2012 Rug Trends

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If you have not heard of DOMOTEX before, it is the world’s largest flooring trade show that is held in Hannover, Germany during the winter every year. Basically where all those interested in flooring go to find out what’s hot. The event also has the latest and hottest trends for area rugs. For the show’s 2012 theme, organizers chose “Customized Living”, which is about making design more personal to the homeowner.

Take a look at three top trends for rugs that came from the show:

1. Making a statement with runway inspired rugs.

From bold color and high quality materials to uncommon texture and quirky patterns, these show-stopping rugs look more like works of art on the floor.

2. Natural “Organic” Look.

Sustainability and green living is a strong design focus and rugs made of natural materials like sisal, silk, hemp, yarn and plant fibers are in!

3. Classic, Timeless Design with a twist.

This trend basically mixes the old with a fresh new twist. Example – Over-dyed Oriental carpets in bright colors.

To read more about these carpet trends, visit decor8blog.com.

Ambassador Floor Company‘s showroom has an extensive selection of flooring choices for you to choose from. Let us help you figure out which flooring materials fit your home best. Just give us a call at 636-728-1600 or visit our showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO .

 

Photo Credit: www.domotex.de

 

 

 

 


 

Selecting the Countertop Edge

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If you’ve had the pleasure of building a custom new kitchen, then you’ve been faced with the challenge of coordinating the counter, cabinet, flooring, and appliance details. One decision you have to make before you can order your countertops is selecting the countertop edge and backsplash. Ambassador Floor Company offers a wide range of countertop and backsplash styles and materials including marble, granite, quartz, recycled glass and exotic marble.

The most popular marble and granite edge profiles are half and full bull nose; quarter bevel; and radius top, cove, ogee and double ogee; chiseled and dupont. The selection of the countertop edge is primarily one of personal preference.

Read an informative houzz article highlighting countertop edge selection by writer Rebekah Zaveloff, entitled, “Kitchen Details: The Right Edge for Your Countertop”. Regarding the coordination of details in the kitchen design, the author writes, “Each kitchen has something that stands out and says “look at me.” Sometimes it’s the tile, sometimes it’s the lighting, and sometimes it’s the countertop material. I make it a rule to avoid having everything shout for attention; that way there’s some breathing room.”

The Ambassador Floor Company showroom is located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Road, a quarter mile west of Long Road, in Chesterfield, Missouri. Please call the showroom at 636.728.1600 to schedule an appointment during or after hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Boring to Fabulous: Design Options for Flooring

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If you have ever seen a boring floor, chances are you didn’t even notice it. There is nothing that stands out about a boring floor. So if you want to add some pizzazz into your flooring, there are some great chic options that are available to you. No matter what the style of your home, from traditional to contemporary, there is a fabulous designed floor to match.

Take a look at a few fabulous floors Ambassador Floor Company found:

Cork Flooring. Photo via pinterest.com

 

Photo via Houzz.com

 

 

Photo via Pinterest

 

Photo via avondalecustomhomes.com

Are you looking for decorative flooring options to take your home’s floors from drab to fab? Ambassador Floor Company‘s showroom has an extensive selection of flooring choices for you to choose from. And we can help you figure out which flooring materials fit your home best. Just give us a call at 636-728-1600 or visit our showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO .

 

 

Stone Flooring: Beautiful, Natural and Recyclable

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Now that many people are more aware of being environmentally conscious in their day to day life, selecting the right materials for the home has become a key issue. When it comes to flooring, you do not have to sacrifice beauty for eco-friendly or ‘green’ materials if you choose to go with materials like stone for example. Even though there is no clear data on the impact of using stone as a building material on the environment, stone is known for having the following features:

  • It’s a natural product
  • It has an enduring life cycle so it doesn’t have to be replaced
  • Recyclable
  • Can be reclaimed

There is also the added bonus of stone flooring being easy to care for and maintain. Take a look at a few beautiful natural stone floor options that Ambassador Floor Company offers:

Medallion Collection

 

Marble Collection

 

Stone Radiance

Ambassador Floor Company‘s showroom has an extensive selection of flooring choices for you to choose from. Just give us a call at 636-728-1600 or visit our showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO .

 

 

 

The Pros and Cons of Different Countertop Materials

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When you are remodeling your kitchen or simply making a few changes here and there, you may come up against a common problem many people have. “Which countertop material should you choose?” You are not alone. Many homeowners do get overwhelmed deciding on countertop options among all the other things they have to figure out for their new kitchen. But recently Ambassador Floor Company found a great questionnaire chart on kitchens.com that lists the pros and cons of different countertop materials.

Do you live in the St. Louis area and need help deciding on the right countertop material for your kitchen? If so, stop the Ambassador Floor Company showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO. We offer exotic marble, recycled glass, granite, quartz and marble. You can also call ahead to speak with one of our experienced Design Consultants at 636-728-1600. We look forward to servicing you!

 

Mix Different Flooring Materials to Define not Divide

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It is good to know how to define an area in a room without dividing it from the rest of the space. The best way to achieve this in a particular room of your home is to mix flooring materials in the same space. Sound a little taboo? Not at all. Take a look at a few beautiful spaces Ambassador Floor Company found on Houzz.com that illustrate this design choice perfectly.

Photo via Houzz.com

 

Photo via Houzz.com

 

Photo via Houzz.com

Mixing flooring materials is also great for the bathroom, front entry, hallway or any other room that has a need for a defined space. Also, you may have to mix flooring materials in a room if there is a particular area that comes into contact with moisture often. Like right in front of doors, under the bath tub, or in the kitchen in front of the sink.

Ambassador Floor Company‘s showroom has an extensive selection of flooring choices for you to choose from. And we can help you figure out which flooring materials fit your home best. Just give us a call at 636-728-1600 or visit our showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO .

Flooring that Flows from the Inside Out

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To create a seamless flow in your home that reaches beyond the inside walls to the surfaces of your outdoor spaces you simply need to do one thing, take the floor outside. Just because the roof stops, does not mean the flooring has to! It is the perfect way to stylishly blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space.

Why would someone want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space? Great question. Because it visually expands the space and can provide a sense of freedom. When the floor just visually keeps going it creates a feeling of more room to roam and explore.

 

Are you interested in having a floor that blurs the lines between the indoor and outdoor spaces in your St. Louis area home? Ambassador Floor Company is here to help! Just give us a call at 636-728-1600.

 

 

 

 

Set off Dark Cabinetry with Light Countertops

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Dark kitchens are not always dreary and depressing. Dark kitchens can be highly stylish, comfortable and relaxed with the right design and materials. Dark kitchen cabinetry is sleek, fashionable and more versatile than people think. So when it comes to matching them up with the right countertop, choosing a light color will set off your dark cabinetry beautifully.

The countertops play a very important role in the kitchen from function to its aesthetic value. The light countertop will reflect light which will expand the space and lighten up the surroundings. The dark toned cabinets will add drama and formailty but the lighter countertops will soften the kitchen and help to finish the overall look of the kitchen.

 

  

 

Photo via Houzz.com

If you live in the St. Louis area and need professional assistance figuring out what countertop material and color best fits your kitchen, contact Ambassador Floor Company.

 

 

 

 

4 Tile Patterns to Dress up your Floor

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Once you have selected new tile for your home remodeling project, the next task is figuring out how you want the tile laid out. Just to get you started, here are four ideas featured on Houzz.com.

1. Checkerboard. Whether you prefer the classic black and white or two other colors that go with your interiors, you can have them set straight or on the diagonal.

 

2. Running bond. You may have heard this pattern called brick or offset pattern. The tiles are offset by half the width of the tile.

 

3. Basketweave. The woven effect on this floor is created with squares and rectangles.

 

Photo via Houzz.com

4.Pinwheel. Also called Hopscotch, this pattern is made by a small square tile that is surrounded by four larger ones.

Need help choosing the right floor pattern for your floor? The sales staff at Ambassador Floor Company can recommend sizes and configurations to suit your space. Just come by and see us at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield, MO.

Countertops for a Dream Kitchen

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Featured on kitchens.com are 6 gorgeous dream kitchens. The kitchen design site matched the country’s best kitchen designers with six remarkable individuals to imagine and visulaize their dream kitchens. Each of these kitchens feature big style, creative style solution and of course, beautiful countertops! Take a look at 3 of these dream kitchens:

Ann Cooper: The Renegade Lunch Lady – This kitchen features a beautiful mix of stainless steel and Carrara marble. counters

Photo via kitchens.com

 

Terra Brockman: The Farmland Guardian – This kitchen features stainless steel and marble for the countertops, and glass for the backsplash.

Photo via kitchens.com

 

Miriam Kamin: Mommy Blogger Extraordinaire – This kitchen features Silestone Quartz Countertops that blend in with the space just right.

Photo via kitchens.com

To check out the rest of the 6 dream kitchens, visit kitchens.com. If you live in the St. Louis area and need professional assistance figuring out what countertop material best fits your dream kitchen, contact Ambassador Floor Company.