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Sometimes DNDIY (Do Not Do It Yourself) is the best approach

Posted by Kelley DeCesaro on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

We’ve all been there. We stare at the drafty window or the stained carpet and think “I can replace that myself.” We look at our schedules and see that we have an upcoming Saturday afternoon that isn’t consumed with errands, practices or tournaments. Then the reality of the project starts to sink in. You have to measure and plan. Then you have to gather the tools and materials. Plus, you have to make sure the kids and Fido won’t be underfoot. There will probably be a mess. And you’re giving up that rare Saturday afternoon where you had nothing planned.

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Tags: Star Flooring, Star Lumber, Wichita Remodel, Do not do it yourself, Home Remodeling, Tips and Advice, Budget

Friends University Gift of Lights

Posted by Kelley DeCesaro on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

The festive illumination of Friends University’s iconic clock tower has become one of Wichita’s traditional symbols for the start of the holiday season. On December 3, 2014 at a Gift of Lights ceremony the Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation presented a $17,000 check toward the illumination of the University’s clock tower this season. The gift is part of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to Wichita and its outstanding educational institutions.

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Tags: Friends University, Holiday, Wichita, Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Foundation

Star Flooring & Decorating wins Best Flooring Company

Posted by Kelley DeCesaro on Fri, Sep 26, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Star Flooring & Decorating is honored to receive the title of Best Flooring Company in The Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice for the fifth consecutive year. It means so much to all of us at Star to be selected for this award by member of our own community. As always, we will continue to work hard to earn your trust and provide top-notch customer service and quality products for your home. Thank you Wichita!

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Tags: Award Winning, Home Remodeling, Flooring

New Showroom Display Floor Mixes It Up

Posted by Kelley DeCesaro on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

At Star, we like to keep up with the latest colors and trends, especially when it comes to our displays. We recently updated a section of our flooring showroom displays and we are all pretty taken with the updates. However, there’s one section that’s getting a bit more buzz than the rest. It’s causing some “friendly discussion” among the team. This particular floor is a mixture of colors from the Nature’s Path line of Luxury Vinyl Flooring from Mannington. We didn’t play it safe with this one. We let the designers push the limits. They had fun with it. And the result? Well, it got attention.

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Tags: Star Flooring, Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Display, Showroom, Design, Pattern, New Floor

Star Dedicates Final Home in Cottonwood Corner

Posted by Jennifer Salkil on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 02:30 PM
Over the last 75 years Star has operated with the philosophy of giving back to the community a portion of what the community has given to them. Back in June the Star Lumber Charitable Foundation provided the gift to create Wichita Habitat for Humanity’s Cottonwood Corner, and today we are honored to dedicate the 8th and final home in the development docs/Star-Lumber-completes-Wichita-Habitat’s-Cottonwood-Corner (1).pdf
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Tags: Star Lumber, Wichita Carpet and Flooring, Wichita, Wichita Flooring, Cottonwood Corner, Wichita Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity, House, Dedication

Are you Prepared for a Tornado?

Posted by Kelley DeCesaro on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

 Are you prepared for a tornado?  As we experienced our first severe weather outbreak this week in the Midwest and South, it’s a good reminder to make sure you are prepared.  Those affected by the storms this week are in our thoughts and prayers. Our family here at Star experienced firsthand the destruction these storms have when an EF5 tornado tore through Moore Oklahoma last May, impacting our Oklahoma City employees and their families.  Please take a few minutes to review this list provide by Realtor Magazine and do your best to be prepared. We sell many items needed for a emergency kit right here at Star. 

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Tags: Star Lumber, Wichita Flooring, Severe Weather, Prepared, Emergency Kit, Tips and Advice, Tornado

Star Flooring & Decorating 2014 WFCA Gold Standard Award Winner

Posted by Kelley DeCesaro on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Star Flooring was recently awarded with the World Floor Covering Associations Gold Stand Award.  Only one winner is chosen and Star took home the trophy. To win the award, Star Flooring & Decorating competed with other flooring retailers across the country. Stores were judged and scores were based upon: Knowledgeable Sales Staff, Customer Service, Quality of Store Image and following the WFCA code of conduct. Eligible retailers must also maintain a clean Better Business Bureau Report, of which Star as a whole has an A+.

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Tags: Star Flooring, Wichita Remodel, Wichita Carpet and Flooring, Award Winning, Wichita Flooring, Wichita Kitchen and Bath, Home Remodeling, Flooring, Decorating

Stone Veneer is for More Than Just the Outside

Posted by Star Lumber on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

Using stone in home design has become quite popular over the years. Creating a feel of old world elegance, it’s most commonly seen on the outside of houses. What might come as a surprise is that it has many uses inside the house as well. If you enjoy the look of stone, yet you don’t want to live in an old castle, stone veneer is for you.

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Tags: Wichita Kitchen and Bath, Home Remodeling

Update your Deck With Decorative Touches

Posted by Star Lumber on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 02:19 PM

Your deck is a great place to unwind on the weekends and to spend time with friends and family. It’s also a great project if you’re trying to update your backyard’s look. Your deck can incorporate many different elements to make it feel like a luxurious oasis.

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Tags: Outdoor and Storage, Wichita Remodel

Get Started with the Kitchen Remodel Survival Kit

Posted by Star Lumber on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

When remodeling becomes a part of your plan, you can be sure you’ll have no lack of decisions to make for the next few months.  While that thought can be stressful for many, the process can go really smoothly if you keep everything organized and work with a trustworthy team of professionals.

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Tags: Getting Started, Wichita Remodel