Color Selection vs Big Box Stores

Color Selection vs Big Box Stores
When it comes to color selection for laminate floors, you'll find it's hard to find exactly what you're looking for at the big box stores. Their selection and inventory is very limited, both with laminate flooring itself and the moldings. At Direct Source Flooring, laminate flooring is our specialty, and you won't find a more comprehensive and up to date color selection in Houston. And we carry...

Direct Source Flooring – ClickSeal by Cal Flor

Direct Source Flooring – ClickSeal by Cal Flor
ClickSeal is a product made by Cal Flor that we're really excited about carrying here at Direct Source Flooring. If moisture damage is a concern for you, ClickSeal is the best guard against it on the market. Laminate flooring is a wood-based product and moisture can damage it depending on level and length of exposure. Enter ClickSeal, a sealant that comes in a toothpaste-like tube and is applie...
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Chinese-made laminate flooring: get rid of it!

Chinese-made laminate flooring:  get rid of it!
A really interesting story broke a couple of weeks back, and if you're watching this video you yourself may have been affected by it. On March 1st, 2015, 60 Minutes aired a pretty shocking expose on big box stores and some very deceitful practices they've been employing to mislead customers about the dangers of the cheap Chinese-made laminate flooring they sell. I've been warning my customers ab...
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Learn Why “Big Box” Stores Are No Bargain For Flooring

Learn Why “Big Box” Stores Are No Bargain For Flooring
Thousands of customers each year purchase their flooring materials from “big box” retailers. These stores make millions of dollars from customers who have little to no experience in selecting, installing or maintaining their flooring products. While you may save a few pennies per square foot shopping at a “big box”, the costs of their mistakes and inexperience can run well above what you would...

Learn How To Choose The Right Hardwood Floor

Learn How To Choose The Right Hardwood Floor
Hardwood floors bring a sense of warmth and comfort to any home. When you choose the floors for your new home or remodeling project, you may encounter a wide range of choices in hardwood floors. However, not all hardwood floors are created (or manufactured) equal. The style of your home, the climate in which you live, and even which floor you plan to install the materials on can affect your ch...

Here’s Why Carpet Is Your WORST Flooring Nightmare!

Here’s Why Carpet Is Your WORST Flooring Nightmare!
Many homeowners enjoy the soft, warm feel of carpet. Carpet comes in a wide range of colors, patterns and textures that can fit nearly any décor. Carpet has also traditionally provided homeowners with a sense of comfort and ease after a hard day. While you may enjoy the look and feel of carpet for a short time, you may not know what goes into maintaining that feeling over the years you own you...

What Are Your Best Home Flooring Options?

What Are Your Best Home Flooring Options?
Whether you need a floor for a new home, or a new floor for an older house, you need to understand your options. Flooring is one of the most vital components of any home, and an unwise choice can also make it one of the most expensive. For your convenience, we've presented a breakdown of different types of flooring. If you have more specific questions, you can call Direct Source Flooring at 281...

5 Luxury Vinyl Tile Designs That Will Spice Up Your Home

5 Luxury Vinyl Tile Designs That Will Spice Up Your Home
Whether you're looking to buy a new house or remodel your current home, luxury vinyl tile offers a wide range of colors, styles and textures for you to choose from. Luxury vinyl tile, also known as LVT, stands up to water, traffic and scratch marks better than many natural flooring materials. LVT also allows you to choose the look and feel of the floor you want, often at a fraction of the price of...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors

The Do’s and Don’ts of Maintaining Your Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors bring out a classic beauty in almost any house. The flow of the wood grain, the shine of the finish and the feel of natural materials can truly give a house the warm feeling of a home. However, some hardwood floor owners fail to understand why their floors lose their luster after a few months or years. These owners may fail to understand the time and effort required to keep thos...