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Interesting Flooring Information
Seams: Unless your room is narrower than 15 feet, you’re going to have seams. Most carpet comes in widths of 12 feet and 15 feet – and on occasion, 13 feet. The degree of visibility of your seams depends on the texture and color you choose, as well as, the lighting and furniture placement in your room.
Quality: Let’s face it. You get what you pay for. If you want your carpet to have a great pile density and tighter twist construction (which leads to improved durability), the you’re going to want to go with a higher quality (and more expensive) product. New carpet adds value to any home, so it’s an investment worth making.
Current Carpet Trends: Besides warmth and softness, todays carpet is a great choice for many interior situations. Whether you want dramatic color or elegant artwork, it’s all available with today’s new carpet styles. There is no need to limit your decorating choices anymore.
Stain and Durability: Carpet Manufacturers have come up with solutions for stain protection by developing molecular-level treatments to take care of properly maintained problems. Durability has also been enhanced in the fiber technology of new carpet construction which has made carpet more durable and longer lasting than ever before.
Top 10 Hardwood Flooring Trends: They are not driven by mere fashion or some longing to keep up with the next door neighbors. Instead, the Top 10, relects the desire of the homeowner to bring the art of nature into their homes so that they can enjoy authentic natural beauty.
What is Aluminum Oxide? Added to the wear layer of a urethane finish for increased abrasion resistance. Popular on better grade wood floors.
What is Clear Wood: A quality of oak that has no visual blemishes or knots. Very Expensive.
What is the Janka Hardness Test: The standard test for determining a wood’s hardness rating in which the force required to embed a .444 inch steel ball in half its diameter in a piece of wood is measured. The higher the number, the harder the wood. Only used as a general guideline.
What are the 4 Basic Layers of Laminate: The Balancing Layer/The Core Layer/The Pattern Layer/The Wear Layer.
What is Acclimation: The adaptation of laminate flooring to its installation environment.
What is an Underlayment: A material used betwen laminate flooring and a subfloor that acts as a sound and moisture barrier and also allows the floor to expand and contract with temperature change.
Tile Cleaning: Do – Clean up spills as quickly as possible so your grout won’t be stained.
Don’t – Use steel wood, scouring powders, or other abrasives that can scratch the finish of your ceramic tile.
Do – Remember that while ceramic tile is very durable, it’s not indestructible and may crack or chip under extreme force.
Don’t – Use Bleach or Ammonia based cleaners – these products can discolor your grout if used too often.
Do – Take the proper precautions when moving heavy objects across a ceramic tile floor.
Do – Cover furniture and table legs with protectors to guard your floor against scratching.
Do – Remember that if a repair is necessary, the replacment product may be a slightly different dye lot and/or texture that the original tile, however, with time and usage, the replacement tile will blend in with its neighbors.
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