Posts Tagged ‘ceramic tile flooring St. Louis’

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.

Flooring Options for a White Kitchen

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We love our kitchens. Not simply because it is the place in the home where we go to fill our bellies with delicious meals, but because it has quickly become the new heart of the home. For those of us who have light, bright white kitchens, an important part of the aesthetics of the room or space is the flooring, as in all kitchens really. However, in a white kitchen, the flooring really becomes more noticeable. It may seem that any flooring would go well with a white kitchen, but you have to remember that you still want it to match the style of the rest of the home too. Here are 3 flooring options for White kitchens, courtesy of Traditional Home:

Concrete Flooring

The concrete floor in this kitchen was scored and hand-tinted for a lustrous appearance.

 

Wood Flooring

This lovely white kitchen has a bleached-wood floor that helps to add a subdued presence to the space.

 

Tile Flooring

The black and white checkerboard tiles laid on the diagonal give this white kitchen eye-catching color contrast.

If you need beautiful flooring for your St. Louis home interiors, contact Ambassador Floor Company.

Focus on the Floor: Decorative Flooring

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Sometimes our floors get the short end of the stick. We cover up our bruised and battered floors with large area rugs and furniture, thinking that it will solve the problem of the eyesore. It’s time to give our floors a little more love and TLC and they will in return, last longer and do wonders to enhance the aesthetics of the home. If you want to bring more attention to your floors, decorative flooring is a wonderful option.

Shaw Ceramics - "Pantheon" - Noce & Prova

There are decorative floors that are fitting for a traditional and classic home. The right floor design can put the perfect finishing touches on a room and make the overall design come together beautifully.

 

Parchettificio’s Wood Floor Mosaic. Photo via Surface Trends

If you prefer your hardwood floor to look more like a work of art, a gorgeous wood floor mosaic would make a world of difference. Wood floor mosaics look great in large foyers or a room with minimal furniture.

 

Granite Flooring

Natural stone flooring brings both beauty and luxury to your home interiors. Many homeowners love granite in the kitchen because it is easy to clean and very pleasing to look at.

If you need decorative flooring for your St. Louis home interiors, contact Ambassador Floor Company. Our wide range of services will have your home covered from home furnishings to flooring.

Get Luxury Vinyl Flooring for those High Traffic areas

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Are you trying to figure out what flooring is best for the high traffic areas in your home? Well have you considered vinyl? Not just standard vinyl, but luxury vinyl. Due to all the advances in technology and floor material manufacturing, vinyl flooring has become a top contender when it comes to a great alternative for flooring when it comes to high traffic areas of the home. Other alternatives are ceramic or porcelain tile.

The vinyl flooring of today is not like the flooring of yesteryear. Today’s vinyl flooring is not only practical and quite durable, but it is also stylish. There is no need for you to have an unattractive floor covering just because it is a high traffic area. As a matter of fact, it should be where the most stylish flooring is because so many people will see it and walk on it.

If you live in the St. Louis area and want to know more about luxury vinyl flooring and how it can be the perfect flooring choice for your home, visit Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield.

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5 Floor Maintenance Tips everyone needs to know

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All homeowners want to keep their floors in pristine condition. Whether we are trying to preserve that beautiful shine on wanting to keep our carpets plush and free of dirt, there has to be regular maintenance and cleaning involved if you want to keep those floors looking their absolute best. Here are 5 tips that will help you in creating a regular maintenance schedule for your flooring.

1. If you have vinyl flooring, do not place rubber-backed, latex-backed, or cocofiber mats on the floor because they will stain or damage the surface.

2. Sweep or vacuum (without a beater-bar) your ceramic floor tiles, then use a damp mop.

3. Use door mats outside each entrance to your home to prevent dirt, grit, and other substances such as oil, and driveway sealer from being tracked onto the floor.

4. For hardwood floors, only use quality area rugs inside entryways to prevent dirt and moisture from being tracked onto the floor.

5. If there is an intense amount of sunlight that will be hitting the floor, close you blinds or curtains during peak sunlight hours.

Are you interested in new flooring for your St. Louis home? Contact Ambassador Flooring Company at 636-728-1600.

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