Posts Tagged ‘flooring installation St. Louis’

Choosing the Right Color and Design for your Floor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

Once you have selected a flooring material that you would prefer in your room, it is time to decide upon the color and design of the floor. You want to begin making your decisions based on coordinating or contrasting with the existing color and wood scheme in the room, or if it is a newly renovated room, the new schemes when redecorating. It is important to note that the wood finish you select should complement the colors and wood schemes in the room but not dominate the room.

Another important thing to remember is that the style of the flooring and its planking should also be consistent when compared with your decorating style for the room. Whether it is contemporary, country, formal or casual, you want to make sure the entire room comes together from ceiling to floor.

At Ambassador Floor Company, we carry a huge range of carpet, ceramic, hardwood, vinyl, marble, and granite flooring products to suit any customer’s personal style and functional needs.

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Choose the Right Bathroom Floor

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

Want to give your home a quick makeover, but don’t have the time for a large-scale remodel at the moment? If so, transforming your bathrooms is a great option. These spaces are usually fairly small compared to other rooms, but with new flooring, a sophisticated paint color, and some new hardware, even a small bathroom can pack a big visual punch for not a lot of money.

However, bathrooms do have a few practical concerns that must be addressed when it comes to flooring. Read on for some tips from HGTV to help you choose the bathroom flooring that’s right for you.

  • Ceramic tile– Classic, durable, hygienic, and versatile. Tile is easy to clean and comes in a myriad of sizes, colors, and patterns to complement any decor style.
  • Laminate– Also quite durable and easy to clean, but you can achieve a wood floor look.
  • Natural stone– Easy to maintain while also durable, yet unpolished varieties will need to be sealed to prevent stains.
  • Carpet– This comes as a surprise to most people, but if you choose the right kind of carpet, it can be a great flooring material for a bathroom, and obviously much warmer on your feet than tile or stone. To work in a bathroom, the carpet must be water-, mildew-, and stain-resistant, and have a backing material that won’t let water seep in to the pad.

At Ambassador Floor Company, we carry a huge range of carpet, ceramic, hardwood, vinyl, marble, and granite flooring products to suit any customer’s personal style and functional needs. Visit our showroom in Chesterfield today and let us help you find the perfect flooring for your St. Louis area home!

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Selecting Stain and Finish for your Wood Floors

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

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When you choose to stain your floor rather than keep it natural, make sure you know the color you would like. There are quite a few shades to consider. After you have selected the color, now it is time to select the finish. It is important to note that there are two main types of finish: oil and water-based. Both of these finishes are available in semigloss, satin, and gloss sheens. The oil-based finishes will allow your wood floor to grow richer and darker in color with age. Each coat will take about 5 to 12 hours to dry.

The water-based finishes will dry clear on wood flooring so the wood will retain its original color. Water-based finishes are applied in thinner layers than oil finishes so you will have to use more coats. However, each coat takes about an hour to dry. If you have pets in your home that tend to scratch up flooring, water-based coatings are the best for your home because they are more scratch-resistant than the oil based finishes.

Need a new floor for your St. Louis area home? Contact Ambassador Floor Company at 636-728-1600.