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  1. New flooring can take a room and completely transform the way it looks, creating an abundance of ambiance, style and warmth.Perhaps no flooring option transmits that warm feeling more than hardwood flooring. From domestic options like oak, cherry, birch, walnut and maple hardwood flooring to more exotic options, homeowners have a wide array of choices available to them. Which ones are best? To get an inside look at which hardwood flooring options may be right for you, we spoke with local flooring expert Fred McClellan. Fred is the owner at State College flooring superstore Jr’s Quality Tile an...

  2. From State College to Bellefonte, and across Pennsylvania, it is known that Jr’s Quality Tile and Hardwood are expert installers of flooring of all types - from hardwood and carpeting to tile and laminates. But did you know that Jr’s also has an enormous flooring showroom? It’s chock full of sample rooms, experienced flooring experts, and more flooring options than you can imagine.  Fred McClellan is the owner at Jr’s Quality Tile & Hardwood. He receives high praise from customers on their experiences at his flooring superstore. In State College and beyond, Jr’s showroom is a destination for a...

  3. Everyone knows that Santa Claus and his wife live at the North Pole with their eight reindeer and families of elves. What is less known is how unhappy Santa and Mrs. Claus were with their home’s flooring. “I had some very nice ideas for new flooring in all of our rooms,” Mrs. Claus said. “I know Santa had some thoughts on a few rooms as well.”  Mr. and Mrs. Claus decided to get new flooring from State College’s flooring superstore, Jr’s Quality Hardwood and Tile. Fred McClellan is the owner at Jr’s. He consulted Mr. and Mrs. Claus on their flooring options, as well as providing his expert reco...

  4. Have you been considering tile flooring for a room in your home? If not, maybe you should - tile has come a long way! Whether you’re searching for an exceptionally durable flooring material, or a flooring option that looks great - tile flooring may be the right choice for you, whether you're in State College or anywhere else.Fred McClellan is the owner at Jr’s Quality Tile and Hardwood. He and his team specialize in helping customers in State College find the best tile flooring that is beautiful, durable and low maintenance.According to Fred, tile flooring has come a long way in a short time.“...

  5. There’s something soothing and luxurious about faucets and tile that help properly remodeled bathrooms transform a home. What are the possibilities when renovating your home’s bathrooms? According to Fred McClellan, owner of Jr’s Quality Tile & Hardwood, the only constraint is your imagination.“We’ve been remodeling bathrooms throughout the State College region for the past 28 years, and as far as the limits of bathroom design, imagination is the only limit,” Fred says.Fred says that current trends are moving towards clean lines and a modern look with touches of elegance and luxury. Total bath...

  6. Selling your home? It can be a challenge to promote the sale and choose the right time to sell. Knowing what to fix up around the house can also help the process. Here are five tips that will help your home sale go smoothly.1) Social media is a perfect place to promote things that people like to talk about and share with others. Post your home sale on Facebook and watch as people pass the news around. For a few dollars more, you can increase the exposure your home sale gets by paying Facebook to boost your post. You'll be able to choose the demographics of who sees the ad, as well as how many ...

  7. No matter if you're in State College, Central Pennsylvania, or anywhere else, you'll find many people who are interested in upgrading the flooring in their home. New flooring can vastly change any room, anchoring it with style, warmth, and sophistication. Looking to bring an air of elegance to a kitchen? Brazilian cherry is an intriguing option. Want to add utility to your mudroom? Durable, beautiful tile may be what you're looking for.Whether you're considering hardwood, tile or carpeting, one of the best flooring experts in Central Pennsylvania is Jr's Quality Tile and Hardwood. Located in C...

  8. It was a long, grey winter. At times, it seemed as though Spring would never arrive. But here we are - the sun is shining, the weather is sweet - it’s time to get outside to do some gardening. While I love designing and installing flooring at my day job, gardening has always been a hobby. Here are some tips that could help you and your garden this Spring!Some of what’s needed for a pleasant Spring gardening experience needs to be taken care of before winter arrives – in the fall. Autumn is the perfect time of year to prune back unruly hedges, clean up any debris that accumulated over the previ...

  9. If you’re searching for the best flooring store in Centre County, look no further than JRs Quality Tile and Hardwood. Whether you’re in State College, or anywhere else in the area, there’s no better selection of tile and hardwood around. Fred McClellan is the owner and chief installer at JRs. He recently sat down to talk about his recommendations for different flooring situations. Q: How long have you been installing flooring?A: I learned tile at a very young age - 17 - working with my father in his construction company and floor covering store that was located in Pine Grove Mills. After that ...

  10. A State College homeowner recently decided to upgrade their home, focusing on an area that is proven to increase a home’s value. Inside, a spare bathroom needed a major overhaul. The old look was dated, and the homeowner wanted something more modern and practical.The homeowner was referred to Jr’s Quality Tile & Hardwood by another State College-based friend for their experience, selection and eye for detail.Fred McClellan is the owner at Jr’s. According to Fred, not only was the old bathroom’s design outdated, it also didn’t function as the family wanted.“The client came to Jr’s wanting to up...