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Laminate has been growing in popularity due to its affordability, but what else does it have to offer?

Laminate flooring was invented in 1977 by Swedish company Perstorp. They wanted to reuse wood waste products and make them more usable within the flooring industry. Don’t let the word “waste” worry you, though. The materials are treated with pressure, heat, and solutions to make them suitable for floor coverings.

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We still aim to serve our customers and their needs during this uncertain time.

There are many precautions that businesses can take to keep both employees and customers safe during the pandemic. Especially with the winter surge that’s currently affecting the population, it is imperative that appropriate measures are taken to stop the spread of the disease.

All of us here at California Renovation want to continue to serve our customers despite these uncertain times. We are still committed to offering our customers quality flooring, custom granite and quartz countertops, and kitchen and bathroom remodels. After all, the pandemic doesn’t stop flooring from needing to be replaced.

We’ve even heard from some people who have noticed things that they would like to change about their home because they’re spending so much time at home. Some notice aesthetic changes they would like to make, and others find that some elements are outdated and not as functional anymore. …


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Covid-19 doesn’t have to stop your from preparing your next home renovation.

With the pandemic surging once again in the United States, many counties and regions within California have issued stay-at-home orders. Because of this, many businesses are trying to move their operations to the digital world to comply with the state mandates and to limit the spread of the coronavirus. For some businesses, that may be relatively easy. As a flooring and home improvement services store, it has been a bit more difficult for us here at California Renovation to get everything up and running.

Luckily, though, our national affiliate Carpet One Floor and Home has offered a solution — the Carpet One Sample Box! …


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Make your home feel like a staycation with these DIY tips!

It’s not new news. These days, more often than not, everyone is staying home much of the time. Bars, parks, museums, and other recreational facilities that we all used to frequent are currently closed, or you may find them unsafe to visit. On average, people are spending 35% more of their time at home. Looking at the same four walls may get a bit boring after a while, but it doesn’t have to stay that way!

With a little bit of time and effort, you can make your home feel like a brand-new space for you to enjoy once you’re off the clock. Since you’re spending more time at home, why not take some time to make it feel like a vacation? Don’t worry, though. You won’t have to open your wallet for all these tips. …


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These flooring types may look similar, but there’s definitely one that is the better match for your next home renovation!

While hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl plank (also known as LVP) may look similar, there are pros and cons to both types of flooring. Each flooring type is a better fit for different types of consumers. It’s important to take all factors into consideration such as budget, pets, children, desired look, etc. in order to make the best choice for your home renovation!

Your salesperson will be more than happy to help you decide between hardwood and luxury vinyl plank, but it’s always better to go into a meeting informed. We’re covering all of the essentials — from durability to affordability! …


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Home renovations can be stressful — but these questions will get you started on the right track!

Starting a new home renovation project, no matter how small, is certainly exciting. You’re thinking about how you can customize your home to be exactly what you want it to be by looking at Pinterest, magazines, etc. There’s always so many beautiful possibilities of how you can make your home more of your own space.

While all of that can be a lot of fun, home renovations can also be quite daunting for many people. There’s a lot of work that goes into a home renovation from many people including the homeowner themselves.


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Marble, Quartz, and Granite all have their benefits, but which one is the right choice?

Within a kitchen, the countertops are one of the main focal points. So, most people put a lot of thought into what type of look and material they will be installing. If you’re thinking of choosing a stone option, there are 3 popular choices: granite; quartz; and marble. While they may seem similar, they are all quite different in their properties.

Selecting a countertop is a large financial commitment, so it’s best to be as informed and educated as possible before you make a purchase. Below, we’ve broken down each material so you can feel confident in your decision!

Granite

Granite has been the long-time king of the stone countertop market, and for good reason. It’s distinct patterning has been in trend since the 1970s. Notably, granite can withstand almost anything, as it is heat, scratch, chemical, and stain resistant. Once you finish cooking a meal, you can place your hot pot or pan directly onto the countertop without fear. Because granite is not very porous, it is also resistant to stains. It’s still recommended that you take care of stains once they happen, but the likelihood of a tomato sauce stain is rare. For these reasons, granite has significant longevity. Some say it can last about 50 years or so, but others say it can practically last forever. …


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When customers and employees can’t use indoor facilities, now might be the perfect time to start that renovation you’ve been thinking of!

As we’re sure you all know, there’s a lot of uncertainty right now regarding everything that’s going on. On the surface, it may not seem like the right time to make many any big changes. However, if you are in the financial position to, now might actually be a great time to renovate your commercial space. According to the CDC, it doesn’t seem like the Coronavirus will be going away for another few months.


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On the fence about hardwood flooring? Here’s some reasons why it’s worth the extra cash.

We hear you. Renovating your home can be expensive, and you might be tempted to cut some corners or find ways to save money where you can. One of the common ways to save money during a renovation is to opt for carpeting in certain rooms instead of hardwood flooring.

Don’t get us wrong, carpeting is a wonderful option for your home renovation. Need convincing? We have an article on it here!

However, if your heart is set on hardwood, it might be worth it in the long run to stretch your budget a little bit. Why? Hardwood can boost your home’s resale value, last longer, and is easier as well as cheaper to maintain than carpeting. …


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How many brands now offer a stress-free solution to home carpeting.

Carpet is a wonderful addition to any home. It brings warmth and comfort to any room that it’s in.

That being said, we all know what it’s like to spill something on the carpet. It feels as though the glass of red wine or cup of coffee is falling in slow motion, its contact with the carpet inevitable. Once the damage is done, the feeling of dread is usually imminent. You wonder if you’ll ever be able to get the stain out or even if you’ll ever have a clean carpet again!

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