Let those creative juices flow, Amarillo, because you want your flooring to be the jewel in the crown of your home.
How do you do that? First, you visit a Gowdy, the largest flooring store in the Texas Panhandle. You can find anything there, whether you’re looking carpet flooring, or a hardwood, tile stone, or luxury vinyl installation.
For the purposes of this blog, however, we’re going to focus on natural stone, because, well, Amarillo is in the Southwest, and stone is a great flooring for Southwest style.
Stone is the stuff castles, mansions and palazzos were made of, so it’s been around for a long, long time. Today, it’s suitable for just about any room, from hallways to living and dining rooms to kitchens. It lasts forever and, like a fine wine, it just gets better with age, and has an architectural elegance about it.
People just seem to assume that anything made of stone is special, and of a high quality nature.
Like tile, natural stone is a pretty good heat conductor, which means it will keep those feet cool, but it will also absorb heat if you install it on the patio where the sun beats down. It’s easy care, requiring only sweeping and mopping, but once in a while, you may want to have the floors professionally polished.
Stone is a natural material, so there are no chemicals, pollutants or any other undesirable substances. Very little energy is needed to manufacture it, just for the quarrying and processing.
If you also add it as decoration to your garden, it will give it a wonderful organic feel. Since it’s so natural, it’s a natural to be combined with other natural things, like wood, plants and water.
And if it Doesn’t Work With Your Budget?
You can still get that natural stone look. Simply get a flooring like luxury vinyl, which can be cut and designed to mimic the real deal. You can also get tile to mimic that look as well; while that material can be a little pricier, the great thing about tile is that it comes in so many shapes, sizes, colors and designs; you can mix and match to create a design, with some accent pieces.
Feel free to come into the Gowdy Flooring showroom in Amarillo, TX, so our experts can advise you further.