Old Houston Pictures Show a Much Different Time

Old Houston Pictures Show a Much Different Time

Houston Homes - Flooring Most people know that life has changed a lot over the last 75 years or so. In many ways, life is much better. However, in other ways, maybe it is not. One way to visit the past is to look at pictures that show us how people lived and worked in back in the so-called “good old days”. A recent story came out that included a few pictures of Houston as it was back in the 40's. Here is a part of that story and a link to those photos:

“Business was booming in Houston in the 1940s. Oil and shipping were the city’s two main trades, but federal spending due to World War II broadened its economic base. Steel, munitions and shipbuilding took off, and workers flocked to the city — minority groups began to push for equal job opportunities, and the influx of people meant plenty of new homes and other buildings went up.”

Source: <a href="http://news.buzzbuzzhome.com/2016/08/construction-crowds-chaos-1940s-houston.html">11 photos of construction, crowds and chaos in 1940s Houston</a> by Charlotte McLeod.
One of the lifestyle “things” that have changed a great deal over time is flooring installation techniques. These changes have all been good and positive, and today, homeowners and business owners can get the best installations possible, at lower costs, that result in better looking floors when they allow Carpet Giant to install those new flooring systems.

One example of how flooring installation has changed for the better is the banning of adhesives that contained asbestos. These adhesives were very popular in the past for securing vinyl flooring, often in kitchens and bathrooms. Today, new adhesives are used that are safe and just as effective, if not more so, than the older products.

We now have engineered hardwood flooring that can be installed without using nails. These flooring systems can be glued down, stapled down, or installed as floating floors. These are good things that our customers love!

In all these cases, the consumer is better served, and this is how it should be. Buying new flooring is both an expense and an investment, but all buyers of new flooring want, and deserve, the best in flooring installation, and that is precisely the high-level standards that Carpet Giant provides.

If you would like to know more about our quality flooring installation services, visit our showroom in Houston and let us tell you about what we can do for you and your new flooring systems.