Exclusive STAINMASTER Carpet Sale At Ambassador Floor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings, slider

Time is running out for the Ambassador Private STAINMASTER Carpet Sale at Ambassador Floor Company on May 22nd from 9am to 5pm.

The STAINMASTER® Carpet Great Performance Promotion is now in its final three weeks, so it’s time to pull off that spectacular finishing act. You could be in the best performing store where all the sales associates will win an HGTV. Or you could win a great trip in the Great Performance Sweepstakes. If you’re not yet participating in this great promotion, get in now by registering on www.stainmasterlink.com. If you’re already in, push hard to the finish and be a winner. Good Luck!

Photo: Stainmaster

Why I Need A Carpet Cushion?

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips, slider

We’re asked that question alot, along with – What does a carpet cushion do? and How does a cushion protect a carpet, if it is underneath the carpet?

And the fact is carpet cushions (or pads) are very important to the appearance of your carpet. Carpet cushions protect carpets from crushing caused by furniture and keep your carpets looking new and fresh. The carpet padding makes the carpet seem more luxurious.

In research conducted by Independent Textile Testing Service, a test was used whereby different carpet/cushion systems were subjected to rolling a chair with 150 lb. Weight over them 20,000 times. The results indicated that carpets with no cushion had an average of 19.3% loss in pile height (thickness) as opposed to a 5-10% loss in thickness for carpets with a separate cushion. The favorable effect of cushion in reducing the appearance of wear was indicated by decreased loss in thickness. So since carpets with separate cushion remain thicker, they could also appear more luxurious for a longer period of time. And with separate cushion, it’s possible to select the degree of luxury or firmness of tread you desire.

Carpet cushions also:

  • Improve the thermal installation of flooring
  • Carpets with separate cushions are less expensive to install
  • Carpet cushion can significantly improve a carpet’s acoustical properties

For more information about carpet padding visit Carpet Cushion Council or contact Ambassador Floor Company.

Photo: How-To-Rug-Pad.com

Selecting a Bathroom Floor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips, slider

What matters most to you when selecting a floor for your bathroom remodel? Is it style, durability, how it will stand up to stains and spills, how it feels under your bare-feet, or how is handles moisture?  Lets count the top floor options for bathrooms and look at the pros and cons of each.

7. Carpeting – While carpets look nice and is soft under bare-feet. Carpet does not hold up to moisture. However, if you still must have carpeting in your bathroom ask a professional installer about to fit the carpet which carpets pads are the  best.

6. Solid Hardwood – A slightly better than carpet, solid hardwood looks great and feels warm under foot. But moisture kills natural solid hardwood.  Installing a solid hardwood floor is difficult because there can be no gaps in the bathroom flooring.

5. Laminate Flooring –  This flooring has the appearance of wood, but it is actually a better choice the solid hardwood floor. Laminate flooring is easy to clean, too. But laminate still has that wood chip base, and should it happen to contact with moisture it will expand and bubble and the only way to fix it is to tear it out.

4.Engineered Wood – Engineered wood is a great alternative, it’s got a plywood base that holds up well against moisture. And it looks terrific because the top layer is real wood. If you want the wood flooring look in a bathroom, engineered wood is the best choice.

3. Stone – Moisture is not a problem with marble, granite, limestone, and the other stone flooring options. Stone flooring is only number three on our list for a couple reasons.  Stone is cold on bare-feet  and it tends to get slippery and dangerous when wet.  Plus stone floor is by far the most expensive flooring option on our list.

2. Vinyl – Vinyl is the most popular choice for bathroom flooring.Sheets or tile vinyl flooring is easy to install yourself.  Vinyl is also very cost efficient. However, vinyl sheets or tile can become unglued easily, you might see the corners of tiles popping up after a while.

1.Ceramic Tile – Ceramic tile, like stone, can achieve a rich, textured, solid feeling. Like vinyl, it’s waterproof and it’s fairly inexpensive. And like wood flooring, it looks pretty good.  Mosaic tiles come in pre-mounted plastic mesh sheets, so you don’t have to individually set each tile. With tinted grout, you can be even more creative. It cleans up well and bravely resists even standing pools of water. However, the only downsides of ceramic tile is that it’s cold (though heat tile is available through some disturbers) . Also, it can be slippery, but texturing solves that problem. Smaller tiles are less slippery, because more grout is used and the grout acts as a non-skid surface.

Photo: Shaw Tile

STAINMASTER Floor Center

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in News From Us, slider

STAINMASTERAmbassador Floor Company is proud be the only STAINMASTER Flooring Center in the St. Louis area.   Ambassador Floor is a proud member of the nationwide network of STAINMASTER® Flooring Centers.  We attained a membership to this elite club in 2008 by meeting strict requirements designated by INVISTA – the makers of STAINMASTER® carpet – allowing Ambassador Floor to carry the top lines and wide selections offered by STAINMASTER® carpet. In addition, Ambassador Floor was chosen because of its knowledgeable staff, excellent customer service and a reputation for quality installation.

“Convincing consumers to make a smart investment for their home is a lot easier because we offer quality, proven products backed by a consumer brand name that they know and trust – STAINMASTER® carpet.”

STAINMASTER® continually offers new styles, colors, and textures to give Ambassador’s consumers more choices.  Also offering carpets now feature a new exclusive  technology – the LotusFX Fiber ShildTM with easy soil release.  This technology is the latest innovation to complement STAINMASTER® carpet; it is formulated using INVISTA’s proprietary formula and exclusive ingredients found only on STAINMASTER® carpets, which stay up to 30% cleaner and last up to 50% longer than other carpets.

STAINMASTER® ULTRA LIFE carpets are the thickest, most luxurious STAINMASTER® carpets available, combining outstanding stain and soil resistance with ultimate comfort. These carpets feature an enhanced stain warranty and additional protection against texture loss, making them the most elegant and longest lasting in the STAINMASTER® line. We will help you choose the right STAINMASTER® carpet to meet the needs of your household, style and budget, to ensure you make an investment in your home that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Remodeling- Start From The Floor Up

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips, Gallery, slider

All great ideas start from the ground up, and remodeling a room in your home is no different.  When designing or remodeling a room you want it to be inviting and functional, so don’t forget the floor.  The floor will set the tone for the room.  So whether you prefer the soft plush look of carpet, the bright color of hardwood or the long lasting style of a tile floor; the floor should pull the entire room together. There is nothing worst then a beautiful decorated room, wrecked by an out-of-date carpet or a poorly installed wood floor.

Courtesy of Artisan Books

Carpeting is the top floor-covering choice in the United States.  The single most important thing in choosing a carpet or rug is understand your lifestyle and select carpet that will stand up in places where it will get the most wear. The trick is to avoid abrupt transitions between areas. It’s more pleasing to stay with a basic tone and coordinate choices for continuity in texture and pattern.

 remodeling-flooring-wood-laminate-half

 

Natural wood floors are beautiful, but also increase the value of your home. Hardwood floors are available in many colors and makes, such as cherry wood, walnut and laminate.  If you want to install new wood floors, be sure to choose a wood that meshes with the style of your home or the style you aim to create.

remodeling-flooring-ceramic-tile-half

Ceramic tile outperforms and outlasts most other floor covering product.  Tile is a practicel flooring option for bathrooms and kitchens because of its durability. It also offers limitless design possibilities in color, style, shape and finish, giving you the opportunity to create a very personal design statement.

Need more remodeling inspirations, click through the slideshow on PointClickHome.com.

Welcome To Our New Blog!

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings, slider

Showroom photos 017Welcome and thank you for visiting our new blog! Whether you are already familiar with us here at Ambassador Floor Company or just hearing about us for the first time, we hope that this new medium will be both informative and inspirational to you! Our goal is to provide our customers with design inspirations and education on the trends in flooring and design.

Since 1985, Ambassador Floor Company has been proud to provide the best products and highest level of service to the great St. Louis area. We would love to hear what you think, so tell us what you see out there!  We value our customer and love to hear what you think and your ideas about flooring and home decor. Got an opinion on something you read here or a related topic? Just click on “Leave a Comment” and share your thoughts — we can’t wait to hear from you.