Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few thoughts on hosting an unforgettable party!



When it comes to selecting who to invite it’s important to remember that only a select few of those whom you invite will actually show up to your party. Which is why my personal rule of thumb is to invite 30 but expect 10 of the however many RSVP-ed. Also when writing up your invitations, do add if the start time for your party must be strictly adhered to- if you fail to add this detail then, be prepared to have some stragglers. For example, when it comes to family parties that my Puerto Rican side of the family would host, the “start” time was say maybe 8pm, but it wouldn’t actually start until 10pm. But then again, we run things on Latin time and that’s a whole different blog post for a different day. I also would encourage you to check out and make yourself an evite account, they are *literally* the cutest things on the internet. Plus, evite makes it extremely easy to find a cute invitation, add the details, and to send them out!

Considering that we’re approaching spring, don’t be afraid to take advantage of this “twilight-zone” for us Floridians were it is not too hot, but yet, not too cold. During this time of the year, an outdoor party is ideal. What I love about outdoor parties in the spring is the complete versatility that you’re allowed. Say for example, you’d love to host a BBQ by the pool- it’s completely do-able! So as to avoid the run of the mill boring “”hey how are you” exchanges over paper plates party” it’s super easy to dress up any outdoor shin-dig. I recommend breaking out some candles- some of which are actually made to repel mosquitos, that’s a plus! Same goes for those good ole’ Tiki torches, like the candles, some Tiki torches also repel mosquitos. Remember those old Christmas lights that you thought you’d end up throwing out this year, don’t, you’ll be able to thread them through some trees in your back yard to add a fun feel to the party! Final product would look something like this,



Also, if you already have a pool, I highly recommend looking into finding some fun decorations to have floating about! In case no one will be swimming- I've seen some floating candles that are sure to add a touch of elegance to your party! However, if you’re looking to be throwing a fun backyard bash for the kids- amongst the multitude of ideas from Pinterest, I’m sure you’ll easily find some inspiration. But I would have to say my favorites would have to be the make-shift dolphins made out of bananas, lit up balloons in the pool, and the chopped up cheese served as “shark teeth”.

 




Also, the new trend of outdoor weddings and receptions would be a blast! Yes I know you’re most likely thinking to yourself- is she crazy?! My answer, yes I am, but here’s the thing it’s not always ultra humid here! It’s all about timing, personally if I were planning a wedding say maybe an outdoor wedding, I would aim for February/March-ish just because of the amazing weather! This will add some ease to the ultra-elegant and uptight nature most weddings exude.


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, March 4, 2015

A few thoughts on commercial carpet tile.

As many of us already know, wall-to-wall carpets are easily dirtied and can be a pain to clean and install. However, a multitude of businesses and interior decorators have been turning their preferences from wall-to-wall carpeting to carpet tiles.

A typical carpet tile is a square piece of carpet that is usually around 24” but rarely in 21” square feet but it varies. These carpet tiles are stuck down to the floor with much ease! They have a similar feel to broadloom but they’re much more versatile. Carpet tiles are available in an array of colors, styles and materials which can be installed in any way you want!

Advantages of Using Carpet Tiles

The biggest advantage that carpet tiles have over regular wall-to-wall carpeting is that individual tiles can be removed and replaced should they get badly stained or damaged. Unlike large carpets where stains can set and be difficult to remove, an individual carpet tile can be replaced with very little effort or expense. They're also made with renewable and recycled materials.  They are also easy to clean, especially nylon.
One of the major advantages to carpet tiles is its flexibility. Should you decide that you want to remove it or just replace a few tiles, or the entire floor- it’s extremely easy to do so! For example, should a nasty stain set itself into a carpet tile, you can simply remove and replace that specific tile! Unlike wall-to-wall carpet where it can be very difficult to remove a stain and unfortunately in many cases, you’re stuck with a smudge.

Where to Use Them

Overall, carpet tiles make an ease of your commercial flooring needs and add so much more versatility that a wall-to-wall commercial carpeting. Nothing else on the market compares to its ease of installation and cleaning.

Prices vary from $1.65 per sq ft. to $4.95 per sq ft. depending on the carpet tile design and carpet fibers.




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