29 Jun 2023

With the kind of unexpected weather one can expect in Lumberton NC, sunny one minute and pouring rain the next, you need floors that can keep up! This kind of weather can make protecting your floors difficult. The answer that you may be looking for is in laminate flooring. It is resistant to many of the things that can discolor and stain other flooring materials. Here are some benefits you can find when making the switch to laminate!

Durable: Protected by a tough external layer, a laminate floor is much stronger, and more scratch-resistant, impact-resistant and longer lasting than any hardwood, vinyl, or carpet. It’s virtually resistant to dogs, cats, kids and even high heels! Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are subject to wood grain staining, fading in sunlight, and can scratch and dent easily.

Easy to clean and maintain: Laminate’s superior stain and moisture-resistant surface coating offers a lot of protection against stains, fading, and moisture damage which makes spills and other messes easy to handle. You won’t need any wax or polish. It will just require a dust or vacuum, followed by a wipe with a damp cloth or mop.

Easy to install: This is a huge benefit to the avid DIY’er. There’s no need for any special glues because putting it down “is a snap”, with the tongue and groove click systems you literally snap it together. It also doesn’t matter what your subfloor is because laminate floors do not need to be glued or nailed down. Moreover, laminate floors are easy to un-install and replace quickly and easily when it’s time for a style update.

Pricing: Not only is laminate flooring generally less expensive than other hard surface floors to start with, but when its durability and longevity are considered, it becomes a particularly economical choice. The sheer abundance of choice, that is not restricted by price, is truly one of the strongest advantages of laminate flooring.

Variety of styles: A variety of colors and patterns enable you to match the floor with the exact mood and style of your room, whether it’s rich and elegant or cool and contemporary. You will be surprised by the availability and quality of today’s laminate floor styles. There is also a wide variety of high-resolution tree patterns and laminate flooring textures to choose from that can mimic real wood.

Environmentally friendly: For those trying to look out for the environment, you will be happy to know that laminate flooring is made from wood and wood by-products, and does not involve the harvesting of rare or endangered trees.

Laminate flooring is enjoyed in millions of U.S. homes for good reason. The price, durability and ease when it is installed, makes laminate a great addition to any home. Best of all, it will protect your house, and your investment in your flooring, from the constantly changing weather. If you’re in the Lumberton, NC area, make Magnus Anderson your one stop shop for all things flooring! Call us today at 910-237-6749 or learn more online at magnusandersonnc.com!

29 Jun 2023

Are you thinking about remodeling your countertops? In newer, more modern homes, many homeowners are weighing the pros and cons about what type of countertops to install in their homes. You may notice quartz countertops are replacing marble and granite countertops and that may be for a few good reasons. Quartz has many benefits, such as color options, which can provide more of a variety than that of marble and granite. Because quartz is not considered an natural stone, it has a bit more durability and less weakness than that of granite, marble and slate. Still considering? Take a look at a few more reasons why quartz is taking over the countertop competition.

Quartz countertops have a unique molding capability which allows them to be molded and shaped into unique designs. Whether you want rounded counter bottoms or a total quartz sink, your imaginative design needs can be brought to life with this stone!

On the overall toughness scale, quartz rates higher than granite or marble. They are able to withstand the usual wear and tear that many traditional countertops cannot, and because they are not a natural stone, they have better durability that marble or granite. You’d have to take a sledgehammer to these countertops to scratch or break them.

Quartz is a non-porous surface, which means it is unsusceptible to any stains such as red wine spills or certain food dyes. It will not absorb any harmful colorations in the kitchen or the bathroom area, and it also won’t harbor any dangerous bacteria. This means a simple wipe down with soap and water will keep it clean.

Quartz is a no maintenance material. It does not require any extra conditioning after the install and unless you chip it with your big sledgehammer, there is no need for any later preservation.

If you still have questions about installing quartz countertops in the Fayetteville, NC area, drop by for a visit and receive an estimate on installing your quartz countertops today! To learn more visit us online at www.creativestone.com or call us at 910-491-1225.

29 Jun 2023

Your kitchen is one of the most important parts of your house and is often considered as the heart of a home. It’s easy to see why since it’s an area where your family will naturally gather throughout the day. It’s where you prepare your meals and it’s where all of your parties tend to congregate. Hence, when it comes to home renovation investments, homeowners need to take a close look at including the kitchen in their remodeling plans. Moreover, a homeowner who is seeking to sell their house, can consider remodeling their kitchen a great investment for the future.

Any home remodeling project is an attempt to enhance the beauty or the value of the house and the kitchen is no different. Whether you are adding a kitchen island, customizing kitchen cabinets, changing the color of the walls, knocking walls down entirely or replacing the sinks and faucets, all these factors work together to enhance the beauty and layout of your kitchen. By modifying the kitchen, you will see a definite increase in the value of your home.

Due to Fort Bragg being located next to Fayetteville, NC, the kitchen designs in the area have taken inspiration from kitchens found in homes around the world. No matter where you get your vision from, your kitchen can be completely unique to you. There are a lot of reasons to want to remodel your kitchen from needing more space to simply updating it, but the best reason is that by remodeling, you make the kitchen yours.

Whatever reason you decide to choose as your reason to remodel, it’s important that you have a clear image in your head about what you want done. Without that image, you will find your budget going out of control as you change things mid remodel.

It’s a big decision to decide to start a remodeling project in your home and can be an expensive one as well, but remodeling your kitchen can make all the difference. Not just in your personal satisfaction while you live there, but in the value of the home as well. Make your kitchen unique, make your kitchen yours.

Let Fayetteville Granite make your remodeling dreams a reality! From countertops to cabinets and so much more, you can trust us to provide you quality results! Call us today 910-483-0468 or learn more at www.fayettevillegraniteco.com!

18 Jun 2023

One of the great benefits of being a homeowner is the freedom to take on remodeling projects to add beauty and value to your home. Many homeowners have a laundry list of remodeling ideas but simply do not have the budget to complete their list. When it comes to remodeling projects, there are a plethora of changes that can be made to your home without a large price tag attached. While cabinets and countertops are the specialty of Creative Stone, here are a few remodeling projects that can be done on a relatively small budget.

You already know that one way to spruce up a room is by changing the paint color on the walls, but have you ever considered changing the color of your ceiling? We have seen this color change create a more modern and sleek look to living areas. If color on your ceiling is not a good option, how about changing the color of the blades on your ceiling fans? It is a very simple color change but it can have a big impact on the overall look of a room. A trend we are seeing more and more among homeowners is bolder color choices for entry doors.

For a touch of added character inside your home, one remodeling project could be to place decorative trim around your windows and doorways. While you are at it, you could replace window blinds with roman shades for a quick updated look. Adding your own Wainscot paneling to living area walls, or changing the baseboard trim are budget friendly ideas as well.

Many homeowners want to focus their remodeling projects in the kitchen and the bathroom. When major changes are made, these two rooms can be a couple of the most expensive remodeling projects to undertake as a homeowner. However, small remodeling projects can still happen in bathrooms and kitchens. Consider changing the faucets on sinks, or the hardware on your cabinets.

At Creative Stone, we love to help clients with their remodeling projects. If you are looking to update your countertops or cabinets, let us help you find the perfect option for your design aesthetic and your budget. It can be done! Give us a call at (910) 491-1225 today!

18 Jun 2023

When you think of your perfect kitchen space, what do you see first? For many people, their eyes are drawn to how modern the appliances are, what kind of countertops have been installed, or how the color of the room impacts the overall feel. Truly though, the heart of a kitchen lies within the choice of cabinets and how they are laid out. Minimal cabinets give off the vibe of a more open space, but also provide the least amount of storage options. Tall cabinets and cabinets that wrap around a good portion of the kitchen provide a lot more storage area, but can make a kitchen seem smaller in size. When it comes to kitchen design, you want to pick the perfect cabinets.

At Fayetteville Granite, our team of cabinetry professionals can help you make those big cabinet decisions. How much storage do you want, and how much space do you have in your kitchen to fit in the cabinets you desire without making the space feel cramped. Cabinet color is important too. A lighter cabinet color can make a room seem bigger, and when paired with the perfect countertop and flooring, it can completely transform an outdated kitchen into a newer, more modern kitchen.

When you turn to Fayetteville Granite to assist you in picking your perfect cabinets, we can help you decide whether stock cabinets will work best in your space, or if in order to create the look you are trying to achieve, custom cabinetry is needed. While stock cabinet choices are limited, the configurations and materials available through custom cabinetry are practically endless. Whatever your cabinet needs are, Fayetteville Granite has the perfect solution for you. We provide clients with cabinet choices from well known brands like Procraft, Kitchen Cabinet Distributors, and Marsh Furniture.

If you are ready to install new cabinets in your kitchen space, Fayetteville Granite is ready to help! Come see us in Fayetteville, NC at our Raeford Road location or give us a call today at (910) 483-0468. Our goal is to help you see your kitchen dreams come true!

15 Jun 2023

We have heard this story more times than we can adequately count. Homeowners decide to get rid of their aging carpet or vinyl flooring and are pleasantly surprised to find great hardwood flooring underneath. The only problem is that the hardwood flooring is dull and faded. They want to know if we can save their hardwood flooring and return it to it’s former glory. Of course, our answer is nearly always that yes we can. Magnus Anderson prides itself on providing high quality flooring options to our clients and that includes refinishing existing hardwood flooring.

Our professional team is specifically trained in hardwood floor refinishing and certified by the Magnus Anderson Institute for Master Floor Refinishers. When it comes to refinishing your hardwood flooring, you can be sure that the experts at Magnus Anderson know what they are doing. For starters, we use the Magnus Anderson Dust Containment System, a high powered vacuum that removes the dust created by the sanding process. If you know anything about sanding floors, then you probably know that a lot of dust accumulates during the process. Our Dust Containment System makes the job of getting rid of all of that dust a lot easier, making for a healthier environment for you and your family.

We use a Swedish waterborne finish when we refinish hardwood flooring. This finish is safer for the environment, has no toxic fumes, and is the strongest finish of its kind. As a matter of fact, you should be able to walk on your newly refinished hardwood flooring in socks in just a matter of three to four hours! You won’t even have to leave your home during the process, and the results are so satisfying, we back them up with a 20 year no dulling guarantee.

Are you a homeowner who has discovered great, but dull, hardwood flooring in your home? If you are ready to refinish your hardwood flooring, Magnus Anderson would love to get the job done for you! Give us a call at (910) 483-0468 or come into our Fayetteville, North Carolina location on Ireland Drive.