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Virtual color advice: send us a pic, we’ll give you the palette! (Now $50 Off!)

Virtual color advice: send us a pic, we’ll give you the palette! (Now $50 Off!)

March 31, 2020 2 min read

Standard Paint is excited to introduce a fun, easy and interactive way to jump start your spring paint projects without leaving the comfort and safety of your home! Email our design team up to five photos of the surfaces you want to paint and we’ll help you explore how different colors will look in your space. 
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Close up of Shaw waterproof laminate flooring in Pinnacle Plus, with a tennis ball spilling a bowl of water.

REPEL LAMINATE FLOORING LEADS THE RESISTANCE AGAINST WATER DAMAGE

February 11, 2020 1 min read

The long list of things we’ve always wished were waterproof (think rain-ruined suede boots or your dog’s stinky fur coat) just got a little shorter thanks to Shaw flooring’s Repel collection of water-resistant laminate, available at Standard Paint & Flooring.
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An open concept kitchen with Shaw hardwood flooring, available at Standard Paint & Flooring, serving the Yakima Valley, Washington & Oregon.

HOW TO CHOOSE FLOORING FOR AN OPEN PLAN DESIGN

February 11, 2020 2 min read

Open plan, or open concept, homes make the most of every square foot. Without walls dividing the main functional spaces, they feel more airy and spacious – but that can also present a challenge when it comes to choosing flooring.

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Side by side images of a living room and a hallway with COREtec Madrid Oak waterproof vinyl flooring, available at Standard Paint & Flooring.

BEAUTY IS AT THE CORE OF 100% WATERPROOF CORETEC FLOORS

February 11, 2020 2 min read

While most laminates are known only for their surface beauty, the true beauty of COREtec’s luxury tile, wood veneer and engineered stone flooring is what lies beneath in its 100% waterproof core (although their stunning surface design make them real lookers too).
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A room that has been re-done with Laminate Flooring, available at Standard Paint & Flooring.

Make Way for Laminate Flooring in Your Home

February 11, 2020 2 min read

They don’t make laminate flooring like they used to – and thank goodness for that.

“Design options are endless with laminates, which do a great job of imitating the look of more expensive natural materials like hardwood, without the hefty price tag,” says Jeff Rock.

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Chad Green - Bend Location

Chad Green - Bend Location

January 16, 2020 2 min read

“I was inspired to become a designer because of my passion for the details that create the space and make a house a home,” says Chad, who brings a sharp eye for color and design plus over two decades of professional expertise to the Standard Paint & Flooring team.   

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Katie Brender - Wenatchee Location

Katie Brender - Wenatchee Location

January 16, 2020 2 min read

When she first started in the industry in 2006, Katie got first-hand experience of cabinetry and tile installation by visiting job sites. This expertise enabled her to make better estimates for clients’ project designs and led to running her own kitchen and bath design company for four years before she joined Standard Paint & Flooring in 2017. 

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Standard Paint & Flooring Blog about bedrooms

Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary

January 02, 2020 2 min read

When it comes to serenity in your sleeping quarters, we’ll lay it down: the bedroom is meant to be a dreamy oasis; a calming and comfortable retreat; a relaxation station designed especially for you to unplug and power down. 

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Standard Paint and Flooring Blog about powder rooms

Finishing Powder: Go Bold in Your Home’s Smallest Room

December 16, 2019 2 min read

As it turns out, the powder room was where one went to refresh their powdered wig and nose or to make a quick retreat from boorish conversation (yawn!). Typically, the powder room was a water closet near the formal entertaining room, making it convenient for guests needing a moment to themselves. 

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Maddie Gamache - West Valley Yakima Location

Maddie Gamache - West Valley Yakima Location

November 12, 2019 2 min read

Maddie, who advises that one should never be afraid to go bold with their décor, says few things make her happier than putting together a harmonizing color palette that creates a “feeling” in a space.

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Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2020 First Light 2102-70

Find yourself feeling “meh” about the 2020 Color of the Year? Cohabitating with the 2020 Color Trends Collection.

October 17, 2019 2 min read

Let’s address the pink elephant in the room: that the Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70 is, well, pink. Understandably, the choice is not sitting comfortably with everyone, especially homeowners resistant to putting a soft, rosy hue on the walls. As the much buzzed-about 2020 Color Trends palette from Benjamin Moore shows, there are more inspiring neutrals to explore!
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Emily Hunter - Down Town Yakima Location

Emily Hunter - Down Town Yakima Location

October 15, 2019 2 min read

“I grew up watching my mother design homes. Through that, I found that creating spaces reflecting the wants and needs of clients made everything worthwhile – to the point I wanted to do it as a career,” says Emily, who’s expanded her professional horizons through traveling as well as working as a designer for Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, a private firm, and now, Standard Paint.  

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