Saturday, January 26, 2013

Porcelain Wood Tile

  • Beautifully durable alternative to wood
  • Variety of plank sizes add design versatility
  • Suitable for residential and commercial applications
  • Virtually maintenance free with a lifetime of beauty
  • Made in U.S.A

Porcelain tile flooring can easily endure heavy foot traffic at both residential and commercial locations while not reducing its color and beauty! It is used for many decorative and functional purposes but regarded as an ideal choice for flooring applications. Some of the advantages of porcelain tile flooring are mentioned below:

  • Porcelain tile is both harder and denser than many other ceramic tile products
  • Porcelain tile is frost-resistant, and often frost-proof
  • Porcelain tile is highly resistant to stain, scratch, and moisture
  • Porcelain tile is a hard wearing material which is resistant to harsher cleaning agents, scratches, stains, fading, heavy loads and fire.
  • Porcelain tile is available in glazed as well as unglazed varieties.
  • It is strong and long-lasting.
  • It can be easily installed in heavy traffic areas (Group 4 and 5).
  • Porcelain tile flooring is aesthetically pleasing.
  • It has a high breaking strength. Porcelain contains less clay and more feldspar (a mineral). It's also pressed at a higher pressure.
  • Porcelain tile flooring has low water absorption. Therefore, less staining occurs on these floors and they are easier to clean.
  • Porcelain tile flooring offers a wide range of colors and textures, and many different designs and styles. Professionals can produce an accurate recreation of the look of natural stone, granite, slate, travertine, limestone, marble, quartzite, terracotta and even woods and metals.
  • Porcelain tile flooring can be easily maintained. For this reason it is a practical choice for flooring in any room in the house as it needs no polishing, waxing, or sealing, and can be cleaned easily with a damp mop.  3a
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Friday, January 11, 2013

CARPET TILE ADVANTAGES *UPDATED*

Why Choose Carpet Tiles?

Carpet tiles have been around for over 50 years and were originally developed for homes as a hardwearing alternative to traditional broadloom carpet. Carpet tiles offer many advantages over traditional broadloom and make designing your own floor scheme easy. Recently there have been some great new designs introduced. Interior designers, makeover programs and interior magazines are increasingly presenting carpet tiles as a new design trend.
Advantages of Carpet Tiles
  • Easy to install.
  • Easy to transport – boxes to fit in the back of your car.
  • Easy to lay on top of laminate/vinyl/concrete with no need for underlay.
  • Easy to fit in awkward shaped rooms.
  • Easy to clean and if a tile is damaged, you can simply replace the tile rather than the whole floor.
  • Easy to lift and take with you if you move home, particularly if you are renting.
  • Installations can be done in small areas or temporarily – you can even work around the furniture rather than empty the whole room.
Cost Effectiveness

Carpet tiles include a strong backing so they require no underlay or adhesives and produce less waste than other flooring types, particularly in awkward shaped rooms. This saves time and money and because carpet tiles are fairly easy to install, you can lay them yourself and save the cost of professional fitting. Any damage or spills can be resolved by replacing one tile rather than the entire floor, which is reassuring and overall means carpet tiles are definitely a cost effective flooring option.
Cleaning and Maintenance of Carpet tiles

Regular vacuuming is the best way to deal with everyday dust and dirt. For inevitable spills and accidents it’s best to treat the area as promptly as possible. Scrape up any solids as soon as possible, working from the edges of the spill towards the centre so it doesn’t spread.
Excess liquid can be soaked up by placing a thick wad of absorbent paper over the area and pressing firmly.  Sponge clean if required or the tiles can even be lifted and rinsed under the tap.  Normally you can use a mild detergent solution and scrub gently with a brush where necessary, but it is important to remove all traces of the detergent by rinsing.  Use absorbent paper to mop up as much excess moisture as possible, and allow to dry.  If you lift a tile to clean it, you should make sure it is dry before you put it back, but let it dry naturally – don’t put it on a radiator or other artificially hot surface as this may damage the tile. 1A 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

HOST DRY CLEANING ADVANTAGES

HOST : THE CLEAR ADVANTAGE




·         The Host Dry-Clean Machine simply plugs in and is ready to use.

·         Apply Host Sponges, Brush In, Let Dry & Vacuum Up






Ease of Use
·         Large machine with multiple Attachments

·         Requires filling and emptying tanks,

·         Chemical Mixing Required.

·         Improper use could result in streaking and over-wetting of carpets.

·         Deep Cleans and lifts matted pile in one easy step.

·         Spots won’t stick back.

·         No Stick Residue to cause resoiling.

·         Immediate visual results confirm carpet cleanliness.

·         If needed, multiple passes over heavily soiled carpet areas can be made.







Effectiveness


·          Detergent Reidue and moisture may cause carpets to resoil quickly.

·         Spots may wick back when carpet is dry (and after extraction machine has been returned)

·         Repeated cleaning or multiple passes on any carpet may result in damage from over-wetting.

·         Ready to vacuum up in less than one hour.

·         No need for furniture protectors.

·         Walk on your carpet during and immediately after cleaning.


Drying Time
·         Extraction Method introduces damaging and unwanted humidity in your home.

·         Carpet may take 8-36 hours to dry.

·         Rooms are unusalble till dry.

·         May require fan to dry.

·         Shown to reduce allergens.

·         Never any damage from shrinkage, over wetting or mold or mildew

·         Recommended for all types of carpeting including oriental rugs, wool, sisal, jute and other natural fibers.


Safety








·         Must avoid over-wetting, which may cause mold and mildew or shrinkage.

·         Hot water extaction machines and cleaning products are not recommended for use with natural fiber rugs,


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