Posts Tagged ‘Karastan’

Keep Your Carpet Looking Great With These Tips

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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!

photo via Flickr

Check Out Ambassador Floor Company Designer Profile

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In addition to a wide selection of carpet, Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo., also carries fine home furnishings and accessories, making it a one-stop-shop for interior design. Our designer profile in St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles provides an overview of all our products and services, pictures of our flooring showroom, Karastan carpets, and home furnishings, and links to all the magazine articles we have been featured in.

Check us out, and then come visit us at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005, where our design consultants are waiting to help you start the new year right!

Karastan’s “Something’s Gotta Give” Design Inspiration

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

Earlier this fall Hearst Magazines launched ‘Designer Visions: Cinema Style’  Showcase at The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel and Residences in New York City. At the showcase, various designers created luxury living spaces that were inspired by films.  Our favorite apartment was inspired by “Something’s Gotta Give”, take a look!

House Beautiful

The designers, Jim and Phoebe Howard, used the Zanzibar rug by Karastan, which features a subtle diamond block pattern in a neutral driftwood palette to recreate Diana Kenton’s character’s stunning beach home from the film, in the Manhattan ski line.

House Beautiful

In the home office, Jim and Phoebe used a silver wool carpet from Karastan to create a minimalist look with sleek lines to appeal to Jack Nicholson’s character.

What do you think about the film inspired design?

Find Karastan Carpet products at Ambassador Floor in St. Louis, to help you recreate a look from your favorite film.

Photos:Francesco Lagnese

The Green Characteristic Of Wool

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There are many factors that can affect the quality of your indoor air, including your carpet. There are many low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission carpets, but it is wool carpets that will work harder than other materials to remove contaminants from the air and improving the health of the indoor environment.

Wools of New Zealand has given noticed to this “green” characteristic of wool through a new Wool: Clean Air Certification program. Carpets that carry a Wool: Clean Air Certified label have been tested by a certified independent laboratory and must pass stringent VOC emission testing for 13 contaminants. In addition, the products are required to meet scientifically established testing standards that verify reductions of VOCs in the indoors

“Wool is proven to significantly reduce indoor air contaminants within seven hours of installation and to keep contaminants out of the air for 30 years,” says Elise Demboski, executive director of North America for Wools of New Zealand. “Unfortunately, this unique attribute is overlooked since wool only represents 2% of the market. Through the Wool: Clean Air Certified program, we are bringing wool to the forefront where it will be noticed.”

Wool: Clean Air Certified is an Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) program managed by Wools of New Zealand. In addition to meeting the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED point requirements, the certification also meets the standards for California Section 01350 and Collaborative for High Performance Schools CHPS.

Carpets and rugs containing a minimum of 50% wool are eligible for Wool: Clean Air certification, with Wools of New Zealand partners benefiting from reduced testing fees. Product samples are submitted by platform, which is dependent upon backing and latex type. Every platform is fully retested on an annual basis to maintain the integrity of the Wool: Clean Air certification.

Karastan Carpets were one of the first companies to carry the Wool: Clean Air Certified label, according to Floor Biz Karastan had actually surpassed the testing standards and prove to significantly reduce indoor air contaminants.

Ambassador Floor Company in St. Louis is proud to carry Karastan Carpets.

Don’t Miss Out On Savings This Fall

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Fall into savings at Ambassador Floor, we are quickly approaching the final days of National Karastan Month and your last chance to receive $1000 back on your purchase of any Karastan Carpets!

Karastan Pavilion

Inspired by fall colors – the Pavilion, Verve and Pavilion Twilight are new designs in the Axminster rug collection. The look works well in traditional, casual and transitional home decors.

Don’t Miss National Karastan Month

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There are only a few more weeks to enjoy huge savings during National Karastan Month at Ambassador Floor. Visit Ambassador Floor in Chesterfield, Mo., to learn how you can receive up to $1,000 CASH BACK when you purchase a Karastan Carpet! Visit KarastanCarpets.com to print out the Karastan rebate form.

The Karastan promotion ends October 31, 2010.

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It’s Karastan National Month At Ambassador Floor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Events and Happenings, Special Offers

We are thrilled to announce that Ambassador Floor Company will be hosting National Karastan Month throughout the month of October. Before you come into our showroom, print out the rebate form so you can receive a rebate up to $1000 when you purchase a Karastan Carpet!

Click here for more information!

Tour The Karastan Factory

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For eleven years John Ratzenberger played Cheers’ resident know it all Cliff Clavin.  While Cliff’s theories were not always correct, John’s knowledge of carpet manufacture Karastan is spot on.  Watch this clip from John Ratzenberger’s Made In America as he provides us with a colorful history lesson on Karastan’s origins and its products as well as a tour of the factory.

What did you think about the video?

Fall Into Savings At Ambassador Floor

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in News From Us, Special Offers

After an entire summer of playing outside, gardening and so on, it’s time to look at your interiors to see what needs a little updating or fixing up.  If you need to update your carpet, Ambassador Floor Company will be there to help.  We are hosting two huge sale events this fall – The STAINMASTER Fall Fix-Up sale and National Karastan Month.

STAINMASTER Fall Fix-Up will be running from mid August to September.

National Karastan Month will be the entire month of October.

Check back soon for more details and to learn more about all the Fall Savings at Ambassador Floor Company.