Posts Tagged ‘Chesterfield Missouri’

Glass Shelves in the Bathroom

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Bathroom, Design Tips

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.

5 Tips for a Well-Designed Room

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Of course you want your St. Louis home to be beautiful, comfortable and welcoming, but do you know how to achieve those results? For those who do not have a design education it can seem like an overwhelming task to decorate a room, but fortunately there are some great tips that can help you succeed. Take a look at some helpful ideas from House Beautiful to help you design your ideal home.

  • Create a seating area that encourages conversation. There’s nothing more awkward than an oddly-arranged seating area.
  • Include a coffee table that is both fun and functional. The coffee table is a great place to show off some interesting items or books, but remember to leave enough room that you and your guests can actually sit your beverage down!
  • It’s so important to make sure the flooring and wall color work together. A lighter colored tile, natural stone or luxury vinyl floor can work extremely well with a dark wall color, because the floor will reflect the light from above.

If you are ready to enhance your Chesterfield Valley home with beautiful new floors, come visit our showroom! Ambassador Floor Company carries a huge variety of carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl, natural stone, tile, vinyl, and wood, so you’re sure to find the flooring that’s just right for your home.

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Flooring Decor for the Living Room

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

Every room has to have a foundation, both literally and figuratively, and it’s easy to see what it is- the floor! Flooring is such an important part of any interior design plan, and it is the basis upon which you will build the entire room. Take a look at some inspirational flooring ideas from Good Housekeeping to see the difference a beautiful floor can make.

Millwork columns, a stone hearth and beautiful wood floors give this great room a comfy, warm glow.

Gorgeous reddish floors contrast beautifully with contemporary couches in a subtle cream color.

Large cream-colored tiles paired with a textural, earth-toned rug give this living room a sleek and modern feel.

Beige wall-to-wall carpet and a warm area rug make the perfect backdrop for this bright, pumpkin-hued sofa.

If you are looking for great flooring options in the metro St. Louis area, come visit us at Ambassador Floor Company! Ourflooring showroom, located in the Chesterfield Valley has a huge variety of options for your home, from wood and carpet to ceramic tile and luxury vinyl!

photos via Good Housekeeping: (1) Carole Gomez/iStock (2) Christian J. Stewart/iStock (3) stockxpert (4) Good Housekeeping

Mohawk and Komen for the Cure partner to “Decorate for the Cure”

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings

It was recently reported on National Floor Trends that a portion of Mohawk and Karastan cushion sales will now start to go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. David Duncan, Vice President at Mohawk was reported saying, “We are delighted to partner with Komen for the Cure and offer retailers and consumers this opportunity to make a real difference in the fight against breast cancer.”

This new fundraiser applies to all Mohawk SmartCushion and Karastan KaraStep Reserve cushion sales and is called Decorate for the Cure. This is a wonderful fundraising program that will fund ongoing breast cancer research to hopefully find a cure. This is not the first time Mohawk Industries has partnered with Komen for the Cure, back in 2001 the came together for their first partnership and the experience has proved to be exceptionally valuable.

If you are interested in Mohawk and Karastan flooring for your St. Louis area home, stop by Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, MO. We look forward to helping you make a difference.

How to Choose the Right Carpet

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips, Maintenance Tips

If you are looking for a flooring showroom in the St. Louis area, Ambassador Floor Company is here for you! Our enormous, consumer-friendly showroom in Chesterfield, Missouri carries hardwood, carpet, ceramic tile, stone, glass, laminate and vinyl flooring from the best brands, and our helpful design consultants can help you choose the perfect flooring option for your home.

Carpet is always a popular choice, and we carry high-quality name brands like Stainmaster and Karastan. If you are interested in carpeting your home, check out this guide to carpet styles from Better Homes and Gardens, and visit us at Ambassador Floor Company today!

  • Saxony- The luxurious surface of this type of carpet makes it a good choice for formal interiors.
  • Plush- This type of carpet is also called “velvet,” and is good for informal settings.
  • Frieze- The textural appearance of these carpets hide footprints and are great for high-traffic areas.
  • Level loop- The pile of these carpets is uncut, and hides dirt very well, making it another good choice for high-traffic areas like entryways.
  • Multilevel loop- The multiple levels of tufts create a unique sculptural look that is versatile enough for both formal and casual rooms.
  • Cut loop- High and low tufts of cut yarn combined make this a good choice for casual interiors.

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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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Keep Your Carpet Looking Great With These Tips

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

Carpet is a stylish and comfortable flooring option, and at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Missouri, we carry a huge variety of high-quality carpets from the best brands, like Karastan, Mohawk, and many others.

Stains happen, but you don’t have to let them ruin your carpet! Find out how to keep your carpet looking great with these helpful tips from Real Simple.

To clean stains from wine, ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tomato sauce, juice, etc:

  • Use a white cloth and detergent solution to dab at the spot repeatedly, then hold and press the cloth on the stain for a few seconds. After 15 minutes, soak up any excess liquid with a dry white cloth.
  • Next, repeat step one but use white vinegar instead of detergent. Wait another 15 minutes, allowing the white vinegar to remove any detergent left in the carpet fibers, which if left will attract dirt.
  • Rinse the carpet by blotting with a cloth and lukewarm water. Let dry.
  • If the spill is particularly bad, put a 1/2 inch stack of white paper towels on the stain and sit a baking dish on top for 15 minutes.

(Tips are for synthetic fiber rugs. For tips on cleaning natural-fiber rugs, check out the article linked above.)

If you are looking for carpet for your St. Louis area home, come on in to Ambassador Floor Company today!

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Happy Memorial Day from Ambassador Floor Company

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings, News From Us

Just a reminder, Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Missouri will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 8 am, ready to serve you!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

photo by Carissa Rogers

How to Find a Professional Refinisher

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When your hardwood floors are in need of refinishing you need to start your search for a professional flooring contractor and/or refinisher. When you are trying to decide which flooring contractor to hire, consult your friends and family for recommendations first. After you get a few names from them, contact a few refinishers. You want to explain the job you need done and get written estimates. Before you make your final decision, be sure to check references, and if the refinisher or company is insured and licensed (all states do not require being licensed).

Don’t be afraid to discuss any concerns you may have before the work actual begins. For instance, let’s say you and your family suffers from allergies. Ask your floor refinisher to use a dust-collecting system equipped with HEPA filters.

Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, MO can refinish and install brand new flooring in your St. Louis area home. Just give us a call 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.