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Mohawk Carpet Goes Social With an iPhone App

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It seems like there is an app for everything, and carpeting did not want to feel left out. Mohawk is leading the industry with their social media programs and approaches, and, in keeping pace with their progress, they’ve just launched their own iPhone application.

Shopping for flooring materials can be a bit stressful for some, as picking the right color, design, and warranty level can be a little daunting with the large number of choices available at Ambassador Floor Company. To give you a little stress relief and to give your mind a short break during the design process, Mohawk’s app, “Mohawk ME!” will put a mohawk on anyone’s face photo, so you can see what you would look like as a rock star. The application is not only good for stress relief, but can also keep get your creative mind going while you’re designing the perfect living room or bedroom with Mohawk carpet.

The new application will also go towards connecting Mohawk to an entire new category of customers, the “digital generation.” If you’re wondering what a mohawk hairstyle has to do with carpeting, then you have to try out the application. There are 8 mohawks to choose from; after you make your choice, the application matches you with one of Mohawk’s products, basing their selection on your style and taste in a mohawk. (More traditional clients can always use Mohawk’s RooMMate program for suggestions).

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...give your friends and family the perfect hairstyle and flooring suggestion!

The application is free and can be downloaded through Apple iTunes. Download the application, pick your mohawk, and then head to Ambassador Floor Company to check out the carpet that Mohawk suggested for your space in person.

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Made in the USA: Mohawk Featured on ABC

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ABC World News recently did a story on items that are American made to show consumers where their goods come from. Diane Sawyer led the story. On their interactive “Made in America” map, you can see little stars all over the United States, signifying where each home-grown and developed business is located. You can sort through by clicking each star, or by selecting a category, such as “bedding”, “drapes”, “dressers”, etc.

In the carpet selection only one name pops out: Mohawk. Mohawk is stationed in Calhoun, Georgia, where it produces all of its rugs. As one of the largest flooring companies in the nation, Mohawk then provides a great amount of jobs and helps the American economy by keeping their booming business on the American shores.

color block Mohawk brand rug in a room with contemporary furniture.

Adding an American-made Mohawk rug to your space adds beauty and comfort.

If you like to use American made items in your home, don’t let the trend stop at household goods. You can find a nice selection of Mohawk products at Ambassador Floor Company, so that your carpet can be red, white, and blue (figuratively or literally) too.

Ambassador Floor Company to Offer 2011 Coverings Exhibition Products

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Ambassador Flooring seeks out top-of-the-line products to suite all of your flooring needs.

The 2011 Coverings Exhibition is set to take place March 14-17, 2011 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The expo showcases the best in tile and stone products and provides the ideal venue for networking among tile and stone industry professionals.

The exhibit will showcase indoor and outdoor materials as well as adhesives, machinery, and tools of the trade.

Below is a sampling of what visitors can expect to see at this year’s event:

ABK presents Woodway, a porcelin gres tile that imperceptible resembles wooden planks using the best in tile glazing technology.

Casamood’s Nera emulates lava stone in a variety of sizes, plus strips and decorations.

Ezarri goes green with its recycled glass mosaic tiles. Patterns include iridescent, fade-out, skid-resistant, metallic and more.

FloorGres introduces Geotec inspired by volcanic fossil wood stone from the exotic island of Madeira, perfect for exterior spaces.

Granada Tile summons drama through its new, bold, black and white graphic decorations. These cement tiles are sure to be eye catching.

Land Porcelanico pays homeage to the motherland in its new series Jamtland. Its rugged and rich design represents Swedish stonework at its best.

Rex will offer 8 colors of rustic fired brick-inspired Unique, seamlessly bridging traditional and modern design.

SICIS goes digital, offering PixALL mosaics with a pixilated image effect. The tiles provide a modern twist exterior and interior spaces.

These are only a fraction of the diverse and state-of-the-art-offerings at Coverings 2011 Expo that we aim to offer. Contact us at 636.728.1600 for more details, or visit

Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring “Most Sustainable”

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Billed as the most sustainable engineered hardwood in the world, Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring provides all the style of real hardwood while also protecting our natural resources. Part of Shaw’s Green Edge initiative, Epic Hardwood is made with EnviroCore reclaimed wood fibers and wood veneers that are sourced from suppliers committed to sound forestry practices.

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With Epic Hardwood, Shaw aims to reduce timber harvesting for a more balanced ecosystem. Unlike traditional 3/4-inch-thick hardwood floors, Shaw’s 3/8-inch-thick Epic Hardwood Flooring uses approximately 50% less newly forested wood in its production.

Epic Hardwood is available in 42 Durashield finishes inspired by natural hardwoods such as red oak and maple that last for decades. Plus, it can be sanded and refinished rather than replaced for a new look in the future.

Shaw Epic Hardwood Flooring is available at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo. Stop by our showroom to see samples and for pricing.

Daltile Debuts New Tile Designs

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They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. Well, Daltile has it down to a science, offering new tile designs with faux finishes at this year’s Surfaces trade show. The new tile collections include:

Spark 12 x 12 porcelain tiles that have the look of breezy linen fabric:

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And Terrace 6 x 36 porcelain floor and wall tiles that recreate the look of hardwood.

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While natural surfaces such as hardwood remain popular, new flooring technology allows manufacturers to produce many styles and patterns on almost any flooring material, while maintaining all the texture and charm of the inspirational surface. Consumers reap the benefits with the durability of porcelain or ceramic tile, for example, and the beauty of a favorite fabric or natural wood. Daltile’s new faux-finished porcelain and wall tile lines demonstrate the versatility of the technology and its application in today’s modern  homes.

Visit Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo., to see samples of Daltile.

Parquet Flooring Makes a Comeback

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Remember parquet flooring? Parquet flooring uses arrangements of wood-block flooring to create geometric patterns and mosaics for decorative effect. The durable patterned wood flooring seen in pre-war housing–and NBA floors–is making a comeback in the residential market. Now, the old material is being re-imagined with new finishes and contemporary designs.

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The return of wood-block parquetry along with other carpet and flooring trends debuted at the Surfaces 2011 trade show last week in Las Vegas. Those trends include the continuing popularity of all types of wood flooring, especially wide-plank wood flooring, eco-friendly flooring such as cork and bamboo, and ceramic tile flooring in large formats, bright colors, and wood patterns. Technologically advanced engineered wood flooring is enabling manufacturers to produce even more versatile and innovative flooring than before.

Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo., has a variety of flooring options, including carpet, laminate, vinyl, luxury vinyl, natural stone, and wood. Check out our post about 2011 home fabrics trends.

Nourison Wins Carpet Industry Award and Introduces New Collections

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Nourison has received one of the industry’s coveted America’s Magnificent Carpets Award for its Miami broadloom carpet collection at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, the world’s largest single collection of area rugs.

The Miami collection is made with Nourison’s exclusive Woolsoft™ fiber for softness and durability and is face-to-face woven on state-of-the-art Wilton looms. The colleciton features specially dyed yarns for an antique ‘abrash’ effect and a “revolutionary ‘hand-embossing’ technique for textural depth. Contemporary patterns in neutral tones make the Miami collection versatile yet sophisticated.

Nourison has also unveiled three new are rug collections in contemporary patterns and styles that are sure to be popular for today’s modern homes.

Visit Ambassador Flooring Company in Chesterfield, Mo., to check out the latest Nourison carpets and area rugs available.

Armstrong Design Tool Recognized by Fox News

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Fox News has recognized Armstrong’s My My Project as one of the best online design tools for selecting flooring. My Project assists users with planning flooring projects using Armstrong’s inventory of hardwood, laminate, and vinyl flooring. On the site, users can get design ideas and flooring suggestions, compare flooring options, get estimates on how much flooring will be needed and how much it will cost. Then, you can save your ideas online and share electronically with friends and family and print out and bring with you when you’re ready to purchase.

The Armstrong site contains numerous educational resources to assist in your online research about flooring too such as the Floor Finder tool. After answering a series of questions, users can discover the best flooring option by room type, design preference, lifestyle, installation type, and budget.

Bring your ideas to Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo., which carries a wide selection of Armstrong products, and we would be glad to help bring your design to life.

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“World’s Largest Carpet” Measures 60,546 Sq. Ft.

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Think you have a big carpet project on your hands? Check out what some are calling the world’s largest carpet, which measures 60,546 sq. ft. The soccer field-sized carpet was hand-woven in Iran for placement in front of a giant mosque in the United Arab Emirates and showcases traditional craftsmanship on a large scale. The carpet project required 38 tons of wool and cotton, which helped create the rug’s 2.2 billion knots.

Tackle your big rug problems with our carpet and rug maintenance tips, and check out our Stainmaster carpets.

CASA Playhouse Celebration Wrap-Up

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We want to thank everyone who participated in the CASAs for Kids Playhouse Celebration and Fundraiser this summer. We were thrilled to see so many wonderful people traveled to Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo., to view the Wild West themed playhouses.  Thanks to all the architects, builders, designers and other professionals that built the one-of-a-kind houses.  Additional thanks goes out to the St. Louis Magazine Homes & Lifestyles Magazine for sponsoring the event and capturing the event with these great photos.

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Photo via St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

Photo via St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles

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