Posts Tagged ‘Chesterfield’

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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Choosing the Right Flooring and Paint Colors

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

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.


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Mohawk Carpet Goes Social With an iPhone App

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings

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It seems like there is an app for everything, and carpeting did not want to feel left out. Mohawk is leading the industry with their social media programs and approaches, and, in keeping pace with their progress, they’ve just launched their own iPhone application.

Shopping for flooring materials can be a bit stressful for some, as picking the right color, design, and warranty level can be a little daunting with the large number of choices available at Ambassador Floor Company. To give you a little stress relief and to give your mind a short break during the design process, Mohawk’s app, “Mohawk ME!” will put a mohawk on anyone’s face photo, so you can see what you would look like as a rock star. The application is not only good for stress relief, but can also keep get your creative mind going while you’re designing the perfect living room or bedroom with Mohawk carpet.

The new application will also go towards connecting Mohawk to an entire new category of customers, the “digital generation.” If you’re wondering what a mohawk hairstyle has to do with carpeting, then you have to try out the application. There are 8 mohawks to choose from; after you make your choice, the application matches you with one of Mohawk’s products, basing their selection on your style and taste in a mohawk. (More traditional clients can always use Mohawk’s RooMMate program for suggestions).

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...give your friends and family the perfect hairstyle and flooring suggestion!

The application is free and can be downloaded through Apple iTunes. Download the application, pick your mohawk, and then head to Ambassador Floor Company to check out the carpet that Mohawk suggested for your space in person.

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.

Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring “Most Sustainable”

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Billed as the most sustainable engineered hardwood in the world, Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring provides all the style of real hardwood while also protecting our natural resources. Part of Shaw’s Green Edge initiative, Epic Hardwood is made with EnviroCore reclaimed wood fibers and wood veneers that are sourced from suppliers committed to sound forestry practices.

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With Epic Hardwood, Shaw aims to reduce timber harvesting for a more balanced ecosystem. Unlike traditional 3/4-inch-thick hardwood floors, Shaw’s 3/8-inch-thick Epic Hardwood Flooring uses approximately 50% less newly forested wood in its production.

Epic Hardwood is available in 42 Durashield finishes inspired by natural hardwoods such as red oak and maple that last for decades. Plus, it can be sanded and refinished rather than replaced for a new look in the future.

Shaw Epic Hardwood Flooring is available at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo. Stop by our showroom to see samples and for pricing.

11 Interior Design Styles To Try

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In the spectrum of interior design, there are a world of styles just waiting to be explored. The great thing about it, too, is that you can mix and match styles to create entirely new looks that are all your own. A great way to do this is with home accessories such as lamps, throw pillows, window treatments, and wall art.

Here are 11 tried-and-true and perhaps brand-new interior design styles to try:

  1. shabby chic
  2. Swedish: This style is experiencing a wave of popularity right now. The style’s “maximalist” technique adds interest to small spaces.

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  3. contemporary
  4. classic contemporary
  5. funky
  6. New York
  7. traditional
  8. eclectic
  9. garden
  10. tuscan: Inspired by Italian countryside homes, rustic elements and bold shades of red and orange from the landscape dominate tuscan style.

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  11. Asian

Ambassador Floor Company’s For the Home is a unique resource for home furnishings and accessories. Catering to the Home Builder’s Designer, Interior Designer and Consumer Trade, this business offers a one-stop-shop for everything needed.

Tell us about your favorite design style and how you make it unique by leaving a comment.

Create Different Flooring Looks with Mannington Virtual Decorator

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In the market for new hardwood floors? Explore your flooring options using Mannington’s Virtual Decorator tool. Using the online tool, you can upload a picture of the room you want to update or use one of Mannington’s stock room images to envision your new space. The tool also allows users to coordinate flooring choices with almost any wall color imaginable to really get a feel for how new flooring will work in a room.

Here are some examples of the different hardwood flooring looks you can create using the Virtual Decorator:

For a classic Old World look, try American Walnut hardwood flooring by Mannington.

Mannington has a great selection of exotic hardwoods for a rustic look such as this Atlantis Prestige Andean Pecan hardwood flooring.

Explore all of Mannington’s new hardwood flooring styles for the latest look at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo. And, for more hardwood flooring options, check out the Armstrong My Project online design tool.

Organize Your Home in Style

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With spring cleaning around the corner, home organization is probably top on your list for getting your home in order. New home organization products in the latest styles make the task a little less daunting and add extra style that will keep your home looking good too. Say bye, bye, clutter and mountains of plastic containers, and hello trendy home organization!

For an organic and exotic touch, try a set of three Hampton boat trays made with all-natural willow branches from IMAX Worldwide Home. These would be a great entryway corral for mail, keys, photos, and other loose items.

For a glamorous storage solution that’s fit for displaying on your bathroom vanity or dresser, try the new beveled-mirror Alanna box from Uttermost.

For a modern industrial look and loads of useful storage, you can’t go wrong with this pewter-finished curio and TV stand from Matthews & Co.

All these stylish home storage solutions are available through Ambassador Floor Company’s For the Home division. Contact us for more details.

4 Tips for Buying Rugs

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Alix Perrachon, decorative carpet expert and author of “The Decorative Carpet: Fine Handmade Rugs in Contemporary Interiors,” shared some of his tips for buying rugs from the newly released book with Veranda magazine, and we think they are worth passing along:

  1. Find a reputable dealer that you can trust and that will let you test out a rug before buying.
  2. Know the difference between handmade and hand-knotted rugs because they are frequently marketed as the same. A true hand-knotted rug is the highest quality rug that will last a lifetime. Don’t pay extra for hand-tufted rugs. They are not the same as hand-knotted.
  3. Don’t purchase rugs with “fuzzy” patterns or designs. This is a sign of poor quality. Since hand-knotted rugs often have imprecise patterns, be sure to verify it is such before buying.
  4. Watch out for repainting on antique rugs. An antique rug will necessarily be more faded, so vibrant colors on an antique rug are a dead giveaway that it’s been retouched.

Contact Ambassador Floor Company for any questions you may have about buying rugs.