Saturday, April 25, 2009

Deals Of The Month

Here are some of the deals of the month:

New island collection of carpets from Tufex
We have our Windsor collection of enginered wood on special pricing now till the end of June.
We have new stone high traffic porcelain (18 x 18) from $1.69.
Many new area rugs have arrived that we have on sale. Go to or come to the store to see them.
Berber Carpet
This is for residential use.
The going price is $14.94 per yard installed.
($1.66 per foot)

Glazed Stone Porcelain
This can be used for heavy traffic commercial or residential use.
The going price are:
13*13'" = $1.69
18*18" = $1.89

Shaggy Area Rug
This is mainly used for residential use since it is an area rug.
The going prices are:
5 x 8 = $155.00
8 x 10 = $305.00

1) Goldenrod 4) Ruby
2) Cocoa 5) Thyme
3) Sand 6) Ivory

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How To Select Ceramic/Porcelain

Ceramic tile is a natural product made up of clay, a number of other naturally occurring minerals, and water. Glazed ceramic tile has a ceramic coating applied to the tile body, which gives the tile its color and finish. Glazed ceramic tile is the natural choice for your interior floors and walls.

Glazed tiles have a hard non-porous, impermeable surface after firing. They are more stain resistant than unglazed tile and are easy to clean. Something to consider for those more active areas of your home like the kitchen and baths.

Unglazed tiles add a whole different beauty to your home. They are solid colored all the way through and do not have a top layer of glaze.They have no additional surface applications and are typically more dense and durable than glazed tile. Thus they are more suitable for interior and exterior applications where wearability is a concern.
If your home has areas of heavy activity or kid "zones," unglazed tile may be just the answer.

Durable - a properly installed ceramic tile will outperform and outlast nearly any other floor covering product created for the same application.

Easy care – and that’s for you, right? Glazed ceramic tile resists stains, odors, and dirt and can be cleaned up with a damp mop or sponge or common household cleaners.Ceramic tiles are essentially a low-maintenance material. However, even glazed tiles are somewhat porous, and require care and attention, especially in heavy traffic areas.

Scratch resistant - Grade III (light to moderate traffic: Bathroom, kitchen, family rooms)and Grade IV (moderate to heavy traffic: Malls, offices, restaurants)glazed ceramic tiles are extremely resistant to scratching and you never have to worry about a cut or tear like you do with some other types of floors

Environmentally friendly - ceramic tile is manufactured using natural materials and does not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.

Beautiful and versatile - modern ceramic manufacturing technology has created virtually an unlimited number of colors, sizes, styles, shapes and textures that will add rich beauty and character to any room’s decor.

Fire resistant - ceramic tile doesn't burn nor emit toxic fumes. Even hot kitchen pans or skillets will not scorch or melt the surface of glazed ceramic tile. That can be a comfort when you’re actively preparing food.

Final Thoughts:
In the end their simple geometric design make ceramic tile easy to design into different sized spaces and in a diverse range of home styles, and explains much of the popularity of ceramic tile throughout history.
The extensive range of colors, textures, sizes and styles will allow you to reflect your personal style, to create a living space that is a true reflection of you and your lifestyle.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

How To Select Laminate

Do you know what laminate even is? laminate is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, laminate tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring. Don't go around this is some sort of cheap knockoff either.

Now, in the past, laminate floors have been easy to spot, but today’s technology allows manufacturers to create realistic visuals and textures for an elegant and quality floor.

We think you’ll be amazed – maybe surprised -- at how faithfully and beautifully laminate flooring resembles other premium flooring. So don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Laminate is well suited to those shoppers who want the look of real hardwood or stone but without the cost or maintenance that can be associated with natural products.

It’s a fact. Laminate flooring costs significantly less than hardwood floors or natural stone tile. And who doesn’t want to save money, right?

They are even durable and can withstand moisture. The laminate flooring is available in many different patterns and designs. Moreover, it’s very easy to clean it. It provides many benefits and installation of this kind of flooring is a hassle free process. It is sold in the form of sheets, block, or squares. It is durable and resistant to scratches unlike hardwood flooring.

Why Laminate?
Exceptional durability
Easy to clean surface
Superior stain resistance
Superior fade resistance
Install in/on all grade levels, even below grade
Install over many different types of subfloors
Great impact and indentation resistance
Exceptional realism at affordable costs
Easy to replace later on, if desired

Like any floor, select the laminate to compliment the size of your room and the activities taking place in it.

Remember that lighter colors will make a smaller room appear larger, while darker colors will absorb the light and create a more intimate setting.
Choose a color that either coordinates or contrasts with your cabinets and other furniture.

Avoid matching everything to the same color and style. Let your creativity guide you! And remember, contrasts can make your room more interesting.