Saturday, January 31, 2015

A few tips on keeping warm during #blizzardof2015

Brrr! With the Blizzard 2015 covering most of the North East many of us are wondering, how do I keep my house warm without breaking the bank? I don't know about the rest of you guys out there but these past few days have been down right COLD here in Miami. So,I've decided to share a few pointers we've found around the we just to share with you!

- Have your home professionally insulated. By pulling a DIY job with your insulation you're running the risk of having a shotty job done, ultimately, leaving you still feeling "chilly".

- Keep unused rooms closed. By keeping these doors closed it'll allow for the warm air to remain in a concentrated area.

- If you have a stationary heater, put a shelf on top of the heater forcing the heat to stay low to the ground rather than allowing the heat  to rise.

- During the brightest hours of the day, let the sun in! Take as much advantage of the *free* heat as possible!

- Even while at home, wear socks! Keeping your feet warm will help to keep the rest of you warm!!

Although we are in the generally warm part of the country. Us tropical folks aren't used to having these temperatures that plunge lower than 60 degrees!! What madness is this! Additionally, it is always better to have carpet if you're dealing with cold. The materials used, such as wool, are great at capturing the cold!

This is where having carpeting will be one of the best choices you have EVER made. As compared to porcelain tile carpeting will better capture the cold and ultimately keep you and yours warm. Whereas, any tile will remain cool and as the weather cools, so will your tile.

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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Important Floor Shopping Guidelines

Below are some tips to make your floor shopping experience as much of an ease as possible. We've proved a “do and don’t list” to assist you on your floor shopping experience.

DO:
  • Have a rough idea of how many square feet you're trying to cover. Many times here at Americarpet, we have clients come in asking for an quote, but they don't know the square feet, better known as the area, that needs to be covered. Without this we can only give you a ballpark figure. Of course, when this happens, we will gladly go to the job site and provide measurement services.
  • Understand that with all carpet there might be a little variation of color from what you see on the sample to what you actually get. Most, if not all factories are consistent in their color, but since the end result of adding color is called “dye lot” and not “replicate lot” there is chance for a small variation in the colors. If you are going after that one specific, special shade of beige go ahead and have the store order a sample from the current dye lot; this might cost you a generous sum of money though.
  • Buy more than what you need. The actual percentage varies depending on the product, but it usually is about 7%. This is especially useful if in the future you need to replace some damaged areas. Spend more now and less in the future.
  • Realize that if you need a large area rug we can actually order regular carpet and cut it to size and bind it. This method is more time effective then custom ordering a large rug, which would have to be hand-made.


DON'T:
  • Expect your purchase to arrive here by the next day. Most places do not carry many things in stock. If you need something TODAY then call ahead of time and ask the business if they have those items in stock. Furthermore, don't expect it to arrive in a day. Driving, even for professionals such as truckers, take time. We will usually have your goods within 3-5 business days.
  • Be surprised when you can't find the same piece of tile, carpet, hardwood or laminate you bought five years ago. Fashion and styles are constantly changing, therefore, so are flooring products. Chances are you are looking for only a bit of flooring to replace a damaged area- coming from experience, nine times out of ten you will not be able to find the exact same flooring that you purchased 5, 10 or 15 years ago.  

Please note: Most factories will not ship through UPS or FedEx when it comes to an order. This means that if you need only 40 sq. ft. of synthetic grass, carpet, hardwood, and so on the store will have to add a freight charge. Depending on the product this will add an estimated $50-$100 to the order. When you buy less it costs more.


While I still have your precious attention, please note, Americarpet, Inc. sells all of the various floors mentioned in the article. 

For more information, please go to www.americarpetfloors.com, call us at (305) 945-2973, or visit us at: 364 N.E. 167 St. Miami, FL 33162. We look forward to seeing you soon!!