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The Retreat in Your Own Home

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Your bedroom is your retreat, one of the most personal rooms in your home and the place that you go to when you want to relax and feel comfortable. Choosing your bedroom flooring is incredibly important because this is the one room where you will most likely be barefoot in your home while at the same time simultaneously needing your floor to work aesthetically in a way that fosters tranquility and happiness.

 

You have several options when choosing the bedroom flooring that is right for you. What is most important is making sure that you make your decision based on several criteria—you will want to factor in your own design aesthetic, the size and layout of your bedroom, and the climate you live in.

 

The most traditional of bedroom flooring choice is hardwood. If you love the look of hardwood but don’t like the feeling of cold feet on hardwood floors, you can still enjoy the elegance of the hardwood in your bedroom.  Simply incorporate an area rug into your bedroom layout or include a small rug next near your bed. Other economic and sustainable options include hardwood floor alternatives such as bamboo.

 

Carpet is also a great option for your bedroom and you can accomplish this look in several different ways. If you have a hardwood floor you could choose a large area rug that centers under your bed and radiates out into the room, adding a splash of color and texture. If you want to fully carpet your room there are many different carpeting choices and which one is right for you will depend on how much foot traffic your bedroom receives while also factoring in what type of design aesthetic you wish to accomplish.

 

There are many different flooring options for your bedroom and it can sometimes feel overwhelming choosing what is best for that special room where you go to rest and recharge. What is important is knowing that you have options and then choosing what type of flooring feels most natural and relaxing to you.  At Ambassador Floor, we are happy to help you choose the option that will be best in your bedroom retreat!

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

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.

Cozy Up with Affordable and Stylish Carpet

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Nothing beats the feeling of warm carpeting underfoot during the winter, and since carpet is one of the most cost-effective flooring surfaces out there, you won’t break the bank with a new look (and feel) for your home.

Besides being affordable, there are many stylish options available for carpet these days, including designer, eco-friendly, and stain-resistant options.

While hard surfaces for the home have grown in popularity, carpet remains the most popular option, accounting for more than 62% of the market. Even those laminate or hardwood floors can be warmed up with an area rug for a bit of warmth and style!

Check out all the carpet options at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield to break that winter chill.

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.

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

STAINMASTER Product Review

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Stainmaster Carpets has redesigned their website and now it is better then ever. And with their new look they have added customer review videos.  In the video below a mother of three teenage boys discusses why she selected durable and stain resistant Stainmaster carpets to give her living room and home office a stylish new look.

Just click the video to watch.

What did you think about the home makeover?

Visit Ambassador Floor to learn more about Stainmaster carpeting. We are the only STAINMASTER Flooring Center in the St. Louis area.

The Green Characteristic Of Wool

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There are many factors that can affect the quality of your indoor air, including your carpet. There are many low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission carpets, but it is wool carpets that will work harder than other materials to remove contaminants from the air and improving the health of the indoor environment.

Wools of New Zealand has given noticed to this “green” characteristic of wool through a new Wool: Clean Air Certification program. Carpets that carry a Wool: Clean Air Certified label have been tested by a certified independent laboratory and must pass stringent VOC emission testing for 13 contaminants. In addition, the products are required to meet scientifically established testing standards that verify reductions of VOCs in the indoors

“Wool is proven to significantly reduce indoor air contaminants within seven hours of installation and to keep contaminants out of the air for 30 years,” says Elise Demboski, executive director of North America for Wools of New Zealand. “Unfortunately, this unique attribute is overlooked since wool only represents 2% of the market. Through the Wool: Clean Air Certified program, we are bringing wool to the forefront where it will be noticed.”

Wool: Clean Air Certified is an Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) program managed by Wools of New Zealand. In addition to meeting the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED point requirements, the certification also meets the standards for California Section 01350 and Collaborative for High Performance Schools CHPS.

Carpets and rugs containing a minimum of 50% wool are eligible for Wool: Clean Air certification, with Wools of New Zealand partners benefiting from reduced testing fees. Product samples are submitted by platform, which is dependent upon backing and latex type. Every platform is fully retested on an annual basis to maintain the integrity of the Wool: Clean Air certification.

Karastan Carpets were one of the first companies to carry the Wool: Clean Air Certified label, according to Floor Biz Karastan had actually surpassed the testing standards and prove to significantly reduce indoor air contaminants.

Ambassador Floor Company in St. Louis is proud to carry Karastan Carpets.