|Ceramic Tile Review |
|Ceramics are an ancient craft that date back some 4,000 years, originating in Ancient Egypt around 4,700 BCE.
|Area Rugs Guide |
|Area Rugs Guide
|Area Rug Styles |
|Area Rug Styles
|STAINMASTER® carpet - Tipping The Scale . |
|See the difference in how the makers of STAINMASTER® carpet test the durability of their carpet versus the industry standard.
|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|
|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. |
|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.|
|Kasbah collection |
|Kasbah is a collection of space-dyed nylon area rugs in deep indigo blue and cool gray with bright pops of tangerine, mustard and clean ivory. Abstract art looks, tiled motifs and modern tribal elements come together to complete the global feel.
|Tessa collection |
|Color and texture abound in the Tessa collection. It is a substantial machine-made nylon that boasts a soft pile and hand-carving. From sophisticated grays to bright tangerine and modern geometrics to artsy watercolor looks, the options are endless.
|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.|
|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. |
|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. |
|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|