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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing Your New Flooring

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Choosing flooring is far more complicated than just finding the best-looking product.  Several other factors–moisture, durability, costs, and more–greatly influence your decision.

These 5 questions will help you reach the flooring decision that is right for you and your home.


Will Your Floor Be Installed in a Basement, Full Bathroom, or Other High Moisture Area?

If your flooring is going to be installed in an area that sees a lot of humidity, make sure you are choosing a flooring option that can handle the moisture.

Vinyl planks are a great option for high moisture as they are essentially pliable PVC, which means their susceptibility to changes in humidity is minimal to none, making expansion and contraction a virtual non-issue. Vinyl planks are also a water-resistant flooring material.

Porcelain tile is another good hard-surface floor for humid areas. It’s also water-resistant, easy to clean, and durable. If you live in a humid region where keeping your home cool is also necessary, porcelain tile does help keep the temperature down in rooms.

Another solid option is laminate flooring. High-Pressure Laminate (HPL) is rated best for high humidity and climate areas. This high-pressure classification simply means that the laminate floor was made with a special glue that reduces moisture absorption.


Do You Have Pets, Children, or Any Other Extra Need for a Durable Floor?

There are many high-traffic areas in the home. If you are thinking about replacing the flooring in one of these areas, that is important to keep in mind. Areas like foyers, entryways and main hallways tend to see more traffic. When you need flooring that will continue to look good where traffic is the heaviest, tile flooring, concrete flooring and laminate flooring are your best choices.

Another good option for high traffic areas is engineered and solid hardwood flooring. Just because wood can tend to scratch easier, doesn’t mean it isn’t a viable option. Especially when you are buying prefinished wood flooring, its worth bearing in mind that it’s the finish applied to the floor that provides the protection and many modern finishes are rock hard! Even with solid hardwood floors, if you choose a species of wood with a strong hardness rating and a strong finish it’s going to be very durable and resilient.


What Is Your Square Footage Budget?

It is important to know how much new flooring you will be needing before you head into the store. We suggest writing down room totals as you go. Drawing a rough sketch of the rooms where flooring will be installed, and writing the dimensions on the drawing, is a great approach.

Once you have chosen your flooring, it is important to have our professional installer make the final measurements to ensure that you purchase the correct amount. This way, we know how to include hallways and closets, match patterns, plan seam placement, work with room irregularities, and account for rooms with widths greater than 12 feet (most carpet is produced in 12– and 15–foot widths).


Do You Want To Install Your Flooring By Yourself?

This is another critical questions to consider before you head in for your estimate. Our installation crews are ready to help you ensure flawless installation. However, if you decide to install the flooring on your own, this will alter your total cost. Knowing which path you are going to take for installation can help you budget correctly and choose the correct type of flooring for your budget.


Do You Want Flooring That Requires Very Little Maintenance?

Life gets busy. We get it! If you are someone who doesn’t have time to sweep and mop thoroughly every week, you might want to consider a different type of flooring. We have some flooring options that require much less upkeep to stay looking fresh than others. It is important to let your flooring consultant know if you are hoping for a lower maintenance flooring right away so they can lead you down a path to success.

Stop into our St. Cloud location or give us a call anytime if you have questions about our flooring options or if you are ready to get started on your complimentary flooring quote. Our dedicated flooring experts are ready to help you find the perfect flooring for your style and budget.

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Holiday Hygge – Get Comfy This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

If you are caving ultimate comfort and relaxation this holiday season, Holiday Hygge is your go-to design trend. This Danish way of life focuses on enjoying the simple things and what better time to reflect on life’s little gifts than during the holidays.

Hygge is all about letting yourself relax, be present and thankful, and indulge in the things that make you most happy. From a design perspective, Hygge means plush blankets, flickering candles, big comfy couches, and soft pillows.

But how do you bring this trend into your holiday decorating? Check out our examples of the perfect Holiday Hygge decor below.

Fireplace with candles

A fireplace is the quintessential Hygge centerpiece. Adding candles and greenery create a warm and inviting focal point.

Floor table

If you want to feel more grounded, try dining on the ground. Just make sure to have pillows and blankets at the ready.

Bedroom with Lights

Bringing holiday lights into the bedroom will have you starting and ending your day feeling cozy and content.

Pillows and blankets

Holiday-themed pillows and blankets are the perfect way to bring the season into your home while also creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Table by couch

Try moving a table next to your sofa for ultimate relaxation while eating or getting some work done.


Forgo the perfectly set matching tablescape for a more stress-free and relaxed mismatched table that will make your guests feel right at home.

Tree skirt

For a subtle Hygge touch, use a large knit blanket as your tree skirt.

Plush socks

And finally, what’s the perfect gift for a Hygge lover? The plushest socks you can find!

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Online Mattresses: Is It Worth It?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

We know that buying a mattress is an investment. No matter the price tag, you are purchasing something that will hopefully last you for many years to come. It is important to remember that you are also investing in something that you will use every day.

With the recent surge of online mattress vendors taking over the social media ad space, we know it is tempting to try one of these new, rolled up, delivered to your doorstep pieces. However, sometimes the price tag does not justify the investment. So before you click “purchase” take some time to decide the best buying option for you.

Quality Control

One of the most important reasons why buying your mattress in-store may be the route to go is simple. Not all mattresses are made equal. The unfortunate truth is that some mattress companies use cheaper, less dense materials that appear to be high quality in photos. When you are shopping online and can’t touch and feel the mattress. You have to rely on stock photos, the description, and the reviews to know if the mattress is truly a good quality product. When you shop in-store, you can instantly feel the top quality materials used in the mattress.


Untrustworthy Reviews

Speaking of reviews, make sure you are reading them with a grain of salt. Many top online companies utilize what is referred to as affiliate marketing. Essentially, they send out a free mattress to a reviewer and butter them up slightly to leave a good review on their website. While many reviews are from honest customers, make sure you don’t get duped by too many purchased reviews.

Try Before You Buy

This may be obvious, but a large advantage to purchasing your mattress in-store is getting to try it out before you purchase it. Everybody is different and every BODY is different. Purchasing in-store allows you to lay on different mattresses to find that one that best fits your body shape and comfort level. Our experienced salespeople can also help you through the process with customized recommendations for your unique needs.


With an investment as large as a mattress, do you want to rely on your local delivery driver to take care of your purchase? When you buy online, your mattress is sent from shipping plant to shipping plant before it is left on your doorstep. The majority of companies also send the mattress rolled up, causing you to have to wait a few days for it to lay flat and fluff up. When you buy in-store from Hennen’s, we will bring the full, ready to use mattress right up to your bedroom and make sure you are completely happy with your purchase before we leave.

Purchasing your mattress online can be a successful experience for some, but if you don’t want to leave your investment to chance, in-store may be the way to go. Remember, if you, unfortunately, end up with a less than stellar mattress, it can affect your everyday life leaving you with less energy and sore muscles. If you do decide to stop in, our dedicated mattress specialists are ready to help you find the right mattress for your perfect night’s sleep.

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Hygge – The Design Trend You NEED in Your Home

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Hygge is the home design trend you have been waiting for! You may have seen this trend popping up all over your social media, but what does it mean exactly? Pronounced “hoo-ga,” this Danish way of life is all about enjoying the simple things in life.

Loosely, Hygge translates to “coziness,” but it is much more than that. It is a lifestyle as much as it is a design trend. To truly experience Hygge, you must let yourself relax, be present and thankful, and indulge in the little things that make you happy. Reading your favorite book on a rainy day while under your comfiest, fluffiest blanket, slippers on and candles lit is the perfect example of Hygge.

There are many ways to achieve Hygge through design, many of which you may have already included in your home.

Hygge Neutral Colors

Stick to a neutral color scheme that allows your mind to be calm.

Hygge Candles

Utilize candles to create a soft, flickering presence throughout the room.


Opt for sheepskin instead of loud, patterned area rugs.

Hygge String Lights

Instead of the harsh glare from ceiling lights, hang string lights to create a subtle glow throughout the room.

Pillows and Blankets

Make sure you have plenty of fluffy pillows and soft blankets to snuggle up in.

Hygge Seating

Instead of modern, small sofas and chairs, include plenty of seating for friends and family to join you.

Hygge Fireplace

A flickering fireplace is a key ingredient to fully experiencing Hygge.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Purchase Your New Flooring at Hennen’s St. Cloud

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Purchasing new flooring is not a simple task. There are many factors you have to consider before making this large purchase. What kind of flooring should we get? Which rooms do we need to redo? Who can we trust to install our new flooring correctly?

The short answer to all of those questions? Hennen’s Flooring in St. Cloud is here to help! Our St. Cloud location has the experience, quality, and styles perfect for your home. Read below to see our top 5 reasons why you should purchase your new flooring at Hennen’s St. Cloud.


Large Selection

1) Newest Styles and Fashion Forward Colors

We have a large inventory available at our St. Cloud showroom and are constantly researching the latest styles and trends in flooring to make sure we have what you are looking for. We offer many different types of flooring including: Hardwood, Laminate, Carpeting, Ceramic Tile, Vinyl Tile, and Area Rugs. Our brand name styles offer the highest quality and are sure to last through the rough Minnesota winters.


Honest Sales People

2) Honest and Knowledgeable Sales People

As a family-owned business, we want to make sure all of our customers are treated like a part of the Hennen’s family. We make sure that our sales people are there to help get the best deal for you, not for the store. You can stop into our St. Cloud location and see Jason who has over 30 years of experience at Hennen’s or consult with Kelsey who has an incredible eye for design.


Lowest Prices

3) Always the Lowest Prices

We are committed to giving you the best price and service in St. Cloud. It is that simple. We have long-standing relationships with the best brand name flooring providers that allow us to keep your cost down.


Whole Home Discount

4) Whole Home Discount

Building a new home? Our St. Cloud location has a discount just for you. We know that building a new home is a big investment and you want every detail to be perfect. You can trust that we will have the best quality flooring at unbeatable prices. Stop in to get a quote and get an extra whole home discount.


Professional Installation

5) Professional installation

We are committed to providing exceptional customer service during every step of the process. Our knowledgeable and friendly installation specialists have been with Hennen’s for many years. They will professionally install your new flooring, leaving your home looking amazing.


Stop In Today

Next time you are in need of new flooring for any room in your home, we hope you will stop into our St. Cloud location to learn more. We are more than happy to help you envision your new flooring in your home and give you a custom quote.

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The Future is Now with Ultra Violet

Friday, June 8th, 2018

A stark contrast from last year’s color of the year, Ultra Violet is blasting into the spotlight as Pantone’s 2018 selection. It’s dramatic, contemplative, and complex and it is ready to become a part of your home.

Ultra Violet


Each year, Pantone selects one color swatch to serve as their color of the year. From the moment it is announced, this color explodes onto everything from furniture and home décor to clothing and advertisements. It is everywhere.

This year’s color, “Ultra Violet,” is all about the mystery and intrigue of the unknown. As the executive director of the Pantone color institute, Leatrice Eiseman, describes:

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

So what does this mean for your home? As every interior designer knows, color can completely change the ambiance of a room. Here are some ways to incorporate “Ultra Violet” into your home.


For a subtle approach, an accent rug is a perfect addition to a living room.


Elegant and charming, these tufted sofas can bring some flair to your space.


This Ultra Violet ottoman is both fashionable and functional when you want a more subdued pop of color.


Bringing a strong accent color into an otherwise monotoned room can help liven it up.


For a more dramatic approach, a full Ultra Violet accent wall can bring a room together with flair.



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2017 Spring Fling Event – HUGE Furniture Deals + Giveaways

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Hennens Spring Fling

Spring is a time for new beginnings. It is a time to refresh, renew, and revive. As the weather is warming up and the new blooms are popping through, your home should follow suit! Now is the time to shake away winter with bright, new decor! Whether you need to refresh your floors from constant snow and slush being dragged through, or your couch needs some serious revival, we have you covered.

Our fourth annual Spring Fling event is happening this weekend! With deals in almost every department, this is your chance to renew your entire home! Featuring car shows, refreshments, giveaways, and incredible savings, you do NOT want to miss this event!

Each of our locations (St. Cloud, Willmar, and Alexandria) have different deals and events unique to each store. Be sure to double-check the details of your local Spring Fling event below! We hope to see you there!


St. Cloud Spring Fling:

St. Cloud Spring Fling



Willmar Spring Fling:

Willmar Spring Fling



Alexandria Spring Fling:

Alexandria Spring Fling

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Revive, Restore and Renew with Greenery

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

2017 is the year of 15-0343.

This number may not mean anything to you yet. But it should. 15-0343 is the Pantone color of the year. It’s fresh, it’s full of life and it’s officially known as “Greenery.”

Pantone Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone selects one color swatch to serve as their color of the year. From the moment it is announced, this color explodes onto everything from furniture and home décor to clothing and advertisements. It is everywhere.

This year’s color, “Greenery,” is all about rejuvenating and revitalizing. As Pantone describes it:

“Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

So what does this mean for your home? As every home designer knows, color can completely change the ambiance of a room. Here are some ways to incorporate “Greenery” into your home.


Green Table and Stool

Adding pops of “Greenery” through smaller accent furniture is the perfect way to easily incorporate the trend and tie a room together.


Greenery Room

If you want to give the trend more of a spotlight, combining larger accent pieces with wall décor can brighten any room.


Greenery Accent Pillows

For a more subtle and subdued look, accent pillows are the perfect way to get started with the trend.


Greenery Kitchen

The kitchen is the perfect place to let “Greenery” thrive! Painted cupboards and curtains make for a rejuvenated space you will want to cook in.


Greenery Living Room

“Greenery” also makes for a revitalizing and fresh wall color to open up a smaller space.

Check out this video from Pantone for even more “Greenery” inspiration!

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Welcome to Hennen’s Furniture!

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Welcome to Central Minnesota’s #1 Furniture store. With locations in St. Cloud, Alexandria, and Wilmar, we are ready to serve you with our huge selections of bedroom, living room, and kitchen furniture and accessories. Stop in today!

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