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Selecting Stain and Finish for your Wood Floors

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

Photo Credit ecohomeresource.com

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.

Balinese interior with mixed textures and woods

Eat, Pray, and Love Your New Space With Hardwoods

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

If you love chart topping reads, or just enjoy a good trip to the movies, chances are you’ve seen or read Eat Pray Love. Two of the inspiring places that Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts) visits are India and Bali, Indonesia. Both countries have amazing design influences that fit perfectly with Summer 2011’s style, but that will be able to stand the test of time in your space. Take inspiration from this pictures from the movie and from this interior from Bali incorporate the ease, freshness, and style from the story into your home.

Scene with Julia Roberts from Eat, Pray, Love

In this scene, Roberts/Gilbert is surrounded by natural textures that vary slightly in color but culminate into a cohesive, relaxed environment.

In the picture above, pay attention to the fibers around Roberts. Muted blues in her seat and the pillow behind her combine with light natural shades, along with the darker hues of the lamp’s post. Below, a Balinese interior also mixes natural hues in wood and rugs:

Balinese interior with mixed textures and woods

In this space, various shades and textures of wood and natural fibers mix together to form an oasis.

You can create a natural oasis like those in these two photos in your home by installing hardwood from Ambassador Floor Company. To create the same eclectic mix of textures, incorporate natural toned rugs and carpeting from the store, or use a different but complementary shade of natural tones in your decor.

Eat, Pray, Love photo via Colour Me Happy. Balinese interior via Google Images.

wood selection in the ambassador showroom

USDA Gives Wood the Green Stamp of Approval

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings

Going green. It’s something most of us are trying to be more conscious of these days, including Ambassador Floor Company. The United States Department of Agriculture announced on March 30th that they’re promoting wood as a green building material. This initiative is part of the International Year of Forests, 2011, celebrating forests around the globe.

wood selection in the ambassador showroom

We have a great selection of hardwood options in our showroom, helping you to find the best green material for your home.

We carry 18 different brands of wood flooring, all with a great selection of stains, woods, and styles, to give the best selection of green products in the Chesterfield / St Louis area. Domestic sustainable wood products are the best to use, especially if processed locally. Ask one of our helpful sales associates which of our wood products would fit your home the best, as well as the environment.

The best part about going green with wood is that you don’t have to skip on style. Ambassador Floor Company has a wide selection of plank sizes, stains, woods, and thicknesses to help you find the best wood for your home. Stop in today to see our selection.