Posts Tagged ‘Flooring St. Louis’

Decorating a Home Office/Spare Bedroom

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The term spare room is kind of a misnomer. For most homeowners any extra space is a luxury that is quickly gobbled up and turned into something: a playroom for the kids; a guest room; a home office.  This room shows a smart way to combine a home office and a guest room into one stylish space.  Home office/bedroom doesn’t mean shoving a desk in the corner of the guest room or squeezing a queen size bed into the office.  This room is a true multifunctional room that is the best of both.

 

Rather than having a big bed in a small room, a convertible day bed/sofa is used.  While this won’t accommodate two guests, it will work for a single guest.  During the day or when the room is not being used as a guest room, the sofa provides a comfortable place to lounge and relax.

 

The work desk is also very stylish and can be cleared of work papers and laptop for a guest’s visit. Having a few file cabinets or a bookshelf with doors to hide work and home finance paper work would optimize the storage in this space. The storage ottomans as coffee table are portable and easily moved around the space.

 

Neutral colors make this space guest friendly.  The patterned area rug adds interest and coziness.  A few pieces of art on the walls would help warm up the space and keep it from feeling too sterile. Even personal family photos would be nice hung as a gallery wall.

Patterned Carpeting adds a Unique Touch

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Do you need to add a little more design interest to your home interiors, but don’t know where to begin? Ambassador Floor Company suggests you start with the floor. Carpet with unique patterns can really bring in a boost of color and design to any space. No longer are we stuck with unimaginative carpet designs that don’t add anything to the beauty of our home interiors. The right carpeting can tie together the entire space beautifully and make quite an impression in the home.

 

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Are you looking for the right patterned carpeting for your St. Louis area home? If so, contact Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, MO. We can’t wait to help you find the right floor covering that will make your home interiors come alive.

 

2012 Rug Trends

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If you have not heard of DOMOTEX before, it is the world’s largest flooring trade show that is held in Hannover, Germany during the winter every year. Basically where all those interested in flooring go to find out what’s hot. The event also has the latest and hottest trends for area rugs. For the show’s 2012 theme, organizers chose “Customized Living”, which is about making design more personal to the homeowner.

Take a look at three top trends for rugs that came from the show:

1. Making a statement with runway inspired rugs.

From bold color and high quality materials to uncommon texture and quirky patterns, these show-stopping rugs look more like works of art on the floor.

2. Natural “Organic” Look.

Sustainability and green living is a strong design focus and rugs made of natural materials like sisal, silk, hemp, yarn and plant fibers are in!

3. Classic, Timeless Design with a twist.

This trend basically mixes the old with a fresh new twist. Example – Over-dyed Oriental carpets in bright colors.

To read more about these carpet trends, visit decor8blog.com.

Ambassador Floor Company‘s showroom has an extensive selection of flooring choices for you to choose from. Let us help you figure out which flooring materials fit your home best. Just give us a call at 636-728-1600 or visit our showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO .

 

Photo Credit: www.domotex.de

 

 

 

 


 

SURFACES 2012: The Leading Floor Covering Industry Event

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SURFACES 2012 is the #1 floor covering event where thousands of industry professionals come together for an opportunity to check out the newest and most innovative products in every flooring category, receive top-notch education, and make long-lasting business relationships with leading manufacturers and suppliers . Floor coverings from all categories: carpet, tile, hardwood, rugs and laminate will be showcased and  discussed. Plus the event will “deliver the products, tools, technology and education that floor covering professionals will require to not only sustain during this challenging economic climate, but grow and profit. “

The SURFACES event takes place from January 23, 2012-January 26, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, visit www.surfaces.com.

Are you looking for a new floor covering for your St. Louis area home? Ambassador Floor Company‘s showroom has an extensive selection of flooring choices for you to choose from. Just give us a call at 636-728-1600 or visit our showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO .

 

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Flooring that Flows from the Inside Out

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To create a seamless flow in your home that reaches beyond the inside walls to the surfaces of your outdoor spaces you simply need to do one thing, take the floor outside. Just because the roof stops, does not mean the flooring has to! It is the perfect way to stylishly blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space.

Why would someone want to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor space? Great question. Because it visually expands the space and can provide a sense of freedom. When the floor just visually keeps going it creates a feeling of more room to roam and explore.

 

Are you interested in having a floor that blurs the lines between the indoor and outdoor spaces in your St. Louis area home? Ambassador Floor Company is here to help! Just give us a call at 636-728-1600.

 

 

 

 

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.

Light Hardwood Floors: Pros & Cons

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Selecting a hardwood floor can be difficult when you are not sure of what you want. You want your floors to not only be beautiful to the eye but dependable. If you are leaning more towards light hardwood floors, take a look at a few pros and cons of light hardwood flooring.

Pros

Light hardwood floors:

  • Are very durable and can not be easily damaged from falling objects.
  • Work well for high traffic areas or rooms. (Except white ash and beech)
  • Can last the lifetime of the home if maintained properly.

Cons

Light hardwood floors:

  • Can warp if exposed to moisture or water.
  • Can have visible scratches and scuffs if sharp objects fall on them.
  • Are more difficult to install, due to their plank by plank installation process.

These are just a few pros and cons of light hardwood flooring. However, if you are still unsure if light hardwood floors are right for your St.Louis area home, stop by Ambassador Floor Company where the flooring professionals can help you find exactly what you want and need.

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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