spun together, producing yarns which are then attached to a woven backing. Pile refers to the height of the fiber. A higher pile will feel more comfortable and plush when you walk on it. Twist:...

18 Months Free Financing for Albuquerque Flooring

The Floor Store at the Carpet Company now offers 18 months of free financing, up from 12 months same as cash! If you buy carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or any combination of new flooring, we’ll give you 18 months of financing for free*. New flooring can...

HGTV Smart Home Flooring Innovation

The Floor Store in Albuquerque is a Shaw Flooring dealer, offering innovative Shaw flooring products. What innovative flooring products does The Floor Store provide? Hardwood, carpet and vinyl plank flooring that resist water, wear and dirt; eco-friendly flooring...

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