Update your home with a modern floor

Everyone wants to be caught up with the latest design trends. It is only natural – after all, no one wants to be left out when it comes to the next big thing. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when it comes to designing your home, by jumping on whatever the hot new trendy idea is, you run the risk of hating it in a couple of years when the public perception changes. Luckily the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are skilled at figuring out which trends will last and which ones will be gone in a couple of years. Using that information is what makes us great at what we do, so if you are looking to modernize your home in simple, subtle ways by adding new residential flooring, you have come to the right place. It’s All About the Material The first thing you need to establish is what materials you will be working with for your new home. They all have their own benefits and negatives, so as far as which materials you want to use, it is basically up to you and your own personal preference. One of the most popular materials used these days in modern designs is vinyl tiles, which can be made to look like a lot of other things, so if you had your heart set on wood flooring, but for various reasons have decided against it, tile is the way to go. If you are going to use wood flooring, a popular idea is to use a wide plank. Plank flooring tends to make the room feel more unified, since there aren’t so many joint lines to worry about. Another thing to consider is how sustainable the material you’re using is, which is why flooring such as cork and bamboo laminate flooring have become popular, highlighting the ease with which these materials are replaced. Choosing the Right Color It appears that there are two distinct schools of thought when it comes to hardwood floor colors. The obviously popular trend is to go bold with your color, whether that be light or dark. It seems like most people want something that is going to visually pop, so very dark or very bright, light woods, like blonde woods, are popular right now. There are positives and negatives for both options, so it really just needs to match the other design elements in the room. The other main coloring option, one which has been popular for a couple of years now and has not shown any signs of slowing down, is gray. It runs counter to the bold looks offered in either direction, but it does look nice on pretty much every material. While we here at Ozburn-Hessey are happy to help with the selection and installation of whatever flooring options you go with, the important thing is that it makes you happy. If that means you want something that gives your home or office a modern feel to it, then hopefully this short guide helped you, and hopefully we can help you get started soon, so give us a call!

Everyone wants to be caught up with the latest design trends. It is only natural – after all, no one wants to be left out when it comes to the next big thing. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when it comes to designing your home, by jumping on whatever the hot new trendy idea is, you run the risk of hating it in a couple of years when the public perception changes. Luckily the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are skilled at figuring out which trends will last and which ones will be gone in a couple of years. Using that information is what makes us great at what we do, so if you are looking to modernize your home in simple, subtle ways by adding new residential flooring, you have come to the right place.

It’s All About the Material

The first thing you need to establish is what materials you will be working with for your new home. They all have their own benefits and negatives, so as far as which materials you want to use, it is basically up to you and your own personal preference. One of the most popular materials used these days in modern designs is vinyl tiles, which can be made to look like a lot of other things, so if you had your heart set on wood flooring, but for various reasons have decided against it, tile is the way to go. If you are going to use wood flooring, a popular idea is to use a wide plank. Plank flooring tends to make the room feel more unified, since there aren’t so many joint lines to worry about. Another thing to consider is how sustainable the material you’re using is, which is why flooring such as cork and bamboo laminate flooring have become popular, highlighting the ease with which these materials are replaced.

Choosing the Right Color

It appears that there are two distinct schools of thought when it comes to hardwood floor colors. The obviously popular trend is to go bold with your color, whether that be light or dark. It seems like most people want something that is going to visually pop, so very dark or very bright, light woods, like blonde woods, are popular right now. There are positives and negatives for both options, so it really just needs to match the other design elements in the room. The other main coloring option, one which has been popular for a couple of years now and has not shown any signs of slowing down, is gray. It runs counter to the bold looks offered in either direction, but it does look nice on pretty much every material.

While we here at Ozburn-Hessey are happy to help with the selection and installation of whatever flooring options you go with, the important thing is that it makes you happy. If that means you want something that gives your home or office a modern feel to it, then hopefully this short guide helped you, and hopefully we can help you get started soon, so give us a call!

The best flooring options for a healthier life

If you have chronic feet and back problems and it seems like you’ve done everything there is to do about it, you’re probably missing one important thing: your floors. There is a really good chance if you haven’t replaced the flooring in your home or office anytime recently that it is having a harmful effect on your back and feet, leading to an exponentially worse problem. While replacing the flooring might seem like an extreme action just to relieve some foot and back issues, as anyone who has experienced the shooting pain these (and worse) issues can lead to, anything to stop or lessen the pain is worth it. It is something that we here at Ozburn-Hessey believe strongly in, which is why we’ve put together this guide about what flooring options are the best for your feet and back problems. Comforting Carpet This might come as a bit of a shock, but carpeting is a lot better for your feet than just about any other surface widely available. A recent study done in Sweden about the ways different flooring options affect workers’ feet found that carpet is the easiest on the foot bones, due to the way it cushions the foot and helps spread the shock absorption around. The downside to this news is that carpet isn’t always feasible in every room. After all, who would want a carpeted kitchen? Luckily the principles are the same, so having a particularly cushioned rug near the sink or anywhere else you tend to stand for a long period of time will help cut down on the amount of stress your feet and back receive in those rooms. The Best of the Rest While carpeting may be the best option, it doesn’t mean that you are stuck with a carpeted life. There are other options, that while not the best, will help cut down on things that lead to pain. When it comes to most hardwoods, for instance, the popular belief is that they are a bad, rotten, no-good option for your feet. This is true for old-school wood flooring, so say goodbye to any dreams you had of a restored floor in your living room, but most new wood flooring options are going to be fine if you take some preventive steps, like wearing indoor shoes or placing a lot of rugs around. When selecting a nice rug, make sure it is one with a lot of underlay support. Another option that many probably have not thought of – one that is not only good for your health but for the world as well – is cork. It makes a lot of sense, once you think about it; after all, cork is well-known for its cushy nature and natural absorbing properties. Cork also comes as a principal floor covering, or as underlay, so it still leaves you with plenty of design options. If you’ve been having a lot of feet problems, you really should consider getting a new floor, either at home or in your office. It is something that the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey can help you with, and would be glad to do. All you need to do is make the phone call.

If you have chronic feet and back problems and it seems like you’ve done everything there is to do about it, you’re probably missing one important thing: your floors. There is a really good chance if you haven’t replaced the flooring in your home or office anytime recently that it is having a harmful effect on your back and feet, leading to an exponentially worse problem. While replacing the flooring might seem like an extreme action just to relieve some foot and back issues, as anyone who has experienced the shooting pain these (and worse) issues can lead to, anything to stop or lessen the pain is worth it. It is something that we here at Ozburn-Hessey believe strongly in, which is why we’ve put together this guide about what flooring options are the best for your feet and back problems.

Comforting Carpet

This might come as a bit of a shock, but carpeting is a lot better for your feet than just about any other surface widely available. A recent study done in Sweden about the ways different flooring options affect workers’ feet found that carpet is the easiest on the foot bones, due to the way it cushions the foot and helps spread the shock absorption around. The downside to this news is that carpet isn’t always feasible in every room. After all, who would want a carpeted kitchen? Luckily the principles are the same, so having a particularly cushioned rug near the sink or anywhere else you tend to stand for a long period of time will help cut down on the amount of stress your feet and back receive in those rooms.

The Best of the Rest

While carpeting may be the best option, it doesn’t mean that you are stuck with a carpeted life. There are other options, that while not the best, will help cut down on things that lead to pain.

When it comes to most hardwoods, for instance, the popular belief is that they are a bad, rotten, no-good option for your feet. This is true for old-school wood flooring, so say goodbye to any dreams you had of a restored floor in your living room, but most new wood flooring options are going to be fine if you take some preventive steps, like wearing indoor shoes or placing a lot of rugs around. When selecting a nice rug, make sure it is one with a lot of underlay support. Another option that many probably have not thought of – one that is not only good for your health but for the world as well – is cork. It makes a lot of sense, once you think about it; after all, cork is well-known for its cushy nature and natural absorbing properties. Cork also comes as a principal floor covering, or as underlay, so it still leaves you with plenty of design options.

If you’ve been having a lot of feet problems, you really should consider getting a new floor, either at home or in your office. It is something that the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey can help you with, and would be glad to do. All you need to do is make the phone call.

The Cozy Nature of Plush Carpeting

A new carpet is more than just the latest in a series of things you lay down on the floor. It sets the tone for the room, with both its color and its feel. Think about the amount of time you spend on your feet at home – you want something that looks nice and feels great on your tired feet after a long day at work. This is where plush carpeting comes in. The name itself conjures images of something decadently soft, a class beyond what you are used to. This is the kind of carpeting for those looking to treat themselves in a subtle way. The kind of carpeting you deserve. We here at Ozburn-Hessey certainly think so, which is why we offer it from a number of retailers, as well as residential installation services for the greater Nashville area. Plush, Please The first thing you will notice about plush carpeting is that it is denser than most carpets you come across. This is what gives it that more comforting feel, because every step you take allows your foot to sink deeper into the carpet, getting a nice hug from the soft fibers. This also makes plush carpets last longer than your average carpet, so you don’t have to worry about getting something new for quite a while. And honestly, after you have experienced the joys of plush carpeting, why would you want to?   This is the carpet that is perfectly suited to a master bedroom, or a dining room you are looking to add a touch of class to. When chosen in a darker color, the effects combine to make whatever room it is installed into one with an elegant, Old-World style. It’s a look that is easy to maintain as well, since the way plush carpeting is manufactured makes it more dirt resistant. And as a bonus, the natural cushion of the carpeting means you probably won't have to install a mat underneath, something we here at Ozburn-Hessey are happy to do anyway. The Cons On the other hand, plush carpeting might not be the best option for every room. While the carpeting is resistant to dirt, it does have a tendency to show stains and vacuum marks more than the average carpet, which cuts down on the amount of class you can add to a room. Additionally, stains will show up more vividly, so the carpet might best reserved for a room where drinks aren’t allowed, unless you trust the people drinking them. Another downside is the cost, which at anywhere between $610 and $780 for enough middle-grade material to cover a 500 square-foot area might be too expensive. So while there are downsides, for many people the benefits they feel every time one of their feet touches the lush, inviting comfort of plush carpeting far outweighs them. If this feeling is something you decide you need in your life, then contact the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey and let us find you the one thing to take your flooring game to the next level.

A new carpet is more than just the latest in a series of things you lay down on the floor. It sets the tone for the room, with both its color and its feel. Think about the amount of time you spend on your feet at home – you want something that looks nice and feels great on your tired feet after a long day at work.

This is where plush carpeting comes in.

The name itself conjures images of something decadently soft, a class beyond what you are used to. This is the kind of carpeting for those looking to treat themselves in a subtle way. The kind of carpeting you deserve. We here at Ozburn-Hessey certainly think so, which is why we offer it from a number of retailers, as well as residential installation services for the greater Nashville area.

Plush, Please

The first thing you will notice about plush carpeting is that it is denser than most carpets you come across. This is what gives it that more comforting feel, because every step you take allows your foot to sink deeper into the carpet, getting a nice hug from the soft fibers. This also makes plush carpets last longer than your average carpet, so you don’t have to worry about getting something new for quite a while. And honestly, after you have experienced the joys of plush carpeting, why would you want to?

 

This is the carpet that is perfectly suited to a master bedroom, or a dining room you are looking to add a touch of class to. When chosen in a darker color, the effects combine to make whatever room it is installed into one with an elegant, Old-World style. It’s a look that is easy to maintain as well, since the way plush carpeting is manufactured makes it more dirt resistant. And as a bonus, the natural cushion of the carpeting means you probably won't have to install a mat underneath, something we here at Ozburn-Hessey are happy to do anyway.

The Cons

On the other hand, plush carpeting might not be the best option for every room. While the carpeting is resistant to dirt, it does have a tendency to show stains and vacuum marks more than the average carpet, which cuts down on the amount of class you can add to a room.

Additionally, stains will show up more vividly, so the carpet might best reserved for a room where drinks aren’t allowed, unless you trust the people drinking them. Another downside is the cost, which at anywhere between $610 and $780 for enough middle-grade material to cover a 500 square-foot area might be too expensive.


So while there are downsides, for many people the benefits they feel every time one of their feet touches the lush, inviting comfort of plush carpeting far outweighs them. If this feeling is something you decide you need in your life, then contact the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey and let us find you the one thing to take your flooring game to the next level.