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Glass Shelves in the Bathroom

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Glass shelves are a versatile storage option for the bathroom.  Glass shelves can be hung throughout the bathroom. In smaller spaces like a bathroom the glass will take up less visual space than a wood or painted shelf.

 

Glass shelves virtually disappear into the wall behind them. If you use a floating shelf design like in this bathroom, the shelf will blend in with whatever is behind it. This allows your beautiful backsplash to be uninterrupted by the shelf. This is important when you have an intricate pattern like a mosaic or border.

 

Tempered glass is always a good idea in a bathroom for a shelf or a shower door. Tempered glass will not shatter into shards, which can be dangerous in a bathroom with its tile or wood floor.  If you have a glass shower surround, glass shelving in the room can unify the design.

 

Glass shelves can be hung above the toilet as well as above the vanity.  You can vary the depth of the shelf depending on its use and placement in the bathroom. Thicker shelves can be used to store extra toilet paper, jars of Qtips and cotton balls, or even extra washcloths and hand towels in neat rolls. Smaller shelves can hold toothbrushes and toothpaste.

 

No matter the material you choose for shelves in the bathroom, make sure you secure them to the wall with the proper screws for your wall type. Going into a stud is always a good idea when hanging a shelf that will hold any weight.

Add Value To Your Home With Wood Floors

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Whether you are trying to remodel your home to make it easier to sell, or just want to do some upgrades to increase your enjoyment of it, there are plenty of small remodeling projects that you can do to add value to your home. Better Homes and Gardens has some great suggestions for projects that are relatively inexpensive and low-stress, yet add plenty of value to your home.

One of the best suggestions in the article (linked above) is to give your home a flooring facelift. Replace tired carpet or linoleum with beautiful wide plank wood flooring. Even if you can’t do the whole house, installing wood in the foyer and living room will make a huge difference.

At Ambassador Floor Company, we carry the best flooring brands in the industry in a variety of flooring options, and we take pride in providing top-notch customer service to homeowners all over the St. Louis area. For more information, visit our Chesterfield, Missouri showroom, or call us at 636.728.1600.

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Cut Out The Middle Man With Ambassador Floor

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cut out the middle man

Cut out the middle man with Ambassador Floor.

While designing or re-designing your home, there are so many people to talk to regarding purchases and materials. There’s your family, your bank, your contractor, etc etc. Cut out some of those middle men by shopping with Ambassador Floor Company.

Ambassador Floor Company works directly with residential homeowners, so if you don’t want to use a contractor, you don’t have to. We work to create a one-stop-shop for your remodeling needs. We also work directly with contractors and architects to help specify products for the Builder market segment. If you’re a commercial contractor, facility manager, or facility owner, we work directly with you as well to find the materials that are perfect for your space.

Whether you work on one construction job this year, or if you work on hundreds, you can trust Ambassador Floor to deal with you directly and help you complete your job with the best and most beautiful materials possible.

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Choosing the Right Flooring and Paint Colors

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various paint chips on a clip board.

Compare your paint colors with your flooring options to be sure you're picking the right hues.

Picking the right colors for your space can be a bit challenging. Often times, a color you love in the showroom at Ambassador Floor Company just isn’t the same at home. That’s why testing the lighting on a sample is so important when compared to just buying something blindly. To make sure that you’re getting the right color choices, for you, you’ll need to follow these steps from Stainmaster:

  1. First, take a look at the various finishes in your collection. How do they look together?
  2. Tale it all in. Compare your carpet sample, upholstery fabrics, and paint chips side by side.
  3. Check it in every light. Take the samples above and put them next to the windows on a bright sunny day, and again on a gray, overcast day. Do they still look great together?
  4. Finally, prepare for those sunless moments. Look at the pieces under artificial lighting, both in daylight and during the night.

If you do all of these tests and still love your combination, chances are highly in your favor that you’ll love it in your home.


STAINMASTER Nylon 6.6

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Carpets, whether they are synthetic or natural are made from fibers that are converted to yarn and piled to create the surface you work on.  There are five major types of carpet fiber, nylon 6,6, nylon 6, polypropylene (olefin), polyester and wool. STAINMASTER® carpet uses only the most durable and wear-resistant of all fibers, nylon 6,6.

The to every STAINMASTER carpet, it that they are make using resilient nylon 6,6. Its unique molecular structure creates carpet with exceptional durability. One that looks extraordinary even in the highest traffic areas.

Watch the STAINMASTER video to learn more about nylon 6.6.

Ambassador Floor Company is the only STAINMASTER Flooring Center in the St. Louis area.

Prepare Your Hardwood Floors for Winter

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Winter is official here and as many of you know, it is near impossible to avoid winter elements being tracked into your home and over your hardwood floors. Dirt, slush, snow, and salt can all damage your beautiful and healthy hardwood floor.  To help avoid and problems follow these tips courtesy of Growers and Nomads:

Floor mats are your friends – There’s a reason that welcome mats are placed at the front door, and it’s not to welcome guests. It’s to ensure that all the dirt and grime from the outdoors don’t make it inside. For a floor mat to truly serve it’s purpose, it must be cleaned regularly.

Dishes vs. shoes – Who ever said dish drainers were just for dishes? Take a simple plastic drainer, place a towel underneath and use it for
children and guests to place their wet shoes.

Treat your pet – By placing a bowl of treats at your front or back door, you can begin to train your pet to stay near the entrance until you
can thoroughly wipe their paws clean.

Stock up – With all the foot traffic coming through the front door, it may be a good idea to keep whatever cleaning supplies you might need
nearby – particularly towels and maybe even a Wet Vac.

Know your investment – Whether your wood floors were already installed in your home or you had your floors redone, always know what type of
warranty exists, if any, in case major damage ever takes place.

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For help upgrading your flooring contact Ambassador Floor Company in St. Louis.

STAINMASTER Holiday Cleaning Tips

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With the holidays quickly approaching, many homeowners are worried about spills and foot traffic staining their flooring.  To help the experts at STAINMASTER Carpets have put together a full list of maintenance and stain removal tips.

From candles to cranberry sauce STAINMASTER has it covered!

For candle wax:
Dry Cleaning Fluid Solution
Use non-flammable dry cleaning fluid or a liquid spot remover from the grocery store or hardware store. (Note: Do not apply dry cleaning fluid directly to carpet. Apply first to a cloth and use the cloth to apply the fluid to the stain.)

Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent (with no optical brightners) in one cup of warm water.

For gravy, cranberry sauce and butter:
Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent (with no optical brightners) in one cup of warm water.

Vinegar Solution
Mix two tablespoons white vinegar with four cups warm water.

For eggnog:
Detergent Solution
Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish detergent (with no optical brightners) in one cup of warm water.

Ammonia Solution
Mix two tablespoons clear, white non-suds ammonia in four cups warm water.

Click here for more tips and printable form with regular maintenance advice.

Happy Holiday From Ambassador Floor Company and For the Home!

STAINMASTER Design Is As Easy As 1 -2– 3

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At the Ambassador Floor Company’s STAINMASTER FLOORING CENTER designing a new look for your home is a simple as 1- 2- 3.  We want to make the your as easy as possible and we want you to leave feeling confident that you have selected a carpet that will fit your style and needs that will last for years to come.

  1. First, you explore styles at the carpet selection center (the thousands we have all boil down to 6 main styles). Our touch screen system makes it easy to narrow your selections.
  2. Then use our exclusive in-store color lab to see how they will look in your home during the day and night. (Remember to bring your fabric samples, paint chips and color ideas with you!)
  3. Finally, select your cushion and schedule installation. Step up on the cushion tester and feel the difference your padding makes.

We will work with every step of the way using an interactive system that makes selecting flooring fun! We will explain each option open to you and provide you with information of the flooring’s performance and warranty levels as well as answer any questions you might have.

Come by and visit out store in Chesterfield, MO., or visit our website to schedule an appointment online.

Why Visit Ambassadors Floors’ STAINMASTER Flooring Center

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We’ve been asked many times about what separates STAINMASTER carpets at Ambassador Floor Company from other carpet dealers in the St. Louis area.  And the answer is that we have selected by STAINMASTER to be a member of the STAINMASTER FLOORING CENTER® showroom network. This means we have the largest selection of STAINMASTER carpets and products in the St. Louis area. Our collection includes STAINMASTER® ACTIVE LIFE™ carpets and STAINMASTER ULTRA LIFE® carpets, the highest performance carpeting options with unsurpassed warranties, you’ll find them exclusively at our STAINMASTER Flooring Center.

Follow our blog to learn more about the Ambassador Floor Company and STAINMASTER Products.

Karastan’s “Something’s Gotta Give” Design Inspiration

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Earlier this fall Hearst Magazines launched ‘Designer Visions: Cinema Style’  Showcase at The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel and Residences in New York City. At the showcase, various designers created luxury living spaces that were inspired by films.  Our favorite apartment was inspired by “Something’s Gotta Give”, take a look!

House Beautiful

The designers, Jim and Phoebe Howard, used the Zanzibar rug by Karastan, which features a subtle diamond block pattern in a neutral driftwood palette to recreate Diana Kenton’s character’s stunning beach home from the film, in the Manhattan ski line.

House Beautiful

In the home office, Jim and Phoebe used a silver wool carpet from Karastan to create a minimalist look with sleek lines to appeal to Jack Nicholson’s character.

What do you think about the film inspired design?

Find Karastan Carpet products at Ambassador Floor in St. Louis, to help you recreate a look from your favorite film.

Photos:Francesco Lagnese