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Flooring for Stairs

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It takes time to choose the right stair option for your home. There are many different factors to consider when choosing a flooring option for your stairs. These include;Budget. Some flooring options are more expensive than others. For example, hardwood floors are much more expensive than carpet. ...
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Bohemian Design

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If you’re looking for a fun, colorful, and funky style then look no further; the bohemian style may be just right for you. What is bohemian style? It originated in France in the 19th century when artists began living near and were influenced by Romani people. These people were mostly artists, ...
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Flooring for your Home Gym

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Home gyms have become very popular in the past few years as people have sought a safe alternative to their fitness center during COVID.  By now, you may already have exercise equipment and weights.  However, you may not have given much thought to either protecting your existing floor or exploring ...
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7 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer-Upper

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Looking for beautiful, new hardwood for your first floor, modern carpet for your family room, or durable porcelain tile for your kitchen? Kruper Flooring & Design has you covered. Call us today at (703) 263-8087 for more information!7 Things to Consider Before Buying a Fixer-UpperThere are many ...
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New Traditional Design

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The new traditional interior design style resembles a timeless look for modern homes. It holds on to this classic look while also juxtaposing some newer elements of design. New Traditional Design balances the lived-in feel with luxury. This design style is so popular because there’s an air of ...
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Tips on How to Make Your Rental Property a Space Everyone Will Want

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You bought a fixer upper and you’ve been working on it diligently. It’s finally ready to post as a rental. This is an exciting time, but it can also be a little nerve wracking. You have invested a lot of time and money into this property. What if renters aren’t interested? Before you make your ...
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Three tips for choosing tile flooring

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Person choosing the perfect tile flooring for their home from Kruper Flooring & Design in Lorton, VA
Choosing the perfect tile flooring can be overwhelming if you're not careful. But the good news is that we're here to help.Our goal is to help you create the best floors, no matter how large or small your project is. From perfect visuals to extensive lifespans, we offer options to meet your every ...
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Why do I need dustless sanding?

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Dustless sanding is a popular option for homeowners looking to improve the appearance of their hardwood floors. Dustless sanding and regular sanding are very similar but dustless sanding preserves the indoor air quality! It is also much more efficient than regular floor sanding processes.Dustless ...
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Top 4 popular wood flooring and cabinet combinations

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Choosing the right flooring goes beyond the overall décor of your home. If your floors are too dark for, say, the pillows on your couch, you can switch them out. Maybe the blue in your curtains are clashing with the particular hue of your wood floors. Those can be switched out too. But, when it ...
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Three creative ways to keep wet shoes off your hardwood floors

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Spring often means rain and lots of it! April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring dripping, wet shoes into your home and onto your beautiful hardwood floors. Do not let soggy shoes dirty up or damage your floors! Minimally, wipe shoes on a mat outside the front door, remove them when you ...
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Red oak vs white oak hardwood flooring

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Hardwood flooring is a popular choice here in Northern Virginia, and for good reason; our summers are quite humid, and our winters don’t get that cold (and when it does, it gets VERY cold). We don’t do things small here in NoVa, which is why you shouldn’t skimp on your hardwood floors either.Oak is ...
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Protecting hardwood floors in your bathroom

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Hardwood floors are trickier to manage in your bathroom, but if you would like hardwood floors throughout your home you can have them! Your design ideas do not have to be limited by the moisture that naturally occurs in bathrooms, there are ways to have hardwoods and keep them in tip-top shape! ...
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Most popular home gym flooring choices

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If you can make the space, building an at-home gym is a great investment, not only for your home, but for your health. Once you have that space, the right equipment and your music ready to go, the only thing missing that helps lay the groundwork for any successful sweat session – is the floor. Poor ...
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How to remove a subfloor without removing cabinets

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Do you have beautifully remodeled kitchen cabinets but a lackluster floor? Maybe your subfloor suffered water damage or squeaks a lot in certain places. It is possible to change out areas of your subfloor without removing your kitchen cabinets, but it must be done very carefully and probably with ...
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Got a bad back? It could be your flooring

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New floors can make a huge difference in a home-making the choice, as we’ve mentioned before, can be difficult. You know what look you want, though, and you make the choice, happy with your decision. A month goes by and your bad knee/back is really aching, and you’ve no idea why, until you realize ...
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Feng shui and your floors

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The concept of Feng Shui is very simple: create a positive energy in your home to attract positivity and light. It’s a simple concept; not so simple to translate into a home, especially an established home. But, the truth is, when you invite this ideal into your planning, you’ll find a room or home ...
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Changing the color of your hardwood

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You may be interested in a home with hardwood floors that are not to your taste or have realized that a different shade of wood would fit in better with your style.  is you can usually change the color of your flooring if you want to!When you refinish your floors, you can change the color of your ...
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Carpet or hardwood for your basement?

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Finishing a basement can add so much value to your family’s overall needs. With a finished basement you can add an extra area of entertainment, a separate living area for family members, or just have a place for your kids to go and unwind.Selecting flooring can be overwhelming considering all of ...
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Can you add new grout over old?

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Grout is the unsung hero in the design world. It can be used in all kinds of tile projects and sometimes can be as important as the tiles themselves. It comes in all different textures and many colors so the possibilities really are endless. After years of wear and tear, tiles can use a little ...
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Best wall paint colors for various hardwood floor stains

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One of the toughest decisions to make in remodeling a room is what color to paint the wall. There are thousands upon thousands of different colors and undertones. Finding the right color can seem almost impossible when you’re searching through that many options!Therefore we recommend building your ...
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Best wall colors for dark hardwood floors

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Dark hardwood floors are dramatic and elegant, with the deeper tones drawing attention to the natural beauty of the wood floors. They also provide a warm, neutral background for the room. Balancing the effect of dark wood floors is easy when you paint the walls a medium to light tone and the ...
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Best flooring options for a room by a pool

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This is a great time of year! There are barbecues and bonfires; summer parties and swimming pool gatherings. Although many in the Northern Virginia area belong to neighborhood pools, we see many homes with private pools. If you’re looking to change the flooring in your home, or in the space that’s ...
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Advantages of matte hardwood flooring

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Matte finish hardwood flooring is the latest trend in hardwood floor design. People are leaning towards more curated and authentic looks, which makes designers like Chip and Joanna Gaines superstars. The look of sophistication now means a design that is warm and closer to Nature.In the most recent ...
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5 ways to warm up your cold floors (and feet!)

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Cold floors and cold feet can be a common complaint in the winter time but it’s no laughing matter. Especially when it comes to elderly relatives, small children, or pets that are in your household. Even if you have tried fuzzy socks and slippers, the solution might not be as simple as just ...
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