Archives July 2023

Find the Right Flooring for You

New flooring is a big investment, and there are many things to consider before renovating your space. To determine what flooring is right for you, consider your family needs, the size of your space and home location, and your lifestyle/habits. Let’s explore some benefits and drawbacks of different flooring types.


If you have children, installing carpet in bedrooms and common living areas might be a good idea. This soft flooring option leads to the most comfortable family game nights and brings warmth in the winter months. Carpet also acts as a giant filter to trap dust and allergens that are brought into your home, whereas hard floor options do not. Worried about carpet stains? This has become less of an issue with new stain-resistant carpet technology and patterns that have been carefully crafted to hide marks. As a general guideline, we recommend to have your carpets professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months. The frequency of professional cleaning depends on many factors like the level of foot traffic in your home, pets, and manufacturer’s recommendations.


Hardwood flooring is a beautiful option in any home and is a popular choice for Flagstaff & Northern Arizona cabin homes. This option may seem like a larger cleaning commitment but the smooth surface allows for an easy, quick clean every time. Hardwood’s rich character never goes out of style, its distinctive grains and swirling burnished figures add a classic touch throughout your home. Hardwood also adds value to your home, which is something to consider if you are thinking of selling your home in the future.


Durable, low cost and soft underfoot may sound like an impossible combination but vinyl does just that. This type of flooring is an affordable option for high foot traffic areas and homes with pets. Vinyl is quickly becoming the most popular type of flooring because of its versatility and affordable price point. If you are indecisive or like to keep up with interior design trends every few years, this option is the best route for you. Vinyl is easy to install, replace, swap out and can all be done at a lower price point than other flooring options.


Tile is a durable option that offers easy clean up for any spill or mess. There are an infinite array of options for tile and how you want to arrange them in your home. You can get anything from hardwood-inspired tile planks to small, hand-stamped tiles. Depending on the design, most tile hides dirt very well, so you won’t be visually triggered to sweep daily. If you live in a hot area like Arizona, tile immensely cools down a home and might be a good idea to have in most of the house.

Our team at Barmore Flooring and Design strives to provide the knowledge you need to find the right flooring for you. We hope this article will help you as you begin your next project. If you’d like to speak to a design expert about the best options for your home’s unique needs book a consult in our showroom today!

Pam’s Pick: Urban Industrial Interior Design

In 2023, Pam Barmore, who has served as the head designer and manager of our showroom for years, stepped into the role of owner. With her experience and attention to detail, Pam is here to guide and inspire you as you embark on your home remodeling or renovation journey. One of her top interior design picks is urban industrial.

She’s seeing a rising trend towards the urban industrial design esthetic among clients in Northern Arizona. The versatility of this style is surely why it has found favor with many craft breweries and contemporary homeowners.

Key Elements of Urban Industrial Design:

  1. Varied Material Choices: Urban industrial design encompasses an array of materials that can be integrated from floor to ceiling. Pam’s personal favorites include:
  • Weathered woods for flooring or wall accents
  • Vinyl plank for versatile flooring and wall applications
  • Brick-look tiles that infuse a sense of urban grit
  • Hexagon cement tiles that add a geometric edge
  • Granite and Quartz for countertops and islands, providing durability and style
  • Patterned carpets to introduce texture and warmth
  • Deco metallic or steel tiles for a sleek finish
  1. Distressed Textures: A hallmark of urban industrial design is the use of distressed woods and rough-textured materials. These elements seamlessly connect various design components to create a more cohesive space.
  2. Neutral Color Palette: Pam recommends neutral color palette that accentuates the natural beauty of wood and stone materials. She suggests using shades like black, steel grey, light blues, light greens, pale colors, whites, and creams to achieve the desired aesthetic.

Urban industrial design can be enlivened with colorful accents, textures, and standout features that infuse a unique character into your space. This robust design concept can beautifully incorporate rustic elements as well to express your style.

However, there are a few flooring materials and wall components that don’t quite align with the urban industrial concept. Pam advises steering clear of bright colors, shiny glass, floral decorations, and travertine tile when integrating this design into your home.

At Barmore Flooring and Design, you’ll discover an array of flooring and design elements that cater to your dream industrial look while respecting your budget. Pam has expertly guided countless showroom visitors, helping them explore alternatives, variations, and upgrades that align with their specific design vision and financial considerations.

If you’re curious about how an urban industrial style could transform your space, we invite you to visit our store. Take control of your design journey, and get floored with inspiration!