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Putting your mind at ease about hardwood flooring choices

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Some homeowners are a little overwhelmed at the idea of shopping for hardwood flooring, especially if it’s their first time doing so. However, we want to assure you, you are not in this alone. With just a little bit of expert advice, you can have the floor of your dreams much sooner than you might ...
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Thinking of a new floor?

Consider this before looking in the phone book or googling “carpet store near me”

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Thinking of carpet? We all want convenience and we all have our own definition of it. For example, I’m a brick and mortar gal only because I want to have my order the minute I pay for it; I’m not about to wait three or five days for something to show up.Before you look in the phone book or start to ...
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A hardwood flooring care guide

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Hardwood flooring has always been one of the most popular flooring materials out there, because it is durable, beautiful, and an all-around sound investment for your home. It lends an air of chic elegance to any room that other flooring materials just can't touch.While there are many types of ...
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Five steps to a perfect carpet installation and home makeover

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Whether you’re tired of the same-old look in your bedroom, or need to redo that spare room because your family is growing, here are 5 steps to make your home renovation go smoothly. Wondering which ‘carpet store near me’ to visit? Stop by Marion’s Flooring Superstore in Portland, OR, to check out ...
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Want the latest 411 on hardwood flooring trends, Portland?

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At Marion’s, our experts keep their ear to the ground when it comes to trends, because, after all, the place you buy your floors should be about a lot more than just selling product. You need advice on interior design, color balance, installation and more.We know this area has always been a little ...
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Three signs the carpet store near me sells quality wall-to-wall

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When you walk past a showroom that sells wall-to-wall, do you ever wonder if they’re the ‘real deal?’ If you’re about to undergo a major renovation, you’re likely worried about what materials to select. Unless you’re a flooring professional, or possibly even a contractor, chances are, you have no ...
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Will hardwood flooring work in my bungalow?

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Yes! What many may not realize is that there is such a wide assortment of different species, colors and even main types of hardwood flooring, that it’s easy to find something to suit every atmosphere.The hardwood medium shades are popular with those who have the bungalow atmospheres, because of ...
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Marion's Flooring Superstores' carpet FAQ

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Finding answers to carpeting questions online that are more complex than "Carpet store near me" can be a pretty daunting task. Most of the links you find will be to something purporting to be what you are looking for, but turn out to be nothing more than glorified commercials. There are enough ...
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How to choose hardwood flooring styles that will enlarge a space

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If you have a room that’s a little on the small size, and would like to renovate it in a manner that makes it appear larger, you can certainly do so with the right types of hardwood flooring. Whether it’s a reading nook, hidden alcove or a recess in a room, this is truly a common scenario. But, don’...
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Amazing Deal or Big Scam? Don’t Fall Prey to These 3 Scam Traps!

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At Marion’s Carpet Warehouse, we take great pride in our best-rated reviews, happy customers, knowledgeable staff, and high-quality carpeting. But when it comes to carpet installation, there’s one thing that really upsets us: Scam carpet installation dealers. To ensure you don’t fall prey to scam ...
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Why You Should Understand Hardwood Flooring Undertones

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When you’re remodeling, one of the first things you should think about is color, because you want to be sure the walls, floor and furniture are well coordinated and balanced.It’s not always that easy, because it’s just not the surface color, but also the undertones, which aren’t always obvious in ...
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Add Pizzazz with Patterned Carpeting

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When you visit our Marion’s Carpet Warehouse showroom in Portland, OR, you’ll quickly realize there’s a seemingly never-ending array of carpeting choices. From light to dark solids, stripes to multi-color, it can certainly feel close to impossible to select the best carpet installation. Aside from ...
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Three Reasons Why Hardwood Flooring is Environmentally Friendly

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Did you know that hardwood is the most environmentally friendly flooring type available?Yes, that’s right. When you include wood as part of your flooring and decor, it works well with any environment, from the most traditional, to ultra-contemporary and urban loft. Coordinate it well with ...
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Thinking About Carpeting But Worried About Kids?

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A lot of people are timid about getting carpeting when there are kids in the house. As much as you might love carpeting for all of its plush comfort, energy-saving insulating properties, and all the other things that make carpet the king of flooring, it's hard to ignore the fact that rambunctious ...
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Hardwood Flooring Basics You Should Know

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If you have your heart set on hardwood, you probably already have a good idea of what you want. Still, there are some factors about hardwood flooring for your Portland home that you might not be aware of, and that’s what we’d like to share with you today. They say knowledge is power, so you can ...
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Before You Choose Carpeting, Ask These 3 Questions!

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Around the globe, from cold, northern climates to hot, tropical locations, a carpet installation is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular selections in home renovations. So, it's no surprise, really, that carpet in Portland is equally as favored. The question now is, do you know how to select the ...
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Why You’ll Love Hardwood Flooring in Your Portland Home

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Sometimes you just have to get back to basics, so here’s a Hardwood Flooring 101 Guide as to why you’ll love it.The pros at Marion’s Carpet Warehouse compiled this just for you.Hardwood flooring is an excellent long-term investment for your Portland home. When you look at the overall picture, you’...
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Three Ways to Keep your New Carpet Installation Looking Like New

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Once all the hustle and bustle of a new carpet installation has died down, many people start to worry about how to protect their new flooring investment as much as possible. It's understandable, new floors don't come cheap, so you want them to last as long as possible, to avoid having to replace ...
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For All Your Portland Hardwood Flooring Needs

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By far, the most popular floor covering for many homeowners is hardwood flooring. Portland homeowners are certainly no different. No matter where your home is located, there are a few things that every homeowners looks for when searching for a new floor covering. Durability is a must, as is a ...
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Out of This World Carpeting Trends

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Soft surfacing has come a long way since the bright orange shag fiber era of the 60s. In fact, you may not recognize this surfacing when you see the latest, out-of-this-world trends hitting the showroom right now. In our Portland, OR location, Marion's Carpet Warehouse on-site experts have had the ...
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The Do's and Don'ts for Hardwood Flooring in Portland

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Hardwood flooring is, without a doubt, the king of flooring materials for so many reasons. From a design perspective, it is versatile enough to achieve just about any look you could imagine. From the rustic charm of reclaimed or hand-scraped wood, to the chic, modern elegance of black wood flooring,...
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Hello, Portland: Five Reasons Why You Need Carpet Installation

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Okay, we all know how beautiful carpeting can make a home look but, as they say, beauty is more than skin deep.That said, Marion’s Carpet Warehouse is going to give you five reasons why you want, and need, carpet in your home.1. High style. These days, there are so many colors and patterns from ...
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How to Protect Hardwood Flooring From Scratches and Damage

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Often, homeowners come into our Marion's Carpet Warehouse showroom in Portland, OR, and ask our on-site experts about eliminating scratches and damage on their wood flooring. Typically, these are individuals who just moved into a new home and have no prior experience with hardwood flooring in ...
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Understanding the Importance of Quality Carpet Installation

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When it comes to the installation of carpet, we cannot stress highly enough how important it is to make sure that installation is carried out by professionals. There are many reasons for this, and we’re going to look at a few of them here today. It’s a step you’ll be very glad you took, and you’re ...
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Here’s How You Protect Your Hardwood Flooring From Portland Rain

The Pacific Northwest is pretty wet and, according to Weather.Com, Portland gets 43 inches of rain per year, with an average of 154 rainy days. Hardwood flooring adds a rich style to your home. It has those gorgeous undertones that you can coordinate with artwork, fabric, views and accessories to ...
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Why White Carpet in Portland is the Latest Craze

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Believe it or not, white carpeting couldn't be more popular right now. How could this be possible, you may wonder? Well, whether you have messy pets or crazy kids, there are several reasons why homeowners might want to reconsider a white carpet installation. Thanks to high-tech advancements, ...
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Is Hardwood Flooring Eco-Friendly?

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We know how important the environment is so, At Marion’s Carpet Warehouse, we’re going to address hardwood flooring, Portland.Wood flooring is really a green choice. Back in 2008, the United States banned lumber that came from illegal sources, those place that didn’t manage forests responsibly. The ...
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Professional Carpet Installation Must-Have’s

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Almost everyone knows the importance of using a professional service for carpet installation. Attempting to turn it into a DIY project can cause many problems, including novice mistakes as well as a greater expenditure in your budget trying to fix what’s gone wrong. It’s just not worth it, when ...
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Portland Hardwood Flooring As an Investment

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Hardwood flooring in Portland is a lot of things. It’s durable, timelessly elegant, versatile and has an incredibly long life span. However, one thing that many homeowners don’t consider, is that hardwood flooring is actually an investment in the future. We’re going to look at that in more detail....
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Very Important Hardwood Flooring Facts for Portland

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If you’re shopping for hardwood flooring in Portland, there are some important facts that you absolutely must know before shopping. Some of these might sound familiar, and some might not. However, Marion’s Carpet Warehouse wants to make sure you have enough information to fully understand the ...
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Why Utilize Professional Carpet Installation?

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We often hear homeowners ask, “Why can’t we just install our own carpet to save money?” In reality, the real question should be, “Why would you want to waste so much of your own time doing something a professional could do quicker and with more efficiency?” Sure, you can attempt the job yourself, ...
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A Few Tips for Your Portland Carpet Installation

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If you are getting ready to have your professional carpet installation carried out, the good news is, the professionals will take care of most of the work. In fact, they are likely to be the ones to take care of most of the details as well. However, there are a few tips we’d like to give you for ...
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The Proper Process for Carpet Installation

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Carpet installation is the most important aspect of your entire flooring experience, which is why most people choose to leave the job to professionals. Mistakes can be both time consuming and expensive to fix, and having someone who knows exactly what they’re doing, gives you a great deal of peace ...
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Preparing for a Carpet Installation in Your Home

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You should understand that carpet installation is actually a form of construction, and should be viewed as this type of project. There will be strong smells and more noise than usual, which is a normal part of the procedure. Because of the nature of the project, it’s important to keep small ...
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Tips for Choosing Hardwood Flooring

If you’re considering hardwood flooring for your home, we don’t want you to go into it blindly. It’s one thing to decide you’d like to have luxury vinyl, laminate, or maybe carpet. But hardwood is a bit different. Not only do you have lots of options, there’s maintenance you have to keep up with ...
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Does it Matter Who Installs Your Carpet?These days, DIY projects run rampant. In fact, if you take a look at Pinterest, you’ll find projects ranging from homemade brownies, to building your own log cabin. It’s what all the “cool kids” are doing! That DIY vein runs into flooring as well, with many ...
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Should I Keep My Carpet Remnants?

So you just got new carpet and there are a bunch of scraps laying around. What should you do with them? Sorting them is the first step. Anything less than 18” wide should probably get tossed into the garbage. The ones that are wider are the ones we will be talking about.First, some of the pieces ...
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The Top Five Carpet Brands Today

Forty years ago there were over 150 carpet manufacturers in the U.S. That number is less than twenty today and the two largest sell almost 70% of all carpet sold. This transition is normal in any maturing industry. The two giants, Mohawk and Shaw Industries, swallowed up most of their competitors ...
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A Guide to Choosing the Right Flooring

Hard surface flooring is really hot right now. The days of automatically putting carpet throughout a home are long gone. More and more customers are choosing to cover their floors with wood or tile and then accenting them with area rugs. Hand scraped hardwoods and fancy tile floors are selling at a ...
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Carpet Padding - Four Essential Reasons to Upgrade

Have you ever thought about what shocks do for a car? Most people would say it gives the passengers a smooth ride. That’s true, but shocks do more than that. Every time the vehicle goes over a bump it cushions the amount of impact on the tires. For example, if you take your hand and slam it down on ...
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The Costs of Replacing Carpet

Ever wonder what it would cost to replace the carpet in your home? By the time you finish reading this, you’ll be able to estimate it accurately on your own. You are going to have to guess a little on the quality you want but that’s pretty simple too. Let’s start with the most important calculation....
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Cut, Loop, or Cut & Loop Pile Carpet

Every carpet made falls into one of these categories. You can buy looped carpet or a cut pile. You can even buy a carpet that is both. Other than the fact that they all look a little different, why would I want one over the other? Are there uses where one performs better than the other? If I want a ...
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5 Things To Do Before Installing Carpet

Let’s face it. The thought of replacing carpet in your home is as painful as getting a root canal. The amount of work involved in moving all the heavy dressers and disconnecting all the electronics is a total nightmare. Is there any way around it? No, that’s why it’s not something most people look ...
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New Year, New Floors

Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is here, many people are ready to start the year off right with a few positive changes. One way to do that is to create an inspirational home environment, and the best place to start is with new floors. Today’s hardwood flooring options are endless, and laminate ...
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Change It Up in 2016 with These Popular Flooring Trends

As the new year approaches, many people are thinking about the positive changes they’d like to make in 2016. For some people, that entails a full makeover of the body and mind; for others, taking on small home renovation projects offers the perfect dose of change. These upcoming trends in hardwood ...
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Different Types Of Hardwood & Laminate Flooring

Major improvements in wood flooring over the past few years mean that homeowners no longer have to compromise when considering new floors. Laminate flooring and hardwood flooring can now be installed in most indoor areas. With that, there are many different choices when it comes to the installation ...
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Hardwood vs. Laminate: What's the Difference?

Putting in a new wood floor is a common home improvement project that can add beauty and value to any home. For reasons that will soon become apparent, hardwood and laminate are the two most popular types of flooring. Because both materials have their fair share of pros and cons, choosing between ...
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