Prepare to be FLOORED! Discover why LVT is the new MVP of flooring
By Brad Meyer
Remodeling doesn’t have to be a soul-crushing challenge, but unless you have a significant amount of experience in selecting and installing the most modern and efficient materials, you’re going to need some help.
Perhaps that’s why savvy homeowners who do their homework and invest time and effort into picking the best resources come to Lone Star Floors in The Woodlands. For nearly a decade, Lone Star Flooring has offered area residents the widest selection of flooring options, as well as bath and kitchen remodeling, at a fair and affordable price.
“A lot of homeowners suffered flooring damage from Hurricane Harvey,” said owner Mohamed Naser. “We have the top names in carpet, tile, wood and other flooring options ? and we have the best installation crews in the Houston metro area. We have the experience and the expertise to help you to make the right selection for your situation and have it professionally installed.”
That includes the latest technological advancement in flooring: Luxury Vinyl Tile. LVT is a water-resistant product available in durable planks and tiles, beautifully made to look like natural stone or hardwood.
“It’s an amazingly strong material available in a wide range of colors and textures to complement any environment,” said Lone Star Floors manager John Tatam. “It’s a free floating floor, installed with a unique locking mechanism ? and it comes with a lifetime structural warranty and a 25-50 year wear warranty. You don’t get better than that.”
As a leader in this new LVT technology in the greater Houston area, Lone Star Floors has sold and installed more than 100,000-sq.ft. of LVT since Hurricane Harvey.
“There is a lot of interest in waterproof flooring options since the storm,” noted Naser. “And not just in the kitchen and bath, but throughout the house. Flooring that is durable and waterproof makes a lot of sense.”
And while LVT is the newest advancement in flooring, Lone Star Floors has an excellent selection of carpet, wood, tile and other more traditional flooring options. Wood-look porcelain tile and hand scraped, engineered wood remain popular choices for homeowners. Lone Star Floors also has the experience to help customers refrain from making a bad selection.
“For example, we don’t stock or recommend bamboo flooring in Houston area homes,” said Tatam. “It’s a very popular product in many parts of the country; it doesn’t do well in Texas humidity. It looks great when first installed, but it absorbs moisture and the boards swell and buckle. Other stores are more than happy to sell it to you, but we don’t recommend it.”
Engineered wood has been a popular choice for homeowners in recent years. One concern in the past was that it wasn’t available in longer lengths to help installers achieve a natural appearance. Lone Star Floors has top quality hand scraped oak engineered wood in huge 96-inch lengths.
“The longer lengths enable us to achieve an installation that looks very natural and traditional,” said Naser. “The finished product has a very rich, natural appearance.”
And while carpet is declining in overall popularity, it is still a popular choice for bedrooms and other residential comfort zones. Tatam recommends shoppers consider nylon over polyester carpets, because it stands up better and won’t matte down the way polyester does.
But picking the right material is only half of the upgrade process. Once a homeowner has selected new materials, the job isn’t done until the installation is complete. In the modern era, few of us have the time, inclination or experience to handle the job professionally. Unlike other retailers that hire temporary crews to handle their installations ? usually hiring the cheapest contractors at the lowest possible price ? Lone Star Floors has full time crews whose sole responsibility is installation.
“Our entire business is based on recommendations and repeat customers,” said Tatam. “If our work doesn’t impress our customers, we won’t stay in business. We put a lot of emphasis on making sure the job is done right and the customer is happy. We want them to be ‘floored’ with the quality of our work.”
For quality flooring, countertops, bath & kitchen remodeling, visit Lone Star Floors at 23627 I-45 in The Woodlands ? or their other Houston area locations in Katy and Sugar Land. For information, visit www.LoneStarFlooringTheWoodlands.com or call 713-240-9766.