Make Your Home Festive For The Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, if you haven’t already begun to get your home prepped, we are here to share with you several of our favorite (and simple) décor ideas for the season to get you started!

Bring the Outdoors Inside

For starters, an easy way to incorporate the joyful season into your home is to bring in some natural décor. This can be as simple as holiday flowers, such as poinsettias, or by filling a vase with branches, or a decorative bowl with pinecones.

Ornament Display

Another easy and festive decoration to add to your home is sparkly ornaments. Try placing them on a stand or in a vase as a beautiful centerpiece. The display can be all ornaments, or you can also add scented balls as well to make your home smell like your favorite seasonal scent!

Personalized Table Settings

If hosting a dinner party, personalize your table, either with name cards for all of your guests, or just make the table feel extra special with little touches in décor.

Hang Garland or String Lights

For a cozy feeling, hang garland, pinecones, or twinkling lights along door trim, banisters, or on your mantel for a feel-good cheerful touch!

What is your favorite way to decorate your home for the holidays?

Pet Friendly Flooring For Your Home

Pets are an integral part of the family and their needs will certainly affect your flooring choices. As cute as they are, animals have a habit of being destructive, so it’s best that any flooring option you choose can stand up to their abuse. Pets can scratch, stain, and soil flooring with ease, so we’ve got some friendly tips to help you weather the storm that is caring for your four legged friends!

Hardwood

Although hardwood isn’t the most ideal option in terms of durability in a pet friendly household, it still remains the most popular choice. To prevent scratching of your floors, keep your pet’s nails neatly trimmed, and add door mats to every outdoor entrance. Additionally, when the inevitable does happen and there’s an accident, the quicker you clean the mess, the less damage it will cause to your flooring.

Tile

Tile is one of the best choices of flooring in regards to owning a pet. Tile is hard, relatively water resistant, and durable, and because of this, it should stand the test of time. Using a proper grout sealer will aid in waterproofing your floor and prevent anything from leaking in. It’s important to consider that tile can be harsh on your pets due to its rigidity, so we recommend putting area rugs down, which not only look great, but will provide your pets a comfy place to lounge.

LVT

Luxury vinyl tile or LVT is a fantastic choice for a pet bearing household because it’s durable, low maintenance, and can withstand even the hardest abuse. LVT is going to be the standout performer when it comes to coexisting with your animals, as it has four strong layers, the top layer designed for protection. The protective layering of the luxury vinyl will prevent your pet’s nails from scratching the surface, as well as making sure spills are contained to just the surface, which is why it’s the recommended choice.

Carpet

Carpet is a tricky flooring option for households with pets, yet it remains immensely popular, and with the right guidance, it shouldn’t be difficult to maintain. From now until December 4th, 2016, with our One Price Makes You Happy event, you can save up to 50% on our Stainmaster PetProtect carpet. Not only does our Stainmaster carpet look great, but it’s durable and easy to clean, meaning very little maintenance for you! Whether you choose our Stainmaster PetProtect carpets, we recommend using liquid odor eliminators containing bio-enzymatic components, and to vacuum on a regular basis.

What type of flooring do you typically choose for a house full of furry friends?

Fall Trends To Fall In Love With

2016 is almost out the door, and that means that 2017 interior design trends are at the forefront of our mind, but let’s not forget about one of our favorite seasons to enjoy with friends, and to decorate our homes for. While most fall home décor is geared towards bringing chunky throw pillows to our couches, and bright orange decorative pumpkins to tables, there are several other less typical décor trends that are being found in homes throughout your neighborhood.

Our Favorite Fall Trends of 2016

Dark Green

Tell the blues to move over, because dark green is making a grand entrance as a hot new color to incorporate in your home design. Whether it’s used on your walls or in your furniture, this gorgeous shade of green is sure to add a relaxing vibe to your room, not to mention, it pairs perfectly with fall décor!

Natucor in Rocky 33

Less Tech, More Living

As more and more of our attention and interest is spent on social media and with using smart devices, there is alternatively a shift in techless living rooms. A stronger focus on quality time with friends and family is taking precedence over tech gadgets, and all this trend requires from you is to create a living space without a TV.

Hearth and Home

Mismatched Cabinets

Okay, this one might not be found in a lot of homes, but we think it should, because it’s a result of “out of the box thinking.” Mismatched cabinets will mostly be found in the homes of the bold and brave, and whether you incorporate two different designs, or just two different colors for your cabinets, we can guarantee that it’ll add an entirely new look and feel to your kitchen.

Downs H20 in Harvest

What other fall interior design trends are you loving?

Your Solution For Those Muddy Paws & Dropped Jars

Let’s be honest for a moment. There isn’t one specific season where spills, stains, and scratches are more prominent over another season. When you have children or pets running free throughout your home, every day of the year your furniture and floors are prone to the effects of a dropped glass of cranberry juice or trail of muddy paws. While we can’t help you with spills on your beautiful new couch, we do have you covered on the floor front.

Resistant to paws and puddles, scratches and splashes, is our Downs H20 pet and waterproof flooring. Designed with a unique locking system that locks out leaks, our Downs H20 also offers outstanding durability with high-end designer looks, which really, is all that you could ask for in flooring.

If your home isn’t bustling with children and energetic pets, Downs H20 is still meant for you! Ideal in your kitchen, bath, or laundry room, Downs H20 will prevent those accidental spills and unintentional splashes from staining or damaging your floors. Beautiful floors and less stress is what you get with our luxury vinyl, five star, Downs H20.

For more information on Downs H20 and all of our other recommended products, visit our site:http://www.twohigflooringamerica.com

Going Back To College

As the days start getting shorter and the simmering temperatures start to fade we all know it’s almost time to get ready for school. If you’re one of many who have family members or friends going back to college or starting their first year we have a few ideas to help ease their transitions.

Home Away From Home

It’s no secret that one of the biggest issues students experience while at college is being homesick. That’s why it’s extremely important to make their living spaces feel as close to home as possible to help them cope with their new environment. Have your student take little pieces from home along with them, this could be as simple as bringing a familiar lamp or pillow to importing their entire decorating scheme of their current bedroom into their new living quarters.

Decorating On a Budget

College is extremely expensive, and you’re probably looking for opportunities where you can save money. There are so many ways you can decorate on a budget at college, it’s everywhere you look. Things such as posters or flags are an extremely inexpensive way to decorate and add personal touches to rooms without breaking the bank. Additionally hand me down sales are offered at almost any school in the beginning of the year where you can buy cheap used kitchenware and furniture.

Durable Décor

College students are young and reckless which lends to a trail of destruction in their wake. A college dorm room is not the place for your beautiful textured ceramic lamp or any sort for glass for that matter. Instead look for durable plastic pieces that won’t shatter if bumped into or dropped. Most college rooms are fitted with a cold tile floor and adding an area rug or a door mat is a great way to soften the room while preventing damage of the university flooring.

We at Twohig Flooring America wish your students the best of luck and hope they enjoy their academic experience.

Summer 2016 Sizzling Trends

As the summer rolls on most of us will be outdoors soaking up the sun while we can. Even with less time being spent indoors it’s important to keep the interior of your home fresh and fun and we have some great pointers on how you can do just that.

Bringing the Outdoors In

One of the biggest trends for the summer of 2016 is to take cues from the natural landscape surrounding your home and to incorporate it into your decorating. Integrating natural elements such as live plants and colorful flowers are great ways to provide a relaxed and tranquil feel to your household. Additionally, using natural flooring options such as wood, bamboo, and cork will provide a warmer more organic feel to you home as opposed to the harsher man-made options.

Go Bold

The summer is all about bold and eccentric trends in fashion and it applies to your interior designing as well. Bright colors are one of the keys to this summer and we suggest using some of this year’s most popular ones such as cobalt blue, candy apple red, and lime green to spice up your living space. Another tip is to incorporate audacious patterns throughout your home and don’t be afraid to mix and match as it will add depth and texture to your accommodations.

Nautical and Coastal themes

The first thing that almost everyone associates with summer is the beach and the ocean. Over the years coastal themes during the summer have been immensely popular and this year is no different. Using soft shades of blue, white, and, tan, and contrasting them with sharp navy blue or gold will provide a stunning nautical theme to your house that’s sure to impress your guests. Furthermore, adding fun little fringe pieces from the actual ocean such as sea glass, shells, or sand dollars can really tie the whole look together.

Keep enjoying all those long sunny days and don’t forget to stop by Twohig Flooring America for any of your flooring needs.

2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

Summer is in full heat now and there’s still so much left to look forward to. One of the most exciting upcoming events to take place within the next month is the 2016 Summer Olympics transpiring in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The best athletes from all over the world come to represent their countries and compete in the biggest collaborative competition ever created. However this tournament isn’t just about competition, it has an overlying message of peace and collaboration amongst all of the world’s countries and it is a beautiful celebration of the human spirit.

Brazilian Inspired Décor

There’s no denying that the Olympics influence a wide variety of things across the globe when they are in session. One major cultural aspect being affected by the Olympics is design trends for the summer of 2016. This summer is the summer of Brazil and all the bright and audacious colors that come with the rich heritage of the country. Designers are taking hints from Brazilian culture and incorporating them into their designs and we suggest you do the same. Implementing bold patterns, mixed themes, and exotic bright colors are great ways to get into the spirit and spice up your living area.

Hosting Olympic Gatherings

Synonymous with big sporting events are the gatherings and parties that arise dedicated to watching them, and if the idea of hosting such an event appeals to you then we have a few tips to help you along the way. Dive into the culture and prepare Brazilian inspired dishes such as pastels, acai smoothies, or Pão de queijo. It’s also a good idea to have some alternative activities available for those that aren’t interested in watching the events. Keep the atmosphere as relaxed as possible and enjoy the company of those around you.

The Olympics and Cooperatives

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part”-Olympic Creed. Not only is participation the most important thing in the Olympics but the same goes for our business. Twohig Flooring America is a locally owned business which is part of a larger cooperative that relies on all the support and participation of its members. We work together to offer competitive prices to our customers while maintaining our local identity and participating in our respective communities.

We hope that you and your family enjoy the rest of summer and watching the Olympic Games just as much as we do!