Tuffcore Vinyl Flooring is Here!

 

TuffCore is exclusively distributed by National Flooring Products. This innovative line features distinctive finishes with realistic and High-Def imagery.

TuffCore’s multi-layered design combined with industry leading PSI core rating will ensure a stable “LifeProof” floor. TuffCore offers the beauty and elegance of hardwood without all the maintenance.

TuffCore flooring is a vinyl-based plank alternative to hardwood. This product stands out as it is created by blending PVC and a polymer blend. This unique compound resists the expansion and contraction that is seen with traditional hardwood flooring. The PVC polymer is formed
into a core with a patented interlocking click system. The core then has a high-definition photographic applique on a layer of virgin PVC vinyl and topped with a heavy-duty textured surface.

What are available textures for TuffCore flooring?

SM=Smooth: All of the flooring planks will have a smooth surface with minimal dents, divots, or
bumps. Available in a large spectrum of choices, a smooth floor can be finished in a matte
surface, with very little reflectivity, or a high gloss surface that is very lustrous. Smooth finished
flooring renders clean lines with a traditional look.

DS=Distressed: Commonly mistaken for hand-scraped, distressed surfaces reveal light chatter
marks, divots, or scrapes. Distressed surfaces resemble the effects of every day wear over a
long period of time. Similar to hand-scraped, distressed flooring can easily hide every day
wear and tear.

HS=Hand-Scraped: Each flooring plank is manufactured with a hand-scraped appearance.
Characterized by hills, valleys, and chatter marks giving the floor a rustic, timeless personality.
Also referred to as hand sculpting, hand-scraping can be very pronounced or very subtle.
Hand-scraped flooring tends to show less wear and tear over time making it a good choice
for very active families.

WB=Wire Brushed: This very unique look and texture is created during the manufacturing process
and is designed to look as if the wood surface had been briskly rubbed with a steel wire brush.
The combination of textured surface and applique design provides a rich, durable texture
filling your home with comfort and style.

LE=Light Embossed: Embossing is a manufacturing process that presses grain and texture directly
into the top wear layer. This gives the flooring a more realistic wood appearance.
EIR or RIE=Registered Embossed: Embossed in register (EIR) simulates the natural appearance of
hardwood flooring by adding depth and texture. This is accomplished by perfectly matching
the texture with the print on the material before all of the layers are heat pressed together.

MOHAWK Unveils Airo Carpet

Perfect for the DIYer! 

Mohawk’s new Airo carpet gives consumers a revolutionary alternative to traditional carpet and retailers an easy-to-install, easy-to-service product.

Airo is not just an improvement to an existing product line; it represents an entirely new category of soft floorcovering.  There are a lot of advantages to Airo, the greatest advantage of this product is its simplicity of installation.  It’s perfect for the DIYers. See Installation Video

You will appreciate the hassle-free, no-surprise aspect of Airo carpet. It requires no additional cushion, no tack-strip at edges to snag socks and no power stretching or seaming iron. It is soft and flexible, which makes it easier to handle.

airo carpet

Airo features a simple, two-part design unified by a single polymer. The 100% PET fiber is constructed on a premium cushioned backing using an innovative, tension-free process. This creates a dimensionally-stable floor, which will not wrinkle or delaminate and is easy and fast to install, according to the company.

Green Label Plus certified, Airo also is a family-friendly choice, according to the company. Airo eliminates the “new carpet smell.” Treated with Mohawk’s Fresh Carpet Technology, Airo continually purifies the home by neutralizing odors. Also moisture cannot be absorbed into the fiber, backing or cushion—a significant factor in reducing odor in the home.

Proud to offer WOOL!

Wool is always in style.

Luxurious and classic, it will complement and enhance your home for years to come. Wool continues to be the number one choice for the discerning customer desiring a quality floor covering that is available in variety of styles, colors and textures.
At Godfrey Hirst their carpets are designed with fashion in mind. Their design team continually research the latest trends, both locally and globally, so that their carpets are on trend first. Stop in and browse through these latest carpet trends to see what’s new.

Wool Carpet

Wool Carpet

Wool carpet is the premium fiber choice for your home. The wool fiber production process consists of The Natural Elements…Sun, Rain, Grass and Sheep. No artificial ingredients needed, no artificial ingredients added.

Premium Luxury

Wool carpets have a natural, soft and luxurious feel. The long lasting beauty and superior characteristics of wool carpet will enhance your home for years to come.

Natural

Wool shorn from sheep is completely natural.  It is composed entirely of amino acids, the building blocks of life. In soil, wool readily biodegrades to produce nitrogen, sulfur, carbon dioxide and water, which are all plant nutrients.

Naturally Stain and Soil Resistant

Wool carpets clean better, making stain protection unnecessary.  The wool fiber’s structure consists of overlapping scales, arranged much like roof shingles.  These scales inhibit dirt from adhering to the fiber and help fleck it away.  Wool has significantly better soil release than any other fiber.

Our Projects

Commercial and Residential projects completed by our installers and design team. From floors to cabinet doors, we are here to help you with remodel, new home, commercial projects. 

 

Mannington Hardwood Floors

Designed to reflect the latest trends in the American home, Mannington hardwood floors offer beauty, durability, and performance.

Mannington Hardwood Floors are inspired by global influences, but interpreted with American home furnishing trends in mind.

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Mannington hardwood floors offer a variety of looks to suit any decorating style, and the durability and performance to stand up to today’s busy lifestyles.  Our design team helps you with your emerging home fashion trends, to ensure that each floor has modern yet timeless style. New color palettes like smoky greys and rich browns are incorporated into traditional wood species like oak, hickory and maple for an updated twist on classic looks. Superior performance technologies like ScratchResist™ with aluminum oxide help protect the floor from everyday wear and tear, keeping it looking newer longer. And engineered hardwoods – real wood planks made from plies rather than a solid slab – offer more dimensional stability than solids, allowing them to be installed below, on, or above grade. Mannington hardwood is also environmentally responsible. Engineered hardwood floors make more efficient use of each tree, using half as many trees as solid wood floors. In addition, Manningtons hardwood floors comply with the most stringent indoor air quality standards, and most are FloorScore® certified, made in the USA, and third party verified for legal harvest and sustainability.

Karndean Flooring for your Home

What Karndean Floor would you choose?

Beautiful flooring brings a home to life, adding warmth and texture, but choosing beautiful flooring doesn’t have to difficult.  At Karndean flooring they make it easy to find the perfect floor to suit your unique style.

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Karndean Coastal Driftwood

Why Karndean?  Inspired by nature and designed for living you’ll find their floors are beautifully realistic and highly practical.

Karndean offers a wide and impressive range of designs, finishes and formats, you can create a floor that’s unique to your home ad guaranteed to last for years to come.

The flooring market is bigger and more complex than ever before, making it difficult to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing a floorcovering for your home. From real wood to carpet, ceramic to vinyl, the options seem endless. Our design experts help to explain the benefits and drawbacks of different surface.

LVT offers a much more hygienic solution whilst still remaining warmer underfoot than laminate, real wood and stone.  Karndean offers a wide range of designs to suit all designs and styles – from traditional light toned pines to on-trend, contemporary grays, you’re sure to find something you love!

The  new  Karndean LooseLay Longboard collection boasts all of these benefits; easy to maintain, durable, waterproof and hygienic, with a huge range of designs. In addition though, installation is quick and easy, with the stylish, extra-large, 1.5m long planks, meaning less upheaval for you and your family. You’ll also notice a significant reduction in the noise transfer to rooms below, perfect for bedrooms and apartments. And finally, if you need to replace a plank, or you need access to underfloor services, LooseLay Longboard can be easily lifted and replaced. Find out more about our brand new LooseLay Longboard collection here.

We now carry ILVA Tile!

ILVA Tile Display has arrived!

Looking for something no one else has?  You will find it w/ ILVA here at the Brighter Homes Store!

Wall Tile

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ILVA where innovation and design meet!  Discover the design possibilities that await you. They blend innovative trends, artisanal craftsmanship, advanced manufacturing processes and superior raw materials to create their exquisitely made tile.

helps build beautiful, timeless spaces that last.  Their extensive product line was designed to create beautiful foundations for any space. They have developed product lines to appeal to a variety of tastes while maintaining our commitment to superior quality. The design possibilities are endless when you choose ILVA.

Stop in to see our display and take home some samples!

 

Color and Design Trends by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

We, as humans, are sensory beings. Since the dawn of mankind, our senses of touch and sight have contributed to our knowledge of the world around us, evoking emotions such as joy, fear, love and curiosity to name a few.  As designers, we are charged with the task of bringing out the best of those emotions in the environments we create. Color and Design Trends by Dura Supreme Cabinetry is here to help you!

Of all of the various elements of design used in creating spaces, one of the most impactful elements is that of texture.  Texture tends to bring about a more emotional response (think furry rug, silk sheets, bomber leather, rough stone). It is the element that can pull a room in a certain direction sometimes more than any other element, making a space a cozy lodge, a luxe bedroom or a contemporary kitchen.

In the world of cabinetry, we are seeing the element of texture rising in popularity. Woods with more character, live edges, weathered finishes, knots and grain are being specified more often. When incorporating texture, a designer needs to be mindful, as more is not always better. One does not want to create a sensory overload; it is best in measured doses, thoughtfully integrated into the design.

Color and Design Trends:

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GRAY FINISHES CONTINUE POPULARITY
For interior design, including kitchens and baths, Gray as a dominant color scheme continues to rise in popularity.  It is a calm and soothing neutral back-drop for all areas of the home and works beautifully with all colors!

SHADES OF WHITE PART 1: COOL WHITES
Painted white cabinetry has a timeless look and feel.  Using white opens up so many options when it comes to pulling together a beautiful palette for a room.  Do you opt for all white, a mix of shades of white, or white with pops of color?

A COLOR PALETTE INSPIRED BY NATURE
With true brown stains trending in cabinetry finishes, Dura Supreme recently introduced several new stains with decidedly brown undertones that pair beautifully with so many colors. One of the lighter stains introduced into the palette is Toast, light enough to enhance the wood grain, yet rich and warm without being overly dramatic.

NAVY BLUE COLOR TRENDING
Navy Blue has slowly become a popular color for interior design and kitchens, and is one of those colors that will be classic and timeless for the long term.  Paired with a white or gray paint, along with a medium brown stain color like Dura Supreme’s “Toast” or “Cappuccino”, Navy Blue is destined to be a popular theme in home interiors!

GRAY: CLASSIC AND TIMELESS
Designers are often asked about gray and whether or not gray color schemes in interior design (and for kitchen cabinetry) are a passing fad or a long term trend.

STAIN COLORS TREND TOWARD BROWN
Like fashion, trends in interior design shift over the years.  Although with interior design and its significant investment, “classic and timeless” design is often at the forefront of decisions.

Color is a highly personal preference for most people and although there are certainly specific colors considered “on-trend” or “fashionable”, color choices should ultimately be based on what appeals to you personally. As a designer, I am often asked about color trends and how to incorporate them into a newly designed or renovated interior. And although trends and fashion should be taken into consideration, it should not be THE only deciding factor.

Complements to Dura Supreme for these great Trend Tips!

Introducing Emser Tile to the Brighter Homes Store

Emser Tile new to the Brighter Homes Store

Established in 1968, Emser Tile, headquartered in Los Angeles, has become the leading supplier of the world’s finest tile and natural stone. Through their international production network and product development expertise, they offer a myriad of possibilities that help dealers, homebuilders, commercial builders, contractors, architects and designers bring their ideas to life.

Tile, Natural Stone and Mosaics

Emser Tile

Emser products are frequently used in residential and commercial projects throughout the United States including the following: homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, hotels, malls and educational facilities. Although Emser has grown rapidly in response to changing trends and technology, their dedication to outstanding quality and service has remained as strong as ever.

Emser is the fashion leader in glazed ceramic and porcelain tile, glass, metal and natural stone products. They offer the latest in fashion, colors, finishes, patterns and textures, accompanied by a broad assortment of coordinating trims and decorative accent pieces. Their extensive product line consists of over 3300 skus and is supported by sales offices and distribution centers across the nation. This allows our customers to fill their floor, wall and countertop tile needs with one expert and convenient source.

They have new Coordinates program that is developed to make your designs come together quickly and easily. They have a complete list of  products that are matched together to make your design plans easy. All you need is to pick and choose!

Introducing Adura Max

Adura Max

Introducing Adura Max.  This is available in today’s most popular decors and features our innovative HydroLoc™ waterproof core—making it the perfect choice for your most challenging rooms.

Adura Max

Adura Max

Thicker and more rigid than ordinary vinyl, Adura® Max is available in easy to assemble 6” x 48” locking planks that include our premium, Ultra-Quiet™ attached pad for superior sound reduction and greater comfort underfoot. Planks can be installed quickly on all grade levels and over most existing floors and subfloors. The result is a beautiful, durable, quiet and comfortable floor that can be enjoyed right away.

 

Installation:  Mannington strongly recommends using trained, professional installers for the best long-term performance of any of our flooring products.  Anyone installing Mannington products is urged to follow all directions and advice in the Installation Guidelines.  We have based all our instructions on industry-accepted recommendations as well as results gained from regular field-testing.

Always follow all safety guidelines when installing any flooring product, to protect yourself and others.

Take home some samples today.