Your flooring is the backdrop for your interior design scheme. Just like in a painting, that backdrop can be dramatic and eye-catching or it can be a unifying influence that lets the other elements of your space shine. When choosing your floor, you need to consider how it interacts with the other major color influencer of your room: namely, your walls.
Big box home improvement stores have a secret: They don’t really have much flooring in stock. Sure, they have thousands and thousands of samples, but if you want anything beyond the basics, chances are you’re going to hear that it needs to be special ordered. What does that really mean?
In the last few years, the biggest trends in hardwood flooring haven’t been with color—they’ve been with the width and styling of the planks. We’ve seen a definite trend toward wide planks, but now fashionable homes are mixing it up with variable width planks. That means planks that vary from narrow to wide. You see this across many flooring categories including natural hardwood, engineered hardwood, resilient (vinyl) flooring and even porcelain wood-look planks.
Tish Flooring has moved into a fantastic new facility with expanded product lines and much more space to offer clients more quick delivery and warehouse bargain options than ever. In fact, we’re still building out the last few details of the space, but we’re really excited to show you our new space. We are now at 4625 W. 86th Street, Suite 400, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268–just around the corner from our former location. If you’re on 86th Street just a bit west of Michigan Road you can’t miss the big round, green Tish Flooring sign on the south side of the street.
For those who want to touch and feel a virtually unlimited array of options, our new showroom is more than twice the size of the old one. The layout is easy and comfortable with literally thousands of samples of the absolute newest introductions. Our portfolio is even built right into our floor—throughout the showroom, you’ll find different zones of hardwood, carpet, resilient (vinyl) flooring, porcelain tile and other beautiful floor coverings. You can browse to your heart’s content. And, for those who are still all about the convenience of in-home shopping, we’ll still gladly come to your home morning, noon, or night, bring the types of products you want to see, take measurements, and consult as we always have – and with no strings attached.
We also have great space to consult with you on your flooring choices, show off our sample library and generally help you find great flooring. We’ve also got a bigger warehouse so we can keep prices low for you, and new space for our staff to spread out. It’s a great opportunity and an exciting new chapter for the Tish Flooring family.
Thanks for making this next phase of Tish Flooring possible. It’s an honor to serve.
It’s here! For the past year, we’ve been planning two big projects at Tish Flooring: the move to our new showroom and a nine-month campaign to raise money for The REALTOR Foundation. On November 14 from 9:00-11:30 a.m., celebrate with us as we present The REALTOR Foundation with a donation to further their good works in the community and to thank you, the Realtors who have made our success possible.
While you’re here, enjoy bagels, pastries, fruit and coffee, and tour our stylish new showroom, located at 4625 W. 86th Street, Suite 400 in Indianapolis. Our expanded sample studio will help us serve you and your clients better.
The check presentation ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. All real estate professionals are invited. We’ll see you there
If you walk into a big box store to get an estimate on a flooring project, chances are you’ll talk to a sales clerk who doesn’t know a whole lot about carpet, vinyl, tile or hardwood. The estimator they send to your home is probably a subcontractor who most likely has no idea what you were promised. Your installer will probably be an employee of yet another company. Have an issue that needs resolution? Good luck figuring out who you need to call and complain to.
At Tish Flooring, we do things differently. We don’t have salespeople—we have Project Managers dedicated to your transaction from start to finish. These men and women are the ones who come to your home with flooring samples to help you choose the right carpet, hardwood or tile, but they’re also the same people who will measure, provide your estimate, and make sure any special requests are included in the job plan. Even after they’ve turned over the project to our Installation Department for scheduling, your dedicated Project Manager is your main point of contact. You’ll have his or her cell phone number; if you have questions during any stage of the process, even after the work is done, just give them a ring. Their job is to make sure you’re completely satisfied with your new floors.
Carpet can be a sponge for odors. From pet smells to cigarette smoke to the smell of last night’s fish dinner, over a period of time it all can seep into the fibers of your carpet and make for an unpleasant living experience. If you live there full time, you may become used to the smell and stop noticing it, but if you’re trying to sell your house, rent an apartment or have someone who suffers from allergies or asthma, it can be a big problem. Before, you didn’t have much choice but to rip the carpet up and start over.
With most things in life, bigger is better, and now that trend has come to hardwood flooring. In both hardwood and laminate flooring, we’re seeing a continuing trend toward longer, wider planks that give a homey, authentic feel and hearken back to pioneer days. Why is this style so popular?
The long, clean lines are closer to the actual tree, which gives it a more natural look that’s definitely in style these days. That naturalistic look is enhanced by the fact that many long planks are distressed, with imperfections like knot holes, mineral streaks and so on. For many standard-length planks, these imperfections are milled out to give a uniform look. But today, many people know that these “flaws” are naturally beautiful and appreciate the length and character of these longer, wider offerings.
Tile floors are beautiful and practical, especially in bathrooms or kitchens. The downside? They can be ice cold under your feet. With winter coming up, don’t spend another year shuffling around in house slippers or just plain freezing. It’s time to look into heated floors.
We often have homeowners come to us and tell them they need commercial carpet. While we sell this type of carpet, it piques our interest when residential customers ask for it. With a little bit of digging, we often discover that what the customer is really looking for is carpet suitable for their screened-in porch, patio or three season room. While indoor/outdoor carpet (also known as marine-backed carpet) looks similar to commercial carpet, there are actually some pretty key differences.
Your flooring is the backdrop for your interior design scheme. Just like in a painting, that backdrop can be dramatic
Big box home improvement stores have a secret: They don’t really have much flooring in stock. Sure, they have thousands
In the last few years, the biggest trends in hardwood flooring haven’t been with color—they’ve been with the width and
Tish Flooring has moved into a fantastic new facility with expanded product lines and much more space to offer clients
It's here! For the past year, we've been planning two big projects at Tish Flooring: the move to our new
If you walk into a big box store to get an estimate on a flooring project, chances are you’ll talk
Carpet can be a sponge for odors. From pet smells to cigarette smoke to the smell of last night’s fish
With most things in life, bigger is better, and now that trend has come to hardwood flooring. In both hardwood
Tile floors are beautiful and practical, especially in bathrooms or kitchens. The downside? They can be ice cold under your
We often have homeowners come to us and tell them they need commercial carpet. While we sell this type of