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Growing Need for Multi-Seasonal Columbus Flooring


The weather in the Great Lakes region has been finicky heading into the start of autumn. Now in the middle of September we still seem to be sort of caught between summer and fall, and this has implications for Columbus flooring. It’s a phenomenon that may not be unique to this year, but may instead reflect a general trend toward longer summers and fluctuating transitions between seasons.

On this blog, we’ve talked plenty about how local weather can wreak havoc on Columbus flooring and amplify the need for professional cleaning from a company like Fedco Floor Services. All of that is worth keeping in mind as Mother Nature decides what season we’re going to occupy for the rest of September.

But up to this point, we’ve given comparatively little attention to how changes in the local climate might actually change one’s decisions regarding flooring options in the first place. Whereas the anticipation of long, hard winters might have once made someone opt for carpeting in living areas, nowadays the lingering summer heat could make tile and laminates seem like more attractive Columbus flooring options.

Whether or not your own decision-making has changed in this area, it’s a good idea to look at the times of transition between seasons and think about which Columbus flooring alternatives will maximize your comfort all throughout the year. Of course, we’re happy to help you come to a conclusion on that point. And afterward Fedco Floor Services can also help you make the best of that decision by keeping your Columbus flooring in good repair at all times.

Will Flooring in Columbus Follow National Trends?


Recent market research suggests that there is an ongoing increase in the demand for soft covering flooring products. While this research deals with national and even global trends, it’s probably safe to assume that it has some bearing on what to expect from flooring in Columbus over the coming months and years. Thus, that research may be of particular interest to Columbus real estate owners and property managers who deal extensively with multi-family homes.

If you’ve been in that field for a long time, you’ve probably witnessed the waxing and waning in popularity of various kinds of flooring in Columbus. On a national scale, hardwood and laminate floors grew in popularity as younger Generation Xers and then Millennials made their own homes and bucked many of the trends of their elders, who helped to popularize carpeting. Now soft covering may be making a comeback, and it’s up to property owners to consider whether to take advantage of that trend of wait for it to shift again.

There are a few ways to tackle this problem of competing alternatives for multi-family flooring in Columbus. One option for property owners is to stick with hardwood, laminates, or similar alternatives and provide individual units with area rugs in order to accommodate both general categories of flooring preference. Another option is to install altogether different flooring in different units, and pass on the final choice to tenants. And of course, you could simply go along with current trends and hope that they last long enough that none of your flooring in Columbus-area apartments starts to look out-of-fashion in the near future.

Whichever alternative you choose, Fedco Floor Services is here to help with selecting the appropriate floor covering and installing it. And even if you take the hard road of installing new flooring on a regular basis, you can trust that we will make the process as quick, inexpensive, and painless as possible.

Fedco Floor Services: for Summer Weather Conditions


With temperatures climbing and humidity levels fluctuating across Ohio, Fedco floor services would like to take the opportunity to call attention to the danger that summer weather can pose to certain types of flooring, such as hardwood and laminates.

In previous posts, we’ve emphasized the threat posed by water damage and salt in the winter months. And we’ve also made a point of highlighting the particular risks of wide-ranging seasonal changes, which make it important for property owners in and around Columbus to rely on professionals like Fedco floor services to regularly clean and maintain their more sensitive surfaces.

Everyone with carpeted floors is aware of the need for deep cleaning after periods of heavy foot traffic, which often coincide with the summer months. But not as many people pay attention to the havoc that hot, humid days can wreak on other types of flooring.

Fedco floor services can, of course, mitigate these dangers through professional installation, as by providing space under the baseboard so laminate flooring can expand and adapt to more humid conditions. Maintenance and cleaning can also reduce those effects once they’ve been incurred.

But many weather-related dangers can be avoided at the outset by carefully choosing the flooring you have installed in different areas, or by controlling the conditions that that flooring is exposed to.

Of course, many customers lack the relevant knowledge of which conditions are dangerous to which type of flooring, but this is something that the staff at Fedco floor services are eager to help you understand. Toward that end, they are ready in any season to work closely with you while making sure that you get the greatest possible enjoyment and the longest possible life out of the flooring in any building or room you own.


Fedco Floor Services Welcomes New Columbus-Area Developments


We at Fedco Floor Services are excited about the steady growth of news regarding Columbus-area developments. We hope to play a role in putting the finishing touches on some of the emerging projects, as multi-use residences and office buildings begin to take shape and their owners start looking for the Columbus flooring solutions that will turn them from simple buildings into fully realized homes and businesses.

As you’ll see by exploring the rest of our website, Feco Floor Services has a long history of sales, installation, and cleaning in Columbus, OH and the surrounding area. We’ve developed lasting relationships with a diverse array of residential developers and real estate owners who are surely just as excited as we are about the city’s ongoing growth.

It was recently reported that the planned 500 million dollar development of the 56-acre Scioto Peninsula is being broken up into a series of smaller-scale projects in order to encourage diversity and speed their completion. Fedco Floor Services would like to offer congratulations in advance to successful bidders on these and other projects.

We’re thrilled to see such stories, which reaffirm that the pace of development is accelerating. And if there’s any way we can help provide residents with a plant their feet, we are ready to match the pace with which new buildings take shape.

Could the Public Get Excited over Columbus Flooring?


In New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reportedly testing out new types of flooring in its subway cars. The public reaction is something that might be of interest to those of our customers whose Columbus flooring is easily recognizable to the public. The trouble is, perhaps not all those people know who they are.

It’s not as though the public in New York was either overwhelmed or dismayed by the prospective change, but they certainly did notice it. Some described feeling disoriented. But if you’d brought up the subject weeks earlier, they probably wouldn’t have expected a simple change in flooring to have much of an impact. You tend not to think about these things until they’re right under your nose (or your feet).

In a previous post, we pointed out that Columbus flooring can leave a lasting first impression on new arrivals to the area. Coincidentally, a lot of those new arrivals are coming from New York. Some of them will arrive with a newfound appreciation for the comfortable familiarity that well-chosen flooring may provide.

Meanwhile, providers of Columbus flooring might learn something from these New Yorkers, namely that when the features of a familiar place change, people are sure to talk about it. That being the case, it’s best to make sure that such changes are recognizable improvements. If they are, the public chatter about a place has a better chance of taking on, or sustaining, a positive tone.


Make a First Impression with Quality Columbus Flooring


The New York Post recently called Columbus, OH a “Midwest sanctuary” and reported that people are moving to the area in droves from the East Coast. It’s a flattering commentary on the upward trajectory of the area, and it should be a signal to local property owners about the importance of making sure their property, and their Columbus flooring, keeps pace with the changing face of the region.

Mass relocation from places like New York means increased demand for real estate, and thus increased competition among property owners. In that environment, and especially as the area moves into springtime, you want prospective high-quality owners and tenants to get the best impression of your property, from the moment they literally set foot inside. The overall quality and seasonal upkeep of your Columbus flooring is a major part of that formula.

Think any time you’ve shown a property for rent. Do people cast their eyes to the ceiling at the first moment, or do they watch their step as they’re walking over the threshold? Flooring is central to the first impression your property makes, and Columbus flooring can give a very different impression based on how well it’s been kept up in the midst of widely varying, year-round conditions.

If you’re hoping to rent to recent transplants from New York or other high-cost areas, make a point of looking at your Columbus flooring with fresh eyes. Is it truly befitting of an up-and-coming Midwest sanctuary? If not, it may be worth calling Fedco Floor Services for deep cleaning or replacement, before the busy season goes into full gear.

Does the Weather Alter Plans for Your Columbus Flooring?


For much of the United States, and certainly for the area of Columbus, OH, winter has stretched well beyond its natural limits this year. It’s a situation that has evidently raised some questions among the clients of Fedco Floor Services. A number of those clients have utilized the same source of Columbus flooring and floor care through many years and many seasons, and they have developed a routine for periodic cleaning and repair.

It’s often uncomfortable to have to interrupt routines, but on the other hand, anyone who has frequently handled Columbus flooring knows that it can face challenging and sometimes unpredictable conditions. It doesn’t much matter whether those challenges are momentary or span a period of months in what should be spring. For the sake of proper floor care, it’s usually best to respond to individual crises as they come up, and otherwise stick to the standard routine for your Columbus flooring, even if nature isn’t cooperating.

Unfortunately, this is only a general guideline. The effects of unusual weather on your Columbus flooring may differ according to the type of flooring and weather the cold increases or decreases foot traffic on it. Of course, if you have any questions about whether you should delay, accelerate, or alter your plans for springtime cleaning or installation of new Columbus flooring, you can feel free to contact Fedco Floor Services for our expert opinion.

Columbus Flooring Still Faces the Ravages of Winter


As of this posting, the upper Midwest is in the midst of the worst snow storm of the season. Fortunately, it has largely missed Ohio. But that doesn’t mean our home state is done with the ravages of winter. In fact, the nearby storm should serve as a reminder to our Columbus flooring clients: keep an eye on the wear-and-tear that your properties are experiencing in the first months of the year, so you can fix them promptly and be ready to make any large-scale upgrades that might seem desirable in the spring.

This advice goes double for you if you’re responsible for Columbus flooring in multi-family dwellings or other properties that are affected by uncertain conditions or sporadic vacancies. Existing cracks in tile or other solid flooring can become worse if moisture inside of them freezes. And of course melting snow and accumulated salt can wreak havoc on carpets and demand professional cleaning in order to prevent eventual replacement.

Hopefully Ohio has already seen the worst of winter this year, but Columbus flooring is never entirely out of danger. Of course, Fedco Floor Services can provide you with the most durable alternatives for the buildings your own or manage. But ultimately it is up to you to make sure those floors get the seasonal care they require to last a lifetime.

Let Fedco Floor Services Help You Plan for the Year Ahead


At the time of this posting, we are less than a week into 2018. Fedco Floor Services wishes all of its past and future clients a happy and prosperous New Year. We also encourage you to consider that the traditional refrain of “new year, new me” does not only need to apply to people. This is a good time to make resolutions not only for yourself but for the environment you live in, for your workspace, or for properties you rent.

Naturally, many clients of Fedco Floor Services prefer to wait until springtime to make substantial upgrades or changes to their Columbus-area flooring. Not only is this often logistically easier, it also allows an older floor to take all the wear-and-tear of Midwestern winters before being replaced.

If you share that preference, we see no need to discourage it. But take it from us: the process of choosing your Columbus flooring options and working out the details of the replacement project can take significantly longer than the client might have anticipated. With that in mind, we believe that January is a good time to start looking to the months ahead and fully articulating your renovation goals.

It’s never too early to contact Fedco Floor Services for guidance in planning such a renovation, whether you’re not certain about the type of flooring you want to have installed or you just need an independent assessment of the cost and scheduling. Whatever the case may be, we’re here to help all throughout the year.

Pet-Resistant Columbus Flooring


There are many factors to consider when thinking about your Columbus flooring options. Prominent among them is the type of traffic you expect them to get. And this is not limited to human traffic. Local households must recognize that animals bring a different sort of wear-and-tear, so pet owners may have a narrower set of choices for Columbus flooring.

If a child tracks muddy footprints onto a carpet, the professional cleaning of FedCo Floor Services should be able to remove it. But cleaning services are useless when those carpets are snagged and distressed, or when hardwood floors are scratched by pets’ nails.

For that reason, pet owners should probably make durability a key criterion when choosing their Columbus flooring. Tile and laminates fill that need while also presenting options that retain the overall look of hardwood. Vinyl can also roughly mimic a hardwood look, or alternatively it can look like stonework while being less costly and easier on one’s feet.

Of course, any of these Columbus flooring options can be covered over with easily washable rugs so you can enjoy the plush, welcoming quality of a carpet without having to worry about permanent damage or the need to call FedCo Floor Services for repeated deep cleanings.

Still, if you don’t want to compromise, there are workarounds for most any Columbus flooring problem, including replaceable carpet tiles and particularly scratch-resistance hardwoods. Whatever your demands and limitations, FedCo Floor Services will be able to help you find the option that best suits your home.

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