MANASQUAN, N.J., Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- To the estimated 940,000 starter home buyers in the U.S. this year to date, SMART Carpet and Flooring offers heartfelt congratulations. For the estimated 120,000 of those first-time homebuyers who have purchased starter homes in the Northeast in 2017, the company also stands ready to help fix up the place, starting with the first area homeowners can typically set the tone for their homes: the floors.
"The starter home holds a special place in people's hearts, and for good reason. It's the first real home you can call your own, and a lot of happy memories are typically made there for young families and individuals just starting to make their way in the world," said SMART Carpet and Flooring President Brendan Phillips. "We love to help those first-time homebuyers fix up their starter homes and put their own unique stamp on the decor."
To keep costs down while making that starter house a home, SMART Carpet and Flooring recommends using flooring products that offer the best combination of affordability, durability and versatility. The company's top three picks for first-time home buyers:
• Sheet vinyl. The most inexpensive option available, sheet vinyl is easy to install and can look virtually indistinguishable from just about any other type of flooring, from hard wood to tile. SMART Carpet and Flooring recommends 12-foot-wide DuraTru Great Basin sheet vinyl, which comes in 15 different patterns. Try the neutral gray tones of Great Basin's Pathfinder or Stronghold patterns for a thoroughly updated take on classic flooring.
• Level loop carpet. Affordable and easy to clean, level loop carpet always looks--well, smart. SMART Carpet and Flooring recommends Mohawk's Love the Loop level loop carpet, which is available in 16 shades ranging from the near-black Cinder Box to the off-white fresh air. Try Love the Loop's Hazy Taupe for a warm neutral floor that's on point with today's "greige" trend.
• Commercial grade carpet. That's right, commercial grade. Built to handle high traffic, commercial grade carpet offers a long-lasting option for homes with kids and pets. SMART Carpet and Flooring recommends Rule Breaker commercial grade carpet, a choice perfect for those who want a modern aesthetic in the living room or bedroom, which comes in ten shades and three tiers: 20-ounce, 26-ounce, and 26-ounce commercial unitary back. Try Rule Breaker in Charcoal if your taste runs more toward a black-and-white palette with stainless steel accents and pops of bright color.
SMART Carpet and Flooring mobile showrooms began bringing flooring to New Jersey homeowners two decades ago. Today, the company is the premiere at-home carpet and flooring shopping experience in the tri-state area, allowing homeowners to choose from thousands of carpet, tile, wood, vinyl, and stone flooring samples in the comfort of their own homes, against their own lighting and décor, with the help of specially trained flooring experts. SMART Carpet and Flooring works with homeowners throughout the flooring process, from removing old flooring to installing and even financing beautiful new flooring. Appointments are available seven days a week, including evenings.
About SMART Carpet and Flooring
SMART Carpet and Flooring eliminates the hassle of buying new carpet and flooring by doing everything at the client's home, where color and quality selection matter most. Because the company is a mill-direct buying service and not a store, SMART Carpet and Flooring customers can save up to 50% off typical store prices. SMART Carpet and Flooring includes everything from measuring and layout to quality padding, installation and financing.