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Contemporary Design For Your Home

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Most people associate the word “contemporary” with “modern”. While this may be true in some aspects, in terms of design contemporary and modern are quite different. According to homedit.com ““contemporary” architecture and style is, literally, what is being created and produced right now. It is dynamic, meaning it’s constantly changing. It can be quite eclectic for this reason – contemporary style isn’t tied down to one specific style – it’s of the moment and borrows bits and pieces from a variety of styles and eras.” Where modern “is connected to the age of machination and is typically referred to of that of the 1920s-1950s.”

Here are some great tips to get the contemporary look in your home:

1. Light & Dark

Hickory Artesian Brunet - Armstrong Floors

Hickory Artesian Brunet – Armstrong Floors

One great way to get a contemporary look in your home is with juxtaposing light and dark. Many assume that putting dark floors in a room will make the home feel dark and cave-like, but from the picture above you can see that by mixing the dark floors with lighter cabinets and walls you can really open up a room.

2. Clean Slate

Eagle Rock - Armstrong Floors

Eagle Rock – Armstrong Floors

While contemporary decor seems to be mostly neutral color schemes, colorful paint and fun accessories are great ways to “keep in stride with the times” without making a major commitment to one style or color. To keep the style from looking to childish, a great idea is to do a neutral floor against your colorful walls.

3. Shabby Chic

Millwork Block - Armstrong Floors

Millwork Block – Armstrong Floors

A fun way to mix up contemporary design is to add some “shabby chic” elements to it. One example is with a farmhouse-look laminate. This laminate by Armstrong adds character to the room while the furniture and neutral paint scheme create an overall contemporary look.

No matter what your style, Champion Floors can help you find the perfect look to complete your home. For these and other great products visit Champion Floors in Schertz or Universal City!

Gray: The New Beige

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Looking for a versatile color choice for your new floors? Why don’t you try out gray?

Gray is a neutral but is also very adaptable; you can pair gray with almost any color (try out gray and yellow for example). Gray is not overpowering but yet has the ability to change the entire look of a room. Whether you are trying to make a room look sleek and modern or classic and sophisticated gray floors are versatile for any look.

Gray is a perfect option for carpet, tile, PVC, and even wood. According to current flooring design trends (and our costumers) gray is the new beige. Stop by Champion Floors in Schertz or Universal City to check out all of our great gray products!

Laminate Flooring Special!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

–We have Sold-Out of this product.  Call our stop by for new product specials!–

Laminate 5″ Handscraped (1/2″ Thick!)x52″ Lengths (25 yr warranty) with micro beveled edges and wear resistant overlay impregnated with aluminum overlay.  Starting at $2.49 a sqft (“sundance”). While supplies lasts, see store for details or e-mail us by clicking HERE.

Laminate Flooring Special!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

–We have Sold-Out of this product.  Call our stop by for new product specials!–

Laminate Flooring Special – 5″ Piano finished planks with beveled edges.  (Lifetime warranty) 12.3mm, thickness 1/2″x48″ length.  With wear resistant overlay impregnated with aluminum overlay.  Starting at 2.99 a sqft (“charisma”).  While supplies lasts, see store for details or e-mail us by clicking HERE.

Beveled Edges

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

If you really want your home or room to have a very natural/rustic feel then beveled edges are a great choice for you. You can get a beveled edge in both real wood and laminate floors. A beveled edge is a small v shaped groove between each plank. This look can really add a lot of character to your floor. The only thing to keep in mind is that with this beveled edge dirt will get into the grooves. So when you are looking for a beveled edge look to see how deep the bevel is and as long as you are willing to clean your floors regularly it will be fine. If you want your floor cleaning to be kept to a bare minimum then beveled edges may not be your best choice.beveledHere is an example of a very rustic looking beveled wood. You can also find it in other woods that aren’t as rustic.beveled2

Hand Scraped

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Hand scraped wood and even laminate is a very popular choice right now. Many people are choosing hand scraped ( some people refer to it as distressed) over a smooth piano finish for their floors. one good thing about hand scraped is that it makes your wood or laminate look more natural. Another plus is that if your wood gets dented or scraped it gives your floor more character where as with the smooth floor it would just look like you scratched your floor. Some people with hand scraped floors even take a permanent marker to scratches and you can’t tell that is was ever damaged.

Here is an example of a hand scraped floor. They have a wide range of barely distressed to extremely distressed floors, it all depends on what you prefer.

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