|Decorating / Design Tips|
|Armstrong Flooring Design |
|Already have a flooring design in mind? Or maybe you're just beginning to explore the types of floors available. Either way, you'll find Armstrong offers inspiring flooring choices and great possibilities. Take a look at some of the flooring design options to fit any room, budget or lifestyle.
|A Cup of Joe |
|A quick overview of current flooring and style trends from Joe Amato, an industry expert in flooring design and decor trends
|Meet Emily: Trend Expert for Shaw Floors |
|Emily Morrow is a trend expert for Shaw floors. Her experience in interior design allows her to assist in the color, style and design development of residential flooring. She spots patterns, gathers resources and samples to help create fresh and vibrant color palettes and prototypes for Shaw products. Shaw Floors focus on design and desire to be a leader in the market for design is what separates them from competitors. |
|The Inspiration Behind Caress Carpet by Shaw Floor |
|Shaw's Caress carpet was inspired by the handwoven wool rugs. The result was an ultra soft nylon carpet with timeless quality and a vast color palette sure to meet your needs.|
|Shaw Industries Trends on Hard Surfaces for 2011 |
|Trends in hard surface flooring are always changing and Shaw's Epic hardwood flooring is the perfect solution to follow them. Shaw's hard surfaces are easily installed, feature Scuff Resist and are offered in a wide variety of colors and styles. |
|Joe Boehm talks to Shaw Floors on Floor Styles |
|Joe Boehm, senior interior designer for Better Homes and Gardens, recently talked with Shaw about some helpful styling tips for floors. Joe explains how flooring is an investment so it is important to think about the function of the room, the lifestyle of the family, and the purpose of the floor. Layering is one style option to add an interesting look to a room, you could have a tile floor layered with oriental area rug or a hardwood floor with a geometric rug. Styling the floor is all about the look of the room and personal style. Shaw Floors provides a variety of areas rugs and flooring options to meet all your personal style needs|
|Joe Boehm Talks Style with Shaw Floors |
|Joe Boehm, senior interior designer for Better Homes and Gardens, took some time out of his busy day to give Shaw Floors a look into the world of interior design and style. Style is broad and has become highly influenced by the internet which allows consumers to add their own personal influence when decorating. Ethnic and global styles, where consumers decorate with items from their travels is one trend Joe has been seeing. Another trend is the revival of the bland color palette, full of whites and grays where colors and textures are built up. This could be in the form of a rough textured carpet complimented by a grey stained hardwood floor. Shaw Floors offers a full range of flooring in colors and styles to meet your needs|
|Design Trends - Spring 2013 by Mohawk Home . |
|Mohawk Home is a leader in rug manufacturing, design, and innovation. Our E-Commerce team discusses what they are discovering from direct interaction with consumers and our Designers reveal some exciting trends in rugs for 2013.
|Rooms hardwood floors work best in |
|It's no wonder people prefer wood floors. They are versatile, durable and come in myriad style and design options, all of which can complement any room. That said, parts of the house can really shine when with a hardwood floor.|
|4 reasons to switch to hardwood flooring |
|Hardwood flooring has long been a popular design trend for the home. But it has gained significant popularity among homeowners as of recently - and with good reason. As more people begin to remodel and upgrade their home, many are finding that hardwood floors offer an incredible aesthetic and functional appeal.|
|How To Select / Purchasing|
|Engineered hardwood v. Laminate floors: Understand |
|It's no secret that wood floors are some of the best surfaces to use in your home. However, when it comes to two of the most common choices - engineered hardwood and laminate - there is still a lot of confusion. Contrary to popular opinion, they are not the same thing. |
|6 mistakes to avoid with hardwood floors |
|Hardwood floors are a great investment. Between their timeless beauty, sophisticated appearance and impressive design versatility, it's virtually impossible to regret installing hardwood floors for your home. Despite how convenient and beneficial these surfaces can be compared to other types of floors, there are certain things to keep in mind when choosing, installing and maintaining them. |
|Still Made In the USA II by Mohawk Home |
|Mohawk Home manufactures rugs and mats in the USA. This video celebrates the folks that make it happen in our small town of Calhoun, Georgia.
|Quick guide to maple flooring |
|With so many great options available, it can be difficult to decide what species of wood to use for your home's flooring. Understanding the species' properties, however, can make choosing a lot easier.|
|Ceramic Tile Review |
|Ceramics are an ancient craft that date back some 4,000 years, originating in Ancient Egypt around 4,700 BCE.
|Made in South Pittsburg: Shaw Hardwood Flooring |
|By: Latricia Thomas A local company that's known for its carpet is taking the hardwood flooring world by storm with their engineered product called Epic. When you see Shaw trucks on the Interstate, you might assume they're carrying carpet.Shaw's Vice President of Hard Surface Business Development Scott Sandlin says, We're becoming more than just a carpet company and it gives people a lot of opportunity.But if those trucks came from the South Pittsburg plant, the freight actually comes from a forest. After adjusting to the temperature in the factory for a few days, stacks of wood veneers made from hickory, walnut, oak and cherry, move on to the assembly line. You have a back veneer and a face veneer and they will go into the press and they will be adhered to an HDF board, like a sandwich, Sandlin says.When the humitidy changes in your home, or the temperature changes, it doesn't shrink or grow.After the press, it's time for a quick touch up before the wood is sliced into strips. The 145 employees that work in the South Pittsburg plant check the planks during several steps of the manufacturing process, thankful these jobs returned after Shaw shut down the outdated yarn facility that once stood here.It was devastating when we shut it down so we were glad we could bring wood into this community to make it into what it is today, says Sandlin. So that made a big difference for South Pittsburg and Marion County.Back on the line, it's time for cosmetics. It goes down this line, with 8 or 9 stages of the finish being put on. It's just impractical to do it outside of the factory. It's almost like paining your car out of the factory, according to Sandlin.Add the Made in America box, and it's time to ship to distributors and then to a home near you. We are very proud that this product is made in Marion County and ships out of our distribution facilities in Northwest Georgia, Sandlin says. That's very important to us.|
|Laminate or Luxury Vinyl Tile: Which Is Right |
|Have you wondered how laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) compare as flooring solutions and which is right for your home? After all, in the world of hard-surface flooring (as opposed to the soft, carpeted kind), laminate flooring, such as American Concepts laminate flooring manufactured by Swiss Krono, and LVT are highly popular with homeowners.|
|How to Decide Between Hardwood and Laminate |
|There comes a time in the flooring decision-making process where you realize that it comes down to hardwood vs. laminate. You’ve come to your senses regarding that shag carpet. You’ve done tile before and, like most everyone else, wished you’d picked a different color, size, kind, grout, etc. We’ve all been there.|
|Replacing Hardwood With Laminate Can Be Smart |
|t may sound crazy choosing laminate floors over hardwood, but for many people, it makes perfect sense. In many houses, the weak get trampled on, scratched, stained, and scarred. If you can’t cut it, you’re out of there. We’re talking about the floors, of course. And lately, many families are replacing their battered and bruised hardwoods with beautiful, durable laminate floors and not looking back.|
|What Is Laminate Flooring and How Is It Made? |
|It’s an amazing manufacturing process by which four layers are fused together in a single press operation at high heat at over 300˚F using direct-pressure laminate (DPL) construction. DPL is the most typical fusing method used to manufacture residential laminate flooring.|
|How Laminate Flooring Is Made |
|The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) Information Section |
|Laminate A-Z Glossary of Terms |
|The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) Information Section|
|How to Decide on Your Laminate Floor’s Thickness |
|If you’re trying to figure out how to choose laminate floors for your home and wondering how thickness fits in, look no further!|
|Why Laminate Floors Stand Up Better to Pets |
|Many homeowners have seen their beloved dogs pretty much shredded their hardwood floors. They might have heard that laminate floors stand up better to pets. But is this true?|
|Hardwood Floor Design Trends from Shaw Floors |
|Hardwood flooring trends are offering consumers a wealth of choice in 2013. From shifts in color palette's to new textures, Emily Morrow explains the many options available to transform your interior. To |
|Flooring Suggestions for Every Stage Of Life |
|When choosing a new floor it is beneficial to look at the stage of life you are in. Different lifestyles say a lot about what type of flooring you prefer for your home. Younger homeowners may be interested in a more design focused floor like patterned carpet or a vibrant area rug. Families could look for more durable flooring like hand scraped hardwood or tile which offers easy maintenance and can withstand an active lifestyles. Finally homeowners whose kids have moved out might be interested in creating a show place and opt for a finely finished hardwood or intricate tile design. No matter the stage of life Shaw Floors offers a variety of flooring to fit them all. |
|American Scrape™ Hardwood . |
|Product manager, Chuck, shows off the richly textured floors in our new American Scrape hardwood collection. These floors are available in domestic hickory and oak, and they're made in the USA.
|Armstrong Flooring 101 |
|Transform your flooring ideas from inspiration to installation! Learn about floors that fit your lifestyle and budget and get tips to prepare for your store visit. We'll show you what to expect every step of the way.
|Visiting a Flooring Store |
|When you're ready to buy flooring or have questions for your Armstrong retailer, you should plan ahead to make the most of your visit to the flooring store. Follow the helpful tips in this video so you're prepared when the flooring salesperson asks, "Are you looking for any floor in particular?"
|Budgeting for an Armstrong Floor |
|In this video, you'll learn about the costs to consider when planning the budget for your flooring project. Our online floor estimator tool will help you figure out the total flooring cost - including the costs for sub-floor removal and installation. To get actual flooring prices, we recommend that you visit your local flooring retailer.
|CushionStep™ Vinyl Flooring |
|Listen to Francesca explain why CushionStep vinyl sheet flooring from Armstrong is the smart, comfortable choice for active households.
|Performance Plus™ Hardwood Flooring |
|Find out from product manager, Chuck, how Performance Plus hardwood flooring lets you enjoy real wood floors without having to worry about kids, pets, and guests ever again -- thanks to Armstrong's Lifetime Residential Warranty.
|STAINMASTER® carpet - Heavy Load |
|We use the Vettermann drum tumbler to test the durability of STAINMASTER® carpet. It surpasses the industry standard when it comes to durability testing, but we believe your home is worth it. See the difference yourself.
|STAINMASTER® carpet - Strike! |
|As the makers of STAINMASTER® carpet fiber, durability testing is right up our alley! Rather than use a light ball hexapod weighing 2.8 lbs, the industry standard, we use the Vettermann Drum Tumbler. It's as heavy as a bowling ball and weighs 16 lbs! When it comes to carpet durability testing which would you trust?|
|Mannington Sobella Installation Video . |
|Mannington Sobella Installation Video|