Saturday, August 30, 2014

Armstrong Commercial Laminate Flooring

At Americarpet we have a wide selection of Commercial Laminate Flooring From Armstrong. These offer the look and feel of real hardwood for your commercial space with budget-friendly alternative.

Whether the desired finish is reclaimed barn or traditional, the durable construction and great wear performance of a laminate floor make it a perfect solution for high traffic areas.

Armstrong Commercial Laminates Stand Apart


Armstongs embossing techniques, realistic edge designs, and line variations, to the lengths and widths of the flooring planks, Armstrong considers every aspect when developing laminate products to reflect the realism of natural hardwood flooring. Add texture and gloss and is more distinctive than any other laminate products on the market today.

For more information feel free to contact me:
Juan Werner 
(305) 945-2973
 www.americarpetfloors.com

You are also welcome to visit us at our showroom located in:
Americarpet
364 NE 167th St


Miami, FL 33162

Monday, August 25, 2014

Another Thing That Adds Value to Carpet

When it comes to adhesives, exactly how do premium products add value to installations?  What are the specific attributes that make these adhesives better than others?  What functions should they or shouldn't they perform?

Many companies and installers are looking only at price when bidding on a job, they don't understand that, in the long run, a premium adhesive is going to save them money.  Most premium adhesives will spread better, set up better and perform at a higher standard than  the lower quality adhesives.

Different adhesives are designed to work with various products, different types of carpet backing, substrates and problems that surface in regard to the environment.  Top of the line adhesives address specific problems and are true to their names.

When working with patterns and high traffic areas, premium adhesive is a must.  We do not want to have any failures because we used the wrong or cheap adhesive.

For more information feel free to contact me:
Juan Werner 
(305) 945-2973
 www.americarpetfloors.com

You are also welcome to visit us at our showroom located in:
Americarpet
364 NE 167th St
Miami, FL 33162
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Monday, August 18, 2014

What About Carpet

Carpets and rugs have been around us for millennia, an important commodity that bring to us the warmth and softness in our living spaces, and the opportunity to express a personal touch in environmental and visual design.  Today’s homes and working places have choices of floor coverings driven by activity, practicality, maintenance and cost. Given the tendencies to improve the quality of our lives in a world flooded with uncensored information, carpets have acquired in my view, a less than fair overview of their characteristics and features.
Carpets by their own nature are just textiles made of fibers either braided, woven or loomed. We have come a long way in the technology to manufacture these items, and now we enjoy large spaces with beautiful repeated patterns in resilient natural and synthetic fibers as well as exquisite hand-made works of art.

As any other porous material, carpets will get dirty by exposure to their environment but especially by the enduring traffic above them. Now we see the importance of the proper cleaning and maintenance of carpets, and above that, the choice of color and type of carpet. Carpets come in all colors and a myriad of pattern designs to please just about everyone, and in a wide range of qualities to suit the activities at home and the working environments. There are several ways to hold the fibers in place by knots and glues, and synthetic latex without proteins is used in most cases with very good results.

As a rule of thumb, the longer the fiber hairs the softer the carpet would feel, but the shorter the fiber and tighter the weave makes for a stronger and more resilient carpet such as for commercial applications. The same is true for the carpet padding, where density is more important than thickness for walking comfort and carpet durability. Although carpets are not manufactured with harmful chemicals since 1978, an unattended carpet will accumulate any particles and spillage as any article of clothing made with natural or synthetic fibers.

Contrary to popular belief, mold is not a carpet issue but moisture is. Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning according to the carpet manufacturer should be sufficient to upkeep a carpet for the intended use according to its warranty. This means that the product has been made and tested for a “normal environment” with the expected air circulation and relative humidity. Any carpet or textile that is moist or wet will favor the growth of mold, bacteria and pathogens; so avoiding the retention of water or any other liquid within the carpet and padding is key for a healthy environment and the carpet durability. Better quality padding comes into play here since they are waterproof and help with spill accidents or steam cleaning.


Selecting the appropriate color and grade of your carpet and padding should be the first consideration for your comfort and secondly, the installation should be done by professionals who know by experience and practice, and can advise you for the best return on your investment.

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For more information feel free to contact me:
Juan Werner 
(305) 945-2973
 www.americarpetfloors.com

You are also welcome to visit us at our showroom located in:
Americarpet
364 NE 167th St


Miami, FL 33162

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Choosing a Floor for your Home or Office


Choosing a floor may face you with too many options for comfort and durability, considering your style and budget. Begin setting a price range and evaluate design, performance features and cost of installation from a few competitive providers.

Explore what calls your attention and consider all style options. Floors have evolved with technology and the industry now offers modern products such as resilient vinyl and laminates that are durable and easy to maintain for years of everyday living, and are affordable.


Whatever floor you choose should complement the style or blend of styles of your home or office, blending the transitions of spaces, and maintaining the features that you want to improve or replace. The basic rules of Living Spaces will always apply; features too large or small in a room give a sense of scale in the design, as lighter colors expand the field of view.

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For more information feel free to contact me:
Juan Werner 
(305) 945-2973
 www.americarpetfloors.com

You are also welcome to visit us at our showroom located in:
Americarpet
364 NE 167th St


Miami, FL 33162

Deep Stained Wood Floors - New Hardwood Flooring Trends

    2014 is seeing a shift away from soft colored flooring to far deeper, richer shades of color. The beautiful American Black Walnut and European Oak stained in a deep glossy dark shade, and other hardwood varieties in bright green or red have found reception as innovations for a pricy refined style and elegance. Wooden floors have meant a step up in homes and buildings for centuries, and will continue to claim a status on its own. 


    Exotic hard woods from the tropics and the Far East make their way into the American market and offer a considerable choice in looks and price, not to mention Bamboo and the reclaimed and seasoned woodwork with all its marks, scratches and stressed look that can also provide a spectacular view. 



For more information feel free to contact me:
Juan Werner 
(305) 945-2973
 www.americarpetfloors.com

You are also welcome to visit us at our showroom located in:
Americarpet
364 NE 167th St


Miami, FL 33162