Hardwood flooring has truly lasted the different trends throughout the years. You can use this type of flooring and create looks such as modern, classic, rustic, and many more. Hardwood flooring has always been a classic flooring choice, and the best part about this flooring type is all of the new finishes and types of hardwood in the market.
Solid hardwood is exactly what it sounds like, a solid piece of wood that may be stained or left natural. You can check the Janka Rating system to learn more about the different strength levels of solid hardwoods. Engineered hardwood has a layer of real hardwood on top of layers of “cross-laminated timber.”
A good quality cabin grade wood will produce a good-looking floor, but it will be more rustic and have more character than better grades of wood. In other words, it will have more light and dark boards, more mineral streaks, pin holes, and small knots holes. When purchasing cabin grade wood, you will need to purchase 15% extra material than the square footage you are covering.
All of the three different hardwood types come in a variety of finishes. Hardwood with a traditional finish has a smooth, classic look. Planks with a hand-scraped finish have a hand-hewn finish that gives the product extra texture and character. Hardwood flooring with a distressed finish has more of an aged or vintage look. The products also look a bit more marked up than hand-scraped planks.
Here are some images of the different hardwood finishes:
GREENGUARD Certification shows that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
Consumers and builders demand safer, healthier products. The GREENGUARD Certification provides consumers and builders with solutions and resources to identify which products have lower chemical emissions. In addition, this certification provides manufacturers with tools to legitimize and promote their sustainability efforts.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is part of everyone’s health and it is an important concern in homes, schools, healthcare environments, and commercial spaces. Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from building materials and furnishings are a major source of indoor air pollution. This certification has been in use for many years as the trusted standard for low-emitting products. More than 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, and rating systems give credit for GREENGUARD certified products.
During the Spring Flooring Sale, Carpet Express has great deals on all the products mentioned above. Also, on Thursday the 26th, Friday the 27th, and Saturday the 28th, Carpet Express is showing customer appreciation with free grilled hot dogs and sodas.
Be sure to check out all of the great sales going on during the 2018 spring sale!
Recently Mullican Flooring announced that it will be bringing full production of all sawn engineered products to the United States in the early summer of this year. According to the company, the first product that will be part of the transition to the U.S. production facility will be the EuroSawn White Oak. The EuroSawn White Oak will have 7 inch wide planks, and it will be available in 6 colors. More products will eventually be transitioned to the U.S. facility as well later this year.
Later this year Shaw Industries will be releasing the third version of their Floorvana app. The new app will be Floorvana 3.0, which is now still in its beta stage. When Floorvana 3.0 is launched it will feature augmented reality (AR) technology that will allow the consumer to take a picture of a room in the home and see what the room will look like with flooring from Shaw Industries. The app user can also use existing photos capture the right flooring they desire.
Shaw Industries, Inc. has been in business since 1946, and the company first started as Star Dye Company. Star Dye Company was a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs. The company officially became Shaw Industries, Inc. in 1972. In 1985, Shaw made its first appearance on the Fortune 500, which is a list of America’s largest corporations. Shaw created many major changes throughout the years to provide better service and value to customers.
In 1972, Shaw started generating their own yarn supply after purchasing its first yarn plant, and the next year the company bought its first continuous dye plant. The company created its own trucking subsidiary and established regional distribution centers across the United States. Over the years, Shaw has continued to focus on decreasing the consumption of fuel, water, and electricity in the manufacturing process. In addition, Shaw continues to focus on finding innovative recycling solutions as well. The company started the area rug division in 1993, and the hard surfaces division was launched in 1998 with Shaw Ceramics. After 1998, Shaw laminate flooring and Shaw hardwood flooring was introduced.
Recently Haines announced that it will be presenting the second annual Haines Supplier Reliability Awards to Mirage Hardwood and Armstrong Flooring on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The award presentation ceremony will take place at the Border Grill at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. during The International Surface Event (TISE).
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Carpet Express provides low cost flooring solutions to businesses across the U.S.A. We believe in building relationships with dependable service and a wide selection of quality products. Carpet Express provides America’s most trusted flooring brands at the lowest possible price. That’s why contractors, property managers, installers, and flooring retailers have trusted Carpet Express for over 25 years. Our professional sales team has the experience necessary to provide our customers with flooring solutions tailored to their individual needs.
Recently, Mohawk Flooring won the third annual Aligned Awards at Promoboxx’s Aligned Conference. The company won with their Love Your Floor Sale campaign. Promoboxx created Aligned to bring together brands across industries to share marketing strategies that empower local retailers. The Aligned Awards recognize co-branded digital campaigns that connect and align a national brand with its local retailers.
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